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Tom Karier: Time for a new Columbia River treaty

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.

Wuhan embraces Yangtze River as virus-hit city reopens

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.

Spreading goodwill: Sweetbox Delivery and River City Kitchen owner Clay Cerna offers bagel loan and free business space

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 is back in the saddle again

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.

Idaho fishing towns object to Columbia River study

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.

Then and Now: Union Pacific rail yard

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.

Pastor arrested for violating rules amid virus outbreak

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.

Groups want more time to comment on Columbia River plan

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.