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New solution proposed for bus complaints on East Sprague

Nearly five months after the Spokane Transit Authority rebuffed Spokane Mayor David Condon’s request to move bus stops on East Sprague Avenue, the City Council will consider using technology to …


Getting There: Bikeways are coming to East Sprague

What started as an idea from a former Spokane City Council member, and turned into a war of words between the state Senate majority leader and the mayor, is inching …


Union Tavern opens on East Sprague in old palmistry building

Palms were read there. Hair was cut there. Radios were rented there. Now, the 111-year-old “palmistry” building on East Sprague Avenue is slinging microbrews and fish and chips. This week, …


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 23, 2018

Gov. Jay Inslee tours University District Gateway Bridge as span reaches final stages of construction

City officials wouldn’t give a firm opening date for the bridge Tuesday, which will stand 120 feet tall on the eastern edge of downtown and link the University District with …


Social worker who served Yates’ victims supports end of death penalty

Before investigators learned the name of Spokane serial killer Robert Lee Yates Jr., fear gripped the women who worked as prostitutes on East Sprague Avenue.


Commerce Department awards Spokane’s efforts on East Sprague

The city received a Smart Partnership Award for pulling together entities in support of a revitalization of East Sprague Avenue, first discussed in 2013.


Architect moving offices to East Sprague site

A dilapidated appliance store on East Sprague Avenue is being renovated into offices for a local architecture company.


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 24, 2017

Getting There: New East Sprague transit stops cut bus ‘dwell time’

The new transit stops on East Sprague look great, but it’s what they’re doing that has people at Spokane Transit Authority and the city excited.


Crisis nursery finds new home on East Sprague property

Thanks to a deal closed this month, a space once relegated to shopping carts and grocery aisles will provide future urgent care to youngsters in need.


Getting There: City unveils a new and improved East Sprague Avenue

After nearly half a year of construction, and half a century of stagnation, a new section of East Sprague Avenue opened Friday afternoon.


New affordable housing on East Sprague seen among catalysts for transformation

Four years ago, an idea came out of Spokane City Hall to transform East Sprague. It’s beginning to work.


Bennidito’s owners have seen this before: street construction that robs business

This isn’t the first time that Chris and Sigrid Bennett, owners of two Bennidito’s locations, have suffered through construction-related slowdowns in their businesses


Big Avista project across the railroad tracks from WSU Spokane would spur change in maligned neighborhood

Plans are emerging for a major redevelopment project across the railroad tracks from the WSU Spokane campus.


Shawn Vestal: ‘Bridge to Hookerville’ is a lazy, spiteful label for such a promising project

The new U-District bridge linking the promise of college with the problems of a neighborhood is a chance for change that Spokane should embrace.


Shawn Vestal: Scott Kusel’s grocery store crusade all of a sudden doesn’t look far-fetched

Scott Kusel is trying to build interest in bringing a local grocer back to East Central.


Sprague revitalization efforts get boost with taxing district

The effort to lift Sprague up moved forward last month when the Spokane City Council approved a request by a majority of East Sprague business and property owners to create …


Shawn Vestal: Spokane’s Eighth Man group loud, proud and short on substance

Could someone please find Spokane’s Eighth Man an actual issue? The group’s members have passion in spades. They have commitment. They have identified and named their enemies. They will stand …


Spokane City Council approves buying land for bridge

Supporters call it iconic and necessary, detractors use terms unfit for print, but the University District bicycle and pedestrian bridge inched closer to construction Monday as the Spokane City Council …


Cars towed in East Sprague prostitution sting

Spokane police for the first time used a new city law aimed at discouraging prostitution along East Sprague Avenue. Officers arrested three men Wednesday night suspected of attempting to patronize …


Pimps, johns risk car impoundment under Spokane ordinance

Johns and pimps on Spokane’s East Sprague Avenue now face more than jail time if cops catch them in the act – their cars will be impounded. This week, the …


Editorial: East Sprague prostitution crackdown a sound move

With pending street, sidewalk and other investments of as much as $32 million ticketed for East Sprague Avenue and adjacent blocks, the Spokane City Council is preparing to act against …


Vehicle impoundment may be part of crackdown on East Sprague prostitution

East Sprague Avenue’s reputation as Spokane’s seedy red-light district could change, if the City Council approves a new law allowing police to impound vehicles used for activities related to prostitution. …


Shawn Vestal: U-District bridge can be more than just infrastructure

Some people are already calling it a bridge to nowhere. But critics of the city’s proposed pedestrian bridge – connecting the university district to East Sprague – are suffering from …


Businesses, alliance revitalizing two areas of community

Mention East Sprague and most everyone has some sort of comment to make, and it’s usually not a good one. To those people Boris Borisov has one thing to say: …


Cleanup aids International District

Volunteers rolled up their sleeves to clean up an emerging Spokane neighborhood on Friday, and at the same time helped celebrate a national service organization dedicated to fighting poverty in …


‘High-test’ beer targeted

The sale of “high-test” beer on a section of East Sprague is being restricted by the Spokane City Council in an effort to curb some of the consequences of alcohol …


Editorial: Beer ban’s just a start for renewed E. Sprague

If the city of Spokane expects to polish the tarnished image of the East Sprague Avenue neighborhood, it’s going to require buy-in by the business owners there, including a handful …


Sprague Ave. rebuilding starts soon

As road construction gets going for the 2009 season, officials in Spokane Valley want motorists to know that one of the largest street projects in the area is occurring along …


Taking renewal into their own hands

A new cafe specializing in gourmet tea might seem out of place among Spokane’s ubiquitous java huts and espresso stands. But a tea house amidst the dilapidated buildings and vacant …