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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.


Spokane, Boy Scouts picking up fresh-cut Christmas trees

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.


Spokane to pave 54 miles of dirt, gravel roads across the city

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.


As outcry over public sleeping ban continues, officials say illegal camping has as well

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 …


Ice ribbon attendance remains above former rink’s numbers, park leaders say

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.


City of Spokane considering giving University District $1 million property on east edge of downtown

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.

Shelter for young adults to open in downtown Spokane at Westminster Congregational Church

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.

Ethics complaints filed against City Councilwoman Kate Burke; at least two then withdrawn

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 …


Activists behind ‘Camp Hope’ to continue protest in downtown Spokane

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.

Spokane City Council wants other cities to help pay for homeless services

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, developer disagree over including road in South Hill housing project

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 joins statewide group to increase teen homeless services

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.


Spokane City Council puts property tax to pay more firefighters, police on ballot

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 passes Uber and Lyft regulations

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.


As new shelters open, Spokane to enforce anti-camping law

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.

Crash closes Sprague-Freya intersection for morning commute

Spokane police have closed the intersection of Sprague Avenue and Freya Street to investigate an early-morning crash between a dump truck and car.


100 years ago in Spokane: Public gathering ban drives rift through citizenry as flu cases grow

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 Councilman Breean Beggs to run for city council president

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 …


Spokane City Council considers $5.8 million property tax increase for police, firefighters

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 to open warming shelter in gym

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.


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 …


With a donation and a discount, homeless protesters build tent city outside Spokane City Hall

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.

Spokane City Council overrides veto, stalling region-wide 911 integration plan

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.

Protesters line up to stop cleanup at Spokane City Hall homeless camp

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.

Early endorsements stack up for mayoral candidates

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 …


Spokane City Council to vote on fake service animal law

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.

Dry Fly Distilling plan major expansion at new development north of downtown Spokane

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.

Mayor vetoes council’s ordinance which stopped countywide integration of 911

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.


As one-man hunger strike continues, city lawmakers reexamine sit-and-lie ordinance

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 …