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Today’s highlights

James Clancy, 83, sells produce for bargain price, like these tomatoes for 39 cents a pound at his stand near the corner of Maxwell and Ash in North Spokane. SR photo/Dan Pelle

One of  today's highlights from the Valley Voice is a story about something that isn't in the Valley, but it's such a great read anyone can enjoy it. Reporter Pia Hallenberg talked to James Clancy, who runs Clancy's Produce Stand on West Maxwell in Spokane. Clancy has a heart of gold and seems to enjoy helping those who are down on their luck.

On Tuesday the Spokane Valley City Council voted to reject a zone change requested by St. John Vianney Church so a low income senior housing complex could be built. Primary ballots are being mailed this week, so we asked five questions of the four candidates for City Council Position 6 to help you make a decision on who to vote for. The top two vote-getters will advance to the November primary election. Last week the city had a small celebration to mark the new state law that requires cattle trucks to go through the Port of Entry at Stateline instead of using roads through residential neighborhoods.  

Reporter Lisa Lienberger tracked down some information on Liberty Lake Days, which is scheduled for Friday and Saturday. The event includes a car cruise, a car show, community picnic, carnival games and more. A word of warning - you will want to grab some tissues when you sit down to read Cindy Hval's touching tribute to her father-in-law, who died suddenly last week.

Coming Thursday

We'll have a bunch of interesting things coming your way in the Thursday Valley Voice. Perhaps the biggest news of the week is that last night the Spokane Valley City Council killed a zone change request that was filed by St. John Vianney Church to allow them to build low income senior housing. I'll have the details on that discussion.

Last week the city had a small celebration to celebrate a new state law that requires cattle trucks weighing more than 40,000 to go through the Port of Entry instead of through residential neighborhoods. Reporter Lisa Leinberger has information on the Liberty Lake Days event coming up this weekend in Liberty Lake.

No burgers. But I hear there might be cheese.

The City of Spokane Valley will spend some time Friday afternoon celebrating its successful effort to get a new state law passed this year. The City Council had received complaints from residents that heavy cattle trucks coming down from Canada were bypassing the Port of Entry at Stateline and coming through residential areas. The new law requires cattle trucks weighing more than 40,000 pounds to stop at the Port of Entry.

The celebration will be from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Friday at CenterPlace, 2426 N. Discovery Place. The Spokane Valley legislators who helped get the law passed have been invited to attend, including Senator Jeff Baxter and Representatives Matt Shea and Larry Crouse.

If you want to head over to the gathering, RSVP to Carolbelle Branch at 720-5411. After all, they have to make sure they have enough cheese.

New law applies to cattle trucks using Spokane Valley roads

Yesterday Governor Chris Gregoire signed a new law that will require cattle trucks in Spokane and Pend Oreille counties that are more than 40,000 pounds gross weight to stop at a port of entry. Neighbors living along Barker and Harvard Roads complained to the Spokane Valley City Council last year that the cattle trucks were using State Highway 290 to bypass the port of entry and its inspections and then using those roads to connect back to I-90. The council worked with local legislators to get a law passed. Olympia reporter Jim Camden has more details here.

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