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UPDATED: Mon., June 24, 2019, 9:10 a.m.

Getting There: Pedestrian safety campaign sticks to basics: Look both ways

The blame game is easy when it comes to growing number of pedestrian deaths. But a task force thinks the better question is: How can we make our roads safer?

UPDATED: Wed., April 24, 2019, 6:06 p.m.

Police: Motorist said he drove into people, did not say why

The FBI is assisting California officials in the investigation of a motorist who appeared to deliberately plow into a group of people, injuring eight, authorities said Wednesday.

Getting There: Lighting up the dark spots on Spokane’s roadways

Governing magazine this month examined data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, showing that between 2010 and 2017, annual nighttime pedestrian and cyclist deaths climbed 46 percent in the …

UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 7, 2018, 6:19 p.m.

Pathway closes in Riverfront Park for winter work on future site of Centennial Trail

Construction crews will shut down next week the span of pathway leading from the Howard Street bridge through the Lilac Bowl to the Spokane Convention Center as work continues on …

Police: 2 from Idaho dead after being hit by car in Vegas

Police said a driver is facing felony driving under the influence charges after his vehicle struck and killed two people from Idaho who were trying to cross busy Las Vegas …

Toronto van attack throws spotlight on anti-woman vitriol

The deadly van rampage in Toronto is training attention on an online world of sexual loneliness, rage and misogyny after the suspect invoked an uprising by “involuntary celibates” and gave …

UPDATED: Tue., April 24, 2018, 6:36 a.m.

Spokane City Council names pedestrian span ‘University District Gateway Bridge’

The Spokane City Council unanimously adopted the name that has been used as a placeholder for the long-promised span spilling into the bustling University District.

UPDATED: Mon., April 23, 2018, 2:37 p.m.

Van kills 9, injures 16 on Toronto street; driver in custody

A van apparently jumped a curb Monday in a busy intersection in Toronto and struck eight to 10 people and fled the scene before it was found and the driver …

Police: Driver intentionally hits 2 pedestrians

Police in Bothell have taken into custody a 22-year-old driver suspected of intentionally hitting two pedestrians in crosswalks and trying to hit three others.

Young Idaho couple dies after being struck by car

A young married couple walking on a sidewalk in western Idaho was killed after being struck by a car.

Crossing a Honolulu street? Don’t text to avoid a fine

Of all the beautiful scenery to see in Honolulu, officials want to make sure residents and tourists get a good look at the street.

UPDATED: Sun., June 18, 2017, 10:44 p.m.

1 dead in crash near London mosque suspected as terrorism

A vehicle struck pedestrians near a mosque in north London early Monday morning, killing one man and injuring 10 other people in what police are investigating as a terrorist incident.

New midstreet parking, planters coming to Spokane’s Main Avenue

A pair of projects this summer on West Main Avenue and Division Street will enhance pedestrian safety, increase on-street parking and add new amenities like planters and seating.

Sections of Market Street to be upgraded

The state will kick in another $1.3 million to add sidewalks and sewer to the Market Street corridor, a project that county officials hope to complete by November 2016. Washington’s …

CdA family going car-free says it’s doable with planning

Eight years ago, Geoff Carr and Mollie Murray’s 2003 Kia Spectra was totaled in a parking lot collision. They sold it for scrap, and their driveway has been empty ever …

U.S. Attorney Mike Ormsby yanks co-worker from path of bus

U.S. Attorney Mike Ormsby is credited by witnesses with pulling co-worker Tim Durkin from the path of a Spokane Transit Authority bus at a busy intersection in front of the …

Liberty Lake police seek chase suspect

The Liberty Lake Police Department is searching for Jonathan K. Locke after a car chase the evening of Nov. 27. An officer tried to pull over Locke’s truck because his …

Emerson/Garfield formulates neighborhood comprehensive plan

The Emerson/Garfield Neighborhood Council is planning for its future. At an Oct. 10 meeting, residents helped define some of the neighborhood’s main issues. At the next meeting, Nov. 14, residents …

UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 19, 2013, 10:21 a.m.

Woman, two children hit by car; one killed, two seriously injured

A woman and two young children were badly injured when they were hit by a car on North Monroe Street on Friday evening. The woman and children were crossing Monroe …

Officers mediate after pedestrian, driver incident in Liberty Lake

A pedestrian said he was hit in a crosswalk at Country Vista Drive and Molter Road, in an incident reported to the Liberty Lake Police Department just before 12:30 p.m. …

Input sought on street project

The city will host a community workshop on Tuesday to gather input on the Division Street Gateway Project. The Division Gateway area covers the Division and Browne Street and Division …

Getting There: STA unveils plans to fix crowded corridors

Spokane Transit Authority last week unveiled a series of concepts to improve public transportation in future years. The cost ranges up to $400 million for construction of modern electric trolleys …

Getting There: Airport devotes lot to drivers with phones

Drivers picking up someone at Spokane International Airport have a new amenity to make the trip easier. The airport last month opened a free new parking lot along West Airport …

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 …

Massive concrete girders take shape at Spokane business

Some of the largest pre-stressed concrete girders in the U.S. have been coming out of a manufacturing yard in Spokane in recent weeks. The 186-foot-long girders are being used for …

Getting There: Citylink budget cuts force route changes

Citylink, the free bus system in Kootenai and Benewah counties, is facing major cuts in service next month to the urban lines in Kootenai County. A reduced budget is forcing …

Transportation expert urges cities to think outside the car

An expert on transportation in the U.S. says communities can save money and create greater vitality by rethinking the way they use transportation dollars. By emphasizing alternatives to the automobile, …

Snow rules will be considered

That guy who pushed all the snow from his driveway into the street could have to pay for blocking your morning commute. The Spokane City Council on Monday will consider …

Patrols emphasize crosswalk awareness

Crashes that hurt one man and killed another in Spokane last weekend occurred as local authorities are working to emphasize pedestrian safety to motorists. Emphasis patrols today and next month …

Emphasis patrols follow Spokane pedestrian-auto crashes

Crashes that hurt one man and killed another in Spokane last weekend occurred as local authorities are working to emphasize pedestrian safety to motorists.