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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.

About 2,000 lose electricity in central Spokane

UPDATED: Mon., July 2, 2018, 2:59 p.m.

About 2,000 customers – including Shriners Hospitals for Children – were without power for several hours Monday after an Avista Utilities power line went down near Fifth Avenue and Walnut Street downtown.

Some Moscow customers back sale of Avista

Backers of a proposed sale of Avista Corp. to the Canadian utility Hydro One praised the deal Tuesday night for the steps it takes toward ending operations at Colstrip, a coal-fired electric generation plant in Montana.

Then and Now: Washington Water Power building

In the bustling post-war era, Spokane produced a cadre of elite young architects who challenged and pushed each other with every project. That competition produced many notable features in the city, including the 1959 Washington Water Power building.

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