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  • Scientists survey Coeur d’Alene River for heavy metals

    The Coeur d’Alene River ran hard and muddy Tuesday in Rose Lake, engulfing beaches, claiming low-lying fields and pushing deep into the floodplain. But the churning waters created ideal conditions …


  • Hanford contractor CH2M Hill to pay $18.5 million for fraud

    Federal prosecutors announced Wednesday a deal to have the world’s largest engineering firm, CH2M Hill, pay $18.5 million to resolve criminal and civil violations arising from a scheme to overbill …


  • Feds make deal to end fraud case at Hanford

    Federal prosecutors announced today a deal to have the world’s largest engineering firm, CH2M Hill, pay $18.5 million to resolve criminal and civil violations caused by years of defrauding the …


  • As Sunset bridge nears 100th birthday, city considers rehab

    Thirty-three years after the Sunset Boulevard Bridge over Latah Creek opened to traffic in 1913, one of its designers came back to Spokane and reminisced about the project. “The city …


  • Sewage plant set to open this week

    Spokane County officials expect to get a state permit today to operate their new sewage treatment plant – and to celebrate on Thursday. There may be some crossed fingers when …


  • Ruling upheld in sewage death

    The state’s highest court on Thursday upheld a $6.5 million ruling against an engineering firm found responsible for the implosion of a sewage digester that killed a Spokane sewer plant …


  • Some construction sectors showing turnaround

    Construction activity in Kootenai County plunged in 2010 and improved in Spokane County, but industry officials said Wednesday that moving forward in 2011 will be difficult. McGraw-Hill Construction, which monitors …


  • State’s stimulus take hefty

    In the race for stimulus dollars, Washington is well ahead of the pack in winning valuable government contracts. Federal contracts awarded to companies and government agencies in the state are …


  • Ousted transportation chief claims contract at center of firing

    BOISE – Fired Idaho Transportation Director Pam Lowe says she was ousted just as she prepared to cut back or eliminate a big contract with a well-connected firm, after strong …


  • County OKs $200,000 for bid loser

    Without discussion or fanfare, the Spokane County Commission on Tuesday approved a $200,000 payment to the company that came in second on the bid to design, build and operate a …


  • County to sign contract for plant

    The Spokane County Commission decided in a split vote Tuesday to sign one of its biggest-ever contracts, hiring CH2M Hill Constructors Inc. to design, build and operate a new sewage …


  • County hires engineer, looks at options for treatment plant

    The Spokane County Commission decided in a split vote Tuesday to sign one of its biggest-ever contracts, hiring CH2M Hill Constructors Inc. to design, build and operate a new sewage …


  • County sewer vote set for Jan. 6

    The final decision on whether to build a $142 million sewage plant that would serve Spokane Valley and Spokane County is set for Jan. 6. County commissioners set the date …


  • County to vote on sewage plant Jan. 6

    The final decision on whether to build a $142 million sewage plant that would serve Spokane Valley and Spokane County is set for Jan. 6.


  • Sewage digester contract awarded

    The engineering firm that was ordered last month to pay more than $5 million to the family and estate of a city employee killed in sewage accident, was awarded a …


  • $5 million awarded to Cmos family

    A city contractor must pay the family of a man killed in a 2004 sewage tank accident more than $5 million, a judge ruled Friday. Mike Cmos Jr. died in …

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