🌱 New Target Set For Electric Cars + Construction Projects Begin

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Get on up, Spokane! Let’s get you all caught up to start this Tuesday, March 29 off on an informed note. Here’s everything you need to know in town today.

First, today’s weather:

Nice with clouds and sun. High: 63 Low: 40.

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Here are the top three stories in Spokane today:

  1. In the Clean Cars 2030 bill Washington state legislators set a new target date for all new vehicles in the state to be electric-powered by 2030. The bill is a part of the $16.9B “Move Ahead Washington” transportation package signed by Gov. Jay Inslee last Friday. “The state’s not going to be adding any more gas vehicles to the fleet, which is like six and a half million cars,” said Matthew Metz, founder and co-executive director of Coltura, a Seattle-based non-profit that advocates for the phasing out of gasoline use. (The Spokesman Review)
  2. The city of Spokane started two major construction projects on high traffic routes this week. The Thor-Freya Reconstruction and Hatch Road Bridge Deck Replacement projects will last through July and September. Delays and congestion should be expected while construction is underway. (FOX 28 Spokane)
  3. For the first time in history the Mt. Spokane High School Jazz Band 1 won the Sweepstakes at the Mead Jazz Festival. The students, under the direction of Sy Hovik, competed during the day and were evaluated by a panel of judges comprised of music faculty from various universities. Jazz programs from all of the Pacific Northwest competed. (KHQ Right Now)

Today in Spokane:

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  • Storytime Shorts At North Spokane Library (10:00 AM)
  • Free AARP Tax Aide At North Spokane Library (4:00 PM)
  • Tea Blending with Brambleberry Cottage At North Spokane Library (6:30 PM)

From my notebook:

  • Master Gardener Steve Nokes will share basic information needed to successfully grow your own food. The Vegetable Gardening 101 class at the North Spokane library will cover design, soil preparation, planting, watering, weeding, fertilizing, and harvesting and will take place from 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. (Spokane County Library District)
  • The Pottery Place Plus is presenting guest artist Linda Thorson Mar. 28 – 31. Thorson creates art casting pieces for the home and garden, inspired by various periods of art history, nature and places she’s traveled. (Visit Spokane)
  • Grab a cup of coffee and scroll through Spokane’s latest job openings in and around the city. Check out which companies are hiring, salaries, positions and more. (Spokane Patch)

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