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Washington Trust Bancorp Inc. reports slight decrease in Q2 net income

Washington Trust Bancorp Inc., parent company of the Washington Trust Co., reported a slight decrease in net income for the second quarter.

UPDATED: Mon., June 24, 2019

Four generations of Stantons have led Washington Trust Bank over the past 100 years

Peter Stanton, who is the fourth generation in the family to lead the Spokane-based bank, attributes its success to financial conservatism and emphasis on customer service.

100 years ago in Spokane: S-R defends Navy’s women clerical workers; Stantons buy shares in Washington Trust

The Spokesman-Review editorial page came to the defense of “yeomanettes” – women hired by the navy for clerical work during the war.

UPDATED: Wed., March 27, 2019

Washington Trust to buy downtown Spokane’s Wells Fargo building

The sale isn’t expected to be final until April, and the sale price was not disclosed. The 192,000-square-foot building, which is assessed at $21 million, is owned by Inland Northwest …

City Council mulling new laws that would make sidewalks safer after dog electrocuted, killed

After a dog was electrocuted on a sidewalk in downtown Spokane earlier this month, Spokane City Council members are in early talks of creating new laws that would make old …

UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 7, 2019

Dog electrocuted in downtown Spokane in apparent ‘stray voltage’ incident outside bank

Washington Trust Bank at the corner of Wall Street and First Avenue has shut off all outdoor power after a man reported his dog was electrocuted Tuesday. The incident bears …

Sleep Inn hotel slated near Spokane International

A $6.5 million, 51,400-square-foot, three-story hotel will be built near the Spokane International Airport, according to Spokane County permit data.

Washington Trust Bank to remodel downtown offices

Washington Trust Bank is planning an extensive interior remodel at its operations center on Post Street in downtown Spokane.

Genesee Block revamp to yield retail space, apartments

A historic building had some not-so-historic storefronts ripped from its facade this week, preparation for two leasable spaces expected to open as early as this winter.

Washington Trust to install new heating, cooling system at downtown site

Washington Trust Bank has been issued permits for $1 million of work replacing the heating and cooling system on its operations center on the northwest corner of Second Avenue and …

The Dirt: Washington Trust Bank will build a new Manito branch

Washington Trust Bank will build a new Manito branch along Grand Boulevard on land scheduled this spring to be cleared of older structures. A restaurant also is planned on the …

Front & Center: From painter to president, Jack Heath has grown up with Washington Trust Bank

Jack Heath runs Washington Trust Bank, the 4th largest privately held bank in the country. He shares the terror of robbery, interest rates how to make a bank a great …

Black Rock golf club members lose suit over membership fees

Former members of a luxury golf club on Lake Coeur d’Alene have lost a class-action lawsuit seeking millions of dollars in membership refunds after the club was surrendered to a …

Suspected bank robber expresses concern for dogs

David C. Burns reportedly led police on a chase after committing a bank robbery Wednesday afternoon, riding his bike through alleys and across yards until he slammed into the side …

Credit cards get tech upgrade

Banks and credit unions across the region are making the switch from magnetic swipe cards to the cards of the future – the safer kind with a microchip built in. …

Washington Trust purchases Ridpath Annex to accommodate workforce growth

Washington Trust Bank has purchased the empty Ridpath Annex with plans to convert the building into office space to absorb the bank’s downtown growth. The bank’s purchase brings an end …

Police searching for bank robbers

The Spokane Police Department has released a photo of a suspect in a robbery at a Washington Trust Bank branch this morning. Three people, described as black males in their …

Spokane police arrest suspect in two area bank robberies

Spokane police arrested the man suspected of robbing two banks earlier this month.

Doug Clark: Street Music Week hit whole new high

Before we strike up the band and make the big confetti mess, I’d like to explain why the 11th annual Spokane Street Music Week should be remembered as the year …

Here’s the Dirt: Retailer moves into E. Sprague

Discount City, a retail seller of estate-sale merchandise, is taking 4,100 square feet in the Eagle Plaza strip at 14415 E. Sprague.

IT problem fixed by the simplest tool: web search

Tech managers, especially those keeping a large company’s computers working, tend to talk about “solutions.” Computers or networks have issues. IT people go off and identify possible solutions.

Penny phase-out met with modest reaction

Most Canadians greeted the news that their government would stop minting pennies later this year with tepid approval. This is, after all, the same country that eliminated $1 and $2 …

Ferguson’s, The Milk Bottle see support pour in after fire

When Mary Lou’s Milk Bottle and Ferguson’s Cafe were hit by a three-alarm fire Sept. 25, people from all over Spokane responded with compassion to the news that the two …

Washington Trust repays TARP debt

Washington Trust Bank has repaid its $110 million TARP obligation to the U.S. Treasury Department. At the same time, the Spokane-based bank borrowed $89.1 million from a different Treasury program …

Black Rock golf course bought

A group of eight homeowners in the luxury Black Rock golf club and housing development above Lake Coeur d’Alene have joined together and bought the golf course, clubhouse, beach club …

Black Rock facilities purchased

A group of eight homeowners in the luxury Black Rock golf club and housing development above Lake Coeur d’Alene have joined together and bought the golf course, clubhouse, beach club …

Bank robbery suspect pleads not guilty

A Spokane man suspected of a series of armed bank robberies that began in December pleaded not guilty to two federal felonies on Thursday. Lucas G. Woodard, 33, was arrested …

Suspect arrested after bank holdup

A masked gunman was arrested shortly after he robbed a north Spokane bank Thursday, authorities say. A Spokane police sergeant on his way home arrested the suspect, who investigators believe …

Possible serial bank robber arrested in Spokane

A masked gunman was arrested shortly after he robbed a north Spokane bank this afternoon, authorities say.

Former Washington Trust leader Philip Stanton dies at 80

Philip H. Stanton, who led his family-owned Washington Trust Bank for three decades and gave influential support for Expo ’74, died Thursday evening. He was 80. Stanton will be remembered …