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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.

Saturday’s highlights

Residents along Walnut Road are voicing their opposition to a rezone request by St. John Vianney to build low-income senior housing on its property. SR photo/J. Bart Rayniak

It's a fine and lovely Monday morning out there - at least until the clouds move in later - so let's take a look at a few highlights from Saturday's Valley Voice. St. John Vianney Church and its neighbors are no longer in discussions about a zoning request that would allow the construction of a low income senior housing complex, but the rezone is still moving through the process. Correspondent Mike Vlahovich has a story on retiring high school track and field coach Howard Dolphin. He worked at East Valley High School for many years, then moved on to West Valley High School.

Reporter Lisa Lienberger has a look at the huge new sign at Liberty High School in Spangle. It celebrates academic and musical achievements as well as sports awards. Those who follow the actions of the Spokane Valley City Council will recognize the names of the latest people to throw their hat in the ring for the November 2011 elections. DeeDee Loberg has filed to run against appointee Arne Woodard and Ben Wick has filed to run for the seat held by Bill Gothmann, who has said he will not run for re-election.

On a side note, this week is the official filing week for all positions that will be on the ballot. Candidates must file through the Spokane County Elections Office by the end of the day Friday. We have a list of all positions up for election this fall here.

Coming on Saturday

If you can tear yourself away from tomorrow's (hopefully) sunny weather, we'll have a few interesting stories for you in the Valley Voice. You will finally get to see that story I promised you by Lisa Leinberger on the new Liberty High School sign that celebrates academic and musical achievements in addition to sports wins. Anyone who has driving down Walnut Road near St. John Vianney Church lately has seen all the green signs sprouting on lawns. A request has been made to rezone a parcel of land to put in a low income senior housing complex and the neighbors are in an uproar. I'll have an update on where the zoning dispute is and what is next in the process. I'll also have a story on two new candidates for Spokane Valley City Council in the November elections. Have a great weekend!

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