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Since the 1890s, Spokane was often touted as a hub for four transcontinental railroads, the implication being that it was a good place to do business and ship goods across the U.S. continent.
The Spokane Transit Authority announced the suspension of fares March 24 in an effort to promote social distancing and help get people around during the coronavirus pandemic. But City Councilwoman Kate Burke said the public transit provider should consider making free service permanent and fund the service completely through tax revenue. Doing so would present future funding challenges, STA says.
Transportation planners will be asking residents to weigh in on the future of the Division Street design, following planned completion of the North Spokane Corridor and implementation of high-speed bus service. That may include some planning from the city that will give the bustling arterial a more neighborhood feel with through traffic taking other routes around Spokane.
The truck crashed into the northwest corner of Tacos El Sol at Division and Glass Avenue, toppling part of a low brick wall that surrounds a seating area in front of the building.
A body pulled from the Spokane River over the weekend near Division Street is that of Richard G. Coffee, a 56-year-old man reported missing in May, the Spokane County Medical Examiner ruled.
A man is facing accusations that he raped a woman as she slept outside near the parking lot of a Division Street strip mall.
The Great Doughnut Heist of 2018 began Monday at about 5 a.m. at Casual Friday Donuts, the popular doughnut destination at 3402 N. Division St. on the corner of Division and Courtland Avenue.
A man is critically injured after Spokane police say he attempted to cross a section of Division Street that is illegal for pedestrians to traverse.
A woman was transported to a hospital with serious injuries after a truck hit her while she attempted to cross Division Street in North Spokane Friday morning.
One of the Spokane’s busiest intersections was closed from more than two hours Friday morning while crews worked to dislodge a semitruck that got stuck in a hole in a construction zone. Spokane police announced the closure of Sprague and Division about 6 a.m. so workers could dislodge the truck.
A man aimed what appears to be a real shotgun at a group of teenage boys Sunday evening at the General Store on North Division Street, in plain view of security cameras and store employees.
The height of the summer travel season combined with large road construction projects have merged into major slowdowns and backups this week across the Spokane area, but also in North Idaho.
The Spokane County Medical Examiner’s Office has identified the pedestrian killed by a pickup truck Saturday as Craig K. Rust, 60. Rust was attempting to cross Division Street at Euclid Avenue when he was struck by a northbound pickup truck shortly after 7 p.m. He died a short time later at Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center.
A man attempting to cross Division Street at Euclid Avenue was struck by a pickup Saturday evening and later died of his injuries.
The Washington State Patrol reported an STA bus pulled out in front of traffic on Division Street just before 9 a.m. Wednesday, injuring the STA driver, a passenger and antoher motorist.
The 1915 collapse of Spokane’s Division Street bridge convinced the young city it had to take better care of its bridges, and build them with concrete instead of steel.
For the longest time, “Division Street exit” was code for “Spokane’s ugly front door.” Now it’s an example of what Spokane can do.
From our archives, 100 years ago The auto was still relatively new, but people in Spokane already were concerned about gas gouging.
Spokane was debating two large bond issues. The first was for rebuilding many of the city’s bridges with new concrete structures. This was prompted by the fatal collapse of the Division Street bridge the year before.
From our archives, 100 years ago The Spokane Police Department was entering a new era by hiring the first woman police officer.