Blog Posts for 2014


Changes will help Historic Preservation Office run more effectively

Dec. 31 at 11:55 a.m. - The Historic Preservation Office is proposing some changes to the municipal code.

Safely remove holiday decorations

Dec. 30 at 12:37 p.m. - As the holidays come to a close, learn how to store and dispose of your holiday decorations properly and safely

Post your permits

Dec. 30 at 12:11 p.m. - The City is getting the word out to make job sites safer

2014 Neighborhood Clean-up Program recap

Dec. 23 at 2:11 p.m. - The program rid Spokane neighborhoods of 800 tons of trash and clean green material.

Plans for Sprague corridor get a boost

Dec. 22 at 1:59 p.m. - Watch 17:03 - The City has been awarded a grant and is shortlisted for another

DOJ COPS deliver recommendations today

Dec. 19 at 9:39 a.m. - Watch 48:26 - The report details the findings and plan of action for reform at the Spokane Police Department

A more bike-friendly Spokane

Dec. 18 at 9:05 a.m. - The City is rethinking its bike map to help cyclists navigate Spokane

Continue the tradition of holiday safety

Dec. 17 at 11:26 a.m. - Take note of these safety tips when lighting candles this holiday season

Work on Panorama Drive, Maple Street is set for next year

Dec. 17 at 10:34 a.m. - The pipe replacement project includes resurfacing some streets in Five Mile Prairie.

Havana Street project will test new ways to address stormwater

Dec. 15 at 10:56 a.m. - The 2015 project is now a Stormwater Pilot Project, and will include porous asphalt bike lanes.

Get vaccines for free

Dec. 11 at 3:10 p.m. - The City and Walgreens have teamed up to offer vaccines at no cost to patients.

Project in Northwest neighborhood is part of Spokane River cleanup

Dec. 10 at 2:15 p.m. - Work on a CSO tank begins in 2015

High Drive Phase II is coming

Dec. 9 at 2:16 p.m. - Watch 1:00 - The second half of major improvements to High Drive is set for the spring.

Tell us what you love and win!

Dec. 9 at 10:46 a.m. - Submit your story for Shaping Spokane and enter to win weekly prizes

City helps MLK family center take major step

Dec. 8 at 4:20 p.m. - Watch 19:57 - An agreement with the City will allow the center to explore new possibilities.

Remembering Pearl Harbor

Dec. 5 at 11:59 a.m. - will be lowered Sunday, Dec. 7 for National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day

Make Holiday Safety a Tradition

Dec. 4 at 4:13 p.m. - Before getting started with your holiday decorations, read these potentially life-saving holiday safety tips.

Don’t stop with Giving Tuesday

Dec. 2 at 9 a.m. - Watch 14:29 - The 12 Days of Giving Spokane is underway.


Cook safely this holiday season

Nov. 26 at 9:15 a.m. - Stay safe this Thanksgiving with tips for cooking safely and avoiding cooking fires.

Give the gift of skiing to people with disabilities

Nov. 24 at 1:33 p.m. - Watch 0:30 - Parks and Rec is recruiting volunteers for its Therapeutic Recreation program

What food policy in Spokane means for you

Nov. 21 at 2:06 p.m. - Food policies impact Spokane more than you might realize

Stay connected during Snow Season

Nov. 19 at 4:21 p.m. - Watch 12:17 - The City is gearing up for snow

Checking in with the University District Bridge project

Nov. 18 at 10:50 a.m. - Construction plans for the bridge project are nearing completion

The plaza is now the Spokane Tribal Gathering Place

Nov. 18 at 10:30 a.m. - City Council members approve new name for plaza by Spokane City Hall

A transition for Spokane’s award-winning solid waste management

Nov. 17 at 4 p.m. - Watch 14:24 - The City of Spokane takes over Waste to Energy Facility operations

Freezing temperatures bump some Greening projects back

Nov. 17 at 11:31 a.m. - Volunteer Greening Neighborhoods planting events will resume in the spring

Southgate project includes new bike trail

Nov. 13 at 2:47 p.m. - A 12-foot wide trail is in the works along 44th Avenue.

