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Tuesday, July 16, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883

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Expansion of tiny, cottage homes gets Spokane City Council’s OK

Legislative changes passed this week are intended to promote infill development in areas all over the city by increasing the density allowed in certain areas and speeding up the process …


Public comment deadline set for Spokane County septic tank rules

State officials are reviewing tighter regulations for installation of septic tanks along Spokane County shorelines. In general, septic tanks will not be allowed within 200 feet of the shoreline. Larger …


Judge denies stay on urban growth

A group of progressive organizations is trying to block urban sprawl by appealing changes to Spokane County’s urban growth area. Spokane County commissioners in July voted to add nearly 4,000 …


Bill lets 4 counties drop growth act

OLYMPIA – The state’s environmental community is fighting a plan to allow four lightly populated Eastern Washington counties to opt out of the Growth Management Act. But in trying to …


Goals include safe access for walkers, bicyclists

It really had nothing to do with the snow. Dave Robertson, 44, of west Spokane, was walking home from his job at Rings and Things downtown at dusk, on one …


Stevens County must factor lynx habitat in plan

Stevens County must protect habitat for Canada lynx as part of the county’s growth planning, a recent court decision says. Fewer than 100 of the shy forest cats are believed …