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Friday, October 18, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Montana generator failure will send Avista shopping for electricity

A generator failure at a Montana coal plant will force Avista Corp. to buy about $12 million worth of replacement electricity this year.


Getting There: STA grime-fighters take on bus shelters

Now that winter is easing its grip, workers for Spokane Transit Authority are giving the system’s bus shelters a sprucing up. Grime has been building up at the shelters since …


Getting There: Kendall Yards park to serve as stormwater filter

Water that runs off parking lots and down street gutters carries drops of oil, bits of metal, de-icer chemicals and tire residue, among other pollutants. Some of that dirty water …


Montana coal deal could boost exports to Asia

BILLINGS — A pair of coal companies have struck a deal on a disputed Montana mine that both sides said could boost Asian exports through the West Coast, but won’t …


NW coal port hearing draws 800 at fairgrounds

Eight hundred people poured into Spokane County Fair and Expo Center on Tuesday afternoon to debate a proposed coal port facility in northwest Washington. Proponents stressed jobs; environmentalists talked about …


Bellingham residents at odds over coal proposal

BELLINGHAM – This progressive college town is known for its stunning scenery, access to the outdoors and eclectic mix of aging hippies, students and other residents. But lately it’s turned …


Montana company to mothball coal-fired plant in 2015

PPL Montana plans to mothball its 154-megawatt coal-fired power plant in Billings when new federal emission standards take effect in 2015.


Browne Elementary to get fraction of new sidewalk

When the Spokane City Council established a new vehicle license fee to pay for street improvements it included money for sidewalks. But the sidewalk allocation this year provided only enough …


Getting There: License fees will improve city roads

The first Spokane street maintenance jobs financed by a new vehicle license fee will be getting under way across the city in the next few weeks. The City Council last …


U.S. coal exports highest since 1991

BILLINGS — Government data show U.S. coal exports reached their highest level in two decades last year as strong overseas demand offered an outlet for a fuel that’s falling from …


Group urging Spokane opposition to coal ports

The Sierra Club brings its anti-coal campaign to Spokane on Thursday, urging local residents to oppose terminals at Washington seaports that would ship coal to Asia. Coal producers are seeking …


Washington cuts coal use, gains potential as exporter

The sandy black gold arrives by rail every day and piles up in giant mounds on a spit just off shore. From there, it’s loaded onto ships bound for Asia. …


Caldwell: China wants to keep coal trains running on time

Spokane is halfway to the millennium. That may not be a good thing.


EPA hopes coal cleanup lets U.S. breathe easier

WASHINGTON – The Environmental Protection Agency is continuing its crackdown on coal pollution with a new plan to cut sulfur dioxide – a move that would clean up the air …


EPA launches coal ash review

The Environmental Protection Agency on Monday launched a review of coal ash storage facilities and said it would draft regulations for coal ash by the end of the year. In …


EPA reconsiders coal emissions

WASHINGTON – The Environmental Protection Agency on Tuesday said it would reopen the possibility of regulating carbon dioxide emissions from coal-fired power plants, tossing aside a December Bush administration memorandum …


Risks posed by ash spill understated, group warns

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Authorities need to more strongly warn residents that muck left from a major coal-ash spill in eastern Tennessee could pose health risks, a southern environmental group said …