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Stories tagged: East Sprague Avenue


Buses still won’t have to pull over at bus stops in East Sprague business district, STA board decides

Buses will continue to stop in the lane of traffic on East Sprague Avenue, a victory for the transit agency and its plans to build out a “high performance transit” …


Condon sends Sprague rehabilitation project out to bid without bikeways; Sen. Billig says not so fast

State Sen. Andy Billig, a Spokane Democrat who holds the powerful position of majority leader in the Senate, has locked horns with Mayor David Condon, a Republican and the only …


UPDATED: Wed., April 3, 2019, 10:25 p.m.

East Sprague business group wants to move fancy bus stops, but faces resistance

Eighteen months and $150,000 later, the glow has come off the fancy new bus stops on East Sprague Avenue for the city of Spokane.


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 18, 2017, 10:59 p.m.

Fire guts former used car dealership on East Sprague

A former used car dealership was heavily damaged by fire early Wednesday in Spokane Valley.


UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 25, 2017, 7:20 a.m.

East Sprague Avenue has seen its fortunes rise and fall. Now it’s turning a corner. For real.

If one building describes East Sprague Avenue, it’s the Pansie garage. On the main drag between Pittsburg and Magnolia streets, it’s uneven yet sturdy, almost as if two buildings were …


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 22, 2017, 9:33 p.m.

Rape arrest suspect had long history of reported threats, violence

Spokane Valley detectives have arrested a man suspected of kidnapping and raping a woman at gunpoint in a secluded area off Interstate 90 earlier this year.


East Sprague Avenue upgrades postponed to 2017

Complex design work for East Sprague Avenue street and walkway improvements is forcing a delay in construction until next year


Deputies: Woman caught stealing from Home Depot fled, abandoned 2 children

Amber M. Elliott is accused of trying to smuggle items out of the store by hiding them in a car seat under her 1-year-old baby.


Sex tapes seized from suspect in 1986 Spokane killing of prostitute

Spokane homicide investigators have seized a cache of sex tapes belonging to an ex-police officer accused in a 29-year-old cold-case killing near the now-demolished Playfair horse track. The suspect, Richard …


EWU students survey East Central’s history

A group of Eastern Washington University students has been nosing around East Central in recent months to help with ongoing efforts to revitalize the aging district. They are undertaking a …


Shawn Vestal: Spokane’s Eighth Man group loud, proud and short on substance

Could someone please find Spokane’s Eighth Man an actual issue? The group’s members have passion in spades. They have commitment. They have identified and named their enemies. They will stand …


Cars towed in East Sprague prostitution sting

Spokane police for the first time used a new city law aimed at discouraging prostitution along East Sprague Avenue. Officers arrested three men Wednesday night suspected of attempting to patronize …


Fewer lanes mean more safety, officials say

Jim Hanley, co-owner of The Tin Roof, admits he was skeptical about the idea of reducing East Sprague Avenue in front of his business from four lanes to two with …


Pimps, johns risk car impoundment under Spokane ordinance

Johns and pimps on Spokane’s East Sprague Avenue now face more than jail time if cops catch them in the act – their cars will be impounded. This week, the …


Vehicle impoundment may be part of crackdown on East Sprague prostitution

East Sprague Avenue’s reputation as Spokane’s seedy red-light district could change, if the City Council approves a new law allowing police to impound vehicles used for activities related to prostitution. …


Funding will focus on East Sprague

The idea to focus public investment dollars on the diminished stretch of East Sprague Avenue in Spokane has been around City Hall for a year and half, but it took …


Jim Kershner’s this day in history

From our archives, 100 years ago The mysterious case of the disappearing Spokane mining man, Maurice H. Hare, finally was solved. He was in Los Angeles, under doctor’s care for …


Home cooking sounds good

She still sings and strums. But these days, fans are more likely to find Kristen Ward behind a refrigerated case full of wraps, pasta and German-style potato salad than carrying …


East Sprague gets Spokane nod for improvements from focused investment

The littered side streets, abandoned homes and aging storefronts that populate parts of the East Sprague corridor will be the proving ground for a city plan to funnel improvement dollars …


Three men arrested trying to resell stolen tires

Three men have been arrested in connection with a tire theft at the Appleway Auto Nation store over the weekend, the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office said. Two were booked into …


Graffiti reporting site aims to tag vandals

When graffiti painters aimed spray cans at a building on East Sprague Avenue, they probably didn’t imagine the chain of events they’d set off. The building belongs to Pentad Systems, …