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Avista rates face appeal

Washington’s attorney general has appealed a sharp increase in Avista power bills and aims to unravel the company’s plan to collect an extra $112 million from businesses and residential customers in Eastern Washington. “We think it’s important, especially during this economy, that there’s not one extra penny taken from people’s budgets,” said Simon ffitch, chief of the Office of the Attorney General’s Public Counsel Section, which represents Avista ratepayers.

Attorney general pick: Waterboarding is torture

WASHINGTON – With just three words, Attorney General-designate Eric Holder capped years of angry debate over U.S. counterterrorism policy and declared a major break from the Bush administration. “Waterboarding is torture,” said Holder, President-elect Barack Obama’s pick to run the Justice Department.

In their words

Don Higgins, executive director of the West Central Community Center, talks about what U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales' visit worked at he center.

In their words

Allyson Falkner and Beth Murphy Wallace talk about why they protested at U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales' visit.