News Releases for December 2021

Dec. 14

City Encourages Landlords, Tenants to Apply For Rent Assistance Now

8:56 a.m. - Spokane, partner agencies have deployed $9.3 million in U.S. Treasury, State Commerce funds

Spokane City Council Adopts 2022 Annual City Budget

8:07 a.m. - During Monday night’s Legislative Session City Council voted 6-1 to adopt the Annual Budget of the City of Spokane for 2022.

Mayor Woodward Hires Cerecedes as CHHS Director

8:05 a.m. - Homelessness and transitional housing experience enhance department work

Council Passes Ordinance Establishing Office of Civil Rights

8:03 a.m. - City Council voted unanimously on Ordinance C35159, establishing the City’s first Office of Civil Rights, Equity, and Inclusion (OCREI).

Dec. 13

Unprovoked Shooting Leaves One Dead

5:14 p.m. - Seemingly unprovoked shooting leaves one dead in northwest Spokane

Missing Vulnerable Adult

3:22 p.m. - SPD is asking for the public’s assistance in locating a missing vulnerable adult

Riverfront Park Water Rescue

12:26 p.m. - The Spokane Fire Department was dispatched to Riverfront Park for a water rescue.

Female Arrested After Firing Firearm at Bar Patron

7:39 a.m. - Spokane Police officers responded to Downtown Spokane for the report of a shooting.

Dec. 10

East Fairview Residential Fire

3:24 p.m. - Firefighters quickly and safely mitigated the incident with no injuries or loss of life.

Dec. 7

Spokane and Gonzaga Partner to Help Prepare Neighborhood Leaders

3:30 p.m. - Spokane and Gonzaga University Partner to Help Prepare Neighborhood Leaders

National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day

8:12 a.m. - Flags lowered in honor of Pearl Harbor victims

Dec. 6

Leaf Pickup Planned On Dec. 8 & 9 in Browne's Addition

3:40 p.m. - Vehicles must be moved to accommodate City crews

Celebrating HOME for the Holidays in West Central, Spokane

1:10 p.m. - Habitat’s “Zombie” home transformation celebrates a future homeowner as they accept the keys to their safe, decent, and affordable home.

Flags Lowered For Senator Bob Dole

11:49 a.m. - Flags will be lowered until Thursday

Northside Duplex Fire

11:09 a.m. - Residents of a two-story-duplex called 911, reporting a large volume of smoke coming from the inside of their home.

North Spokane Shooting

7:33 a.m. - North Spokane shooting sends victim to the hospital with life-threating injuries

Pedestrian Stuck By Vehicle and Dragged Two Blocks

7:32 a.m. - Male sent to the hospital after being struck by a vehicle and dragged two city blocks

Dec. 3

Prolific Vehicle Thief Sentenced To Multiple Years in Prison

4:53 p.m. - 23-time convicted felon and prolific Spokane vehicle thief sentenced to multiple years in prison

Parks & Recreation + Partners Bring Holiday Cheer with Festive Events

11:10 a.m. - This 2021 holiday season, Parks & Recreation and partners are offering festive events and activities to bring cheer through the New Year.

Afternoon South Hill Apartment Fire Displaces Family

9 a.m. - The Spokane Fire Department was dispatched to a fire in an apartment at 5111 South Regal Street.

Dec. 2

SPD Targets Package Theft

4:24 p.m. - SPD is launching a new program to combat package theft just in time for holiday shopping

Child Rape Sentencing

8:16 a.m. - Spokane man sentenced to 30 years to life in prison for child rape