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UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 20, 2017, 6:20 a.m.

100 years ago in Spokane: With men sent to fight World War I, Davenport Hotel hires first ‘girl elevator operators’ in the U.S.

The Davenport Hotel introduced a startling innovation: A crew of “girl elevator operators.” They were, said the paper, “the first full crew of girl elevator operators in the employ of …


Tom Kelly: Elevators create new options to moving

According to the National Association of Elevator Contractors, the basic residential elevator package starts at about $20,000 and can be installed in a 4-by-4-foot space previously designated as a closet. …


Jim Kershner’s this day in history

From our archives, 100 years ago Spokane’s youthful joy riders – three boys and three girls, ages 17 to 19 – were still on the loose somewhere in the middle …


Demand grows for in-home elevators

PHILADELPHIA – Developers are luring downsizing baby boomers with elevators, a luxury feature that offers convenience now and the promise of easier movement as they age. Business for Newtown, Pa.-based …


Spokane spurns updated state elevator inspection rules as onerous

Spokane City Council members decided to send a message to state legislators about burdensome regulations by unanimously rejecting new, stricter elevator inspection rules. The council voted Monday to reject the …


Jail elevator incidents draw scrutiny

A criminal investigation is under way to determine who may have caused an elevator shutdown that injured a Spokane County Jail deputy. Evidence indicates someone pushed an emergency stop button …


Investigation looks into jail elevator accident

A criminal investigation is under way to determine who may have caused an elevator shutdown that injured a Spokane County Jail deputy. Evidence indicates someone pushed an emergency stop button …


Elevator mishap injures deputy

A corrections deputy suffered minor injuries when an elevator at the Spokane County Jail malfunctioned.


Council votes to retain elevator inspections

Spokane will keep its elevator inspection program rather than turn it over to the state. The Spokane City Council on Monday voted 5-2 to more than double inspection fees to …


City elevator program in doubt

City administrators are asking for help to salvage Spokane’s troubled elevator inspection program. State regulators in recent years have questioned the effectiveness of the city’s inspections, documents show. Although the …


Spokane County OKs thousands in courthouse repairs

A decorative metal finial – sort of a giant hood ornament – was blown off the roof of the Spokane County courthouse last Wednesday night. A nearly 5-foot chunk of …