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Getting There: After glacial progress, East Central braces for effects of North Spokane Corridor’s eventual arrival at I-90

New plans for an on-ramp to the North Spokane Corridor off Hamilton Street have freed up some of the real estate in the East Central neighborhood that was going to be used for traffic lanes. WSDOT is asking residents of the neighborhood what they’d like to see on the leftover land, but there may not be enough for major housing projects, officials say.

Opinion >  Column

Getting There: With City Line coming, STA plans expanded service elsewhere; plus, double-decker buses to Cheney?

UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 4, 2020

A Spokane Transit Authority proposal would put double-decker buses on the busy route between Spokane and the home of Eastern Washington University. While that’s perhaps the most fun fact about STA’s potential changes to routes and schedule over the next few years, it’s likely not the most important one for the thousands who ride the bus.
Opinion >  Column

Getting There: Plans for Centennial Trail through West Central draw pushback that could result in new connection

The city of Spokane hopes to make up a gap in the popular paved trail that starts in Riverside State Park by replacing sidewalks in the West Central neighborhood, using federal money. But some neighbors are worried that the plan would increase safety concerns and believe there’s a better option for the trail’s route on the south side of the Spokane River.
News >  Spokane

It’s official: Spokane gets $53M in funding for newly named City Line bus project

UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 22, 2020

The oversize check displayed on the stage said it all: $53,425,000 made out to the Spokane Transit Authority from the U.S. Department of Transportation. STA has known the huge sum was coming to fully fund a long-awaited bus rapid transit line through downtown since April, when the federal government allocated the money for the project. But on Tuesday, the award became official and STA got direct access to the funds.
Opinion >  Column

Getting There: Local crews largely stick to salt to de-ice area roads

UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 19, 2020

The search for de-icers that don’t involve salt – and, by extension, don’t corrode cars or contaminate bodies of water – have led some states and researchers to experiment with a range of novel substances. But the crews in and around Spokane are sticking, almost entirely, to a more traditional substance: salt.
News >  Spokane

‘It’s really flattering’: Obama picks Spokane’s Jess Walter for favorite books of the year list

UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 28, 2019

“But the great thing about books is that they get spread by word of mouth,” Walter said. Word about “We Live in Water” might have been spread initially by Twitter instead of by mouth on Saturday, but it still proved Walter’s maxim right, as Obama’s 111 million followers found out about his high esteem for the six-year-old collection of mostly Spokane-based fiction.