Stories tagged: downtown
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.
UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 1, 2018, 11:26 p.m.
The vice president, a former colleague of McMorris Rodgers in the U.S. House of Representatives, will speak at an afternoon fundraiser at the Spokane Convention Center. Tickets to the event …
UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 27, 2018, 10:06 p.m.
City Council voted unanimously to solicit proposals from organizations that could operate overnight shelters nightly during the winter, not just when temperatures dipped below freezing.
Mon., Aug. 20, 2018
The Spokane River connects Idaho and Washington, Natives and white settlers, and a variety of landscapes and ecosystems.
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 1, 2018, 7:04 a.m.
City Councilwoman Lori Kinnear is working against the clock to have her colleagues reconsider their vote against a bond measure that would ask taxpayers to cover the cost of building …
UPDATED: Mon., July 30, 2018, 8:23 p.m.
The Spokane City Council rejected an ambitious effort led by the mayor to build a downtown sports stadium in partnership with Spokane Public Schools.
Wed., July 25, 2018, 5 a.m.
Around-the-clock staffing will end Sept. 1 at the downtown emergency shelter House of Charity, which has been put on life support multiple times by city funds since opening two years …
Thu., July 19, 2018, 6 a.m.
Boutique boom: Cluster of boutiques amid Spokane’s rebounding downtown scene suggests economic turnaround
Indicators point to a cluster economy of local clothing boutiques at the center of a downtown renaissance.