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Finches fluttered in The Lab at the North Spokane library last week, but these birds didn’t fly. That’s because they were Finch Robots operated by kids who were learning basic computer coding during a free class offered at the library.
The state will spend more than $8 billion in the next two years on roads, bridges and mass transit projects with about $127 million of it coming to Spokane County.
A well-known “nuisance home” in North Spokane was shuttered Tuesday morning – its windows and doors boarded up and its occupants forced to leave – after years of complaints from neighbors and a year and half of intervention from police.
Work on the north Spokane freeway resumes on Monday along with a handful of other major projects in the region
The Friends of the North Spokane County Library will hold its semi-annual Used Book Sale on Friday and Saturday at the North Spokane Library.
A major road block in the path of a new North Spokane freeway may be coming down under an agreement announced this week.
Tapio Center loses appeal seeking early payment for freeway construction.
A SWAT team took a woman into custody Thursday morning after a standoff in north Spokane that lasted more than an hour, but a wanted man remains on the loose.
Oil contamination in the old rail yard in Hillyard is causing problems for the future route of the North Spokane Corridor.
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.
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.
Doug Clark: Just when it looked like the long-awaited north/south freeway would actually be finished, the Hillyard Doom Plume surfaces.
The North Spokane Corridor freeway has hit a roadblock in Hillyard where historic rail operations left a spill of bunker-C oil floating on the aquifer 170 feet underground.
Gov. Jay Inslee took the bus to his afternoon appearance in Spokane, and shared with his fellow riders how pleased he is that lawmakers approved an $11 billion transportation funding package last year.
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.
A new roundabout is going to be build this year at Freya Street and Wellesley Avenue.
Editors asked reporters to list their favorite stories of 2015. Here's mine.
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.
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.
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.