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3rd District legislators at library Thursday

From staff reports

Residents of central Spokane’s 3rd Legislative District will have a chance to seek answers from their lawmakers Thursday.

Sen. Andy Billig and Reps. Timm Ormsby and Marcus Riccelli will hold a “mobile office” session from 4 to 5:30 p.m. at the Downtown Spokane Library. The three will field questions about the legislative session and listen to constituents’ comments.

Power outages hit South Hill

Power outages on the South Hill left more than 5,300 homes without electricity Tuesday evening.

The outages were first reported at about 6:30 p.m., Avista spokesperson Kim Vollan said. Temperatures were more than 90 degrees as of 7:30 p.m.

Crews were still determining the cause of the outages at that time, Vollan said.

Spokane was under a Red Flag Warning until 5 a.m. today due to thunderstorms and 40 mph wind gusts.

Fire District 8 firefighters responded at about 7 p.m. to a scene at 6218 E. 37th Ave. where wind broke tree limbs over a power line. Avista Utilities crews were en route, according to District 8, but Vollan said it was not the cause of the outages.

Council alters office rules

Marijuana transportation companies can open offices in Spokane Valley, after the Spokane Valley City Council voted Tuesday to add a new category to its regulations.

The vote adds many of the state’s rules to Spokane Valley’s code, allowing companies that move marijuana between retail stores and farms to have their offices headquartered in Spokane Valley.

Every council member except Linda Thompson, executive director of a nonprofit that advocates against substance abuse, voted for the measure.

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