Stay warm and safe this winter

Nov. 13 at 9:47 a.m. - Watch 2:47 - The Spokane Fire Department provides tips to help you stay safe and warm during this week’s unexpected cold front.

Steps to hold the City accountable for tax and grant dollars

Nov. 11 at 2:04 p.m. - An ordinance will require the City to post audit findings and actions taken

Track how Spokane performs

Nov. 10 at 4:18 p.m. - The City has improved how people can keep up with performance measures

Keeping government affordable

Nov. 10 at 3:03 p.m. - Watch 37:56 - Salary reform and citywide review are on the table

Check out the new High Drive

Nov. 7 at 3:10 p.m. - Construction on Phase One of the High Drive Project is over

Finding what’s most valued in each neighborhood

Nov. 6 at 1:16 p.m. - Shaping Spokane effort still needs public input

Major work on Lincoln/Monroe comes to an end

Nov. 6 at 12:47 p.m. - Watch 0:55 - The first phase of construction wraps up with a big celebration

Voters say yes to Riverfront Park, streets

Nov. 5 at 10:39 a.m. - Voters approved plans to shape Spokane for decades to come.

City celebrates Native American Heritage

Nov. 3 at 2:29 p.m. - Take part in Native American Heritage Month celebrations throughout November!


Wrap Up – Commute of the Century

Oct. 31 at 3:07 p.m. - Commute of the Century, a bicycle tour of Spokane, was a success!

Spokane Fire Marshal Named Fire Marshal of the Year

Oct. 30 at 3:38 p.m. - Spokane Fire Department’s Division Chief Lisa Jones is the recipient of the Washington State Fire Marshal Association’s Fire Marshal of the Year award

City Council reboots United Native Americans of Spokane PDA

Oct. 30 at 11:54 a.m. - The council adopted a new charter after renewed interest in the PDA

City plans sale of “Green” Bonds to improve the health of the river

Oct. 29 at 3:39 p.m. - Watch 3:11 - City will sell $200 million in bonds while limiting utility rate increases to inflation

Mobile Murals make an impression

Oct. 28 at 12:19 p.m. - Spokane is taking notice of the Mobile Murals art project

Halloween doesn’t have to be too scary

Oct. 27 at 1:51 p.m. - Watch 9:44 - The City is offering some helpful tips for a fun, safe Halloween

Ceremony honors 2014 Spokane Human Rights Award winners

Oct. 24 at 2:01 p.m. - Three honored for human rights work

More trees to go up around Loma Vista Park

Oct. 23 at 2:02 p.m. - Volunteers are needed for tree planting project

Accountability, transparency Mayor’s media briefing topics

Oct. 20 at 2:05 p.m. - Watch 19:09 - Spokane Mayor David Condon emphasized transparency and accountability in government during his weekly media briefing on Monday.

Get out and vote

Oct. 17 at 4:12 p.m. - The Voter’s Guide is available online. Election Day is Nov. 4.

Making Logan neighborhood safer

Oct. 15 at 2:34 p.m. - The Spokane Fire Department partnered with the American Red Cross and Gonzaga University to install smoke detectors in Logan neighborhood homes

New grant guidelines could benefit families in need

Oct. 13 at 11:42 a.m. - The City is taking steps to make sure federal aid gets to local families in need as efficiently as possible.

Days of Streetcar Yore: The evolution of Spokane's urban form

Oct. 8 at 1:42 a.m. - The development of streetcar transit in Spokane played a huge role in shaping Spokane.

Mayor: City has ‘optimism and confidence’

Oct. 7 at 3:54 p.m. - Watch 14:56 - The proposed budget relies on integrated solutions that deliver better returns on citizen investments

Havana Street improvements are coming to Southgate neighborhood

Oct. 7 at 11:32 a.m. - Improvements to a portion of Havana Street will include road rehabilitation, a new water main, and bike lanes.

Give the City your feedback

Oct. 6 at 9:33 a.m. - Citizens can take an online survey at

The unique character of Peaceful Valley

Oct. 3 at 11:50 a.m. - One Peaceful Valley resident is telling her neighborhood’s story

Sound the alarm for Fire Prevention Week

Oct. 3 at 8:23 a.m. - Watch 10:42 - Fire Prevention Week is October 5-11 and the Spokane Fire Department is sounding the alarm that working smoke detectors save lives.


