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Getting There: Hatch Bridge to get new deck and maybe a turn lane, causing long detours

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.

Spokane County pools will stay closed this summer due to COVID-19

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. 

Converted or preserved: Vinegar Flats fate undecided

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.

Sacajawea seventh-grade artist wins city access cover design contest

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.