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100 years ago in Spokane: Voters back major road construction bond

Spokane County’s big road-paving bond issue passed by a nearly two-to-one margin.


100 years ago in Spokane: Labor backs proposed tax to pave county roads

Spokane County was preparing to vote on a massive $3.25 million bond issue for paving county roads, and the city’s top labor leader announced his wholehearted support.


UPDATED: Mon., May 13, 2019, 9:11 p.m.

Airway Heights calls off water shortage alert after Spokane crews quickly re-establish connection during road work

A Facebook post on Friday alerted Airway Heights residents they may need to conserve water after one of two water connections with Spokane was interrupted due to road work. Airway …


100 years ago in Spokane: Plans announced to build new Episcopal cathedral in honor of soldiers killed in World War I

All Saints Episcopal church announced it would build a new cathedral that would be dedicated to those killed in action during World War I.


Then and Now: Maple Street Bridge

The Maple Street Bridge, which opened to traffic on July 1, 1958, is 1,716 feet long, towering 125 feet above the Spokane River, and its road surface is 50 feet …


Paving projects impact Roosevelt

Beginning July 8, the Federal Highway Administration, in conjunction with the National Park Service, will be resurfacing and re-striping all National Park Service-managed asphalt surfaces within the boundaries of Lake …


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 14, 2019, 2:13 p.m.

Here’s what you should know about snow gates, the plowing tool that lowers berms in front of driveways

The city of Spokane, Spokane County and Coeur d’Alene have all outfitted some of their snow removal equipment with the hydraulic devices that are intended to prevent berms in front …



Holiday travel numbers expected to hit a record high; snow possible in low-lying areas of Eastern Washington

The trade group AAA estimates a 4.4 percent increase in holiday travel nationwide this year compared to 2017, and weather conditions are expected to be wet and potentially snowy in …


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 13, 2018, 4:42 p.m.

Thursday morning sees wet, moderate temperatures in Spokane

On the third day of morning snow, our weather gave to thee: temperatures above freezing, slush on the sidewalks, and a car that drove over a tree.


UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 13, 2018, 8:20 p.m.

Spokane City Council approves $300,000 road paving project with car tab fees

The work will be completed this fall to the Lower Crossing neighborhood, which has experienced washouts in recent years on the only road that leads to the small cluster of …


Car tab fees would be used to pay for paving of dirt road to small, historic neighborhood near Kendall Yards

City officials and neighbors say paving a 900-foot stretch of dirt road is necessary due to the threat of uncontrollable fires and stormwater runoff. But a citizens board tasked with …


UPDATED: Mon., July 23, 2018, 3:10 p.m.

Christmas in July: Festive Mayor David Condon announces new driveway gates for city’s snow plows

Spokane will bring its total of driveway-clearing gates on its snow removal vehicles to 16 this winter, which won’t completely eliminate driveway berms within city limits but should reduce their …


UPDATED: Fri., May 4, 2018, 9:52 a.m.

Proposal floated to close more of Monroe Street, speed up city ‘road diet’ project

A road construction firm that is building one of two sections of the new three-lane North Monroe Corridor is considering closing more blocks of the street in what they hope …


UPDATED: Sat., April 7, 2018, 9:41 p.m.

Dirt stockpile changes could contribute to $400,000 overrun for Liberty Park stormwater tank

City engineers said they had a verbal agreement to store dirt removed ahead of construction of a 2-million


Monroe Street work begins next week as road construction season kicks off

The lane reduction project, which has sparked some controversy along the 1.1-mile stretch of road leading from Spokane’s downtown to the Garland District, is scheduled to begin work next week. …


UPDATED: Tue., March 13, 2018, 6:39 p.m.

Construction starts on new overpass at Bigelow Gulch and Forker

A $9.4 million project to improve safety and congestion at Bigelow Gulch and Forker roads is underway after almost 20 years of planning.


UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 12, 2018, 7:25 p.m.

Trump calls for $200 billion for infrastructure spending nationwide; Washington needs $140 billion

Washington’s roads and bridges need nearly $140 billion in investments, but it’s unclear what Eastern Washington could get out of President Trump’s infrastructure plan.


Developer drops plans for controversial North Indian Trail apartment complex

Developer Harley Douglass is pursuing a different use for 50 acres of undeveloped land off North Indian Trail Road, according to paperwork filed last month with the Washington Court of …


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 27, 2017, 9:27 p.m.

Winter storm set to blanket Spokane on Thursday with 3 to 7 inches of snow

The Spokane region is due for another round of a wet, white shellacking – just in time for New Year’s weekend.


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 27, 2017, 12:08 p.m.

Snow plows to roll through Spokane neighborhoods Tuesday

Residents are asked to move their cars to the odd side of the street to allow snow plows to pass. More snow is expected later this week, with the best …


UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 19, 2017, 9:17 p.m.

Lincoln and Monroe work gets final approval after city shaves $103,000 from cost estimate

The final price tag for the two-year project that repaired utilities and repaved a 10-block stretch of the downtown couplet was lowered after some concern from the City Council they …


Spokane looks to expand school zone cameras, sidewalk and street improvements in 2019

A Spokane City Council proposal would double the number of traffic cameras to catch school-zone speeders.


UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 12, 2017, 11:27 a.m.

Spokane budget adds police, upgrades alleys and maintains homeless funding amid Public Works concerns

Lawmakers unanimously approved a spending plan bolstered by healthy sales and real estate tax receipts, but not before ushering through a series of amendments aimed at reversing some of the …


Flood warnings in western Washington ahead of holiday travel

Western Washington has been hit with the season’s first widespread flooding just as travelers hit the road for Thanksgiving.


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 14, 2017, 1:15 p.m.

Spokane’s 2018 budget delayed by City Council over concerns in Public Works division

A unanimous City Council on Monday delayed a vote on next year’s spending plan three weeks to get more information about the proposed movement to City Hall of six city …


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 6, 2017, 5:38 p.m.

Spokane will pick up leaves, after record-setting early season snowfall

Though the winter snow season has already begun, Spokane will still clear the streets of fallen leaves. The work began Monday and will continue through the middle of November. This …


Resolution scrapping Monroe Street ‘road diet’ put on hold by City Council

A proposal brought forward by City Councilman Mike Fagan to keep Monroe Street a four-lane road was tabled Monday to determine what ramifications such a change would have on funding …


Main Avenue ‘road diet’ downtown gets City Council nod, traffic questions remain

The Spokane City Council gave its preliminary approval of a plan to reconfigure a four-block stretch of Main Avenue to include a dedicated bike lane and larger sidewalks. The city …


UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 28, 2017, 6:53 p.m.

Spokane gets extra $5 million to rebuild roads over the next two years

Federal grant money will be used to repave roads that were initially rebuilt 10-15 years ago, city officials said Monday. The announcement comes as the city wraps up work on …