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  • Howard Street bridge demolition in Riverfront Park to start in late summer

    The Spokane Park Board voted Thursday to approve a bid of $4.7 million to reconstruct the Howard Street Bridge South.


  • Riverfront Park project on track for success

    Recently, articles in this newspaper and other publications have raised legitimate questions about the progress of the redevelopment of Riverfront Park following the voters’ approval of a $64.3 million bond …


  • Fire district tries bond again after ballot printing error

    A Stevens County Fire District 1 bond issue is back on the ballot this month after it was discovered missing from the ballots of dozens of residents in November.


  • Fire district tries bond again after ballot printing error

    A Stevens County Fire District 1 bond issue is back on the ballot this month after it was discovered missing from the ballots of dozens of residents in November.


  • Hafner led library bond campaign

    The group campaigning for the Spokane County Library District’s bond – which would allow the district to build a 30,000-square-foot library across Sprague Avenue from the site of the new …


  • Free rides, live music to celebrate Riverfront Park renovation

    To thank Spokane voters for approving renovations at Riverfront Park, the city will host a celebration there on Saturday, with free rides, live music, $1 hot dogs and a beer …


  • From multimillion dollar school bond to building

    Architects have been vetted. Construction timelines established. Community input integrated. Now work is beginning. Central Valley School District officials are wasting no time in moving forward on projects under a …


  • Newman Lake to build new volunteer fire station

    Newman Lake Fire and Rescue Chief Keith Yamane wasn’t fazed by the pounding hail and rain that delayed the ceremonial groundbreaking at the site of a new fire station Saturday. …


  • Newman Lake voters pass bond for fire station

    The second time was the charm for Newman Lake Fire and Rescue, which passed a $1.1 million bond this week to pay for a new fire station. A $2.2 million …


  • Library hinges on bond vote

    Residents in the Spokane Valley area may get to decide as soon as April if a new Spokane Valley Library will be built on the corner of Herald Road and …


  • East Valley reassesses after latest loss at ballot box

    East Valley’s school board is juggling ideas for the district’s financial future, but members do not expect a bond redux anytime soon. They have until March 8 to file for …


  • Glenewinkel: Bond lacked parent support

    East Valley School District faces the aftermath of repeated failure as voters rejected a $65 million bond Tuesday that would have renovated schools and built an athletic facility and performing …


  • Group sends mailer opposing EV school bond

    Citizens for Responsible Taxation mailed fliers this week targeting the $65 million East Valley School District bond on the ballot in Tuesday’s special election. The bond would pay to renovate …


  • Voters will decide school measures

    The Spokane County Elections Office is mailing ballots today for the Feb. 12 special election. Depending on where you live, you might see a school bond or levy, or levies …


  • Excess funds could mean early start for projects

    Low construction costs in recent years have left Spokane Public Schools with $47.9 million in undesignated bond funds and a hope to start early on two projects planned for 2015. …


  • Fire departments, districts regroup from failed levies

    Fire departments and districts in the Spokane Valley area were taking stock this week and trying to determine how to move forward after levy and bond requests on the November …


  • Area bonds and levies mostly fail

    Fire departments and fire districts in the area surrounding Spokane Valley largely came away from the polls with disappointing results as several levy and bond requests failed. The exception was …


  • Area bonds and levies mostly fail

    Fire departments and fire districts in the area surrounding Spokane Valley largely came away from the polls with disappointing results this week as several levy and bond requests failed. The …


  • Newman Lake seeks new fire station

    The Newman Lake Fire District is inching ever closer to finalizing plans to build a new fire station on close to 12 acres of land the district owns at Starr …


  • Three of four area school measures failing

    Spokane County voters repeated their “no taxes” message from November, rejecting three of four school funding requests in today’s special election.


  • Districts asking taxpayers to continue school support

    Operating a school district is expensive. Renovating aging buildings, buying band instruments, hiring coaches, keeping up with technology and making sure buildings are heated or cooled add up to big …


  • School busting at seams

    Cheney Middle School’s student population has outgrown its building. Lunches are divided into three groups to get all the students fed. The cafeteria officially holds 250 people, but the seventh-grade …


  • East Valley school bond is failing

    The third time was not the charm for the East Valley School District. The district’s most recent construction bond measure appears headed toward failure again, leaving the district struggling with …


  • County crafts $147 million ballot item

    Kootenai County officials say they can expand the county jail and overhaul other public safety buildings without raising property tax bills, despite the projects’ combined $147 million price tag. The …


  • Is Fifth Time The Charm In Post Falls?

    Tuesday’s election will be the fifth time the Post Falls School District has asked for voters to give it a new high school, counting previous requests in 1985, 1994 and …


  • Families, Teachers Forced To Adapt

    Joni Hirst has one daughter who leaves for school at 6:30 in the morning and another who comes home at 6:30 at night. With after-school activities, the family usually doesn’t …


  • Post Falls Faces A Growing Need School District Asks Voters To Pay Price Of Progress

    First of three parts There’s little debate over whether Post Falls needs a new school. The school district says facilities are overcrowded and it’s about time the community builds a …

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