Charging an electric vehicle in Spokane may soon be as simple as a walk in the park. Avista and the city have drafted a master agreement that will pave the way for the utility company to install several electric vehicle charging stations at parks and libraries across Spokane. The 10-year [...]
The Challenge: Shedding manual processes and paper records for solid waste collection The Solid Waste Collections team in Spokane is responsible for yard waste, recycling and standard waste collection and disposal for its 88,000 citizens. The department runs more than 100 heavy-duty vehicles and employs more than 150 people. Until [...]
U.S. Representative Suzan DelBene (D-WA-1) provides a 7 minute keynote to the 2020 Smart Cities Week regarding the Smart Cities and Communities Act of 2019. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nMhyIPcxL1E&feature=youtu.be
In partnership with The City of Spokane, Spokane City Council and regional municipalities (Spokane Valley, Cheney, Airway Heights, Liberty Lake), Spokane Regional Transportation Council (SRTC) was awarded $2.5 million dollars from the Washington State Department of Commerce for the installation of electric vehicle charging infrastructures throughout the Greater Spokane Region. [...]
Justin Bibb traces his foray into politics and public service back to 2004. The Trinity High School (Garfield Heights) student had just been cut from the mock trial team when he saw someone wearing a “Wesley Clark for President” T-shirt. “That was the first campaign I worked on,” he said, [...]
Urbanova and WSU are seeking young adults with asthma to participate in a trial of a new phone application known as U TRACK during wildfire season. Learn more from this Spokane Public Radio story and Fox 28 News story.
Avista Energy is preparing to launch a "micro-transactive grid" in Spokane, Washington, that experts say illustrates the future of distributed energy resource (DER) management. Beyond maintaining resilient power, the microgrid will provide visibility and control of smaller loads and enable trading of energy between two buildings in a way that [...]
Well, that was quick. By Wednesday morning, just a few days after a demonstration Saturday over the death of George Floyd while in the custody of Minneapolis police suddenly turned violent, downtown looked eerily neat and quiet. Shattered glass had been swept up. Graffiti had been scrubbed off the bronze statue of early 20th century [...]