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News Releases for September 2013

Sept. 27

Business support downtown livability initiative

11:10 a.m. - City Council members and business leaders highlighted increased law enforcement support, investment in infrastructure and funding.

Sept. 26

Unlawful public exposure ordinance up for vote

2:40 p.m. - City Councilman Mike Fagan announced that he and Councilwoman Nancy McLaughlin are moving forward with the “Unlawful Public Exposure” ordinance.

North battalion attic fire

11:09 a.m. - The Spokane Fire Department responded to an attic fire at 2415 N Hogan on September 26, 2013.

Sept. 24

Stormwater pilot project set for Shadle Park

2:51 p.m. - The City of Spokane and The Lands Council are partnering on a pilot project to add green stormwater management features in Shadle Park neighborhood.

Police arrest two; recover two guns after shots fired

11 a.m. - Spokane police arrest two suspects on charges of Drive-by Shooting and 1st Degree Assault after shots were fired during an altercation in N Spokane.

Rec fire restriction lift

8 a.m. - Burn restrictions that began on July 22nd are lifted effective September 24, 2013

Sept. 23

Riverfront Park Master Plan 2014

2:07 p.m. - The Riverfront Park Master Plan Citizen Advisory Committee will be hosting an evening dialogue with three experts on the origins of EXPO '74.

Snyder to host mobile office Friday

11:20 a.m. - Spokane City Council Member Jon Snyder will host a mobile office at EJ’s Garden Bistro on Friday, Sept. 27 from 1:30 to 2:30pm.

Sept. 20

Army rejects Mann Center proposals

1:52 p.m. - The US Army notified the City Council this week that all of the local proposals for redevelopment of the property have been rejected.

Sept. 19

Fall Corbin Art Center classes

2:33 p.m. - Programs to be held at Corbin Art Center, 507 W 7th Ave. Classes are sponsored by the City of Spokane Parks and Recreation Department.

Sept. 18

Learn about Nelson Service Center

10:16 a.m. - Learn more about the City’s plans to build what’s called the Nelson Service Center, a combined Solid Waste Management and Fleet maintenance facility.

Sept. 17

Council to host economic development summit

5:55 p.m. - The Spokane City Council will host an ‘Economic Development Summit’ in the City Council Chambers on Sept. 24 from 1 to 5:30 pm.

Friends of Manito annual Children's Renaissance Faire

2:23 p.m. - The Friends of Manito's annual free Children’s Renaissance Faire is Saturday, Sept 21, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Manito Park, east of Duncan Garden.

Six-time convicted felon arrested for firearm possession

2 p.m. - Spokane Police arrested 45 year old John Burnham, a 6 time convicted felon, after responding to a report that he was threatening two people with a gun

Put the Gardens to Bed Moore-Turner Gardens fundraiser

9:30 a.m. - Join the Friends of Moore-Turner for an evening of wine, cheese, and socializing on Thursday, Sept. 26, 5 – 8 p.m. at the Corbin Art Center.

North side house fire

1:49 a.m. - The Spokane Fire Department responded to a reported structure fire at 5616 N G St on Tuesday, September 17, 2013 at 1:49 AM.

Sept. 16

Construction to Begin on CSO Tank

1:50 p.m. - Construction on a 1 million gallon tank to reduce overflows on the west side of Ray Street at 21st Avenue is set to begin in late September.

Sign up for the 5th annual Sekani Trail Run

10:29 a.m. - Sign up for the 5th annual Sekani Trail run now. 5k/10k race October 5 - $17 before 9/24 - all ages

Sept. 13

Division Street boat in and out moves forward

12:55 p.m. - The Park Board approved a resolution yesterday that conditionally allows the PFD to temporarily close the Centennial Trail and complete the project.

Spokane police search for runaway teens

11:11 a.m. - The Spokane Police Department is asking for assistance from the public to locate two missing teens, Carolyn Toner (17) and Adin Haines (15).

Sept. 12

CM Waldref to hold mobile office

3:24 p.m. - Spokane City Council Member Amber Waldref will host a mobile office at Roast House coffee roasting facility Tuesday, Sept. 17, from noon to 1 p.m.

Police arrest two murder suspects

1:23 p.m. - Spokane Police Major Crimes detectives have arrested two suspects, Kalen J. Bedford and Carlos A. Fuentes. They are charged with 1st Degree Murder.

