Stories tagged: division street
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 …
Wed., July 12, 2017, 4:30 a.m.
Construction slowdowns snarl traffic across the region
The height of the summer travel season combined with large road construction projects have merged into major slowdowns and backups this week across the Spokane area, but also in North …
Mon., Feb. 13, 2017, 5:52 p.m.
Pedestrian killed on Division Street identified
The Spokane County Medical Examiner’s Office has identified the pedestrian killed by a pickup truck Saturday as Craig K. Rust, 60. Rust was attempting to cross Division Street at Euclid …
Sat., Feb. 11, 2017, 10:03 p.m.
Pedestrian dies after he was hit while crossing Division Street
A man attempting to cross Division Street at Euclid Avenue was struck by a pickup Saturday evening and later died of his injuries.
Wed., Nov. 16, 2016, 3:51 p.m.
WSP: 3 injured in crash caused by driver of STA vehicle in north Spokane
The Washington State Patrol reported an STA bus pulled out in front of traffic on Division Street just before 9 a.m. Wednesday, injuring the STA driver, a passenger and antoher …
Sun., Sept. 4, 2016, 4 a.m.
Division Street bridge collapse in 1915 killed five, injured 12
The 1915 collapse of Spokane’s Division Street bridge convinced the young city it had to take better care of its bridges, and build them with concrete instead of steel.
Thu., July 7, 2016, 12:57 p.m.
Shawn Vestal: Division Street beautification a testament to possibility
For the longest time, “Division Street exit” was code for “Spokane’s ugly front door.” Now it’s an example of what Spokane can do.
Sat., March 19, 2016
100 years ago in Spokane: Auto club suspects gas gouging
From our archives, 100 years ago The auto was still relatively new, but people in Spokane already were concerned about gas gouging.
Thu., March 3, 2016
100 years ago in Spokane: City debates bonds for new bridges, schools
Spokane was debating two large bond issues. The first was for rebuilding many of the city’s bridges with new concrete structures. This was prompted by the fatal collapse of the …
Sun., Dec. 20, 2015
100 years ago in Spokane: Cause emerges for Division Street Bridge collapse
From our archives, 100 years ago Four experts examined the wreckage of the Division Street Bridge, in which five people were killed, and blamed “granulation or crystallization of one of …
Sat., Dec. 19, 2015
100 years ago in Spokane: Crowds swarm scene of Division Street bridge collapse
From our archives, 100 years ago The Division Street Bridge collapse, which killed five, dominated the news the day after the disaster.
Fri., Dec. 18, 2015
100 years ago in Spokane: 5 killed when Divison Street bridge collapses with two streetcars on top
From our archives, 100 years ago One of the deadliest accidents in Spokane history occurred when the Division Street Bridge collapsed into the icy Spokane River just after 6 a.m.
Mon., Nov. 16, 2015, 5:55 p.m.
Division and Main set for pedestrian upgrades in downtown Spokane gateway project
The city of Spokane will begin work on the next stage of its Division Street Gateway project this spring by creating a more pedestrian-friendly intersection at Division and Main Avenue. …
Fri., Jan. 9, 2015
Landowners draw plan for to build on downtown Spokane lot
One of the first things that visitors to Spokane see when they exit Interstate 90 at Division Street is an empty lot behind temporary murals. A Lutheran church that stood …
Sun., Jan. 4, 2015
In brief: Man recovering from injuries suffered when hit by car Friday
A pedestrian hit by a car near the intersection of Division Street and Second Avenue Friday evening has improved and is expected to survive. The man in his 50s was …
UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 12, 2014, 8 a.m.
Stabbing in north Spokane sends man to hospital with serious injuries
Spokane police are investigating a stabbing along North Division Street.
Thu., June 12, 2014, 3:01 p.m.
Businessman assaulted outside downtown bar
Two men were beaten after leaving a bar off Division Street early Thursday, Spokane police said. Investigators are looking for anyone with information about the alleged assailants.
Mon., Sept. 9, 2013
Then and Now photos: North Division Street
In 1932 the city of Spokane finished paving Division Street north to Francis. Because it was the northern end of the city limits at the time, Spokane County surveyed and …
Mon., July 29, 2013
System seeks to improve traffic flow on Division
Spokane city traffic engineers hope to improve the flow of vehicles on North Division Street with a new computerized signal system that adapts to hourly changes in traffic volume. The …
Thu., June 20, 2013
Input sought on street project
The city will host a community workshop on Tuesday to gather input on the Division Street Gateway Project. The Division Gateway area covers the Division and Browne Street and Division …
Mon., May 20, 2013
Then and Now photos: North Division Street
Before bridges crossed the gorge in the 1880s, the Spokane River was a challenging obstacle for people on the north side of the Spokane. Some hardy homesteaders lived on the …
Mon., May 6, 2013
Getting There: Idaho dust storms snarl traffic, lead to crashes
Idaho State Police and the Department of Transportation reacted last week to back-to-back dust storms that led to injuries and vehicle damage in the southern part of the state. Officers …
Mon., April 23, 2012
Getting There: STA seeks U.S. funds to study Division line
Bus No. 25 on Division and Ruby streets carries a million passengers a year. It is among the top-performing lines for Spokane Transit Authority, with average daily loads of 3,400 …
Mon., Dec. 12, 2011
Getting There: Walkers’ options limited when crossing Division
The traffic wall on North Division Street has become more impenetrable than ever for people on foot. New pedestrian crossing signs went up recently at numerous uncontrolled intersections along the …
Mon., April 4, 2011
Getting There: Transit expert praises STA’s, city’s planning
Mass transit systems are going to become increasingly important in U.S. cities over the next 50 years and Spokane would be smart to begin investing in improvements now, a transit …
Sun., Jan. 30, 2011
Spokane’s Division Street hill rich in small business
From DoughBoys to Poor Boys, the North Division Street hill in Spokane offers a mix of grit and glitter for customers seeking an alternative to cookie-cutter commercialism. You can get …
Thu., Oct. 28, 2010
Division project puts safety, aesthetics at fore
The crush of vehicles moving north on Division and south on Browne streets through downtown Spokane is intimidating enough for any pedestrian trying to cross. Growth of the University District …
Thu., April 15, 2010
1890 explosion killed 26 at railroad site
The intersection which divides the city into north and south, east and west – is Division Street and Sprague Avenue. It is not a happy place. A lot of unfortunate …