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  • Ground broken at Arena for memorial to fallen heroes

    Several hundred people gathered Friday morning – the anniversary of 9/11 – to break ground on a new memorial honoring post-9/11 service members who died in the line of duty. …


  • City Council rejects paying $300,000 for soil cleanup at Grand Hotel

    A proposal to use city funds to pay for more than $300,000 in environmental cleanup at the Davenport Grand Hotel was shot down this week by Spokane City Council members, …


  • Celebration, improvements in store for Spokane Arena’s 20th year

    When the Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena opened in 1995, the owner of the Spokane Chiefs declared it to be the finest facility of its kind in any small city in …


  • Spokane River access ramp sought

    Spokane parks officials today will ask the city’s hearing examiner to approve a shoreline permit for a new access ramp for kayaks and small nonmotorized craft along the Centennial Trail …


  • New Grand Hotel Spokane will carry Marriott branding

    More than nine months after starting construction, Spokane hotelier Walt Worthy now has a formal name for his new convention center hotel.


  • Skywalk extension proposed

    Spokane could soon have a new downtown skywalk, the first in more than two decades. The skywalk would span Spokane Falls Boulevard and join the Spokane Convention Center with the …


  • Jesus Christ Superstar at Spokane Arena cancelled

    A performance of Jesus Christ Superstar scheduled for the Spokane Arena featuring several famous rock stars was cancelled on Friday.


  • Landers: Convention Center project affects trail, boat access

    Tree-lovers, Centennial Trail users and Spokane River paddlers will be the first to notice if preliminary construction for the $55 million Spokane Convention Center Completion Project begins as scheduled next …


  • Land for Worthy’s new hotel assessed

    If Spokane hotelier Walt Worthy moves forward to build a new 700-room downtown hotel, he’ll have to pay the Spokane Public Facilities District $6.67 million for the land. In mid-August, …


  • Worthys ready to launch convention center hotel plan

    After announcing plans last year to build what would be Spokane’s biggest downtown hotel near the Convention Center, developers Karen and Walt Worthy say they’re ready to start the first …


  • Large convention hotel nearer

    Spokane developer Walt Worthy has signed a letter of intent to buy downtown land as part of his plans to build a 15-story, 700-room Convention Center hotel. Worthy, who owns …


  • Landers: River access should be natural part of project

    The Spokane River shouldn’t have to speak up for itself. Like a hero who saves the day before 500,000 onlookers, the river ought to naturally have our attention and appreciation.


  • Landers: River access should be natural part of project

    The Spokane River shouldn’t have to speak up for itself. Like a hero who saves the day before 500,000 onlookers, the river ought to naturally have our attention and appreciation.


  • Paddlers want river access at Convention Center

    Apparently no kayakers or rafters were allowed into the main flow of planning for the Spokane Convention Center expansion project. Paddling access to the Spokane River is doubtful under project …


  • Convention Center expansion designs debut

    Preliminary concepts for expansion of the Spokane Convention Center will be on display for the public during a community event on Thursday. Three design and construction teams are competing for …


  • Shenanigans continues its location hunt

    The CEO of the company that recently closed C.I. Shenanigans said he’s looking for a new restaurant location in Spokane. RAM International’s Jeff Iverson said Spokane has been a good …


  • Owner closes CI Shenanigans unexpectedly

    The owner of downtown Spokane restaurant CI Shenanigans closed the business Saturday evening, surprising the restaurant’s landlord, the Spokane Public Facilities District. About 40 workers were affected by the closure.


  • Shenanigans closes its doors as facilities district prepares for demolition

    CI Shenanigans closes its doors, leaving about 40 workers out of jobs


  • Hoteliers see good, bad in Worthys’ plans

    Spokane-area hotel managers have mixed feelings about Walt and Karen Worthy’s plans to build a 700-room downtown hotel. Yes, the 15-story full-service hotel will take away some of their business, …


  • PFD says voter approval sparked couple’s interest

    The move by Walt and Karen Worthy to build a convention headquarters hotel on Spokane Falls Boulevard shows the economic potential of expanding the Spokane Convention Center, public officials said …


  • Worthys to build 15-story hotel downtown

    Developer and hotelier Walt Worthy will build a 15-story, 700-room hotel south of the Spokane Convention Center, connected to the center by a skywalk, according to a press release.


  • New lights in the arena save time and money

    The audience for Wednesday’s Cirque du Soleil performance will be the first to see a show at the Spokane Arena under new lights. The Spokane Public Facilities District, which owns …


  • County money may back arena, center

    Spokane County commissioners on Tuesday said they are willing to provide a financial backup on municipal bonds that will be sold to finance expansions of the Spokane Convention Center and …


  • Convention Center expansion measure passing

    Spokane County voters on Tuesday appeared to approve a ballot measure to expand the Spokane Convention Center and add more seats to the Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena. Measure 1 had …


  • Mailer for Measure 1 may have violated law, PDC says

    The taxpayer-supported Spokane Public Facilities District may have violated campaign rules last month when it sent voters a newsletter depicting passage of a tax measure as “necessary” and “critical.” Although …


  • Measure 1 campaign pulls McLaughlin ad

    The campaign to extend taxes to pay for the expansion of the Spokane Convention Center and Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena has pulled a TV ad featuring Spokane City Councilwoman Nancy …


  • $65 million tax issue called economy booster

    Ten years after Spokane voters approved a major expansion of convention facilities, they are being asked to approve another one. The Spokane Public Facilities District is proposing a 10-year extension …


  • Area boards seek members

    The Spokane Public Facilities District needs some new talent. County commissioners are seeking candidates to replace Sandra Wade, who will leave the district’s board of directors at the end of …


  • Verner presents mix of budget solutions

    Spokane Mayor Mary Verner gave a preview Wednesday of a 2012 budget she says would be painless for residents who obey the law. Verner proposed to close a tentative $6.6 …


  • City may tap ‘Photo Red’ money for general fund

    Spokane Mayor Mary Verner gave a preview Wednesday of a 2012 budget she says would be painless for residents who obey the law. Verner proposed to close a tentative $6.6 …

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