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Ask Dr. Universe: How did people in ancient times filter water from rain?

Every day people around the world get their water in different ways. Some get water from a well, others turn on a tap, go to the store, and some walk …


Shawn Vestal: Airway Heights water worse than feared

People living around Fairchild Air Force Base drank water contaminated with a chemical found in firefighting foams, probably for decades. In the year since the pollution was discovered in city …


State Supreme Court upholds Washington stormwater rules

A state Supreme Court decision has upheld stricter stormwater rules for building projects.


EPA proposes new water quality rule for Washington state

SEATTLE – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is following through on its promise to propose a new clean-water rule for Washington, in case the state doesn’t come up with its …


UPDATED: Fri., April 10, 2015, 8:24 a.m.

Editorial: Practical approach needed to keep PCBs out of Spokane River

The Spokane River is not the most PCB-laden in Washington, and it may not have been for a long time. The data that might support that statement dates to 1999 …


City shuffles staff to tackle clean water plan

Spokane Mayor David Condon this week announced a new shuffling of staff – this time to create a lead team for city spending to reduce the amount of stormwater and …


No drugs in Spokane water

Responding to a national report earlier this year that traces of pharmaceuticals are showing up in America’s drinking water, the Spokane Water Department has spent about $3,000 to test the …