Stories tagged: local government
UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 14, 2018, 12:27 p.m.
Rob Chase doesn’t want Avista Corp. to sell to a Canadian utility, and the Spokane County commissioner candidate says he’s deploying a little-known part of federal laws to try to …
Thu., Sept. 13, 2018
Ad watch: Ephrata group targets McMorris Rodgers, Newhouse with questionable claims about taxes, veterans
A political action committee from Ephrata, targeting Reps. Cathy McMorris Rodgers and Dan Newhouse, is making some overly simplistic claims about legislation the Republican members of Congress have supported regarding …
UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 12, 2018, 2:29 p.m.
Recently appointed Superior Court Judge Shelley Szambelan faces challenge from attorney Dennis Cronin
Dennis Cronin thinks there’s reason to worry about Spokane County Superior Court. And it all starts with the image it presents to the public. Like a castle up high, overlooking …
Thu., Aug. 30, 2018
A program to consolidate the region’s emergency communications services drew fresh criticism this month following the hiring of an executive director to oversee the transition.
Mon., Aug. 27, 2018
Spokane Valley is planning to appoint a five-person citizen salary commission to evaluate a pay increase for city council members.
Sat., Aug. 25, 2018, 7:35 p.m.
Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers said this week she has not ruled out support for Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, in his bid for Speaker of the House.
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 23, 2018, 11:19 p.m.
Democratic congressional candidate Lisa Brown made the case for her candidacy to an audience of about 300 potential voters Thursday night at the Spokane Valley Event Center, listening to audience …
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 23, 2018, 10:48 p.m.
A year removed from one of the most raucous town halls in her recent congressional career, Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers faced a relatively calm – and sparse – gathering Thursday …
Thu., Aug. 23, 2018, 6 a.m.
The Spokane Valley Fire Department responded to a report of a man in the Spokane River on Aug. 6 near the Denny Ashlock Bridge.
UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 21, 2018, 4 p.m.
Two Republican candidates are vying to become the newest Spokane County assessor following current assessor Vicki Horton’s retirement announcement earlier this year.
Sun., Aug. 19, 2018
Six-figure salaries could mean sustainability problems for the city’s budget. Numbers crunchers have talked for years about the consequences of possible “structural gap” between salaries and revenues. That pressure has …
UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 18, 2018, 7:59 p.m.
Armed gun enthusiasts and local politicians gathered at Franklin Park Saturday to advocate for their second amendment rights
Thu., Aug. 16, 2018, 6 a.m.
The city of Liberty Lake, the Central Valley School District and the Spokane Valley Fire Department have banded together to hire a state lobbyist with one goal in mind – …
Thu., Aug. 16, 2018, 6 a.m.
The Spokane Valley Fire Department has bid farewell to a respected leader. Joe Dawson stepped down in May after 20 years as fire commissioner.
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 16, 2018, 8:43 p.m.
The Vistas at Belleaire, a proposed 226 lot development in south Spokane Valley, is moving forward despite concerns from residents about increased traffic in the neighborhood.
UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 10, 2018, 10:49 a.m.
The free event will be part of the Northwest Passages Book Club’s Pints and Politics series, which has previously featured Gov. Jay Inslee and candidates for Spokane City Council and …
Thu., Aug. 9, 2018, 6 a.m.
Upgrades to Spokane’s venerable arboretum are going to be guided by a new master plan under development by the parks department.
Thu., Aug. 9, 2018, 5 a.m.
Democrats fared well in Spokane County races Tuesday, but can that momentum last in the general election?
UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 7, 2018, 9:39 p.m.
Patrick Johnson emerged as front-runner in the race for Spokane County District Court Judge, securing 39.5 percent of the vote in Tuesday’s primary election. Johnson was one of three challengers …
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 2, 2018, 10:57 p.m.
The Spokane City Council will meet once more Monday to decide whether voters should weigh in on the location for a new sports stadium.
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 2, 2018, 11:08 a.m.
A day after a video surfaced showing her defending a 22-year-old white nationalist, Cecily Wright resigned as chairwoman of the Spokane County Republican Party.
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 2, 2018, 7:37 a.m.
The shadow of a downtown stadium loomed large over a packed meeting where the Spokane City Council was scheduled to consider only taxes for new libraries.
Sat., July 28, 2018
As primary election night approaches, Spokane County 6th District House candidate Dave Wilson has raised several thousand dollars more than his opponents. None of the candidates, Wilson included, thinks that …
Sat., July 28, 2018
Sandwiched between a resolution on a $77 million bond proposal for library projects and an ordinance vacating an alley is a resolution declaring Spokane a nuclear-free community and calling for …
UPDATED: Fri., July 20, 2018, 6:30 p.m.
As Washington moves forward on a new law to expand Spokane County’s board of commissioners from three members to five, the county is pushing back, with a lawsuit planned to …
UPDATED: Sun., June 24, 2018, 10:12 p.m.
During Jim Emacio’s career as Spokane County’s chief civil prosecuting attorney, he’s provided legal advice to more than 23 commissioners, defended the county in several court cases, helped establish the …
Thu., May 10, 2018
A crowded ballot for Kootenai County Commissioner District 3 shows some familiar names. In 2016, Bob Bingham edged Leslie Duncan in the last Kootenai County commissioner primary. Bingham earned 29.2 …
UPDATED: Tue., April 10, 2018, 2:04 p.m.
Newport is one of the few rural towns without its own airfield. An effort is underway to change that.
UPDATED: Thu., March 29, 2018, 11:11 p.m.
Two of the three congressional candidates vying to represent Washington’s 5th Legislative District, Democrat Lisa Brown and Republican Jered Bonneau, disagreed on health care and gun control, but found common …
UPDATED: Sat., March 17, 2018, 12:36 p.m.
With change on the horizon, we take a look at the history of the Spokane County Commission, its makeup and the functions it performs within the county.