A single-point urban interchange, or SPUI (rhymes with "chewy"), opened Tuesday at U.S. 95 and Highway 53 in Kootenai County on Tuesday. It's the first such interchange in North Idaho and is a sign of traffic control to come, planners say.
When the operators of the Bunker Hill Mine shut it down in 1981, they left behind a blueprint for reopening it in a 21st century future they could never have imagined, as a high-tech and environmentally sustainable outfit that is searching for silver deposits as deep as three miles below the earth’s surface.
Irvine, California-based design firm MG2 filed a conditional use permit application with the city to convert the 117,000-square-foot former Lowe’s store into a delivery station and a 9,600-square-foot office at 6902 N. Division St.
The Spokane City Council is set to decide Monday whether to open the door to the development of new apartment complexes on 10 acres of land between what is now the eastern dead end of 53rd Avenue and the Palouse Highway.
One day after their two co-defendants pleaded not guilty to a string of charges related to the killing and burial of a 19-year-old in Newport in mid-September, Riley Hillestad and Claude L. Merritt did the same during their Friday morning arraignments.
A 120-year-old architectural gem in Browne’s Addition has changed hands after a group of investors purchased the Patsy Clark Mansion with plans to keep much of its 12,000-square-feet devoted to office space while also increasing public access.
Traffic in and around the Lilac City hasn’t just increased sharply since a precipitous drop immediately after Inslee announced a stay-home order in March, it’s also up from 2019, when – assuming you can remember such a halcyon time – there was no pandemic.
Amtrak’s Empire Builder had been picking up and dropping off passengers every day in Spokane since 1997. That changed on Oct. 19, when the train that plies a 2,200-mile route from Chicago to Seattle and Portland switched to a three-days-a-week schedule.
By a two-to-one margin, Kootenai County voters on Tuesday rejected a ballot measure that would have imposed a local vehicle registration fee to pay for a slate of transportation projects to improve and expand the overwhelmed area road network.
The Spokane City Council recently extended the amount of time property tax values can accrue in the neighborhood to be put toward public infrastructure. Neighborhood boosters say it's an opportunity the long-depressed area of town can't pass up.
A recent study identified nearly $19 million work of additional work – including constructing new roundabouts at the road’s intersections with Sprague, 4th and 8th avenues and widening the street to five lanes from Mission Avenue to the south city limits – that should be completed by 2040 to keep up with projected growth.
Researchers have found that permitting cyclists to treat stop signs as yield signs increases the flow of traffic and actually protects both motorists and those on bicycles. The law went into effect this month in Washington.
If you went to the narrow strip of land at the bottom of the bend in the Spokane River just east of downtown in 1905, you would have found the new home of the Spokane Manufactured Gas Plant and the American Tar Company.
The Kalispel Tribe's opening offer to purchase the recently shuttered Ponderay Newsprint Co. mill in Usk was turned down this month, leaving the fate of the bankrupt facility in Pend Oreille County uncertain.
The news that the Washington Supreme Court ruled the $30 car tab initiative unconstitutional was met with a somewhat tepid response by transportation agencies last week. While the ruling preserves some transportation funding, tax revenues are down due to the pandemic, adding another obstacle to a system that planners say is underfunded to meet the needs of the public.
As the Kootenai County, its cities and its towns prepare for a wave of growth that could mean more 300,000 people by 2040, area officials and private developers are implementing and considering new approaches to manage the expected changes.