Big Logan cleanup set for Saturday

9:13 a.m. - The Logan Neighborhood is mounting a cleanup campaign this Saturday, Sept. 14, from 9 a.m. to noon to commemorate lives lost in the 9-11 tragedy.

Sept. 11

Green Street Bridge work begins

12:51 p.m. - A project to increase the life of the Greene Street Bridge is scheduled to begin on Friday, Sept. 13.-mid-October, anticipate lane restrictions

Reward offered for information leading to arrests

10:40 a.m. - SPD and Crimestoppers are offering a reward of up to $1,000 for information leading to an arrest in the fatal shooting incident on 9/4/13 at The Hop

Sept. 10

Lodging tax grant applications sought

12:10 p.m. - City of Spokane’s Lodging Tax Advisory Committee seeking applications for lodging tax grants. Applications are due Monday, October 14, 2013, at 5 p.m.

Friends of Moore Turner Put the Gardens to Bed annual fundraiser

11:14 a.m. - The Friends of the Moore-Turner Heritage Gardens invite the community to the annual Put the Gardens to Bed event. Thursday, September 26, 2013, 5-8 pm

Commercial roof fire

9:59 a.m. - The Spokane Fire Department responded to a reported commercial roof fire at E-Z Loader Trailer at 717 N Hamilton on September 10, 2013.

Sept. 9

SPD media availability for 9/9 to 9/15

2:50 p.m. - SPD media availability list for the week of 9/9/13 to 9/15/13

Police investigate fatal shooting

2:09 p.m. - Spokane Police Major Crimes detectives are investigating the fatal shooting of a man that occurred last night at The Hop (706 N. Monroe St.).

Spokane Police charge suspects in armed robberies

11 a.m. - Spokane Police Major Crimes Detectives submitted two counts of First Degree Robbery to the Spokane County Prosecutor's Office.

Sept. 6

New ways to drop off bill payments

2:59 p.m. - The City of Spokane has added two new options for dropping off City utility bill payments that allow drivers to pull up and deposit their payment.

North battalion rescue

2:27 p.m. - The Spokane Fire Department responded to smoke venting out an apartment unit of a Triplex at 3908 N Cedar St on September 6, 2013 and rescued resident

Historic Barn Workshop in Spokane

2:57 a.m. - Spokane is hosting Historic Barn Workshop, September 12, 5:30-7 p.m. A program of Washington State Department of Archaeology & Historic Preservation.

Sept. 5

Spring Bulbs at the Friends of Manito Plant Sale

10:02 a.m. - Fabulous Spring Bulbs at the Friends of Manito 2013 Fall Plant Sale.

City seeks warming center applications

8:58 a.m. - Community, Housing and Human Services is asking social service agencies to apply to act as "warming centers" for the homeless during winter 2013-14.

Sept. 4

Finalists for Nelson Service Center named

4:17 p.m. - City announces the top three design-build teams for its new Nelson Service Center, a combined Solid Waste Management and Fleet maintenance facility.

Planning for Disasters

2:50 p.m. - Spokane County Hazard Mitigation Planning Steering Committee invites all Spokane County residents to participate in one of two public meetings.

Targeted Crimes Unit ID and arrest two for burglary

12:22 p.m. - Thanks to citizens tips Spokane Police Department Targeted Crime Unit (TCU) ID and arrest two for the burglary of Garland District business.

Waldref to discuss neighborhood revitalization

11:47 a.m. - Council Member Amber Waldref will discuss, "Supporting New Housing & Neighborhood Revitalization in Spokane", Sept. 5 at 6 p.m. on Council Connection.

Disaster Analysis

10:30 a.m. - The SFD and County Hazard Mitigation Planning Committee is hosting a public meeting on September 11, 2013 to show the recent Spokane disaster analysis

Friends of Manito Fall Plant Sale

9:22 a.m. - The Friends of Manito are thrilled to present a large selection of plant varieties at their 2013 Fall Plant Sale. Saturday, September 7 9:00am-4:00pm.

Deputy involved shooting case forwarded to prosecutor

8 a.m. - The Spokane Investigative Regional Response Team has completed their investigation into the 6/1/13 Spokane Valley Sheriff's Deputies involved shoo

Sept. 3

National Preparedness

10:05 a.m. - September is National Preparedness Month; several Spokane public safety agencies are joining forces to help residents become informed and prepared.

Sept. 1

Prosecutor: Use of Force justified in deputy shooting

8 a.m. - The Spokane County Prosecutors Office has determined no criminal liability in the deputy involved shooting on 6-01-2013.