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Get paid and save with appliance recycling program

It sounds like the oldest crank call in the book: “Is your refrigerator running?” “Yes.” “Well, you’d better go catch it!” Click. But if you answered yes, there's a chance to recycle secondary inefficient refrigerators or freezers through Avista’s pretty cool appliance recycling program that...

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MONDAY, APRIL 28, 2014

TUESDAY, SEPT. 24, 2013

WEDNESDAY, AUG. 21, 2013

Powerhouse gets a new (er,old?) look

The makeover continues at Riverfront Park as Avista launches a three-month project to improve two of my favorite spots in Spokane: the iconic, art-deco Upper Falls Powerhouse and the City's Theme Stream Bridge on the west edge of Riverfront Park. This will include repainting the...

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TUESDAY, JULY 10, 2012



The falls that roared?

Good news for people who love the Spokane River: The falls will no longer dry up this summer after Avista announced it will keep a minimum of 300 cubic feet per second of water spilling over the rocks in downtown Riverfront Park during daylight, and...

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THURSDAY, DEC. 18, 2008

TUESDAY, DEC. 16, 2008

Green Economy Part 1

Welcome to a DTE mini-series on the economy. This isn’t going to be too high-concept, since we’re armchair economists at best, but we firmly believe that a way out of this downturn is in the possibility of clean-energy and green-collar jobs. The following posts will...

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MONDAY, DEC. 1, 2008

Another Green Monday

Local ski area aren't impressing The Ski Area Citizens' Coalition. Last week we wrote about 49 Degrees North and Mt. Spokane ski areas endorsing the National Ski Area Association’s (NSSA) Sustainable Slopes initiative, “a framework for improving the environmental performance of the ski industry." Then...

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