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Illness forces McCaslin to quit state Senate

OLYMPIA – Bob McCaslin, the most senior member of the Washington Legislature, is leaving the Senate seat he’s held for the Spokane Valley for 30 years. In a prepared statement, …


McCaslin leaving state Senate, will keep Valley post

State Sen. Bob McCaslin informs Republican leaders he won’t return to Olympia.


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. …


Valley council freezes COLA for nonunion employees

Four Spokane Valley City Council members voted Tuesday to withhold a 2.5 percent cost of living increase in 2011 from the city’s nonunion employees despite the fact that the city …


Ordinance allows vehicle sales in mixed-use avenue zone

The Elephant Boys business on East Sprague is now legal thanks to the passage of an ordinance Tuesday by the Spokane Valley City Council to allow vehicle sales in a …


Spokane Valley’s budget to see surplus in 2014

Some members of the Spokane Valley City Council started to pick apart acting City Manager Mike Jackson’s proposed 2011 budget Tuesday, but at least one was using outdated numbers to …


Spokane Valley City Council discusses vehicle taxes

The merits of forming a regional Transportation Benefit District to raise revenue for road construction received nearly an hour of discussion at Tuesday’s Spokane Valley City Council meeting, but the …


Unofficial meetings generate contention

The Spokane Valley City Council’s new majority started off its term in office by possibly violating the Open Public Meetings Act, meeting for coffee every day at a local grocery …


Spokane Valley council puts zoning on endangered list

The new members of the Spokane Valley City Council – a majority that’s been in office less than a year – have a lot of questions. Is the Spokane River …


McCaslin treated at Valley hospital

Spokane Valley City Councilman and state Sen. Bob McCaslin was rehospitalized last week for an infection after having heart surgery early this year.


Full council gets down to business

The Spokane Valley City Council dais was full Tuesday for the first time since Jan. 12 with the attendance of council member and State Sen. Bob McCaslin at the weekly …


McCaslin hospitalized, may miss remainder of session

OLYMPIA – Bob McCaslin, the state senator and Spokane Valley city councilman, was hospitalized Thursday after experiencing shortness of breath and dizziness. He needs an aortic valve replacement and may …


Senate suspends part of I-960

OLYMPIA – The Legislature would be able to raise taxes this session and next with a simple majority vote under a bill approved Tuesday in the state Senate. In the …


Wash. Senate OKs lowering hurdle for tax raises

The Legislature would be able to raise taxes this session and next with a simple majority vote under a bill approved Tuesday in the state Senate.


Council moving quickly

The new Spokane Valley City Council appears eager to put its stamp on the city and in the process take another look at some of the major decisions the previous …


New members sworn in

The speeches were few and short Wednesday night as the new members of the Spokane Valley City Council were sworn in before a packed room of friends, family and supporters. …


Few voters cast ballots

Despite a lot of campaign spending and generous doses of controversy, Spokane Valley’s City Council elections last month failed to generate as much turnout as the Liberty Lake Sewer and …


Endorsement: Munson’s best choice for Valley and growth

After rejecting incorporation at least three times, Spokane Valley residents voted eight years ago to form their own city. It was a decisive turning point, a political affirmation of a …


Council candidates Munson, McCaslin share views

Here is the first in a series of reports in which Spokane Valley City Council candidates address issues in their own words. All the candidates were asked the same questions. …


Spokane educator Saling dies at 80

As a teacher, a school principal and a community college president, Gerald Saling was a staunch supporter of education. When he brought that expertise to the state Senate, the members …