News Releases for September 2023

Sept. 29

Flags Lowered for Senator Dianne Feinstein

2:53 p.m. - Flags will be lowered until sunset on the day of interment

WSECU Fall Fest this weekend

12:33 p.m. - Riverfront, Downtown Spokane Partnership, River Park Square, & Spokane Arts are bringing a weekend packed with free family fun 9/30 - 10/1

City Joins Petition Seeking Supreme Court Review

12:24 p.m. - Request to overturn cases restricting how communities approach homelessness

Sept. 28

SPD Looking for Traveling Thieves

2:02 p.m. - SPD looking for traveling thieves stealing thousands of dollars in our community - much of it, baby formula

Sept. 27

Liberty Park Receives New Playground, Restroom, Disc Golf Course

9:34 a.m. - Liberty Park’s new playground and restroom will open on Friday, September 29, marked by a ribbon cutting event at 10 a.m.

Riverfront’s Lilac Butterfly Will Fly Again in October

9:17 a.m. - Riverfront park’s iconic lilac butterfly will again get its wings, as it is reconstructed after high winds brought it down in January 2021

Sept. 26

Susie Stephens Trail (Phase I) Opens Sept. 28 near Arboretum

11:35 a.m. - Phase I of the new Susie Stephens Trail will open with a ribbon cutting on September 28 at 1 p.m. near W. Woodland Blvd. and D. St.

Sept. 25

Youth Behavior Health Grant Available

4:08 p.m. - Funding available for behavioral health organizations

Sept. 22

One vehicle accident results in fatality

5:04 p.m. - Single vehicle roll over results in the death of one person

Sept. 21

City Council Invites SCRAPS to Discuss Concerns of Inhumane Treatment

10:49 a.m. - City Council Invites Spokane County Regional Animal Protective Services (SCRAPS) to Committee Meeting to Discuss Concerns of Inhumane Treatment

Calls To Police, Crime Decrease During Emphasis

10:48 a.m. - Mayor says resetting expectations takes time, but early progress encouraging

Sept. 20

City Responds to Permit Records with Focus to Reduce Wait Times

4:36 p.m. - Development Services Center to temporarily close Wednesday mornings to focus on permit load

City, SNAP Assisting S. Wall Tenants with Relocation

2:11 p.m. - Relocation funding preparation for displaced tenants began last month

Sept. 19

Spokane Awarded $12M Grant for Urban Forestry

2:50 p.m. - The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced Spokane will receive $12 million in grants aimed at improving the tree canopy in our community.

City Seeking Participants for Supported Employment Job Fair

9:03 a.m. - Job fair to connect job seekers with disabilities to employers

Gas Leak Forces Temporary Evacuation of Local Businesses

8:22 a.m. - The Spokane Fire Department received a call to respond to a reported gas leak near the Safeway located at 2507 West Wellesley Ave.

Sept. 18

Spokane River Flows Increasing

5:06 p.m. - City back to Level 1 drought response measures.

Sept. 14

Request for Public's Assistance in Identifying Two Individuals

5:10 p.m. - SPD Major Crimes Unit (MCU) detectives are asking for the public’s help in identifying the two depicted males.

Sept. 13

City Selected To Participate In Community Connectors Program

3:21 p.m. - Grant, technical assistance to assist addressing impacts of Interstate 90 in East Central

SPD and SCSO Form Kia/Hyundai Auto Theft Task Force

3:16 p.m. - Numerous juveniles arrested for a host of crimes, including vehicle and Ring Camera thefts

Sept. 12

Property Transfer Public Hearing Scheduled For Sept. 25

11:05 a.m. - Public Development Authority makes request for Hillyard parcel

Changes to Traffic Plans for Maple St. Bridge and TJ Meenach Dr.

10:06 a.m. - Drivers will experience frequent changes over next several weeks.

SFD's 5th Annual Kids Jr Firefighter Academy

8:19 a.m. - Train like a real firefighter at the junior combat challenge

Council Member Zappone Awarded Certificate of Municipal Leadership

8:17 a.m. - Council Member Zack Zappone earned a Certificate of Municipal Leadership from the Association of Washington Cities (AWC).

Sept. 11

Flags Fly Half-Staff for Patriot Day

9 a.m. - Patriot Day honors the victims of the 9/11 terrorist attacks

Spokane Police Investigating Serious Injury Collision on Division St

8:57 a.m. - Division Street has re-opened in both directions.

Sept. 8

Volunteer Clean-Up Days Scheduled for September, October

12:13 p.m. - Volunteer Clean-Up Days consisting of graffiti cleanup and litter pickup are scheduled in September and October in Spokane.

Council Members Express Concerns Regarding SCRAPS

9:42 a.m. - Council Members Cathcart and Stratton respond to constituent concerns of unethical treatment at Spokane County Regional Animal Protective Services.

Sept. 7

Spokane City Council Seeks Applications for New MCJCS

9:48 a.m. - The Spokane City Council is seeking new members for its upcoming Municipal Criminal Justice Coordinating Subcommittee (MCJCS).

Wilkerson Responds to the Funding Process of ARPA Money For Nonprofits

9:40 a.m. - Council Member Wilkerson responds to the recent allegations of the nonprofit organization, “Jewels Helping Hands,” misuse of city-funded ARPA dollars.

Spokane Police Investigating Shooting in Downtown Spokane

8:16 a.m. - Spokane Police responded to a shooting which had just occurred in the area of State St and Pacific Ave.

Spokane Police Investigating Fatal Collision in Downtown Spokane

8:10 a.m. - Spokane Police responded to the intersection of S Maple St and W Fourth Ave for an automobile-versus-pedestrian collision.

Sept. 6

One Dead, One Injured, In Early Morning Shooting

11:47 a.m. - One person dead, one injured, in early morning shooting

Sept. 5

Historic Corbin Art Center’s 125th Anniversary Sept. 9-17

2:15 p.m. - The historic D. C. Corbin house, now the Corbin Art Center, will mark 125 years with a drop-in event September 9 – 17, 2023 from noon – 7 p.m. daily

City Seeks Community Feedback on Proposed Housing Code Changes

12:20 p.m. - Draft Text Amendments to Code Available for Public Comment

Sept. 3

SPD investigating fatal shooting in Northeast Spokane

8:52 a.m. - SPD investigating fatal shooting on N Astor St.

Sept. 1

Slow Down in School Zones

11:23 a.m. - Spokane Police remind drivers to slow down in school zones

Investigators Seek More Information with Suspicious Fire

10:08 a.m. - On September 1, 2023, at 5:25 a.m., the Spokane Fire Department received a report of a structure fire in the 1800 East Block of Empire Ave.