Stories tagged: monroe street
Fri., May 17, 2019
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 …
Fri., Dec. 7, 2018
The Gilded Lily Florist will celebrate its grand re-opening today with refreshments and a lion dance performance by a local Vietnamese youth group.
UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 4, 2018
Two lanes of Monroe Street in downtown Spokane will be closed for almost two months while Avista works on its 100-year-old electrical system below the street.
Thu., Sept. 6, 2018
A couple years back, Katy Azar looked at the road construction in downtown Spokane – streets torn up, deadlines blown, costs overrun – and feared for the future of her …
UPDATED: Tue., July 17, 2018
The woman was crossing Monroe Street at Sprague Avenue when a pickup truck made a left turn and hit her at about noon, police said. The truck initially stopped but …
Mon., June 18, 2018
1910 was a watershed year for Spokane.
Sat., June 9, 2018
The North Monroe Street Project has reached its halfway point, a milestone celebrated by city officials during a gathering at the Emerson-Garfield Farmers Market Friday.
UPDATED: Fri., May 4, 2018
A road construction firm that is building one of two sections of the new three-lane North Monroe Corridor is considering closing more blocks of the street in what they hope …
Tue., March 27, 2018
The lane reduction project, which has sparked some controversy along the 1.1-mile stretch of road leading from Spokane’s downtown to the Garland District, is scheduled to begin work next week. …
Wed., Feb. 7, 2018
The Garland business district is quickly becoming the mural capital of Spokane.
Mon., Jan. 15, 2018
I started my business in September 2016 knowing that the construction project was looming on the horizon. I weighed the options, and though entrepreneurship always carries some risk, I threw …
Sun., Oct. 22, 2017
Incumbent Candace Mumm is facing off against political newcomer Matthew Howes for the northwest Spokane seat. The district’s major political issue this fall has been a controversial lane reduction project …
Mon., Oct. 9, 2017
A proposal brought forward by City Councilman Mike Fagan to keep Monroe Street a four-lane road was tabled Monday to determine what ramifications such a change would have on funding …
UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 5, 2017
A police pursuit ended in wreckage and injury after the driver of a vehicle, fleeing from a separate hit-and-run incident, crashed into traffic on North Monroe Street Thursday afternoon.
UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 22, 2017
A coalition of business owners on North Monroe on Thursday filed a $15 million tort claim against the city of Spokane, citing “significant revenue losses” during the city’s planned renovation …
Sun., April 9, 2017
City Hall will soon have to push forward with its plans to reduce lanes on Monroe Street to take advantage of pedestrian safety grant dollars. A group of business owners, …
Mon., Oct. 10, 2016
A single layer of asphalt will be laid down on Lincoln and Monroe streets downtown to allow full traffic flow during the winter, following a busy summer that left some …
Mon., Oct. 10, 2016
Major road projects around the Inland Northwest are moving into their final phases while some projects reach completion
Mon., Sept. 12, 2016
City staff overseeing the $3.1 million road reconstruction project in downtown Spokane urged patience Monday as they deal with labyrinthine utility infrastructure underground. Closing streets and paying overtime may not …
Sat., March 26, 2016
A 2-alarm fire heavily damaged a small commercial building at 1603 N. Monroe Street early Saturday morning.
UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 22, 2015
A woman is suing Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center for releasing confidential medical information to the Spokane Police Department.
Thu., July 16, 2015
Another bicyclist was hospitalized with serious head injuries after a crash around 4 p.m. Thursday at Monroe Street and York Avenue.
Sun., Jan. 4, 2015
From our archives, 100 years ago Bridget Kelly, caretaker of the J.W. Witherop home, was enduring a frightening stretch.
Wed., Aug. 6, 2014
A woman who crashed into two street signs and an electric pole, forcing the closure of Monroe Street Saturday afternoon, is facing a charge of driving with a suspended license.
Mon., June 3, 2013
Road construction has moved into northwest Spokane in a major way with work on the state Highway 291 route along Francis Avenue west of Division Street and then northward on …
Thu., May 30, 2013
Thousands of motorists, and the businesses vying for their attention, may find themselves cursing Monday when the Monroe Street Bridge shuts down for three weeks. “I’m a little peeved,” said …
Mon., Jan. 14, 2013
A long-awaited improvement to U.S. Highway 195 in southwest Spokane is getting started. A contractor is setting up construction signs this week and preparing for a $6.4 million project to …
Wed., Sept. 19, 2012
Democratic challenger Amy Biviano is turning incumbent Republican state Rep. Matt Shea’s road rage case into a campaign issue. But the mailer that began arriving in Spokane Valley mailboxes over …
Mon., March 19, 2012
The year 1891 was monumental for the town of Spokane Falls, which voted to change its name to Spokane – perhaps to sound more sophisticated and less rustic. Electricity was …
Mon., Nov. 28, 2011
Despite the Great Depression, Spokane was growing and building to the north, up the corridors of Monroe, Washington, Howard and Division streets. The last of Spokane’s streetcars was retired in …