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Downtown Spokane Partnership is rewarding acts of kindness for people living, working, shopping and playing in the city center. It's a way of highlighting what people and businesses are doing to slow the spread of COVID-19, said Elisabeth Hooker, the group's marketing and programming director.
The display window in Ashley Brownlee’s store was not broken by the same agitators who disrupted the protest in downtown Spokane. Rather, the first break came from a projectile, likely a rubber bullet, fired by police trying to quell those agitators.
Former four-term Oklahoma City Mayor Mick Cornett had a clear message on Thursday evening: Mid-size cities like Spokane can accomplish big things when everyone is pulling on the same rope.
The Downtown Spokane Partnership has selected former Spokane Mayor David Condon, former city chief financial officer Gavin Cooley to receive the organization’s Legacy Award and Pete Mounsey and Anne Mounsey its as Impact Award recipients, and they will be honored at the annual meeting this Thursday.
The Spokane City Council once again balked Monday on a proposal to ban devices that emit high-pitched noises to disperse young and homeless people from areas near downtown businesses.
After minor revisions, the Spokane City Council will vote Monday on a bill drafted by Councilwoman Kate Burke that would outlaw the use of the Mosquito, which emits a high-pitched noise meant to deter loitering and unsavory behavior.
Councilwoman Kate Burke’s proposal would ban mosquito high-frequency noise machines that are used in some places downtown to deter loiterers.
The Downtown Spokane Partnership has begun a new program featuring local artists to be held every Sunday on Wall Street for the rest of August.
The Downtown Spokane Partnership will offer up to $2,500 in matching rebates for property owners who make changes to their building’s exterior such as security cameras and blocking hidden spaces.
The Spokane Police Department and the Downtown Spokane Partnership hosted the Junior Police Academy on Saturday to introduce kids to the world of law enforcement.
The Downtown Spokane Partnership will plant new varieties of flowers in raised beds on Spokane Falls Boulevard Thursday.
Lines are forming early. High Tide opened Feb. 27 and in its first four days sold out of lobster, which is shipped from the East Coast
Don Kardong and Walt and Karen Worthy will be honored Thursday for their civic contributions at the Downtown Spokane Partnership’s annual meeting.
Hope Works is run by Goodwill in partnership with the city of Spokane, Catholic Charities and the Downtown Spokane Partnership. The goal is to reach out directly to panhandlers, gather information about them and try to connect them to services that might help them get off the street.
Spokane merchants are promoting Small Business Saturday with a free continental breakfast and a downtown scavenger hunt.
Spokane City Council will consider raising fees for hundreds of downtown businesses inside the Business Improvement District during a hearing at their Monday meeting.
In an effort to curtail petty property crimes such as larceny, vandalism and loitering, the city’s Business Improvement District is asking downtown business owners whether they’re interested in installing more lighting and cameras in the city’s core.
Spokane is spending $100,000 on a new sophisticated sidewalk pressure washer and a custom utility vehicle to make the downtown area cleaner.
The deepest pockets and most influential developers in downtown Spokane gave the city’s Plan Commission the hard sell: Lift restrictions on building heights and let the “free market” do its work.
The devices are being leased from a Massachusetts-based company for a five-year period. Crews assigned to collecting garbage bags from dozens of bins downtown will instead focus their efforts on cleaning beneath the downtown railroad viaducts.