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UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 17, 2019, 8:38 a.m.

‘These properties are weird’: Investors, speculators, neighbors snap up unusual parcels at Spokane County tax auction

While previous buyers passed on 18 oddly shaped and nearly unbuildable tax title properties for sale at the county, a group of investors and adjacent landowners who showed up for …


Then and Now: Old Union Stockyards Company

Established around 1915, the Spokane Union Stockyards was a key piece of the agriculture business in Spokane for more than 80 years.


In brief: Extreme Huntress in hot water

North Idaho’s famed Extreme Huntress from Bonner County is in hot water on charges of violating hunting permit regulations while she was vying for a national TV crown. Amanda Rochelle …


Unclaimed treasure at Washington state auction may be Picasso’s sketchpad

OLYMPIA – For the right bid, you could own a Picasso later this month. Actually, you could own 27. Then again, maybe they won’t be Picassos. But that’s a chance …


Property auction will be conducted online next week

Spokane County’s online auction of tax-delinquent properties will run Monday through Tuesday morning, County Treasurer Rob Chase said. Spokane County initially scheduled the foreclosure sale for Dec. 3-4. Chase said …


Rights to Spokane area liquor stores auctioned off

OLYMPIA – The rights to operate Washington’s state-owned liquor stores have all been auctioned off, at prices ranging from about $750,000 for a store in Tacoma to just under $50,000 …


Coeur d’Alene auctioneer is among best in bidding business

A Coeur d’Alene auctioneer became the first woman to win the Annual Northwest Auctioneers Association Championship on Oct. 3. Rose Backs began her auctioneer career in 1997 and graduated third …


Artists help Habitat for Humanity

Habitat for Humanity-Spokane will hold its 14th annual “Raise the Roof” auction on Friday. This year, a new element called “Art for Habitat” has been added to the auction. Artists …


Much ado about painting

LONDON – A 400-year-old painting that had been hanging in a stately home in Ireland appears to be the only known portrait of William Shakespeare painted during the playwright’s lifetime, …


Chinese collector says he faked bids for bronze sculptures

BEIJING – A Chinese art collector revealed himself Monday as the man behind the winning bids for two imperial bronzes auctioned at Christie’s over Beijing’s objections, then announced he had …


In brief: Art auction breaks world records

Two rare bronze sculptures that disappeared from China nearly 150 years ago – and were demanded back by Beijing – sold for millions Wednesday as an auction of art works …


Saint Laurent’s art draws robust bids

PARIS – A painting by Henri Matisse sold Monday for $41.1 million – a record auction price for a work by the artist – at an art sale from the …