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UPDATED: Mon., June 29, 2020

Enterprising Spirit: Fresh Soul reopens with same mission

Fresh Soul in Spokane’s East Central neighborhood has continued training young men and women for careers, even as the restaurant has closed its doors during the COVID-19 pandemic. Fresh Soul …


Spokane woman arrested on arson, drug and stolen vehicle charges after setting fire to her apartment, police say

Natalia S. Hensz, 23, is being held in Spokane County Jail on a $101,000 cash bond, according to jail records.


Getting There: After glacial progress, East Central braces for effects of North Spokane Corridor’s eventual arrival at I-90

New plans for an on-ramp to the North Spokane Corridor off Hamilton Street have freed up some of the real estate in the East Central neighborhood that was going to …


UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 10, 2020

City adds MLK Jr. to renamed East Central Community Center

The City Council voted unanimously Monday to rename the East Central Community Center as the Martin Luther King Jr. Center at East Central.


UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 29, 2019

Two men arrested after fleeing scene of crash in East Central on Sunday

Harley M. James and Joseph S. Williams, both 27, face multiple charges, including possession of drugs and fleeing the scene of an accident, after the crash just before noon at …


Women of the Year: Sandy Williams publishes black newspaper, eyes community center for African American community

Sandy Williams said her commitment to fairness started very young. Since 2015, she’s published the Black Lens newspaper, incorporating the work and ideas of black journalists and writers in Spokane …


Proposal to rename East Central Community Center after MLK creates debate

The effort to rename the East Central Community Center after a civil rights icon has met pushback from those who believe the name should continue to reflect the neighborhood it …


‘Blockhouse’ residential development planned in South Perry district

A 14-unit “blockhouse” development on a half-acre of land behind South Perry Pizza and Perry Street Brewing in the East Central neighborhood has been issued permits to begin construction.


‘Blockhouse’ residential development planned in South Perry district

A 14-unit “blockhouse” development on a half-acre of land behind South Perry Pizza and Perry Street Brewing in the East Central neighborhood has been issued permits to begin construction.


East Central group working to transplant historic Rose Apartments from I-90’s edge to save it from freeway expansion

The century-old Rose Apartments will soon be moving from Third to Fourth Avenue.


UPDATED: Wed., May 22, 2019

Police: East Central shooting victim crawled through window, was discovered by residents who’d never met him

Spokane police say a pair of East Central residents, whose apartment complex last month was the location of a deadly shooting, found Monday’s shooting victim bleeding from multiple bullet wounds …


Fatal shooting in East Central was a gunfight, not drive-by shooting, court records say

Spokane police say the 35-year-old victim in the April 28 fatal East Central shooting exchanged rounds of gunfire with unidentified shooter before collapsing near a porch.


UPDATED: Wed., May 1, 2019

Questions swirl around Sunday’s fatal drive-by shooting

The Spokane County Medical Examiner has confirmed the identity of a man killed Sunday night in a drive-by shooting in East Central as Jason Allison, 35, who died from multiple …


UPDATED: Mon., April 29, 2019

Man killed in drive-by shooting in Spokane’s East Central neighborhood

Spokane police are investigating a fatal drive-by shooting that erupted Sunday evening in Spokane’s East Central neighborhood.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 6, 2019

House fire in East Central ruled accidental

A house fire in the East Central neighborhood was ruled accidental after an investigation by the Spokane Fire Department. The blaze in the house on the 3200 block of North …


UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 29, 2018

Spokane police investigating East Central stabbing

A man was critically injured Sunday night in an East Central stabbing.


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 16, 2018

Mountain West Bank invests $1 million in SNAP to assist homeowners, businesses

The partnership will add 20 percent of lending capacity to SNAP to assist those hoping to buy or renovate their home in the Inland Northwest. SNAP provided more than $758,000 …


UPDATED: Mon., July 30, 2018

Man shot and killed by deputy was suspected of kidnapping

A passenger in the van of the man shot and killed last week by a Spokane County sheriff’s deputy reported earlier in the evening that she had been kidnapped.


UPDATED: Wed., July 25, 2018

Spokane County deputy kills driver who attempted to run him over in East Central

A Spokane County Sheriff’s deputy shot and killed a man as he attempted to run him over early Wednesday morning.


UPDATED: Sat., May 5, 2018

East Sprague considered as site for new Spokane library, instead of Thornton Murphy Park

The Spokane Public Library system is floating building their new branch in East Central if voters approve a bond this November, the details of which are still being discussed. The …


UPDATED: Tue., April 10, 2018

Spokane police say man shot, killed woman during domestic dispute

A 49-year-old man is suspected of killing a woman Saturday evening during a domestic dispute in their bedroom in Spokane’s East Central neighborhood.


UPDATED: Sun., April 8, 2018

Police investigating fatal shooting in East Central neighborhood

Police are investigating a domestic violence shooting in Spokane’s East Central neighborhood Saturday night.


Family displaced after early morning house fire in East Central

A family in Spokane’s East Central neighborhood was displaced Sunday morning after a fire tore through their home.


Controversial deal would shift operations at East Central Community Center

A four-year contract granting the Martin Luther King Family Outreach Center operational control of the East Central Community Center will be up for a vote by the City Council on …


Soul food restaurant in east Spokane gets permits

A new soul food restaurant providing life skills and job training for teenagers will begin $120,000 in interior remodel work, according to permits issued by the city of Spokane.


UPDATED: Mon., July 24, 2017

Spokane police officers sprayed with bear mace while pursuing robbery suspect in East Central neighborhood

A man sprayed himself and three police officers with bear mace during a chase in Spokane’s East Central neighborhood.


High-end apartments ready in South Perry

A rising neighborhood in East Central get a new complex, but Spokane in general struggles with a tight market for rentals.


UPDATED: Wed., May 3, 2017

Jurors hear testimony in fatal 2015 shooting case

Jurors heard testimony Wednesday that a bullet to the back killed 45-year-old William Poindexter on July 2015 in the East Central neighborhood.


City Hall accepting applications to run East Central Community Center

City leaders are accepting applications to run the East Central Community Center, beginning in 2018, through Monday. The existing operating nonprofit received a one-year contract extension from the City Council …


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 27, 2017

East Central Community Center in limbo after City Council rejects contract

A six-month contract with the East Central Community Organization to run the neighborhood’s community center was rejected this week because of concerns about the effect on services and grant opportunities. …