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Pedestrian killed when struck by car in east Spokane

A man was killed Tuesday evening when he was struck by a car in the East Central Neighborhood. Officers were called to Third Avenue and Perry Street about 9:30 p.m., …


New modular housing planned for Perry District after developers abandon parking lot proposal

Two empty lots in the heart of Spokane’s South Perry District have quite a story to tell. An old house stood for decades before being demolished for a pay-to-park lot. …


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 7, 2018

Spokane police find missing 10-year-old boy, Ricky Eastabrooks

Spokane police found 10-year-old boy Wednesday who was reported missing Tuesday evening.


UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 25, 2017

East Sprague Avenue has seen its fortunes rise and fall. Now it’s turning a corner. For real.

If one building describes East Sprague Avenue, it’s the Pansie garage. On the main drag between Pittsburg and Magnolia streets, it’s uneven yet sturdy, almost as if two buildings were …


UPDATED: Fri., March 10, 2017

New Hope Baptist Church, long an icon of East Central, plans for new home

The New Hope Baptist Church, which has been a fixture of Spokane’s East Central neighborhood for nearly four decades, is raising money to move to a new location in Spokane …


Newly paved Ben Burr Trail gets mixed reviews

Changes to the Ben Burr Trail, including a wider and paved pathway, have earned mixed reviews from bicyclists and walkers.


EWU students survey East Central’s history

A group of Eastern Washington University students has been nosing around East Central in recent months to help with ongoing efforts to revitalize the aging district. They are undertaking a …


Community frustrated with East Central Community Center’s management

A cost-cutting move by Spokane City Hall to let a nonprofit run East Central Community Center has led to charges of exclusion and mistreatment, leading many longtime community members to …


Alleged driver arrested in drive-by shooting

A man suspected of committing a drive-by shooting in East Central Spokane last year is behind bars thanks to a phone tapped by police in an unrelated case. Ronnie T. …


Plan for North Spokane Corridor, I-90 ramps worry East Central leaders

The current design for connecting the long-elusive North Spokane Corridor to Interstate 90 has some local leaders worried that traffic congestion would grow worse in east Spokane neighborhoods. The Spokane …


Council approves funds to design WSU Spokane pedestrian bridge

The Spokane City Council on Tuesday gave another endorsement to build a 120-foot-tall pedestrian suspension bridge linking Washington State University Spokane to East Sprague Avenue. The council already accepted $3.1 …


Nightmare neighbors upset neighborhoods, strain resources

Karen Cronin was sitting in her front room across the street from Underhill Park when she witnessed her 5-year-old grandson being struck by another child wielding a stick. Another time, …


East Central center seeks donations for annual Toyland

The East Central Community Center was awash in teddy bears recently. Mrs. Claus, aka longtime volunteer Phyllis Daily, sat on a sofa surrounded by the cuddly toys. Daily and many …


Trash pickup goes off with a hitch

Trucks hauled 26.74 tons of garbage out of the East Central neighborhood recently, even though some residents didn’t get a flier announcing the pickup in time to put their trash …


Refugees distribute fruit harvested from backyard trees

Mature fruit trees are a common sight in the East Central neighborhood. Some of the trees were originally planted on the small farms that were there in Spokane’s earliest days. …


Library patrons make emotional case for East Side branch

Several library users fought tears Wednesday as they implored Spokane library trustees to keep the city’s East Side branch open. “This place provides access,” said Spokane resident Scott Engelhard, as …