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  • MONDAY, APRIL 7, 2014, 12:51 P.M.

    Police: Man threatened tire shop clerk with knife, stole car

    Francis Klozar faces charges of first-degree robbery and second-degree malicious mischief after witnesses said he threatened a downtown auto shop employee with what appeared to be a knife Tuesday afternoon …


  • TUESDAY, MARCH 18, 2014

    Employees help thwart shoplifting attempts

    A trio of would-be shoplifters had their plans foiled by police and store employees over the weekend. Chad Burk, 40, was arrested late Friday after witnesses said he left a …


  • SATURDAY, MARCH 15, 2014

    Downtown shooting suspect also charged in drug ring

    One of 39 suspects indicted Thursday on federal drug charges now faces allegations of attempted murder in a gang-related shooting that briefly closed a downtown Spokane music venue in February …


  • FRIDAY, MARCH 14, 2014, 11:29 A.M.

    Federal drug ring suspects implicated in downtown shooting

    One of 39 suspects indicted on federal charges of manufacturing and distributing drugs Thursday has been formally charged in a February 2013 shooting at a downtown music club. Stafone Fuentes, …


  • SUNDAY, MARCH 9, 2014

    No charges filed yet in January assault by Steam Plant

    Prosecutors have not yet filed charges in the January assault of a man leaving a downtown restaurant with his wife who said they were attacked by a group of teenagers. …


  • WEDNESDAY, JAN. 29, 2014

    Spokane police stress downtown still safe after Monday fight

    Spokane police are insisting downtown remains safe in the aftermath of a fight sparked Monday night by loitering teenagers. Officers jailed a 17-year-old suspected of instigating the violence against a …


  • TUESDAY, JAN. 28, 2014, 11:59 A.M.

    Teenager arrested after downtown altercation Monday night

    A 17-year-old was arrested after 8 p.m. Monday when he struck a man following an argument outside the Steam Plant restaurant downtown. Police say the random occurrence is an anomaly …


  • MONDAY, DEC. 16, 2013, 9:51 P.M.

    City Council toughens law against sitting on downtown sidewalks

    The Spokane City Council on Monday night voted 4-3 to toughen an ordinance that makes it illegal to sit or lie on sidewalks in the downtown area during business hours.


  • THURSDAY, NOV. 28, 2013

    Horses will return for free carriage rides

    The free downtown holiday carriage rides that were started by Spokane Teachers Credit Union and the Downtown Spokane Partnership in 2000 are beginning again Friday. Bruce Spencer is bringing his …


  • SATURDAY, SEPT. 28, 2013

    Spokane city leaders back plan to make downtown more inviting

    A collection of business, government and community representatives gathered in Spokane City Hall’s Chase Gallery on Friday morning to show their support for an initiative to make downtown “safer and …


  • THURSDAY, SEPT. 12, 2013, 10:14 A.M.

    Juvenile stabbed downtown overnight

    A male juvenile was stabbed after midnight near 415 W. Sprague Ave. after an altercation with another juvenile male, Spokane Police said. The boy’s injuries are not life-threatening, and one …


  • FRIDAY, JULY 19, 2013

    Vestal: Regular crime rate reports a good thing

    The mayor and police chief have made a point lately of talking up their downtown efforts – efforts to stymie crime and nuisance, to show a stronger police presence, to …


  • FRIDAY, JUNE 7, 2013

    Spokane parking meters to accept plastic

    Paying for parking with plastic is about to become a permanent option in downtown Spokane. After several exploratory studies over the past decade, Spokane plans to roll out parking meters …


  • THURSDAY, MARCH 14, 2013, 10:45 A.M.

    Huppin’s to close downtown Spokane store

    Huppin’s, TV Audio Cameras and More, one of downtown Spokane’s best-recognized retail businesses, will close its store at 401 W. Main, consolidating its retail operations at its north Spokane store. …


  • WEDNESDAY, JULY 18, 2012

    Council addresses recent downtown assaults

    An ordinance that bans sitting or lying on downtown Spokane sidewalks during a 14-hour period of the day could be expanded to include more hours after a surge of assaults …


  • FRIDAY, MARCH 9, 2012

    City makes parking shift

    The price to park in downtown Spokane is going up and down – but mostly up. City street employees are working to adjust meters to reflect price changes the Spokane …


  • THURSDAY, OCT. 20, 2011

    Former Chevy dealership provides developer unique property

    Back in the 1920s Spokane’s original Auto Row encompassed an area bounded on the north and south by Sprague Avenue and the Northern Pacific viaduct and, east and west, by …


  • MONDAY, MAY 30, 2011

    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 …


  • WEDNESDAY, MARCH 9, 2011

    Shawn Vestal: Deteriorating Ridpath doesn’t help downtown

    If you want to feel good about what’s happened in Spokane over the past several years, take a stroll around the Davenport. If you want to feel lousy, walk around …


  • SATURDAY, JAN. 23, 2010

    Parking jackpot made a lot of sense

    The subject of today’s story: My ethically ambiguous revenge against Spokane’s downtown parking lots. For anyone who has jousted with the parking moguls of downtown Spokane, this may read like …


  • SATURDAY, NOV. 28, 2009

    City Council faces deadline on $4.3 million for YMCA

    The $4.3 million question facing city leaders Monday isn’t whether to buy the old downtown YMCA. They purchased the 43-year-old building months ago.


  • FRIDAY, JULY 17, 2009

    Parking lot will narrow block of Main Avenue

    A lane of travel in a block of a downtown street will be eliminated this summer to make way for a bigger parking lot. The Spokane Public Facilities District next …


  • FRIDAY, MARCH 13, 2009

    City hopes new signs clarify rules at meters

    The city of Spokane will replace the signs it attached last month to meters in the new downtown Entertainment Parking District in an attempt clear up confusion over who can …


  • TUESDAY, FEB. 3, 2009, 5:54 P.M.

    A decade later, sandwich shop returns

    Pat Matthews handed out more than a thousand free sandwich coupons in 1998, when he closed the doors on his downtown Spokane lunchtime eatery, Sandwich Gardens. This week, 10 years …


  • THURSDAY, DEC. 25, 2008

    Not out of the woods yet

    While much of the region settled in for a White Christmas, crews scrambled to restore power to a large section of downtown Wednesday night. A fire in an underground transformer …


  • FRIDAY, JUNE 13, 2008

    Hotel owners ready to build

    Missing stained-glass windows at a former church in downtown Spokane portend the coming demolition of the brick building to make way for a new hotel. Hoteliers and property owners John …


  • TUESDAY, MAY 8, 2007

    Pulling off the ultimate in downsizing

    It’s not every day that a young married couple purchases a new home and has to scale back their lifestyle to accommodate smaller digs. But this summer Sara Hornor and …


  • WEDNESDAY, JUNE 14, 1995

    Retailer Digs In, While Restaurateur Succumbs To Declining Business

    Spokane retailer Martha Cummings dislikes negative talk about the central business district, which she calls “downtown bashing.” The owner of Dill Pickle Maternity Fashions, N212 Howard, phoned following a recent …


  • WEDNESDAY, JUNE 14, 1995

    Anderson Decries ‘Tainted Process’

    Leveling conflict-of-interest charges against Mayor Jack Geraghty, Spokane city Councilman Chris Anderson refused to vote on a downtown redevelopment project because of what he calls a “tainted process.” Late Monday, …


  • FRIDAY, APRIL 14, 1995

    Downtown Leaders Seek Improvement District

    Downtown business leaders Thursday presented a petition for a parking and improvement district to city leaders, who found themselves quickly attacked by critics of the plan.


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