Stories tagged: construction
Sat., Sept. 2, 2017
Sue Lani Madsen: Chaos from Hirst decision spilling into local districts
This wasn’t how the school year was supposed to start. The plan was to open bids in July and proceed in August. Construction equipment and temporary safety fencing should have …
Fri., Sept. 1, 2017, 9:58 a.m.
U.S. construction spending drops 0.6 percent in July
U.S. construction spending fell in July for the third time in four months as strength in home construction was not enough to offset weakness in nonresidential building and government projects.
UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 1, 2017, 8:24 a.m.
Three tow trucks needed to dislodge semitruck from hole at Sprague and Division
One of the Spokane’s busiest intersections was closed from more than two hours Friday morning while crews worked to dislodge a semitruck that got stuck in a hole in a …
Tue., Aug. 29, 2017, 3:39 p.m.
Trump’s planned building boom bumps up against worker shortage
President Donald Trump’s plan to boost the economy with millions of jobs rebuilding roads, bridges and ports has a snag, the construction industry says: There aren’t nearly enough skilled workers …
Tue., Aug. 22, 2017, 10:09 a.m.
Brazil prosecutors charge ex- Petrobras CEO in graft probe
Prosecutors in Brazil have filed corruption and money laundering charges against a former CEO of the state oil company Petrobras for allegedly receiving bribes from a construction company.
UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 22, 2017, 10:04 p.m.
Spokane City Council to consider jumping into Washington state construction budget fight
City lawmakers will soon decide whether to jump into the fray unfolding in Olympia over the state’s budget for new construction and a controversial court ruling involving water rights.
UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 18, 2017, 8:24 p.m.
Vintage Rabbit closing; owner blames planned North Monroe Street project work
Jan Richart, who owns the Vintage Rabbit Antique Mall, lays blame for her business’s closure squarely with the city and the planned renovation of Monroe between Northwest Boulevard and the …
Thu., Aug. 17, 2017, 10:29 a.m.
Seattle’s construction projects threatened by work strike
Progress could be halted on Seattle’s many construction projects following a decision by more than a quarter of King County’s concrete delivery-truck drivers to go on strike.
Wed., Aug. 16, 2017, 10:01 a.m.
U.S. home construction slumped in July
Homebuilders pulled back sharply on construction of apartment complexes in July, causing housing starts to tumble to a three-month low.
Wed., Aug. 2, 2017, 10:01 p.m.
6 workers injured when building under construction collapses
Six construction workers were injured when a building that was under construction collapsed in the southwestern Idaho town of Parma.
Wed., July 26, 2017, 9:19 p.m.
Judge recommends permit for contested giant Hawaii telescope
A construction permit should be granted for a giant telescope planned for a Hawaii mountain summit that some consider sacred, a hearings officer recommended Wednesday.
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.