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News Releases for October 2022

Oct. 31

City Seeking Arts Employment Support Proposals

4:49 p.m. - Funding to use pandemic relief funds to operate arts employment program

Happy, safe Halloween from SPD!

2:48 p.m. - SPD wants all little ghosts and goblins to enjoy this annual celebration and for everyone to be safe. You can do so by practicing basic safety tips.

SPD Seeking Assistance Locating Missing Child

8:57 a.m. - The child has been located and is safe.

Council Member Zappone Co-Hosts Forum on Increasing Educators of Color

8:50 a.m. - Council Member Zack Zappone co-hosted a Forum on Increasing Educators of Color alongside School Board Vice President Nikki Lockwood.

Oct. 29

Mayor Woodward to Host Telephone Town Hall

8:31 a.m. - Mayor Woodward will host a telephone town hall on Tuesday to discuss community priorities to address public safety considerations and other topics.

Oct. 28

Mobile Parking App Transaction Fees Begin Tuesday

3:43 p.m. - On-street parking mobile app payments will include convenience fee.

SFD, State Farm & Red Cross Partner in National Home Fire Campaign

1:58 p.m. - On Oct. 29, SFD and volunteers with the American Red Cross will be visiting 500 homes offering to install free smoke and carbon monoxide alarms.

SPD announcing changes to processing of 911 calls

1:47 p.m. - In some situations citizens may not experience any difference in service, while the process for other calls will shift.

Oct. 26

TRAC, Cannon operator to transition

4:22 p.m. - The Salvation Army will begin operation of both on November 1.

Lithium Ion Battery Fires - SFDs National Seminar

9:02 a.m. - The Spokane Fire Department (SFD) is hosting a national seminar October 25-27 (this week) focused on Lithium Ion Battery (LIB) Fires.

Jamie McIntyre, MSW, LICSW Awarded Fire Educator of the Year for 2022

8:47 a.m. - Community Risk Reduction Manager (CRRM) Jamie McIntyre has been awarded Washington State's Fire Educator of the Year!

Oct. 25

Regional agencies activate EOC to address Camp Hope

3:47 p.m. - Local governmental agencies have activated an Emergency Operations Center (EOC) to address the challenges of those staying at Camp Hope

Early Morning South Hill Fire

3:17 p.m. - At approximately 1:00 AM on October 25, 2022, SFD was dispatched to a structure fire at 3431 South Cook Street.

Oct. 24

SPD’s Major Crimes Unit (MCU) investigating suspicious death

4:14 p.m. - On 10-23-22, just after 4 p.m., SPD received a call of a body found near the river in a remote location adjacent to the Peaceful Valley neighborhood.

Early Morning Hillyard Neighborhood Fire

11:06 a.m. - At approximately 8:03 this morning, SFD responded to the 1900 Block of East Marshall Avenue on a report of a possible house fire.

Oct. 20

SIIR Team Investigating Officer Involved Shooting

10:09 a.m. - Initial SIIR release; Deputy involved shooting in Stevens County on 10-12-2022

Oct. 17

Officer Involved Shooting

8:25 a.m. - Officer-involved shooting after suspect immediately opens fire on officers during arrest attempt

Oct. 14

Regional Fire Marshals Lift Burn Restrictions for the Spokane Area

3:26 p.m. - Oct. 14, 2022- Fire Danger Burn Restriction Lifted

Oct. 12

Mayor Endorses U.S. Bid for World's Fair

2:07 p.m. - Minnesota USA Expo 2027 would be first-ever global expo on health, well-being

Phase 2 Installation of Updated Parking Meters Underway

11:37 a.m. - Modern payment devices will cover downtown core.

Oct. 11

Fire Prevention Week 2022

4:17 p.m. - Regional Fire & Life Safety Educators remind “Fire won’t wait. Plan your escape.”

New Art The Seeking Place Opens October 18 in Riverfront Park

9:23 a.m. - Spokane’s Riverfront Park is set to unveil its newest piece of public art next week

Council Members Call for Criminal Investigation in Suspected Fraud

8:11 a.m. - City Administration recently informed several City Council members of possible fraud within the city-funded homeless service provider network.

Oct. 8

Northside Water Quality Test Meets Standards

10:39 a.m. - Northside Water Quality Test Meets Standards

Oct. 7

Northside Water Pump Malfunction Causing Cloudy Look to Tap Water

6:42 p.m. - Northside Water Pump Malfunction Causing Cloudy Look to Tap Water

Flags Lowered for National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Service

6:08 p.m. - Fire Prevention Week is Oct. 9 – 15

100 New Street Trees Coming to West Central & Bemiss Neighborhoods

9:23 a.m. - This month, approximately 100 new street trees will be planted in the West Central and Bemiss neighborhoods, as a part of the SpoCanopy program

Oct. 6

Parks Shares Proposed Dog Park Guidelines, Hosts Dist. 2 Open Houses

4:41 p.m. - Spokane Parks shares proposed guidelines for future parks, asks for feedback on sites for District 2 locations at upcoming open house events

Riverfront Park and Berger Partnership Win ASLA Award

2:39 p.m. - Riverfront Park and Berger Partnership have won an Honor Award in the General Design category from the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA)

Oct. 5

WADOT encampment shooting

2:38 p.m. - SPD arrests suspect in shooting near WADOT encampment

Oct. 4

Deadline Extended for Riverfront Pavilion Naming Rights Partner Propos

10:31 a.m. - The deadline for proposals to partner with Riverfront Park in naming the U.S. Pavilion is extended to Oct. 31, 2022

Oct. 3

SVU Detectives Arrest Sexual Assault Suspect

12:17 p.m. - SPD’s Special Victims Unit makes arrest in apparent stranger rape

Fire Prevention Month with SFD

12:03 p.m. - 2022 Theme: Home Fire Escape Planning

Warning Period for New Speed Cameras Ends Nov. 1st

9:17 a.m. - The warning period for three new School Zone Safety Cameras will be Monday, Oct. 3 to Monday, Oct. 31.

Indigenous Peoples Day Is a Parking Meter Holiday

8:52 a.m. - Garbage pickup and curbside recycling on schedule