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Smelter opponents challenge sale of public land to HiTest

Residents fighting a Northeast Washington silicon smelter are challenging the sale of public land to HiTest Sand, the Alberta company trying to build the smelter.


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 30, 2017, 6:58 p.m.

Kalispel Tribe raises concerns about silicon smelter in letter to Gov. Inslee

The Kalispel Tribe wrote a letter to Gov. Jay Inslee opposing a proposed silicon smelter in Newport. The tribe is concerned about smelter emissions and a $300,000 state grant awarded …


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 1, 2017, 11:33 a.m.

Northeast Washington silicon smelter plans raise concerns

Last year, a Canadian company announced plans to build a $325 million silicon smelter in northeast Washington, which would bring about 150 permanent jobs to the area. But some local …