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Wildlife concerns lead to pause on plans for water connection to Five Mile development

A $240,000 contract to build a 12-inch water main on the bluffs leading to Five Mile Prairie was nixed by a majority of the City Council earlier this month, who said they were worried about the effect of construction on species of deer and bats that live in the area. Lawmakers also questioned why the city, and not a nearby developer, should pay for the cost of hooking up the system. 

Then and Now: Union Pacific rail yard

Now the site of the Kendall Yards mixed use development, the area northwest of downtown Spokane and the river was once home to the Union Pacific rail yard. The railroad moved out of the area in 1955, but development of new housing, retail and commercial businesses did not proceed in earnest until after the economic downturn of 2008.

Billions in virus aid aim to shelter, test the homeless

The Trump administration said Thursday it is distributing about $3 billion in the first round of coronavirus aid to help the homeless find emergency shelter and communities expand testing and treatment.

Legislature moves to reduce homeless numbers

Lawmakers want to reduce the number of homeless people in Washington by spending some $160 million over a wide range of programs to expand shelters, support for homeless youth and boost affordable housing programs.