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Avista - A Spokane legacy

On Wednesday, July 19, 2017, Avista Utilities announced it was being purchased by Canadian utilities company Hydro One for $5.3 billion. Formerly the Washington Water Power Co., Avista has been a Spokane mainstay since 1889.

Spokane County Treasurer Rob Chase trying to block Avista’s sale

UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 14, 2018, 12:27 p.m.

Rob Chase doesn’t want Avista Corp. to sell to a Canadian utility, and the Spokane County commissioner candidate says he’s deploying a little-known part of federal laws to try to block it. Washington regulators, however, said the laws Chase cites don’t apply to the sale.

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