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Tuesday, October 20, 2020  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Then and Now: Hoban Building

The sturdy, two-story building on the North Monroe corridor has been home to a plumber, an antique shop and a public radio station in its more than 110 years of existence.

Getting There: The 2010s were a great decade for Spokane’s cyclists

In the past 10 years, the city has more than tripled its miles of bikeways and connected parts of town previously impassable on two wheels. With a new batch of elected officials entering office in 2020, it remains to be seen if that momentum will carry over into the 2020s.

Monroe Street work begins next week as road construction season kicks off

The lane reduction project, which has sparked some controversy along the 1.1-mile stretch of road leading from Spokane’s downtown to the Garland District, is scheduled to begin work next week. It’s part of $67 million in road work planned for this year, said Mayor David Condon on Monday.

SUV rolls into North Monroe storefront

An SUV rolled through the intersection of Monroe Street and College Avenue at roughly 7:30 p.m. Sunday night to crash head-on into the plexi-glass exterior of the storefront opposite.

Spokane police and fire chiefs push back on sheriff’s criticism of North Monroe project

Spokane’s police and fire chiefs said they are united in their support of a street renovation project on North Monroe Street, and do not share Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich’s concern that its design would hinder a downtown evacuation in case of emergency. “One hundred percent correct,” said Police Chief Craig Meidl, when asked if Monroe would suffice as an emergency evacuation route after it is reduced to three lanes from five.

Catering to manly tastes

Kingsley & Scout, a men’s boutique that opened in December on North Monroe, offers a variety of local clothing brands, men’s accessories and hand-painted signs.