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  • East Valley School District could give up $1.5 million in levy money due to clerical error

    Due to a a clerical error the East Valley School District failed to collect half of a $3 million transportation levy taxpayers approved in April 2015.


  • Spokane County Fire District 4 asking voters for higher EMS levy

    Voters in Spokane County Fire District 4 north of Spokane will see a renewal of the district’s emergency medical services levy on ballots arriving in the mail for the August …


  • Fire District 9 needs property tax levy renewed

    Next week’s ballot includes a request from Spokane County Fire District 9 for voters to renew their maintenance and operations levy for another two years.


  • EV asks voters to OK maintenance and operations levy

    The East Valley School district hopes to pass a $12 million maintenance and operations levy in a February special election.


  • Spokane County treasurer defends action in clash with city

    A squabble between city and county officials regarding property tax exemptions continued Tuesday with Spokane County Treasurer Rob Chase hitting back at the allegation that his office is engaged in …


  • Shoshone County to address taxpayers’ surprise

    People in Wallace got a surprise in their property tax bills last month: A school bond payment that should have cost the average homeowner about $61 this year instead came …


  • Spokane Valley Fire Department debating levy increase

    Spokane Valley Fire Department’s board of commissioners is debating whether to ask voters for a 3-cent or 6-cent increase in the department’s special maintenance and operations levy that is due …


  • Levy passes, reversing school district’s cuts

    Voters in the Plummer-Worley School District in North Idaho approved a two-year tax levy Tuesday that will enable school officials to restore funding for athletics, full-time kindergarten and five-day school …


  • Levy vote’s failure casts shadow over contract for police

    The town of Rockford faces uncertainty after a law enforcement levy to pay for the town’s contract with the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office lost big at the ballot box this …


  • Voters will decide school measures

    The Spokane County Elections Office is mailing ballots today for the Feb. 12 special election. Depending on where you live, you might see a school bond or levy, or levies …


  • School districts will forgo voter-approved levy hikes

    Spokane County voters approved inflated school district levies in February because the Washington Legislature was still in session and had threatened to stop subsidizing property-poor districts due to budget shortfalls. …


  • Valley City Council rejects fire chief’s request regarding levy

    Spokane Valley Fire Department Chief Mike Thompson was surprised to be rebuffed when he asked earlier this month to make a presentation at a Spokane Valley City Council meeting. The …


  • Fire levy on August ballot

    The staff of the Spokane Valley Fire Department painted a grim picture for fire commissioners Tuesday as they reviewed what the department would look like if the replacement levy on …


  • Valley man cited for saving life

    The Spokane Valley Fire Department gave an Outstanding Citizen award during Monday’s fire commissioner meeting to a local man for his role in saving a woman’s life when her apartment …


  • Rockford fire levy going back before voters

    The Rockford Fire Department is taking a second shot at passing a replacement levy that provides nearly 40 percent of the all-volunteer department’s annual budget. The levy was first on …


  • Schoolteachers thank community for supporting levies

    Central Valley School District employees waved brightly lettered signs reading “Thank you” at passing motorists in Spokane Valley on Thursday to show appreciation to voters who helped pass the levy. …


  • School districts cite reasons some levies had low support

    Concerns about money, dissatisfaction with school districts and frustration with a state budget that expects more basic education to be covered by taxpayers are reasons area educators gave for their …


  • Coeur d’Alene tree removal could cost $1.6 million

    COEUR d’ALENE — A Coeur d’Alene engineering firm is estimating that removing hundreds of trees along the city’s dike road as ordered by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers could …


  • School levies in voters’ hands

    All but two school districts in Spokane County have a levy on ballots that are going out today for a Feb. 14 vote. The local tax replaces current maintenance and …


  • Districts will ask voters to help support hundreds of jobs

    School levies are often associated with K-12 programs, such as sports, art and music. But the community-supported portion of a school district’s budget – a local tax – also helps …


  • Anatomy of a levy

    Three-year levies in 13 of Spokane County’s school districts will expire at the end of 2012, and voters will likely be asked to continue the taxes – plus tack on …


  • Area bonds and levies mostly fail

    Fire departments and fire districts in the area surrounding Spokane Valley largely came away from the polls with disappointing results as several levy and bond requests failed. The exception was …


  • Area bonds and levies mostly fail

    Fire departments and fire districts in the area surrounding Spokane Valley largely came away from the polls with disappointing results this week as several levy and bond requests failed. The …


  • Fire District 8 levy seeks to plug losses

    Spokane County Fire District 8 commissioners debated long and hard before unanimously voting earlier this month to put their first maintenance and operations levy on the November ballot. If voters …


  • Commission puts animal shelter levy on November ballot

    Voters will decide this fall whether to replace the overcrowded, awkwardly located Spokane County animal shelter. Divided county commissioners decided Tuesday to place a nine-year property tax levy on the …


  • Picturesque lakeside trees could fall victim to the ax

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is calling for the city of Coeur d’Alene to remove hundreds of trees from its levee, which separates North Idaho College and the Fort …


  • Army Corps wants CdA to cut down ‘dike road’ trees

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is calling for the city of Coeur d’Alene to remove hundreds of trees from its levee, which separates North Idaho College and the Fort …


  • Levies passing in CdA, Post Falls, Sandpoint

    Several north Idaho school districts asked voters today to approve levies to soften the blow of state budget cuts and expired federal funding.


  • Three of four area school measures failing

    Spokane County voters repeated their “no taxes” message from November, rejecting three of four school funding requests in today’s special election.


  • Districts asking taxpayers to continue school support

    Operating a school district is expensive. Renovating aging buildings, buying band instruments, hiring coaches, keeping up with technology and making sure buildings are heated or cooled add up to big …


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