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Wednesday, October 28, 2020  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Online registry should help police return stolen bicycles to owners

Since bikes were invented, bikes have been stolen. Returning bicycles to their rightful owners may get a bit easier in Spokane, thanks to a new online tool the city unveiled this week in conjunction with Bike to Work Week, called

City starts sidewalk, curb upgrades to increase transit access

Transit riders in Spokane are going to benefit from a project this year to add sidewalks and handicapped-accessible curb ramps so they can get to their buses more easily. In all, 139 curb ramps and 1,600 square yards of sidewalk, 75 square yards of pavement patching and other items are part of the work that has just gotten underway, Spokane city officials said.

Getting There: Fancher Beacon tower taken down

The historic Fancher Beacon tower that once held a powerful rotating light for early aviation is now gone from atop Beacon Hill in east Spokane. Named after Maj. John T. Fancher, the beacon was erected in 1928 just months after his death at an air show in Wenatchee and named in his honor.

Getting There: Work on second corridor circle begins

Construction crews are launching yet another step in the multistage construction of the North Spokane Corridor. Work will start today on a second roundabout on North Freya Street to handle interchange traffic for the southbound lanes just north of Francis Avenue.

Before riding bicycle, check helmet’s size, fit, useful life

It’s Bike Month in Spokane. Do you know where your helmet is? If you’re pretty sure it’s either in the garage or under your ski boots – but not entirely sure because you haven’t seen it since you flew over the handlebars eight years ago – it might be time to get a new one before you get back in the saddle.