More improvements coming to Lincoln/Monroe Streets

Sept. 30 at 11:32 a.m. - Work on the busy couplet continues in 2015

Emergency response continues to evolve to meet Spokane’s needs

Sept. 29 at 11:56 a.m. - Watch 9:28 - The Spokane Fire Department is being strengthened by new positions and an aging equipment plan

Hillyard K-8 to get a Cambridge education

Sept. 26 at 11:06 a.m. - A new charter school brings an international curriculum to Hillyard

Shaping Spokane

Sept. 23 at 1 p.m. - Watch 30:33 - Campaign launched to help write Spokane’s story

Spokane is one of few bright spots in affordable housing report

Sept. 23 at 10:32 a.m. - Zillow’s report says Spokane is more affordable than it used to be

Riverfront Park Ice Palace Fun

Sept. 19 at 3:24 p.m. - The Ice Palace is open for fun October 22-March 1

Equipping immigrant entrepreneurs in the YARD

Sept. 18 at 4:03 p.m. - A campaign is being launched to give the YARD’s immigrant populations training to start their own small businesses

Save a Life Saturday

Sept. 17 at 3:14 p.m. - A free 45 minute hands-only CPR training session will be held on Saturday, September 20 from 10 to 10:45 a.m. at the Spokane Arena.

Ensuring the safety of Spokane’s citizens

Sept. 15 at 3:10 p.m. - Watch 15:35 - The City is looking for bidders to provide ambulance services in Spokane

Changes to elevator code take effect

Sept. 15 at 11:27 a.m. - The City has adopted state elevator safety standards, which have taken effect in Spokane.

Getting back to the roots

Sept. 12 at 2:48 p.m. - How Fiesta Spokane is connecting one local woman with her heritage

New name, expanded focus for Spokane’s SWAT Team

Sept. 12 at 2:16 p.m. - Watch 11:25 - Spokane Police expand the SWAT Team’s mission and re-name the team to reflect the change

Flags lowered in remembrance of 9/11

Sept. 11 at 10:30 a.m. - Governor Inslee directs lowering of Washington state and United States flags

SFD supports the Twin Towers Commemorative 5k Run

Sept. 10 at 3:46 p.m. - In honor of first responders and citizens lost on September 11, 2001, the Spokane Fire Department supports our local Twin Towers Commemorative 5k Run

Day of Action pays tribute to 9/11 victims

Sept. 8 at 2:05 p.m. - Watch 15:38 - Spokane County United Way has organized a day of volunteer activities Thursday, September 11.

Be a part of East University District’s future

Sept. 8 at 8:41 a.m. - A community open house and discussion is planned for Sprague TIP

Spokane Fire Department hosts Heroes for Autism

Sept. 3 at 2:23 p.m. - The Spokane Fire Department training center is hosting a free training workshop provided by the Autism Society of Washington on September 10 at 1 p.m.

Neighborhoods are ready to green up

Sept. 3 at Noon - Greening Neighborhoods projects move to next phase

Fiesta Spokane Celebrations Begin

Sept. 2 at 2:10 p.m. - Watch 11:13 - Hispanic Heritage Month launches in Spokane


Growing Spokane in a smart way

Aug. 27 at 4:55 p.m. - Watch 2:15:18 - Spokane County and the City of Spokane hold their third meeting to discuss joint development issues.

Fiesta Spokane brings the party to our city

Aug. 25 at 1:57 p.m. - Watch 17:07 - Spokane celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month this September

Lessons Learned from Station House Pizza

Aug. 22 at 2:15 p.m. - A new pizza shop points to real opportunity in Hillyard.

You are on the clock

Aug. 20 at 3:01 p.m. - Watch 5:25 - Mayor Condon completed the Ice Bucket Challenge for ALS on the Gonzaga Prep football field with the program where Steve Gleason got his start.

