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UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 11, 2019, 7:32 p.m.

Avista says power restored to 97% of customers affected by snowstorm

City crews and South Hill residents continued clearing fallen trees and tree limbs from yards, streets, sidewalks and parks on Friday.


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 13, 2019, 5:47 p.m.

Avista restores power Tuesday for thousands who lost it in Coeur d’Alene, Spokane Valley

Avista restored power Tuesday to thousands of customers in Spokane Valley and Coeur d’Alene who experienced outages Monday and Tuesday.


UPDATED: Thu., June 20, 2019, 6:55 p.m.

Tornados in Texas, flooding in Northeast, 200,000 without power

Potent thunderstorms have been blamed for one death and left more than 200,000 people without power across the southern United States – and fierce winds are expected to wallop parts …


UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 14, 2019, 7:44 p.m.

Classes expected to resume Tuesday after campuswide power outage at Spokane Community College

Spokane Community College canceled classes Monday due to a campuswide power outage. A post on the school’s Facebook page said classes would resume on Tuesday.


Many still without power in the Northwest

Tens of thousands of people remained without power after windstorms struck parts of Washington state and Oregon over the weekend.


UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 6, 2019, 9:31 p.m.

Thousands without power in Seattle area following powerful windstorm

Thousands were without power Sunday morning after an overnight windstorm that blew through the Seattle area.


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 20, 2018, 9:22 p.m.

Damaging winds topple trees, 300,000 lose power in Northwest

More than 300,000 households and businesses lost power Thursday as strong winds took down trees and power lines, blew over shipping containers and tore off part of a clock tower’s …


Tesla, others help Puerto Ricans go solar amid power turmoil

A scattering of hardware stores, barbershops and corner stores across Puerto Rico are embracing solar energy, trying to wean themselves off a state-owned power company that remains heavily dependent on …


South Sudan’s warring leaders agree to share power, again

South Sudan’s warring leaders have agreed to share power once again in the latest effort to end a five-year civil war, officials announced Wednesday, days after the United States said …


Turmoil slows rebuilding of Puerto Rico’s power grid

Ten months after Hurricane Maria destroyed Puerto Rico’s electric grid, the local agency responsible for rebuilding it is in chaos and more than $1 billion in federal funds meant to …


UPDATED: Mon., July 2, 2018, 2:59 p.m.

About 2,000 lose electricity in central Spokane

About 2,000 customers – including Shriners Hospitals for Children – were without power for several hours Monday after an Avista Utilities power line went down near Fifth Avenue and Walnut …


UPDATED: Sun., June 10, 2018, 7:40 p.m.

Thousands lose power in Stevens and Spokane counties Sunday

Thousands were without power in northern Spokane County and the southern tip of Stevens County as the region experienced rolling thunderstorms and heavy wind.


Northeast tries to dig out, power up after latest storm

Residents in the Northeast dug out from as much as 2 feet of wet, heavy snow Thursday, while utilities dealt with downed trees and power lines that snarled traffic and …


UPDATED: Sun., March 4, 2018, 8:15 p.m.

One million without power as storm cleanup proceeds

From Virginia to Massachusetts, about 1 million people remain without power, two days after a destructive nor’easter, leaving some unsure when they could return home and schools unsure if they …


UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 11, 2018, 7:08 p.m.

Blackout hits northern Puerto Rico following fire, explosion

An explosion and fire at an electric substation threw much of northern Puerto Rico into darkness late Sunday in a setback for the U.S. territory’s efforts to fully restore power …


More equipment, crews head to Puerto Rico for power boost

Federal officials said Monday that efforts to fully restore power to Puerto Rico in the wake of Hurricane Maria should get a boost with more work crews and more supplies …


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 30, 2017, 2:25 p.m.

Northwest storm knocks out power, causes multiple crashes

A winter storm moving through the Pacific Northwest knocked out power in parts of Washington state and caused multiple collisions, including a fatal crash in northern Idaho.


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 30, 2017, 4:34 p.m.

Officials: Nearly half of Puerto Rico clients without power

The revelation that more than 660,000 power customers across Puerto Rico still lack electricity more than three months after Hurricane Maria has sparked outrage, surprise and resignation among some islanders …


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 22, 2017, 9:52 a.m.

Iraq, GE sign $400 million deal for power infrastructure

BAGHDAD – Iraq and General Electric have signed a deal to develop Iraq’s power infrastructure, which would help bring much-needed electricity to areas facing significant shortages across the country. GE …


UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 19, 2017, 9:19 p.m.

Two months after Hurricane Maria, Puerto Rico struggles to regain electricity and thousands flee the island

The lights remain off in bustling cities and in small rural villages. Gas generators, the only alternative to the downed power lines that seem to be everywhere, continuously hum outside …


Northeast storm downs power lines, delays trick or treating

Bolstered by out-of-state reinforcements, utility crews scrambled to restore power throughout New England on Tuesday, a day after gusts topping 80 mph caused widespread power outages and forced many communities …


What Puerto Rico is doing to get the power back after storm

Electrical linemen descend from helicopters, balancing on steel girders 90 feet high on transmission towers in the mountains of central Puerto Rico, far from any road. At the same time, …


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 23, 2017, 8:21 p.m.

Aid begins to flow to hurricane-hit Puerto Rico

Large amounts of federal aid began moving into Puerto Rico on Saturday, welcomed by local officials who praised the Trump administration’s response but called for the emergency loosening of rules …


Kenya opposition leader refuses to share power

Kenya’s opposition leader Raila Odinga said Sunday he will not share power, speaking days after the Supreme Court’s decision to annul President Uhuru Kenyatta’s re-election and order a fresh presidential …



Big effort underway to restore North Carolina islands’ power

Crews are taking two approaches to restore power to two North Carolina Outer Banks islands.


UPDATED: Mon., July 10, 2017, 9:01 p.m.

Congress unnerved by energy grid cyberattacks

For months, Sen. Maria Cantwell has been warning in letters to the Trump administration and colleagues that Congress needs to do more to keep the nation’s energy supply safe from …


Renewable sources of electricity outpace nuclear plants

For the first time in decades, the United States got more electricity from renewable sources than nuclear power in March and April.


Democratic senators urge President Trump to study Russia’s capability to hack power grid

On Thursday, 19 Democratic senators sent President Donald Trump a letter urging him to direct the Energy Department to conduct an analysis of Russia’s capability to hack into and disrupt …


No power in large section of downtown Portland

A big chunk of downtown Portland is without power because of a fire in an underground vault.