Stories tagged: water
UPDATED: Fri., May 26, 2017, 9:59 p.m.
The latest water quality tests show that the water in the Airway Heights water system is still contaminated, though it has improved.
Wed., May 24, 2017, 2:06 p.m.
Two water supply inquiries – one at Lewiston and the other on the Palouse – are starting to bring into focus the functioning of local aquifers and how any problems …
UPDATED: Tue., May 23, 2017, 11:20 p.m.
Hundreds of people worried about the water they drink, bathe in and give to their animals packed the Medical Lake High School gym Tuesday night to demand answers.
Tue., May 23, 2017, 2:55 p.m.
The Michigan National Guard plans to test residential drinking wells near its main training facility after a plume of toxic chemicals was discovered in groundwater.
UPDATED: Sat., May 20, 2017, 7:08 p.m.
City officials in Airway Heights expect to finish flushing water lines of contaminants from Fairchild Air Force Base on Sunday night or Monday morning.
Sat., May 20, 2017, 5:22 a.m.
City officials said Friday that levels of contaminants in the Airway Heights water system were more than 15 times the threshold established by the Environmental Protection Agency last year. Flushing …
UPDATED: Fri., May 19, 2017, 10:14 p.m.
Restaurants west of Hayford Road in Airway Heights have been asked to not use contaminated water in food or beverages.
Thu., May 18, 2017, 10:20 p.m.
Citing potential water contamination, Department of Corrections issues recall for food manufactured at Airway Heights Corrections Center
The Washington Department of Corrections announced Thursday evening that it is voluntarily recalling food manufactured by the Airway Heights Corrections Center following reports of possible contamination in the Airway Heights …
UPDATED: Thu., May 18, 2017, 9:51 p.m.
The advisory not to drink the city’s tap water entered its third day Thursday as Airway Heights officials sought additional help from Spokane and private landowners pondered their legal options …
Wed., May 17, 2017, 4:32 p.m.
A floating playground in an Idaho lake has city officials questioning its legality.
Tue., May 16, 2017, 9:54 p.m.
Portland voters Tuesday approved the largest school bond in state history, which would raise taxes to address high levels of lead in drinking water at nearly every school and pay …
Mon., May 15, 2017, 9:07 a.m.
Oregon officials knew in July 2016 that tap water in juvenile prisons had excessive levels of lead but took eight months to test the entire system and shut down bad …
UPDATED: Fri., May 12, 2017, 8:14 a.m.
Voters in Oregon’s largest city are poised to vote on the biggest school bond in state history after a scandal over high levels of lead in the water at almost …
UPDATED: Wed., May 10, 2017, 10:47 p.m.
Air Force officials have expanded their search for contaminated groundwater after testing found chemical runoff affecting neighbors of Fairchild Air Force Base.
UPDATED: Tue., May 2, 2017, 7:03 p.m.
Seeking suggestions about what environmental regulations it should gut, the Trump administration on Tuesday got an earful from people who say federal rules limiting air and water pollution aren’t strict …
Mon., May 1, 2017, 10:24 a.m.
Heavy rainfall in April has helped boost Oregon’s snowpack after several years of below-average levels.
Sun., April 30, 2017, 2:43 p.m.
Nearly two years after a water crisis in Flint, Michigan, triggered renewed pressure for lead testing and remediation in schools across the country, many districts continue to stumble. And in …
Wed., April 26, 2017, 5 p.m.
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker said Wednesday that he won’t remove Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke from office over the death of an inmate who was denied water for seven days.
Fri., April 7, 2017, 4:54 p.m.
Startlingly green hills, surging rivers and the snow-wrapped Sierra Nevada had already signaled what Gov. Jerry Brown made official on Friday: The long California drought is over.
UPDATED: Fri., April 7, 2017, 3:38 p.m.
Federal officials are considering approving a plan to truck 200,000 gallons of low-level radioactive waste water from a closed eastern U.S. nuclear power plant to Idaho.
UPDATED: Tue., March 28, 2017, 7:30 p.m.
As bottled water surges in popularity, Coke, Pepsi and other companies are using celebrity endorsements, stylish packaging and fancy filtration processes like “reverse osmosis” to sell people on expanding variations …
Wed., March 22, 2017, 7:46 a.m.
Nearly a third of people in sub-Saharan Africa do not have access to safe drinking water, the World Water Council said Wednesday, urging governments to contribute adequate amounts of their …
UPDATED: Wed., March 8, 2017, 11:54 a.m.
If the weather cooperates this spring and early summer, there should be plentiful water for local growers, the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation reports. In their March forecast, bureau officials estimate …
Tue., March 7, 2017, 11:58 a.m.
The average statewide snowpack for Oregon is well above normal for March after a harsh winter that featured heavy snow across much of the state. However, hydrologists warn that an …
Tue., March 7, 2017
Looking Back reviews opinions published in The Spokesman-Review during this week in history. Marines to Vietnam, March 9, 1965
UPDATED: Mon., March 6, 2017, 8:29 p.m.
A very wet February has dramatically improved the water supply forecast for Washington state.
UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 28, 2017, 12:56 p.m.
Residents in Flint, Michigan, are about to start paying the full cost of their water again, even though what’s flowing from their taps has yet to be declared safe to …
Sun., Feb. 26, 2017, 8:12 p.m.
State officials are investigating claims that a south-central Idaho dairy pumped manure into a canal, and tests are being conducted on water coming from faucets in nearby homes where residents …
Thu., Feb. 23, 2017, 3:02 p.m.
Global warming is already shrinking the Colorado River, the most important waterway in the American Southwest, and it could reduce the flow by more than a third by the end …
Fri., Feb. 17, 2017, 3:10 p.m.
“Systemic racism” going back decades is at the core of problems that caused a lead-contaminated water crisis in the majority black city of Flint, according to a Michigan Civil Rights …