Fiesta Spokane’s Encanto Gala to raise money for education

Aug. 13 at 9:10 a.m. - Unique performance featured as part of Spokane’s celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month

Use your smart phone to help fight graffiti

Aug. 11 at 3 p.m. - Watch 0:28 - A new graffiti tool allows people to report graffiti with their mobile device.

Gymnastics Studio Rising From The Yard

Aug. 11 at 8:58 a.m. - The $1.8 million facility will offer gymnastics, cheer and fitness classes to youth and adults.

Tell us what you think about the YARD

Aug. 7 at 5:12 p.m. - A public kick-off about THE YARD project is set for September

New digester planned at treatment plant

Aug. 7 at 3:39 p.m. - Construction of new solids digester to get under way soon at Riverside Park Water Reclamation Facility.

New police precinct planned for Hillyard

Aug. 5 at 4:56 p.m. - Watch 21:01 - North Spokane Police Precinct announced along with 2015 budget

New section of Centennial Trail offers spectacular views

Aug. 4 at 2:19 p.m. - Watch 20:47 - The new section of trail is part of the federally funded Centennial Trail Gap Project.

Ben Burr Trail Project Moving To 2015

Aug. 4 at 8:47 a.m. - Construction on Ben Burr Trail will most likely not happen this year.

Managing stormwater, protecting the Spokane River

Aug. 1 at 12:34 p.m. - City begins operating under an updated and renewed stormwater permit on Aug. 1.

Sportsman's Warehouse to bring economic boost to Spokane

Aug. 1 at 10:56 a.m. - The re-development of a dirt lot into a commercial center aims to help out a local neighborhood


Funding For Police and Fire Will Help Make Spokane Safer

July 31 at 2:25 p.m. - Watch 11:16 - A resolution and ordinance signed Thursday authorizes $26 million in funding for police and fire vehicle and equipment needs.

Students Enjoy Story Time With Mayor Condon

July 30 at 1:53 p.m. - Local youth gathered at Salk Middle School Wednesday for story time with Spokane Mayor David Condon.

Nelson Service Center begins to take shape

July 30 at 10:14 a.m. - Construction on a new combined solid waste and fleet maintenance facility is under way in the Chief Garry Park neighborhood.

Tweet your route, take action during construction season

July 28 at 3:20 p.m. - Watch 16:46 - Tweet #SpokaneStreets and tell us and your fellow drivers where traffic is clogged up and where the best alternative routes are.

Ray Street Opens Early

July 25 at 9:08 a.m. - Ray Street between 20th and 21st avenues reopened to traffic early Friday.

City, County discuss growth considerations, infrastructure impacts

July 23 at 2:25 p.m. - Watch 2:53:04 - The City and County are meeting to establish parameters on how each plans for growth and regional development.

Redevelopment Eligibility-Blight

July 23 at 11:22 a.m. - A discussion is underway about how best to take advantage of federal, state and local resources to drive neighborhood redevelopment and improvements.

Spokane Celebrates Hispanic Heritage with Fiesta Spokane

July 22 at 5:29 p.m. - Join us this September as The City of Spokane observes Hispanic Heritage Month

The SRTC Interactive Online Bike Map

July 22 at 4:39 p.m. - Using the bike map of Spokane this year is as easy as taking your smartphone along for the ride.

Pension changes will help make Spokane stronger, smarter

July 21 at 12:04 p.m. - Watch 16:34 - The City is in the process of adopting changes to the City’s pension plan (SERS)

Construction on High Drive is set to begin

July 17 at 1:54 p.m. - The 2014 Construction Season is underway and High Drive is one of the bigger projects happening this year.

Help your neighborhood beautify Spokane

July 16 at 11:16 a.m. - Apply for Greening Neighborhoods Grants to plant trees, shrubs, grasses and other native perennials in your neighborhood!

Applications for vacant Council seat due July 24

July 10 at 4:10 p.m. - Applicants are being sought to fill the vacant City Council District 3 seat.

Nearly 2,800 eligible for Boot-and-Tow

July 10 at 1:55 p.m. - As of this week, 2,778 people have four or more unpaid parking citations in collections and are eligible for the Boot-and-Tow Program.

Crosswalks Installed Through Traffic Calming Program

July 9 at 12:10 p.m. - Crosswalks have been installed in neighborhoods around the City this summer through the Traffic Calming Program.

