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Stories tagged: West Central


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 19, 2017, 10:41 p.m.

Neighbors in West Central relieved nuisance house is cleaned up and cleaned out

A home located at 2403 W. Mallon Ave. was notorious in the West Central neighborhood area for being a crime haven. In fact, the neighbors call it “the nightmare on …


Man killed in July 30 shooting identified; records allude to drug debt

Newly filed court documents identify the man killed in a July 30 shooting in Spokane’s West Central neighborhood.


Shooting suspect captured in North Spokane

Police arrested a suspect in an August shooting in West Central outside the North Spokane Wal-Mart Saturday afternoon with the help of two citizens.


Doug Clark: The Lighthouse HUB in West Central shines a light for those who struggle

The Lighthouse HUB, which stands for “Help Us Believe,” is a white barnlike gathering place and meeting center for Off Broadway Ministry. Founded 15 years ago, the organization attends to …


Man wounded in West Central shooting

A man was wounded in a shooting in Spokane’s West Central neighborhood late Thursday morning.


Homes being moved for car wash in West Central

While residents of West Central Spokane aren’t excited for a new car wash that’s replacing a full block of low-income homes, the developer and local non-profits were able to save …


Teen urban farming program blooms in West Central

Zoe O’keefe sits in the dirt on a hot April afternoon weeding and watering plants in raised garden beds. “I’ve had a pretty messed up background,” O’keefe said. “Since being …


Spark Center place for community connections

At West Central’s Spark Center, there’s something for everyone.


Suspect in attempted murder has 19 felony convictions

Shields got out of the driver’s seat, pulled a revolver from his waistband and immediately fired one shot at the victim, according to court records.


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 …


West Central coalition holding forum on underage drinking

To Kelly Cruz, it’s pretty simple: Either you pay for underage drinking prevention programs now, or you pay for incarceration later. “And we all know jail time is six or …


UPDATED: Thu., March 6, 2014, 5:28 p.m.

SWAT team serves search warrant in West Central

A SWAT team aided in the execution of a search warrant in the West Central neighborhood Thursday afternoon tied to a kidnapping investigation, the Spokane Police Department said.


Firefighters respond to apartment fire in West Central neighborhood

Spokane firefighters responded to a blaze that destroyed much of a second floor apartment unit in a West Central house Tuesday night. No one was injured.


Suspected burglar stabs homeowner with deer antler

A suspected garage burglar who was confronted by a West Central homeowner stabbed the man in the forehead with a deer antler, police said. Matthew Marcotte, 53, stabbed the homeowner …


Police search for suspect in West Central burglary

Spokane police are searching for a man in connection to a West Central burglary Tuesday morning.


Our Place director Sister Ann Pizelo retires after serving since 1990

For 25 years Our Place Community Ministries has reached out to the poorest of the poor in the West Central neighborhood. And for the past seven years the organization has …


Saturday’s kid-focused event includes bike tune-ups, adjustments

Summer Parkways – the nonprofit groups that organizes giant car-free street parties where neighbors can bicycle and walk in the streets – is starting the season early with a child-focused …


West Central home will become halfway house

In Jan Foland’s life most problems can be solved by prayer. Foland is the executive director of Off-Broadway Ministry, a street ministry that has worked with the homeless in West …


Two dogs die in West Central fire

Two dogs died in a fire at 1924 W. Augusta Ave. in the West Central Neighborhood just before 9 a.m. this morning. The residents of the home were able to …


Two bodies found four blocks apart

Police are investigating two suspicious deaths, one of a man in an alley and another a woman in a house, reported Friday just four blocks apart in the West Central …


Festival of ‘beauty in unlikely places’

West Central is a neighborhood known for its share of crime, addiction and poverty, but a group of individuals is hoping to change the general consensus by showing that amid …


Gardening: Hollyhocks provide abundance of color

On a recent bike ride through Spokane’s West Central neighborhood we stopped to admire a beautiful display of hollyhocks. They stretched along an old, grayed, wood fence for nearly half …


West Central to host workshops

To say there’s a lot going on in West Central next week is an understatement. The city of Spokane has declared the week of May 13-19 Neighborhood Resiliency Week, and …


Shawn Vestal: Threads of change

If you want to give Patrick Malone a nice present for his 60th birthday, buy something for yourself. A cup of coffee. A sandwich. A book. He won’t mind. Malone, …


Shawn Vestal: West Central not his dream, but poverty now his focus

When Brian Burrow returned to West Central – the neighborhood where he grew up, where his parents grew up, where four generations of his family now live – it wasn’t …


Group starts time bank

A group of Spokane residents is starting a time bank. The idea behind a time bank is pretty simple: Members volunteer skills, and every hour volunteered counts as a deposit …


West Central grocery keeps options healthy

There is a new corner grocery store and a new café in West Central. Parkside Grocery and the Monkey Business Café have just opened across the street from the Cannon …


As COPS West turns 20, need for volunteers is great

COPS West is where it all began. Actually, it all began with the disappearance of Rebecca West and Nicki Wood, 12 and 11, who walked to the store in 1991 …


Program promotes better eating by adding to stores’ offerings

A couple of West Central convenience stores will begin stocking healthier food choices, giving customers the option to buy apples instead of candy bars, and vegetables and whole grain breads …