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  • THURSDAY, FEB. 5, 2009

    Garage manager said he marked wall for replacing

    Thirteen years before a woman died when her car hit a wall that gave way at the River Park Square garage, the garage’s manager may have marked the panel to …


  • SATURDAY, JAN. 31, 2009

    State may look into RPS garage death

    Spokane County Prosecutor Steve Tucker said this week that he may ask the state attorney general’s office to help decide if manslaughter charges should be brought in the case of …


  • SATURDAY, NOV. 15, 2008

    City officials release more RPS documents

    Spokane city officials on Thursday turned over a packet of River Park Square documents they had previously labeled confidential. The records, which detail disputes among attorneys working for the city …


  • SATURDAY, NOV. 15, 2008

    Mall garage price-fixing conspiracy suspected

    The attorney who originally handled the city’s litigation over River Park Square wanted to accuse a former Spokane mayor and two City Council members of being part of a conspiracy …


  • THURSDAY, SEPT. 11, 2008

    U.S. attorney cleared in RPS case

    The office that investigates possible misconduct by U.S. attorneys has cleared Eastern Washington’s federal prosecutor of allegations leveled against him last year surrounding River Park Square. H. Marshall Jarrett, head …


  • FRIDAY, JULY 4, 2008

    Mayor hopes law ends garage debate

    Mayor Mary Verner said a proposed ordinance aimed at preventing financial ordeals similar to the River Park Square deal should put an end to official city discussion of the controversial …


  • SATURDAY, JUNE 7, 2008

    City’s RPS strategy faces familiar critic

    The Seattle attorney who originally represented the city of Spokane in the contentious River Park Square issue is accusing his successor of misleading council members with a failed legal strategy …


  • THURSDAY, APRIL 24, 2008

    RPS lawyer cleared of conflict of interest

    An attorney for the owners of River Park Square did not violate bar association rules against conflicts of interests when he represented the mall and the company that publishes The …


  • FRIDAY, JAN. 11, 2008

    Cowles Co. opposed RPS papers’ release

    The company that owns The Spokesman-Review fought last year against the release of hundreds of pages of documents generated in the lead-up to the River Park Square lawsuit settlement. The …


  • THURSDAY, DEC. 20, 2007

    Parking garage claims settled

    The IRS and a law firm for two Northwest attorneys involved in the River Park Square garage bonds have settled an investigation into the sale of bonds which were at …


  • FRIDAY, AUG. 31, 2007

    Cowles firms pay $6.5 million judgment

    Cowles Co. development firms have paid a $6.5 million judgment, plus 12 percent interest, to satisfy a 2004 ruling obtained by the former manager of River Park Square, court documents …


  • TUESDAY, AUG. 21, 2007, 2:48 P.M.

    RPS files to get review

    An outside attorney from the U.S. Justice Department will be asked to investigate whether anyone involved in the River Park Square development project broke federal corruption laws.


  • FRIDAY, JUNE 29, 2007

    Mall garage was tax exempt

    The River Park Square parking garage was exempt from property taxes while it was operated by a city-created agency, a Washington state appeals court panel agreed this week. A three-judge …


  • SUNDAY, JUNE 17, 2007

    Parking prices may go up

    The Spokane City Council soon will consider making downtown parking more expensive – partly to help pay off bonds for the River Park Square parking garage. A proposal endorsed by …


  • TUESDAY, OCT. 3, 2006

    City settles lawsuits over RPS documents

    The city of Spokane apologized Monday for illegally withholding nearly 90 public documents related to a failed River Park Square parking garage deal in the 1990s. The apology was part …


  • MONDAY, OCT. 2, 2006

    Council to look at RPS disclosure settlement

    Spokane City Council members today are expected to consider a $299,000 settlement with Tim Connor, Camas Magazine and its publishers for failure to disclose public documents related to a failed …


  • SUNDAY, AUG. 20, 2006

    RPS suit returning city to court

    The city of Spokane faces the potential loss of hundreds of thousands of dollars for its refusal years ago to release public records associated with its failed involvement in River …


  • SATURDAY, APRIL 29, 2006

    City sued for refusing release of RPS settlement documents

    The city of Spokane received notice this week that a lawsuit has been filed seeking documents that were used by city leaders to determine how much financial concession River Park …


  • FRIDAY, APRIL 7, 2006

    County appeal seeks unpaid tax on garage

    River Park Square issues are headed back to court. Spokane County commissioners voted Thursday to appeal a recent decision from a Whitman County Superior Court judge that said property taxes …


  • TUESDAY, APRIL 4, 2006

    City decides to challenge RPS ruling

    The legal battle over the city’s failed involvement in River Park Square’s downtown parking garage returned to City Hall on Monday, one year after the city settled a trial in …


  • FRIDAY, FEB. 17, 2006

    City appealing River Park Square ruling

    The city of Spokane will appeal a ruling that kept it from collecting money from one of the participants in the River Park Square parking garage project. Mayor Dennis Hession …


  • THURSDAY, DEC. 1, 2005

    No back taxes owed on RPS garage

    The River Park Square parking garage did not have to pay property taxes during the years it was part of a contentious public-private partnership with the city of Spokane, a …


  • TUESDAY, SEPT. 27, 2005

    Mall owners owe former councilman $38,090

    The owners of River Park Square owe former City Councilman Steve Eugster $38,090 in attorney fees for work he did defending himself and his wife against claims filed by the …


  • WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 14, 2005

    Spokane’s link to River Park Square coming to an end

    The last financial connections between the city of Spokane and the owners of River Park Square are being severed through a refinancing of a $22.65 million community development loan made …


  • FRIDAY, AUG. 12, 2005

    Judge overturns RPS decisions

    OLYMPIA – The Washington Supreme Court on Thursday said that Spokane judges wrongly threw out journalist Tim Connor’s claim that the city illegally denied him documents related to River Park …


  • SUNDAY, MAY 1, 2005

    Politics and a parking garage: Lessons of RPS

    The main lawsuit over the River Park Square garage ended last week with a fizzle, not a bang, as the Spokane City Council accepted a $4.25 million settlement offer. That …


  • SUNDAY, MAY 1, 2005

    RPS conflict gives damage, lessons

    If a settlement worked out last week in the River Park Square case means the troubling saga will soon be over, no one will greet the news with more relief …


  • THURSDAY, APRIL 28, 2005

    Several RPS legal issues still unresolved

    The approval of a settlement in the federal River Park Square lawsuit clears up most, but not all, of the litigation over the downtown mall and its garage. Here’s what …


  • THURSDAY, APRIL 28, 2005

    Spokane ends last big RPS fight

    The Spokane City Council approved a truce Wednesday to end the long-running legal war over the River Park Square garage by accepting a $4.25 million settlement from its former bond …


  • WEDNESDAY, APRIL 27, 2005

    City may settle RPS dispute

    The city of Spokane and its former legal advisers tentatively agreed to a $4.25 million settlement to end the federal trial over the River Park Square garage. The City Council …


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