News Releases for 2022


Task Force Arrests Gang Members

Yesterday at 4:31 p.m. - Spokane Regional Safe Streets Task Force arrests two known juvenile gang members recovering items stolen in a robbery including a French Bulldog puppy

Emergency Rent Funds Have Nearly Been All Distributed, Allocated

Yesterday at 2:37 p.m. - Two online application portals paused today

Behavioral Health Unit Sees Continued Growth and Success

Yesterday at 2:28 p.m. - The BHU sees continued growth and success assisting people experiencing behavioral health crisis in its’ second year of operation

Snapshot Count of Homeless Rescheduled In Spokane County

Yesterday at 12:49 p.m. - Volunteers needed for program that generates homeless services funds

SPD Arrests Shooting Suspect

Jan. 20 at 1:33 p.m. - Spokane Police arrest suspect in a shooting that put one man in the hospital with life threatening injuries.

Mayor Appoints Smith to Be HR Director

Jan. 20 at 11:42 a.m. - Army veteran and federal agency leader has more than 20 years of HR experience

Fire Victim from Milo Hotel Apt Fire

Jan. 18 at 8:45 a.m. - A full commercial alarm was dispatched to 212 South Washington Street for smoke alarms sounding throughout the building.

Explosion in Tent Injures Two

Jan. 18 at 8:42 a.m. - Spokane Fire Department was dispatched to North Waterworks Street and East Surro Avenue to the report of an explosion injuring two individuals.

Stabbing in North Spokane

Jan. 18 at 8:37 a.m. - Stabbing in North Spokane sends two to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries

East Fairview Residential Fire

Jan. 14 at 8:44 a.m. - The Spokane Fire Department responded to the 3700 block of East Fairview Avenue to a report of smoke in a home.

Browne's Addition Apartment Fire

Jan. 14 at 8:17 a.m. - The Spokane Fire Department responded to an apartment fire with reports from occupants of flames visible on the ceiling.

Council Submits Letter to Mayor Regarding Emergency Warming Center

Jan. 13 at 3:47 p.m. - The letter does not serve as a resolution or ordinance but instead serves as a call to action from Councilmembers to the Administration.

Gardner Appointed As City Planning Director

Jan. 13 at 2:23 p.m. - Experience and vision cited as strengths in stakeholder feedback

SPD's Volunteer Program

Jan. 12 at 4:39 p.m. - SPD volunteer programs for young people renamed and refreshed

Flags Lowered For Senator Harry Reid

Jan. 12 at 3:27 p.m. - Flags will be lowered until Thursday

Domestic Violence Arrest

Jan. 12 at 9:25 a.m. - Ex-husband arrested after attempting to burn down victim’s house during domestic violence incident in South Spokane.

Council Will Address Closing Of Emergency Warming Centers

Jan. 11 at 1:54 p.m. - Special Study Session to discuss City’s response and solution

City Closures Planned For MLK Jr. Day

Jan. 11 at 8:05 a.m. - Garbage and recycling pickup on normal schedule

Assault/Luring Incident near Rogers High School

Jan. 10 at 4:36 p.m. - SPD is currently investigating an assault/luring incident in the area of Rogers High School

Parks & Recreation Master Plan Will Help Guide Spending of ARP Funds

Jan. 10 at 12:08 p.m. - Spokane Parks & Recreation was allocated $1,120,000 in the first round of the City of Spokane’s American Rescue Plan (ARP) appropriations last week.

City Completes Full-City Plow

Jan. 9 at 4:54 p.m. - Winter operations remain in place and attention turns to potholes.

City Looking for New Temporary Homeless Shelter

Jan. 9 at 4:10 p.m. - Convention Center alternative would be activated as needed

Melting Snow Causing Standing Water

Jan. 7 at 11:15 a.m. - Crews are working on problems areas; residents can help too

Remembering Those Killed and Injured At the U.S. Capitol

Jan. 6 at 3:48 p.m. - Flags will remain at half-staff until sunset

City Launches Full-City Plow Jan. 6

Jan. 6 at 11:29 a.m. - Plowing, sanding, and deicing continuing in arterials now, work in residential areas to begin this evening

West College Structure Fire

Jan. 6 at 10:31 a.m. - Callers reported smoke coming from a residential detached garage with a second story apartment.

City Council Approves Funding For Initial Allocations of ARP Funds

Jan. 4 at 8:12 a.m. - Spokane City Council approves funding for initial allocations of American Rescue Plan funds.

Second Alarm South Hill Church Fire

Jan. 3 at 5:28 p.m. - At approximately 4 pm on January 2, units from the Spokane Fire Department and Spokane Fire District 8 responded to a report of a fire at a church.

Hillyard New Year's Eve Residential Fire

Jan. 3 at 8:30 a.m. - On December 31, 2021, at approximately 10:17 PM, SFD and automatic aid resources from Spokane Fire District 9 responded to a possible house fire.

Northside Second Alarm Apartment Fire

Jan. 3 at 8:25 a.m. - On Dec. 29 SFD and automatic aid units from the Spokane County Fire District 9 responded to a report of a commercial structure fire.

City Completes Full-City Plow Jan. 2

Jan. 2 at 2:04 p.m. - Winter operations remain in place and prepares for next round of snow.