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Doug Clark: Young man’s drive behind West End Lofts project

Daniel Sanchez is busily turning two three-story 1908 buildings, the Jefferson and its next-door neighbor, the Norman Hotel, into cool urban living spaces and boutique retail shops that will enhance …


Man accused of fighting with woman, pointing a gun at a bystander

A man accused of chasing a woman through downtown Spokane and then pointing a gun at a bystander who tried to intervene is in the Spokane County Jail facing multiple …


Doug Clark: Wall Street cleanup possible with shared effort

Nothing healthier than a good ol’ walk in the great outdoors. Unless, that is, you’re following Chris Powell through a particularly shabby section of downtown Wall Street.


Downtown parade will celebrate LGBT pride

Thousands of members of Spokane’s LGBT community and their allies will march downtown Saturday in the 24th annual Pride Parade and Rainbow Festival.


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 21, 2015

Stabbing reported downtown

Police responded to a reported stabbing at an apartment building in the 200 block of South Wall Street in downtown Spokane around 2 p.m. this afternoon.


Shawn Vestal: Pause on STA Plaza redo revealing

As the downtown business illuminati attempt to derail eight years’ worth of planning for improved bus service in Spokane, they insist that it’s not because they don’t like poor people. …


Daiquiri Factory, controversial Spokane bar, gets evicted

Less than five months after opening amid public outcry about one of its drink names, the controversial Daiquiri Factory in downtown Spokane was shuttered Monday morning with assistance from sheriff’s …


Deputies assisting eviction of Daiquiri Factory

Sheriff’s deputies are facilitating the eviction of a controversial downtown bar.


STA stabbing suspect released on earlier charges

The homicide suspect in a fatal downtown stabbing on Saturday left jail last month after Spokane police did not file paperwork needed to hold him on a separate incident. Donald …


Embattled bar owner gets eviction notice

The landlord of a controversial downtown bar won a victory Wednesday after a judge signed an order evicting the Spokane Downtown Daiquiri Factory from its location on West Main Avenue. …


Suspect in fatal stabbing had been released from prison in April

Donald T. Phillips, who told police he fatally stabbed another man he thought was a drug dealer at the downtown bus plaza Saturday, had been released in April from a …


Weekend stabbing victim identified

Sean Oie, 49, was stabbed once fatally in the chest and died Saturday afternoon in an incident at the STA bus plaza, authorities say.


Police arrest man after shots-fired call downtown

Shawn Denman, 31, was booked into Spokane County Jail early this morning facing charges of theft and illegal possession of a firearm after reports of gunfire downtown, police said.


Shot bar bouncer identifies suspect on Facebook

A bouncer at a downtown bar identified his suspected shooter using a Facebook profile picture, according to court documetns. Andre Hallman, 23, faces two counts of first-degree assault after he …


Man arrested in stabbing outside downtown Spokane apartment

A 26-year-old man was arrested after police say he attacked another man with knives outside a downtown Spokane apartment complex Monday. Edward Donoian faces a first-degree assault with a deadly …


UPDATED: Tue., April 8, 2014

Palouse fire eighth such blaze in 10 months

An overnight fire destroyed a newly remodeled bar and grill in the Whitman County community of Palouse, marking the eighth such bar fire in the region in the last 10 …


Police: Man threatened tire shop clerk with knife, stole car

Francis Klozar faces charges of first-degree robbery and second-degree malicious mischief after witnesses said he threatened a downtown auto shop employee with what appeared to be a knife Tuesday afternoon …


Employees help thwart shoplifting attempts

A trio of would-be shoplifters had their plans foiled by police and store employees over the weekend. Chad Burk, 40, was arrested late Friday after witnesses said he left a …


Downtown shooting suspect also charged in drug ring

One of 39 suspects indicted Thursday on federal drug charges now faces allegations of attempted murder in a gang-related shooting that briefly closed a downtown Spokane music venue in February …


Federal drug ring suspects implicated in downtown shooting

One of 39 suspects indicted on federal charges of manufacturing and distributing drugs Thursday has been formally charged in a February 2013 shooting at a downtown music club. Stafone Fuentes, …


No charges filed yet in January assault by Steam Plant

Prosecutors have not yet filed charges in the January assault of a man leaving a downtown restaurant with his wife who said they were attacked by a group of teenagers. …


Spokane police stress downtown still safe after Monday fight

Spokane police are insisting downtown remains safe in the aftermath of a fight sparked Monday night by loitering teenagers. Officers jailed a 17-year-old suspected of instigating the violence against a …


Teenager arrested after downtown altercation Monday night

A 17-year-old was arrested after 8 p.m. Monday when he struck a man following an argument outside the Steam Plant restaurant downtown. Police say the random occurrence is an anomaly …


City Council toughens law against sitting on downtown sidewalks

The Spokane City Council on Monday night voted 4-3 to toughen an ordinance that makes it illegal to sit or lie on sidewalks in the downtown area during business hours.


Horses will return for free carriage rides

The free downtown holiday carriage rides that were started by Spokane Teachers Credit Union and the Downtown Spokane Partnership in 2000 are beginning again Friday. Bruce Spencer is bringing his …


Spokane city leaders back plan to make downtown more inviting

A collection of business, government and community representatives gathered in Spokane City Hall’s Chase Gallery on Friday morning to show their support for an initiative to make downtown “safer and …


Juvenile stabbed downtown overnight

A male juvenile was stabbed after midnight near 415 W. Sprague Ave. after an altercation with another juvenile male, Spokane Police said. The boy’s injuries are not life-threatening, and one …


Vestal: Regular crime rate reports a good thing

The mayor and police chief have made a point lately of talking up their downtown efforts – efforts to stymie crime and nuisance, to show a stronger police presence, to …


Spokane parking meters to accept plastic

Paying for parking with plastic is about to become a permanent option in downtown Spokane. After several exploratory studies over the past decade, Spokane plans to roll out parking meters …


Huppin’s to close downtown Spokane store

Huppin’s, TV Audio Cameras and More, one of downtown Spokane’s best-recognized retail businesses, will close its store at 401 W. Main, consolidating its retail operations at its north Spokane store. …