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Then and Now: The Davenport Hotel

Twenty-year-old Llewelllyn “Louis” Marks Davenport arrived in Spokane in March of 1889 and helped manage his uncle’s restaurant. When most of the town burned down later that year, Davenport opened …

UPDATED: Mon., April 22, 2019

Man injured after he ‘darted out into traffic’ on Sprague Avenue near Spokane Valley Costco

A man was injured Monday after running out into morning traffic on Sprague Avenue near Costco in Spokane Valley.

Jack-Daniyel Strong: New Sprague bus stops good for business, pedestrians

I am a property owner on East Sprague. I am a past president and former member of the East Spokane Business Association (ESBA). I am a bus rider and a …

UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 4, 2019

Getting There: Six big road projects that could smooth (or beautify) your commute in Spokane this year

This year, the city of Spokane will spend $15.2 million on six notable transportation projects in 2019.

UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 28, 2018

Spokane’s first Kmart to close in March as part of Sears bankruptcy

The location at 4110 E. Sprague Ave. was among 80 locations listed Friday for closure by the former retail giant, which is now navigating bankruptcy in partnership with the Sears …

UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 6, 2018

Crash closes Sprague-Freya intersection for morning commute

Spokane police have closed the intersection of Sprague Avenue and Freya Street to investigate an early-morning crash between a dump truck and car.

UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 2, 2018

Police detain man who threatened to jump from Ridpath building

A man threatening to jump from a ninth-story window of the Ridpath Club Apartments was detained by police early Sunday morning after hours of negotiations.

UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 7, 2018

Grocery Outlet on Sprague Avenue closes after 29 years

Grocery Outlet Bargain Market in Spokane Valley has shuttered after close to three decades of service.

UPDATED: Tue., July 17, 2018

Spokane police looking for driver in hit-and-run collision that injured pedestrian

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 …

UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 24, 2017

Getting There: New East Sprague transit stops cut bus ‘dwell time’

The new transit stops on East Sprague look great, but it’s what they’re doing that has people at Spokane Transit Authority and the city excited.

UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 25, 2017

East Sprague Avenue has seen its fortunes rise and fall. Now it’s turning a corner. For real.

If one building describes East Sprague Avenue, it’s the Pansie garage. On the main drag between Pittsburg and Magnolia streets, it’s uneven yet sturdy, almost as if two buildings were …

UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 1, 2017

Three tow trucks needed to dislodge semitruck from hole at Sprague and Division

One of the Spokane’s busiest intersections was closed from more than two hours Friday morning while crews worked to dislodge a semitruck that got stuck in a hole in a …

University District pedestrian and bicycle bridge celebrated Monday, with construction to start in spring

New University District pedestrian and bicycle bridge could become a Spokane landmark.

Wanted man crashes car after police chase, closing East Sprague

A person wanted by police fled from officers early Wednesday before rolling and crashing his car into a fire hydrant and snapping power pole east of downtown Spokane.

Protest targeting patrol cars draws warning from sheriff

A protest group’s plan to toss volleyballs in front of police cars to draw attention to what it considers a law enforcement cover-up in the death of a Spokane Valley …

Family of teen killed in bike crash sues Sheriff’s Office

The family of a teen bicyclist who died last year in an incident involving a speeding deputy on Sprague Avenue in Spokane Valley is disputing the conclusion of a law …

Family of teen bicyclist who died after incident with speeding deputy files lawsuit

The family of a teen bicyclist who died last year in an incident involving a speeding deputy on Sprague Avenue in Spokane Valley is disputing the conclusion of a law …

Pimps, johns risk car impoundment under Spokane ordinance

Johns and pimps on Spokane’s East Sprague Avenue now face more than jail time if cops catch them in the act – their cars will be impounded. This week, the …

Teen bicyclist hit by patrol car dies

The 15-year-old cyclist struck by a Spokane Valley police officer died Wednesday at Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center, the hospital confirmed.

Then and Now photos: Pawn shops on Spokane’s West Main Avenue

In the 1962 photo below, a sign on the left reads “E-Z Loans.” The building was occupied by Millman Jewelers and E-Z Loan, a shop started by Henry and Sadie …

Man taken to hospital after being struck by vehicle in Spokane Valley

A man was taken to the hospital with in critical condition Wednesday night after he was struck by a car east of Pines Road at Sprague Avenue.

Missing links in Liberty Lake trails finished

Two missing links of the Liberty Lake trail system are now complete and will be celebrated during a ceremony at Sprague Avenue and Molter Road at 2 p.m. Saturday. The …

Paving begins Sept. 23

The city of Spokane Valley is making a final road construction push before chilly weather sets in and makes paving impossible. Two projects are scheduled to begin on Sept. 23 …

City explores creating park at Painted Hills

Mayor Tom Towey enthusiastically endorsed buying the bankrupt Painted Hills Golf Course during Tuesday’s council meeting – a week after offering lukewarm support for the idea. “This is a piece …

Spokane Valley council considers sign rules, parking

The city’s sign code and whether to add on-street parking to the one-way portion of Sprague Avenue were part of the discussion during Tuesday’s Spokane Valley City Council meeting. The …

Large Valley road projects wrap up

Several large road construction projects are coming to an end in Spokane Valley, but don’t sigh with relief yet. A few more projects are waiting in the wings, though they …

Shallow gas line delays Sprague roadwork

Sometimes digging in the dirt is a bit like a treasure hunt. Spokane Valley project manager Pete Fisch knows this first hand. The already complicated Sprague Avenue reconstruction project between …

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 …

Landscaping planned along section of Sprague

Members of the Spokane Valley Business Association seemed receptive to a plan to put in stormwater swales along Sprague Avenue between Thierman and Park roads during their meeting Wednesday, but …

Getting There: Work on second corridor circle begins

Construction crews are launching yet another step in the multistage construction of the North Spokane Corridor. Work will start today on a second roundabout on North Freya Street to handle …