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Wednesday, October 21, 2020  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Ask the Builder: What do circuit breakers do?

Several weeks ago, I read your column about installing electrical wiring. I found that very interesting, but now I’m very curious about circuit breakers. What’s the primary purpose of circuit breakers? Are there different types of breakers?

Avista customers bills in Idaho will fall by 1%

The region’s 133,000 customers of the public utility will see their monthly energy bills drop 1% this winter, according to a news release from the public utility commission.

No longer in the dark: Navajo Nation homes get electricity

Miranda Haskie sits amid the glow of candles at her kitchen table as the sun sinks into a deep blue horizon silhouetting juniper trees and a nearby mesa. Her husband, Jimmie Long, Jr., fishes for the wick to light a kerosene lamp as the couple and their 13-year-old son prepare to spend a final night without electricity.