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Moran Prairie offers hot eateries and a cool pool

As the sun rises over Browne’s Mountain, it reveals everything Moran Prairie residents love about their neighborhood. Enticing parks, great schools, safe neighborhood and restaurants for almost every taste … …

Made in Spokane: The Lilac City is ready for its close up

It might be 1,200 miles from Spokane to Hollywood, but that hasn’t stopped Hollywood from finding Spokane.

Liberty Lake was Spokane’s most important year-round playground

The Spokane euphemism for “going to the lake” in the summer traces back to one of the most important early destinations for outdoor recreation – Liberty Lake.

Good mix makes Central Valley area an attractive landing spot

Some days former Spokane Valley Mayor Diana Wilhite can hear howling coyotes from her home on Shelley Lake.

‘Concerts Under the Pines’ a tradition for Audubon-Downriver area residents

One of its defining landmarks is Audubon Park, which was established in 1905 and named after John James Audubon, a famous ornithologist. Each year, Spokane residents head over to Audubon …

29th Avenue anchors duo of historic neighborhoods

Rockwood and Lincoln Heights neighborhoods cover much of the South Hill east of Grand.

Principals’ principle pitch

What makes a high school special? We asked Spokane high school principals.

How we came up with neighborhood numbers

Dividing a region into distinct neighborhoods – and then calculating demographics for those neighborhoods – is more art than science.


Spokane’s northeast border is home to a working-class neighborhood built during the golden era of railroads and marred by decades of economic struggle that followed.

Logan residents like vitality of higher ed

About 10,000 students attend classes at a variety of colleges and universities in Spokane’s Logan/University District neighborhood. Local residents enjoy the energy that students bring to the neighborhood, but investors’ …

Five Mile, Nine Mile share small-town feel

There’s a tired, old Spokane joke that goes something like this: What’s the difference between Five Mile Prairie and Nine Mile Falls. Four miles.

Garland District has feeling of belonging

If you want to watch a movie, shop for vintage clothes, eat classic diner fare or try your hand at improv comedy, pay a visit to Spokane’s Garland District.

Downtown Spokane a crucible for housing, transit and business ideas

Everywhere you look in downtown Spokane these days, there’s a private developer or public entity trying something new with the existing historic character of the Lilac City.

Spokane a city of Modernist architectural gems

Think of it as a Modernist treasure hunt – and be advised that what you find just might surprise you.

Neighborhoods north of Spokane maintain rural feel

Neighborhoods to the north of Spokane — Mead, Colbert, Fairwood and Wandermere — have held on to their largely residential and rural feel through the decades. With agricultural roots, Mead …

Shadle: Lasting ’50s charm

Shadle Park’s iconic drum-shaped water tower didn’t always bare the colors of its nearby high school.

As hub for higher ed, Spokane is moving to the head of the class

As the largest city in Eastern Washington, Spokane is a hub for higher education. Schools from across the state have operations here, and the city is steadily becoming a center …

Key eating: Where to dine in Spokane

Spokane’s dining scene is growing, diversifying and becoming more chef-driven – so much so that metropolitan media outlets are beginning to take note.

Spokane parks: More to explore outside of downtown

Spokane newcomers could be forgiven for thinking that Riverfront Park in downtown is all the city has to offer in green spaces. But Spokane has a rich history of preserving …

Key shopping: Where to find stuff in Spokane

From malls anchored with national department stores to locally owned boutiques filled with new and gently used or vintage furniture, clothing, accessories, books and other gifts – both kitschy and …

Cheney, Medical Lake, Airway Heights a nearby escape from the big city

If city living isn’t for you, worry not – look just west of Spokane along the so-called West Plains and you’ll find a small nest of communities, each more different …

One woman’s tale ties to many in growing West Central neighborhood

Hers is the story of a neighborhood. Sabrina Ryan spent eight years in jail for nearly shooting a man. Before, and after, her time in prison she was addicted to …

How to sound like a local

If you are new to Spokane – welcome. Two things you should know.

UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 23, 2017, 7:13 p.m.

Millwood, both a city and a neighborhood, celebrates 90 years

Millwood has the advantage of being both a distinct neighborhood and a city that incorporated 90 years ago.

Manito Presbyterian Church sees shift in area go from ‘primitive’ to residential

When Manito Presbyterian Church had its first Sunday service nearly 110 years ago, parishioners traveled along the dirt path that was 29th Avenue by horseback to the corner of 30th …

UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 23, 2017, 6:48 p.m.

Popularity of Perry Street brings higher house prices, sprawling shops and extra eateries

The East Central neighborhood is a land of many faces.