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Condon: Minor-league soccer could come to Spokane with construction of downtown stadium

As the Spokane School Board weighs its options for asking voters to approve a new bond measure that would bring high school athletics downtown, Mayor David Condon is making the …


Youth football, downtown Spokane stadium in spotlight amid concerns about head injuries

The revelation this week that former Washington State University quarterback Tyler Hilinski suffered from chronic traumatic encephalopathy prompted increased scrutiny about the safety of the high-impact sport on young players. …


Plans aired for $35 million sports complex near Arena

Plans to build an Olympics-level indoor sports facility on the north bank of the Spokane River got a little closer to reality this week, as a report showed that the …


Expansion puts Spokane Convention Center in running for biggest events

The Spokane Convention Center threw open its doors Tuesday to a newly expanded facility that takes greater advantage of its location next to the Spokane River. A grand opening celebration …


Convention Center coming together on time, on budget

The Spokane Convention Center is just weeks away from throwing open its doors for larger conventions and events. Garco Construction is on time and on budget for a 91,000-square-foot expansion …


Spokane’s first new skywalk in decades OK’d

Downtown Spokane will see the construction of its first skywalk in 20 years, and at least one Spokane City Council member hopes it’s the last. The City Council on Monday …


City may strengthen firearms ban in public assembly facilities

Lay down your arms – at least when attending a Spokane Shock game or Bon Jovi concert. Spokane city leaders are considering changes to local ordinances that strengthen rules banning …


Spokane Convention Center work goes to Garco, ALSC

A design-build team led by a Spokane contractor working with two architectural firms has won a competition to build a $41 million expansion of the Spokane Convention Center. Garco Construction …


Worthys announce plans to build headquarters hotel

In the span of four weeks Walt and Karen Worthy pieced together ambitious plans to build the city’s largest hotel: a 700-room, 15-story showpiece connected to the Spokane Convention Center. …


County may add fairgrounds to PFD ballot

Spokane County Commissioners said Wednesday they might want a piece of the action when voters are asked for money to expand the existing Convention Center and add seats to the …


House passes event center bailout

OLYMPIA – The Washington House of Representatives passed a bill that would loan a troubled public facilities district $42 million, but only after limiting the way cities and counties involved …


Cirque du Spokane another chance to experience the impossible

Trying to describe a Cirque du Soleil show to someone who has never seen one is nearly impossible. Try describing the taste of chocolate to a person who has never …