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Woman expected to survive after being shot in the head in north Spokane motel

A woman was shot in the head Sunday night at a motel in north Spokane, and police still are looking for the suspect. Police responded to multiple reports of shooting just after 9 p.m. at Al’s Spa Tub Motel at 1421 N. Division St., according to a police news release. The suspect was gone when they arrived.

Spokane City Council drops push for transit vote

Last week’s decision to place a transit expansion measure on the November ballot has caused the Spokane City Council to back down from its own transit-improvement measure.

North Spokane Corridor plans getting a fresh look

With full funding now available for completing the North Spokane Corridor, engineers are back at the drawing board refining their plans that will bring major changes to neighborhoods in east and northeast Spokane.

Yard work: Spokane hopes to turn long-neglected area into industrial hub

Randy Hastings’ drive to work takes him to the east side of Spokane, over the dirt roads of Hillyard to the forgotten part of town where he’s kept his business – R&R Heating and Air Conditioning – since 1987.  He drives past empty lots, decrepit homes, a trailer park, warehouses, laboratories and large grocery store distribution complexes. The roads shift from paved to graveled, new to old, from being bordered by sidewalks and landscaping to a fuzzy edge of overgrown weeds. Standing outside the empty building his business outgrew a decade ago, but which he still owns and leases out, Hastings points to a fire hydrant the city made him pay for, next to a road he has unsuccessfully asked the city to build for years, and at a house he’s pretty sure is a drug front.

Paving will give East Central direct road to Spokane core

When it comes to building highways in Spokane, no neighborhood has borne more pavement than East Central. More than 1,000 houses in Spokane were leveled to make way for the transcontinental Interstate 90. A similar fate awaits homes along the route of the North Spokane Corridor, a highway envisioned for 60 years that just won funding earlier this year from the state Legislature. State officials have said in total 400 homes will be demolished to make way for the freeway.

Transportation package goes into effect

A package of transportation bills that includes an 11.9 cent gasoline tax increase and about $16 billion worth of projects around the state became law Wednesday. The first 7 cents of the new gasoline tax starts Aug. 1; the projects stretch into 2031.