Stories tagged: Spokane City Hall
Thu., Jan. 3, 2019
Habitats, trail systems and sound barriers: Spokane Parks Department lays out master plan for Finch Arboretum
The Finch Arboretum could see dozens of changes over the next few years including a new pathway, a sound wall and a collection of plants from around the Inland Northwest.
Wed., Jan. 2, 2019
Spokane area residents have about a week and a half to dispose of their fresh-cut Christmas trees before the city’s and the Boy Scouts’ Christmas tree pickup programs end.
Sat., Dec. 29, 2018
The City of Spokane has approved a funding plan to start paving the 54 miles of unpaved roads across the city, starting with District 1 and 2.
Fri., Dec. 28, 2018
As public outcry over laws prohibiting camping, sitting or sleeping on public property grows, city officials and police say illegal camping is more wide spread than it has been in …
Wed., Dec. 26, 2018, 5 a.m.
As the second season of the newest Riverfront Park attraction, the Skate Ribbon, is underway, the parks department says attendance is growing, but not as much as last year.
Fri., Dec. 21, 2018, 5 a.m.
The city of Spokane may soon give a property with a $1 million estimated value at the edge of downtown Spokane to the University District as it scales back other …
UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 21, 2018, 6:46 a.m.
Westminster Congregational United Church of Christ will soon be able to host up to 25 young people in a warming center a 10-minute walk from downtown Spokane.
UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 24, 2018, 3:11 p.m.
Three people filed ethics complaints against City Councilwoman Kate Burke, saying her participation in a protest with homeless activists in front of City Hall disqualified her from voting on homeless …
Wed., Dec. 19, 2018
The activists behind the protest homeless encampment in front of City Hall known as “Camp Hope” plan four protests in downtown Spokane to demand repeal of city ordinances prohibiting camping …
UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 24, 2018, 3:14 p.m.
After agreeing to increase funding for to address homelessness, the Spokane City Council voted unanimously to ask other cities to provide for the basic needs of their homeless population.
UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 13, 2018, 6:50 p.m.
City staff, the Greenstone development company and dozens of neighbors to a new development on the South Hill made their case in a hearing Wednesday over whether a road should …
UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 11, 2018, 10:36 p.m.
Spokane is joining three other Washington counties in an initiative to study youth homelessness and fill in gaps between shelters and the services at-risk young people need to succeed.
Mon., Dec. 10, 2018, 10:42 p.m.
A new property tax that would pay for 20 police officers and 30 firefighters as well as criminal justice programs will be on the ballot in February after the Spokane …
UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 10, 2018, 11:30 p.m.
Spokane City Council unanimously approved new regulations on ride-sharing companies like Uber and Lyft, which would require safety inspections, licenses and a surcharge on rides.
Fri., Dec. 7, 2018
Residents of Camp Hope, the homeless encampment built around the side entrance of city hall, were told by law enforcement Thursday that they had 48 hours to leave the property …
UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 6, 2018, 4:58 p.m.
Spokane police have closed the intersection of Sprague Avenue and Freya Street to investigate an early-morning crash between a dump truck and car.
Thu., Dec. 6, 2018
The ban on public gatherings was reinstated – in a modified form – during a contentious meeting of the city board of health.
UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 5, 2018, 8:49 p.m.
City CouncilmanBreean Beggs has filed to run for city council president, saying he hopes to continue his work on criminal justice reform and help the council and the mayor’s office …
Tue., Dec. 4, 2018
The city of Spokane may ask voters to approve a $5.8 million increase in property taxes to pay 30 firefighters and hire 20 new police officers in a special election …
UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 30, 2018, 7:24 a.m.
Salem Lutheran Church’s gym will soon become the first in a network of new warming centers to serve those who might not have anywhere else to go this winter.
Thu., Nov. 29, 2018, 5 a.m.
Spokane Police oversight panel files formal complaint against department alleging lack of access to reports, footage
The Police Ombudsman Commission is arguing that members of the department are withholding certain information needed to perform civilian oversight of law enforcement. The complaint comes in the midst of …
Thu., Nov. 29, 2018
A $500 donation went a long way to provide some comfort for the dozens of people who have been sleeping outside Spokane City Hall in protest of the city’s homelessness …
UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 27, 2018, 7:02 a.m.
After outcry from dispatchers and the city’s firefighters union, the Spokane City Council overode the mayor’s veto and blocked a planned regionwide 911 integration which critics say may not improve …
UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 26, 2018, 8:20 p.m.
In the freezing-cold early-morning hours Monday, about two dozen activists assembled with a small group of homeless people to
UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 26, 2018, 9:34 a.m.
The two men who have already announced intentions to replace outgoing Mayor David Condon have almost a year before their names might be on the ballot.
UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 25, 2018, 10:16 p.m.
Activists plan rally after city threatens to remove homeless protesters’ belongings from outside City Hall
After a group of homeless people camping in front of city hall in protest were notified that their belongings would be cleared away in 48 hours, a group of protesters …
Fri., Nov. 23, 2018
The Spokane City Council will soon vote on an ordinance that would impose a civil infraction for people who are caught misrepresenting their pet as a service animal.
UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 21, 2018, 4:44 p.m.
Small batch distillery Dry Fly announced an expansion into Asian markets Wednesday that will coincide with a move into a new development near Spokane’s downtown core.
UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 20, 2018, 9:40 p.m.
Spokane Mayor David Condon has vetoed an ordinance that would stop a countywide 911 integration by requiring city dispatchers to only work with city police and firefighters.
Fri., Nov. 16, 2018
The city of Spokane may re-examine a law that critics say criminalizes the homeless for sleeping or sitting on public sidewalks when they have nowhere else to go, after a …