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  • ‘Interesting, challenging’ year for Valley mayor

    Ten minutes after Tom Towey took his seat as a new Spokane Valley City Council member on Jan. 5, 2010, he was elected mayor. The year since has been a …


  • Memorial service for Munson set

    A public memorial service for former Spokane Valley mayor Rich Munson will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at CenterPlace, 2426 N. Discovery Place, according to Spokane Valley city councilman …


  • Dock opinion helps city

    A Spokane County judge has issued a letter of opinion stating he doesn’t see anything wrong with Shoreline Management Act exemptions the city of Spokane Valley granted for the installation …


  • Garbage talks hinge on control

    City and county officials agree they want to retain a regional garbage-disposal system when expiring contracts begin dissolving the current arrangement next year. But Spokane County and other member governments …


  • Last year allowed Spokane Valley to fine-tune plowing plan

    Thanks to a relatively snow-free breaking-in period last winter, the city of Spokane Valley seems to have handled plowing during its first major snowstorm with ease. “This is a pretty …


  • Cheney, Valley mayors have grandkids in common

    Anyone who has lived in the area for very long knows that everyone here seems to be connected. If you go to the airport, chances are good that you will …


  • Vocal Point: Valleyfest organizers deserve city’s applause

    Last Friday was the Hearts of Gold parade that was the start of the Valleyfest community celebration for Spokane Valley citizens. I was so proud as my group of six …


  • Panhandling ban paying off, Spokane Valley leaders say

    Panhandlers have been a familiar sight at busy intersections in Spokane Valley for years. Now, however, tough new rules against panhandling seem to have encouraged them to move down the …


  • 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started to pick apart acting City Manager Mike Jackson’s proposed 2011 budget Tuesday, but at least one was using outdated numbers to …


  • City, Valley might back vehicle tax, Mielke says

    Spokane County Commissioner Todd Mielke said Tuesday that Spokane and Spokane Valley city officials have indicated they may seek a countywide vehicle tax. A countywide “transportation benefit district” requires the …


  • Industrial park will meet code gradually

    The Spokane Valley Fire Department and the city of Spokane Valley have reached an agreement with the Spokane Business and Industrial Park regarding the upgrade of fire sprinkler systems installed …


  • Ecology Department files appeal to stop dock

    Installation of a dock in the Coyote Rocks subdivision along the Spokane River has triggered a state appeal. The city of Spokane Valley violated its own policies by authorizing construction …


  • Detour of the Valley

    Spring break may be just arriving, but it’s not too soon to starting thinking about road construction, detours and closures. The city of Spokane Valley will start its first project, …


  • Shared Spokane County ambulance system on hold

    Hopes for creating one ambulance system throughout most of Spokane County are fading after city and Spokane Valley fire leaders opted against the concept. Fire officials created the Ambulance Service …


  • Spokane Valley business vacancy rates rise as city struggles to develop a growth plan

    ‘For lease” signs dot both sides of East Sprague Avenue in Spokane Valley like dandelions springing from the sidewalks. The former National Golf store has been empty for more than …


  • Spokane Valley police study rankles sheriff

    Spokane County Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich wants Spokane Valley residents to read the fine print of a report that says the city could save $1.1 million a year by setting up …


  • Used plows clear a path for Valley

    Spokane Valley now has its own fleet of snowplows to take over where Spokane County left off last winter. A half-dozen used trucks, purchased from the Washington Department of Transportation …


  • City buys trucks for snow

    Spokane Valley now has its own fleet of snowplows to take over where Spokane County left off last winter. A half-dozen used trucks, purchased from the Washington Department of Transportation …


  • Valley groups keep up fight

    Supporters of an effort to disincorporate the city of Spokane Valley say they have more than half the signatures needed to put the proposal before voters. But they’ll have to …


  • Project was crafted with your input

    When Spokane Valley was incorporated, many, many citizens asked that the City Council do something about Sprague Avenue. Vacancies were skyrocketing and values were plummeting. Businesses wanted ways to profitably …


  • Auditors again find errors in report

    For the second year in a row, Spokane Valley city officials have had their knuckles rapped by the state auditor’s office. As last year, state auditors said they found no …

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