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UPDATED: Sat., June 1, 2019

Virginia Beach shooting victims were veteran city employees

Virginia Beach officials Saturday sought to put the focus on the 12 people who were fatally shot in a government building, not the gunman. The guns recovered from the scene …

Croak to croon: City frogs sing more alluring love songs

City frogs and rainforest frogs don’t sing the same tune, researchers have found.

Greek authorities say lost ancient city of Tenea is located

Greece’s culture ministry said Tuesday that archaeologists have located the first tangible remains of a lost city that the ancient Greeks believed was first settled by Trojan captives of war …

UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 25, 2018

Spokane to partner with Verizon on Smart Cities project

Spokane has added telecommunications company Verizon to it’s list of partners for a smart city project, which will add technology to improve air quality monitoring, save light energy and potentially …

Shawn Vestal: Monroe ‘road-diet’ exceeded expectations

A couple years back, Katy Azar looked at the road construction in downtown Spokane – streets torn up, deadlines blown, costs overrun – and feared for the future of her …

UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 25, 2018

Squirrel causes thousands to lose power in North Spokane

A squirrel appears to be the cause of temporary power outages that affected thousands in North Spokane Saturday morning.

City ahead of schedule on Monroe Street Project

The North Monroe Street Project has reached its halfway point, a milestone celebrated by city officials during a gathering at the Emerson-Garfield Farmers Market Friday.

Skating ribbon re-opening still up in the air

Park officials have not yet set a date for the potential re-opening of the skating ribbon, which was

UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 13, 2017

Mentally ill, drug-addicted homeless pose challenge for city

This is the lesson that the working-class city of Everett has learned: It takes a community to rescue the hardcore homeless.

UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 1, 2017

Spokane County to charge extra $2 at waste transfer stations

Spokane County’s waste transfer stations will begin charging a $2 surcharge to pay for state-mandated environmental education and outreach programs, hazardous waste disposal and recycling dropoffs.

UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 22, 2017

Monroe Street business group files $15 million tort claim against city to stop lane reduction

A coalition of business owners on North Monroe on Thursday filed a $15 million tort claim against the city of Spokane, citing “significant revenue losses” during the city’s planned renovation …

UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 18, 2017

Revitalization in mind, city weighs plan to reactivate dormant commercial buildings

Way back when, corner groceries and next-door bakeries were commonplace in neighborhoods, walking distance for everyday staples in the time before cars. With the raging popularity of the automobile in …

Overpass planned for Bigelow Gulch, Forker roads

Spokane County is preparing to build a curved overpass linking Bigelow Gulch and Forker roads, the latest phase of a major expansion aimed at increasing traffic capacity and reducing accidents.

UPDATED: Fri., June 2, 2017

100 years ago in Spokane: As automobiles proliferated, so did the rules governing them

Spokane motorists were forced to learn a long list of new rules, as a sweeping new traffic ordinance took effect.

UPDATED: Fri., June 2, 2017

Airway Heights tap water still contaminated

Tap water in Airway Heights still contains levels of firefighting chemicals above federal recommendations, a third round of testing has shown.

Proposed Spokane land sale to climbing gym developer flies against recommendations

The proposed sale of city parkland to a private climbing gym developer goes against recommendations made by Spokane’s assistant city attorney in 2008 and 2009.

UPDATED: Sun., April 16, 2017

Know Spokane: Number of young people coming to the city hasn’t changed, but fewer are leaving

Some say that young people are moving back to the city, but is that actually true? The short answer: probably not. What does appear to be changing is that fewer …

Getting There: Avista opens electric car charging station in Rosalia

Avista Utilities has opened a new fast charging station in Rosalia.

UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 26, 2017

Neighbor starts campaign to raise money for Rocket Market’s legal fees

A handful of nearby homeowners are suing the popular corner grocery store because of its summer concert series.

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Vandalism cleanup ruins Christmas joy for city workers

A phone call from work interrupted Dave Randolph’s Christmas morning. The city’s labor foreman for Riverfront Park was about to watch his grandchildren open presents, only to learn that picnic-table …

Court reverses ruling on planning area

The Washington Court of Appeals on Tuesday reversed an earlier decision in a legal fight between the city of Spokane and Spokane County over whether state law requires the two …

Council Expected To Vote On Hud Loan

The Spokane City Council tonight plans to decide whether to help River Park Square’s developers secure a $22.65 million federal loan. After more than three years of public debate, council …

Council Plans Monday Vote On Hud Loan City Must Decide Whether To Accept Money For Project

Construction workers continue their progress on the River Park Square project on Wednesday afternoon. Photo by Jason Clark/The Spokesman-Review

Council Moves On River Park Square Vote Due Next Week On Loan Approval For Downtown Redevelopment Project

The Spokane City Council put approval of a federal loan for the River Park Square project on a fast track Monday, vowing to hold two public hearings this week and …

Bridge Battle Getting Crowded Grass-Roots Group Bids To Join Debate Over Lincoln Street Project

The city of Spokane plans to try to block a move by a nonprofit group to intervene in a city-state dispute over the proposed Lincoln Street bridge. Last week, the …

City Gets Workers’ Attention Proposal To End Collective Bargaining Brings Employees Out In Force

Coeur d’Alene city workers, who packed council chambers Monday, applaud fellow employees who took turns lambasting the General Services Committee. Photo by Jesse Tinsley/The Spokesman-Review

Mceuen Field Backers Fear Secret Talks Botanical Gardens Idea May Still Be On The Table

Travis Monroe, 3, runs across the outfield of McEuen Park Friday morning. A citizens group fears the Urban Renewal Commission of Coeur d’Alene is still considering plans to change the …

Mayor Opposes Epa Pollution Study Judy Says Coeur D’Alene Can’t Afford Superfund Label

Steve Judy

Council May Slash Pull-Tab Tax City Would Lose $300,000 Under Plan To Charge Businesses On Profits, Not Sales

A push to lower the tax on pull-tab games may well win the support of the Spokane City Council, but it means the city will lose about $300,000 in annual …