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With the passage of Juneteenth as a federal holiday and a number of local events to celebrate this weekend, some employees may wonder if the holiday will apply to them.
OLYMPIA – A Spokane motorist should have the right to a trial over a speeding ticket he received in 2016 from an automated traffic camera in a school zone that he contends wasn't properly set up, the Washington Supreme Court was told Thursday.
A water main break opened up a hole in the road early Monday morning at East 18th Avenue and South Grand Boulevard next to Manito Park.
City officials outlined plans for the 2021 construction season on Thursday, but as any recent Hamilton Street motorist can testify, it’s already well underway.
A water main broke Monday morning causing a portion of 43rd Avenue on Spokane's South Hill to close and causing the road to flood.
Consider two bike commuters: Rhonda Kae Young and Justin Short. Though they take a different approach to the prospect of a bike commute in the winter, both say the city could do more to encourage such travel during the cold months.
The city expects to complete maintenance projects on about 60 miles of arterial roads in 2020 and 2021, about double what it had initially planned.
Sydney Sweeney started her Christmas gift-giving early this year.
When the city of Spokane shutters the brief span over Latah Creek in the spring to repair it, drivers will lose a vital connection from Highway 195 to the South Hill and will instead be directed to drive north on High Drive, get on Interstate 90 at Maple Street and head west before circling back down 195 to get where they are going.
With 17 homicides and counting in the Spokane this year, the Spokane Police Department is concerned about violent crime in the area.
The cities of Spokane and Spokane Valley have not committed to future plans for their aquatics centers this summer, but if they do open, social distancing and capacity requirements would limit the amount of swimmers and make it more difficult to recoup some operation costs.
Families will soon be able to pick up free sack lunches at Spokane Valley parks as the city and East Valley School District launches a free summer meal program for children.
A combination of rebates and economic incentives could reduce water use in the city by up to 5% through 2030. But the plan doesn’t include greater regulatory steps, like increased base pricing for heavy users and irrigation restrictions that would help during drought conditions conservation representatives say.
Aside from a house and a handful of farming structures, the 48 acres near the meeting of U.S. Highway 195 and Cheney-Spokane Road sits vacant, as it has for years. Yet, the land referred to eponymously as the Pilcher property represents possibility to countless groups: historically farmed soil could be used as a teaching opportunity, a public park and alternate trail to High Drive Bluff Park. Hangman Creek could be a new channel for kayaks and canoes.
Students 18 and under were invited to participate in a Wastewater Access Cover design contest and they responded in droves, with 280 students of all ages submitting designs in the contest sponsored by Spokane Arts, the City of Spokane, the Lands Council and The Spokesman-Review.
Shaun Beveridge, Reed Alfeteras and Robert Elder sued the Spokane Police Department last week, alleging they were unfairly prosecuted to protect a confidential informant when they were charged with crimes stemming from an incident in September 2016.
When a Texas woman visited her daughter last September, she paid for parking several times in Spokane. Four months later, she was charged again. Apparently, the city’s parking services vendor lost its records of transactions on Sept. 24 and charged customers nearly four months later.
With the recent arrival of actual winter, the city has injected a quick $45,000 into adding 50 emergency shelter beds for the homeless.
The $53 million facility is still just a hole in the ground right now, but in a little more than two years it will play host to the over-40 national championships of U.S. Track & Field, it was announced at the groundbreaking Wednesday.