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Monroe St. Bridge To Get Full Study

The Spokane City Council plans to move ahead with a full-blown study of the Monroe Street Bridge. On Monday, council members agreed to ditch plans for a quick, $42,000 study …


City Approves Garry Park Council

The Spokane City Council on Monday gave a nod to the Garry Park area, making it the 11th in the city’s increasingly popular neighborhood council program. “This is one of …


Sta Unveils Scaled-Back Route Changes Board Forgoes Major Revision After Public Outcry

The times, they are a-changin’. And so are the routes. On Wednesday, the Spokane Transit Authority board of directors approved the first major revision of bus service in 16 years.


Cda Renewal Centers On Playing Field Council Vote Puts Mceuen Field In Spotlight Again

At least a few baseball and boating advocates want the Coeur d’Alene City Council to adopt a controversial urban renewal plan that considers changes to McEuen Field and the Third …


Developers Argue Against Regulations For Erosion Control

Regulations to stop erosion at construction sites aren’t needed and will make houses more expensive, developers and builders told Spokane County commissioners during a hearing Tuesday. “Give us a break. …


City Council Has Full Plate Tonight Salary Hikes For City Management, Lincoln Street Bridge, ‘98 Spending Plan On Tonight’s Agenda

Spokane City Council members will confront three controversial topics tonight: proposed salary hikes for top managers, a 1998 spending plan and the Lincoln Street bridge project. The marathon meeting begins …


New District Court Judge Appointed

Spokane County Commissioners on Tuesday appointed Vance W. Peterson to fill a vacant District Court judgeship. Peterson has been a District Court commissioner since 1991. In January, he’ll replace retiring …


City May Charge Nonresidents For Medical Aid Fire Chief Proposes Billing Victims If They Don’t Live In City

FOR THE RECORD (Wednesday, November 26, 1997): Clarification: Robert Saucier is the majority shareholder of the Mars Hotel Corp. The hotel’s casino owes the city of Spokane $80,000 in gambling …


City Tightens Rules In Effort To Control Flooding In/Around: Moran Prairie

The Spokane City Council on Monday adopted new restrictions on developers in southeast Spokane in an attempt to slow the rise of flood waters there. The council’s action comes six …


Sanders Beach Construction Ban Won’t Be Contested

A judge’s decision stopping construction on Sanders Beach will not be challenged. After a lengthy executive session Tuesday night, the Coeur d’Alene City Council voted 4-1 not to appeal Judge …


County To Consider Higher Greens Fee Local Golf Courses, In Need Of Help, Are Ranked Among The Finest

One of Spokane’s hottest political potatoes is about to plop like a Titleist in county commissioners’ laps. On the recommendation of the golf advisory committee, commissioners will hold a hearing …


Cda Council To Consider Music Permit Tubs Cafe Wants To Have Summer Blues Concerts

Will it be another summer of music from the sunny shores of East Lakeshore Drive? Or would that be noise? Tubs Cafe is asking the Coeur d’Alene City Council to …


Utility Rate Increase Presented To Council If City Approves Proposed Rate Boosts, $2.87 A Month Would Be Added To Bill

Spokane residents likely will see an increase in their utility bills next year if the City Council goes along with proposed rate boosts. The cost of garbage collection, sewage disposal …


City Takes Different Approach Northpointe Sports Complex Plans Await City’s Requirements For The Project

Plans for the Northpointe Sports Complex inched forward Monday when the City Council approved a different approach to building the North Side softball facility. In the rarely used design-build process, …


City Approves Contract Increase

Work to protect the Chestnut Street Bridge on Hangman Creek ended up costing the city more than expected in the original contract. On Monday, the Spokane City Council approved a …


Medical Care Will Be Billed To Prisoners County Commissioners Approve New Fees

There may be a free lunch in jail. But a visit to the doctor isn’t - not anymore. Spokane County commissioners on Tuesday unanimously approved new medical-care fees for prisoners. …


Lakeland Team Going To State Board Answers Pleas Of Cross Country Runners

They’re off and running. The Lakeland School Board voted unanimously Tuesday to send its cross country team to the state championship despite administration recommendations that team members stay home. “We …


Ewu Will Stay In Division I Big Sky Programs Worth Cost, Board Decides

Eastern Washington University athletic teams will remain in NCAA Division I, but don’t expect faculty members to be good sports about it. After a month of public comment, EWU’s board …


City Approves Plans To Turn Two Lots Into Parks Participants Of Youth Summit Next Spring Expected To Develop The Hillyard Parks

Two undeveloped lots in the Hillyard neighborhood soon will be transformed into a pocket park for nearby residents. On Monday, the City Council approved plans to buy the land on …


County Expands Public Land Deal For Telect Inc. Company To Pay $200 A Year For 2 Acres Near Liberty Lake Telect

County commissioners expanded a licensing agreement with Telect Inc. on Tuesday, allowing the Liberty Lake company to use 2-1/2 acres of public land for $200 per year. Commissioner John Roskelley …


Hearing Held On Summerhill Development

Barry Margolese, a Seattle developer who hopes to build 183 homes on Five Mile Prairie, fought Spokane planning department recommendations and the prairie’s neighborhood council in an appearance before the …


School Board Defends Death Of Halloween Parties Debate Over ‘Fall Festival’ Policy Riles Up Parents, Board Members

Disagreement over the nature of Halloween and its place in school celebrations stirred an emotional debate here Monday as the Lakeland School Board defended its fall festival. One parent’s request …


Pets May Be Held Longer New Agency Will Snag Strays, Fees For Impounded Dogs To Double

Animal control officer Lynne Brown of Watson’s Agency, tries to coax a wandering dog off the street. Watson’s, run by former Kootenai County Sheriff Rocky Watson, is CdA’s new animal …


Planning Official To Discuss Moran

The Moran Prairie Neighborhood Association is holding its monthly meeting tonight at 7 p.m. in the Moran Prairie Grange Hall at 61st Avenue and the Palouse Highway. John Mercer, the …


County, Ymca Won’t Pool Efforts Pool At Valley Mission Park Will Be Rebuilt After Deal Sinks

A plan to use taxpayers’ money to build a YMCA swimming pool is dead. Spokane County commissioners decided Tuesday to offer $700,000 to build a third pool at an indoor …


Rockwood Area Council To Meet

Leaders of the newly formed Rockwood Neighborhood Council are holding a meeting next Wednesday in an ongoing effort to unify the neighborhood. Marcia Tunik, one of the leading organizers of …


Town Hall Meeting Five Mile Prairie Residents Discuss Concerns With County And City Representatives

A moratorium on development might be the only hope for Five Mile Prairie as residents seek remedies for severe growing pains. In a first-ever town hall meeting of city and …


Courthouse Offices To Stay Put Mccaslin Leads Move To Cancel $1.7 Million Shift Of Some Offices

Cancel the moving vans. Spokane County commissioners are scaling back - and may ax - plans to move some courthouse offices into a former warehouse. The project, which commissioners unanimously …


City To Put Its Name On The Line Voters To Get Say On Spokane Falls

Spokane City Councilman Mike Brewer will be gone from office by the time his proposal to return the city to its birth name makes the ballot. Monday night, council members …


Mascot Flap To Continue In Colville Tempers Flare At Discussion To Change High School Moniker

Tempers flared and T-shirts flapped before the Colville School Board voted Tuesday to continue studying a Native American request to get a new mascot for the Colville High School Indians. …