Stories tagged: downtown spokane
Mon., Jan. 14, 2019, 6 a.m.
The plentiful flow of the Spokane River gave the first settlers, S.R. Scranton and J.J. Downing, the idea to build a simple sawmill as early as 1871. Another early settler, …
Mon., Dec. 24, 2018, 11 a.m.
Troubles continue to mount for the renovation of the Otis Hotel in downtown Spokane, as the Spokane Regional Clean Air Agency issued asbestos-related violations to five companies working on the …
UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 14, 2018, 9:01 p.m.
The Bank of America Financial Center – the tallest building in downtown Spokane – has been sold to Canada-based Redstone Group, which marks the commercial real estate company’s first investment …
UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 29, 2018, 9:48 p.m.
Spokane police are asking for the public’s help in finding a driver who critically injured a pedestrian early Thursday in downtown Spokane.
Thu., Nov. 22, 2018, 3:30 a.m.
While Sears is a wholly American story, it’s a Spokane story as well. Its rise was more than evident here, as the retailer built the city’s most modern department store …
Sun., Nov. 18, 2018, 5 a.m.
The panel took the first step earlier this month toward signing an agreement that could finalize the orientation of the long-imagined $42 million prep sports facility on the north bank …
Sat., Nov. 3, 2018, 4:30 a.m.
Three companies renovating the Otis Hotel in downtown Spokane have been cited for violating state health and safety rules, receiving fines that total nearly $140,000, the first round of financial …
UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 29, 2018, 4:55 p.m.
Spokane police announced on social media late Monday morning that most of downtown would lose power for about 10 minutes.
UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 23, 2018, 9:24 p.m.
Police arrested a man suspected of stabbing and killing another man early Tuesday at a downtown Spokane 7-Eleven after a fight broke out in the parking lot.
UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 25, 2018, 7:07 a.m.
Two units in a historic apartment building near downtown Spokane were damaged by flames Monday morning. Police arrested a woman on suspicion of arson following the fire that neighbors say …
UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 12, 2018, 7:11 a.m.
Built immediately after Great Spokane Fire, Genesee Block Building transforms from pawnshop to upscale
The Genesee Block in downtown Spokane is one of 15 buildings constructed in the aftermath of the Great Fire of 1889 that remain standing, but a little-known fire in 2016 …
UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 31, 2018, 8:06 p.m.
The relationship between business owners and the chronically homeless who spend much of their time in the six-block radius near Pacific Avenue and Division Street downtown has reached a boiling …
UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 6, 2018, noon
Spokane parking by the numbers
UPDATED: Mon., July 9, 2018, 9:04 p.m.
The Seattle megachain of coffee shops has begun to stop offering plastic straws and is providing recyclable strawless lids at locations in Washington and Oregon. That includes a downtown Spokane …
UPDATED: Wed., June 27, 2018, 10:43 p.m.
The issue of a new stadium in downtown Spokane is going down to the wire.
Wed., June 20, 2018, 6 a.m.
City Council President Ben Stuckart published a warning online Tuesday to transportation carrier Greyhound, arguing they may be in violation of Spokane’s anti-discrimination laws by permitting federal border agents on …
UPDATED: Mon., June 18, 2018, 9:08 a.m.
Downtown Spokane welcomed its latest retail giant Thursday with the grand opening of the sportswear company’s shop at Main Street and Howard Avenue.
Tue., June 5, 2018, 5:36 p.m.
Dressing up as Klaus Nomi is encouraged but not required.
Sun., June 3, 2018, 4:30 a.m.
From torn-up roads, to large infrastructure and park projects, to that one looming crane, Spokane is entering a construction season that marks the way the city is changing distinctly.
Thu., May 31, 2018, 5 p.m.
Most artists’ opening receptions are this Friday from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., but the art stays on the walls at venues all month long.
Tue., May 29, 2018, 6:56 a.m.
Police on Monday arrested a woman from Wisconsin accused in a downtown Spokane stabbing.
UPDATED: Mon., May 7, 2018, 10:10 a.m.
With a blare of sirens and the crack of a starting gun, Bloomsday 2018 sped away under clear, sunny skies, wheelchair racers leading the pack.
Tue., May 1, 2018, 6 a.m.
Runners and spectators participating in Bloomsday can expect some Riverfront Park features to open in time for the race.
UPDATED: Mon., March 26, 2018, 10:11 p.m.
A homeless man reported he was sexually assaulted by another homeless man in a downtown Starbucks earlier this year.
Sat., March 24, 2018
Work to restore the Otis Hotel in downtown Spokane was stopped this month after air quality inspectors found signs of asbestos, and no sign the developer had hired a certified …
Fri., March 16, 2018, 5 a.m.
This week, workers from Kilgore Construction began dismantling the yellow-roofed skywalk over Main Avenue, scrapping the metal in preparation for a newly designed structure matching the new skywalks connecting to …
Sun., March 4, 2018, 5 a.m.
Spokane’s evenings have sure gotten a lot more colorful. The Steam Plant towers blaze nightly. The Grand Hotel and the Fox and the old Masonic Temple glow in changing hues. …
Tue., Feb. 13, 2018, 3:41 p.m.
Spokane police are searching for a person of interest in a downtown shooting late Monday night.
Tue., Feb. 6, 2018, 6 a.m.
The devices are being leased from a Massachusetts-based company for a five-year period. Crews assigned to collecting garbage bags from dozens of bins downtown will instead focus their efforts on …
UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 5, 2018, 8:53 p.m.
A Jeep Patriot upside down and facing the wrong way was the spectacle of a busy downtown Spokane intersection Monday afternoon.