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UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 9, 2017, 11:13 a.m.

Spokane Valley City Council may lobby Legislature on vaccination proposal

The Spokane Valley City Council may take its advocacy of parents who want to keep their unvaccinated children in school during disease outbreaks to the state Legislature.


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 8, 2017, 10:48 p.m.

Maps show Valley voters rough on incumbents; Higgins edges ahead of Jackson

Voters throughout the Valley pulled support from most incumbents.


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 8, 2017, 8:34 a.m.

Spokane Valley voters toss incumbents on City Council; Munch, Collier and Pace lose seats

Voters on Tuesday rejected conservatives on the Spokane Valley Council on Tuesday, voting out incumbents Mike Munch, Ed Pace and J. Caleb Collier, and putting a fourth conservative in danger …


Wick the pick for Valley council

Wick’s brand of level-headed leadership stands in contrast to Pace’s penchant for turning the position into a platform for divisive issues.


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 11, 2017, 6:37 a.m.

Ed Pace, Ben Wick disagree on vaccination proposal as they seek second term on Spokane Valley Council

Spokane Valley Councilman Ed Pace tries for a second term while former Councilman Ben Wick tries to return to office.


Spokane Valley mulls possible locations for farmers market

The City of Spokane Valley is contemplating possible locations for a farmers market. A location was last discussed in 2013 when the city focused on Balfour Park – across the …


Councilmen Sam Wood, Ed Pace want term limits for Spokane Valley

Two Spokane Valley City councilmen are proposing a new addition to Spokane Valley politics: term limits.


Spokane Valley approves non-discrimination resolution; councilman declines to serve on human rights task force, citing abortion

Spokane Valley approved a non-discrimination resolution at City Council meeting Tuesday evening.


UPDATED: Fri., March 24, 2017, 9:40 p.m.

In response to hate speech, Spokane Valley Councilman Ed Pace proposes proclamation to uphold anti-discrimination laws

Spokane Valley Councilman Ed Pace proposes proclamation in support of “human rights”


Spokane Valley Councilman Ed Pace sparks debate on ridership of STA buses

Spokane Valley’s Ed Pace asks people to count riders on STA buses; said STA ridership numbers don’t match his common observation of three or fewer people on buses.


Spokane Valley City Council to vote on Matt Shea’s plan to split Washington, create state of Liberty east of Cascades

Spokane Valley Councilman Ed Pace asked that state Rep. Matt Shea’s recent bill proposing the formation of a separate state in Eastern Washington be added to the advance agenda at …


Valley council cleared

The Washington State Auditor’s Office has issued a detailed report clearing the Spokane Valley City Council – specifically Councilmen Ed Pace and Sam Wood, and Deputy Mayor Arne Woodard and …


Tax-averse Spokane Valley City Council proposes new utility tax

Spokane Valley City Council is proposing a 6 percent utility tax, going against its founders who promised no utility taxes.


County commission hopeful Andrew Biviano wins endorsement from ‘opposite end of political spectrum’

Spokane Valley City Councilman Ed Pace, a self-proclaimed libertarian, constitutionalist and tea party Republican, said Democrat Andrew Biviano is exceedingly qualified for the commission job and “has a heart for …


Council looks at costs associated with Valleyfest

At Tuesday’s meeting, council received a brief report from city staff outlining that Vallyefest costs Spokane Valley $25,774 in CenterPlace staff time, Mirabeau Park staff time and police department overtime.


Spokane Valley could become a Second Amendment sanctuary city under councilman’s proposal

A city councilman wants Spokane Valley to declare itself a Second Amendment sanctuary city and symbolically proclaim the city’s support for its citizens’ right to keep and bear arms.


Valley looking for new funding source for roads

With decline of landlines, Spokane Valley faces a tough reality: Switch utility tax to natural gas or power, or run out of road maintenance funds.


Spokane Valley leaders still optimistic about new library

Spokane Valley City Council wants a new library by its new city hall, but is uncertain how to make it happen.


Valleyfest may lose Spokane Valley funding as city shifts focus

Spokane Valley discusses eliminating funding for Valleyfest and creating new community event.


Spokane County Library District won’t try again for new Valley library

County library spokesperson Jane Baker said the library district is listening to voters – who twice rejected the bond – and is moving on.


Group wants to build tiny homes for homeless families on Spokane Valley church land

Robertson needs $700,000 to make the project a reality and to accomplish that, he’s looking for investors and donors who will commit to the project with monthly or one-time donations.


Vocal Point: Spokane Valley City Council’s new direction should concern citizens

Hush money. That is what you call the $411,115 paid by the city of Spokane Valley to former City Manager Mike Jackson to go silently into the night.


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 …


Vietnam vets honored, as 50th anniversary commemorated

Spokane Valley commemorated Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day on Tuesday


Spokane Valley council looking to create separate police oversight board

Spokane Valley is beginning a discussion of a Valley-only police oversight committee.


Spokane Valley leaders say they want to stick with sheriff contract for policing

Spokane Valley’s mayor stood with Spokane County Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich Friday to declare that the city won’t set up its own police department, despite persistent rumors to the contrary. Joining …


Shawn Vestal: Spokane Valley council could use a refresher course in open meetings law

Has the four-member majority of the Spokane Valley City Council granted itself an exemption to state open meetings law? Are they – as the majority before them was credibly accused …


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.


Pace’s request sets off lengthy review of Spokane Valley police

Spokane Valley councilman Ed Pace says did not intend to start a lengthy official investigation when he sent a query to city staff about alleged surveillance by the Spokane Valley …