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Stories tagged: Martin Luther King Jr. Way


Getting There: Spokane didn’t just follow suit and rename a street for MLK – it built a new one

Last month, with little forewarning, Martin Luther King Jr. Way finally opened for its full stretch, from Division Street to Trent Avenue.


Garco Construction in line to build University District pedestrian bridge for $9.5 million

Garco Construction, which has already completed several multimillion-dollar public works projects throughout Spokane, entered the low bid to build a pedestrian bridge in the University District. Some have criticized the …


Extended MLK Way will connect University District with downtown

This year, the city will complete the second phase of the MLK Way project, which will stretch from Sherman Avenue – the future location of the planned University District bicycle …


A street of dreams

Spokane’s newest street carries more than traffic. It holds legacy. And hope.


MLK Jr. Way opens Thursday

It may have taken more than four decades, but Spokane drivers will be able to motor down their own Martin Luther King Jr. Way for the first time this week. …


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 …


Glass struggle: Spokane’s hard-to-use resource

Spokane’s giant stockpile of beer bottles and other glass is about to shrink. Faced with fewer options and higher costs for recycling glass, in late 2008 the city began taking …


Getting There: Summer street parties offer fitness activities

Spokane Summer Parkways returns to the streets later this month for the first of three celebrations of human-powered transportation. Last year’s two inaugural events drew nearly 2,500 people, and organizers …


Getting There: Spokane Falls Boulevard section reopening

An east-west arterial link into downtown Spokane should reopen later this week as workers progress on an initial segment of the new Martin Luther King Jr. Way. Spokane Falls Boulevard …


With street project, Spokane pays tribute to King’s legacy

By the end of this year, a Spokane street will be named after Martin Luther King Jr. – after nearly a quarter century of attempts. Last week, the Spokane City …


Bid to save warehouse fails

A last-minute attempt to save an 85-year-old warehouse from the wrecking ball has been rejected by city and university leaders. Last month, developer Dan Spalding, who owns the Longbotham Building, …


Street will be named for King

A new street that will go from Riverside Avenue in downtown Spokane through the Riverpoint campus will be named for Martin Luther King Jr. The Spokane City Council voted unanimously …