Stories tagged: City of Spokane
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 16, 2017, 9:49 p.m.
City of Spokane asks for comments on proposed Bosch lot land restriction swap
The city of Spokane has opened a 30-day public comment period on a proposed land restriction swap.
Wed., July 19, 2017, 8:20 p.m.
Hundreds of units for Spokane’s homeless, in the forest
More than 300 units of affordable housing for the elderly, working and chronically homeless are coming up fast on property formerly owned by the Sisters of the Holy Names of …
Mon., July 10, 2017, 6:38 p.m.
City of Spokane garbage truck catches fire outside auto parts store
A city of Spokane garbage truck was rendered inoperable after catching fire Monday afternoon in Spokane’s East Central neighborhood.
Wed., June 28, 2017, 6 a.m.
Riverfront Park work quickly taking shape
Redevelopment of Riverfront Park is taking shape as construction reaches a midpoint on the south bank and buildings rise from the ground
Tue., June 27, 2017, 7:30 p.m.
Lilac City Invitational champ will take home $10,000
The 54th Lilac City Invitational is offering its biggest first-place check in decades. The winner will pocket $10,000, a bump from the $8,000 collected by 2016 champion Derek Barron.
UPDATED: Wed., June 21, 2017, 7:56 p.m.
Spokane resumes full funding for 24/7 homeless shelters, including House of Charity
After months of pleading for funding from other government and private sources, Spokane has agreed to commit more than half a million dollars to fully fund a 24 hour shelter …
UPDATED: Mon., June 19, 2017, 11:21 p.m.
Spokane allows pot shop to move amid complaints that a sham arcade abused zoning laws
An east Spokane pot shop was handed a victory Monday night by the City Council over what some call a sham arcade that had prevented them from moving.
Thu., June 8, 2017, 6:30 a.m.
Rich Landers: Life jacket requirement renders tubers disposable
Tubers have a right to be stupid while floating on the Spokane River within the City of Spokane. A stand-up paddleboarder who is brave, skilled or foolish enough to paddle …
UPDATED: Tue., June 6, 2017, 11:11 p.m.
Judge orders city of Spokane to restore water service to Fairways Golf Course
Superior Court Judge Michael Price on Tuesday agreed with an attorney representing Fairways Golf Course and issued an order demanding the city of Spokane restore water service “forthwith” to the …
UPDATED: Tue., May 30, 2017, 10:32 p.m.
Spokane shuts off water to Fairways Golf Course amid long-standing rate dispute
The city of Spokane shut off the water Tuesday to the Fairways Golf Course in the middle of a years-long dispute regarding unpaid bills and a brewing legal fight over …
UPDATED: Wed., May 24, 2017, 4:29 p.m.
City announces holiday closures
The city of Spokane announces closures for the Memorial Day holiday.
Mon., May 22, 2017, 1:40 p.m.
Spokane offers anmesty period for companies delinquent on their business registration
The city of Spokane will waive penalities for local companies delinquent on their city business registrations if they act by the end of August.
Thu., May 18, 2017, 6 p.m.
Court to decide whether city can exempt some residents from 2014 tax levy
The Washington Supreme Court will decide whether City of Spokane had the authority to exempt seniors and disabled veterans from the 2014 property tax increase to help repair streets.
UPDATED: Thu., May 18, 2017, 10:36 p.m.
Shawn Vestal: Homelessness is up, according to report, but that may not be a bad thing
Officially, Spokane’s homeless numbers went up significantly this year. Rob McCann thinks that’s great news.
Mon., May 15, 2017, 2:29 p.m.
Need a job? City of Spokane touts major job fair on Wednesday
The Spokane Area Workforce Development Council is holding a job fair Wednesday at the Spokane Convention Center.
UPDATED: Mon., May 15, 2017, 11:30 p.m.
Candidates file to challenge Spokane City Council incumbents in 2017 elections
Candidates start filling up August primary ballot.
UPDATED: Wed., May 3, 2017, 10:50 p.m.
Former U.S. attorney Mike Ormsby appointed city attorney by Spokane Mayor David Condon
The former U.S. attorney for Eastern Washington could soon become the city of Spokane’s top lawyer.
UPDATED: Tue., May 2, 2017, 8:33 p.m.
Seven inducted into third annual Spokane Citizen Hall of Fame
For the third time since its inception in 2015, the Spokane Citizen Hall of Fame welcomed a new batch of inductees during its awards ceremony in the Davenport Hotel on …
Thu., April 27, 2017
Private landowner sues bulldozer owner for scraping road into South Hill bluff
The owner of about 50 acres of forested land along High Drive Bluff is suing a contractor blamed for digging out dozens of trees and scraping a milelong road into …
Mon., April 24, 2017, 9:03 p.m.
City Council loans Ridpath developer $1.75 million and awards tax breaks
Developer Ron Wells plans 214 housing units in the historic hotel, including micro apartments that will rent for $453 a month. The loan will be repaid over a 25-year period. …
Wed., April 19, 2017
Restore High Drive bluff, seek answers
Despite some calls to leave the road there, mitigation and restoration are the right moves. A beloved natural area was illegally mutilated. Use of the road could cause further damage.
UPDATED: Thu., April 13, 2017, 10:07 p.m.
Contractor mum on who approved illegal road bulldozed into South Hill bluff
The contractor who illegally bulldozed a road through the middle of forested park land on High Drive Bluff told Spokane city officials he was working for Avista Utilities but instead …
UPDATED: Tue., April 11, 2017, 10:55 p.m.
200 more homeless face summer on the streets as House of Charity faces cash crunch
If local governments do nothing, Spokane County can expect to see 200 more homeless people on the streets every night.
UPDATED: Fri., March 17, 2017, 4:36 p.m.
Pooled taxes to benefit West Plains development
City, county and airport officials plan to create a public development authority that would pool property tax revenue to accelerate construction on the West Plains.
Wed., March 1, 2017
Mother Nature heightens chronic street problems
The city is limited in what it can do given the resources it has and how much the public is willing to spend.
UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 24, 2017, 12:57 p.m.
Open Doors family shelter needed to offer safe refuge for Spokane’s homeless 24 hours a day
The Open Doors family shelter is the final piece of Spokane’s effort to make sure every homeless person has a safe, warm place to be 24 hours a day.
Mon., Feb. 20, 2017, 5:45 a.m.
Before and after: House flip in north Spokane turns nuisance into new start
Cogo Capital worked with the city of Spokane to acquire, then flip, a nuisance house in north Spokane.
Mon., Feb. 13, 2017, 6 a.m.
Stormwater tank work at Sprague and Adams will cause road closure
Construction of a huge new stormwater collection tank will cause the closure of Sprague Avenue at Jefferson Street starting on Monday.
UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 10, 2017, 9:31 p.m.
Spokane Mayor David Condon announces crackdown on car thieves in his State of the City address
The city will start an annual allocation of $425,000 of federal grant money to assist small businesses in 2017, Mayor David Condon said Friday. Police will also form a task …
UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 12, 2017, 10:28 p.m.
Rising temperatures could cause flooding next week
Plows dug deeper into residential areas on Thursday with Browne’s Addition getting a visit from crews. An order to move vehicles off streets during plowing in Browne’s Addition resulted in …