Stories tagged: Hirst Decision
UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 6, 2019, 11:38 a.m.
Water users in the Little Spokane River Basin may have to curb their consumption if water levels dip much lower, the state Department of Ecology has warned. The agency said …
UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 31, 2019, 9:26 a.m.
Spokane and Stevens counties will use $2 million in state grants to accommodate rural housing growth while keeping water in streams for fish and other wildlife.
UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 8, 2018, 11:41 p.m.
Landowners could have an easier time getting permits for domestic wells under the latest plan to revise state water law
Tue., Dec. 19, 2017
Spokane County will resume issuing construction permits in the Little Spokane Watershed, more than a year after permitting was stalled by a controversial court decision, state and county officials said …
Sat., Oct. 21, 2017
After moving from the House to the Senate this year to fill an open seat, Republican Shelly Short faces her first Democratic challenger in Karen Hardy.
UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 22, 2017, 10:04 p.m.
City lawmakers will soon decide whether to jump into the fray unfolding in Olympia over the state’s budget for new construction and a controversial court ruling involving water rights.
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 9, 2017, 10:21 p.m.
Capital construction budget remains stalled as lawmakers continue search for a change to state water law that can pass both chambers
UPDATED: Tue., July 11, 2017, 11:15 p.m.
Lawmakers continue to discuss a way to break the logjam over the capital budget and a change to state water rights law but have no votes scheduled yet.
UPDATED: Sat., July 8, 2017, 9:44 p.m.
Some $114 million in state construction projects for the Spokane area, including a new science building on the Eastern Washington University campus, are in jeopardy this week as the Legislature …
UPDATED: Tue., May 2, 2017, 9:15 p.m.
Special session may seem like summer reruns for the Legislature because rules require bills to be passed again.
UPDATED: Tue., April 11, 2017, 10:44 p.m.
Spokane County Commission creates ‘water bank’ to buy and sell water rights in response to Hirst decision
The Spokane County commissioners on Tuesday allocated more than $1.2 million for the creation of a “water bank,” from which the county would be able to buy and sell water …
UPDATED: Tue., March 28, 2017, 10:48 p.m.
House panel considers bill to allow counties to approve more wells for rural development.
Fri., Oct. 21, 2016, 10 a.m.
Sue Lani Madsen: Hirst Decision on well-drilling effectively blocks development throughout the state
The Washington Supreme Court’s Hirst Decision on well-drilling “effectively blocked development throughout the state,” Sue Lani Madsen says.