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UPDATED: Wed., May 30, 2018, 10:14 p.m.

Amazon shareholder, former Spokane environmentalist urges Bezos to take an interest in Columbia River Treaty talks

The Columbia River Treaty got a mention at Amazon’s annual meeting. Former Spokane environmentalist John Osborn urged Amazon founder Jeff Bezos to take an interest in treaty negotiations at Wednesday’s …


UPDATED: Mon., May 8, 2017, 12:01 p.m.

A legacy in land and water: Longtime activists John and Rachael Osborn moving to Vashon Island

After decades at the forefront of contentious environmental battles, John and Rachael Osborn are ready for some downtime. The longtime activists are leaving Spokane for Vashon Island and semi-retirement.


UPDATED: Mon., March 6, 2017, 10:59 p.m.

Coeur d’Alene Tribe honored at Friday reception for ongoing work to protect Lake Coeur d’Alene

The Coeur d’Alene Tribe will be honored for its work to protect and restore Lake Coeur d’Alene during a Friday evening reception in Spokane.


Conservationists ask Spokane-area water users to conserve, protect river

As a drought measure, John Osborn has cut his daily shower to two minutes. He’s installed low-flush toilets in his home and replaced his lawn with low-water landscaping.


Spokane County wastewater plant permit invalidated

Spokane County’s permit to operate its 2-year-old, $173 million wastewater plant was partially invalidated by state regulators last week. The Washington State Pollution Control Hearings Board said the methodology used …


McClure’s legacy includes negative impacts on national forests

The legend-making began quickly this week with news that former Idaho Sen. James McClure, 86, had died. Even in the case of a politician’s death, Americans have a natural inclination …


Group works to balance Spokane River’s aesthetics, power generation

What qualities does a good waterfall have? An evaluation team strolled around Riverfront Park on Wednesday morning, listening to the sound of the Spokane River and rating its appearance as …