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.

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 another 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.

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.

McMorris Rodgers wins the battle, but her House Republicans lose the war. Was it worth it?

It's not long after the initial results come in — showing Democrat Lisa Brown losing by 11 percentage points — that Brown's concession speech begins airing on the big screen in a red-lit Davenport Grand ballroom filled with buoyant Republicans. One guy in the crowd begins chanting "Turn!

Why Spokane voters never bought the idea for a downtown Joe Albi Stadium replacement

Anew downtown stadium to replace Joe Albi may have sounded appealing to city leaders, including Mayor David Condon, but voters have soundly rejected the idea.

Border Patrol ignores Spokane ordinance, Keystone pipeline blocked, and other morning headlines

ON INLANDER.COM MUSIC: John Cougar Mellencamp tickets go on sale today.

Legalized marijuana continues to gain in the U.S., 12 dead in CA bar shooting, and other headlines

ON INLANDER.COM NATION: Attorney General Jeff Sessions was asked to resign by President Donald Trump the day after Democrats won the House.

Why local schools are banning kids from having cell phones during class

In an eighth-grade Sacajawea Middle School classroom, a student reads out loud from a textbook.

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