Funding helps John R. Rogers High School make educational improvements

July 9 at 9:42 a.m. - John R. Rogers High School has made many good educational improvements due to federal and state funding.

Streets, parking, budgets and awards…

July 8 at 2:30 p.m. - Watch 13:31 - Street construction and maintenance, the budget, parking and awards were the topics of Spokane Mayor David Condon’s media briefing

Have a safe and fun 4th of July

July 2 at Noon - Remember that the use of fireworks is illegal in Spokane. We encourage you to join in the fun at the Riverfront Park 4th of July Celebration.

Spokane remembers its fallen firefighters

July 1 at 10:05 a.m. - The Spokane Firefighters Memorial Project is dedicating memorial plaques for all 17 Spokane firefighters that have passed in the line of duty

Firefighting capability restored to Station 9

July 1 at 9:10 a.m. - A third firefighter has been added to each shift at Fire Station 9, restoring firefighting capability to the station


Welcome Hoopfest players

June 27 at 3 p.m. - Basketball teams from across our community and the country pack downtown Spokane for the world’s largest 3-on-3 tournament

The conversation continues

June 27 at 2:33 p.m. - Watch 1:00:59 - Join the discussion about separate proposed investments in streets and Riverfront Park.

Join the conversation

June 25 at 5:30 p.m. - Join the discussion about separate proposed investments in streets and Riverfront Park over the phone, in person, online and on television.

Spokane Park Board Approves Riverfront Park Master Plan & Bond Funding

June 20 at 4:22 p.m. - Watch 6:17 - Spokane Park Board approved the 2014 Riverfront Park Master Plan and the bond funding to support it

Hillyard Working on Community Involvement

June 20 at 2:42 p.m. - Fun filled 2014 event schedule and NewTech courses now available

City extends Alternative Response Unit pilot

June 19 at 10:10 a.m. - Alternative Response Units send smaller vehicles staffed by a single EMT or Paramedic to non-life threatening medical calls

Rail cargo, a community conversation and innovation

June 16 at 3:15 p.m. - Watch 17:41 - Media topics included rail cargo, business resources, getting to a cleaner river faster, and a pilot non-emergency response program

Meeting competing parking needs

June 13 at 9:39 a.m. - Parking is adding meters to new locations previously without meters

Summer Parkways is coming

June 9 at 2:18 p.m. - The fifth annual Spokane Summer Parkways has expanded to two events filled with four miles of bikes, feet, wheels, dance, music, food and fun.

Celebrating the 40th Anniversary of Expo '74

June 9 at 11:40 a.m. - A brief history of Expo '74 – celebrate 40 years at Riverfront Park on June 21st!

Splash Pads are Open for the Season!

June 5 at 11:33 a.m. - Splash Pads are now open city-wide, all pools scheduled to open June 16th.

Use caution with outdoor recreational fires

June 5 at 11:05 a.m. - The Spokane Fire Department encourages you to be safe by following regulations when burning outdoor recreational fires.

City’s drinking water meets all quality standards

June 2 at 3:39 p.m. - Each year, the City’s Water Department provides customers with a report on the quality of the water delivered to them.

New features for Riverfront Park IMAX

June 2 at 1:35 p.m. - Exciting new features are now available at the Riverfront Park IMAX!

Neighborhood planning to begin next week

June 2 at 12:30 p.m. - Watch 12:36 - A neighborhood planning process to deliver a 20-year vision begins next week and June is Open for Business Month in Spokane.


Tentative timeline announced to fill City Council vacancy

May 29 at 4:28 p.m. - The City Council will tentatively begin accepting application on July 10 to fill the seat to be vacated by Councilmember Steve Salvatori

Commute of the Century…Ongoing!

May 28 at 12:25 p.m. - Commute of the Century continues as a self-guided event until July 31

Construction season in full swing

May 27 at 5:10 p.m. - Watch 10:55 - Work will begin on six major arterial street projects in the next several weeks.

