The rental affordability crisis is prevalent in cities such as Los Angeles, San Francisco and Seattle. But, that crisis has arrived to Spokane County with nearly half of renters spending 30 to 50 percent of their income on rent, according to a recent report.
These days local, knock-on-the-door, face-to-face politics is being swamped by the most corrosive elements of post-Citizens United moneyball politics: Dark money, gray money, PAC shell games, special interests, and cash rescues by political parties.
The Rev. George W. Knepper of Spokane’s Central Christian Church delivered a sermon aimed at young people in which he declared that “God does not expect men to be failures, but expects them to be successes.”
After abandoned plans to build a climbing wall above a gravel parking lot north of the Post Street bridge, city officials are now looking at constructing a parking garage and more trail space at the Bosch lot, a troubled piece of property that has been sitting dormant for 40 years waiting to be included as part of Riverfront Park. Money for the project is part of nearly $52 million the city will set aside for public investment during Mayor David Condon’s final two years in office.
The 18th annual Spokane Chiefs Teddy Bear Toss rained an event-record 6,829 stuffed bears onto the ice Saturday night as a sold-out crowd of 10,059 hockey fans gave their annual support to the Christmas Bureau.
Do you or a neighbor go all out with the holiday displays? Does your street do up the holidays right? Do you just love that place with the thousands of lights synced to Christmas music? We want to hear about it.
Initiative 502, which legalized marijuana in 2012, requires the state to support education programs with “medically and scientifically accurate information about the health and safety risks posed by marijuana use.” The state would do well to evaluate Spokane’s success.
As hundreds of patrons glided under the soft glow of multicolored lights, twinkling across the ice at the base of a 60-foot Christmas tree, Riley Witt couldn’t resist a comparison. “It’s beginning to be the Rockefeller corner of Spokane,” said Witt, the architect of the wandering, 645-foot ice skating ribbon, which opened at Riverfront Park on Friday night.
Christmas Bureau recipients began lining up at the Spokane County Fairgrounds long before the doors were scheduled to open at 10 a.m. and volunteers worked hard to open early at 9 a.m. to get people inside out of the cold.
The growing population of wolves in eastern Washington state does not appear to be hurting the populations of deer, elk, moose and bighorn sheep, according to a report issued this week by the state Department of Fish and Wildlife.
TRANSITIONS -- The Outdoors Blog is evolving. After nearly 41 years as Outdoors editor at The Spokesman-Review, Rich Landers has officially retired. He will continue writing occasionally as an Outdoors ...
Another potential constitutional controversy involves lawmakers and their social media accounts. The ACLU of Washington said last week legislators should not be blocking people with whom they disagree or deleting ...