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100 years ago in Spokane: Seventh-graders build sidewalk, drinking fountains, basement floors at Hamilton school

Seventh-grade boys in manual training classes at Hamilton and Whitman schools installed a 100-foot long sidewalk at Hamilton school.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019, 12:12 p.m.

Getting There: 6 big transportation projects Spokane Valley plans to finish in 2019

Barker, Garland, Argonne are among the larger projects Spokane Vally will finish this year.


Regal Elementary students suggest alternative use for school zone cameras to capture speeders

Aron Watts’ sixth-grade class told two members of the Spokane City Council on Thursday they should consider rewarding obedient drivers for traveling at posted speed limits through school zones. The …


Getting There: Pedestrians have right of way

At any intersection, crosswalk or not, people can step off the curb and walk across the street. Cars must stop for them. It’s the law.


Audubon Park sidewalk aims to increase access, prompts running community concerns

One of the first projects to provide greater pedestrian access into Spokane city parks has drawn some skepticism from runners in the Audubon neighborhood. Park planners and the coach of …


UPDATED: Mon., April 3, 2017, 8:48 p.m.

Lawsuit over sidewalks could cost Seattle millions

The city of Seattle is headed toward a federal court settlement that could cost millions of dollars to make sidewalks and curb ramps more usable for people with wheelchairs and …


If you thought getting around in the snow was tough in your car, try using a wheelchair on ramps that aren’t shoveled

During the winter, Ed Kennedy has learned to call ahead before he goes anywhere. Kennedy, an advocate at the Center for Independent Living, uses a manual wheelchair to get around. …


Spokane Valley in line for sidewalk funding

Spokane Valley was considering six different sidewalk projects that may qualify for 2017 Community Development Block Grant funding. Last year, a proposed sidewalk along Blake Road set off a storm …


New Seattle freight lab tackles urban delivery congestion

The rise in e-commerce and on-demand delivery has put increasing pressure on fast-growing cities like Seattle to rethink how they manage traffic congestion.


Spokane Valley may push property owners to shovel sidewalks

At last week’s Spokane Valley City Council meeting, council member Dean Grafos brought up a perennial winter issue: Some property owners are not shoveling their sidewalks.


New sidewalk will link to Appleway Trail

Spokane Valley spends community block grant allocation on sidewalk along Blake Road


Spokane begins its construction ‘busy season’

Before you get angry that a section of Northwest Boulevard will be closed for an entire year, count to 10. Actually, count to 43, because that’s how many city of …


Jim Kershner’s This Day in History

From our archives, 100 years ago People in Spokane were finding a variety of reasons to complain about the snow.


Getting There: STA to launch bus clad in stars and stripes

Spokane Transit Authority is celebrating Veterans Day today in the best way it knows how: rolling out a new version of the red, white and blue bus. “This was initiated …


New sidewalk on Lyons Avenue comes at cost of trees

It’s a story that has been repeated in a few neighborhoods this summer: a new sidewalk is going in and mature trees are cut down to make room for it, …


Manito installs curvy sidewalk

There’s a new sidewalk on 25th Avenue along the south side of Manito Park, and its curves makes it different from most other sidewalks in town. Manito Park horticulture supervisor …


System seeks to improve traffic flow on Division

Spokane city traffic engineers hope to improve the flow of vehicles on North Division Street with a new computerized signal system that adapts to hourly changes in traffic volume. The …


Spokane Valley City Council postpones decision on property taxes

The Spokane Valley City Council had a lengthy debate over whether it should raise property taxes by the allowed 1 percent in 2013, with some council members adamantly against it …


Browne Elementary to get fraction of new sidewalk

When the Spokane City Council established a new vehicle license fee to pay for street improvements it included money for sidewalks. But the sidewalk allocation this year provided only enough …


Getting There: License fees will improve city roads

The first Spokane street maintenance jobs financed by a new vehicle license fee will be getting under way across the city in the next few weeks. The City Council last …


Sidewalk improvements will increase access

The city of Spokane Valley is working with the Spokane Transit Authority on sidewalks and bus shelters, and also with local school districts to decide the placement of new sidewalks …


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 …


With 650 miles of missing sidewalks, taking to streets has risk

There are 970 miles of streets in Spokane. Along them there are some 650 miles of missing sidewalks, if you consider both sides of the street. Where sidewalks exist, there …


Getting there: Spokane Valley considers designated bike routes

A proposal to build more sidewalks and create safer bicycle routes in Spokane Valley is headed for action before the City Council this summer. Because Spokane Valley grew up under …


Getting There: Spokane Falls Boulevard section reopening

An east-west arterial link into downtown Spokane should reopen later this week as workers progress on an initial segment of the new Martin Luther King Jr. Way. Spokane Falls Boulevard …


Getting There: City seeks input on sidewalks

When the Spokane City Council approved a new $20 vehicle license tax in February, members added a provision that sets aside 10 percent of the collections for sidewalk work. City …


Spokane Valley council bans e-cigarettes for minors

The Spokane Valley City Council followed in the footsteps of Spokane and Spokane County by voting unanimously Tuesday to enact a ban on selling e-cigarettes to minors. The city’s new …


Council rejects car tab tax

Spokane’s car owners won’t have to pay an extra city tax to pay for street upgrades. After months of often-contentious debate, a divided Spokane City Council on Monday rejected a …