Stories tagged: construction
Wed., July 19, 2017, 7:36 a.m.
U.S. housing starts rebounded in June
Homebuilders ramped up construction in June to the fastest pace in four months, led by surges in the Northeast and Midwest.
UPDATED: Mon., July 10, 2017, 8:29 p.m.
Royal Fireworks Concert in Riverfront Park canceled this year
A funding shortfall and ongoing construction in Riverfront Park, among other issues, have forced the organizers of the 38th annual Royal Fireworks Concert to cancel the free event.
Thu., July 6, 2017
I-90 work moves to westbound lanes near downtown; backups expected
Maintenance work on Interstate 90 is moving to the westbound lanes this week, resulting in the closure of one lane going into downtown
Mon., July 3, 2017, 8:12 a.m.
Construction spending flat in May
U.S. construction spending was flat in May with homebuilding falling again, even as buyers face climbing prices and a shortage of available properties on the market.
Thu., June 8, 2017, 9:35 a.m.
Summer construction begins at the University of Idaho
The vast majority of university students may have forsaken Moscow in favor of their respective homes for a few summer months, but that doesn’t mean the University of Idaho campus …
UPDATED: Tue., June 6, 2017, 6:23 p.m.
Portland approves permit for country’s first all-wood high-rise
City officials in Portland have approved a construction permit for the first all-wood high-rise building in the nation.
Thu., June 1, 2017, 5 a.m.
Women in construction: Four friends reminisce on careers in a male-dominated industry
A chance comment led four friends into decadeslong careers in construction and road work, making them some of the first women in the city to join Local 238.
Fri., May 26, 2017, 4:47 p.m.
Workers lost their lives: The dark side of Idaho’s residential construction boom
A Statesman analysis of OSHA inspection data from March 2011 through December 2016 shows a pattern of carelessness in Idaho’s home-construction industry.
UPDATED: Thu., May 25, 2017, 10:40 p.m.
Spokane adds $1 million in street repairs to already busy construction season
The city of Spokane plans to spend an extra $1 million to repair arterial streets damaged by this year’s cold, wet winter.
Sun., May 7, 2017, 2:11 p.m.
Welcome at the White House: Some labor unions over others
President Donald Trump says labor unions have an open door to his White House, but so far, he’s holding the door a little more ajar for some organizations than others.
Sat., May 6, 2017, 4:48 p.m.
Regents OK multiple WSU construction projects; approve Doctor of Medicine degree at WSU Spokane
The Washington State University Board of regents voted Friday to approve design and construction budgets for two major construction projects on the Pullman campus.
Wed., May 3, 2017, 4:09 p.m.
Drone will assess leaks on roof of Washington Capitol
A drone will be deployed at the state Capitol within the next few weeks to determine what has led to a series of leaks from the building’s roof.
Mon., May 1, 2017, 10:48 p.m.
Bloomsday post-race festivities and shirt pick-up will be along Main Avenue this year
Spokane Falls Boulevard has been dug up to install a 2.2-million gallon stormwater tank downtown, and the construction of an ice ribbon has closed portions of Riverfront Park. But Bloomsday …
UPDATED: Sat., April 29, 2017, 2:52 p.m.
If you can’t buy it, build it: What to know if you’re thinking of building a home in Spokane County
Those hoping to get around the area’s low housing stock by building their own residence will have to compete for dwindling land, navigate more in-depth pre-development regulations and be prepared …
Tue., April 18, 2017, 10:35 a.m.
Worker hit, killed in construction zone on Interstate 90
Authorities say a worker was hit and killed by a vehicle driven by a co-worker in a construction zone on Interstate 90 in southern Montana.
UPDATED: Mon., April 17, 2017, 1:06 p.m.
Wallet discovered in downtown Spokane building belongs to Women’s Army Corps veteran, dates to 1950s
The effects of Isolde Zitzewitz, who served in the military for decades and attained high security clearance according to her nephew, tumbled out of a pipe in the old Macy’s …
Wed., April 12, 2017
Browne’s Addition residents given construction reprieve to apply for historic designation
The Spokane City Council’s unanimous action Monday to halt demolition permits in the historic Browne’s Addition neighborhood for six months gives residents time to apply for city designation as a …
Mon., April 3, 2017, 7:37 a.m.
U.S. construction spending rose to nearly 11-year high
U.S. developers ramped up construction spending in February to the largest amount in nearly 11 years, led by more building of homes, highways and schools.
UPDATED: Thu., March 30, 2017, 10:55 p.m.
Senate Passes construction budget
Washington state senators passed a two-year construction budget that puts more money toward updating schools, mental health facilities and state water services.
Wed., March 8, 2017, 9:19 a.m.
Survey: Private employers added robust 298K jobs last month
U.S. businesses added the most jobs in three years last month, a private survey found, a sign that hiring may be accelerating from last year’s modest levels.
UPDATED: Wed., March 8, 2017, 9:14 a.m.
In first year of operation, Spokane’s school zone cameras net $1.2 million from speeders
Between the city’s 15 red-light cameras and two school-zone cameras, $2.8 million was collected in fines last year. That money will go to construction projects designed to slow traffic and …
Fri., March 3, 2017, 3:55 p.m.
Deal reached to sell Metro bus station to expand Washington State Convention Center
King County Metro has reached a tentative deal to sell a downtown bus station for $161 million to the Washington State Convention Center, for its massive expansion project. Metro’s Convention …
UPDATED: Thu., March 2, 2017, 10:44 p.m.
Riverfront Park construction schedule on track, despite snowy winter
Construction of a new home for the Looff Carrousel, the Howard Street bridge replacement and an ice ribbon skating facility are all on schedule despite a cold and snowy winter, …
UPDATED: Wed., March 1, 2017, 11:28 a.m.
Report: Hanford vit plant failed to cancel unneeded purchases
Hanford officials failed to cancel some purchase orders after technical issues halted construction on part of the Hanford vitrification plant, according to the Department of Energy Office of Inspector General.
Wed., March 1, 2017, 7:23 a.m.
U.S. construction spending drops 1 percent in January
Builders cut back on construction spending in January by the largest amount in nine months, with weakness stemming from the biggest reduction in government activity in nearly 15 years.
UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 23, 2017, 7:08 p.m.
States send Trump wish-lists for promised roads-and-bridges plan
With President Donald Trump promising to rebuild crumbling U.S. highways, bridges and buildings, states have begun submitting lists of priority projects in need of funding. About 40 states have responded …
Wed., Jan. 18, 2017, 4:16 p.m.
Spokane Valley’s new city hall on track for September opening
Spokane Valley’s new city hall is beginning to look a lot like a building – and work is going strong despite recent frigid temperatures.
Tue., Jan. 10, 2017, 4:53 p.m.
Broker: Expansion of medical education will spur downtown Spokane development
Washington State University’s new medical school in Spokane and the growth of other higher education opportunities will be an ongoing catalyst for downtown development, a real estate broker predicts.
Sun., Dec. 11, 2016
The Dirt: Dry Fly distillery to open tasting room
Dry Fly Distillery plans to open a tasting room next to its Spokane operation by early spring.
Mon., Dec. 5, 2016, 5:12 p.m.
Traffic lights will come back to Lincoln and Monroe soon
Traffic signals on Monroe and Lincoln streets downtown are about to be switched on.