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  • Doug Clark: If Spokane Valley-sized golden parachute comes with city manager job, sign me up

    Doug Clark wants to be like Mike - Mike Jackson, that is. A Jackson-sized severance from the City of Spokane Valley would set Doug up nicely in retirement.


  • Valley council owes public an explanation

    Why did the council spend more than it seemingly had to? What did the public get in exchange? What did the council get, other than an assurance of secrecy?


  • Another Spokane Valley councilman resigns as political change grips city

    A second Spokane Valley councilman has resigned amid acrimony between previous politicial leaders and the new majority with a libertarian streak. Chuck Hafner resigned Monday morning, following Councilman Dean Grafos’s …


  • Valley Councilmen Grafos, Hafner want city manager’s firing investigated

    Some Spokane Valley council members say Jackson was fired illegally


  • Editorial: Valley council takes ugly turn

    The Spokane Valley City Council majority’s firing of the city manager is the latest example of how collaborative decision-making has been replaced with political agendas.


  • UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 6, 2015, 10:41 a.m.

    Spokane Valley library backers take stock after bond defeat

    Supporters of a new Spokane Valley library are weighing their options after failing again to capture the needed supermajority for a $22 million bond issue. Among the possibilities, library officials …


  • Valley hears standardized signs plan

    An effort to standardize signs for visitor destinations in the region got an icy reception from the Spokane Valley City Council Tuesday evening. Mark Richard, president of the Downtown Spokane …


  • Pace’s lead over Schimmels grows in council race

    The Spokane Valley City Council may make a right turn if Ed Pace continues to strengthen his lead against incumbent Gary Schimmels. Schimmels led by three votes on election night, …


  • 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 …


  • Hafner states views in Valley council race

    The race for Position 5 on the Spokane Valley City Council pits longtime Spokane Valley resident Chuck Hafner against newcomer Donald Morgan Jr. Hafner, the incumbent, headed up the Positive …


  • 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 …


  • Land ownership complicates potential sale to city, library

    A possible land deal involving the city of Spokane Valley and the Spokane County Library District will get extra scrutiny because of ties between most members of the Spokane Valley …


  • ‘Positive’ group close to control of Valley council

    A group of people unhappy with the status quo who ran together on a “Positive Change” slate in the 2009 Spokane Valley City elections are a single seat away from …


  • Grafos leads field in campaign funds

    Spokane Valley City Council candidates continue to amass money as the November election approaches, and Councilman Dean Grafos is by far the biggest recipient of campaign cash in his hunt …


  • Event expenses go unreported

    Confusion reigned early this week among four Spokane Valley City Council candidates over who had donated what for a joint campaign event in July, but candidates were able to quickly …


  • Grafos’ campaign chest largest so far

    The candidates for Spokane Valley City Council seats are settling into two camps – those who are supported by the council’s Positive Change members and campaign donors, and those who …


  • McCaslin’s replacement wins easy approval

    Surprising no one, the Spokane Valley City Council voted to appoint Positive Change architect Chuck Hafner to fill the council seat emptied by the death of Bob McCaslin. Hafner, 79, …


  • Council picks Neill; two council candidates questioned

    The Spokane Valley City Council moved quickly Tuesday to appoint a new planning commissioner, voting unanimously to approve Steven Neill with no discussion or questions. Mayor Tom Towey, who made …


  • Council to pick from 2

    The next Spokane Valley City Council member will be either Chuck Hafner, a retired school superintendent with tight ties to many current council members, or Ben Wick, an IT systems …


  • Finalists picked for council seat

    Three people will be interviewed next month for the vacant Spokane Valley City Council seat that was created by the death of Councilman Bob McCaslin. Seven people were considered during …


  • Hafner will run for Spokane Valley City Council

    Retired educator Chuck Hafner has filed paperwork with the Public Disclosure Commission to run for Spokane Valley City Council in November, but he has not yet indicated which seat he …


  • Crowd sees Valley council take first step to kill couplet plan

    A standing-room-only crowd watched Tuesday night as the Spokane Valley City Council took the first major step toward killing the Sprague/Appleway Revitalization Plan. They came even though the result was …