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The antibacterial soaps and bleach that people are using to sanitize themselves and their homes may be killing the bugs that are needed to treat sewage at the Liberty Lake Sewer and Water District, officials say. There’s no imminent threat to river health, but it’s a strange wrinkle to public health as residents do their part to stop the spread of the novel coronavirus.
The road through Riverside State Park was named the Aubrey L. White Parkway in 1936 after a bookish young man from New Jersey with a head for business and a love of gardening.
A teenage boy was pulled from the Spokane River after a car crash late Monday night.
In the early years of its history, the Monroe Street Bridge was surrounded by businesses that included breweries, flour mills and electricity generation.
If you’re looking to linger above the Spokane River, watching spectacular and imposing waterfalls crash up- and downstream of you in the middle of downtown, without a single car buzzing by, you might want to hurry down to the Post Street Bridge now, before it’s too late.
For most of the 20th century, there were several lumber mills along the Spokane River in Idaho. Tugboats would tow rafts of logs to the mills. One of the first mills was built by Frederick Post in the late 1880s at Post Falls.
Spokane police recovered a body from the Spokane River just west of the Monroe Street Bridge near Kendall Yards Saturday morning.
The Spokane Fire Department recovered a body from the Spokane River Thursday morning near the Upriver Dam.
The state is reviewing applications from five pollution dischargers seeking a temporary reprieve from federal limits on polychlorinated biphenyls, or PCBs. Regulators will hold a pair of online meetings Wednesday to discuss their progress.
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.
An event planned for next Tuesday at Spokane Community College will instead take place online, part of a slate of public meetings put on hold because of the coronavirus spread. The meeting will be held in an online format some time in April, the department said Tuesday.
Several Spokane-area river advocates and professionals will be honored for their advocacy work Friday at the annual Winter Waters event.
The $283 million lawsuit has been delayed once again after being filed five years ago.
Dale Arnold, who served as the wastewater director under Mayor Mary Verner and supported a more expensive plan to reduce pollutants in the Spokane River, said the new regime at City Hall has an opportunity to push for more necessary clean-up. A multimillion dollar project, the largest infrastructure investment in the city’s history, is expected to finish this year when the last tank designed to trap stormwater and sewer runoff becomes operational downtown.
Spokane firefighters rescued a woman from the Spokane River near Maple Street Bridge early Tuesday afternoon.
A population of transient workers and pensioners swelled to more than 100 residents after World War II, but the city’s boosters dismantled it shortly thereafter.
The planned settlement 10 miles east of Spokane was envisioned as a fruit-growing paradise. Irrigation canals were dug to draw water from Liberty Lake, but after several decades, the number of apple orchards in Greenacres dwindled.
A number of factors led to the city requesting an additional $2 million to complete the project, including engineering difficulties as well as higher-than-projected costs for the public plaza on the street level. The tank near the downtown Spokane Library is now expected to cost $33 million, a bill that will be paid off by the users of the city’s utilities.
Two separate incidents involving plunges into icy water were in The Spokesman-Review. One story had a happy outcome, the other did not.
Spokane Fire Department crews rescued a man from the Spokane River below the Post Street Bridge early Thursday after a person near the bridge reported a man screaming for help from the edge of the river just before 1 a.m.