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Environment | News | local | Land use

Competing For Trash: The Hidden Landfills Of The Columbia River Gorge

Northwest News Network | Sept. 24, 2017 11:45 a.m.

Every weekday, 50 to 60 semi-trucks pull off the interstate at Arlington, Oregon, and head up to the Columbia Ridge Landfill with Portland's garbage. Seattle and Kitsap County's also goes there, but by train.

Election | News | local | Politics

Bernie Sanders To Campaign In Washington State

OPB | March 18, 2016 6:45 a.m. | Portland

Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders will campaign in Vancouver, Seattle and Spokane on Sunday, March 20. His visit comes ahead of the Democratic caucus on March 26.

News | local | NW Life

2,000 Customers Still Affected By Spokane Power Outages

AP | Nov. 26, 2015 1:23 p.m.

Utility officials say just over 2,000 customers remained without power on Thanksgiving following a devastating windstorm more than a week earlier.  

NW Life

Spokane To Allow Removal Of Marijuana Records

AP | Nov. 10, 2015 9:02 a.m.

People who have been convicted of misdemeanor possession of marijuana in Spokane will soon be able to have the conviction removed from their criminal record.

News | local | Health

Spokane Hospital's Psychiatric Doctors Resigning

AP | June 26, 2015 9:35 a.m. | Spokane, Washington

Sacred Heart Medical Center in Spokane is scrambling to hire psychiatrists after its entire team of psychiatric doctors put in resignation notices last month.

Environment | News | local

Crews Make Progress Against Eastern Washington Wildfire

AP | June 18, 2015 1:06 p.m. | Cheney, Washington

A wildfire burning south of Spokane is now 50 percent contained.

News | local

Rachel Dolezal: 'No Biological Proof' She Has White Parents

AP | June 17, 2015 9:15 a.m. | Spokane, Washington

The woman who resigned as president of the Spokane NAACP after her parents revealed she was white posing as black says there's no proof they are her mother and father.

News | local

Authories Identify Man Who Died In Spokane County Jail

AP | June 17, 2015 9:13 a.m. | Spokane, Washington

Authorities have identified the third inmate who died Friday in the Spokane County Jail, the fourth death in the jail this year.

News | local

Spokane NAACP Wants More Investigation Of Hate Mail

AP | June 16, 2015 4 p.m. | Spokane, Washington

The Spokane branch of the NAACP wants police to continue investigating whether hate mail was sent to the organization.

News | local | Politics

Federal Agency OKs Proposed Spokane Tribe Casino

AP | June 16, 2015 8:53 a.m. | Spokane, Washington

The Spokane Tribe has won approval from the federal government in its effort to build an off-reservation casino in Airway Heights.

News | local

Spokane Police Halt Probe Into Rachel Dolezal's Harassment Claims

AP | June 12, 2015 1:51 p.m. | Spokane, Washington

Police in eastern Washington say they're no longer investigating racial harassment claims made by Rachel Dolezal, the head of a local NAACP chapter whose integrity was thrown into question.

Environment | Water | News | local

New Project Launched To Improve Hayden Lake Water Quality

AP | June 1, 2015 9:38 a.m. | Spokane, Washington

A $23,000 project is testing the waters of Hayden Lake to see how effective man-made wetlands are at improving water quality.

News | local | OPB News Blog

After Losing Job Over Drug Test, Spokane's First Pot Customer Receives Numerous Offers

OPB | July 10, 2014 11:37 a.m. | Portland

As the smoke clears after the grand opening of Washington’s first recreational marijuana stores, Spokane's first customer is on the search for his next job after his employers saw him in local news coverage.