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UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 2, 2018, 8:17 p.m.

Avista, BNSF join list of donors seeking refunds from Shea campaign

Avista Corp. and the BNSF Railway Co. on Friday joined the list of organizations requesting refunds from state Rep. Matt Shea’s re-election campaign. Both companies this year donated $2,000 to …


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 …


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

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

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 …


Spokane City Council dedicates $430,000 in public dollars to Catalyst building in University District

The money, taken from a pool of $2 million established several years ago to promote large-scale economic development in town, will go toward building streets and installing a waterline to …


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 21, 2017, 1:27 p.m.

Avista shareholders’ expected approval today of a merger with Hydro One of Canada is a long time coming

Hydro One may be the partner Avista has sought for more than 20 years. With its assurances of continued local control, and oversight by utility commissions, the deal may at …


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 8, 2017, 10 p.m.

McMorris Rodgers bill speeding up hydropower dam licensing clears U.S. House

The congresswoman said in an interview before the legislation passed Wednesday the goal is to increase access to renewable energy by making it easier to build and re-license dams.


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 18, 2017, 9:27 p.m.

City Hall temporarily evacuated after construction crew strikes gas line

City Hall and two other buildings were temporarily evacuated after construction crews hit a gas line on West Spokane Falls Boulevard Friday morning.


Workers wrap up restoration of illegal bluff road as legal battle continues

A crew from Land Expressions, the Mead-based firm responsible for restoring soil and plant life along a 1.3-mile stretch of an access road carved through conservation land earlier this year, …


Colder winter, higher gas rates help boost Avista 2016 earnings

A colder winter and higher natural gas rates have helped boost Avista Corp.’s earnings this year, the utility reported today.


Avista plans stormwater swale

Avista Corp. is working on plans to install a new landscaped drainage and infiltration basin on its campus along Upriver Drive and the Centennial Trail.


Roger Woodworth to head Avista Development subsidiary

Roger Woodworth is the new president of Avista Development, a subsidiary of Avista Corp. In that role, he’ll be looking for ways to spur economic development in the region through …


Avista explains need for another rate increase

Wendi Dunlap lives in a house in Hillyard with an old furnace. Last winter, the social worker qualified for energy assistance to help pay her Avista bill. Many Spokane families …


Avista’s top executive earns $5.5 million in 2014

Avista Corp. paid its top executive about $5.5 million in total compensation last year. Scott Morris, chairman and chief executive officer of the Spokane-based utility, earned about 90 percent more …


Downtown Spokane buildings dressed up with light shows

Downtown Spokane is more colorful this Christmas, with the tall smokestacks at Steam Plant Square glowing green and red and new exterior lights on the Macy’s and Nordstrom stores. They …


Avista reports slightly lower 3Q earnings

Avista Corp. reported slightly lower third quarter earnings of $10.5 million, or 16 cents per share today, compared to $11.4 million, or 19 cents per share, for the third quarter …


Steam Plant smokestacks lit in pink for breast cancer awareness

You might have noticed a pink glow in Spokane’s skyline Wednesday night. As part of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the twin smokestacks of the historic Steam Plant in downtown Spokane …


Steam Plant stacks turn pink

As part of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the twin smokestacks of the historic Steam Plant in downtown Spokane are being bathed in pink light throughout October to help bring attention …


Annual drawdown of Lake CdA to begin Tuesday

Avista Corp. will begin its annual drawdown of Lake Coeur d’Alene on Tuesday.


Avista reports 14 percent earnings increase

Avista Corp. reported a 14 percent increase in earnings during the first quarter, citing higher energy sales from a colder than normal winter.


Utility sale to Avista means $40 million windfall for Alaska charity

JUNEAU, Alaska – The longtime owner of a Juneau power company plans to donate about $40 million to a community foundation there, part of the proceeds from the sale of …


Avista reports second-quarter earnings growth

Spokane-based energy utility Avista Corp. reported second-quarter earnings Wednesday of $25.7 million, or 43 cents per share, up from $18.2 million and 31 cents per share a year earlier. Company …


Avista absorbs hit as generator fails

A generator failure at a Montana coal plant will force Avista Corp. to buy about $12 million worth of replacement electricity this year. The Spokane-based utility owns a 15 percent …


Avista reports profitable quarter

Higher rates in Washington helped Avista Corp. recover from a down year and report a more profitable first quarter. Net income for the quarter was $42.3 million, or 71 cents …


CCS Foundation launches entrepreneurship campaign

Community Colleges of Spokane Foundation intends to raise $250,000 to support Spokane Community College’s Integrated Business and Entrepreneurship program and students there who hope to start businesses. The commitment comes …


Area high schools win top awards in Avista video competition

When Ferris High School students Mark Balabanov, 17, Colin Calvert, 18, and Irina Peregudova, 15, got a class assignment to make an energy preservation video for Avista, they were all …


Avista’s earnings dip 22 percent

Warm weather, a sluggish economy and poor results at a subsidiary all contributed to Avista Corp. announcing a 22 percent decline in 2012 earnings. Avista announced early Wednesday that the …


Big manufacturer takes stake in ReliOn

Global manufacturer Cummins Inc. has invested in Spokane fuel cell company ReliOn, the two companies announced Thursday. Cummins is a global manufacturer of engines and trucks. The division forming the …


Area companies post solid year collectively

The tracking index for 15 publicly traded Inland Northwest companies ended a good year with a mild dip in the fourth quarter. The Hart Capital Inland Northwest Index lost 3.2 …


Avista says work will cause power outages

Thousands of northern Spokane County Avista customers will experience power losses this week as maintenance is performed on equipment. The Bonneville Power Administration will be working on a substation serving …


Avista proposal decried as too high

Avista Corp. is asking too much of its customers in its latest push to raise rates 6.3 percent for electricity and 6.9 percent for natural gas, the Washington Attorney General’s …