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Blog Posts for February 2015

Feb. 25

A Closer Look at Plans for North Monroe Street

3:28 p.m. - A 2017 project will improve safety, enhance the streetscape, and reconfigure traffic

Expanded Spokane Convention Center opens

9:42 a.m. - The improved Spokane Convention Center offers much more space and gorgeous views of the river.

Feb. 23

Shriners Hospitals launches year-long “Be Burn Aware” campaign

9:54 a.m. - The campaign offers several tips to keep you and your children safe from burn injuries.

Feb. 16

City and SPD deliver final update to Use of Force Commission

12:02 p.m. - Watch 1:44:32 - Mayor Condon and Chief Straub outlined the City and Police Department’s progress in implementing the Commission’s (26) recommendations.

Streets crews stay busy despite lack of snowfall

Noon - Watch 7:38 - The lack of snow has allowed streets crews to fill more potholes, among other things.

Feb. 13

Family Justice Center opens in Spokane

12:29 p.m. - Watch 22:04 - Victims of domestic violence can now find a variety of services under one roof.

The future of the City’s CDBG neighborhood program

11:14 a.m. - Work is being done to improve the CDBG neighborhood program for the 2015-2016 year.

Feb. 12

New dispatch and records system will help make Spokane safer

12:36 p.m. - Watch 24:41 - The City and County have teamed up to implement a new computer-aided dispatch (CAD) and records management system (RMS).

Feb. 11

Seeking Student Designs

4:05 p.m. - Students are invited to enter our manhole cover art contest; Deadline is March 30

Feb. 9

Mayor’s challenge to end veteran homelessness

2:54 p.m. - Watch 20:51 - A new initiative aims to place homeless veterans in permanent housing.

Spokane Gives Week returns

10 a.m. - Watch 20:51 - Spokane Gives Week is a time to celebrate and encourage volunteerism and other acts of service.

Feb. 6

HUD changes impact eligibility of CDBG projects

9:47 a.m. - The City is working to identify new projects and sidewalk locations with neighborhood councils.

Feb. 3

Mayor receives national award for clean water work

2:16 p.m. - National Association of Clean Water Agencies recognizes Mayor for Integrated Clean Water Plan

Prevent a clothes dryer fire

12:48 p.m. - The leading cause of dryer fires is failure to clean them.

February is African American History Month

9:51 a.m. - Watch 7:21 - Join in with heritage month celebrations scheduled throughout February.