Celebrating EMS Week

May 20 at 10:54 a.m. - Spokane Fire Department celebrates EMS Week by thanking EMS practitioners and flash mobbing a City Council meeting with hands-only CPR training

Performance measures showing improvement

May 19 at 4:02 p.m. - First quarter performance measures show improvement in City services

Ready to Golf?

May 16 at 10:50 a.m. - Spokane city golf courses are now open for the season!

Maintaining streets and reinvigorating Riverfront in an affordable way

May 15 at 10:12 a.m. - City is considering a proposal to maintain and rebuild streets and reinvigorate Riverfront Park at the same tax rate that citizens pay today

Six New Officers Join the Spokane Police Department

May 13 at 5:30 p.m. - Six new Spokane Police Department officers were sworn in on May 12. This brings the total number of SPD officers to 279.

Growing Spokane in a smart way

May 13 at 4 p.m. - Watch 2:18:15 - Spokane County and the City of Spokane have embarked on a joint process to help our community grow in a smart way

Ombudsman Commission applications accepted

May 8 at 4 p.m. - Applications for the independent citizen Police Ombudsman Commission are being accepted until June 6

Last Call for Group Commuters!

May 8 at 9:50 a.m. - Bike to Work Week is NEXT WEEK! Commute of the Century is about to get real. Join us for these “extended lunch hour” group rides.

Help us improve our construction work

May 8 at 9:34 a.m. - Survey helps people give feedback to the City about construction projects

Underhill tank part of integrated clean water plan

May 7 at 2:58 p.m. - Sewage overflow facility is being built under the parking lot at Underhill Park

Implementing electronic Patient Care Reporting

May 6 at 9:20 a.m. - On April 7, the Spokane Fire Department launched an electronic Patient Care Reporting system in a continuing effort to improve patient care.

Use of Force Commission comments on update

May 5 at 12:43 p.m. - The Use of Force Commission delivered its response to the one-year progress report against its 26 recommendations

CDBG Neighborhood Taskforce Makes Recommendation

May 2 at 2:57 p.m. - The Community Development Block Grant Neighborhood Taskforce has developed a new process for awarding 2015 grant money

Help name the new plaza

May 2 at 10:13 a.m. - Watch 0:54 - Description: Submit your suggested names for the stunning new plaza outside of City Hall to @spokanecity on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.


Pay past due citations at face value

April 30 at 5:10 p.m. - Program allows citizens with unpaid parking tickets in collections to pay them at face value with no added fees, fines, or interest

City proposes streets, parks funding plan

April 28 at 4:40 p.m. - Watch 21:00 - The City proposes to refinance existing streets and parks bonds to make significant new investments in streets and parks.

Groundbreaking ceremony celebrates Nelson Center

April 28 at 10:10 a.m. - Watch 34:12 - Our groundbreaking ceremony for a new combined solid waste and fleet maintenance facility was a success. Get the details.

Registration for Commute of the Century

April 25 at 9:48 a.m. - Register for Commute of the Century, a fun way to get involved with Bike to Work Week in Spokane

Arbor Day Celebration at Finch Arboretum

April 22 at 3:42 p.m. - Come celebrate Arbor Day at the Finch Arboretum on Saturday, April 26!

City, County to discuss growth approach

April 22 at 2:39 p.m. - Watch 15:59 - The City of Spokane and Spokane County will hold a series of meetings to establish parameters on how each plans for growth and develop

Bike Commute Preparation

April 22 at 9:12 a.m. - Familiarize yourself with bicycle laws and safety practices before you hit the street

Moore-Turner Heritage Gardens Spring Opening

April 18 at 12:54 p.m. - Celebrate the spring opening of the Moore-Turner Heritage Gardens with Phyllis Stephens on April 26th!

STA and Bloomsday 2014

April 17 at 5:40 p.m. - Bloomsday creates transportation needs that STA is addressing

Earth Day Spokane Celebration

April 17 at 4:45 p.m. - Come celebrate Earth Day Spokane at Riverfront Park on April 26th! Music, food, kid's activities, demonstrations and workshops.

Five new SPD recruits graduate from Basic Law Enforcement Academy

April 16 at 2:44 p.m. - Today, five new Spokane Police Department recruits graduated from the Basic Law Enforcement Academy located in Burien, WA.

