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28 April 2015 - The Spokesman-Review: "Spokane City Council approves buying land for bridge"

April 28, 2015News Clip

For news link click here  Supporters call it iconic and necessary, detractors use terms unfit for print, but the University District bicycle and pedestrian bridge inched closer to construction Monday as the Spokane City Council approved spending nearly $1.7 million to purchase 20 parcels of land.

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24 April 2015 - The Spokesman-Review: "Shawn Vestal: Spreading a little free literature in honor of Get Lit!"

April 24, 2015News Clip

For news link click here  The dispersion followed no logic: Dickens and Whitman in Browne’s Addition. Sherman Alexie and Jonathan Lethem on the North Side. Marilynn Robinson and Joyce Carol Oates in the Perry District. Henry James and Saul Bellow on the South Hill.

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24 April 2015 - The Spokesman-Review: "City Council creates panel to craft paid sick leave legislation"

April 24, 2015News Clip

For news link click here   Requiring employers in Spokane to provide workers paid sick leave took another step forward this week. The Spokane City Council on Monday approved the formation of a committee comprising health, labor and business representatives to help craft a paid-leave law.

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15 April 2015 - Valuewalk.com: "Columbia River Threatened By New Oil Refinery And Explosive Oil Trains"

April 15, 2015News Clip

For news link click here   Longview, WA – The rapid growth of oil trains in the Pacific Northwest now brings a new threat: a proposal for an unprecedented new oil refinery on the Columbia River. Recently obtained documents show Riverside Refining, LLC, seeking a partnership with the Port of Longview to build an oil refinery in Longview, Washington, supplied by controversial oil-by-rail.

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10 April 2015 - The Spokesman-Review: "Division traffic triangle to get $500,000 makeover"

April 10, 2015News Clip

For news link click here  The traffic triangle at the intersection of Division Street and Spokane Falls Boulevard is one of the most visible yet easily ignored parts of Spokane. Maybe not for long.

This summer, the Division triangle will undergo a $500,000 improvement, with new trees, more landscaping, sidewalks and a new piece of artwork called “Dance of the Redband” by Ken Spiering, a local artist with many well-known sculptures around town.

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