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Stories tagged: west central

Shawn Vestal: There it is again – the center of Spokane is the state’s poorest district

These figures are new, but the phenomenon isn’t. But incomes in the city are not just low compared to booming Seattle – they are hovering near the poverty line, indicating …

Our Place provides fruits, vegetables for needy

People have been flocking to a farmers market in the West Central Neighborhood that gives away free produce since Our Place Community Ministries first started it three years ago.

UPDATED: Fri., July 19, 2019

Three-structure fire in West Central likely caused by squatters, neighbors say

Fire crews battled a three-structure fire Friday morning in West Central that neighbors say likely started from frequently seen squatters.

West Central residents upset with use of neighborhood funds on Riverfront Park bridge

West Central neighborhood leaders are accusing city officials of raiding funds meant for neighborhood renewal for Riverfront Park.

UPDATED: Thu., June 13, 2019

Five West Central ‘zombie homes’ placed in receivership as part of affordable housing push

More than three years ago, activists hatched a plan to save five Victorian houses from demolition and turn them into much-needed affordable apartments in Spokane’s West Central neighborhood. But the …

UPDATED: Tue., June 11, 2019

Spokane City Council may loosen street parking rules in residential neighborhoods

Spokane City Council may triple the time people can leave their cars in front of their homes without getting parking tickets.

UPDATED: Thu., May 9, 2019

West Central artists shed a light on their community, work

“We love West Central and want it to stay quirky, funky, fun and diverse,” said Mardis Nenno, whose pottery studio will be a stop on the tour. “We thought that …

UPDATED: Wed., March 6, 2019

City takes control of drug house in West Central after neighbors complain

City officials took control of a notorious drug house in West Central on Monday morning after frightened and frustrated neighbors called Spokane police to the home about 50 times in …

An interview with Josh Perkins at Holmes Elementary

Josh Perkins, a basketball player for Gonzaga, was at Holmes Elementary to talk to our fifth grade class.

UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 10, 2018

Shots fired at house in West Central neighborhood early Saturday

Spokane police responded to reports early Saturday morning after multiple gunshots were fired at a house in the West Central neighborhood. No injuries were reported.

UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 9, 2018

Man barricades himself in West Central home while mother and children are trapped inside

Police arrested a man Friday accused of breaking into a home while on the run from officers and barricading himself inside as a woman and her young children remained trapped.

PorchFest brings music, community to West Central neighborhood

This year’s event, 3-7 p.m. Saturday, features about 30 musicians and poets performing on 15 porches.

UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 13, 2018

Assault suspect arrested after fleeing into river

An assault suspect waded into the Spokane River after assaulting two people and running from officers, police said in a news release.

Car tab fees would be used to pay for paving of dirt road to small, historic neighborhood near Kendall Yards

City officials and neighbors say paving a 900-foot stretch of dirt road is necessary due to the threat of uncontrollable fires and stormwater runoff. But a citizens board tasked with …

Landmarks: A senior center with a long and very active history

The Sinto Senior Activity Center in Spokane’s West Central neighborhood is the oldest senior center in the city – having celebrated its 60th anniversary with a gala open house in …

‘Lego’ cells buried beneath West Central sidewalks as part of stormwater project

So-called “Silva Cells,” chambers of fluffy soil and air used to store stormwater, are being constructed with plastic frames beneath several intersections in the historic West Central neighborhood. They’re part …

UPDATED: Fri., June 15, 2018

Man drives himself to hospital after drive-by shooting in West Central neighborhood

Spokane police say a man drove himself to a hospital Friday morning after he was injured in a drive-by shooting in the West Central neighborhood.

Spark Central: Igniting creativity

Spark Central: 5 things to know

Amid changes to the neighborhood, Bloomsday’s takeover of West Central remains an annual tradition

Bloomsday takes parts of West Central captive, blocking off streets and restricting access for most of the day. Many neighborhood residents embrace Bloomsday with parties and family gatherings.

UPDATED: Mon., April 2, 2018

Man falls through bathroom floor in ‘nuisance’ house in West Central neighborhood

As police arrived to drive out the occupants of a so-called “nuisance” house in Spokane’s West Central neighborhood, a man fell through the bathroom floor and had to be rescued …

UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 28, 2018

New Spokane library kiosk will offer books to West Central neighborhood

An innovative approach to modern library services will be moving to the West Central neighborhood this year.

Chef Spotlight: 7 questions and a recipe with Mika Maloney of Batch Bakeshop

Warm biscuits, fresh from the oven, are impossible to resist. Add to that sharp cheddar, sweet-tart apples, and floral, kicky pink peppercorn and you’ve got a winner for breakfast, lunch …

The Dirt: CdA Super One undergoing $2.5M remodel

The remodel of the 67,000-square-foot building, 305 W. Kathleen Ave., will include renovation of the bakery, deli, pharmacy, and meat and fish area, and add a mezzanine with a dining …

Indaba Coffee plans Kendall Yards location; will include Hello Sugar doughnut shop

A new commercial building is going up in the central part of Kendall Yards, the trendy and booming development just northwest of downtown Spokane in the West Central neighborhood.

UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 19, 2017

Man killed in West Central identified

The man shot to death inside his West Central home Friday afternoon has been identified as David K. Chester, 48.

UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 16, 2017

Spokane man arrested on suspicion of murder for West Central shooting

Spokane police have arrested 21-year-old Brettly E. Sanderson on suspicion of second-degree murder for the shooting of a man in West Central Friday afternoon.

Bay door of Browne’s Addition fire station damaged while firefighters responded to house fire in West Central

A bay door at Spokane Fire Station 4 in Browne’s Addition was damaged Tuesday morning when a fire truck crashed into it while responding to a fire.

UPDATED: Wed., July 26, 2017

National Night Out Against Crime comes to West Central on Tuesday

Spokane C.O.P.S. West, the West Central Neighborhood Council and Greenstone will co-host National Night Out Against Crime on Tuesday.

Landmarks: Chamberlin House

As Craftsman-style bungalows go, the Ernest and Anna Chamberlin House in the West Central District of Spokane has two unique and distinctive features – one dominant and obvious and the …

Spark’s Dial-A-Story project rings up a ‘sense of community’ in West Central

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