WEDNESDAY, APRIL 24, 2019
Spokane’s mayor asked City Council to reconsider a land deal with Union Gospel Mission, saying the vote to back out of the deal could cost the city the grant that would have paid for the project and would delay efforts to keep pollutants out of the river.
TUESDAY, APRIL 23, 2019
After years of deterioration, the city is closing the North Suspension Bridge in Riverfront Park until it’s concrete deck can be repaired or replaced.
The Spokane City Council backed out of a land deal with Union Gospel Mission after the public, and council members said they were concerned the city had made an unfair deal with a non-profit that has faced controversy for its policies toward the LGBTQ community.
MONDAY, APRIL 22, 2019
More trees will be planted in Spokane during the next decade to provide more shade during hot summer days and filter storm water.
SUNDAY, APRIL 21, 2019
A standoff ended with the arrest of a man on domestic violence and arson charges Saturday night near the Bowl and Pitcher area of Riverside State Park.
The Davenport Easter brunch is a tradition not just for families, but staff as well, as both came together amid the opulent offerings, including chocolate and Champagne.
One man died in a crash in southwest Spokane County early Sunday morning
THURSDAY, APRIL 18, 2019
Spokane firefighter and mayoral candidate Shawn Poole was reprimanded by the city last fall for using images of city property in campaign materials, posting information he learned through his work as a firefighter online and campaigning while on duty.
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 17, 2019
The Spokane County Library District will soon ask voters to approve an almost $2 million property tax increase to pay for maintenance, security and increasing the library’s digital resources.
TUESDAY, APRIL 16, 2019
The mayor vetoed a new law requiring City Hall to be open to the public without a time limit, saying it was redundant and drew attention from what the city was doing to help the homeless.
People on the brink of homelessness, struggling to re-enter society after incarceration or access basic health care now have a one-stop shop where they can quickly get services, without having to make an appointment.
Baby changing stations will soon be available in bathrooms at City Hall, after the Spokane City Council approved a plan to install them later this year.
SUNDAY, APRIL 14, 2019
Former Seahawks player Curt Warner and his wife Ana shared the story of their family’s love, faith and resilence while raising a family of four children, two of which are autistic.
The Ferry County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the death of a man who went missing near Republic last week.
FRIDAY, APRIL 12, 2019
Two months after a dog was electrocuted on a heated sidewalk, the Spokane City Council is considering a new law that would require local businesses to update heated sidewalks to modern safety standards.
THURSDAY, APRIL 11, 2019
The City of Spokane donated 25% of the nearly $20,000 gathered through a program that encourages people to donate to homeless services instead of panhandlers, to local nonprofit SNAP.
The city’s annual Point in Time Count found a slight increase in homelessness overall, with single adult homelessness continuing to trend upwards.
The Spokane City Council delayed a land deal with Union Gospel Mission over concerns that the city may have made a one-sided deal with an organization that does not hire LGBTQ employees and has been criticized for its treatment of transgender people.
TUESDAY, APRIL 9, 2019
Spokane City Councilman Mike Fagan is running for the council’s highest position.
Park visitors will be able to discover the redesigned Riverfront Park promenade this summer, which includes more views of the river, a more open park and a fresh take on old attractions.
SUNDAY, APRIL 7, 2019
The Spokane County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the death of a man, after deputies found his body in the backyard of an eastern Spokane County home.
The Spokane City Council on Monday will hear two initiatives submitted by Better Spokane, a fiscally conservative group that supports business-friendly political candidates. One would prevent the city from enacting a local income tax, and the second seeks to make collective bargaining open to the public.
FRIDAY, APRIL 5, 2019
City leaders hope to grow Spokane’s tree canopy by 30 percent by 2030, focusing on many of the city’s poorest, and most sparsely planted neighborhoods.
TUESDAY, APRIL 2, 2019
Nadine Woodward, the recently retired Spokane news anchor, is running for Spokane mayor.
A new law opening City Hall to the public without setting a time limit won’t change day-to-day operations or turn the building into a de facto daytime homeless shelter, officials said.