Stories tagged: City of Spokane
UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019, 12:17 p.m.
When it comes to the future of libraries in Spokane, civic leaders aren’t going by the book – they’re writing a new one. It’s been a great read so far. …
Mon., Dec. 24, 2018
Partnership between school’s Mark Anderson, city’s Rick Romero led to landmark school and library bonds
It probably won’t be a bestseller, but Mark Anderson and Rick Romero just wrote the book on local intergovernmental cooperation.
Fri., Dec. 14, 2018
As the city’s temporary network of warming centers across the city grows and begins to fill up, many existing emergency shelters have had to turn people away or only have …
Thu., Nov. 29, 2018, 5 a.m.
Spokane Police oversight panel files formal complaint against department alleging lack of access to reports, footage
The Police Ombudsman Commission is arguing that members of the department are withholding certain information needed to perform civilian oversight of law enforcement. The complaint comes in the midst of …
Sun., Nov. 18, 2018, 5 a.m.
The panel took the first step earlier this month toward signing an agreement that could finalize the orientation of the long-imagined $42 million prep sports facility on the north bank …
UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 8, 2018, 8:58 p.m.
Spokane Mayor David Condon promised to send a completed budget to the City Council by Nov. 1 and highlighted declining property crime rates in his annual Conditions and Affairs of …
Fri., Aug. 3, 2018
The city’s approval of a $495 million bond is sure to displace the wooded, impromptu dog park behind Mullan Road Elementary School.
UPDATED: Fri., June 29, 2018, 6:47 p.m.
City Attorney Mike Ormsby told lawmakers that the prepaid wireless service provider, which operates under trade names that include Straight Talk and Walmart Family Mobile, will pay about seven years’ …
Mon., June 11, 2018
Entry to Spokane’s six publicly owned pools will be free for everyone this summer, but will require registration and acceptance of pool rules. The Spokane Parks Foundation has partnered with …
UPDATED: Wed., May 23, 2018, 9:05 a.m.
In a move aimed at reducing the amount of water residents use to irrigate their lawns during the dusty summer months, the city of Spokane is offering an annual rebate …
Fri., April 6, 2018, 6 a.m.
New law will help the city of Spokane clean up abandoned properties that are becoming a nuisance.
Fri., March 9, 2018, 5 a.m.
The city of Spokane issued a near-record $516 million in building permits in 2017. Higher education, the medical industry and affordable housing were big drivers of construction.
UPDATED: Tue., March 6, 2018, 10:04 a.m.
Lights for the Steam Plant stacks and other city venues will beam in orange during March to highlight the national Developmental Disability Awareness Month in Spokane, an initiative supported locally …
UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 21, 2018, 5:20 p.m.
The city Parks and Recreation Department has issued a correction and apology after confirming that the woman who was injured in a fall at Riverfront Park’s new ice ribbon, who …
UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 21, 2018, 6:43 p.m.
A skater at Riverfront Park’s new ice ribbon who fell Friday later died from their injuries, according to Spokane Parks and Recreation.
UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 10, 2018, 10:12 p.m.
Spokane settles federal lawsuit by Mexican national who claimed he was unlawfully detained by police
The City of Spokane has settled a federal lawsuit filed by a Mexican national who alleged he was unlawfully detained by an officer following an automobile collision, that he didn’t …
UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 7, 2017, 9:28 p.m.
City of Spokane loses its fight to offer a special exemption to seniors and the disabled on property taxes to fix the streets.
UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 17, 2017, 5:09 p.m.
Nancy Goodspeed settles discrimination lawsuit prompted by City Hall shuffling during Frank Straub scandal
The city of Spokane will pay $165,000 to former parks employee Nancy Goodspeed as the city attempted to manage a sexual harassment scandal involving former police chief Frank Straub.
UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 8, 2017, 9:38 p.m.
Map of vote split in Spokane city precincts shows voters closest to downtown core and its rail line supported Proposition 2, those farthest away strongly opposed.
Wed., Nov. 1, 2017
Spokane-area Goodwill locations are seeking donations of new household items for military veterans recovering from periods of homelessness. The donation drive is one of several initiatives to help local veterans …
Sat., Oct. 14, 2017
We are notoriously poor at judging risk. We worry most about what we don’t understand, have never experienced or feel most powerless to control. We overlook familiar yet hazardous everyday …
UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 2, 2017, 7:30 p.m.
State and national flags at city facilities will be flown at half-staff until sundown Friday in the wake of America’s deadliest shooting in modern history, Mayor David Condon announced Monday …
Wed., Sept. 27, 2017, 6 a.m.
Knezovich warns North Monroe road project would impede evacuation of downtown Spokane during emergencies
Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich waded into a contentious discussion about street design earlier this month by officially coming out against the planned street renovation on North Monroe, saying its redesign will …
UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 13, 2017, 6:01 a.m.
Randall and Steven, and people like them, represent perhaps the toughest frontier in the effort to combat homelessness – people who, for a host of reasons, remain unhelped, unhoused, un-“fixed”.
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 16, 2017, 9:49 p.m.
The city of Spokane has opened a 30-day public comment period on a proposed land restriction swap.
Wed., July 19, 2017, 8:20 p.m.
More than 300 units of affordable housing for the elderly, working and chronically homeless are coming up fast on property formerly owned by the Sisters of the Holy Names of …
Mon., July 10, 2017, 6:38 p.m.
A city of Spokane garbage truck was rendered inoperable after catching fire Monday afternoon in Spokane’s East Central neighborhood.
Wed., June 28, 2017, 6 a.m.
Redevelopment of Riverfront Park is taking shape as construction reaches a midpoint on the south bank and buildings rise from the ground
Tue., June 27, 2017, 7:30 p.m.
The 54th Lilac City Invitational is offering its biggest first-place check in decades. The winner will pocket $10,000, a bump from the $8,000 collected by 2016 champion Derek Barron.
UPDATED: Wed., June 21, 2017, 7:56 p.m.
After months of pleading for funding from other government and private sources, Spokane has agreed to commit more than half a million dollars to fully fund a 24 hour shelter …