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Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Down to Earth Profile: Spokane’s Riverkeeper Rick Eichstaedt

Robert Kennedy, Jr. had something indirectly to do with Rick Eichstaedt becoming Spokane’s Riverkeeper. Kennedy, president and chief prosecuting attorney for New York’s Riverkeeper program, once spoke about the program at Lewis and Clark College in Portland, Ore. Rick, in law school there, found inspiration.

Bistro’s neighbors sue county

The county faces a new legal challenge over McGlades Bistro and Wine Bar, a Colbert restaurant at the center of a planning and zoning controversy. An attorney for the restaurant’s neighbors near Yale and Day-Mount Spokane roads has filed a lawsuit demanding the county Planning Department enforce the law governing water use. Rick Eichstaedt, of the Center for Justice, is asking for a writ of mandamus, an order from a judge telling the county to enforce the Critical Aquifer Recharge Area statute that limits the amount of wastewater a business can put into its septic system.