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City ahead of schedule on Monroe Street Project

The North Monroe Street Project has reached its halfway point, a milestone celebrated by city officials during a gathering at the Emerson-Garfield Farmers Market Friday.


Skating ribbon re-opening still up in the air

Park officials have not yet set a date for the potential re-opening of the skating ribbon, which was


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 13, 2017, 3:05 p.m.

Mentally ill, drug-addicted homeless pose challenge for city

This is the lesson that the working-class city of Everett has learned: It takes a community to rescue the hardcore homeless.


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 1, 2017, 8:38 p.m.

Spokane County to charge extra $2 at waste transfer stations

Spokane County’s waste transfer stations will begin charging a $2 surcharge to pay for state-mandated environmental education and outreach programs, hazardous waste disposal and recycling dropoffs.


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 22, 2017, 9:53 a.m.

Monroe Street business group files $15 million tort claim against city to stop lane reduction

A coalition of business owners on North Monroe on Thursday filed a $15 million tort claim against the city of Spokane, citing “significant revenue losses” during the city’s planned renovation …


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 18, 2017, 12:22 p.m.

Revitalization in mind, city weighs plan to reactivate dormant commercial buildings

Way back when, corner groceries and next-door bakeries were commonplace in neighborhoods, walking distance for everyday staples in the time before cars. With the raging popularity of the automobile in …


Overpass planned for Bigelow Gulch, Forker roads

Spokane County is preparing to build a curved overpass linking Bigelow Gulch and Forker roads, the latest phase of a major expansion aimed at increasing traffic capacity and reducing accidents.


UPDATED: Fri., June 2, 2017, 5:49 p.m.

100 years ago in Spokane: As automobiles proliferated, so did the rules governing them

Spokane motorists were forced to learn a long list of new rules, as a sweeping new traffic ordinance took effect.


UPDATED: Fri., June 2, 2017, 10:07 p.m.

Airway Heights tap water still contaminated

Tap water in Airway Heights still contains levels of firefighting chemicals above federal recommendations, a third round of testing has shown.


Proposed Spokane land sale to climbing gym developer flies against recommendations

The proposed sale of city parkland to a private climbing gym developer goes against recommendations made by Spokane’s assistant city attorney in 2008 and 2009.


UPDATED: Sun., April 16, 2017, 10:50 p.m.

Know Spokane: Number of young people coming to the city hasn’t changed, but fewer are leaving

Some say that young people are moving back to the city, but is that actually true? The short answer: probably not. What does appear to be changing is that fewer …


Getting There: Avista opens electric car charging station in Rosalia

Avista Utilities has opened a new fast charging station in Rosalia.


UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 26, 2017, 11:26 p.m.

Neighbor starts campaign to raise money for Rocket Market’s legal fees

A handful of nearby homeowners are suing the popular corner grocery store because of its summer concert series.


Past opinions provide perspective

Looking Back reviews opinions published in The Spokesman-Review during this week in history. Consolidation, Jan. 20, 1919


Vandalism cleanup ruins Christmas joy for city workers

A phone call from work interrupted Dave Randolph’s Christmas morning. The city’s labor foreman for Riverfront Park was about to watch his grandchildren open presents, only to learn that picnic-table …


Court reverses ruling on planning area

The Washington Court of Appeals on Tuesday reversed an earlier decision in a legal fight between the city of Spokane and Spokane County over whether state law requires the two …


Council Expected To Vote On Hud Loan

The Spokane City Council tonight plans to decide whether to help River Park Square’s developers secure a $22.65 million federal loan. After more than three years of public debate, council …


Council Plans Monday Vote On Hud Loan City Must Decide Whether To Accept Money For Project

Construction workers continue their progress on the River Park Square project on Wednesday afternoon. Photo by Jason Clark/The Spokesman-Review


Council Moves On River Park Square Vote Due Next Week On Loan Approval For Downtown Redevelopment Project

The Spokane City Council put approval of a federal loan for the River Park Square project on a fast track Monday, vowing to hold two public hearings this week and …


Bridge Battle Getting Crowded Grass-Roots Group Bids To Join Debate Over Lincoln Street Project

The city of Spokane plans to try to block a move by a nonprofit group to intervene in a city-state dispute over the proposed Lincoln Street bridge. Last week, the …


City Gets Workers’ Attention Proposal To End Collective Bargaining Brings Employees Out In Force

Coeur d’Alene city workers, who packed council chambers Monday, applaud fellow employees who took turns lambasting the General Services Committee. Photo by Jesse Tinsley/The Spokesman-Review


Mceuen Field Backers Fear Secret Talks Botanical Gardens Idea May Still Be On The Table

Travis Monroe, 3, runs across the outfield of McEuen Park Friday morning. A citizens group fears the Urban Renewal Commission of Coeur d’Alene is still considering plans to change the …


Mayor Opposes Epa Pollution Study Judy Says Coeur D’Alene Can’t Afford Superfund Label

Steve Judy


Council May Slash Pull-Tab Tax City Would Lose $300,000 Under Plan To Charge Businesses On Profits, Not Sales

A push to lower the tax on pull-tab games may well win the support of the Spokane City Council, but it means the city will lose about $300,000 in annual …


Upbeat Visions Of Downtown Event Draws 500 To Share Ideas On Creating A Vibrant City Center

About 500 Spokane residents filled a meeting room in the Spokane Convention Center on Thursday, anxious to offer their visions for downtown. After two hours of imagining the future, it …


Orville Barnes To Join Talbott-Hud Session He Will Let Officials Know Loan Has Council Support

Spokane City Councilman Orville Barnes plans to travel to Washington, D.C., today to sit in on Mayor John Talbott’s meeting with federal officials. Talbott plans to meet with officials from …


Two Oppose Talbott’s Pro Tem Choice Greene, Colliton Claim Rodgers Doesn’t Have Enough Experience

Tonight, John Talbott plans to recommend Councilwoman Cherie Rodgers as mayor pro tem. His first meeting as Spokane’s new mayor may provide the first obstacle of his term.


New Mayor Asks City Workers To Speak Up Cda Leader Judy Wants Employees To Help In Developing Agenda

Judy


Cheney Council Voids Tax Hikes; New Mayor Will Study Options

Cheney Mayor-elect Amy Jo Sooy takes office next week amid a financial crisis she didn’t create. She’s in charge of solving it now. Her first official job starting Jan. 2 …


Council Faces Ailing Monroe Street Bridge

Spokane city officials say they have no idea how much money is needed to fix the ailing Monroe Street Bridge. So they’re planning to hire someone to find out. During …