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Native Project marks 30 years of health and behavioral services in Spokane

The Native Project celebrated its 30th anniversary during the steady drenching rain that fell in Spokane Friday, but that didn’t dampen anyone’s spirits. What couldn’t be put under tents moved …


Washington state’s first library kiosk opens in Spokane’s West Central neighborhood

Spokane Public Library unveiled a new library kiosk outside the West Central Community Center Tuesday, the first automated machine of its kind in Washington state. The machine works like a …


UPDATED: Fri., April 28, 2017

Spokane’s historic Wonder Bread bakery will get $12 million renovation for offices, artisan market

A historic brick bakery north of the Spokane River will be transformed into office space, with an artisan food market on the first floor and a glassed-in roof plaza. The …


Spokane officer builds rapport with West Central residents, landlords

As she cruises through Spokane’s West Central neighborhood in her patrol car, Traci Ponto doesn’t wave at children. Instead, Ponto, the neighborhood’s police resource officer, smiles and flashes a peace …


New Kendall Yards grocery store won’t be part of chain

A new grocery expected to open early next year just north of the Monroe Street Bridge will not be affiliated with a chain. The store, which will be on the …


Kendall Yards plans grocery store adjacent to downtown Spokane

Kendall Yards is planning to build a grocery store just north of the Monroe Street Bridge. Developers filed an application with the City of Spokane last week to build the …


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 6, 2015

Developer, city officials promise no evictions in West Central car wash project

A planned car wash in the West Central neighborhood will not put renters, many of them low-income, out on the street, a developer and city council members said Friday.


Arrest warrant issued in West Central shooting

A warrant has been issued for the arrest of a man in connection with a north Spokane shooting Monday morning. Forest J. Shields will face a charge of attempted first-degree …


Man accused of attempted murder in north Spokane shooting

A warrant has been issued for the arrest of a man in connection with a shooting Monday morning in north Spokane


Porch Fest helps West Central, Kendall Yards neighbors meet

These days it’s not unusual for neighbors to be strangers, but they mixed and mingled in the Kendall Yards and West Central neighborhoods Saturday during the inaugural Porch Fest event. …


Music bridges old and new sections of West Central

Porch Fest was designed by Spokane photographer Marshall Peterson as a way for neighbors to get to know each other and to encourage people in the established West Central neighborhood …


Kendall Yards works to mesh with surrounding neighbors

Residents at the edges of the Kendall Yards development say the cool downtown Spokane project has boosted their neighborhoods and transformed an eyesore into a bustling civic gathering spot. Still, …


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 18, 2014

Police: Copper thieves strike construction site, community center

Spokane Police are investigating a string of copper and electronics thefts during the past week, according to a news release. Thieves struck the Target store construction site on the South …


West Central Neigborhood leader wins lottery

A West Central Neighborhood leader says his life won’t be altered much by his recent one-in-a-million lottery win that will give him $1,000 a week for the rest of his …


Centennial Trail one step closer to completion with expected council vote

By the end of next year another gap in the Centennial Trail will be gone. Almost 2 miles of the trail was paved this year from Riverfront Park through Kendall …


High Bridge remnant to be removed

A large, graffiti-covered abutment that marked the northern edge of what was once Spokane’s tallest bridge will soon be torn down. Kendall Yards officials say the concrete structure on the …


Alcohol impact area dropped

West Central store owners who feared they’d no longer be able to sell high-octane beer have gotten a reprieve. The Spokane City Council on Monday voted 4-3 to eliminate the …


Man shot to death in West Central Spokane

The man shot to death in West Central Spokane early today has been identified by police as Nathan D. Gilstrap, 29.


Neighborly expansion

There are a lot of reasons for starting up a small business, even in a recession, but for three socially conscious shops in West Central Spokane, it came down to …


Marketplace may thrive again soon

The building is all boarded up now and pretty run down, but if the owners’ plans come together, the old St. Paul Market building at 2023 W. Dean Ave. will …


Residents frustrated with arsons

It was a night of frustration and cooperation as residents and city officials tackled a burning issue in the West Central neighborhood: a 21 percent increase in suspicious fires so …