Stories tagged: infrastructure
UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 25, 2019
When the new plaza across Spokane Falls Boulevard from the downtown library opens today, it will be lauded as a new gathering place for the people of Spokane. But it …
UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 22, 2019
The city of Spokane is trying a new road preservation technique in a bid to prevent streets from developing cracks that eventually turn into potholes for cars to rattle and …
UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 10, 2019
Spokane Valley City Council votes to allow property condemnation to speed up Barker Road separation project
After negotiations slowed to buy property in the path of the Barker Road separation project, the Spokane Valley City Council voted Tuesday to allow staff to condemn property if no …
Sat., May 25, 2019
The late Steve LaTourette was right: The Republican Party is no longer interested in spending public money to solve big problems if doing so gets in the way of cutting …
UPDATED: Thu., May 23, 2019
Murray says Trump’s action on infrastructure shows he’s in midst of tantrum; Newhouse blames Democrats for ‘partisan attacks’
President Donald Trump halted infrastructure talks with congressional Democrats on Wednesday, asserting he would not return to the table until they dropped their probe in the wake of the Mueller …
UPDATED: Mon., May 20, 2019
Friday at 4 p.m., the news came down the pike: the Post Street Bridge near Spokane City Hall was closed. A structural analysis had deemed the 102-year-old bridge unsafe for …
Mon., May 6, 2019
The city of Spokane Valley decided on the top four transportation projects it wants federal funding for on the same day President Donald Trump and congressional Democrats agreed to pursue …
UPDATED: Wed., May 1, 2019
Road building has a long history of bridging the political chasm in Washington, D.C. How to pay for such infrastructure, however, can drive the wedge in.
UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019
Disputes over President Donald Trump’s border wall and California’s bullet train are intensifying the feud between the White House and the nation’s most populous state.
Mon., Jan. 28, 2019
Earlier this month, the
Sat., Dec. 29, 2018
Here are five major news stories that made a splash – in some cases immediately, in others over weeks and months – this past year in and around Spokane.
UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 24, 2018
Questions about exactly what goes on at the heart of one of the United States’ primary cybersecurity facilities at the Idaho National Laboratory aren’t always answered, and photos by outsiders …
Mon., Oct. 8, 2018
When Jim Frank describes why he’s giving free bus passes to everyone who lives or works in his fast-growing, 78-acre downtown development, Kendall Yards, it’s hard not to be jealous …
Sun., Oct. 7, 2018
Mixing trash with recycling can create problems all the way down the line, from the disposal bin to the landfill. We reached out to professionals for their tips on garbage …
Sat., Oct. 6, 2018
Second-story pedestrians, rejoice. Spokane’s skywalk system is whole again.
Mon., Oct. 1, 2018
Spokane will never be a bicycling city. It’s a refrain trotted out regularly by people decrying a new bike lane, or by those criticizing the sudden appearance of Lime bikeshare …
Mon., Sept. 17, 2018
One of the most fascinating stories in Spokane is about a wall. Specifically, the retaining wall on North Monroe, which begins just south of Glass Avenue on the west side …
Mon., Sept. 3, 2018
A new study shows that the simple act of lowering posted speed limits is effective at reducing how fast motorists go.
UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 31, 2018
Work has stopped on the pedestrian bridge in Spokane’s University District, and its anticipated opening date in September has been pushed back more than two months, to late November.
Mon., Aug. 27, 2018
Today, it’s no longer U.S. Highway 395. From now on, we’ll call it the Foley Highway.
UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 25, 2018
A squirrel appears to be the cause of temporary power outages that affected thousands in North Spokane Saturday morning.
Fri., Aug. 17, 2018
Walking through the Riverfront Park maintenance building is like passing through a cross section of history, with oddities from the park’s past tucked into every corner. Here, the Skyride gondolas …
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 16, 2018
The president of the union representing workers at Spokane Transit Authority said a report clearing the agency’s human resources director of wrongdoing is “deeply troubling as an indication of STA’s …
Thu., Aug. 9, 2018
The official groundbreaking ceremony for Avista’s five story, 150,000-square-foot “Catalyst” building took place Wednesday morning, with declarations that the project will be the “envy of the nation” and the “smartest …
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 2, 2018
The shadow of a downtown stadium loomed large over a packed meeting where the Spokane City Council was scheduled to consider only taxes for new libraries.
Sat., July 28, 2018
More than 700 respond to second Riverside Avenue redesign survey; city hopes to clarify public input
Friday marked the deadline for the city’s most recent survey, the second regarding renovation of Riverside Avenue. Just hours before the survey closed, it had gathered more than 700 responses, …
Mon., July 23, 2018
Brent Toderian, a former city planner in Vancouver, B.C., and Calgary, as well as a prominent urban thinker and consultant, shared his perspective on Spokane’s infrastructure last week.
Sun., July 8, 2018
Amid the threat of legal action and opposition from neighbors, the Spokane City Council will consider three applications Monday to receive city water in areas beyond municipal borders and areas …
Sat., July 7, 2018
A proposal to develop 25 acres of vacant land on Spokane’s South Hill – land that neighbors used as a defacto park for decades – is moving forward, and officials …
UPDATED: Fri., July 6, 2018
For motorists who use Hamilton Street’s westbound on-ramp to I-90, mark your calendars for Halloween. Because that’s the next time you’ll get to use the road.