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UPDATED: Mon., April 15, 2019, 6:29 a.m.

Getting There: Airway Heights officials hope roundabout on eastern edge will help recreate a downtown

Roundabout, median projects on U.S. 2 aim to restore Airway Heights’ small-town feel and its pre-highway days.


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 2, 2019, 4:49 p.m.

Spokane Valley man killed, woman injured in head-on crash Friday night near Newport

A Spokane Valley man died Friday night and a woman was injured in a three-vehicle crash near Newport when he attempted to pass another car in a no-passing zone and …


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 19, 2018, 10:50 p.m.

Man killed in West Plains collision was military veteran who once shook Obama’s hand

A man killed Wednesday morning in a three-vehicle collision was a military veteran with a storied history in the armed forces, one that included a firm handshake with America’s Commander-in-Chief.


UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 6, 2018, noon

Getting There: There are more places to park than you probably think

Spokane parking by the numbers


Getting There: How about some love for roundabouts?

Roundabouts are safer, more efficient, cheaper and, let’s be honest, simply more elegant than conventional intersections. So why the hate?


Semi crash Tuesday closes Highway 2

A semi hauling other semi trucks hit an overpass west of Fairchild Air Force Base on U.S. Highway 2, tipping over and blocking the roadway.


Man facing felony charges after hitting four parked cars in hotel outside of Airway Heights

A man is facing a felony charge of malicious mischief after slamming his van into several parked cars at a hotel just outside of Airway Heights.


UPDATED: Tue., March 28, 2017, 10:27 a.m.

Malfunctioning gate at Fairchild Air Force Base leads to traffic back up on U.S. Highway 2; backups may persist, WSP says

U.S. Highway 2 was backed up for about an hour near Fairchild Air Force Base due to a malfunctioning gate at the base’s main entrance.


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 9, 2017, 9:51 p.m.

Ambulance catches fire after crash on I-90 in Spokane

An ambulance crashed and caught on fire early Thursday morning on Interstate 90 near U.S. Highway 2, prompting Washington State Patrol officials to close westbound I-90 for a few hours.


Threat of landslide expected to keep U.S. Highway 2 closed in Central Washington through weekend

U.S. Highway 2 west of Waterville remains closed because of landslide threats in Porcupine Canyon. A detour is in place.


Rock slide in Douglas County closes Highway 2 for days

ORONDO – U.S. Highway 2 in Pine Canyon will remain closed for several days due to a rock slide as state Department of Transportation crews assess the damage. “I sincerely …


State proposals would boost safety on U.S. Highway 2

The stretch of U.S. Highway 2 from Mt. Spokane Park Drive north to Day-Mt. Spokane Road has become hazardous for drivers because of traffic congestion. Residential and commercial development in …


Traffic restrictions this week on Highway 2

U.S. Highway 2 just west of Fairchild Air Force Base will have traffic restrictions this week to allow for repair of a natural gas line under the highway.


UPDATED: Mon., June 2, 2014, 10:52 a.m.

Two-car collision blocks traffic near airport

Both eastbound lanes of U.S. Highway 2 near the airport are blocked by a two-car collision requiring extrication, the Washington State Patrol said.


Public input sought on improving U.S. 2

U.S. Highway 2 north of Spokane has become increasingly busy with traffic over the years. The four-lane, high-speed route exposes drivers to turning and crossing movements at a series of …


U.S. Highway 2 closed in Cascades due to heavy snow

U.S. Highway 2 remains closed for the second day in a row because of the danger of heavy snow on trees east of Stevens Pass.


Highway 2 realignment expedited

Work could begin as early as next spring on a major street realignment to relieve traffic congestion in downtown Sandpoint. The Idaho Transportation Board on Thursday voted to expedite the …


Multi-car pile up blocks U.S. 2 near SIA

A multiple-vehicle collision just before 8 a.m. is blocking eastbound U.S. Highway 2 near its interchange with Airport Drive.


Detour due tonight on U.S. 2 in Mead

Southbound traffic on U.S. Highway 2 near Mead will be diverted onto a detour route tonight so that a striping crew can installed recessed pavement markers.


Hearing will explore trolleys, walking routes for city core

Mobility in the central part of Spokane will be the subject of a wide-ranging public meeting on Tuesday at the city’s Riverpoint campus. The possibility of high-performance streetcars running between …


Highway 2 rollover injures three

Three people were injured in a rollover car crash at 1:22 p.m. on U.S. Highway 2 about five miles east of Creston, Wash., on Wednesday. The driver, Delores J. Taylor, …


Almira, Wash., woman dies in car rollover

A 68-year-old woman died Thursday morning when she was ejected from her car in a rollover accident on U.S. Highway 2, four miles west of Wilbur, Wash. Joyce M. Hansen, …


Relay runner in serious condition after U.S. 2 accident

A relay race runner was in serious condition this afternoon after being evacuated by medical helicopter to Providence Sacred Heart Hospital after being struck by a car on U.S. Highway …


Motorist injured in collision with deer

A woman driving on U.S. Highway 2 struck a deer near Bear Lake in north Spokane County this morning and was injured, the Washington State Patrol said.


U.S. 2 at Colbert reopens after rollover

Washington State Patrol troopers said that all lanes of U.S. Highway 2 at Colbert Road have reopened following a minor injury rollover accident that had partly blocked northbound lanes earlier …


Semi accident blocks Highway 2 near Wilbur

U.S. Highway 2 three miles east of Wilbur in Lincoln County was partially blocked this morning from a semi-truck collision just before 6 a.m.