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UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 7, 2017, 10:20 p.m.

Spokane voters reject fines for coal, oil trains traveling through downtown

Proposition 2 was failing with only 41 percent of votes cast in favor of the measure, which had been criticized as illegal and potentially embroiling the city in costly legal …


UPDATED: Wed., July 12, 2017, 10:39 p.m.

Fines for coal, oil trains in downtown Spokane likely headed for ballot amid legal concerns

The Spokane County Elections Office confirmed Wednesday a measure proposing fines on certain coal and oil trains traveling through downtown had enough valid signatures to be put to voters in …


UPDATED: Thu., April 20, 2017, 10:40 p.m.

Knezovich, railroads tout rail safety as Spokane coal, oil train activists close in on ballot measure

Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich and representatives of Union Pacific and BNSF said Thursday they’re working to ensure coal and oil moves safely through downtown Spokane and first responders are ready in …


Oregon county denies track expansion near train derailment

An Oregon county has tentatively denied Union Pacific Railroad’s plan to add a second mainline track along the Columbia River Gorge where an oil-train derailed in June.


State making headway on rail safety

A couple of recent developments show that Washington state is doing what it can to ensure safer passage and to develop an emergency response strategy.


Stuckart to ask City Council to reconsider ballot measure fining coal, oil trains

City Council President Ben Stuckart said it may have been “hasty” to ask voters if the city should fine coal and oil train operators and will ask the measure be …


Slow progress seen on rupture-prone rail cars

Slow progress has been made on efforts to upgrade or replace tens of thousands of rupture-prone rail cars used to transport oil and ethanol, despite numerous fiery derailments that prompted …


West Coast states meet to share oil spill-response efforts

Washington and Oregon environmental regulators said Tuesday that regional coordination and planning exercises such as drills aided in their response to the fiery train derailment along the Columbia River earlier …


Sue Lani Madsen: Don’t let emotions over train derailment impede good decision-making about the movement of cargo

Sue Lani Madsen says emotions in the wake of a rail accident like that in Mosier, Oregon, can interfere with good decision-making about the movement of cargo.


Shawn Vestal: Safety upgrades for rail tank cars coming much too slowly

Something to consider about the 30,000-gallon tank cars full of Bakken crude oil that regularly pass through Spokane: The oil industry says the “arbitrary, capricious” federal government must give it …


Oil removed from train that derailed in Columbia River town, Oregon official says

Crews have removed the last of the crude oil from a train that derailed Friday in the tiny Columbia River Gorge town of Mosier.


UPDATED: Mon., June 6, 2016, 11:23 a.m.

Union Pacific resumes service after derailment

Union Pacific has resumed train service through the Oregon city affected by last week’s fiery derailment.


Track failure likely cause of oil train derailment in Oregon

Track failure was likely the cause of the oil train derailment in Oregon, an official with Union Pacific Railroad said Sunday.