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News Releases for August 2015

Aug. 31

Community priorities drive 2016 Program Budget proposal

11:54 a.m. - Mayor David Condon announced a 2016 Program Budget proposal aligned to community priorities in public safety, streets, job and economic growth.

Aug. 30

Two people, dog escape house fire

8:18 p.m. - Investigators are trying to determine the cause of a house fire early Sunday morning.

Aug. 29

Firefighters quickly contain house fire

6:39 a.m. - The cause of a fire that damaged a north Spokane home late Friday is under investigation.

Aug. 27

City seeking grant funding proposals

4:18 p.m. - The City is requesting proposals for more than $10 million in funding to support the most vulnerable populations.

Aug. 25

City of Spokane Golf Launches New Online Tee Time Booking System

11:50 a.m. - Online Tee Time allows for an enhanced, online customer service experience while scheduling a tee time at any of the city golf courses.

Aug. 24

City, firefighters' union reach ARU agreement

1:25 p.m. - An agreement has been reached to restore innovative Alternative Response Unit pilot program and resolve other open issues.

Attic fire damages north side home

8:41 a.m. - No one was injured by an attic fire late Sunday that caused $20,000 in damage to a north Spokane home.

Aug. 21

Sidewalk Work on Freya Begins Monday, August 24

4:47 p.m. - The 2015 Community Development (CD) Sidewalks continues with work beginning on Freya Street from 20th to 21st Avenue.

Fire Department Offers Advice to Deal with Smoky Conditions

4:20 p.m. - Spokane Fire Department and Combined Communications Center have been receiving abundant 9-1-1 calls from people concerned about smoke in the region.

Opportunities Set for Public to Meet Police Ombudsman Finalists

11:45 a.m. - The Office of Police Ombudsman Commission has announced opportunities for the public to meet the candidates for Police Ombudsman on Aug. 26 & 27.

Aug. 20

Mayor Condon Directs Flags Flown at Half-Staff to Honor Firefighters

3:15 p.m. - Mayor Condon directed flags at all City facilities be lowered to half-staff in memory of the 3 firefighters who died battling a wildfire near Twisp.

Aug. 19

Spokane Police Activities League BBQ Tomorrow

7:10 p.m. - Spokane Police Activities League BBQ Tomorrow

Aug. 14

Spokane City Council defers earned sick and safe leave ordinance

11:09 a.m. - The City Council will defer action on sick and safe leave policy until after the 2016 budget is complete.

Aug. 13

Names of the Officers Involved in the 08/08/2015 Shooting on Sanson

5:20 p.m. - SPD is releasing the names of the officers involved in in the 08/08/2015 Shooting on Sanson.

Mayor Condon's statement on judge's decision

4:32 p.m. - Spokane Mayor David Condon issued a statement on Judge Cozza's ruling.

H2KNOW and the City of Spokane encourage water conservation

1 p.m. - H2KNOW, a citizen’s public education campaign, and the City’s Slow the Flow Program joined together to encourage people to conserve water.

Aug. 12

Update to Chemical Release Incident

5:30 p.m. - Spokane Fire Department is releasing the four block restriction around the Pacific Steel and Recycling building at 1114 N. Ralph.

Chemical Release Injures Dozens

2:06 p.m. - Just before 10:00am, Spokane Fire Department received a report of a chemical release at the Pacific Steel and Recycling facility at 1114 N. Ralph.

Aug. 11

23rd Annual Cops n’ Kids Car Show This Saturday

2:21 p.m. - The Annual Cops n’ Kids Car Show is this Saturday, Aug. 15th, from 7 pm-11 pm at Riverside and Washington in downtown Spokane.

Aug. 10

State, U.S. flags to fly half-staff Tuesday

1 p.m. - Flags at all City facilities will be lowered to half-staff Tuesday, Aug. 11 in memory of Washington State Patrol Detective Brent Hanger.

Monroe/Lincoln Construction To Begin

11 a.m. - Grinding work on Monroe Street and Lincoln Street between 2nd and 4th Avenues will begin Wednesday, August 12.

Aug. 7

City Parks Security Conducts Targeted Patrols at Manito Park

9:55 a.m. - City of Spokane Parks and Recreation Division security officers are conducting targeted patrols at Manito Park.

Aug. 6

Wall Street Construction Begins Monday

2:56 p.m. - Combined Sewer Overflow (CSO) work on Wall Street includes roadway removal, repaving, sewer main installation, and clean water main installation.

Police Ask Public to Help ID Robbery Suspect

8:57 a.m. - Spokane Police Major Crimes detectives are looking to the public to help identify a robbery suspect.

City's e-bill & phone utility bill pay options unavailable on weekend

8:30 a.m. - The City of Spokane’s on-line e-bill and phone pay services will be unavailable from Friday, Aug. 7, at 6 p.m. through Sunday, Aug. 9, at 3 p.m.

Aug. 5

Spokane Police Assist Spokane Fire in Arson Investigation

2:44 p.m. - The Spokane Police Department assisted the Spokane Fire Department with two, apparently related, arson incidents in the area of Hamilton/Baldwin.

Aug. 4

Grand opening for Spokane Central Service Center set for Aug. 18

3:25 p.m. - The City of Spokane will host a grand opening and provide tours of its new combined Solid Waste Management & Fleet maintenance facility.

Aug. 3

Learn about new Pedestrian Master Plan

3:45 p.m. - City of Spokane is seeking input on a new Pedestrian Master Plan that’s designed to guide investments to improve access, safety, and connectivity.

Aug. 1

Spokane PD Investigating Armed Robbery at Shadle Center

5:44 p.m. - Spokane PD officers responded to an armed robbery occurred Saturday afternoon at Payless Shoes at the Shadle Center.