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Past articles by Casey:

Spokane City Council approves $150k for warming, cooling centers

They also approved more money to go to keep beds open at Truth Ministries, but deferred a resolution related to a Salvation Army "bridge shelter." → Read More

After weeks of changes, Spokane general election ballot firms up

The primary election was weeks ago, but a recount and multiple court rulings meant voters only recently learned what they'll see on their ballots in November. → Read More

'It's unacceptable': Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers responds Afghanistan evacuation, attacks on airport

Eastern Washington's congresswoman harshly criticized President Biden's administration for their strict withdrawal deadline in an interview with KREM. → Read More

How the infrastructure bill could benefit Eastern Washington

The US Senate approved $1 trillion in spending; here's how much of it could potentially come to the Spokane area. → Read More

CDC recommends masks for vaccinated people in Spokane County, but no mandates in place yet

New guidelines affect counties with high transmission rates. → Read More

Spokane County 2021 primary election voter's guide

A handful of key races are up for vote. The primary election narrows down races to the top two candidates for the November general election. → Read More

Construction continues on North Spokane Corridor

Concrete will be poured for the footings of the substructure for the future North Spokane Corridor on Wednesday. → Read More

Spokane-area leaders announce plan to distribute hundreds of million in federal money

The American Rescue Plan was a windfall for local governments; now they'll seek public feedback to figure out how to spend it. → Read More

Vacancies rise as City of Spokane faces hiring backlog

Pandemic pressures have made both retaining and recruiting staff a challenges. → Read More

Spokane emergency shelter capacity to expand following emergency ordinance

Spokane City Council passed a measure lowering the threshold for when cooling centers must open, and increasing how much space must be available. → Read More

Spokane employees picket in dispute over public negotiations

City and county employees say recent measures mandating union bargaining happens in public are illegal and unethical. → Read More

Why landlords are raising rent and what tenants can do about it

It comes as the statewide moratorium on rent hikes instituted by Governor Jay Inslee during the pandemic expired at the end of June. → Read More

Coeur d'Alene braces for huge crowds at 4th of July fireworks show

With Spokane-area shows canceled, the already-big event could attract as many as 50,000 people, organizers estimate. → Read More

Heat causes dozens of medical emergencies across all ages in Spokane

Triple-digit temperatures have resulted in a huge spike in medical calls and emergency room visits, and it's not just affecting the elderly. → Read More

Why Spokane's 'rolling blackouts' aren't like the ones in Texas or California

High heat has caused Avista to purposefully cause outages in some areas, but it's for different reasons than other recent high-profile blackouts. → Read More

As city leaders debate heat response, Spokane Quaranteam launches water program

A council member has said the cooling center plan is insufficient, but city administration says it's based on historical data. → Read More

With a week until full reopening, how are Spokane's numbers?

Some of the data suggests Spokane is prepared for all COVID restrictions to be lifted on June 30. Some suggests we may be at risk for community spread. → Read More

Spokane-area shelters prepare for weekend of dangerous heat

With triple digits on the way, places to cool down are going to be critical. → Read More

Spokane Arena mass vaccination site shuts down as health officials move to mobile clinics

More than 75,000 people were vaccinated at the site. → Read More

'I can attribute your treatment of me to my race': Spokane's outgoing housing officer lambasts city administrator

Cupid Alexander, hired in 2020 to lead the city's homelessness response, accused Johnnie Perkins of treating him differently because he is Black. → Read More