Technical Supporter for Commute of the Century

April 15 at Noon - Spokane Bicycle Club members help lead, encourage, and guide participants as part of the support crew for the Commute of the Century tours.

Cleaning, oversight, parks and biking

April 14 at 5:50 p.m. - Watch 23:56 - Spokane Gives kickoff, public input for citizen police oversight and Riverfront Park and a bicycling challenge at today's media briefing

It's Spokane Gives Week

April 14 at 10:27 a.m. - More than 400 volunteers came out to Cleaning From the Core, the kickoff to Spokane Gives Week

SPD is hiring

April 9 at 9:30 a.m. - The Spokane Police Department is Accepting Applications for Entry Level Police Officers

Don't Feed the Ducks

April 8 at Noon - If you feed them they will stay – and that’s a bad idea

Spokane Fire moves to electronic patient records

April 7 at 2:15 p.m. - Watch 17:20 - The Spokane Fire Department moved to a digital patient records system to provide better emergency medical services

Join me for Commute of the Century!

April 4 at 9 a.m. - Bike to work week is one week away. Commute of the Century is a fun way to be involved

Urban Farming Approved in City of Spokane

April 3 at 4:45 p.m. - City Council passes Urban Farming ordinance

We support Our Kids: Our Business

April 3 at 2:30 p.m. - SFD supports and responds to Our Kids: Our Business’ call to action to make a positive difference in the lives of young people.

April is National Volunteer Month

April 1 at 5 p.m. - Find out how you can get involved by visiting

Where are we at with the Ben Burr Trail?

April 1 at 8 a.m. - Ben Burr Trail Project is under design and will be built in 2014.


City secures joint development agreement

March 31 at 3:20 p.m. - Watch 33:38 - City signed a joint development agreement with Spokane County to look at smart growth

Lincoln/Monroe to receive a major facelift from 8th to 17th

March 31 at 2:36 p.m. - Reconstruction of the street will replace asphalt and include ADA ramps

Commute of the Century!

March 27 at 3 p.m. - Commute of the Century is a tour of Spokane that can be done either as a group ride or self-guided tour

Great progress implementing Use of Force recommendations

March 27 at 2:30 p.m. - The City and its Police Department have made great progress implementing all 26 Use of Force Commission recommendations

Spokane Police Public Records Disclosures Up to Date

March 21 at 9:30 a.m. - For the first time in years, the Spokane Police Department is able to process public records request at a real-time rate.

Aquatics Year Round - Updates and Maintenance

March 20 at 4:30 p.m. - Answers to common questions about pool maintenance and plans for summer 2014.

Paint Spokane Zags Red

March 20 at 3:30 p.m. - Watch 0:30 - Paint Spokane Zags red. Meet on Friday at noon at the Clocktower Meadow in Riverfront Park. Show us your Gonzaga best for a group photo.

CDBG Task Force developing program update

March 19 at 12:10 p.m. - Spokane neighborhood representatives have formed a task force to develop a modern Community Development Block Grant neighborhood program.

Happy Retirement, Willy Water

March 17 at 2:46 p.m. - Willy Water—part of an aging fountain on the Ninth & Pine Reservoir—will retire after 45 years

Count me in!

March 17 at 12:20 p.m. - Watch 16:03 - Spokane Gives Week is a communitywide effort to highlight the work already being done in Spokane and promote volunteerism year-round

High Drive has a few changes happening

March 17 at 9:18 a.m. - Design phase of High Drive brings about a few detail changes.

Put on your green

March 14 at 1:30 p.m. - The 2014 St. Patrick’s Day Parade through downtown Spokane is Saturday at noon

SPD to participate in first Youth and Justice Forum

March 13 at 5:30 p.m. - The first Youth and Justice Forum is designed to give students a new perspective on the criminal justice system

Beyond Pink Barbie Party

March 12 at 4:30 p.m. - Defy gravity in this magical twirl of an event. Beyond Pink and the Northeast Youth Center are hosting the 16th Annual Beyond Pink Barbie Party.

2014 construction season is upon us

March 10 at 10:30 a.m. - Watch 16:53 - Spokane has approximately 2098 lane miles to manage and maintain.

