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UPDATED: Fri., April 5, 2019, 8:50 p.m.

City says Billig’s warning won’t stop Sprague project but could block future work on Riverside and other road construction

The city of Spokane is pushing back against state Senate Majority Leader Andy Billig’s promise to hold up state transportation funds related to an East Sprague Avenue renovation project.


U-District’s $15.4 million bridge finished, but controversy over delays and bike landing continue

Three months late, and on the chilly cusp of winter, the bicycle and pedestrian bridge in Spokane’s University District is finally open.


UPDATED: Sat., July 14, 2018, 9:39 p.m.

1800s technology unearthed in Monroe Street project

Road crews working on the rebuild of North Monroe unearthed something last week that was both very familiar yet strangely alien to modern eyes.


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 1, 2017, 8:31 p.m.

Proposed Millwood Trail will be focus of open house today

The preliminary plans for a proposed Millwood Trail will be presented at an open house today.


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 18, 2017, 9:27 p.m.

City Hall temporarily evacuated after construction crew strikes gas line

City Hall and two other buildings were temporarily evacuated after construction crews hit a gas line on West Spokane Falls Boulevard Friday morning.


UPDATED: Tue., May 30, 2017, 10:32 p.m.

Spokane shuts off water to Fairways Golf Course amid long-standing rate dispute

The city of Spokane shut off the water Tuesday to the Fairways Golf Course in the middle of a years-long dispute regarding unpaid bills and a brewing legal fight over …


De-icer used by city of Spokane contains PCBs

The deicer used by the city of Spokane on its streets contains trace amounts of polychlorinated biphenyls, or PCBs. Those toxins made news most recently when the company responsible for …


Reclaimed dump site to become Pride Prep sports field

The site of an old, forgotten landfill will soon be a school’s sports field, but only after the city of Spokane finishes burying and covering a 260,000-gallon stormwater tank . …


Most recent Playfair sale compounds city’s losses

The legacy of Playfair Race Course is on display at the commercial park that took its place, as blue steel silhouettes of horse and jockey appear to race across the …


Spokane sues Monsanto in action tied to PCBs in river

The city of Spokane has filed a lawsuit against the international agrochemical giant Monsanto, alleging that the company sold chemicals for decades that it knew were a danger to human …


Stormwater tanks present landscaping challenge for city

The dirt above two big 250,000-gallon stormwater tanks along Spokane’s South Riverton Avenue is just that. Dirt.


City to use utilities funds for street projects

The city of Spokane owns about 45 percent of the property within its borders, including parks, plants, lots and government buildings. And more than half of the land it owns …


Gorge loop trail on south side of river has new life

Plans for a Spokane River gorge loop trail in downtown Spokane were nearly complete two years ago. Then they weren’t. Now, they’re almost done again. Almost.


Cost of repairing bridges in Riverfront Park put at $13.5 million

For many years in Spokane’s early history as a city, the Howard Street bridges were the only way to get across the Spokane River, not counting wading, swimming or taking …


Study: Stormwater not to blame for Cannon Hill Park pond’s cloudiness

Cannon Hill Park may be a beloved and classic example of an Olmsted Brothers park on Spokane’s South Hill, but the pond at its center has quickly become a point …


Damage from windstorms still challenges some homeowners

Most of the Spokane area was just about done cleaning up after the last storm when the National Weather Service issued a new thunderstorm warning Tuesday morning. The previous storm …


Spokane losing 20 percent of water deliveries

While Spokane city officials have ratcheted up efforts to “slow the flow” and conserve more water, the city is having trouble keeping its own supply from leaking away. The Spokane …


Willy Water fountain’s deterioration poses threat at reservoir

It’s time for Willy Water to retire. For the past 45 years he’s been standing proudly in the middle of a fountain on top of the drinking water reservoir at …


Spokane mayor hires new communications director

Spokane Mayor David Condon has chosen a new chief spokesman for the city. Brian Coddington of Hill and Knowlton Strategies, a national public relations firm with offices in Spokane, is …


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 21, 2013, 1:26 p.m.

Spokane mayor picks new spokesman

Spokane Mayor David Condon has chosen a new top spokesman for the city.


Homeless campers pack up

They left quietly, saying goodbye to the patch of sidewalk under the freeway that was the only home they’ve known for the last couple of months. Residents of a homeless …


Officials agree on criminal justice collaboration

Spokane city and county leaders today announced the latest step in a proposal to combine the region’s criminal justice system.


Spokane to pay golfer $215,000 for sprained ankle

A golfer who sprained his ankle at Esmeralda Golf Course is getting $215,000 from the city of Spokane plus free golf for the rest of his life, but neither side …


UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 20, 2012, 3:46 p.m.

Burns to stay longer as Police Ombudsman

The city announced today that Spokane Mayor David Condon will extend the contract of Police Ombudsman Tim Burns until the end of the year. He previously was set to leave …


Doug Clark: Soothing response suits Spokane sensibilities

Turmoil is often the spark plug of inspiration. Winston Churchill, say. During the dark hours of World War II, the British prime minister lifted his nation by vowing “Never surrender!”


Officer to serve three-week suspension

The Spokane police officer whose daughter accidentally shot herself in the leg with his service weapon this spring will serve a three-week unpaid suspension following an internal investigation. Officer Barry …


Officer suspended for daughter’s shooting

The Spokane police officer whose daughter accidentally shot herself in the leg with his service weapon this spring will be suspended for three weeks wihout pay following an internal investigation.


Mayor’s office becomes chat room

Early in his term, Mayor David Condon appeared frustrated with the city’s ability to stay in touch with its citizens. “It should be easier to contact the mayor and (for …


East Central center may switch to a nonprofit

In a cost-cutting move, city officials likely will convert the East Central Community Center to a nonprofit operation like Spokane’s other community centers. Twelve employees likely would lose their jobs …


Chief OKs conduct probe

A disagreement between the interim Spokane police chief and the ombudsman about how a police misconduct allegation should be investigated has been resolved after witnesses came forward with new information. …