Stories tagged: local government
UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 20, 2018, 9:37 a.m.
Independent group mails out ads asking voters in Spokane’s 6th Legislative District to write in a candidate who isn’t running.
Sun., Oct. 7, 2018, 9:46 p.m.
Spokane’s once-meticulous tracking of recycled materials has gone away under the single-stream system, and the company that sorts it all in a facility on the West Plains declines to make …
UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 3, 2018, 3:35 p.m.
A would-be newcomer to Washington’s statehouse will face a former police officer and current state representative in the race for Washington state’s 6th Legislative District seat.
UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 28, 2018, 2:21 p.m.
Two candidates vying to become Spokane County District Court’s newest judge are on their way to the general election after escaping a close race in the primary.
Mon., Sept. 17, 2018
Voters and donors aren’t backing away from incumbent 3rd District Representative Timm Ormsby, a Democrat, despite him being charged with driving under the influence in February. Since then Ormsby has …
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 …
Fri., Sept. 14, 2018
Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers said the role of the federal government is to increase choice and competitiveness in the U.S. health care market, while Democrat Lisa Brown urged a push …
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 Spokane Valley Fire Department has bid farewell to a respected leader. Joe Dawson stepped down in May after 20 years as fire commissioner.
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 – …
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 …