Stories tagged: construction
Thu., May 9, 2013, midnight
Gonzaga bids farewell to old student center
Gonzaga University students, staff and alumni wrote their goodbyes on the pillars of the COG building Wednesday as officials revealed the design of a $60 million university center planned to …
Sun., March 31, 2013, midnight
Omak mill reopening after long shutdown
OMAK, Wash. – The Colville Indian Plywood and Veneer plant in Omak will restart operations this summer after shutting down more than four years ago when the recession hit the …
Tue., March 19, 2013, 8:46 a.m.
Home construction hits fastest pace in more than four years
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. builders started more houses and apartments in February and received building permits for future construction at the fastest pace in 4 1/2 years. The increases point …
Fri., March 8, 2013, 10 a.m.
US adds 236K jobs, unemployment falls to 7.7 pct.
WASHINGTON — A burst of hiring last month added 236,000 U.S. jobs and reduced the unemployment rate to 7.7 percent from 7.9 percent in January. The robust gains suggested that …
Wed., Nov. 21, 2012, midnight
Spokane County unemployment rate lowest since 2008
Spokane County’s unemployment rate fell to 7.6 percent in October, the lowest since December 2008. A year ago, Spokane’s unemployment rate was 8.3 percent. It was 8 percent in September.
Thu., Sept. 27, 2012, midnight
Construction issues slowing fire station completion
Spokane Valley Fire Department Deputy Chief Larry Rider told fire commissioners during Monday’s meeting that things are not going as planned with the construction of Station 6, 6306 E. Sprague …
Wed., Aug. 22, 2012, 6:08 p.m.
School board approves new science institute building
Spokane Public Schools’ board voted unanimously Wednesday to approve $21.4 million in proposed bond projects — $16 million at North Central High School and $5.4 million at Mullan Road Elementary …
UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 7, 2012, 3:45 p.m.
Fire at STCU branch called suspicious
Fire investigators say a 4:30 a.m. blaze at an STCU branch under construction on Moran Prairie is suspicious.
Mon., June 11, 2012, midnight
Iron bridge and footpath near Gonzaga to open soon
After nearly a decade and a half of planning, construction has begun on a project to convert an old railroad bridge near Gonzaga University into a path for trail users. …
Wed., May 16, 2012, 10:12 a.m.
Spokane Valley woman in serious condition after accident
A Spokane Valley woman is in serious condition after an accident Tuesday in North Spokane which she disregarded flaggers at a construction site, drove around a line of traffic, and …
Tue., May 15, 2012, 8:23 a.m.
Builder confidence at highest level in 5 years
Confidence among U.S. builders rose to the highest level in five years in May, a hopeful sign that modest improvement in the housing market will pick up.
Sat., March 17, 2012, midnight
Spokane Fire to back up Valley Fire
Spokane Fire Department engines are responding to 911 calls for fires or medical assistance on the west end of the Spokane Valley along with crews from the Spokane Valley Fire …
Thu., March 1, 2012, midnight
Valley Fire finds funds to fill Station 6 shortfall
Spokane Valley Fire Department commissioners voted Monday to change the 2012 budget to account for a higher-than-expected cost to tear down and rebuild Station 6 on Sprague Avenue near the …
Thu., Feb. 16, 2012, midnight
Valley Fire mulls construction bids for Station 6
Spokane Valley Fire Department commissioners got a bit of sticker shock Monday when they opened bids for the construction of a new Station 6. The department has plans to tear …
Thu., Jan. 19, 2012, 6:42 a.m.
December ends 3rd poor year for home building
WASHINGTON — Builders ended 2011 with a third straight year of dismal home building and the worst on record for single-family home construction, despite modest improvement at the end of …
Tue., Dec. 20, 2011, 9:57 a.m.
Rise in home building suggests industry turnaround
A surge in apartment construction gave home builders more work in November. And permits, a gauge of future construction, rose largely because of a jump in apartment permits. Some analysts …
Mon., Dec. 19, 2011, midnight
Getting There: Plow drivers want to keep rescuing slide-offs
Spokane County road crew workers want to keep pulling stranded motorists from snowy ditches despite fears by the county’s risk manager that the practice puts the county in jeopardy for …
Sun., Nov. 27, 2011, midnight
Officials call repair bids a scam
Faith Gallinger had long wanted custom cabinets for her early 20th-century home in northeast Spokane. Ronald Glen Stratton seemed perfect for the task – he boasted of being able to …
Tue., Oct. 18, 2011, 8:28 a.m.
Boise-area couple killed near Snoqualmie Pass
An Idaho couple died when their car was crushed between two semi-trucks as traffic slowed through a construction zone on eastbound Interstate 90 at Snoqualmie Pass.
Sun., Oct. 16, 2011, midnight
Safer airport runway opens
The main runway at Spokane International Airport reopened to regular airline service on Saturday after being closed for a major upgrade in recent months. More than 100 workers moved dirt …
Thu., Oct. 13, 2011, midnight
Work starts on new Ferris High
On the campus of Ferris High School – roughly where the old field house used to be – a giant construction crane is perched over a 50-acre construction site, where …
Mon., Oct. 10, 2011, 2:43 p.m.
Sacred Heart to expand ER in $19 million project
Construction crews will start work next week on an $18.6 million emergency department expansion and remodeling project at Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center.
Tue., July 12, 2011, 8:08 a.m.
Westbound commuters backed up on I-90
Traffic on Interstate 90 westbound was backed up this morning in East Spokane, the first morning commute with a temporary lane reduction for construction work.
Mon., June 6, 2011, midnight
Getting There: Spokane Falls Boulevard section reopening
An east-west arterial link into downtown Spokane should reopen later this week as workers progress on an initial segment of the new Martin Luther King Jr. Way. Spokane Falls Boulevard …
Mon., May 30, 2011, midnight
Getting There: Workers ready to resume West Second upgrades
A crew on Tuesday will resume work started last year along 11 blocks of West Second Avenue in downtown Spokane. The work will take about two weeks and cover Second …
Thu., May 26, 2011, midnight
Doug Clark: Here’s a project that I can dig
I doubt anyone at Spokane Public Schools really expected me to horn in on the ceremonious groundbreaking Wednesday morning at my alma mater, Ferris High School. Or that I would …
Mon., May 9, 2011, midnight
I-90 construction in Spokane brings delays, lane closures
With winter weather ending in the Cascades, construction work on the east side of Snoqualmie Pass has gone into high gear for another summer driving season. Motorists traveling to and …
Mon., April 25, 2011, midnight
Honda model chosen as troopers’ new ride
Ninety years ago, the Washington State Patrol was formed with troopers riding Indian motorcycles. The iconic bikes were replaced in recent years with BMW motorcycles for the state’s 43 troopers …
Thu., March 31, 2011, midnight
City outlines road projects
With spring comes road construction season and the City of Spokane has a bunch of projects planned for this year. Alert drivers already know that Second Avenue is down to …
Sat., March 19, 2011, midnight
Appeals court rules against Liberty Lake homeowner in 19-year shoreline fight
Appellate judges have handed a defeat to a Spokane Valley lawyer who has fought with Spokane County and state regulators for 19 years over the expansion of his boat dock …