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Intel to sell NAND business to SKorean rival for $9 billion

Intel has agreed to a $9 billion deal to sell most of its memory business to South Korea’s SK Hynix as it moves toward more diverse technologies while shedding a major Chinese factory at a time of deepening trade friction between Washington and Beijing.

In Idaho, Kendrick brewery opens its doors

KENDRICK, Idaho – With financial pressure and frustration with Idaho Gov. Brad Little mounting, Hardware Brewing Co. defied the Republican governor’s Stay Healthy Order and opened its doors Friday afternoon in downtown Kendrick. Idaho Lt. Gov. Janice McGeachin, R-Idaho Falls; state Sen. Dan Johnson, R-Lewiston; state Rep. Mike Kingsley, R-Lewiston; and Idaho GOP chairman and Raul Labrador, former U.S. Congressman for Idaho’s First District, were among the roughly 30 people who gathered in the first hour at the business to express their support and perhaps indulge in a brew or burger.

Then and Now: Jensen-Byrd warehouse on Main Avenue

The Jensen-Byrd warehouse on Main Avenue was first built as a storage facility for the Marshall-Wells Company in 1909. Today, it’s part of the WSU campus in the University District.

Sam, the hardware dog

At Otis hardware in Otis Orchards, they have an employee that helps customers carry their merchandise to the cash register. He's got four legs and works for dog treats. Sam, the hardware dog, owned by hardware clerk Kim Rose, is a five-year-old spaniel with a laid-back attitude.

Then and Now: Temple Court building

Brothers Albert P. and William M. Wolverton, ages 25 and 31, arrived in the frontier town of Spokane Falls in 1880 and paid $350 for a lot on the northeast corner of Riverside Avenue and Wall Street. There they completed the two-story, later three-story, Wolverton block, which holds the distinction as the first brick building in Spokane, in 1881. They started a hardware store together.

Then and Now: Jensen-Byrd Hardware

Oliver C. Jensen, Danish by birth, founded a hardware store in Sprague, Washington in 1883. A decade later, he partnered with Charles King to become Jensen-King Hardware.

Then and Now: The Montvale

John W. Binkley, a Spokane pioneer attorney and judge, built a mixed-use building on two lots at First Avenue and Monroe Street in 1899. He named it Montvale, after his rural estate on the Little Spokane River.

Front & Center: Ace is the place for Tom Jarms

Tom Jarms learned the hardware business from his father, Ron. “I’m probably famous among Ace dealers for ‘Ronisms’ – quoting my dad. Things like, ‘You’re going to make mistakes. Just hope they don’t cost you too much.’ ”