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Shawn Vestal: Division Street beautification a testament to possibility

For the longest time, “Division Street exit” was code for “Spokane’s ugly front door.” Now it’s an example of what Spokane can do.


Jon Snyder: Departing city councilman hopes to return to Spokane someday

An exit interview with Jon Snyder


Larry H. Miller dealership scales back Spokane expansion plans

The plans for a sprawling, six-block downtown Spokane auto campus were scaled back this week, as the Spokane City Council rejected a request from the Larry H. Miller auto dealership …


Jan Quintrall resigns from city of Spokane

Jan Quintrall, the embattled head of Spokane’s Business and Developer Services division, announced her resignation from the city Tuesday, saying she had “broken the public’s trust, and I can’t repair …


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 27, 2015

Quintrall announces resignation

The Spokane administrator who led Spokane’s engineering, streets, business and other departments, announced Tuesday that she was resigning her position.


Doug Clark: Jan Quintrall’s feed-a-thon leaves an empty feeling

So City Hall business czar Jan Quintrall dropped 400 smackers on lunch for a dozen city workers at the posh Spokane Club. And just days after poor planning director Scott …


Jan Quintrall’s staff lunch expenses surprise City Council members

Days after the dismissal of Spokane’s city planning director for what was described as a misuse of city funds, Jan Quintrall, head of the city’s Business and Developer Services Division, …


Quintrall’s hire of manager focus of civil service probe

The hiring of a temporary worker making $44.75 an hour to oversee unionized, full-time city employees is being investigated by the Spokane Civil Service Commission. Jan Quintrall, head of the …


Landowners draw plan for to build on downtown Spokane lot

One of the first things that visitors to Spokane see when they exit Interstate 90 at Division Street is an empty lot behind temporary murals. A Lutheran church that stood …


City woos county building director

Spokane County’s building director won’t be helping Spokane City Hall. Randy Vissia told county commissioners Tuesday he was approached last month by officials at the city’s Business and Development Services …


Doug Clark: Planning director’s plight not at top of my mind

Spokane may never get the straight skinny behind last week’s forced resignation of city planning director Scott Chesney. Some mysteries (i.e. Jimmy Hoffa, Amelia Earhart, KFC’s secret spices …) are …


Scott Chesney remains mum on specific reasons for ouster

Scott Chesney, Spokane’s planning director who was abruptly ousted from his position last week, said Wednesday he was taking the “high road” and ending his role at the city. Chesney …


Ousted Scott Chesney gains support of Spokane developers

Within a day of being ousted as Spokane’s planning director, Scott Chesney gained influential supporters both within and outside City Hall. Walt Worthy, developer of the Grand Hotel Spokane being …


Spokane planning director leaves abruptly after ‘loss of confidence’

Hours after the city planning director was forced out of his job on Wednesday, one of Spokane’s premier developers publicly called on the mayor to hire him back. Jim Frank, …


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 5, 2014

Kendall Yards developer calls on Condon to rehire planning director who was forced out

Hours after the city planning director was forced out of his job on Wednesday, one of Spokane’s premiere developers publicly called on the mayor to hire him back.


Spokane 2015 budget pays 164 workers six figures

The number of city employees earning six figures has increased under Spokane Mayor David Condon, despite his critical stance against such high earners when he was campaigning for office and …


Greene Street Bridge repairs over budget by $1.4 million

A project strengthening the Greene Street Bridge will cost more than three times as much as was originally estimated, forcing the city to divert $1.4 million that could have been …


Questions swirl around Spokane’s hiring of Kyle Twohig

Bill Meeks has gotten a lot of jobs in his life. He’s supervised the construction of bridges, been a city engineer in Indiana, was responsible for traffic engineering, maintenance planning …


City holds firm on hire

Despite a nearly $500,000 estimating error on a bridge renovation project, Spokane City Hall is standing behind its decision to put a small-businessman with no engineering training in charge of …


Spokane City Hall mural’s removal brings criticism

Art inspires passion. And that’s not always good, especially if it involves scraping a 30-year-old photo from a basement wall in City Hall without following protocol.


HotZone’s free Wi-Fi to fold

The HotZone, downtown Spokane’s pioneering free wireless Internet service, is headed for the dustbin. Like other technology ventures, it fell victim to fast-shifting public preferences and a dynamic marketplace, said …


Beautification project tackles Spokane’s ‘gateways’

Spokane city officials are pushing forward with a long-term plan to clean, paint and upgrade downtown underpasses under Interstate 90 and the BNSF Railway tracks. Launched last year, the effort …


Lot of frustration

For about four years, a pit surrounded by temporary chain-link fencing has greeted those entering downtown Spokane on one of the busiest exits from Interstate 90. Some city leaders say …


Parking enforcement gets new name, duties

Introducing a kinder, gentler meter maid. Spokane officials on Wednesday announced a rebranding of its parking enforcement division.


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 …


Finding culture another home

Spokane Arts Director Karen Mobley says that by the end of the year she’ll likely be out of a job. Her bosses won’t go that far. Nothing has been finalized, …


Scales may tip against consumers

Spokane was the first city in Washington to create a program to ensure customers got what they paid for. But with another budget shortfall to fix, city leaders are proposing …


City consolidating management of its land in effort to save money

Spokane is consolidating the management of the 1,600 pieces of land the city owns, Mayor David Condon said Friday. The effort has two goals: eliminating “inconsistent” property management and saving …


Layoff a shock after lifetime of work

Linda Hall, of Spokane, has worked hard all her life but hasn’t earned any respect from the labor market. Laid off for the first time at age 62, Hall has …


Quintrall: Big decisions require as much input as courage

When I travel across the three states the BBB serves, I’m very comfortable eating alone. I see no reason to eat bad fast food, so I seek the locally owned …