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WEDNESDAY, JULY 9, 2014

TUESDAY, APRIL 8, 2014

April focus groups for local WIC clients

The Spokane Regional Health District's Women Infants and Children (WIC) Nutrition Program and Vinegar Flats Community Farm are looking for your input. From SRHD: "If you are currently a WIC client who did or did not use Famers' Market Nutrition Program (FMNP) checks during spring...

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WEDNESDAY, AUG. 28, 2013

THURSDAY, AUG. 1, 2013

THURSDAY, OCT. 4, 2012

Where we rank on smart growth

Pushing east on I-90 from the city, as Spokane Valley, Liberty Lake, Post Falls, and Coeur d'Alene form one contiguous metropolitan area, it would appear smart growth is a regional challenge. Too often, development requires residents to drive long distances between jobs and homes and...

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FRIDAY, SEPT. 28, 2012

THURSDAY, AUG. 9, 2012

WEDNESDAY, JULY 6, 2011

Take notice Spokane: July is Smart Irrigation Month 

You might've seen the "Slow the Flow" advertisement on the Spokesman-Review and thought, huh? What does that mean? With a new water rate structure in effect for 2011, Spokane water customers are encouraged to conserve- especially in dry months like July which is Smart Irrigation...

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TUESDAY, JUNE 28, 2011

MONDAY, MAY 9, 2011

TUESDAY, MAY 3, 2011

TUESDAY, MARCH 22, 2011

Tuesday Video: Earth Hour 

Earth Hour started in 2007 in Sydney, Australia when 2.2 million individuals and more than 2,000 businesses turned their lights off for one hour to take a stand against climate change. Only a year later and Earth Hour had become a global sustainability movement with...

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WEDNESDAY, JAN. 19, 2011

Spokane Permaculture Study Group

Linda Woordrow, author of the Permaculture Home Garden, said permaculture “is about saving the planet and living to be a hundred, while throwing very impressive dinner parties and organizing other creatures to do most of the work.” I'm down with that. Perhaps a new concept...

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MONDAY, OCT. 11, 2010

How does your city get to work?

Good morning Spokane. Before you head out the door, ponder these figures.Sightline has collected a study on how residents in the Northwest get to work and some of the numbers are slightly encouraging. When compared to other cities in the region, Spokane got number nine...

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WEDNESDAY, JULY 14, 2010

Sustainable biofuels initiative in the NW

Many regional airports, including Spokane International Airport, announced on Monday an initiative to promote aviation biofuel development in the Pacific Northwest. Included in this regional assessment are Alaska Airlines, Boeing, Portland International Airport, Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, Spokane International Airport and Washington State University. This look...

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WEDNESDAY, JUNE 2, 2010

WEDNESDAY, MAY 5, 2010

TUESDAY, APRIL 20, 2010

Tuesday Video II

Last week we shared a great quote from Robert Stone, director of the excellent documentary, “Earth Days.”“I would argue that the environmental movement, which is a similarly forward looking enterprise, would be well served by taking a look back at itself, however briefly, if for...

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Tuesday Video: Earth Day

"As we continue to tackle our environmental challenges, it’s clear that change won’t come from Washington alone. It will come from Americans across the country who take steps in their own homes and their own communities to make that change happen."- President Barack Obama

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WEDNESDAY, MARCH 31, 2010

Pedals2People Grand Opening - April 9

We had a lot of fun last week sharing our mulitmedia profile project of Pedals2People, and now we're even more excited to bring you this special announcement. Pedals2People Celebrating Sprague Shop Grand Opening SPOKANE, WA — Pedals2People is holding an open house at its new...

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SATURDAY, MARCH 27, 2010

Remember the lights go out today 

By the time most of you read this, Australia, New Zealand, Japan and maybe even China and India will have gone dark for Earth Hour 2010. And when it’s all said and done over 4,000 cities and towns in over 90 countries world wide will...

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FRIDAY, MARCH 26, 2010

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 24, 2010

Pedals 2 People's new location on the corner of Sprague and Pittsburgh in the heart of Spokane’s burgeoning International District. (Paul Dillon / Paul Dillon)

Pedals 2 People - a DTE multimedia feature

*From DTE:We tried something a little different recently - and the result is our first video feature to accompany a story we wrote about the very awesome Pedals2People. Is this the beginning of DTEtv?The following story can also be found as a multimedia package on...

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THURSDAY, MARCH 18, 2010

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 17, 2010

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