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City leaders brace for COVID-19 impact on Spokane budget

Despite dreary economic forecasts, city leaders remain optimistic federal and state aid will help pay for the local COVID-19 response, say they have built reserves during the good times to help weather hard times, and are hopeful the current woes are short-lived.

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Front and Center: Business librarian helps Spokane-area startups turn the first page toward success

Mark Pond received very few questions from visitors about starting a business at the reference desk when he began a career at the Spokane Public Library in 2006. “I just sat at the downtown library at the reference desk waiting for business questions to come to me. It was complete radio silence,” said Pond, the library’s business reference librarian. “People didn’t know what the library had to offer. I didn’t know how to market what we had to offer, and the tools we had available weren’t necessarily anything close to the toolbox we have now.”
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States’ needs overwhelm unprepared stockpile

UPDATED: Sat., March 28, 2020

The dispute over funding highlights tensions over a repository straining under demands from state officials. States desperate for materials from the stockpile are encountering a beleaguered system beset by years of underfunding, changing lines of authority, confusion over the allocation of supplies and a lack of transparency from the administration, according to interviews with state and federal officials and public health experts.

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