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News >  Spokane
Jan. 31, 2017, 6:28 p.m.
People have learned to skate, check and spin at north Spokane’s Eagles Ice Arena for over 40 years, and the new owners aim to keep the rinks cold and smooth for generations to come.

News >  Business
Jan. 31, 2017, 10:29 a.m.
The University of Washington is bringing CoMotion, its collaborative innovation hub, to Spokane to support startups and aspiring entrepreneurs.

News >  Business
Jan. 25, 2017, 7:32 a.m.
Quest Aircraft Company in Sandpoint has named aviation veteran Robert H. Wells its new CEO.

News >  Business
Jan. 24, 2017, 3:43 p.m.
Travelers stepped on and off commercial planes 3.2 million times at Spokane International Airport last year, which was a 3.2 percent increase over 2015, year-end numbers show. That also was the highest number since 2008 and 2007, two years that saw record-high travel of 3.4 million departures and arrivals.

News >  Business
Jan. 24, 2017, 10:24 a.m.
The labor force grew by 8,870 last year in the Spokane area as more workers were drawn by strong job growth in a mix of industries.

News >  Spokane
Jan. 23, 2017, 12:33 p.m.
Washington business and trade groups characterized President Donald Trump’s move Monday to back off from a proposed trade pact among Asia-Pacific nations as a setback for the state’s economy.

News >  Business
Jan. 20, 2017, 10:20 a.m.
The unemployment rate in Idaho ticked even lower in December, to 3.7 percent, after five straight months at 3.8 percent. A year ago the seasonally adjusted jobless rate was 3.9 percent.

News >  Business
Jan. 19, 2017, 5:16 a.m.
How do you get away from it all when your RV literally has it all? That’s not a dilemma that seems to bother many buyers these days. As new homes increasingly come with high-end furnishings and all manner of creature comforts, so too do recreational vehicles.

News >  Business
Jan. 17, 2017, 10:39 a.m.
Nodland Cellars has sold its downtown Spokane tasting room in the Chronicle Building, according to owner and winemaker Tim Nodland.

News >  Business
Jan. 13, 2017, 1:27 p.m.
A North Idaho operator of unmanned aircraft systems tripled its sales in 2016 as it widened its focus beyond precision agriculture. Empire Unmanned, based in Hayden, experienced “tremendous growth” in mining, engineering and structure inspections, the company said Friday.

News >  Business
Jan. 11, 2017, 4:03 p.m.
A Liberty Lake company that makes energy storage systems for office buildings and other large electricity consumers has been acquired by Enel, a global energy giant based in Rome.

News >  Business
Jan. 10, 2017, 12:09 p.m.
Silver and gold production surpassed expectations for 2016, Coeur d’Alene-based Hecla Mining Co. said Tuesday.

News >  Spokane
Jan. 10, 2017, 10:03 a.m.
An elderly woman who died last week is the first flu-related death in Spokane County this season, health officials said Tuesday.

News >  Business
Jan. 5, 2017, 5:18 p.m.
The immersive, live-streaming sports and music experience of a virtual reality technology born on the Palouse is going big time under its new owner, Intel.

News >  Business
Jan. 5, 2017, 3:31 p.m.
A North Idaho startup aiming to boost online security and a virtual reality company with Palouse roots are showing their stuff this week at CES, the flashy, cutting-edge gadget show in Las Vegas.

News >  Idaho
Dec. 26, 2016, 4 p.m.
Bottles and jars have gone straight to the dump for almost nine years in Kootenai County. The city of Coeur d’Alene is looking to keep some of that glass out of the landfill. What to do with it, though, remains a dilemma.

News >  Spokane
Dec. 25, 2016, 5 a.m.
John Padula was doing his best to hold it together and display courage in the face of an unthinkable act of violence. The man he considered a mentor, father figure and close friend was in intensive care, his body riddled with bullet wounds.

News >  Business
Dec. 16, 2016, 2:53 p.m.
A luxury log home close to the city yet secluded on 200 forested acres has just hit the Spokane real estate market for the first time. And it can be yours for only $3.5 million.

News >  Business
Dec. 15, 2016, 3:39 p.m.
Spokane-based etailz Inc. is laying off 8 percent of its employees under a restructuring, the company said Thursday.

News >  Business
Dec. 14, 2016, 1 p.m.
Visitors to Schweitzer Mountain Resort soon can sit on top of the world with a warm drink in their hands. The ski resort near Sandpoint is about to open Sky House, a year-round lodge at the peak of Schweitzer Mountain. The two-story lodge with a restaurant, bar and café offers panoramic views of the Selkirk Mountains, Lake Pend Oreille and the entire resort.

News >  Spokane
Dec. 13, 2016, 8:25 p.m.
Gee Automotive Cos., the regional auto dealership group founded in Spokane, will become one of the largest dealership groups on the West Coast with the acquisition of Ron Tonkin Dealerships in Portland.

Dec. 4, 2016, 5:30 a.m.
At 7:53 a.m. on Dec. 7, 1941, Japanese dive bombers, fighter bombers and torpedo planes attacked the U.S. naval base at Pearl Harbor near Honolulu. Approximately 350 Japanese planes took part in the attack, which lasted less than two hours.

News >  Spokane
Dec. 4, 2016, 5:30 a.m.
Seven films about the attack on Pearl Harbor and its aftermath, a list that ranges from classics to comedy.

News >  Idaho
Dec. 3, 2016, midnight
A new building for an old carousel has risen in downtown Coeur d’Alene, but the ponies won’t be spinning until next spring.

News >  Idaho
Nov. 30, 2016, 11:33 a.m.
A man suspecting of robbing a Hayden bank while armed with a hatchet was arrested Monday night and charged with robbery and burglary.