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Getting There: With climate getting hotter, gas power can’t cool us down

UPDATED: Mon., July 5, 2021

There's no single source of the greenhouse gases that are warming our planet, and there's no definitive way to tie the Pacific Northwest's recent heat wave to those gases. But ample evidence indicates Spokane is getting hotter and drier, and that gas-guzzling vehicles are a major source of carbon emissions in our area. 
News >  Nation

As high-profile infrastructure talks grind along in Congress, Cantwell-led Senate panel approves separate $78 billion transportation bill

WASHINGTON – While attention at the Capitol remained focused on an uncertain effort to strike a bipartisan deal on new infrastructure spending, on Wednesday the Senate Commerce Committee voted overwhelmingly to approve a five-year, $78 billion transportation bill to boost the federal government’s annual spending on passenger rail, freight transportation, road safety and more.
News >  ID Government

House panel approves $48 million for transport projects in Central, Eastern Washington; none for North Idaho as Fulcher opts out

UPDATED: Mon., June 14, 2021

WASHINGTON – A transportation funding bill approved by a House panel Thursday would send roughly $48 million to central and Eastern Washington for road and bridge improvements requested by lawmakers, but a disagreement among House Republicans about the new earmark process means North Idaho won’t see any such federal money.