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Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Man reportedly robs Exxon gas station North Freya Street

An armed man robbed an Exxon gas station on Wednesday night, according to the Spokane Police Department. Around 6:30 p.m., the suspect walked into the gas station on North Freya Street and West Alki Avenue and demanded money while displaying a gun to clerks, police said.

Sculptures over Freya Street deemed unsafe in high winds

The future of three colorful sculptures that moved in the wind on the Freya Street Bridge is in limbo as officials debate an unexpected engineering challenge. The artwork by local sculptor Roger Ralston was attached to light poles on the bridge when it was constructed in 2010.

Council lowers developer taxes

Taxes on new development will be significantly lower than proposed thanks to a last-minute decision by the Spokane City Council. With a 4-2 vote, the council on Monday approved impact fees to pay for street projects expected to alleviate traffic congestion.

Freya bridge open to traffic

The Freya Street bridge, which had been closed since last August, is open for this morning’s commute.

Reception to celebrate Freya bridge

The new Freya Street Bridge is scheduled to reopen on May 28, so the contractor and city officials are celebrating the occasion with an opening reception on Thursday at 4 p.m. A band, food and dignitaries will be part of the free public event on the south end of the new concrete span that crosses BNSF Railway lines between Sprague and Trent avenues.

Freya work on track

Nine months after Freya Street was closed for construction of a new bridge over BNSF rail lines, workers have been pouring concrete for the new deck surface. Only two months are left until the project’s scheduled completion.

Freya bridge work enters next phase

Truella Stone often witnessed car crashes during slick conditions in front of her store along Freya Street Cars driving over a railroad bridge struggled to stop at the light at Broadway Avenue. Trucks heading north from the Broadway intersection had difficulty gathering speed to make it up the incline.