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Wednesday, June 26, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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UPDATED: Sat., June 1, 2019, 7:33 p.m.

Officers, volunteers welcome kids to Junior Police Academy in downtown Spokane

The Spokane Police Department and the Downtown Spokane Partnership hosted the Junior Police Academy on Saturday to introduce kids to the world of law enforcement.


UPDATED: Fri., May 3, 2019, 3:25 p.m.

Pop Up Shop plans relocation to River Park Square

The Pop Up Shop, presently in Steam Plant Square, is rebranding and relocating to River Park Square, a move that will accommodate additional space for artists to sell locally-made goods.


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 21, 2019, 5:37 p.m.

Flatstick Pub is opening in downtown Spokane

Seattle-based Flatstick Pub, a casual craft beer pub with a nine hole miniature golf course, is expanding its presence to Spokane.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019, 12:20 p.m.

Safety officer assaulted with handcuff key at River Park Square mall

The safety officer and suspect were sent to the hospital with minor injuries and released.


Then and Now: The Palace and J.C. Penney

The old Palace building got a complete makeover in mid-century style, for the incoming J.C. Penney store.


Santa Claus continues decades-old tradition of visits to Spokane malls

The technology and requests may be different than they were at the old Crescent or Bon Marche department stores, but children still line up every year to bend the ear …


Looking local: Terrain heads to the mall for a one-day local artisan fair, Brrzaar

River Park Square on Saturday will dedicate its first two floors to host 70 booths filled with local artists and craftspeople as part of Terrain’s first ever winter market. Dubbed …


UPDATED: Mon., June 18, 2018, 9:08 a.m.

Nike opens downtown Spokane location; sidewalks barriers cleared

Downtown Spokane welcomed its latest retail giant Thursday with the grand opening of the sportswear company’s shop at Main Street and Howard Avenue.


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 9, 2018, 3:37 p.m.

After years of decline, Spokane’s skywalks are getting a boost

The city’s upper avenues once served as busy footpaths between bustling commercial centers. Today, two new skywalks are under construction at the former downtown Macy’s at a cost of about …


Then and Now: Downtown shopping

In 1972, as Spokane was preparing for Expo ’74, retail shopping in the downtown area was undergoing big changes.


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 17, 2017, 9:26 p.m.

Lights, songs and Santa steal the show at annual Christmas tree lighting

Singing a medley of carols at the base of a 50-foot Christmas tree, the Christian Youth Theater’s quartet evoked the yuletide spirit of hundreds at Riverpark Square on Friday night.


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 17, 2017, 10:49 p.m.

Reindeer Cletus and Clyde make welcome addition to River Park Square festivities

River Park Square typically prepares for the holiday season each November by hanging garlands in walkways, stringing bright lights in storefront windows and setting up the 50-foot Christmas tree in …


Around the Corner

Pendleton stores plans four-day opening event Pendleton Woolen Mills is having a four-day grand opening of its new Spokane store in downtown’s River Park Square.


Spokane urban design awards honor Urban Outfitters building

Held every two years, the Mayor’s Urban Design Awards recognize public projects within city limits that promote smart public improvements. This year’s top winner was the expansion at River Park …


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 17, 2017, 11:35 a.m.

Bloem celebrates 40 years of selling flowers, chocolates, cards

When Johanna Julyan and her husband moved to Spokane and bought Bloem Flowers, Chocolates and Paperie in 1977 – then called Boehms Candies – she knew she had to find …


UPDATED: Thu., July 20, 2017, 6:29 a.m.

River Park Square replacing trees along Main Avenue in downtown Spokane

River Park Square is in the process replacing the rows of trees along the Maine Avenue sidewalk in front of the popular downtown shopping destination.


Man attempts to snatch 2-year-old from mother at River Park Square

A man who attempted to snatch a 2-year-old girl away from her mother in River Park Square on Tuesday told police he was stopping her from “running out into traffic,” …


Then and now: Pratt Furniture

Entrepreneur Albert R. Pratt built a legacy in furniture in Spokane, in an area now incorporated into the River Park Square development.


Spokane will mine shopping data to see what’s missing downtown

What’s missing from downtown Spokane’s retail and service scene? The city and several business groups hope to take the guesswork out of filling the gaps by tapping into sales analytics.


UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 16, 2017, 10:07 p.m.

Burst water pipe triggers fire alarm at River Park Square

A burst sprinkler pipe at a downtown Pottery Barn store led to evacuations at River Park Square Monday evening.


What do Boba Fett, a bunch of twentysomething friends from Spokane and a couple of Ewoks have in common?

“Star Wars” fans arrive at River Park Square mall for the showing of “Rogue One,” a little early and a little excited.


Cowles Co. buying downtown Macy’s building

The company that owns River Park Square has won the bidding to the recently closed Macy’s in downtown Spokane. The announcement was made today by Centennial Properties, a subsidiary of …


City refinances River Park Square bonds

The city of Spokane is refinancing its River Park Square bonds, which officials say will save $1.9 million over ten years.


City Council will discuss River Park Square expansion plan

A plan that would effectively expand River Park Square needs more than brick and mortar. It needs city property. Centennial Real Estate Investments, a sister company of River Park Square, …


Spokane rally against hate draws about 30

About 30 people walked in Riverfront Park, through the River Park Square atrium, by the Easter Bunny and along downtown Spokane sidewalks to spread, they said, a message against hate. …


Marchers say hate not tolerated in Spokane

About 30 people walked in Riverfront Park, through the River Park Square atrium, by the Easter Bunny and along downtown Spokane sidewalks to spread, they said, a message against hate.


River Park Square to expand to the east

River Park Square in downtown Spokane will expand to the east with a two-story addition at Main Avenue and Wall Street, according to a news release.


First ‘Flash-Bach’ concert today at noon

World-renowned cellist Zuill Bailey will play a free “Flash-Bach” concert at noon today in the River Park Square atrium. The event is one of six concerts planned in surprise locations …


Junior officers try on vests for size during police academy

Garrett Mosar has wanted to be a police officer since he was 2. As he tried on a heavy police vest and had his picture taken Saturday afternoon at Spokane …


600 kids pack first-ever Spokane Junior Police Academy

Turnout was high on Saturday for the Spokane Police Department’s first Junior Police Academy.