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Group seeks to reverse naming of Kansas City street for MLK

More than 50 years after the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated, the question of how to honor him continues to divide Kansas City residents.


UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 26, 2018

Monroe ‘road diet’ gets first contract approval ahead of planned construction this spring

The Spokane City Council has put pen-to-paper on the first portion of work along North Monroe Street to reduce traffic lanes from four to two. The city expects work to …


Supporters trying to rename Portland street For Harvey Milk

Today, Nugloze sells colorful African art, clothing and bags out of a small store on Portland’s Southwest Stark Street. It’s part of a 13-block stretch where a coalition of community …


Parking hot issue in 14th Avenue restoration

The city of Spokane is getting ready to renovate 14th Avenue from Monroe Street to Grand Boulevard. The renovation is one of the street projects paid for by the 10-year …


City plows hit the steets as snowfall continues

City crews spent Saturday clearing Spokane streets of snow, while some residents scurried to buy snow gear and others simply enjoyed building snowmen and sledding.


Grand Boulevard Open For Smooth Ride

Grand Boulevard will reopen to traffic at 7 a.m. today - five days sooner than expected - with a brand new coat of asphalt. The reopening will end traffic confusion …


City Making It Tough For Drivers Detouring Into Rockwood Area

Transportation Motorists detouring through the upper Rockwood neighborhood are finding it less than hospitable these days. Grand Boulevard is closed for repaving, and city officials don’t want drivers to become …


Southeast Boulevard Extension Would Relieve Traffic Congestion

The city’s long-awaited plan to build an alternate route around the congestion at 29th and Regal is moving closer to construction. City engineers are drawing plans to extend Southeast Boulevard …


Hastings Road Passable Again As Widening Project Continues

Neighbors, school officials and Wandermere Mall merchants are sighing relief now that Hastings Road, which provides an easy link between U.S Highway 2 and U.S. Highway 395, is finally passable. …


University Road Rail Crossing Will Be Trial Whistle-Free Zone

Spokane County will use the railroad crossing at University Road to test state legislation allowing it to ban train whistles at gated crossings. Trains are scheduled to begin rumbling silently …


Interruption Of Pavement A ‘Sore Thumb’ On Molter

Paving on most of the mile-long stretch of Molter Road bordering the MeadowWood development at Liberty Lake was completed in mid-September. But after developer Harlan Douglass, who owns the Liberty …


Guardrail Planned Along Sections Of High Drive

The view area along High Drive on the South Hill is getting a new look for the sake of safety. City engineers plan to spend up to $65,000 installing new …


Retaining Wall Buckling From Years Of Car Crashes

The barrier holding up the street at Illinois and Crstline has taken quite a bit of battering over the years. Photo by Christopher Anderson/The Spokesman-Review


Indiana Widening Almost Finished

Drivers who use Indiana Avenue don’t have to slalom through orange cones any longer. City officials and a few neighbors, however, are still haggling over a price for land taken …


As Completion Of Argonne Underpass Approaches, Nearby Merchants Are Eager To Get … Back In Business

1. Signs blocking northbound traffic on Argonne at Montgomery have cut into business for merchants in Argonne Village during construction of the railroad underpass. Photo by Christopher Anderson/The Spokesman-Review 2. …


Turn Lane Will Ease Congestion On Francis

Drivers who access Indian Trail Road from Francis Avenue will get a break next year. Engineers are planning a new $275,000 turn lane for the intersection. The lane will let …


53 Landowners Will Share Cost Of Paving Stretch Of Hazard Road

Fifty-three landowners in north Spokane will share the cost of paving nearly a mile of Hazard Road. The road improvement district Spokane County commissioners approved Tuesday will cost $175,000. Work …


Road Improvement Plan Paved With Controversy

Harold and Joyce Read, who live on South Bank Road, support the paving. Photo by Colin Mulvany/The Spokesman-Review


Work On Indiana Widening Project To Begin Soon

The city of Spokane plans to begin widening Indiana Avenue later this month. Council members earlier this week unanimously approved a $426,840 bid from Acme Materials and Construction to transform …


Sewer Construction Rerouting Traffic Off Country Homes

Southbound traffic on Country Homes Boulevard is being rerouted for a month, which suits Perry Davis just fine. The 75-year-old Country Homes resident is so frustrated with speeders on the …


We’re Hardy Survivors Of The Mud Season From Hell

Mud season in the uplands of North Idaho is less a span of the calendar and more a series of sodden, sloppy springtime adventures. Some years the season seems not …


Roads A Mess As Sewer Installation Continues

If you live in the south Valley between Pines and Bowdish roads, plan on using the four-wheel drive for another few weeks. Or invest in hiking boots so you can …


County Road Crews Busy Erasing Potholes Turned In By Residents

Spokane County road crews patched more than 100 holes in weather-torn Valley roads last month. Working from calls to a “Pothole Hotline,” residents identified 252 potholes across the county. Approximately …


Bigelow Gulch Closes For Repairs

Heavily-traveled Bigelow Gulch Road will be closed between Argonne and Forker Road, Monday through Friday next week, from 6:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. each day. Road crews are repairing the …


Project Will Reduce Curves On Upriver Drive

Construction on Upriver Drive next year will ease the tight curves just west of Plantes Ferry Park. The project will cost nearly $1 million. And in addition to making that …


Pinch Point Already A Traffic Mess, Intersection At Pines Road And I-90 Is Likely To Get Far Worse When Mall Opens

1. Valley bound traffic exits Interstate 90 at Pines Road at 5 p.m. on a recent weekday. Additional turn lanes for the overloaded intersection are in the planning stage. Photo …


Prospect Of Court Feud Stymies Arterial Project

The South Valley Arterial is on the back burner again - way, way back. Hoping to avoid legal action by the Spokane Valley Business Association, the county commission shelved the …


Winter Weather Produced Pothole Woes

Things aren’t looking too good this spring for Phil Barto. His antagonists - water and the weather - are worshipped like gods in some cultures, and his friends are complainers. …


Grocer To Anchor Retail Complex Post Falls Project Hinges On Road Improvements

An Albertson’s Food Center will likely anchor a new retail complex off Interstate 90 in Post Falls if some tricky road improvements fall into place. The project - which also …


Cda Council Likely To Support Raised Traffic Barriers On U.S. 95

As one problem along U.S. Highway 95’s snaking route through the Lake City is nearing resolution, another is surfacing. Tonight the City Council is expected to endorse an Idaho Transportation …