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Spokane Park Board votes to revisit amusement rides in Riverfront Park

UPDATED: Thu., July 12, 2018, 10:32 p.m.

The request doesn’t include refurbishing the rides that once were housed in the old U.S. Pavilion, but to determine if the Parks Department should buy new rides and put them on the north bank of the newly redeveloped park. Opponents said the Park Board was directing staff to resurrect an idea that isn’t financially feasible and had already been decided.

Bemiss Neighborhood spruces up park, alleyways

The Bemiss Neighborhood Council prides itself on being collaborative. “We work with everybody,” council chair Kathryn Alexander said. “Collaboration is what we do. It’s who we are.”

Front Porch: The importance of a sincere apology

The crash happened in a split second. One minute my husband was driving down North Monroe Street, and in a flash a sedan darted out in front of him from a side street.

Gardening: Deep watering paramount during heat of summer

In some ways the stretch of recent cooler weather has been great for the gardens. Plants have stayed in bloom a little longer, and with the timely rains, it hasn’t been too hard to keep things watered. That all could change during the hot season.

Old Trinity School comes down

Ninety years of history came crashing down Monday as the heavy bucket of a Rod’s Demolition excavator knocked over the walls of the old Trinity Catholic School and scooped up debris.

Shadle Park amphitheater to fill with music tonight with Lilac City Community Band

If you’re in the Shadle Park area on Thursday evening, you just might hear the rousing sounds of a John Philip Sousa march or the stirring strains of “The Marine’s Hymn.” That’s because Thursday marks the return of the annual summer concert series presented by the Audubon-Downriver and Northwest Neighborhood Councils.

Utility bills will pay for Howard Street bridge construction in Riverfront Park

The city had originally intended to use utility dollars to replace the so-called “Blue Bridge” in Riverfront Park, but that replacement was determined not to be needed. Instead, green bond dollars will be used to pay back the park for the $6.6 million construction of the new bridge, which opened earlier this spring.

Writers and readers explore the history of the Spokane River

UPDATED: Wed., July 11, 2018, 11:03 p.m.

A few hundred people gathered to hear an avid sportsman, authors and a tribal representative share their contributions to anthology documenting the conflicted and polluted history of the Spokane River.

7-11 has its annual Free Slurpee Day

13-year-old Ashley Garman strolled into 7-Eleven on the South Hill around 2 p.m. with her three friends. They had one mission: get free Slurpees. “I think it’s great but they’re probably not getting any profit,” she said.