News Releases for April 2023

April 28

City Council to Discuss Proposed Controlled Substance Ordinance

2:34 p.m. - City Council will preview a draft proposal of a controlled substances ordinance.

April 27

Finch Arboretum Hosts Free Arbor Day Festivities Saturday

2:44 p.m. - Join the Arbor Day Celebration on Saturday, April 29, 11 a.m.- 2 p.m. at the Finch Arboretum

Annual Snapshot of Spokane Co. Homeless Pop. Reveals Overall Increase

12:42 p.m. - The 2023 Point-in-Time (PIT) Count revealed a decrease in chronic homelessness and an increase overall from 2022.

April 26

Downtown Burglary Arrest

2:17 p.m. - Suspect arrested for multiple downtown burglaries

Information Needed In Sexual Assault Investigation

2:15 p.m. - Information needed in on-going sexual assault investigation

Brownsfield project earns national recognition

6:43 a.m. - Moving and capping contaminated dirt made way for major park improvements.

April 25

Mayor Hosting Budget Town Hall Series

3:11 p.m. - Listening sessions in each Council district will focus on priorities, feedback

April 24

Council Considers Resolution for Code Required Police Investigation

4:38 p.m. - Spokane City Council President Breean Beggs brought forward a resolution requesting that the Mayor comply with Spokane Municipal Code 04.32.030(Q).

100 New Street Trees Coming to NE & NW Neighborhoods

4:25 p.m. - 100 new street trees will be planted in West Central, Emerson Garfield, Bemiss, Nevada Heights, and Hillyard, as a part of the SpoCanopy program

Shooting On Sharp Avenue

8:12 a.m. - A male called 911 from a residence in the 2100 block of West Sharp and said a man had just shot at him.

April 21

28 Mayors Statewide Voice Drug Law Concerns

9:15 a.m. - Mayors’ letter urges tougher drug possession boundaries, local control

April 20

D.C. Corbin House (Corbin Art Center) Celebrates 125 on April 22

3:28 p.m. - Join the celebration of the D.C. Corbin House’s 125th anniversary on April 22. This historic structure is the home of the Corbin Art Center.

April 19

Yasuhara Middle School Threat Arrest

3:48 p.m. - 12-year-old arrested after social media threats

SIIR Investigating Glenrose Incident

2:53 p.m. - Spokane Independent Investigative Response Team investigating Glenrose incident on April 13.

City Receives $6.7 Million in Monsanto Case

1:55 p.m. - Class action settlement will benefit the health of the Spokane River

April 18

City Seeks Nonprofit Assistance Grant Applications

8:33 a.m. - Deadline for application is Friday, May 19

April 17

Arrest Made In Multiple Early Morning Robberies

4:04 p.m. - SPD responds to multiple armed robberies, suspect arrested

Spokane Police Seek Public’s Help Locating Missing 10-Year-Old

8:23 a.m. - Update: Mason was found and is safe.

April 14

City Recognizes Local Businesses for Excellent Wastewater Management

4:11 p.m. - The City of Spokane is recognizing three organizations that have excelled in the management of wastewater generated as part of their processes.

April 13

Fire Depts. Responding To an Increased Number of Illegal Burning Calls

12:20 p.m. - Local fire departments have recently been experiencing an increase in possible illegal burning calls and uncontrolled fires.

April 12

Monroe Street Bridge Stabbing & Robbery

1:50 p.m. - Officers arrest several juveniles after stabbing, robbery on Monroe St Bridge

April 10

Indian Canyon Golf Course Opens Wednesday

1:19 p.m. - Indian Canyon will open for the season on April 12, 2023

South Hill Garage Fire Extends Into Home

8:45 a.m. - Spokane Fire Department units were dispatched to the 2200 block of 48th Ave on the South Hill.

April 7

Construction Projects Will Impact Various Areas Next Week

2:45 p.m. - Community urged to plan for detours and alternate routes.

April 6

SPD Responds To Multiple Priority Incidents Yesterday Afternoon

3:25 p.m. - SPD responds to multiple significant incidents Wednesday afternoon

April 5

HUD awards more than $4M to fight area homelessness

2:19 p.m. - All project requests fully funded

Fatal Collision on Alki Way

8:40 a.m. - SPD, SFD, Spokane Valley Fire Department and multiple AMR units responded to a deadly car crash on Alki Way at Broadway Ave.

April 4

Riverfront Spring Market, Easter Egg Hunts

12:38 p.m. - Join us April 5 for the Spring Market, and April 8 for Easter Egg Hunts!