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Wednesday, June 19, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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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 …


Spokane County votes to reorganize garbage service; residents shouldn’t notice

Spokane County commissioners voted Tuesday to reorganize the county’s solid waste system in such a way that should not affect garbage service and rates to customers. The city of Spokane …


Utilities battle over renewable energy credits

Methane gas that long has formed deep within the rotting garbage at Kootenai County’s Fighting Creek Landfill is going to a new use these days: It’s generating enough electricity to …


Yake, 90, helped reshape Spokane

The retired Spokane administrator who led the city’s engineering effort that transformed the industrialized, decaying core surrounding the Spokane Falls into a park that became the region’s central gathering spot …


City using crushed glass for road-building

Until recently, empty bottles and jars had to be hauled hundreds of miles from Spokane to be transformed into recycled products. Glass collected at the curb was trucked to Calgary, …