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Avista’s Idaho customers to get rate credits from tax reform

Avista’s Idaho customers could see about $7 in savings on their utility bills from federal tax reform. The utility has asked Idaho regulators to approve decreases in electric and natural …


Idaho hearings scheduled on Avista’s sale to Hydro One

Idaho regulators will hold hearings in June on Avista’s proposed sale to Hydro One Ltd., of Toronto.


UPDATED: Tue., May 8, 2018, 5:22 p.m.

Avista needs more detail on Colstrip, carbon costs in its energy plan, regulators say

Avista Corp. and Washington’s other investor-owned utilities should reconsider their reliance on coal-fired electricity, state regulators say.


UPDATED: Wed., May 2, 2018, 10:04 a.m.

Avista reports earnings drop in first quarter

Avista Corp. reported a drop in first-quarter earnings Wednesday, with income of $54.9 million or 83 cents per share.


East Sprague restaurant Vien Dong prepares new home

Vien Dong, a well-known Vietnamese restaurant that has long been located on East Sprague Avenue, closed its doors this month and is moving to a new location.


Avista building corporate plane hangar at Spokane International Airport

Avista is building a $1.6 million private corporate hangar at the Spokane International Airport, according to permits issued by the city of Spokane.


UPDATED: Thu., April 26, 2018, 6:46 p.m.

Avista’s three-year rate plan denied by Washington regulators; small electric increase approved

Washington regulators shot down Avista’s request for three years of rate increases on Thursday. Instead, they approved a 2.7 percent increase in residential electric rates starting May 1. Natural gas …


UPDATED: Mon., April 23, 2018, 7:41 p.m.

Washington regulators hear from skeptical crowd at hearing on Avista’s sale to Canadian utility

Avista customers told the Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission on Monday they’re happy with their local electric and natural gas utility, and see little benefit from the company’s $5.3 billion …


Avista’s proposed sale to Hydro One subject of Monday hearing in Spokane Valley

A public hearing on Avista Corp.’s $5.3 billion sale to Hydro One Ltd. takes place Monday afternoon in the Spokane Valley City Council chambers.


Avista, Hydro One file proposed post-sale settlement with Idaho regulators

Avista Corp. and Hydro One Ltd. have filed paperwork with Idaho regulators outlining how Avista would operate after its sale to the Canadian utility.


UPDATED: Fri., April 13, 2018, 10:43 a.m.

Public workshop set to discuss Avista sale

A public workshop on Avista’s proposed sale to Hydro One of Tornoto takes place at 6 p.m. Wednesday in Coeur d’Alene at the Midtown Meeting Center, 1505 N. Fifth St.


81,000 solar panels: Washington’s largest solar farm planned near Lind

A North Carolina company will build Washington’s largest solar farm near Lind. The 28 megawatt project will provide some of Avista’s large business customers with renewable energy.


UPDATED: Fri., April 6, 2018, 4:59 p.m.

Avista sale to Hydro One passes antitrust test

Avista Corp. has cleared another hurdle in the company’s pending $5.3 billion sale to Hydro One Ltd., of Toronto.


UPDATED: Tue., April 3, 2018, 7:01 p.m.

Avista CEO’s compensation dropped in 2017

Scott Morris, Avista’s chairman and CEO, earned about $4.2 million in total compensation last year.


UPDATED: Wed., March 28, 2018, 11:32 a.m.

Washington regulators receive proposed terms for Avista’s sale to Canadian utility

The sale of Avista Corp. to a Canadian utility cleared a major hurdle Tuesday, when the parties outlined conditions in a proposed agreement with Washington regulators.


Avista, McKinstry to help EWU pay rent in Spokane

The developers behind the four-story, 150,000-square-foot Catalyst building have agreed to give Eastern Washington University $5 million over the first 10 years of its lease, offsetting most of the cost …


UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 25, 2018, 3:39 p.m.

South Hill bluff conservation group to push purchase of bulldozed land

The group Friends of the Bluff, one of many organizations blindsided by the construction of a road the city deemed illegal last spring, has hopes that a central portion of …


Avista customers expected to reap savings on rates from federal tax reform

Avista customers could see a $50 million to $60 million benefit annually from federal tax reform, utility officials said Wednesday. Savings on individual customers’ bills won’t be known until later …


McKinstry executive appointed to EWU’s board of trustees

Eastern Washington University says the newest member of its governing board will play a key role as the school prepares to expand its footprint in downtown Spokane.


Scott Morris: Avista sale is good for customers, community

Six months ago, Avista and Hydro One announced plans to combine and form one of North America’s largest regulated utilities. Since that time, as we’ve moved toward closing, our confidence …


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 6, 2018, 9:45 p.m.

EWU plans major expansion into Spokane’s University District as anchor tenant of Avista’s planned 150,000-square-foot Catalyst building

Eastern Washington University plans to move three degree programs and around 1,000 students from its Cheney campus to a building along East Sprague Avenue.


UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 5, 2018, 11:40 p.m.

Avista to unveil plans for Catalyst project in Spokane’s U-District

Avista Development will unveil plans Tuesday for its Catalyst project in Spokane’s University District, including a construction timeline, design details and prospective tenants.


Don Brockett: Proposed Avista sale raises important questions

Before the Avista sale to Hydro One, a Canadian company, is approved, several questions should be answered for us, the ratepayers, and the Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission.


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 26, 2018, 4:11 p.m.

Rate reduction for Avista’s natural gas customers takes effect

Avista customers will pay less for natural gas this winter as a result of lower wholesale prices.


Federal energy regulators approve Avista sale to Hydro One

The proposed sale of Avista Corp. to a Canadian utility received approval from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission last week.


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 12, 2018, 3:44 p.m.

Spokane eyes purchase of bluff property bulldozed for illegal road as part of legal settlement

The Spokane Park Board on Thursday voted unanimously to authorize consideration of a sale option on 50 acres of private property that was partially bulldozed to build an illegal road …


Avista filing request to lower natural gas prices

If the recent cold snap has your furnace running constantly, take heart. Local residents could get a modest break on their heating bills this winter from lower natural gas prices.


A year in review: 14 big stories of 2017

No quick list could adequately sum up the awesome, horrifying, beautiful and frustrating events of 2017. But some stories stand out for their scale and impact on the city, the …


Kalispel Tribe launches electric utility to serve Northern Quest complex in Airway Heights

The Kalispel Tribe of Indians has created its own electric utility to serve its expanding casino-hotel complex in Airway Heights.


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 8, 2017, 10:30 a.m.

Spokane Community College cancels classes after power outage

Spokane Community College canceled classes Friday as a result of a power outage. The outage was reported about 9:30 a.m. Avista reports that 364 customers are affected by it.