WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 19, 2018
The race for county commissioner between Rob Chase and Mary Kuney mirrors a split in the Spokane County Republican Party between more traditional Republicans who have lined up behind Kuney and those whose influence grew in the last decade with the rise of the tea party who have mostly backed Chase.
TUESDAY, SEPT. 18, 2018
The Spokane County Interstate Fair was a gate-busting success this year with ticket sales exceeding more than 200,000 for the first time in six years.
THURSDAY, SEPT. 13, 2018
The Spokane Valley Fire Department from Aug. 27 to Sept. 9 responded to several calls regarding fires ignited by cigarettes, including one incident occurring near MultiCare Valley Hospital. Firefighters responded about 10 a.m. Aug. 29 to a report of a vehicle fully engulfed in flames in the middle of Houk Road, directly in front of the hospital.
Spokane Valley city officials are considering potential placement sites for a sixth sculpture, “Heart of the Valley,” which was donated by the Spokane Valley Arts Council.
There are more than 300 members of the Inland Empire Beekeepers Association, which has maintained a booth at the Spokane County Interstate Fair for over 25 years.
FRIDAY, SEPT. 7, 2018
As a crowd gathered in the stands around a small arena at the Spokane County Fair and Expo Center, 6-year-old Simeon Weins stepped into a chute, hopped onto a sheep and prepared for a ride that would last only seconds. The gate to the chute opened and the sheep dashed out, crossing the arena with Simeon in tow. The ride lasted about three seconds before the boy fell to the ground, unharmed.
Grocery Outlet Bargain Market in Spokane Valley has shuttered after close to three decades of service.
Two candidates for county clerk, incumbent Tim Fitzgerald and challenger Michael Kirk, have similar goals to boost technology, but they differ on reform
THURSDAY, SEPT. 6, 2018
The Spokane Valley Fire Department responded to several calls involving a pedestrian accident, several brush fires and unauthorized burning reports.
WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 5, 2018
As drones gain popularity among hobbyists and commercial operators, the Spokane Valley parks department is grappling with how to balance their use with public safety and privacy.
SUNDAY, SEPT. 2, 2018
As waterfront homes in Seattle sell at a premium with prices starting at more than $1 million, some Spokane real estate agents say homes near the water in the Inland Northwest still remain fairly affordable for buyers.
WEDNESDAY, AUG. 29, 2018
Spokane Teachers Credit Union is expanding in Spokane Valley with the opening of its first stand-alone center to serve growing consumer demand for home loans.
MONDAY, AUG. 27, 2018
Spokane Valley is planning to appoint a five-person citizen salary commission to evaluate a pay increase for city council members.
SUNDAY, AUG. 26, 2018
A nearly 40,000-square-foot memory care facility will be built in Spokane’s Southgate neighborhood, according to permits issued by the city.
SATURDAY, AUG. 25, 2018
Spokane’s first specialty coffee roaster, 4 Seasons Roasting Co., is planning to move its coffee-roasting facility to Spokane Valley by next year.
FRIDAY, AUG. 24, 2018
The Spokane Gun Club approved selling land to the Central Valley School District in a final vote Friday evening.
Republican candidate Susan Hutchison challenged incumbent Democratic Sen. Maria Cantwell on Friday to a series of 10 debates to be held in each congressional district throughout Washington.
THURSDAY, AUG. 23, 2018
The Spokane Valley Fire Department responded to a report of a man in the Spokane River on Aug. 6 near the Denny Ashlock Bridge.
Spokane Valley’s budget goals for 2019 remain similar to last year: funding for road preservation and public safety, as well as infrastructure and park improvements. At a projected $70.7 million, the 2019 preliminary budget contains a more than 1 percent increase in expenses over last year. However, the city is anticipating a $3.7 million surplus in the 2019 budget.
Spokane County Commissioners approved a master plan for the Liberty Lake Regional Park that includes more than $12 million in campground upgrades.
MONDAY, AUG. 20, 2018
One person is dead and several residents were displaced as a result of a fire Sunday night at the Central Park Condominiums in Spokane Valley.
SUNDAY, AUG. 19, 2018
Two Republican candidates are vying to become the newest Spokane County assessor following current assessor Vicki Horton’s retirement announcement earlier this year.
SATURDAY, AUG. 18, 2018
A bump in construction, as well as sales of equipment, lawn and garden supplies boosted Washington state’s retail sales to more than $37 billion this year – a 10 percent increase over 2017, according to the Washington State Department of Revenue.
As chairwoman of the Pacific Northwest for JPMorgan Chase & Co. – the most senior executive in Washington, Oregon and Idaho – Phyllis Campbell is giving back to the community by helping customers achieve their financial goals.
THURSDAY, AUG. 16, 2018
The East Mission Dental Clinic is an extension of the existing CHAS Health urgent-care facility at 1502 N. Vercler Road, which opened three years ago.