After the threat of avalanches closed the three main routes between Seattle and Spokane on Sunday evening, the state Department of Transportation reopened them one a time over the course of Monday, improving the flow of traffic across the Cascades. But with 18 to 24 inches of snow in the forecast, they may all have to close again.
NESPELEM, Wash. – Michele Thomas’ husband has had the same frustrating experience that many have had trying to get a COVID-19 vaccine: calling and calling his local health district in search of an appointment, and coming up empty.
Spokane’s downtown has changed drastically over the past several decades, as the once- forlorn heart of the city has been revived through a mix of private and public investment that has increased housing, boosted the restaurant and retail scene, and realized major projects like a rehabbed Riverfront Park and an expanded convention center.
The question of how to better move traffic up and down the South Hill between the Lincoln Heights and Southgate neighborhoods and around Ferris High School has confounded city planners for more than half a century.
What looks like a puddle or a patch of ice, depending on the weather, on a new section of Forker Road is potentially a dangerous and costly mistake that has sent Spokane County in search of a natural spring beneath the roadway and will likely lead crews to replace a section of fresh asphalt on the long-awaited Bigelow Gulch Urban Connector project.
When the half-finished North Spokane Corridor is open for its entire 10-mile course, transit officials expect traffic on Division will decrease, allowing them to create the opportunity for dedicated bus lanes and, in part, bike lanes without having to widen the street.
The South Gorge Trail is a puzzle city officials have been working to put together since 2013. While the final piece isn’t the size or shape city officials expected, they appear at last to have it in hand.
The developer who transformed an old industrial site near downtown Spokane into the thriving mixed-use Kendall Yards development believes he can do the same thing on a 400-acre Kaiser Aluminum site north of the city limits in Mead.
Holly Higens isn’t aiming to prevent the shuttered Sun Dance Golf Course from becoming a residential community, she said. She’s pushing the county to reevaluate the developer’s plan, look more closely at its environmental impact and perhaps cut back the scale of its ambition.
The unusual investment activity that unsettled the stock market last week through soaring interest in shares of GameStop and other struggling companies took another surprising turn on Monday, when the value of silver futures and of the companies that mine the metal shot up.
Deb Abrahamson, whose fight for environmental justice made her a major figure in the push to clean up the legacy of uranium mining on the Spokane Indian Reservation, died at sunrise on New Year's Day. She was 65.
The last time Margo Hill saw Twa-le Abrahamson-Swan, she was weaving a basket with her mother. Abrahamson-Swan was doing, in other words, what she has spent her entire adult life doing: pulling different elements together to make something durable and useful; drawing from a deep well of tradition to create something able to withstand the demands of the modern moment.
BNSF has lots of tools at its disposal to keep trains moving when the snow starts to pile up. If trains can't travel, that means not only are raw materials blocked from reaching their destinations, but also Christmas gifts.
When the city of Spokane shutters the brief span over Latah Creek in the spring to repair it, drivers will lose a vital connection from Highway 195 to the South Hill and will instead be directed to drive north on High Drive, get on Interstate 90 at Maple Street and head west before circling back down 195 to get where they are going.
After more than two decades spent converting a shuttered saw mill along the Spokane River into a thriving mixed-use development in Coeur d'Alene, John Stone and his partners in the Village at Riverstone development decided it was "time to bring the hay into the barn."
A report from a libertarian think tank placed Washington's highway system at 45th in the country for cost-effectiveness and condition. All the more reason to invest now in road projects, said Sen. Andy Billig, which can also help stimulate the economy during the pandemic.
Pend Oreille County Sheriff Glenn Blakeslee is well aware that residents have been left to wonder why 19-year-old Jason Fox ended up in a shallow grave on Sept. 15, his hands bound behind his back, on the grounds of a riverfront wedding venue outside of Newport.
The Spokane City Council rejected a proposal to rezone some 10 acres of land along South Regal Street to allow for apartment-style development due to concerns about traffic, school capacity and the land’s distance from downtown.