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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.