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  • Reclaimed dump site to become Pride Prep sports field

    The site of an old, forgotten landfill will soon be a school’s sports field, but only after the city of Spokane finishes burying and covering a 260,000-gallon stormwater tank . …


  • Sewer lines of contention

    Sacheen Lake is a popular fishing and vacation spot in the summer. But longtime resident Perry Pearman says its beauty shines brightest in the quiet winter months. “It ices over, …


  • Spokane begins its construction ‘busy season’

    Before you get angry that a section of Northwest Boulevard will be closed for an entire year, count to 10. Actually, count to 43, because that’s how many city of …


  • Stormwater tanks prep work turns up landfill, fire waste

    There’s an old landfill on East Sprague Avenue that used to be set on fire whenever its piles grew too high. After a massive fire ravaged downtown Spokane and destroyed …


  • Spokane City Council OKs $11.3 million for waste digester

    Spokane’s secondary digester for sewage waste will soon have a No. 2. The City Council approved Monday $11.3 million for the construction of a new sewage digester to serve as …


  • ‘Big-box stores underground’

    The city of Spokane’s current strategy for reducing sewage flowing into the Spokane River centers on building huge underground tanks. Those tanks hold the storm water and sewage mixture that …


  • Airway Heights to stop using Parkwest well

    Airway Heights has agreed to stop using a well that has deprived residents outside the city of water they’re entitled to pump. An “agreed order” with the state Department of …


  • Garbage, sewer bills to rise in ’11 in Spokane

    Homeowners connected to Spokane’s sewer system will pay 17 percent more for service in 2011. The Spokane City Council voted 4-3 on Monday in favor of the new rate.


  • Sewer rates may go up

    Flushing your toilet in the city of Spokane may cost $5 a month more in 2010. Spokane Mayor Mary Verner on Monday presented her 2010 budget to the City Council. …


  • Phosphate detergent ban seems to be working

    The storyline of the near-ban on phosphorus in dish detergent in Spokane County has focused on scofflaws sneaking Cascade across the state line in a dogged attempt to keep their …


  • Bill takes on Pinecroft again

    OLYMPIA – It doesn’t look like a battleground, but a Spokane Valley mobile home park is again at the heart of a state clash between environmental concerns and affordable housing. …


  • Construction to start on water-reuse plant

    Airway Heights will put the shovel in the ground for a long-planned $42 million water reclamation plant in early April in a bid to reuse wastewater, recharge the community’s aquifer, …


  • 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 …


  • Playfair proposal put on hold again

    The Spokane City Council has declared a portion of the former Playfair horse track as surplus property and plans to put it on the market for business development by requesting …


  • Playfair proposal put on hold again

    A City Hall proposal to declare a portion of the former Playfair horse track as surplus property and put it on the market for business development has been postponed for …


  • Holding tank nears completion

    A large underground holding tank designed to minimize the dumping of raw sewage and storm water into the Spokane River is getting its finishing touches at High Bridge Park just …

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