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News >  Spokane
Dec. 28, 2014, midnight
Jerry Dicker spent more than 40 years in California developing large shopping centers and malls. After moving to Spokane in 2001, he became a different type of developer. This version, Jerry Dicker 2.0, has focused on smaller projects, downtown arts venues and community efforts that showcase innovation and smart design.

News >  Business
Dec. 16, 2014, midnight
Spokane Rock Products Inc. will lay off 42 workers as it sells its asphalt operations to Central Pre-Mix Concrete Co. The deal between the two companies also calls for Spokane Rock to take over CPM’s concrete and aggregate business in the Tri-Cities.

News >  Business
Dec. 13, 2014, midnight
It’s another banner year for recycled television sets across Washington. Managers of the state’s free electronics recycling program say TVs are being recycled more often than any other consumer electronic product. At the same time, two other recyclable items – computers and monitors – are dropping in volume.

News >  Business
Dec. 9, 2014, midnight
Spokane gym owner Joel Thomas has developed an app that he hopes will dial up more excitement during professional mixed martial arts bouts. A former pro MMA competitor, Thomas said he’s seen too many pro matches turn safe and predictable, lacking the pizazz that fans want to see. In response, he designed the free FighterBonus app to allow fans to collectively offer cash incentives to fighters for trying daring moves during a match.