u 2013 February 12 Special Election

Spokane County Fire District 13 Levy (Feb. 12, 2013)

About this measure

Newman Lake Fire and Rescue replacement emergency medical services levy would renew the existing levy that collects .50 cents per $1,000 in assessed home value. The levy rate does not change from its prior vote in 2011.


Spokane County Fire Protection District No. 13

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Ruling on Iron Horse Kennel license renewel expected next week

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Pet shooting investigated

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