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Shawn Vestal: Monroe ‘road-diet’ exceeded expectations

A couple years back, Katy Azar looked at the road construction in downtown Spokane – streets torn up, deadlines blown, costs overrun – and feared for the future of her …


UPDATED: Tue., July 17, 2018, 8:50 p.m.

Spokane police looking for driver in hit-and-run collision that injured pedestrian

The woman was crossing Monroe Street at Sprague Avenue when a pickup truck made a left turn and hit her at about noon, police said. The truck initially stopped but …


Then and Now: Spokane in 1910

1910 was a watershed year for Spokane.


City ahead of schedule on Monroe Street Project

The North Monroe Street Project has reached its halfway point, a milestone celebrated by city officials during a gathering at the Emerson-Garfield Farmers Market Friday.


UPDATED: Fri., May 4, 2018, 9:52 a.m.

Proposal floated to close more of Monroe Street, speed up city ‘road diet’ project

A road construction firm that is building one of two sections of the new three-lane North Monroe Corridor is considering closing more blocks of the street in what they hope …


Monroe Street work begins next week as road construction season kicks off

The lane reduction project, which has sparked some controversy along the 1.1-mile stretch of road leading from Spokane’s downtown to the Garland District, is scheduled to begin work next week. …


Nearly 2 dozen murals giving Garland business district an art vibe

The Garland business district is quickly becoming the mural capital of Spokane.


Gina Campbell: Makeover will make North Monroe safer and more robust

I started my business in September 2016 knowing that the construction project was looming on the horizon. I weighed the options, and though entrepreneurship always carries some risk, I threw …


Mumm, Howes take opposing sides in North Monroe debate in battle for Spokane City Council seat

Incumbent Candace Mumm is facing off against political newcomer Matthew Howes for the northwest Spokane seat. The district’s major political issue this fall has been a controversial lane reduction project …


Resolution scrapping Monroe Street ‘road diet’ put on hold by City Council

A proposal brought forward by City Councilman Mike Fagan to keep Monroe Street a four-lane road was tabled Monday to determine what ramifications such a change would have on funding …


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 5, 2017, 9:54 p.m.

Fleeing hit-and-run suspect causes four-car collision on North Monroe Street

A police pursuit ended in wreckage and injury after the driver of a vehicle, fleeing from a separate hit-and-run incident, crashed into traffic on North Monroe Street Thursday afternoon.


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 22, 2017, 9:53 a.m.

Monroe Street business group files $15 million tort claim against city to stop lane reduction

A coalition of business owners on North Monroe on Thursday filed a $15 million tort claim against the city of Spokane, citing “significant revenue losses” during the city’s planned renovation …


Competing visions of Monroe Street cause ‘road diet’ division to linger

City Hall will soon have to push forward with its plans to reduce lanes on Monroe Street to take advantage of pedestrian safety grant dollars. A group of business owners, …


Downtown construction of Lincoln and Monroe streets will be completed next year

A single layer of asphalt will be laid down on Lincoln and Monroe streets downtown to allow full traffic flow during the winter, following a busy summer that left some …


Getting There: Major roadwork heading into final phases

Major road projects around the Inland Northwest are moving into their final phases while some projects reach completion


Spokane officials: Complicated downtown road construction could extend to next year

City staff overseeing the $3.1 million road reconstruction project in downtown Spokane urged patience Monday as they deal with labyrinthine utility infrastructure underground. Closing streets and paying overtime may not …


Fire damages commercial building on Monroe

A 2-alarm fire heavily damaged a small commercial building at 1603 N. Monroe Street early Saturday morning.


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 22, 2015, 9:13 p.m.

Woman alleges Sacred Heart improperly released information to police

A woman is suing Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center for releasing confidential medical information to the Spokane Police Department.


Bicyclist seriously injured in crash on Monroe Street

Another bicyclist was hospitalized with serious head injuries after a crash around 4 p.m. Thursday at Monroe Street and York Avenue.


Jim Kershner’s this day in history

From our archives, 100 years ago Bridget Kelly, caretaker of the J.W. Witherop home, was enduring a frightening stretch.


Police say woman who brought down pole had suspended license

A woman who crashed into two street signs and an electric pole, forcing the closure of Monroe Street Saturday afternoon, is facing a charge of driving with a suspended license.


Getting There: Francis Avenue renovation gets into high gear

Road construction has moved into northwest Spokane in a major way with work on the state Highway 291 route along Francis Avenue west of Division Street and then northward on …


Monroe Street Bridge closure worries businesses

Thousands of motorists, and the businesses vying for their attention, may find themselves cursing Monday when the Monroe Street Bridge shuts down for three weeks. “I’m a little peeved,” said …


Getting There: U.S. 195 intersection upgrade under way

A long-awaited improvement to U.S. Highway 195 in southwest Spokane is getting started. A contractor is setting up construction signs this week and preparing for a $6.4 million project to …


Anti-Shea mailer features pointing gun

Democratic challenger Amy Biviano is turning incumbent Republican state Rep. Matt Shea’s road rage case into a campaign issue. But the mailer that began arriving in Spokane Valley mailboxes over …


Then and Now: Monroe Street

The year 1891 was monumental for the town of Spokane Falls, which voted to change its name to Spokane – perhaps to sound more sophisticated and less rustic. Electricity was …


Historic stretch near courthouse still bustling

Despite the Great Depression, Spokane was growing and building to the north, up the corridors of Monroe, Washington, Howard and Division streets. The last of Spokane’s streetcars was retired in …


Photos: King made his fortune with Monroe Street grocery

Spokane grew around the rocky falls of the river, but soon after the furious growth of the 1880s and 1890s, Spokane’s footprint began to expand north. As neighborhoods sprang up, …


Council lowers developer taxes

Taxes on new development will be significantly lower than proposed thanks to a last-minute decision by the Spokane City Council. With a 4-2 vote, the council on Monday approved impact …


Bomb squad blows up suspicious bag at hospital

A bomb squad blew up a suspicious bag left in an employee parking lot this morning at Deaconess Medical Center.