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EPA declines to test air downwind of lead smelter in British Columbia

The state of Washington will look for money to conduct air quality monitoring downwind of a Canadian smelter, after the federal government declined to restart the testing.


UPDATED: Sat., March 17, 2018, 6:45 p.m.

Northport residents renew calls for air monitoring after state modeling says a Canadian smelter is polluting their town

Northport residents want air quality monitors installed after state modeling suggested a Canadian smelter could be blanketing their town with heavy metals.


2017 Northeast 1B North preview: Republic, Cusick should compete for crown

As long as they remain healthy, the Republic Tigers expect to be at the top of the standings this season.


Front & Center: Logger Donna Godes and her husband

Super glue is Donna Godes’ first choice for keeping husband-cum-logging partner Gary patched together. But Gary credits his wife with being the human super glue holding together the couple’s varied …


Northeast 1B North: Republic has rebuilding to do

The Republic Tigers are doing the best they can to appear threatening after graduation took nine seniors off the team that twice made it to the state semifinals.


B.C. smelter spewed heavy metals into Upper Columbia River valley

Smokestacks from a Canadian smelter deposited high levels of lead and arsenic into the Upper Columbia River valley, new soil testing has confirmed. To protect children from lead exposure, the …


Judge keeps Teck Metals suit alive

Six Washington residents who blame their chronic health problems on a Canadian smelter’s industrial pollution can continue their lawsuit against the smelter’s owner, a federal judge ruled this week. The …


Jim Kershner’s this day in history

From our archives, 100 years ago A Spokane man announced a new marble-quarrying enterprise near Northport, Washington.


Jim Kershner’s this day in history

From our archives, 100 years ago A fire began in a Northport stable-garage and within 90 minutes, two-thirds of Northport’s business district was destroyed.


Researcher seeking clues behind clusters of disease in tiny town

NORTHPORT, Wash. – Rose Kalamarides was in her early 20s when she was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis. Her older brother also got the debilitating disease. So did one of her …


Sewage spills into Lake Roosevelt

High flows in the Columbia River helped dilute sewage spilled into Lake Roosevelt over the weekend from a British Columbia treatment plant, local health officials said. Heavy rains overwhelmed a …


Northport’s ‘one-armed wonder’ makes instant believers

So who comes away the most dumbfounded after an encounter with Josh Konkler? Is it the baseball coach who waves his outfielders in close, assuming the batter who swings with …


Northport student-athlete is “One-armed wonder”

So who comes away the most dumbfounded after an encounter with Josh Konkler?


Deal keeps rural Internet alive

Commissioners in two counties met in joint session this week to prevent a lengthy Internet service interruption for customers of two Spokane-area companies. Medical Lake-based EcliptixNet Broadband and Spokane-based Pass …


Inflammation found in sturgeon

Juvenile sturgeon that ingested slag from Teck Resources’ Trail, B.C., smelter had chronic inflammation in their guts, according to a federal study. Thirty-seven juvenile sturgeon were captured in the upper …


Study tracks reasons behind high rate of illness near Northport

Gail Leaden was 5 when she was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis. In high school, Leaden’s best friend in the small town of Northport, Wash., was diagnosed with the same illness. …


Looking back

The Trail, B.C., smelter 1896: Forerunner of Teck Resources’ current smelter opens to process copper and gold ore from the Rossland Mine in British Columbia.


Football fervor back in Northport after almost 60 years

When LeRoy Key went to Northport last fall to spend a year as interim superintendent, he found a community that needed a jolt. “From an outsider’s look, the student population …


Football fervor returns to Northport

When LeRoy Key went to Northport last fall to spend a year as interim superintendent, he found a community that needed a jolt.