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Mead School District will build 10th elementary school

The Mead School District is doing more than just picking up the pieces following the rejection earlier this month of a $14.6 million supplemental levy.

Getting There: Maze of North Side street closures eases a bit

Commuters in north Spokane have seen some major roadways choked by work this summer. From A Street to Strong Road, the patchwork of pavement-mending has a made a maze for …

Plague of frogs: Five Mile property owners say stormwater pond is ruining their neighborhood

City documents indicate a local homeowners association is responsible for keeping up the single-acre stormwater feature behind Lori and Bill Moore’s home on Panorama Drive. But enforcement is lagging, and …

UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 27, 2018

Spokane County commissioners make way for developments near Whitworth University

Spokane County commissioners on Tuesday approved two amendments to the county’s comprehensive plan for property near Whitworth University, one of which has been somewhat controversial among neighbors. Developer Harley Douglass …

UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 26, 2018

Spokane County commissioners postpone votes on Five Mile Prairie and Whitworth-area developments

Spokane County Commissioners postponed a decision for two zoning changes that could bring new development to Whitworth University as well as a neighborhood north of Five Mile Prairie.

Vote next week could bring hundreds of new apartments to Spokane’s Five Mile Prairie neighborhood

Spokane County commissioners will vote next week on a controversial zoning change north of Five Mile Prairie that has residents concerned it could bring hundreds of apartments to their neighborhood.

UPDATED: Fri., July 13, 2018

Spokane water denied to Five Mile Prairie land owner who sold land for pump station

City lawmakers say their hands are tied by local and state regulations that limit where they can extend water service. Ginny Beadle’s application was denied, despite part of her land …

UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 13, 2018

Mead voters agree to pay for new middle school, football stadium

Voters sided with school officials trying to keep up with growth in north Spokane and agreed gave the Mead School District another $114 million for a new middle school, elementary …

After accelerated education, Five Mile Prairie’s Yelizaveta Skoromnaya aims for vet school

From a 9-year-old who didn’t speak a word of English to an accomplished student who finished four years of high school in three years, Yelizaveta Skoromnaya has traveled far.

Getting There: Five Mile Road to see improvements

A section of Five Mile Road will see improvements next year.

Five Mile graduate beats the struggle to understand

Imagine English isn’t your first language. Words and jokes fly past you in a blur and you’re only able to understand a portion of them. Then imagine you can’t even …

Five Mile group to debut book during Prairie Day

The Friends of the Five Mile School House has published a book about the history of Five Mile Prairie. It will be available at Prairie Day on Saturday.

Jim Kershner’s this day in history

From our archives, 100 years ago Breach of promise lawsuits were common in 1914, but here’s one that was unusual: A man was suing a woman for stringing him along …

Finding time to shine at Five Mile Prairie

Sometimes it takes students a while to shine. That was true of Paul Oestreicher. He’s attended Five Mile Prairie School since kindergarten, something quite rare in a school where the …

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Getting There: Five Mile Prairie Pathways plan OK’d

Two years of work by residents of Five Mile Prairie has resulted in a comprehensive plan for developing bicycle and pedestrian pathways. The plan acknowledges the challenges of creating safe …

Homesteader house built in 1879 sits atop Five Mile Prairie

On one of the highest rises on the 3,400-acre plateau that constitutes Five Mile Prairie sits the oldest inhabited house there – the J.F. Strong house. Original construction began in …

Firefighters: Brush fire easily could have threatened homes

Firefighters said homes could have been threatened Wednesday afternoon if they hadn’t moved quickly to douse a small brush fire in the Indian Trail area.

Police credit alert neighbor in burglary arrests

Spokane Police this morning are crediting an alert neighbor in the Five Mile Prairie area for helping them catch two juveniles in connection with three home burglaries overnight.