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  • Ziggy’s celebrates store’s 45-year run

    Vern Ziegler was all smiles as he greeted old friends, mingled with longtime customers and talked about Ziggy’s beginnings at the Market Street store in Hillyard. The flagship home improvement …


  • Ziggy’s closing Hillyard store to make way for corridor

    Vern Ziegler was all smiles as he greeted old friends, mingled with long-time customers and talked about Ziggy’s beginnings at the Market Street store in Hillyard.


  • Transit game allows public to test budgeting priorities

    People who want to comment on the future of transportation in Spokane have the option of playing a new online game to make their views known. Should Spokane push for …


  • Getting There: Corridor bridge girders installed

    Construction of the North Spokane Corridor took a big jump forward in recent days with the installation of bridge girders at the future Wandermere interchange at U.S. Highway 395. The …


  • Sixth District donnybrook

    He’s the incumbent. He’s his party’s whip in the state Senate. He has more campaign money and a diverse list of backers that includes unions and large businesses. But in …


  • Greater Spokane Inc. plan underscores flexibility

    The key to survival is adaptability, not strength or intelligence, outgoing Greater Spokane Inc. Chairman Tom Quigley told attendees at the organization’s annual meeting Wednesday. He said keeping up with …


  • Federal funds advance North Side corridor

    As leaders gathered Tuesday to celebrate the start of a phase of North Spokane Corridor construction paid for by the 2009 federal stimulus package, state officials said they will be …


  • More buildings in freeway’s path set for removal

    While construction work continues on the North Spokane Corridor north of Francis Avenue, more vacant homes will be torn down this fall in central Spokane to make room for freeway …


  • Theft interrupts cable service

    The theft early Thursday of fiber-optic cable lines left between 5,000 and 7,000 Comcast customers in northeast Spokane without television, high-speed Internet and phone services. Comcast crews restored services in …


  • Spokane business owner in freeway’s path sues state

    A 67-year-old business owner is suing the state, saying its unwillingness to buy his company – which is in the path of the north Spokane freeway – is forcing him …


  • U.S. 2 drivers face North Side changes

    Motorists on U.S. Highway 2 northeast of Farwell Road are going to find big changes this weekend. Southbound lanes will be closed through Sunday evening so that the contractor on …


  • Freeway roadwork may cause backups in north Spokane

    Motorists on U.S. 2 northeast of Farwell Road are going to find big changes this weekend. Southbound lanes will be closed Friday through Sunday evening so that the contractor on …


  • Open house set on freeway update

    The first of two meetings to update the community on progress on the north Spokane freeway will be today from 5 to 8 p.m. at the East Central Community Center, …


  • Money is major roadblock for final leg of freeway

    Exit 282 of Interstate 90 sits as a monument to the stops and starts of building a north Spokane freeway. Engineers designed the massive Hamilton ramps to be the start …


  • 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 …


  • North Spokane Corridor interactive timeline

    An interactive timeline about the North Spokane Corridor project.


  • Creek at risk, complaint alleges

    On multiple occasions last year, untreated storm water from a north Spokane freeway construction site illegally spilled into Deadman Creek, a stream that flows into the Little Spokane River. The …


  • 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, …


  • Stimulus to spur work on corridor

    Spokane’s long-sought North Side freeway got a boost on Wednesday with the announcement of a $35 million federal economic stimulus grant to pay for a 3.7-mile extension of the southbound …


  • $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.


  • Next phase of freeway work is a real blast

    Short-term closures of U.S. Highway 395 near the Little Spokane River will occur over the next several weeks as construction workers set off explosives to excavate the site of an …


  • Freeway detour forced to detour

    The construction of the north Spokane freeway isn’t occurring without some risk to public safety, which was demonstrated in a little-noticed event in the work zone last week. As part …


  • 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, …


  • Freeway leg open to traffic

    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, …


  • Finished span of road buoys faith in corridor

    Finally, Spokane has something concrete to show for half a century of dreaming and talking about a north-south highway. On Saturday, the first drivable link of what’s now officially called …


  • 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.


  • State lawmakers keep it local

    OLYMPIA – Last year, in his bid to win a seat in the Statehouse, Spokane-area coffee entrepreneur Kevin Parker knocked on nearly 22,000 doors. It worked. In a difficult year …


  • Corridor leg opens in August

    The Washington state Department of Transportation will open the first segment of a new north Spokane freeway this summer at the same time that one of the largest contracts in …

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