Power Grab: <br> The Case for and Against Avista's Merger

Power Grab:
The Case for and Against Avista's Merger

Perhaps the strangest thing about the proposed merger between Avista and Canadian utility Hydro One is that when this all started, Avista wasn't really for sale.


Hunger strike protests Spokane's sit-lie law, Lime bikes are leaving, and other morning headlines

ON INLANDER.COM FILM:The newest animated Grinch movie is yawn-inducing.


Phil Tyler announces campaign for Spokane City Council

In October of 2005, according to records, Phil Tyler's then-wife, Katrina, called law enforcement.


Spokane senator Andy Billig named Senate majority leader in Washington state

Spokane's state Sen. Andy Billig, the only Senate Democrat from Eastern Washington, will be the new Senate majority leader following a Democratic leadership vote on Monday, Nov. 12. In doing so, he'll follow in the steps of Lisa Brown, who previously held his seat, and who also served as Senate majority leader from 2005 to 2013.


Lewis and Clark High School threatened with an attack... again

It hasn’t even been six months since Lewis and Clark High School was terrorized by a student who allegedly said he was going to shoot up the school, threatened one girl in particular and caused many parents to withhold their kids from school out of fear for their safety. Now, the same thing is happening again.


Turns out, people really wanna move to Spokane, and those already here want to stay put

So, Spokane made it to the top of another list, everyone.


Security aide fired at Melania's request, synagogue shooter friend arrested and other headlines

ON INLANDER.COM NATION: CNN is suing the Trump administration after the White House revoked reporter Jim Acosta's press credentials.


Amazon chooses HQ2 locations, the California fire now deadliest in state history, and other headlines

ON INLANDER.COM NATION: Stan Lee, the creator of Marvel Comics, died yesterday.


PDC believes those "fake progressive" mailers were technically legal. But did the deceptive tactics work?

In an Inlander story two weeks ago, we wrote that, because of the way Washington state election law was written, conservative activist Glen Morgan just might get away with those deceptive mailers that told progressives, "Don't be fooled by fake progressive Jessa Lewis ('D' Spokane)" and urged them to write in "real progressive Joe Pakootas" for the 6th Legislative District. And initially, that's the conclusion the Public Disclosure Commission came to: What Morgan did may have been sleazy, but it probably wasn't illegal. Just to make sure, the PDC sent a letter to the attorney general asking for a second opinion.


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What is the longest period of time you have been without electricity?
JOSH SEIDEMAN A week because I lived in Cheney growing up and the way it worked was if the electricity went out where we lived, not only did electricity go out for our house warmth-wise, but our water pump was electricity...


We all need to make sure both sides are heard

There's talk these days about civility in politics, especially after the arrest of the Florida man charged with sending explosive devices to many prominent Democratic politicians. Politics is merely the opposition of one major political party's ideas against the other major political party's ideas, though expressions have become more confrontational.


Miracle on "D" Street: Where the sidewalk ends

Many mornings my ride to work ends up being mostly mundane. I drive passively on autopilot, barely registering the similar scenes that unfold to surround me. Some days there are exceptions, like when turkey babies waddle across the road or when the yellows and reds of fall trees contrast against stark, white sky.


Discussion on autism, volunteer with River's Wish Animal sanctuary, and KSPS painting benefit

Do something: How to get involved in your community this week
Temple Grandin, Ph.D., (above) is one of the the most accomplished and well-known adults with autism in the world. She is an autism advocate, best-selling author and animal welfare and behavior expert.


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CBDs are washing over America

CBD is the fastest growing phenomena in health and living, not just in medicine.

Green Zone

Drinkables: Introducing the "Fore-Twenty"

Seeing as major beverage companies like Coca-Cola are preparing to get into the cannabis market, what better time to start looking for creative ways for pot enthusiasts to imbibe rather than simply toke?

Green Zone

Plummeting cannabis stocks shake confidence in the industry

As Canada's legalization remains in its honeymoon phase, the cannabis marketplace is apparently coming into focus enough for investors to begin accurately gauging the potential of the up-and-coming industry.

Green Zone

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Trump awards Medals of Freedom to Elvis, Babe Ruth and Miriam Adelson

By Michael Tackett New York Times News Service

Nation & World

Battle over wall risks shutdown as lawmakers scramble to fund government

BY Emily Cochrane New York Times News Service

Nation & World

Trump endorses easing some mandatory sentencing laws

By Nicholas Fandos and Maggie Haberman New York Times News Service

Nation & World

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