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Spokane recovery lagging behind

More than 8 million jobs were eliminated across the country by the Great Recession; as the economy contracted, businesses failed or they endured by cutting workers. Spokane County felt its share of that pain with the loss of 14,200 payroll jobs between mid-2008 and mid-2010. Kootenai County was hit hard as well, losing 8,600 payroll jobs, according to federal data.

Ex-astronaut in Liberty Lake to talk about how NASA uses software

Some software used by astronauts on board the space shuttle gets there thanks to people working for a Liberty Lake business. Insight Direct, a regional office of Tempe, Ariz.-based, is a key software provider for NASA’s space shuttle operations.