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15 April 2015 - "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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5 April 2015 - "Spokane City Leaders, Fire Chiefs Show Support for Cantwell Oil Train Legislation"

April 5, 2015News ClipCity Council to consider resolution calling for passage of Crude-By-Rail Safety Act

For news link click here  SPOKANE, Wash. – U.S.Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA) joined Spokane Mayor David Condon, City Council President Ben Stuckart, and fire chiefs from Spokane and Spokane Valley to highlight the challenges of fighting fires caused by oil train derailments. Up to 16 oil trains travel over elevated tracks through downtown Spokane each week. Cantwell introduced the Crude-By-Rail Safety Act of 2015 with Senators

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2 April 2015 - KHQ6: "Spokane holds first ever Citizen's Hall of Fame"

April 2, 2015News Clip

For news link click here  SPOKANE, Wash. - Thursday morning, in a room filled with Spokane luminaries, six people were honored with being the first inductees into the Spokane Citizen Hall of Fame.  KHQ's Stephanie Vigil hosted the ceremony, which was held at the Davenport Hotel. Those inducted Thursday were given keys to the city and a rousing round of applause from everyone in attendance.

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1 April 2015 - The Spokesman-Review: "Spokane City Council makes sick leave policy a priority"

April 1, 2015News Clip

For news link click here  Paid sick leave shot to the front of the Spokane City Council’s agenda this year, as council members vowed Tuesday to quickly pass a policy to provide workers the opportunity to earn hours reserved for unplanned emergencies or unforeseen health issues.

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