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Past articles by Greg:

Officials tour grounds as Spokane's Trent Avenue homeless shelter readies for opening Tuesday

Months in the making, the city of Spokane’s new homeless shelter on East Trent Avenue is set to open Tuesday. → Read More

Spokane housing crisis: Land bank forms to open up more properties for low-income units

Spokane’s first land bank has launched with promises to free up more land for affordable housing across the city. → Read More

From the Desert Caravan Hotel to the Quality Inn, Sunset Highway motel has history

Since the 1950s, 4301 W. Sunset Blvd. has existed as a hotel. → Read More

WSU College of Medicine to expand conditional acceptance program to enroll more Native students

Statistically, the Washington State University Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine enrolls higher numbers of American Indian and Alaska Native students compared to other medical schools nationwide. → Read More

'What makes Eastern unique?': EWU's new president aims to find out, in light of enrollment slump

CHENEY – From a human resources orientation to Hoopfest, Shari McMahan’s first day as Eastern Washington University’s new president was quite varied. → Read More

Mayor, Spokane City Council agree on temporary zoning changes that would increase housing density in neighborhoods

The "Building Opportunity and Choices for All" one-year pilot program would, if approved, allow duplexes and townhouses in all residential neighborhoods and allow triplexes and fourplexes in targeted areas near transit lines and busier commercial areas. → Read More

Getting There: Spokane is getting a rainbow crosswalk, residential street murals

A Spokane crosswalk could soon get a prismatic makeover. → Read More

Water tower near Hamblen Park scheduled to start construction in 2023

Construction is on track to start next year for a new 100-foot-tall water tower next to Hamblen Park. → Read More

'A big upgrade': Students start getting inspired as they tour new Gonzaga-UW health sciences building

The windows were what caught Brooke Barton’s eye first. → Read More

'Libraries are evolving': Renovated downtown Spokane library set to reopen July 11

They’re calling it “the library of the future.” Spokane Public Library’s revamped central library branch is set to reopen July 11, having closed in February 2020 for renovations. And with a number of new features and amenities, including brand-new study rooms and media and art studios open to the community, this won’t be your father’s library. The Spokane Public Library’s renovated downtown… → Read More

Spokane City Council approves zoning change to allow shelters, 'community services' in heavy industrial zones

Homeless shelters run by public or nonprofit agencies will be allowed in heavy industrial-zoned areas of Spokane until November, at least. → Read More

Student workers at WSU push to unionize

Some 1,600 student workers at Washington State University filed a petition Wednesday to form a union. → Read More

Mayor Nadine Woodward, Catholic Charities announces plan to relocate House of Charity out of downtown Spokane

Catholic Charities of Eastern Washington plans to relocate the House of Charity shelter to a new location outside of downtown Spokane. → Read More

Woodward to maintain course for proposed 250-bed homeless shelter as City Council recommends limits, alternatives

While members of the Spokane City Council have offered recommendations to Mayor Nadine Woodward’s administration for what new requests for proposals should include, Woodward said the council’s input won’t impact her administration’s priorities for a homeless shelter on East Trent Avenue. → Read More

'We are united': WSU's Ukrainian community raises funds, awareness for war effort

Taras Nazarov has had a lot of long days in the last two months. → Read More

'I don't think it's ready': Proposed Spokane homeless shelter hits snag after zoning change fails to move forward

A proposal to temporarily change the city of Spokane’s zoning laws to allow indoor emergency shelters in heavy industrial zones failed to pass the Spokane City Council on Monday. → Read More

Insurance companies sue Avista, seeking to recover payouts made over 2020 wildfire in Malden, Pine City

More than a dozen insurance companies – which covered more than 40 Malden and Pine City residents, at least four business entities and the town of Malden itself – are suing Avista Utilities in an attempt to recover insurance payouts from a wildfire that destroyed much of the towns in 2020. → Read More

'Our community deserves better': Wood, Howard to resign from North Idaho College Board of Trustees

Ken Howard and Christie Wood, two members of the North Idaho College Board of Trustees, will resign from their positions next month. → Read More

Parents of boy with autism claim he was barred from Alaska Airlines flight from Spokane for not wearing a mask

Achilles McKellar had flown on at least 10 flights without any issues over wearing a facemask ever since turning 2 years old, according to his father, Rand McKellar. → Read More

Spokane mayor defends use of profanity in Twitter spat: 'It's time for more women to push back'

Spokane Mayor Nadine Woodward says she manages her own social media accounts. → Read More