MONDAY, JAN. 21, 2019
Most of the City of Spokane and Spokane County government offices will be closed in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. day Monday, with only some public works services and law enforcement offices staying open for the holiday.
SUNDAY, JAN. 20, 2019
One police officer was hospitalized and another injured during an attempt to take a domestic violence suspect into custody Sunday morning in West Central Spokane.
FRIDAY, JAN. 18, 2019
Now that Spokane’s shelter capacity has increased by 275, the city will resume enforcing a law that bars people from sitting, sleeping or lying on the streets of downtown Spokane beginning Feb. 8.
THURSDAY, JAN. 17, 2019
Several local groups advocating for unity, inclusion and human rights will gather in Spokane this weekend for the Indigenous Peoples Day march, the Woman’s March and to honor Martin Luther King Jr.’s life and legacy.
WEDNESDAY, JAN. 16, 2019
The Erminia Avenue warming center is likely the last of four new winter warming centers to go online for the season. The 52-mat warming center, which is managed by the Salvation Army, is scheduled to double in capacity Wednesday, increasing the network’s capacity to 275.
TUESDAY, JAN. 15, 2019
The Spokane City Council approved an agreement which will soon allow the city to purchase property and begin design and other work on the the $42 million Sportsplex project.
The Spokane City Council unanimously approved a series of infill regulations, allowing less parking, taller homes and smaller lots in some parts of the city.
MONDAY, JAN. 14, 2019
For many people experiencing homelessness or poverty, having a pet is a need for survival not a luxury, but finding a safe place to sleep that accepts pets, affordable veterinary care and supplies can be difficult.
SUNDAY, JAN. 13, 2019
Beginners and experienced skiers headed to Mount Spokane on Sunday to try cross-country skiing and skijoring, where up to two dogs can pull their owner down a trail.
THURSDAY, JAN. 10, 2019
The Spokane Park Board may approve the process advocates should follow to move the Vietnam Veteran’s Memorial from Riverfront Park to the Spokane arena Thursday.
WEDNESDAY, JAN. 9, 2019
As the race for Spokane mayor draws closer, local leaders say the pool of candidates will likely narrow and stronger candidates will come forward later in the election season. Two prominent local Republicans announced they wouldn’t be running for mayor in a social media post last week and a long-time local TV anchor said she didn’t have immediate plans to run for office.
TUESDAY, JAN. 8, 2019
Spokane City Council is considering loosening parking restrictions and allowing taller buildings in some parts of the city, which supporters say will increase development and create more options for homeownership.
SUNDAY, JAN. 6, 2019
A Walmart in north Spokane was closed for several hours Sunday after employees discovered what they described as “white powder” on money passed over the counter. Reports of the substance prompted a response from emergency personnel and an evacuation of the building.
Residents of an apartment complex in Cheney were displaced after the wall between two units caught fire Sunday afternoon.
THURSDAY, JAN. 3, 2019
The Finch Arboretum could see dozens of changes over the next few years including a new pathway, a sound wall and a collection of plants from around the Inland Northwest.
WEDNESDAY, JAN. 2, 2019
Spokane area residents have about a week and a half to dispose of their fresh-cut Christmas trees before the city’s and the Boy Scouts’ Christmas tree pickup programs end.
SATURDAY, DEC. 29, 2018
The City of Spokane has approved a funding plan to start paving the 54 miles of unpaved roads across the city, starting with District 1 and 2.
FRIDAY, DEC. 28, 2018
As public outcry over laws prohibiting camping, sitting or sleeping on public property grows, city officials and police say illegal camping is more wide spread than it has been in the past.
WEDNESDAY, DEC. 26, 2018
As the second season of the newest Riverfront Park attraction, the Skate Ribbon, is underway, the parks department says attendance is growing, but not as much as last year.
SUNDAY, DEC. 23, 2018
Every year, hundreds of bald eagles stop at the lake between November and February to catch spawning kokanee salmon as the birds migrate south.
FRIDAY, DEC. 21, 2018
The city of Spokane may soon give a property with a $1 million estimated value at the edge of downtown Spokane to the University District as it scales back other financial contributions.
Three people filed ethics complaints against City Councilwoman Kate Burke, saying her participation in a protest with homeless activists in front of City Hall disqualified her from voting on homeless issues.
Westminster Congregational United Church of Christ will soon be able to host up to 25 young people in a warming center a 10-minute walk from downtown Spokane.
WEDNESDAY, DEC. 19, 2018
The activists behind the protest homeless encampment in front of City Hall known as “Camp Hope” plan four protests in downtown Spokane to demand repeal of city ordinances prohibiting camping on public land and sitting or lying on downtown sidewalks.
MONDAY, DEC. 17, 2018
After agreeing to increase funding for to address homelessness, the Spokane City Council voted unanimously to ask other cities to provide for the basic needs of their homeless population.