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Sunday, November 17, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Fires still burning throughout the region

Three wildfires have burned about 100,000 acres west of Spokane, keeping hundreds of firefighters busy trying to corral the blaze and protect homes and other buildings. Smoke-filled skies prompted health …


Event, grants encourage clean wood burning

People in the Spokane area who like to burn wood to stay warm might consider attending a family-friendly event this weekend on how to ensure wood is dry and seasoned …


Beacon earns award for green method of clothes laundering

At Beacon Cleaners & Laundry, the fresh scent of clean clothes is free of the chemical odor of solvents. The suits, wedding gowns, comforters and other “dry clean only” items …


Burn bans take effect as pollution risk rises

Cold, stable air over the Northwest has led to widespread burning bans. National Weather Service forecasters said conditions that favor a buildup of pollution will continue through Friday and possibly …


Clean air agency investigating odor

The Spokane Regional Clean Air Agency is investigating a strong odor in downtown Spokane.


Forecast: Air quality will be moderate

Wednesday’s bright summer skies were hiding an annual Spokane health threat: ozone pollution. The Spokane Regional Clean Air Agency issued a forecast for deteriorating air quality as a result of …


Air agency lauds CXT’s improvements

CXT Inc. of Spokane Valley was honored with the 2011 Clean Air Award for reducing ozone-forming pollution from paints and solvents. The award is given annually by the Spokane Regional …


Burn ban lifted in Spokane

A stage-2 burn ban in effect since Monday afternoon was lifted this morning as air quality improved.


Agency orders ban on burning

For the first time in more than a decade, air-quality authorities issued a stage-2 burning ban Monday, meaning all indoor wood-burning and outdoor burning is prohibited except in homes where …


City, air agency could settle fine, upgrade incinerator

Spokane would have to pay a $5,000 fine and upgrade its regional trash incinerator under a proposed deal being considered by Mayor Mary Verner. The settlement, proposed by the Spokane …


Free seminars offered on wood burning

The Spokane Regional Clean Air Agency has teamed up with local wood stove retailers to offer “Burn it Smart, Burn it Safe” seminars.


Mercury emissions too high during incinerator test

Spokane’s Waste-to-Energy Plant violated air pollution law during annual air testing in June. April Westby, an environmental engineer for the Spokane Regional Clean Air Agency, said the agency’s director, Bill …


Outdoor burning not allowed

The Spokane Regional Clean Air Agency is reminding residents that outdoor burning of residential yard debris is no longer allowed.


Business garners clean air award

Spokane Valley’s Fiber-Tech Industries has earned the 2010 Clean Air Award for reducing emissions at its production plant in the Spokane Business & Industrial Park. The company makes fiberglass-reinforced plywood …


EPA pushes smog limits

WASHINGTON – The Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday proposed stricter health standards for smog, replacing a Bush-era limit that ran counter to scientific recommendations. The new limits – which are …


Properly burning wood stove should produce little smoke

Fir and larch logs blazed in a wood stove as Fred Hauer summarized techniques for a clean, hot-burning fire. He starts by lighting sawdust and paraffin nuggets. When they’re burning, …


Air agency settles suit

The Spokane Regional Clean Air Agency has agreed to settle a lawsuit out of court for violating the state’s Open Meetings Act in 2006. The settlement was approved last week …


Officials accused of violating open-meetings law

OLYMPIA – Spokane’s Center for Justice and two Puget Sound area attorneys on Monday filed five lawsuits across the state, accusing local officials – including some in Spokane – of …


Ahern elected to SCAPCA board

Members of Spokane County’s clean-air agency board deadlocked twice Thursday before agreeing to appoint a new member. Melissa Ahern, a Washington State University-Spokane health policy and administration associate professor, won …


Board secrecy called illegal

Spokane County’s air pollution board violated state law when it decided to hire its new director behind closed doors, the state auditor’s office said in a report expected to be …


SCAPCA raising air pollution fees

About 600 Spokane County businesses will pay higher fees next year for emitting air pollution. The Spokane County Air Pollution Control Authority board unanimously approved the increases Thursday. The pollution …


Air agency formally hires director

Four days after Bill Dameworth started work as leader of Spokane County’s air agency, the group’s board formally voted to approve his hiring. Dameworth, former environmental manager for timber company …


Air quality hire questioned

The hiring of Spokane’s new air quality chief appears to have violated state law, legal experts and others said Wednesday. Bill Dameworth, former environmental manager for timber company Pope & …


New air quality chief starts under a cloud

Spokane County’s new air quality regulator is unconvinced that pollution is causing global warming, a position that concerns some environmental activists and one of the agency’s board members. “There is …


Pollution authority nominees screened

Three finalists were interviewed Monday to lead the Spokane County Air Pollution Control Authority. The agency’s board has been searching for a new director since September, when the group’s director …