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Tuesday, July 23, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Editorial: Department of Agriculture apple maggot rules add to Barr-Tech’s composting costs

It’s almost like apples and oranges. Because the city of Seattle has begun shipping its food waste 100-plus miles to Quincy, a composting facility one mile outside the Spokane County …

New state rule on apple maggot puts Spokane yard waste recycling at risk

An emergency rule issued last month by the Washington state Agriculture Department to protect the state’s $2 billion apple industry has threatened to derail Spokane’s curbside yard waste recycling program …

Condon family feud could trouble mayor

A family squabble could become a big headache for new Spokane Mayor David Condon. Two of Condon’s brothers, who formed a compost operation that has a $2 million city contract, …

Composting facilities give Yokes, Rosauers the green light

Managers of Spokane Valley-based Yoke’s Fresh Market say they’re saving $7,000 a week by separating food waste from store garbage and sending it to a regional composting facility.