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UPDATED: Fri., July 27, 2018, 10:34 a.m.

Ad watch: Latest attack ads against Brown make questionable claims

Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers and the state Republican Party are stepping up attacks on Democratic challenger Lisa Brown with a mailer that suggests the former state legislator is soft on …


UPDATED: Tue., July 3, 2018, 2:41 p.m.

PIRG calls North Spokane Corridor a ‘boondoggle’

Spokane’s north-south freeway is one of nine highway projects featured in “Highway Boondoggles 4,” a report by the U.S. PIRG Education Fund and the Frontier Group issued in June.


North Spokane Corridor a harsh reality for homeowners, businesses still in its path

Since construction began in 2001, 606 pieces of property have been purchased by the Washington State Department of Transportation, and 533 buildings demolished. Much of that destruction has been in …


Guest opinion: Bonnie Rae: Hurley’s fight still remembered, appreciated

I wanted to thank you for your nice article this morning on Margaret Hurley (“Standing against urban freeways,” Dec. 19). You wrote that she’s sort of fallen out of the …


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 20, 2017, 1:37 p.m.

Getting There: The woman who fought freeways

Margaret Hurley was Spokane’s freeway fighter who stopped the north-south route in the 1970s.


UPDATED: Tue., May 16, 2017, 9:30 p.m.

Washington transportation budget has $127 million for Spokane projects

The state will spend more than $8 billion in the next two years on roads, bridges and mass transit projects with about $127 million of it coming to Spokane County.


Past opinions provide perspective

Looking Back reviews opinions published in The Spokesman-Review during this week in history. About that freeway? Feb. 7, 1985


Court rejects payment to business in future path of North-South Freeway; attorney Bob Dunn plans appeal

Tapio Center loses appeal seeking early payment for freeway construction.


Landowners face uncertainty as north-south freeway gets boost in funding

Stacey Jordan has been waiting two decades for an answer to when the state will take the property that holds his family-owned business. Industrial Welding, at 1203 N. Greene St., …


Gas tax hike closer

OLYMPIA – Transportation projects in the city of Spokane would get more money, but projects in Spokane Valley would get less, in the Washington Legislature’s second proposal to raise the …


Study pushes benefit of $7 billion in road projects

OLYMPIA – Washington would get a major economic boost by finishing the North Spokane Corridor and some other major road projects worth $7 billion, a state business group said Tuesday. …


Washington transportation package dies in Legislature

OLYMPIA – Washington drivers won’t see gasoline taxes rise 11.5 cents over the next three year. But they also might not see the Legislature come up with the money to …


Senate proposal raises gas tax

OLYMPIA – The coalition controlling the Washington Senate released a $12 billion transportation package that would raise gasoline taxes by 11.5 cents a gallon over three years and finish several …


Spin Control: Spokane community leaders take pilgrimage to Olympia

OLYMPIA – A delegation of more than 80 Spokane-area folks arrived here last week with their annual “agenda” – some might call it a wish list – of things the …


North Spokane Corridor prospects bleak, legislators say

OLYMPIA – Don’t get your hopes up for new money to finish the north-south freeway, a group of business, civic and political leaders from Spokane was told Wednesday. The chances …


Senate plan would boost North Spokane Corridor funding, gas tax

OLYMPIA – Senate negotiators will begin the push today for a package of road projects that could complete the North Spokane Corridor and raise gasoline taxes by 11.5 cents over …


Money would be used to extend North Spokane corridor

OLYMPIA – The North Spokane corridor is among the beneficiaries of the Legislature’s latest bid to boost gas taxes and other fees. The long-running road construction project – sometimes called …


Clark: Traveling north/south freeway a religious experience

Like any brand-new religious convert, I can’t shut up about how damned enlightened I’ve become as opposed to you – the unwashed jerks who don’t know jack ($#!^). So bear …


House, Senate panels close on transportation budget

OLYMPIA – The two legislative committees trying to decide how to spend nearly $9 billion on transportation over the next two years “largely agree” on how to spend it, Sen. …


House panel won’t put gas tax hike on ballot this year

OLYMPIA – Washington voters will not be asked to raise gas taxes or any other tax related to roads this fall. 2012, however, could be different. As they announced the …


Freeway redraws housing footprint

With decades of studies, draft reports, public meetings and money shortfalls, Spokane’s north-south freeway has remained more of a concept than a road. Even the portion of the freeway that …


Corridor ceremony highlights grant, and the politics behind it

One person was noticeably absent from last week’s gathering to celebrate the announcement of a $35 million federal stimulus grant for the North Spokane Corridor. U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, …


$35 million grant to extend North Spokane freeway

A $35 million federal stimulus grant was announced this morning to extend work on a North Spokane freeway, according to the office of U.S. Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash.


Freeway leg isn’t a big time-saver yet

The north Spokane freeway may be a nice quiet stretch of concrete to drive, but it isn’t saving anyone much time. Traffic has been sparse on the 3.7-mile section since …


Lure of the open road

A completed north Spokane freeway – sought for more than a half-century – would bring economic growth to the region as much as it would speed traffic across the city, …


Celebration planned for corridor opening

It’s 3.7 miles of two-lane concrete, running from Francis Avenue north to Farwell Road. For Spokane, that’s reason to celebrate.


Portion of N. Spokane Corridor opens Saturday

It’s 3.7 miles of two-lane concrete, running from Francis Avenue north to Farwell Road. For Spokane, that’s reason to celebrate.


Corridor waits on funds

OLYMPIA – Don’t look for a flood of federal or state cash to suddenly speed up construction on the 53-years-and-counting North Spokane Corridor. The federal stimulus plan, slated to be …


Lawmakers search for north-south freeway funding

OLYMPIA – Don’t look for a flood of federal or state cash to suddenly speed up construction on the 53-years-and-counting North Spokane Corridor. The federal stimulus plan, slated to be …


Railway tunnel work begins

A key piece in construction of a new north Spokane freeway got under way this week with the start of work on a tunnel for BNSF Railway tracks along North …