Stories tagged: local government
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.
UPDATED: Thu., March 15, 2018, 10 p.m.
Spokane Valley community members voiced opinions on a proposed roundabout for the Barker Road grade separation project at a council meeting Tuesday.
UPDATED: Thu., March 8, 2018, 9:19 a.m.
Spokane Valley has a reputation for keeping its roads in good condition. But now, with its funding for road preservation in decline, city officials may have to look at raising …
UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 7, 2018, 7:43 p.m.
The race for Washington’s 5th Congressional District may be months away, but the parties have already begun the foundational work of campaign building. For the campaign of challenger Lisa Brown …
Tue., Jan. 2, 2018, 6 a.m.
Elected as the then-youngest woman on the Spokane City Council, Waldref said she believes the city is on good footing with a long-term plan and is excited about work opportunities …
UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 2, 2017, 11:22 a.m.
In anticipation of moving sixth grade students into middle school, Spokane Public Schools is looking to build three new middle schools.
UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 2, 2017, 6:30 a.m.
For the ninth year in a row, the Spokane Valley City Council is foregoing increasing property taxes by 1 percent, the maximum annual increase allowed by law without a public …
Mon., Oct. 23, 2017, 1:05 p.m.
More and more these days, when paramedics in Fairfax, Virginia, respond to emergency calls, they find an older person who has fallen, broken a bone or suffered a heart attack.
UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 14, 2017, 10:42 p.m.
Spokane Valley Mayor Rod Higgins said a few words, thanked the appropriate people and proceeded to cut a green ribbon in front of the Spokane Valley City Hall’s new $14 …
Tue., May 30, 2017, 9:31 p.m.
The Spokane County commissioners addressed Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich’s salary on Tuesday, although they didn’t give him the raise he’s been seeking.
Wed., May 10, 2017, 1:22 p.m.
It’s not uncommon for the Spokane Valley Fire Department to respond to outdoor fires this time of year, even though burning yard debris, garbage and construction materials is illegal year-round.
Wed., May 3, 2017, 12:12 p.m.
If you count the number of roundabouts then Washington is among the top three circle-happy states in the nation, after Wisconsin and Georgia.
UPDATED: Wed., March 22, 2017, 12:22 p.m.
A $20 car tab tax could be a way to replenish dwindling revenue for road maintenance.
Wed., March 15, 2017, 11:44 a.m.
New Spokane Valley City Hall should be ready by fall.
Fri., Sept. 30, 2016, 5:16 p.m.
The recent show of good faith between a City Council critical of human resources debacles and a reinvigorated Mayor David Condon could be sidetracked by a lingering dispute from the …
Wed., Aug. 10, 2016
Recent ads purchased by the Spokane Valley Business Association have raised some eyebrows. The ads, which ran in the Valley Voice, criticize some City Council members for overspending on the …
Wed., Aug. 10, 2016
Spokane Valley is seeking a volunteer to serve on the planning commission. The opening is for a vacated term that ends Dec. 31.
Wed., May 4, 2016, 6:02 p.m.
The Spokane Valley City Council picked the lowest big for construction of the new city hall by Meridian Construction Inc.
Thu., Aug. 13, 2015
Tuesday evening became an unofficial legislative recognition night at the Spokane Valley City Council meeting, when all the Valley’s representatives in Olympia showed up. Rep. Bob McCaslin, R-Spokane Valley, thanked …
Wed., Jan. 1, 2014
Above the din of circular saws and nailguns, the excitement in Nancy Hill’s voice is unmistakable. “At first it looked like a war zone in here,” the executive director of …
Tue., Feb. 13, 1996
The Spokane City Council emerged from its retreat Monday feeling chummy and primed for the future. Eleven hours of almost non-stop talk had council members getting to know each other, …
Mon., Jan. 29, 1996
That “free” pet-sterilization program approved by Spokane voters last fall comes with a cost. At tonight’s meeting, the City Council plans to raise the annual price of dog and cat …