Stories tagged: downtown
UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 13, 2019, 8:47 p.m.
Police arrested a naked man Tuesday morning who appeared high and was holding tree branches in both hands while fleeing in downtown Spokane.
Mon., Aug. 12, 2019, 5 a.m.
The project would replace a small drive-through bank building at the corner of Riverside Avenue and Browne Street with a six-story building. The cash that would come from the city …
UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 9, 2019, 7:49 p.m.
After high-speed chase and water rescue effort, police arrest man who jumped into Spokane River, covered himself with rocks
A multiagency car chase starting in Airway Heights led to a man abandoning a pregnant woman in his car to jump into the Spokane River to hide Friday morning. With …
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 8, 2019, 6:22 p.m.
Providence Health Care giving $1 million toward construction of inclusive playground in Riverfront Park
The playground in the southwest corner of the downtown park is expected to supplement the taxpayer-funded ice age-themed playground on the Spokane River’s north bank. The inclusive playground is being …
UPDATED: Sat., July 13, 2019, 7:14 p.m.
Two Eastern Washington football players were shot early Saturday in downtown Spokane’s central bar district, at the intersection of West Main Avenue and North Division Street.
UPDATED: Fri., June 28, 2019, 6:50 p.m.
Spokane police recommend charge of second-degree arson for man accused of setting downtown ATM on fire, returning to pee on it
A man accused of setting an ATM on fire – and then urinating on it – was arrested Friday on suspicion of second-degree arson.
UPDATED: Wed., June 26, 2019, 8:01 p.m.
At about 1 a.m. Wednesday, a security guard at the Bank of America Financial Center building at 601 W. Riverside Ave. caught a man setting something on fire and placing …
UPDATED: Tue., June 25, 2019, 11:05 a.m.
Spokane police investigating 33-year-old man for homicide in the death of his mother in her downtown apartment
Police suspect man may have given his mother a lethal dose of drugs in downtown Spokane apartment.
UPDATED: Sat., June 22, 2019, 5:34 p.m.
Second childrens’ book reading at downtown Spokane library by drag queens draws similar protest numbers
Supporters and protesters turned out once again Saturday at a public reading for children hosted by drag queens. Police were present, but no arrests were made before or after the …
UPDATED: Thu., June 20, 2019, 2:10 p.m.
Spokane police are called much more often to the STA Plaza and other public locations downtown than the library. But a social media conversation started by mayoral candidate Nadine Woodward …
UPDATED: Wed., June 12, 2019, 10:51 p.m.
Spokane police say a woman could only watch as a pair of alleged thieves drove away in her car early Wednesday morning after feigning a need for help.
Tue., May 28, 2019, 8 a.m.
The Mango Tree, a new restaurant featuring mostly northern Indian cuisine, opened the downtown space formerly occupied by Hill’s, and its staff is striving to serve some of the freshest …
Sat., May 4, 2019, 5 a.m.
Downtown roads will close at 5 a.m., and participants are reminded that backpacks aren’t allowed on the Bloomsday course due to safety concerns. If you’re looking for last-minute registration and …
Mon., April 22, 2019, 6 a.m.
The Western Washington-based company that had been organizing the outdoor movie series in Riverfront Park since 2013 cited long travel times and the “transitions” in the downtown park as the …
Mon., April 22, 2019, 5:41 a.m.
A tale of two neighbors: The Granite Block was the result of a massive rebuild after the Great Fire of 1889; the Paulsen Building had roots in the sudden wealth …
Sun., April 21, 2019, 3 a.m.
Spokane’s oldest organized church, Westminster Congregational Church of Christ, prepares for 140-year celebration
The church has withstood challenges from without and within in its 140 years of existence, which makes Westminster older than Spokane itself. Within its stately stone walls, a congregation meets …
Sun., March 31, 2019, 5 a.m.
City Council President Ben Stuckart declared from the dais last week that neither Seattle nor Spokane is dying, but the divisive KOMO-TV report has prompted a wide-ranging discussion on the …
Sun., March 24, 2019, 5 a.m.
Downtown cameras, security measures would be pushed under new plan considered by Spokane City Council
The panel is being asked to give its OK to a program that would encourage downtown businesses to put up more lighting and cameras to combat crime by giving them …
UPDATED: Sat., March 16, 2019, 6:05 p.m.
Mayor David Condon was in his element Saturday afternoon. No criticism, no problems. Just tossing candies, shaking youngsters’ hands and wearing a kilt.
Sun., Feb. 24, 2019, 5 a.m.
After a dog was electrocuted on a sidewalk in downtown Spokane earlier this month, Spokane City Council members are in early talks of creating new laws that would make old …
UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 7, 2019, 10:21 p.m.
Washington Trust Bank at the corner of Wall Street and First Avenue has shut off all outdoor power after a man reported his dog was electrocuted Tuesday. The incident bears …
Fri., Jan. 11, 2019, 4 a.m.
Fewer lunches and coffee breaks by federal workers begin to cut into profits at downtown Spokane eateries
In what is already a slow time of year for small businesses in downtown Spokane, the partial government shutdown means even fewer customers entering their doors.
UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 21, 2018, 6:46 a.m.
Westminster Congregational United Church of Christ will soon be able to host up to 25 young people in a warming center a 10-minute walk from downtown Spokane.
Mon., Dec. 10, 2018
After more than two years of talks, the Spokane City Council seems poised to pass new local regulations on ride-hailing company drivers that will include a new driver’s license fee …
Tue., Nov. 13, 2018, 1:34 p.m.
A man was arrested Monday night after multiple people reported a drive-by shooting in the area of Sprague Avenue and Browne Street in downtown Spokane.
UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 1, 2018, 4:30 p.m.
A man was injured Thursday afternoon when he was struck by a car in downtown Spokane.
UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 26, 2018, 9:51 p.m.
By no means is it official, but a local architecture firm released a sample rendering for what a $31 million downtown sports stadium might look like in Spokane.
Sun., Oct. 21, 2018, 12:34 p.m.
A man was stabbed and hospitalized for minor injuries after an altercation early Sunday morning in downtown Spokane.
UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 6, 2018, 5:14 p.m.
An overturned semi truck blocked two lanes of eastbound Interstate 90 near downtown on Saturday morning. No injuries were reported.
Sat., Oct. 6, 2018, 5 a.m.
Second-story pedestrians, rejoice. Spokane’s skywalk system is whole again.