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By delaying a new Columbia River agreement with Canada, the State Department is not only costing the Northwest valuable carbon-free power, it is also jeopardizing the health and safety of U.S. citizens who live in floodplains along the river.
Bathed in golden late-afternoon light, Chen Enting snapped a photo of his ticket to commemorate his first ferry ride across the Yangtze River after a 76-day quarantine ended in the Chinese city where the coronavirus pandemic began.
For Clay Cerna, owner of Sweetbox Delivery and River City Kitchen in downtown Spokane, offering an “Eat Now, Pay Later Bagel Loan,” all bagels at 50% off and free rent in his new River City Kitchen commercial space through June, was a two-fold idea during this coronavirus pandemic. “My main goal is to keep my people working,” Cerna said last week. “Since we’re under quarantine, going to work for a few shifts gets my employees out of the house, and it helps keep us all sane.
Cosmic Cowboy Grill in River Park Square in downtown Spokane and Appleway Square in Coeur d’Alene has recalled its staff and reopened to offer grab-and-go, to-go, curbside and delivery options at its two area locations after receiving funding from the federal Payment Protection Program.
The Spokane Fire Department recovered a body from the Spokane River Thursday morning near the Upriver Dam.
Business leaders from some of Idaho’s smallest towns located along some of its best salmon and steelhead rivers are telling the federal government that angling is vital to their economies and steps must be taken to preserve the hard-fighting fish.
The number of large brown and rainbow trout in the upper Madison River has declined below 20-year averages, and fisheries biologists are unsure why.
Representatives from the Army Corps of Engineers and its sister agencies say they are satisfied with the improvised public comment period on a landmark salmon and dams study, despite it occurring during a national public health emergency.
The state is reviewing applications from five pollution dischargers seeking a temporary reprieve from federal limits on polychlorinated biphenyls, or PCBs. Regulators will hold a pair of online meetings Wednesday to discuss their progress.
Now the site of the Kendall Yards mixed use development, the area northwest of downtown Spokane and the river was once home to the Union Pacific rail yard. The railroad moved out of the area in 1955, but development of new housing, retail and commercial businesses did not proceed in earnest until after the economic downturn of 2008.
The renegotiation of the U.S.-Canada Columbia River Treaty is an opportunity to reimagine and reshape relationships, not only with our northern neighbors, but also with the river itself.
Florida officials have arrested the pastor of a megachurch after detectives say he held two Sunday services with hundreds of people and violated a safer-at-home order in place to limit the spread of the coronavirus.
Plans are moving forward for Selkirk Pharma’s $30 million manufacturing facility on the West Plains.
The Kootenai River Inn has closed its casino and many of its other operations, but its hotel remains at a high occupancy level – for now.
An event planned for next Tuesday at Spokane Community College will instead take place online, part of a slate of public meetings put on hold because of the coronavirus spread. The meeting will be held in an online format some time in April, the department said Tuesday.
Columbia River Maritime Museum in Astoria, Oregon, highlights difficulties facing ships where river meets the ocean.
Federal agencies canceled listening sessions on the study, published in February, that recommended against removal of the Snake River dams. Conservation groups still say the 45-day window for comment is too short.
A little more than a week after the federal government unveiled its massive draft environmental impact statement on the Columbia River Hydropower System and its effects on salmon and steelhead, some interest groups are asking for more time to formulate their public comments and questioning if public hearings should be delayed because of the coronavirus outbreak.
It seems as if there is always a new restaurant popping up here and there in Spokane and the surrounding areas, and it’s a challenge to keep up with all the openings – but I’ll try. Truthfully for this first New on the Menu column, I’m playing catch-up. Here are some of my latest stops in the vibrant culinary scene.
A man was found in a ditch after being struck by a silver pickup just after 1:15 a.m. Sunday on Highway 57. The Idaho State Police are asking any witnesses or anyone with information to contact them.