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Volunteers rid Liberty Park of graffiti

The “Paint-Over-the-Graffiti Party,” was Tuesday night at Liberty Park. Volunteers, business owners, and City Council members painted over the graffiti and shared some pizza.

100 years ago in Spokane: Juries award $1,500 to parents of boy who died from rabies and family of girl who fell in Hutton Building elevator shaft

The parents of a boy who died from rabies and the parents of a girl who fell 75 feet down an elevator shaft were each awarded $1,500 by juries in …

UPDATED: Sat., April 7, 2018

Dirt stockpile changes could contribute to $400,000 overrun for Liberty Park stormwater tank

City engineers said they had a verbal agreement to store dirt removed ahead of construction of a 2-million

UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 25, 2017

East Sprague Avenue has seen its fortunes rise and fall. Now it’s turning a corner. For real.

If one building describes East Sprague Avenue, it’s the Pansie garage. On the main drag between Pittsburg and Magnolia streets, it’s uneven yet sturdy, almost as if two buildings were …

UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 30, 2017

Report of abandoned children leads to search for naked man

A police helicopter helped officers find a naked man who had left his three young children home alone late Tuesday night.

Spokane police detectives hunting for body possibly buried in Liberty Park

Spokane Police detectives are apparently on the hunt for a dead body that could have been buried at Liberty Park, near the Ben Burr Trail, a few months back.

Liberty Aquatic Center closed Sunday after assault, harassment of employees

Liberty Aquatic Center in the East Central neighborhood was closed Sunday after reports of an assault and harassment directed against pool employees caused some to fear returning to work.

Changes to North-South freeway suggested at transportation workshop

The idea of making the southern portion of the North Spokane Corridor a boulevard instead of a freeway surfaced at a workshop last week

Refugees take citizenship oath in Spokane during celebration

A few hundred of the many refugees who now call Spokane home gathered in Liberty Park on a cool and blustery Saturday morning for a celebration hosted by World Relief …

100 years ago at Sprague Lake: Cold snap a boon for ice company

From our archives, 100 years ago A brutal cold snap in the region was excellent news for the J.F. Piper Ice Plant in Sprague.

Jim Kershner’s this day in history

From our archives, 100 years ago Fred Alverson, 19, had appeared before Judge Fred Witt one too many times for certain minor offenses.

Retired woman restores 1907 home of principal Hart

On a sunny afternoon the beveled, leaded-glass windows of this historic bungalow home shoot prisms of light across the living room, an effect that delights the current owner. The previous …

East Central residents want Ben Burr Trail left unchanged

East Central residents sent a strong message to City Hall on Tuesday evening: They want the Ben Burr Trail, south of Liberty Park, left as it is. The city recently …

Salvaged history

When it comes to home renovations, Sherry Knott picked perhaps the most challenging one possible. Having once lived in a row house in Philadelphia that she loved, she always wanted …

Exterior of residence retains look of former powerhouse

When it comes to home renovations, Sherry Knott picked perhaps the most challenging one possible. Having once lived in a row house in Philadelphia that she loved, she always wanted …

Spokane will be bursting with new turf for youth

The Spokane Parks and Recreation Department has finished constructing and refurbishing nine youth baseball fields across town. As part of the 2007 Parks Improvement Bond, $3 million was designated to …

Regional Solid Waste crews cleaned up Pittsburg Stairs

Plenty of volunteers responded to South Hill resident Virginia Kanikeberg’s appeal for help to clean up the Pittsburg Trail after a story about the trail ran in last Thursday’s The …

Woman seeks help with cleanup project

When Virginia Kanikeberg took her dog for a walk recently, she decided to explore the trail that runs from the intersection of East Eighth Avenue and Pittsburg Street north to …