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Monday, October 19, 2020  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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East Sprague Avenue has seen its fortunes rise and fall. Now it’s turning a corner. For real.

If one building describes East Sprague Avenue, it’s the Pansie garage. On the main drag between Pittsburg and Magnolia streets, it’s uneven yet sturdy, almost as if two buildings were joined and centered around a garage door. It’s all brick, giving it century-old solidity and flourish, with decorative patterns of tan brick adding to the imbalance of the building’s facade.

CCS volleyball sweeps Columbia Basin

Jessica Schmautz had 11 kills and 13 digs and Siera English added 10 kills as Community Colleges of Spokane swept Columbia Basin 25-17, 25-20, 25-23 in a Northwest Athletic Conference volleyball match Tuesday in Pasco. Sam Alumbres dished out 30 assists for the Sasquatch (19-25, 7-4).

Sonnelands say developer mistakenly tried to rezone South Hill land

Penni Swartzwelder and 160 other property owners in Spokane’s Lincoln Heights neighborhood were half-expecting the notice that recently landed in their mailboxes. It informed them that a developer wanted to rezone 30 acres of choice property in the heart of the South Hill for apartments and commercial businesses. The land – south of 29th Avenue between Pittsburg Street and Southeast Boulevard – is owned by Dr. John Sonneland and his wife, Holly Sonneland. Right now, it’s mostly undeveloped and lightly forested; the Sonnelands have acquired the 30 acres throughout several decades, and the only occupied residence on it is their home.