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  • Spokane County commissioners lose growth boundary challenge

    Spokane County commissioners lost another round in the ongoing dispute over how and where the county’s population will grow. Three appellate judges ruled last week commissioners didn’t provide enough public …


  • Spokane City Countil to consider registry for abandoned homes

    The windows and doors are boarded with plywood, the siding is fading and falling off and the yard is littered with soggy mattresses. No crystal ball is needed to see …


  • City website seeks neighborhood stories

    Friendship Park in the Nevada-Lidgerwood neighborhood is good for dog meet-ups. There’s a house near Corbin Park with an attic specifically built to watch horses, bikes or runners race around …


  • Ben Stuckart floats plan for targeted renewal

    Compare East Sprague Avenue with South Perry Street and someone’s bound to call you crazy. One is a dismal stretch of concrete and dilapidated storefronts located in a prime spot …


  • Target will build South Hill store

    Spokane developer Dave Black confirmed on Friday that national retailer Target Corp. will build a 135,000-square foot building on the corner of Palouse Highway and South Regal Street.


  • Planned homes rile Rockwood neighbors

    It’s not unusual for new developments in old neighborhoods to cause heartburn among neighbors who want to preserve the character of the area. What many property owners don’t realize is …


  • Chief: COPS shops could be City Hall outposts

    The 27 Spokane neighborhood councils each send a representative to the monthly meeting of the Community Assembly on the first Friday of every month at City Hall. The tightly structured …


  • Court OKs expansion of St. Mark’s parking lot

    Come spring, St. Mark’s Lutheran Church may be able to finalize its parking lot expansion. The project has been held up in court since 2010, when the church tore down …


  • Volunteers still drive neighborhood patrols

    It’s a chilly Friday afternoon in northeast Spokane. Kim Bailey and Sandy Smith have been watching the weather forecast carefully for a couple of days, hoping it wouldn’t start snowing …


  • City seeks traffic calming projects

    The office of Neighborhood Services and Code Enforcement hosted a workshop and training session at City Hall on Monday evening to explain how neighborhoods may apply for the next round …


  • A slowed, darkened NYC begins to stir to life

    NEW YORK (AP) — Two days after superstorm Sandy brought New York to a standstill, residents itching to get back to work and their old lives noticed small signs that …


  • Women’s home fighting insurance giant to stay put

    CINCINNATI (AP) — As Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic battled for the title at the Western & Southern Open north of Cincinnati, a small plane buzzed overhead, trailing a banner …


  • Easy to see differences in well-being among neighborhoods

    We have a lot of gaps in this country. There’s the achievement gap in schools. The income gap. The opportunity gap.


  • Northeast collaboration looks at shared issues

    The Greater Hillyard-Northeast Planning Alliance is inviting northeast organizations, residents and neighbors to a new-beginnings meeting at Northeast Community Center on Wednesday. The alliance has been a work in progress …


  • Artists apply their talents to neighborhood branding

    Several local artists are trying to make their mark on Spokane’s neighborhoods. With professional backgrounds in graphic design, the five artists created brands and logos for a handful of neighborhoods, …


  • Logan’s older homes get praise

    This Old House magazine has named Spokane’s Logan neighborhood one of the best old-house neighborhoods in the West. Located around Gonzaga University, with the Spokane River to the south, Ruby …


  • South Perry celebrates ‘awesome’ community

    More than 10 years ago, when the South Perry Business and Neighborhood Association held its first meetings, most of the businesses that now define the South Perry District were not …


  • National Night Out will be Aug. 2

    Neighborhoods across Spokane County will gather on Aug. 2, between 5 and 9 p.m. for the 28th annual National Night Out Against Crime. Residents are invited to keep watch over …


  • Homeless drop-in center causes problems for Coeur d’Alene neighbors

    Dozens of neighbors who live near a downtown Coeur d’Alene homeless drop-in center say in the two years the center has been there, they’ve been subjected to panhandling at their …


  • Neighborhood notebook

    • The North Indian Trail Neighborhood Council meeting will be Tuesday at 7 p.m. at the Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 8441 N. Indian Trail Road. • The West Hills …


  • Neighborhood updates

    • The Community Assembly Committee will meet Friday at 4 p.m. in the Council Briefing Center, City Hall, 808 W. Spokane Falls Blvd. • The Browne’s Addition Neighborhood Council meeting …

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