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Getting There: In case of accident, quickly clear the road

When snow falls, accidents pile up. Authorities say that the best thing drivers can do is move their damaged vehicles out of harm’s way if there are no injuries.


Pedestrian island being installed at intersection near GU

One of the more dangerous pedestrian crossings next to Gonzaga University is getting a fix this summer in a cooperative arrangement between GU and the city of Spokane. A new …


Bicycle-pedestrian plan draws scrutiny

Some Spokane Valley City Council members took aim Tuesday at the proposed Bike and Pedestrian Master Program that received a unanimous recommendation of approval from the city’s Planning Commission. People …


Bicycle, pedestrian plan sent to council

A supportive group of residents turned out for last week’s public hearing on Spokane Valley’s proposed Bike and Pedestrian Master Program, several of them arriving by bicycle. Nearly everyone who …


Intersection at U.S. 195 to get safety upgrade

Drivers in southwest Spokane are getting something that will improve safety on U.S. Highway 195, the main route to Pullman. The state Legislature approved $12.5 million for a freeway interchange …


Officer’s text message ruled a factor in pedestrian fatality

A Spokane police officer who hit and killed an intoxicated pedestrian in his patrol car in January was typing a message into his onboard computer just before the crash. Officer …


Getting There: Repairs to squeeze I-90 commutes

If you think the construction backups on Interstate 90 in Spokane have been bad so far this year, just wait until next month. On July 11, yet another freeway construction …


Getting There: Spokane Falls Boulevard section reopening

An east-west arterial link into downtown Spokane should reopen later this week as workers progress on an initial segment of the new Martin Luther King Jr. Way. Spokane Falls Boulevard …


Getting There: City seeks input on sidewalks

When the Spokane City Council approved a new $20 vehicle license tax in February, members added a provision that sets aside 10 percent of the collections for sidewalk work. City …


Editorial: Safety at crosswalks is worthy of more patrols

As if Gonzaga University students didn’t have enough on their minds with grades, finances and the fortunes of their basketball teams, they can add pedestrian safety to the list of …


Pedestrian killed at stateline ID’d as CdA woman

A woman who died after being struck by a car on Interstate 90 Saturday has been identified as Dana M. Barton, 37, of Coeur d’Alene.


Highway crash kills pedestrian near Four Lakes

A 62-year-old Cheney man was hit and killed by a 16-year-old motorist Sunday in the Four Lakes area.


Probe into officer’s killing of pedestrian continues, but vehicular homicide standards high

For a vehicular homicide charge to be filed against a Spokane police officer who hit and killed a pedestrian last month, investigators must show that he was intoxicated, driving recklessly …


Officer in fatal crash with pedestrian was speeding

A Spokane police officer was speeding when he struck and killed a pedestrian on North Monroe Street at West Montgomery Avenue Jan. 30, investigators said today.


Driver in crash near GU released from jail

A Spokane woman accused of hitting two pedestrians while driving near Gonzaga University was released from jail Monday.


Driver arrested after pedestrians struck near Gonzaga

Two pedestrians suffered head injuries Saturday when a car struck them near the Gonzaga University campus.


Officer in crash likely not using lights, sirens

A Spokane police officer likely did not have his patrol car’s emergency lights and siren activated when he struck and killed a pedestrian Sunday, investigators said today.


Officer in fatal crash with pedestrian identified

The Spokane police officer involved in fatal collision with a pedestrian Sunday has been identified as Officer Gordon Ennis.


Officer in fatal crash is 8-year veteran

The Spokane police officer who struck a pedestrian with his patrol car Sunday night gave a voluntary blood sample and is on leave.


Pedestrian killed in police car crash ID’d

A Spokane man who died after being struck by a police car has been identified as John A. Van Curler.


Pedestrian dies after being hit by police car

Authorities say a police officer en route to a trouble call struck and fatally injured a pedestrian in Spokane late Sunday night.


Council rejects car tab tax

Spokane’s car owners won’t have to pay an extra city tax to pay for street upgrades. After months of often-contentious debate, a divided Spokane City Council on Monday rejected a …


Division project puts safety, aesthetics at fore

The crush of vehicles moving north on Division and south on Browne streets through downtown Spokane is intimidating enough for any pedestrian trying to cross. Growth of the University District …


Walk to School Day gets students moving

Crossing guards for Spokane’s Moran Prairie Elementary School were overwhelmed Wednesday as children and parents participating in International Walk to School Day stacked up behind them while waiting to cross …


2nd Avenue repaving on track; lines may take time

Second Avenue downtown will be repaved this summer as planned, but the final design may remove one of three vehicle lanes in favor of one for bicycles, city officials say. …


Second Avenue repaving project faces bumpy road

A month after Spokane leaders endorsed goals to make streets more amenable to pedestrians and bicyclists, debate is emerging that could delay one of the city’s largest planned repaving projects …


Pedestrian killed by car in Desmet, Idaho

An 18-year-old driver struck and killed a 22-year-old pedestrian early today in Desmet, Idaho, and alcohol is believed to be involved, according to the Idaho State Police.


Council votes to look into ‘complete streets’

Bike lanes, improved sidewalks and other transportation amenities will get a renewed focus in the city of Spokane. The Spokane City Council agreed Monday to direct city workers to “identify …


Pedestrian seriously injured in hit-and-run

A hit-and-run driver seriously injured a Spokane pedestrian Monday on the lower South Hill. Police are looking for information on the incident, which occurred at 12:22 p.m. at South Oak …


Suspect in WSU hit-and-run found incompetent

Doctors have found an Idaho driver accused of striking two Washington State University students with his car incompetent to stand trial.