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Wednesday, October 21, 2020  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Army Corps of Engineers thinking big about restoring Yakima River

As it flows from Selah Gap to Union Gap, the Yakima River provides a rare urban habitat for wildlife, opportunities for fishing and boating and plenty of scenery for those walking or biking on the Yakima Greenway. But those familiar with the river know its peaceful sound of rushing water belies a power capable of devastating destruction.

Council funds city’s first greenway

The Spokane City Council approved $500,000 for the design and construction of a greenway on Cincinnati Street between Spokane Falls Boulevard and Euclid Avenue.

Eye on Boise: Funds suggest re-election on Labrador’s radar

BOISE – Idaho U.S. Rep. Raul Labrador is sitting on the second-biggest wad of campaign cash he has stockpiled since he has been in office, with more than $277,000 in the bank. That suggests that Labrador is gearing up for a re-election bid for a third term, not for a long-shot primary challenge against two-term GOP Gov. Butch Otter in 2014. Labrador is being coy; neither he nor his staffers returned calls from reporters all week on this question. But he has been hinting for months that he might run for governor – or might not.

Newsmakers

Hired The Miami Dolphins have hired three-time Pro Bowl linebacker Bryan Cox as the team’s pass rush coach. A fifth-round selection by the Dolphins in 1991, Cox played 12 seasons in the NFL, the first five with Miami. Cox spent the past two seasons with the Cleveland Browns as a defensive line coach, and was coaching the same position with the New York Jets from 2006 through 2008. Tagged The Minnesota Vikings placed the franchise tag on Chad Greenway, backing up their offseason statements about wanting to keep the 28-year-old linebacker in purple. Greenway has led the team in tackles for three straight seasons. If the franchise tag designation stays in its current form in the next collective bargaining agreement, Greenway stands to make nearly $10 million next season.

AAA offering used battery recycling

In celebration of Earth Day, AAA will accept used vehicle batteries for free from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at its downtown Spokane office, 1717 W. Fourth Ave.