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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.


Avista spends $200,000 supporting county commissioners Kuney and French

Avista Corp. is spending heavily in the Spokane County commissioner races by dropping nearly $200,000 on re-election television advertisements for commissioners Mary Kuney and Al French. In Avista Corp.’s largest independent campaign expenditure to date, the company in August contributed more than $99,500 per commissioner in “independent expenditures” for television ads and production costs, according to Washington State Public Disclosure Commission filings.

Avista extends date for sale to Hydro One

Avista Corp. is extending the deadline to complete its $5.3 billion sale to Hydro One Ltd. until March 29, although both companies expect the sale to close in late December.

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