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  • UPDATED: Wed., March 8, 2017, 5:32 p.m.

    Neighbors around Spokane Valley’s Mayhew Road are furious about proposed development - say they received no notice

    Spokane Valley residents in the semi-rural neighborhood between Mayhew and Keller Roads protest a proposed single-family development that will change the look of their neighborhood forever.


  • Growth vote unsupported by the math

    Math is hard. Guessing is easy, and occasionally useful. It’s guessing – wild guessing – by the county’s chief planning official that has some people feeling that the public debate …


  • Commission weighs easing river protection to improve trail

    Spokane County planning commissioners received three new proposals last week for legalizing Centennial Trail improvements. Commissioners took testimony Thursday and agreed to extend the time for public comments through their …


  • Break meant to help construction industry

    Developers may lock up subdivision rights longer under a temporary change in state law that took effect June 10. The amendment extends the “vesting” periods in which developers may press …


  • Study finds room for urban growth

    Spokane County’s urban growth areas have enough land to serve the metropolitan area for the next 20 years, according to a study that will be discussed tonight. Planning officials will …


  • County commission objects to shoreline rules

    A state rewrite of Spokane County’s shoreline regulations is a “prime example” of state agencies “out of control,” Commissioner Mark Richard said Tuesday. With Washington’s budget on life support, the …


  • Lawsuit over river discharges could be boon for wetland

    A lawsuit over river discharges threatens the January 2012 startup of a new Spokane County sewage treatment plant, so officials are working on a backup. Plan B, restoration of a …


  • Planning urged to control land use around Fairchild

    Fairchild Air Force Base needs civilian protection to survive, local government officials were told this week. Spokane County officials asked leaders in Airway Heights, Spokane and Medical Lake to join …


  • Home being built in Liberty Lake too tall

    Another overheight house is under construction at Liberty Lake because of a county planner’s blunder. As in a case that was resolved last year, the mistake has caused financial loss …