News Releases for August 2023

Aug. 30

Council President Lori Kinnear Condemns Intolerance and Hatred

1:08 p.m. - Radical movements, such as the Matt Shea-supported event, are a blatant example of using public events for disguised bigotry.

Aug. 29

Spokane City Appoints Ryan Oelrich as New City Council Member

8:09 a.m. - Council President and Council Members proudly introduce Ryan Oelrich as the newest member to join City Council representing District 2, Position 1.

Aug. 28

14-Year-Old Arrested After Fleeing From Stolen Victim

5:06 p.m. - 14-year-old arrested for multiple crimes after fleeing from stolen Hyundai

City Closures Planned For Labor Day

8:53 a.m. - Garbage pickup will be a day late all week

Downtown Death Investigation

8:40 a.m. - Adult male found deceased downtown, investigation on-going

Aug. 25

Cryptocurrency Scam Alert

2:35 p.m. - Spokane Police Department guidance for cryptocurrency scam victims

Council Members Denounce Mayor's Appearance with Extremists

8:39 a.m. - Council Members Stratton, Wilkerson and Zappone denounce Mayor’s appearance with a domestic terrorist, former Rep. Matt Shea, & extremist Sean Feucht.

Aug. 22

Suspect Arrested for Setting Fire

4:49 p.m. - Suspect arrested for reckless burning after lighting fire downtown

Maple Street Bridge Project Starts Aug. 27

3:02 p.m. - Crews will resurface the concrete deck with specialized concrete.

City Council Votes to Amend Spokane Municipal Code

9:10 a.m. - Spokane City Council votes to amend Spokane Municipal Code on residential rental housing regulations.

Aug. 21

Accidental Cooking Fire Displaces Local Family

4:47 p.m. - Spokane Fire responded to a report of a house on fire at 1317 East 13th Ave.

SPD Seeking Public's Help Locating Missing Vulnerable Adult

8:20 a.m. - SPD seeking public’s assistance locating missing vulnerable adult

15 Acre Wildfire in Westwood Natural Area Prompts Level 2 Evacuations

8:17 a.m. - Spokane Fire was dispatched to the 2800 block of West Thorpe Rd for a report of a fire near this location burning in the Westwood Natural Area.

Council President Encourages Virtual Participation in Aug. 21 Meeting

8:14 a.m. - Spokane City Council President Lori Kinnear encourages virtual participation in Aug. 21 Council meeting due to air quality.

Aug. 19

Safer Air Center activated due to poor air quality

8:28 a.m. - A regional temporary, short-term drop-in safer air center and other indoor options are being offered due to heavy smoke.

Aug. 18

Suspect Arrested for Multiple Charges After SWAT Standoff

8:34 a.m. - Rape, robbery suspect engages police in lengthy standoff

Aug. 16

Assault Victim Dies; Two Suspects’ Charges Upgraded to Murder

3:25 p.m. - Assault victim dies; charges upgraded to murder for two suspects.

Council Member Cathcart Joins BROADLINC PDA

12 p.m. - Council Member Michael Cathcart has been appointed to the Spokane Regional Broadband Public Development Authority as liaison from the City of Spokane.

Aug. 14

Juveniles arrested after vehicle thefts, many other criminal acts

5:13 p.m. - SPD actively investigating multiple incidents of vehicle theft and reckless behavior, five arrested over the weekend

Cooling Resources Available During Predicted Extreme Heat

8:55 a.m. - All residents are reminded that cooling resources are available to help them chill out in Spokane during heat waves.

Aug. 10

Arrest in Sunset Highway Area Fires

3:38 p.m. - Arrest made in a series of suspicious fires in Spokane last week.

Aug. 8

Suspect Who Shot at Deputy Charged with Attempted Murder

8:40 a.m. - Suspect who shot at Spokane County Sheriff’s Deputy charged with attempted 1st degree murder

Aug. 7

City Council & Local 492 Request Delay in Proposed Jail Ballot Measure

2:57 p.m. - Council President Kinnear, Council Member Zappone and Local 492 Corrections Officers are requesting a delay in the proposed jail ballot measure.

Spokane Police Seek Help Locating Missing Vulnerable Adult

8:58 a.m. - Update: Gerald has been located safe and is with family.

High Angle Rope Rescue at Monroe Street Bridge

8:54 a.m. - SFD was dispatched to a report of a male experiencing a medical emergency on the south bank of the Spokane River under the Monroe Street Bridge.

Northside Bar Fire

8:52 a.m. - SFD was dispatched to Rosewood and Cincinnati for a report of a building fire.

Aug. 4

SPD Makes Major Drug Distribution Arrest

4:04 p.m. - SPD seizes multiple guns, thousands of drugs, and more than one hundred thousand dollars in cash, in a major drug distribution investigation

Application period to open for annual Comp Plan amendment proposals

2:51 p.m. - The City will accept applications from interested parties, including members of the public, between Sept. 1 and Oct. 31 of this year.

SPD Arrests 2nd Suspect in Kidnapping/Robbery Scheme

12:44 p.m. - SPD arrests 2nd suspect in kidnapping/robbery scheme where couple lured “dates” to their apartment

Major Wildland Fire in Sunset Hills Causes Evacuations

8:59 a.m. - Major Wildfire Causes Evacuations; Firefighters Keep It Away From Structures

Aug. 3

Mayor Pledges Regional Homelessness Support

1:40 p.m. - Woodward issues executive order providing access to City data, information

Submit Your Expo 50th Anniversary Celebration Proposals

10:18 a.m. - Deadline for proposals is August 31, 2023