Stories tagged: Spokane River
Fri., Oct. 5, 2018
Citing an ongoing federal review of a pollution standard the congresswoman and local interests say is unattainable by current technology, McMorris Rodgers asked the Department of Ecology this week to …
UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 28, 2018, 8:30 p.m.
Spokane, other governments continue litigation over chemicals linked to pollution, health risks in Spokane river
After 40 years of research, investigative reporter and publisher Peter Von Stackelberg said he has noticed one constant when it comes to chemical corporations and the government agencies that regulate …
Fri., Sept. 21, 2018, 4:08 p.m.
The Gonzaga University School of Law will host a workshop and talk on PCBs, Monsanto and the Spokane River at 6 p.m. next Thursday in the Barbieri Courtroom at the …
UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 20, 2018, 10:52 p.m.
According to the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office, a passerby spotted the woman and alerted authorities at about 11:20 a.m. Saturday. She was floating in the river about two blocks east …
UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 20, 2018, 3:31 p.m.
Detectives are seeking help identifying a woman whose body was found in the Spokane River on Saturday morning.
Sun., Sept. 16, 2018
Hundreds of volunteers joined the 15th Annual Spokane River Clean-Up on Saturday for a day of hauling mattresses, shopping carts and any garbage or recycling they could find out of …
Thu., Sept. 13, 2018, 11:09 a.m.
The 15th annual Spokane River cleanup is Saturday.
Sun., Aug. 26, 2018
Rules affecting the amount of cancer-causing chemicals flowing into the Spokane River will be reviewed by the Trump administration. Business and industry groups petitioned for the review last year, urging …
Mon., Aug. 20, 2018
The Spokane River connects Idaho and Washington, Natives and white settlers, and a variety of landscapes and ecosystems.
UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 13, 2018, 5:22 p.m.
An assault suspect waded into the Spokane River after assaulting two people and running from officers, police said in a news release.
UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 13, 2018, 1:57 p.m.
The heat blanketing the Spokane region didn’t just send us two-legged mammals scurrying for cooler climes. Fish in the Spokane River also sought refuge as the air temperature neared 103 …
UPDATED: Sun., July 29, 2018, 9:21 a.m.
The measure, which passed as part of a larger spending package approved by the House of Representatives, prohibits the federal agency from enforcing its new water quality standards in Washington …
UPDATED: Thu., July 26, 2018, 3:40 p.m.
Spokane water may flow next summer to the parched West Plains town of Medical Lake during the dry summer.
Sat., July 21, 2018, 5 a.m.
So-called “Silva Cells,” chambers of fluffy soil and air used to store stormwater, are being constructed with plastic frames beneath several intersections in the historic West Central neighborhood. They’re part …
UPDATED: Wed., July 11, 2018, 11:03 p.m.
A few hundred people gathered to hear an avid sportsman, authors and a tribal representative share their contributions to anthology documenting the conflicted and polluted history of the Spokane River.
UPDATED: Sun., July 8, 2018, 4:13 p.m.
A man drowned Sunday afternoon when Spokane police say he entered the river and was not able to stay afloat.
Sun., July 8, 2018, 5 a.m.
Hone up on your knowledge of the Spokane River with this primer, released just in time for Wednesday’s Northwest Passages Book Club gathering featuring “The Spokane River” editor Paul Lindholdt …
UPDATED: Fri., July 6, 2018, 10:42 p.m.
The Spokane Medical Examiner’s Office confirmed that the woman who was killed after her raft capsized on the Spokane River near the Bowl and Pitcher area of Riverside State Park …
UPDATED: Tue., July 3, 2018, 10:07 p.m.
One person died and two were injured when a guided-tour raft overturned Tuesday afternoon on the Spokane River near the Bowl and Pitcher area of Riverside State Park.
Sun., June 24, 2018
On this particular stretch of the Spokane River, it’s not hard to imagine oneself in a remote wilderness. One far from cars, people or any of the other various demands …
Sun., June 24, 2018
Recent rule changes outlawed camping, prohibited pot smoking and created new hours for the city’s park system. Here are some other regulations to know within the city’s neighborhood parks.
UPDATED: Fri., June 1, 2018, 10:46 p.m.
As crews worked Friday to recover a vehicle submerged in the Spokane River, dozens of onlookers – many claiming a man was still inside the white SUV – stood anxiously …
UPDATED: Wed., May 23, 2018, 9:05 a.m.
In a move aimed at reducing the amount of water residents use to irrigate their lawns during the dusty summer months, the city of Spokane is offering an annual rebate …
Mon., May 7, 2018
The first Monroe Street bridge, built by Spokane Cable Railway and partners, cost $42,000 and opened in 1889. Two other iterations followed, the last being the concrete bridge we see …
Wed., May 2, 2018, 6 a.m.
Getting salmon above Grand Coulee Dam could lead to fishable population in the Spokane River, tribes say
Getting salmon and steelhead over Grand Coulee Dam could someday bring back a recreational fishery to the Spokane River, local tribes say.
Sun., April 22, 2018
The falls are beautiful, they’re powerful and they’re the reason for the city. Spokane is one of a small number of American cities that have falling water in their hearts, …
UPDATED: Fri., April 13, 2018, 9:59 a.m.
The Spokane City council will likely vote on a revised city ordinance governing the use of the Spokane River.
UPDATED: Sat., April 7, 2018, 9:41 p.m.
City engineers said they had a verbal agreement to store dirt removed ahead of construction of a 2-million
UPDATED: Tue., April 3, 2018, 6:59 a.m.
A Millwood company discharged more pollution into the Spokane River than its permits allowed on several days over the past two years.
Fri., March 30, 2018, 6 a.m.
A 2015 federal lawsuit filed by the nonprofit Spokane Riverkeeper organization has led to a 10-year cleanup plan for Latah Creek, one of the major tributaries into the Spokane River. …