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UPDATED: Tue., July 17, 2018, 10:30 p.m.

Controversial South Madison Street block reopens

It took five years, a nasty battle with City Hall, the complete transformation of downtown auto dealership and the demolition of two historic buildings, but a block-long portion of South …


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 14, 2017, 10:42 p.m.

Spokane Valley City Hall celebrates grand opening of its new building

Spokane Valley Mayor Rod Higgins said a few words, thanked the appropriate people and proceeded to cut a green ribbon in front of the Spokane Valley City Hall’s new $14 …


Spokane Valley residents weigh in on parent’s right to refuse vaccination for their kids

A jam-packed Spokane Valley City Hall saw 12 people step to the lectern for public comment on Tuesday. Eleven sounded off on a hot-button parental rights issue.


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 30, 2017, 10:08 p.m.

Spokane leaders unveil free medication disposal units set up across the city

Spokane’s municipal and regional leaders gathered Wednesday morning at the downtown police precinct to announce the roll-out of free medication disposal units set up across the city.


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 18, 2017, 9:27 p.m.

City Hall temporarily evacuated after construction crew strikes gas line

City Hall and two other buildings were temporarily evacuated after construction crews hit a gas line on West Spokane Falls Boulevard Friday morning.


UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 14, 2017, 10:19 p.m.

Gathering outside City Hall calls for peace, unity after Virginia violence

About 100 people gathered Monday evening outside Spokane City Hall to call for peace and unity in the aftermath of the violent demonstrations in Charlottesville, Virginia. It was the second …


UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 14, 2017, 8:47 a.m.

In wake of Charlottesville violence, Spokane residents rally for peace

Hundreds of people gathered Sunday afternoon near City Hall downtown in forone of the largest rallies in Spokane since the Women’s March in January.


UPDATED: Mon., March 13, 2017, 10:58 p.m.

Spokane City Council votes to speed up plowing, prioritize snow removal near schools and downtown

The resolution calls for the city to begin revising its policies to focus on downtown, schools and health care centers, as well as speed up the amount of time it …


Spokane Valley’s new city hall on track for September opening

Spokane Valley’s new city hall is beginning to look a lot like a building – and work is going strong despite recent frigid temperatures.


Millwood celebrates 89th birthday

The City of Millwood is turning 89 years old and celebrating the occasion with an open house at City Hall, 9103 E. Frederick Ave. from 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesday.


Shawn Vestal: Recalling the mayor doesn’t make much sense

Shawn Vestal: There are few things that make less sense for Spokane right now than a recall of the mayor.


A new City Hall to rise for Spokane Valley

Spokane Valley breaks ground for new city hall at U-City Mall


Editorial: City Hall probe losing significance

It’s clear the city will not be able to deliver on the promise of a complete and independent investigation. Even if the City Council plan were to go forward, key …


Valley City Council accepts Meridian’s bid for city hall project

The Spokane Valley City Council picked the lowest big for construction of the new city hall by Meridian Construction Inc.


Editorial: Editorial: Investigation’s integrity on the line

The public’s greatest expectation from the City Hall probe is a full accounting of what people knew and when they knew it. And whether anyone should be held accountable.


Spokane Valley city hall plans move forward

In a unanimous vote, the Spokane Valley City Council allowed interim city manager Mark Calhoun to move forward with the plans for a new city hall by putting them out …


Spokane names candidates to investigate police, city officials

Two former prosecutors and a former assistant police chief have been recommended as an independent investigator to look into recent turmoil in the Spokane Police Department and City Hall.


Valley City Council chooses design concept for new city hall

The Spokane Valley City Council got its first look Tuesday evening at potential designs of the new city hall to be constructed at the corner of Sprague Avenue and Dartmouth …


Mayor Grafos touts Spokane Valley’s efficient, lean government

Many Valley residents want their hometown to have “more of a city identity,” and the new city hall will help create that, said Mayor Dean Grafos at the annual state …


Names for plaza next to City Hall narrowed down to three finalists

The man who brought Expo ’74 to town. A doctor who delivered thousands of babies and helped stop a bridge from being built over the lower Spokane Falls. The region’s …


Spokane Valley City hall options mulled

The majority of the Spokane Valley City Council seemed in favor Tuesday of purchasing the former Crescent building in the old University City Mall and turning it into a combined …


Spokane Valley Council: Lease cuts City Hall rent

The Spokane Valley City Council breezed through their agenda Tuesday night, voting to appoint a new planning commissioner, extend their lease on City Hall and award the first street preservation …


Then & Now: City Hall in 1929 and today

The art deco fad of the late 1920s and early 1930s left its mark on Spokane. The term “art deco” came from the name of a 1925 art expo in …


Familiar face returning

The Spokane Valley City Council picked someone with previous experience to fill a vacancy on the city’s planning commission, voting to appoint Fred Beaulac to the seat. Beaulac, whose term …


City mulls street fixes

The need to pay for street preservation ran headlong into the Spokane Valley City Council’s often-stated opposition to new taxes during the council’s winter retreat on Tuesday. No one argued …


Street maintenance dominates Spokane Valley City Council’s winter retreat

The Spokane Valley City Council covered a wide range of topics during its annual winter retreat Tuesday, but the conversation kept circling back to one issue: finding funding to pay …


Zoo site eyed for city hall

In recent weeks Spokane Valley city Councilman Dean Grafos has been advocating building a city hall near CenterPlace in the future. Public works director Neil Kersten said he has spoken …


Drivers can get charge at City Hall

A bunch of the cutest little cars you’ve ever seen were parked outside Spokane City Hall on Thursday for a special occasion. Mayor Mary Verner took advantage of the 41st …


Earth Hour event turns into face-off

Global warming protesters generated a lot of heat Saturday night at the entrance to Spokane City Hall.


Spokane economic official steps down

Citing concerns about her inability to “change the culture” at City Hall, Spokane’s top economic development official has submitted her resignation. Theresa Sanders, director of planning, community and economic development, …