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TUESDAY, MAY 7, 2013

Waldref cruises to Bloomsday win 

Congratulations to Councilwoman Amber Waldref, this year's top Bloomsday finisher among elected leaders (at least among those whose time we checked). She easily beat out the rest of her City Council cohorts, though in defense of the others, she is the youngest elected official we...

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WEDNESDAY, APRIL 10, 2013

Spokane County loss on land deal finalized

Spokane County’s loss of more than $1 million in a land deal with the Spokane International Airport was completed Monday by the Spokane City Council. In 2008, the county paid $3.2 million for nearly 400 acres between the airport and Fairchild Air Force Base to...

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WEDNESDAY, NOV. 7, 2012

Map of the votes for Spokane County Commissioner District 1 base on Election Night totals (Jim Camden)

Mapping the Vote: Mielke leads Roskelley

Incumbent County Commissioner Todd Mielke has a comfortable lead over former Commissioner John Roskelley in the race for Commissioner District 1. Roskelley had strong support in some parts of the City of Spokane, but Mielke is running ahead in most other precincts. For a closer...

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TUESDAY, OCT. 23, 2012

Debates will feature county commission candidates, Biviano 

Candidates for Spokane County Commission will face off Wednesday evening in student-led debates hosted by the Central Valley High School’s Government Club. The club also has invited the candidates in the hotly-contest Spokane Valley race for state House between incumbent Republican Matt Shea and Democrat...

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TUESDAY, AUG. 28, 2012

County racetrack financials in question. Again

Spokane County Raceway has an oval track, on which people drive very fast in circles, record mileage and wind up where they started. Which seems a pretty apt metaphor for the raceway since the county bought the property in 2008. The original operator, Bucky Austin,...

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WEDNESDAY, JUNE 6, 2012

Roskelley challenge dismissed

A visiting county auditor dismissed the challenge to John Roskelley's voter registration, and the Democratic challenger will appear on the ballot for the Spokane County commissioner in District 1. That will likely bring to an end the separate challenge in Spokane County Superior Court, which...

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WEDNESDAY, DEC. 14, 2011

MONDAY, FEB. 7, 2011

Shea: Attacks anti-Christian, anti-veteran 

The process to fill an empty Senate seat in the Spokane Valley’s 4th Legislative District has resulted in “vicious personal attacks” aimed at himself, his family and “our constitutional foundations and Christian principles,” state Rep. Matt Shea, one of the candidates for the opening, said....

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SUNDAY, DEC. 13, 2009

County wants out of its deal 

Spokane County commissioners seem to have the upper hand in their battle with county unions in the public relations war over next year’s budget.In adopting a budget last week that cuts positions or hours for almost every agency and department, the commissioners fired a broadside...

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