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UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 13, 2019

Mike Taylor, civil engineer with ties to health care and academic communities, dies at 75

Taylor continued working for the city up until his death, overseeing 13 construction projects at Spokane’s Riverside Water Reclamation Facility intended to drastically reduce pollutants flowing into the Spokane River.


Walk Off the Earth brings eclectic sound, triumphant spirit to the Festival at Sandpoint

Jackson Browne will perform Saturday, there will be a family concert Sunday, and Lake Street Dive will perform Thursday.


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 …


With street project, Spokane pays tribute to King’s legacy

By the end of this year, a Spokane street will be named after Martin Luther King Jr. – after nearly a quarter century of attempts. Last week, the Spokane City …


Paving crews racing to beat the freeze

Dozens of workers were hurrying on Wednesday to lay rock, fix utilities and prepare West Second Avenue for its finishing layers of asphalt pavement in coming days. A $3.3 million …


Final touches on Second Avenue will likely come next year

Downtown construction headaches that have frustrated motorists and business owners could extend into next year. City Engineer Mike Taylor said the Second Avenue project has run into complications partly because …


City analysis notes bike route’s potential for snarled traffic

Removing a lane for cars in favor of one for bicycles along Second Avenue downtown would cause longer traffic backups during rush hour in at least two locations, Spokane officials …


For street and water projects, downturn has an upside

In the midst of the Great Depression, Spokane won federal money to upgrade the Upriver Dam to generate more power and construction jobs. Nearly 75 years later and in the …


Vestal: Smooth streets well worth turmoil of construction

What does it say about driving in Spokane that cruising on the new Lincoln Street on the South Hill is such a ridiculous pleasure? No bouncing, no jouncing, no squeaking …


Getting There: Lincoln Street redesigned with pond in mind

A newly rebuilt section of Lincoln Street on Spokane’s South Hill contains an innovative system for gathering and reusing storm water in Cannon Hill Park. Mayor Mary Verner led a …


2nd Avenue repaving on track; lines may take time

Second Avenue downtown will be repaved this summer as planned, but the final design may remove one of three vehicle lanes in favor of one for bicycles, city officials say. …


Second Avenue repaving project faces bumpy road

A month after Spokane leaders endorsed goals to make streets more amenable to pedestrians and bicyclists, debate is emerging that could delay one of the city’s largest planned repaving projects …


Conflict builds to a fever pitch

With a near-halt to commercial construction, a longstanding feud between Washington’s civil engineering consultants and government public works departments has gotten down and dirty. In non-cordial letters and meetings, officials …