News Releases for January 2022

Jan. 27

Council Member Jonathan Bingle Statement Regarding Mask Mandate

1:11 p.m. - Spokane City Council Member Jonathan Bingle has issued a statement regarding the mask mandate.

Jan. 26

SVU Investigating Incidents near Manito Park

3:01 p.m. - Spokane Special Victims Unit detectives currently investigating incidents near Manito Park

Kardong Bridge Project Receives $1.45 Million in ARP Funds from CC

12:02 p.m. - Monday, the City Council allocated $1.45M of American Rescue Plan (ARP) funds towards repair of the Kardong Bridge, completing the funding package.

Jan. 25

Officer Involved Shooting

1:42 p.m. - Officer involved shooting after officers encounter male holding knife to toddler

CM Wilkerson Awarded AWC Certificate of Municipal Leadership

1:40 p.m. - Council Member Betsy Wilkerson recently received a Certificate of Municipal Leadership from the Association of Washington Cities (AWC).

Eastside Garage/Modified Living Space Fire

1:35 p.m. - On January 20, 2022, Spokane Fire Department (SFD) was dispatched at 9:34 PM to a first alarm residential fire in the 2000 Block of East 4th Avenue.

Northside Basement Fire

1:33 p.m. - On January 18, 2022, at 1:11 PM, 911 received a call from a homeowner reporting a fire in the interior basement wall of his residence.

Jan. 21

Task Force Arrests Gang Members

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

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

Behavioral Health Unit Sees Continued Growth and Success

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

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

Jan. 20

SPD Arrests Shooting Suspect

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

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

Jan. 18

Fire Victim from Milo Hotel Apt Fire

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

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

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

Jan. 14

East Fairview Residential Fire

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

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

Jan. 13

Council Submits Letter to Mayor Regarding Emergency Warming Center

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

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

Jan. 12

SPD's Volunteer Program

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

Flags Lowered For Senator Harry Reid

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

Domestic Violence Arrest

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

Jan. 11

Council Will Address Closing Of Emergency Warming Centers

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

City Closures Planned For MLK Jr. Day

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

Jan. 10

Assault/Luring Incident near Rogers High School

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

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.

Jan. 9

City Completes Full-City Plow

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

City Looking for New Temporary Homeless Shelter

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

Jan. 7

Melting Snow Causing Standing Water

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

Jan. 6

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

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

City Launches Full-City Plow Jan. 6

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

West College Structure Fire

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

Jan. 4

City Council Approves Funding For Initial Allocations of ARP Funds

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

Jan. 3

Second Alarm South Hill Church Fire

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

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

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.

Jan. 2

City Completes Full-City Plow Jan. 2

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