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Lyft, Uber drivers will have to pay new fees, follow new rules under Spokane City Council proposal

After more than two years of talks, the Spokane City Council seems poised to pass new local regulations on ride-hailing company drivers that will include a new driver’s license fee …


UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 22, 2017, 10:28 p.m.

Uber, Lyft put pressure on local taxis

There have been mixed reactions from local taxi companies to the news of ride-hailing services Uber and Lyft beginning operations in Pullman. Uber and Lyft, which allow people to hail …


UPDATED: Mon., July 31, 2017, 4:19 p.m.

Spokane eyes tougher regulations for Uber, Lyft after outcry from cab companies

With no new rules in sight from the state Legislature, Spokane signed contracts with the popular ride-hailing services last week with the promise city laws would be rewritten. Traditional taxi …


100 years ago in Spokane: Facing competition from the Uber of the day, streetcar companies announce merger

From our archives, 100 years ago Spokane’s streetcar companies were in a slump, partly because of the steep rise in auto ownership, and partly because of competition from the jitneys, …


Britain’s High Court rules that Uber app is lawful

LONDON – Britain’s High Court ruled Friday that the Uber app to hail minicabs is lawful – a blow to London’s famous black cab drivers, who argued that it violated …


Council ready to OK Uber, Lyft; taxis to get breaks

When Chris Wetherell gets off shift as a firefighter at Spokane International Airport early in the morning, he takes a long drive to his home in Spokane Valley. On his …