In The News

Public murky about Lake CdA quality

The Spokesman-Review

April 8, 2011

When it comes to water quality in Lake Coeur d'Alene, local residents are pretty savvy. Read [full article].


Customer surveys help excellent employees keep jobs

The Spokesman-Review

March 13, 2011

Rush hour at the front desk at Silver Mountain Resort's Morning Star Lodge looks like this... Read [full article].


Arena survey shows split on sales tax

The Wenatchee World

January 12, 2011

WENATCHEE - If a recent phone survey is any indication, the public is almost evenly divided on the idea of a new sales tax to help pay for the Town Toyota Center. Read [full article].


State, tribe conducting survey on lake water

The Spokesman-Review

September 12, 2010

The state of Idaho and the Coeur d'Alene Tribe want to know how knowledgeable local residents are about Lake Coeur d'Alene's water quality. Read [full article].


Inland Imaging says campaign boosted mammograms here

The Journal of Business

March 26, 2010

Inland Imaging LLC, of Spokane says that in its first year of a campaign it launched to encourage women to get regular mammogram screenings it saw a marked increase in breast cancer diagnoses. Read [full article].


Levy would finance battle against Spokane high-school dropout rate

The Spokesman-Review

February 21, 2010

A high school dropout can cost taxpayers hundreds of thousands of dollars in social services, one study shows. Dropouts are 63 times more likely to be institutionalized and three times more likely to be unemployed than high school graduates. Read [full article].


Sacred Heart awaits new mobile mammography unit

The Journal of Business

January 16, 2009

The Sacred Heart Medical Center Foundation has raised $1.2 million to replace that center's mammography coach and related equipment. Read [full article].


Spokane River reflecting a new image

The Spokesman-Review

July 13, 2008

Don't go down to the river. Generations of local kids heard that warning. Parents didn't want their children playing on the Spokane River's polluted banks. Read [full article].


Our view: Affordable housing enriches the whole community

The Spokesman-Review

June 29, 2008

It was just one year ago that then-Mayor Dennis Hession appointed an affordable housing task force in Spokane. Upscale condo projects downtown were forcing low-income residents from inexpensive apartments. The task force's job: Figure out short-and-long term solutions. Read [full article].


Survey finds support for affordable housing

The Spokesman-Review

June 29, 2008

More than two-thirds of Spokane County voters think it would be a good policy to require 10 percent of new housing built in their community be in the low-to-moderate price range. Read [full article].


Phenneger joins Senate race

The Spokesman-Review

January 7, 2008

Post Falls businessman Richard Phenneger commissioned a poll that showed only 21 percent of Idahoans were satisfied with the two major-party frontrunners for the state's open U.S. Senate seat... Read [full article].


Kootenai undecided on jail expansion

The Spokesman-Review

June 28, 2006

The Kootenai County Commission hasn't yet decided whether to pitch another jail expansion measure - a $55 million sales tax proposal – this November. Read [full article].


Jail expansion gets bigger price tag

The Spokesman-Review

June 22, 2006

Critics of November's failed $50 million jail expansion measure said Kootenai County asked for too much. Read [full article].


Life isn't always easy at top of the hill

The Spokesman-Review

May 2, 2005

The Doomsday Hill vulture wears shinguards. Read [full article].


Survey to gather public opinion on bonds

The Spokesman-Review

May 29, 2004

Coeur d'Alene wants to know if residents are willing to pay extra tax money for a new library, fire trucks or community center.Read [full article].


Survey reveals diversity of recent home buyers

The Journal of Business

May 23, 2001

Half of the people who bought homes in Spokane and Kootenai counties last year had lived in the area less than two years, and about a quarter of those people moved here to be near their families, not for job-related reasons. Read [full article].


Billboard companies say poll gives them a defense

The Journal of Business

August 31, 2000

Spokane's biggest billboard company believes it has new ammunition it can use to plead its case at hearings scheduled by both the city of Spokane and Spokane County next month that could lead to the eventual elimination of most of the metro area's billboards. Read [full article].


Mayoral Poll Is Drawing Flak

The Spokesman-Review

October 23, 1997

A telephone survey asking what some voters consider loaded questions about Spokane's mayoral candidates is being denounced by the incumbent and disavowed by the challenger. Read [full article].


Executive optimism here edges up slightly

The Journal of Business

November 20, 1997

In a quarterly survey conducted earlier this month, Spokane business owners and managers voiced slightly greater confidence in the economy than they have all year, but suggested that they continued to believe Spokane's economy was slipping farther behind the nation's. Read [full article].


Junior Colleges Grow Up

The Spokesman-Review

September 18, 1997

She's got one friend entering Washington State University and another headed to Western Washington University. Read [full article].


Survey: Valley Residents Want Green-Space Tax Continued

The Spokesman-Review

July 17, 1997

The group that's backing public spending for green space in Spokane County believes that 70 percent of county citizens support its cause. Read [full article].


Shopping Center Decision Postponed

The Spokesman-Review

April 3, 1997

Spokane county commissioners voted Tuesday to postpone a decision on an out-of-state development company's plan to build a $5.4 million shopping center at the southeast corner of Highway 27 and 32nd Avenue. Read [full article].


Freeway Still Has Its Supporters

The Spokesman-Review

March 30, 1997

Forty-six years after a north Spokane freeway was proposed, an overwhelming majority of county residents still hope it will be built, according to a recent survey. Read [full article].


Storm Put Chill On Estimated Holiday Spending

The Spokesman-Review

November 30, 1996

The ice storm last week took out more than power lines and treetops. It'll also cut into holiday spending, a Spokane research firm predicts. Read [full article].


Having Their Say Supporters Of Valley

The Spokesman-Review

April 22, 1995

It won't be nirvana, but it will be theirs. Read [full article].


Survey Shows Residents Want Rides In Park

The Spokesman-Review

March 2, 1995

A survey shows the Tilt-oWhirl and the Ferris wheel could be gaining job security. Read [full article].