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Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Huntington Park’s wheelchair accessibility limited

Wheelchair access requirements at the new City Hall plaza and Huntington Park below it were eased by Spokane building officials because of terrain impediments, prompting mixed reactions within the region’s disability community. Frustration spread quickly on social media following the May 2 dedication, but some disability advocates have since acknowledged that site designers did the best they could with the engineering challenges posed.

Family hopes for your vote to win new wheelchair-accessible van

Several times a day, Liz Baldwin opens up the doors of her 1996 Chevy Gladiator van, lowers the power ramp and makes sure her 16-year-old son, Zak, is tucked into his motorized wheelchair before he moves his chair onto the ramp and into the van for the 32-mile round trip to school. If the ramp is working, it shouldn’t take that long, but the ramp is getting older.

Court contends with faulty wheelchair lift

Les Burton doesn’t want anyone else to face what he did to get justice in Ferry County’s handicap-inaccessible courthouse. Burton has amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or Lou Gehrig’s disease. He had to be helped out of the building after an exhausting climb to the second-floor courtroom.