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MONDAY, AUG. 18, 2014

TUESDAY, AUG. 12, 2014

City Hall Scoop: Plazas and Trolleys

The Spokane Transit Authority is its own government entity, but it got a good going over at last night's Spokane City Council meeting. Two items passed by the council dealt with public conveyance: a resolution supporting the $5.8 million renovation of the STA Plaza, the...

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THURSDAY, AUG. 29, 2013

A mass transit, double-decker bus in Spokane? 

At last week’s Planning, Community and Economic Development committee meeting, Spokane city planning director Scott Chesney was discussing the Larry H. Miller empire and its request to temporarily shut down some streets while the car dealer did some re-arrangement. Not exciting stuff. Then, off-handedly, Chesney...

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FRIDAY, JUNE 29, 2012

Washington state Supreme Court Chief Justice Gerry Alexander, seen in 2006, will step down from his post and serve the remainder of his term as an associate justice. (FILE / Associated Press)

STA wins high-profile fan

We may have found a spokesman for a Spokane Transit Authority ad campaign. Former state Supreme Court Chief Justice Gerry Alexander has been flying to Spokane every couple weeks in the last few months to serve as one of the Spokane's five Use of Force...

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MONDAY, JAN. 10, 2011

Snyder booted from STA board 

Even without newly elected officials on the Spokane City Council, power appears to be shifting in the New Year. One year after the council removed Nancy McLaughlin from the board overseeing the Spokane Transit Authority, the Spokane City Council voted to reappoint McLaughlin -- the...

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More live TV coming to Spokane's CityCable 5

Spokane's local government cable TV station is improving its live offerings. Starting on Jan. 19, CityCable 5 will begin airing live the monthly meetings of the Spokane Transit Authority board. The transit board has some big votes in the coming months, including deciding which routes...

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Not to butt in on benches, but

Let me get this straight. The Spokane Transit Authority wants benches at its bus stops. A company that sells advertising has benches at many of those bus stops, where it rents the bench backs as signs for its ad customers. The city doesn’t like signs...

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