The Melt is On; Watch for Standing Water

March 4 at Noon - Wastewater crews stand ready to deal with standing water as snow melts

Join the Food Truck Rally

March 4 at 2 a.m. - Check out the Food Truck Rally on Friday, Mar. 7 from noon to 8 p.m.

City declares Stage 1 snow event

March 2 at 4:50 p.m. - Cars should move to the odd side of the street on residential hill routes



Feb. 27 at 1 p.m. - Leashed or unleashed? The safety and legal hazards behind free-roaming pooches.

City performance improves in key areas

Feb. 24 at 5:15 a.m. - Watch 30:02 - The City of Spokane publishes performance measures quarterly to drive transparency and accountability.

Call for 2014 Traffic Calming Applications

Feb. 14 at 5:15 p.m. - The City is seeking applications for Traffic Calming projects. The deadline is Mar. 10.

Francis Avenue Construction

Feb. 14 at 4:30 p.m. - As part of the 10-year Street Bond, the City of Spokane is planning to rehabilitate Francis Avenue from Division to Crestline streets.

Changes to Community Development Block Grant Program Funding

Feb. 14 at 3:50 p.m. - A Task Force of neighborhood representatives will study the impacts of changes to the HUD funding requirements.

Enhancing the Survival Mindset class set

Feb. 14 at 1:30 p.m. - The Spokane Police Department is hosting a class to enhance situational awareness and the survival mindset for women.

Snowshoe 101: Through the Eyes of a First-Timer

Feb. 12 at 5 p.m. - Spokane Parks and Recreation Snowshoe Tour Mt. Spokane

PulsePoint: helping you help us save lives

Feb. 12 at 4:45 p.m. - Watch 1:19 - The Spokane Fire Department is launching PulsePoint, a life-saving app, to improve survival rates in persons suffering from cardiac arrest.

Snow in the forecast

Feb. 7 at 4:15 p.m. - Watch 30:14 - The City monitors weather conditions around the clock during the snow season and deploys resources accordingly.

A question about High Drive planting strips

Feb. 7 at 10 a.m. - The City has provided period updates about improvements to High Drive in an effort to keep everyone current on the conversation.

Spokane's 12th Man members celebrate Super Bowl win

Feb. 5 at 4 p.m. - Members of the 12th Man in Spokane celebrated the Super Bowl victory by the Seattle Seahawks.

Creating a safer and smarter Spokane

Feb. 5 at 10:25 a.m. - Watch 3:06 - The Spokane Fire Department is testing a new project that will provide low-income households with access to carbon monoxide and smoke detectors.

City, Police Guild reach new tentative agreement

Feb. 4 at 11 a.m. - New tentative agreement with guild adds fifth contract year, authorizes independent investigations, empowers ombudsman to public closing reports


Building a safer, stronger, smarter City of Choice

Jan. 30 at 5:50 p.m. - Watch 4:31 - Spokane is a safer, stronger and smarter community as it builds toward the key community priorities that define Vision2020

Packing out trash by mule

Jan. 30 at 10:33 a.m. - City hauls tons of trash from steep slope along the Spokane River with a little help from some friends.

Ben Burr Trail to move forward

Jan. 29 at 11:55 a.m. - Ben Burr Trail Project moves forward in its design and construction of a paved pedestrian transportation trail in 2014.

Join Mayor Condon for the State of the City

Jan. 23 at 4:40 p.m. - Join Mayor David Condon for the State of the City on Thursday, Jan. 30 at North Central High School at 6 p.m.

Dr. King memorial observance day in Spokane

Jan. 20 at 12:07 p.m. - Mayor David Condon proclaimed Monday as Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., memorial observance day in Spokane

Greene Street Bridge ready for large trucks

Jan. 17 at 3 p.m. - Watch 8:23 - Improvements to the bridge maximize the use of an important regional shipping route and extend the life of the bridge.

Spokane's In!

Jan. 10 at 5:30 p.m. - Watch 2:47 - Spokane's in! This afternoon, we proudly hung the 12th Man Flag from the Clock Tower in Riverfront Park in Spokane.