by Alex Rozier, KHQ Local News Reporter - bio | email
SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane will see an overhaul in the parking meter system throughout the city. The Parking Enforcement Officers are out and Spokane Parking Services Team are in.
Downtown parking has charged all the way until 7 p.m. but as part of the change, the city will not be charging for parking after 5 p.m. This change will last until January 5th of the new year.
The city tells us if you do have questions about Downtown Spokane you should ask them. As part of the switch, all of the drivers had to complete tourism ambassador training with Visit Spokane and they will be working very close with downtown businesses.
When Mayor Condon was elected, he made a mission to improve customer service and that is what he says this will do.
The city will have information on their website as well as social media tools to enhance the number of services they can offer to people.
Tuesday, May 21 2013 1:43 PM EDT2013-05-21 17:43:51 GMT
BREAKING NEWS - The Medical Examiner's Office has revised the death toll in the Moore, Oklahoma tornado from 91 people to at least 24 people.>>
UPDATE: Originally the death toll was reported to be 91 people and counting, however, the Medical examiner's office revised the death toll from the Oklahoma tornado to at least 24 people. A spokeswoman said Tuesday morning that she believes some victims were counted twice in the early chaos of the storm.>>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 3:31 PM EDT2013-05-21 19:31:19 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) - Wind, humidity and rainfall combined precisely to create the massive killer tornado in Moore, Okla. >>
WASHINGTON (AP) - Wind, humidity and rainfall combined precisely to create the massive killer tornado in Moore, Okla. And when they did, the awesome amount of energy released over that city dwarfed the power of the atomic bomb that leveled Hiroshima. Meteorologists contacted by The Associated Press used real time measurements to calculate the energy released during the storm's life span of almost an hour.>>