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News >  Spokane
March 29, 2012, 12:25 p.m.
A man suspected of slamming a pickup truck into another car in downtown Spokane this morning fled the scene and drove down a narrow sidewalk before abandoning the vehicle and walking away, security camera footage shows.

News >  Business
March 23, 2012, 7:45 a.m.
Kootenai County showed a sharp drop in the unemployment rate in February – 8.1 percent, down from 8.8 percent in January and 9.2 percent a year ago.

News >  Business
March 8, 2012, midnight
Today readers will notice a few changes to our Money & Markets report on the following page. Expanding on our commodities report, we’ve added Northwest wheat prices halfway down the right side. The per-bushel bid price for four types of wheat delivered to Northwest exporters will appear Tuesday through Saturday. The numbers come from USDA Market News in Portland.

News >  Business
Nov. 22, 2011, 1:37 p.m.
Seasonal hiring of educators and retail workers helped push Spokane County’s unemployment rate down last month. It fell to 8.3 percent in October, down from September’s revised rate of 8.4 percent.

News >  Idaho
July 1, 2011, midnight
Avista will buy electricity from the Palouse Wind project in Whitman County, the company said Thursday. The Spokane-based utility will receive on average about 40 megawatts of renewable energy, and as much as 100 megawatts, from the wind farm being developed by First Wind, a Boston-based wind energy company.

News >  Business
June 30, 2011, 9:23 a.m.
Avista will buy power from the proposed Palouse Wind project in Whitman County, the company said today.

News >  Spokane
May 30, 2011, midnight
A crew on Tuesday will resume work started last year along 11 blocks of West Second Avenue in downtown Spokane. The work will take about two weeks and cover Second from Howard Street west to Sunset Boulevard. The $2.1 million project began last year with replacement of a 12-inch water main and reconstruction of the street. Final paving could not be completed before winter weather set in.

News >  Idaho
May 27, 2011, 8:48 a.m.
After rain today and Saturday, the weather for the rest of the Memorial Day weekend is looking decent. Or as good as can be expected for this holiday in the Northwest.

News >  Idaho
May 26, 2011, 9:10 a.m.
Rivers are running high and parts of the region remain on a National Weather Service flood watch as rain and melting mountain snowpack send a torrent into waterways.

News >  Idaho
May 25, 2011, 8:49 a.m.
This evening might be your best bet for a Memorial Day barbecue.

News >  Idaho
May 24, 2011, 8:37 a.m.
Today’s soggy weather will be followed by sunshine and higher temperatures in the Inland Northwest Wednesday.

News >  Idaho
May 23, 2011, 8:17 a.m.
A flood warning continues for many rivers in the Inland Northwest, including the Kettle River above Curlew, the Okanogan River near Tonasket, the Spokane River at Spokane and the St. Joe River at St Maries.

News >  Idaho
May 13, 2011, 7:44 a.m.
A flood watch is in effect for the Inland Northwest, with rivers and streams expected to rise into the weekend. Moderate to heavy rainfall is forecast Sunday afternoon through Monday in Washington and North Idaho.

News >  Business
April 29, 2011, midnight
One will be red, one blue. Little else will differentiate the two new middle schools being built for Cheney Public Schools.

News >  Business
March 11, 2011, midnight
Big changes are under way at Spokane Teachers Credit Union, but its 94,000 members aren’t likely to notice. STCU has begun a major remodel of its headquarters in Liberty Lake. The multi-million-dollar project is expected to be completed in March 2012.

News >  Idaho
March 10, 2011, 12:23 p.m.
Boise suburbs and the North Idaho cities of Post Falls and Hayden were among the fastest-growing areas of Idaho in the past decade, the U.S. Census Bureau reported today.

Feb. 23, 2011, 4:58 p.m.
Spokane grew by 6.8 percent in the past decade and remains the second-largest city in Washington, between Seattle and Tacoma.

News >  Business
Feb. 18, 2011, midnight
Duane Hagadone likes to make big, bold, glitzy statements, and his latest development in Coeur d’Alene won’t stray from that pattern. The man behind the Coeur d’Alene Resort and its posh golf course, as well as luxurious homes on the lake and in Palm Desert, Calif., is now building a first-class wedding and event center on the lakefront.

News >  Spokane
Jan. 15, 2011, midnight
Supporters of bringing a historic carousel back to Coeur d’Alene plan to meet next week to begin planning how, when and where it can happen. Richard LeFrancis, a history buff who long has wanted to see the attraction return, said the group he’s assembling will be open to all suggestions.

News >  Idaho
Jan. 14, 2011, 10:23 a.m.
A beloved relic of Coeur d’Alene’s past is coming home. The carousel that spun merriment and memories on the city’s shoreline will be purchased and donated to the community by a couple in Eagle, Idaho.

News >  Business
Dec. 17, 2010, midnight
Sun People Dry Goods Co. opened recently in a historic warehouse on the east end of downtown Spokane. “It’s a green-living general store,” said principal owner and manager Juliet Sinisterra. “I think general stores do well in Spokane. We’re sort of one-stop shoppers.”

News >  Idaho
Dec. 10, 2010, 7:34 a.m.
Another blast of snow is expected across the Inland Northwest this weekend, the National Weather Service said this morning.

News >  Business
Nov. 2, 2010, 2:45 p.m.
The Federal Highway Administration has approved a new Interstate 90 interchange to serve the west end of Port Falls, including a new Walmart store and the Cabela’s sporting goods store near Stateline.

News >  Business
Oct. 27, 2010, 2 p.m.
AmericanWest Bank will become a privately held company under a recapitalization plan announced today by its holding company, Spokane-based AmericanWest Bancorporation.

News >  Business
Oct. 8, 2010, midnight
Retail sales in Spokane County took a dip in the second quarter, while sales fared better in Western Washington metro areas, the Washington State Department of Revenue said Thursday. • $1.7 billion – Taxable retail sales in the county for April through June, down 2.7 percent from the second quarter of 2009. By comparison, sales were down 1.8 percent in King County and up slightly in Pierce, Snohomish and Clark counties, the agency said.