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  • TUESDAY, APRIL 26, 2005

    Appraiser says garage overvalued

    RICHLAND – The downtown garage that was sold for $26.5 million in 1999 to help pay for the River Park Square renovation might be worth as little as $3.4 million …

  • SATURDAY, APRIL 23, 2005

    Two theories compete at trial

    RICHLAND – Responsibility for paying off the multimillion-dollar legal mess spawned by the River Park Square garage may hinge on which theory a federal jury believes of what went wrong. …

  • FRIDAY, APRIL 22, 2005

    Jurors selected to hear RPS trial

    RICHLAND – A jury of five men and four women from central Washington was sworn in Thursday to decide whether the city of Spokane got bad legal advice in the …

  • THURSDAY, APRIL 21, 2005

    Jury selection starts today in RPS suit

    Almost four years to the day after investors sued the city of Spokane and nearly everyone else connected with River Park Square redevelopment, a trial is set to start over …

  • SATURDAY, APRIL 9, 2005

    City wins RPS ruling on damages

    The city of Spokane received a victory Friday in the long-running legal battle over the River Park Square garage. A federal judge ruled the city can ask a jury to …

  • FRIDAY, APRIL 8, 2005

    City was warned of RPS’ dire straits

    The River Park Square mall has been losing between $3. 7 million and $4. 2 million a year since 2000, and bankruptcy by the companies that owned it was “the …

  • THURSDAY, MARCH 24, 2005

    RPS ruling pits city vs. its ex-bond attorney

    The federal lawsuit over the River Park Square parking garage started more than three years ago as a many-sided legal brawl. Wednesday it was reduced to a head-to-head fight between …

  • FRIDAY, MARCH 11, 2005

    City seeks to reduce RPS losses

    The city of Spokane’s legal team went back to federal court Thursday seeking to reduce losses to taxpayers in the failed 1997 River Park Square parking garage deal. Attorney Michael …

  • THURSDAY, MARCH 3, 2005

    City, RPS end legal fight

    The city of Spokane and the River Park Square development companies have a signed peace treaty in their long-running legal war over the mall’s garage. The former partners, which have …

  • TUESDAY, MARCH 1, 2005

    Judge OKs one use of meter funds

    Some $6 million in parking meter money the city of Spokane has been setting aside for nearly three years can be used for a key piece of the River Park …

  • THURSDAY, FEB. 24, 2005

    Judge ponders RPS deal

    A federal judge wrestled Wednesday with the sharply dropping values being placed on the River Park Square garage, wondering how a garage that sold for $26 million in 1998 could …

  • THURSDAY, FEB. 10, 2005

    City of Spokane fined in RPS battle

    The city of Spokane will have to pay a fine of more than $21,000 to Camas Magazine for illegally withholding public documents on the River Park Square project requested by …

  • FRIDAY, DEC. 24, 2004

    Garage trial delayed until April

    The federal trial over the River Park Square parking garage is being delayed until April to sort out some of the proposed settlements between the city of Spokane and some …

  • FRIDAY, DEC. 24, 2004

    PDA getting out of parking business

    The Spokane Parking Public Development Authority is out of the parking business. Some people would argue that it has been out of the parking business for years, because the River …

  • WEDNESDAY, DEC. 22, 2004

    Developer’s bankruptcy filing may be dismissed

    A bankruptcy filed by the Cowles development company that owns the former J.C. Penney’s building is scheduled to be formally dismissed today by a judge who says it’s unnecessary. U.S. …

  • TUESDAY, DEC. 21, 2004

    City settles with downtown group

    The Spokane City Council in a 5-2 vote on Monday approved one more settlement in the ongoing legal battle over the city’s involvement in the troubled River Park Square parking …

  • FRIDAY, DEC. 17, 2004

    RPS agency finally has cash in hand

    For the first time in years, the city agency that oversees the financially strapped River Park Square garage has some money. It’s not much, only $80.

  • THURSDAY, DEC. 16, 2004

    Defendants unsure about RPS settlement

    Some defendants in the federal lawsuit over the River Park Square garage may have objections to the settlement between the city and the mall’s developer. The settlement is so complicated …

  • FRIDAY, DEC. 10, 2004

    RPS settlement hearing is Saturday

    The Spokane City Council has scheduled an unusual Saturday public meeting to discuss something even more unusual in recent years, a proposed settlement with the developer of the River Park …

  • THURSDAY, DEC. 9, 2004

    City offers RPS settlement ideas

    The city of Spokane and the companies that developed the River Park Square Mall would trade assets, set aside cash and drop a wide range of legal claims against each …

  • THURSDAY, DEC. 9, 2004

    City’s proposed River Park Square settlement


  • TUESDAY, DEC. 7, 2004

    Vote on RPS deal delayed

    The Spokane City Council on Monday postponed a possible vote on a settlement in its legal battle over River Park Square, and instead scheduled an unusual Saturday session to consider …

  • MONDAY, DEC. 6, 2004

    Hession hoping for vote on RPS

    Details were still being ironed out Sunday in a possible settlement in the River Park Square legal dispute. City Council President Dennis Hession said he hoped a proposed agreement would …

  • SUNDAY, DEC. 5, 2004

    Mall deal: It’s in the numbers

    There are many unknown numbers in a proposed settlement between the city of Spokane and the River Park Square developer that the City Council is expected to consider Monday. Lawyers …

  • SATURDAY, DEC. 4, 2004

    Settlement may restore block grants

    The proposed settlement in Spokane’s ongoing dispute over River Park Square could end a major threat to one of the key programs helping the city’s low-income residents and poorer neighborhoods. …

  • WEDNESDAY, DEC. 1, 2004

    Council approves third settlement in RPS case

    The Spokane City Council has approved a settlement with the former manager of the River Park Square mall in connection with a lawsuit over financing of the mall’s parking garage. …

  • WEDNESDAY, NOV. 17, 2004

    Council OKs loan of parking meter money

    The Spokane City Council has authorized a loan agreement making $7.8 million in city parking meter revenue available to pay debts of an agency that had been operating the financially …

  • TUESDAY, NOV. 9, 2004

    OK on seeking 2 RPS settlements

    The Spokane City Council gave the go-ahead Monday to seek settlements with two parties in a federal lawsuit related to the River Park Square parking garage. The council voted 5-2 …

  • SATURDAY, OCT. 30, 2004, 3:22 P.M.

    CPC Development files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy

    The Cowles Publishing Co. subsidiary that owns the vacant former J. C. Penney building in downtown Spokane filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganization Friday to free the property up for …

  • FRIDAY, OCT. 8, 2004

    Mediated talks about RPS garage could avert trial

    Attorneys for the city of Spokane, River Park Square and others involved in a massive federal lawsuit over the mall’s garage held talks Thursday that could head off a trial …



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