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Past articles by Adam:

Council readies proposal for $12.1 million of American Rescue Plan spending

The Spokane City Council is poised to release a second round of American Rescue Plan funds into the community. → Read More

Riverside Avenue getting a makeover – and a bike lane – this summer

Biking down Riverside Avenue will soon be a breeze. → Read More

Getting There: City to embark on $9 million rebuild of Thor and Freya streets

Driving over the two east Spokane roads will no longer be a brain-rattling rollercoaster ride. → Read More

Mayor Nadine Woodward nominates new Spokane planning director

Mayor Nadine Woodward announced Thursday that she has nominated Spencer Gardner as planning director, with the City Council expected to vote on his confirmation on Jan. 24. → Read More

'We're not freezing outside': Spokane's emergency shelter at the Convention Center well-utilized during cold snap

As dangerous cold seizes Spokane, scores of people have stayed at the temporary warming shelter opened by the city on Sunday. → Read More

Cannon Street shelter costly, but city leaders see no alternative

The Spokane City Council might be feeling a tinge of buyer’s remorse. → Read More

The city of Spokane wants your input on what should be housed in former East Side Library

The city of Spokane is looking to residents to help decide what takes the place of the former East Side Library. → Read More

Spokane mayor proposes task force on mental health: 'We really need to focus on the collective mental health of our community'

The task force would aim to identify gaps and weaknesses in mental healthcare, and build a regional consensus on what Spokane needs – and approach state leaders for funding to help fill those voids. → Read More

What will become of Spokane's East Side Library? Community advocates have ideas and want to hear yours

As its shelves sit empty of books and desks clear of computers, the East Side Library appears cavernous. → Read More

Why a divided Spokane City Council is holding off on two housing proposals

Two proposed housing developments, two votes to delay. → Read More

City moving forward Fish Lake Trail connection

The city of Spokane may have a path forward for connecting the Fish Lake and Centennial trails. → Read More

Is northeast Spokane becoming conservative? What to make of this month's election results

It was beginning to feel almost like a cycle: a conservative in one election, then a progressive in the next two years later. → Read More

Women of the Year: 'Comadre' Lupe Gutierrez a voice of reason, compassion and wisdom

A voice reached out over the airwaves, urging listeners in Spanish to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. → Read More

Outside campaign spending on Spokane City Council races grows to unprecedented level

Realtors are spending an unprecedented amount of money to support Spokane City Council candidates. → Read More

'A big problem for the city': Dearth of traffic cops troubles Spokane city leaders

From her bedroom window, Mary Winkes watches as cars speed past the radar sign on Grand Boulevard. → Read More

What's in a name? Spokane changes probation department to 'Community Justice Services Department'

Spokane Municipal Court is rebranding its Probation Department. → Read More

New Spokane wastewater treatment system named in honor of man who helped build it

It’s not a grandiose mountain, a bustling avenue or a downtown skyscraper. → Read More

After scrutiny sparked by controversial use of Spokane police dog, data show K-9 unit showing more restraint

When police were alerted to a man armed with a 6-foot-long stick who threatened passersby, Spokane Police Officer Todd Belitz and his K-9 partner Zeus were called to the scene. → Read More

City of Spokane outlines plans for 2021 construction season

City officials outlined plans for the 2021 construction season on Thursday, but as any recent Hamilton Street motorist can testify, it’s already well underway. → Read More

Limited data on how many first responders, health care workers got the COVID-19 vaccine

With limited and fragmented data available, it's difficult to tell how many health care workers and first responders have been vaccinated for COVID-19. → Read More