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  • Spokane Valley councilman on extended sick leave resigns

    A Spokane Valley Councilman on extended sick for the past 18 months has resigned his post. The move – following the abrupt resignations this spring of two other councilmen – …


  • Gothmann to leave Spokane Valley council

    Bill Gothmann’s term on the Spokane Valley City Council ends in June, and he’s not interested in an extension. “I think it’s time for me to return to retirement,” Gothmann …


  • Spokane Valley City Council seeks to fill seat temporarily

    The Spokane Valley City Council is looking for a Spokane Valley resident who is interested in serving as a temporary council member. The temporary member will serve until Bill Bates …


  • Spokane Valley Council candidates benefit from PACs contributions

    Recent donations from PACs and associations have inflated the coffers of some Spokane Valley City Council candidates in time for a last-minute advertising push before Election Day. The Washington Association …


  • City Council candidates show similarities at forum

    The lack of controversy in the races for Spokane Valley City Council was evident in the candidate forum held Wednesday by the Greater Spokane Valley Chamber of Commerce. At one …


  • Bill Bates , Fred Beaulac battle for Spokane Valley council seat

    Two men – Bill Bates and Fred Beaulac – are vying for the City Council seat 7, currently held by Mayor Tom Towey. Towey announced earlier this year that he …


  • Pace leads in fundraising

    With the primary election over, most candidates have turned their attention to raising money for the November general election. Some Spokane Valley City Council candidates have been more successful in …


  • Bates files for council position that Towey is vacating

    Spokane Valley planning commission chairman Bill Bates is running for the council seat being vacated by Mayor Tom Towey – his half-brother. Bates is the first person to file paperwork …


  • Mayor’s relative chosen for commission seat

    Two candidates for empty planning commission seats, including the half-brother of Mayor Tom Towey, were approved by a majority of the Spokane Valley City Council Tuesday during a contentious meeting. …


  • Schimmels backs Bates for panel seat

    Spokane Valley Deputy Mayor Gary Schimmels is recommending that Bill Bates, Mayor Tom Towey’s half-brother, be appointed to one of the two vacant seats on the planning commission. Bates retired …


  • Mayor’s half-brother is commission candidate

    Among those applying for the two vacant Spokane Valley Planning Commission seats is Bill Bates, Mayor Tom Towey’s half-brother. On the section of the application that asked if the appointment …


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