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Developer Objects To Road Mandate Commissioners Unanimous In Decision To Require That New Road Be Constructed

Spokane County commissioners will require developer Larry Guthrie to construct a new road into the Ponderosa neighborhood if he wants to build 25 more homes there. They made the decision …


Cda School Board Will Discuss Plans For Shifting Students

The divisive issue of shifting elementary students to balance school enrollments is on the Coeur d’Alene school board agenda tonight. No decision is expected, but the board will discuss plans …


Packwood Hearings Must Be In The Open

You be the boss. You’ve got this guy in your office who’s smart, hard-working, liked by just about everybody. Trouble is: He sometimes drinks too much and then likes to …


School Board Reviews Discipline Policies

The Post Falls School Board will meet Monday to discuss student conduct and discipline policies, the district budget and to hear results from a survey on facility needs. In executive …


Hearing Examiners Consider 179-Home Project

Land use Spokane County hearing examiners will consider today whether to allow 179 houses where 58 normally would be allowed.


Council Approves Comprehensive Plan

The Post Falls City Council on Tuesday approved the city’s new comprehensive plan, replacing a document dating back nearly 20 years. “It’s a plan that looks at the long-range dreams …


Confusion Reigns Over Salmon Plan First Of Eight Hearings Focuses On Need For Action

Competing strategies for saving threatened and endangered Snake River salmon have led to confusion, the National Marine Fisheries Service has been told. Calls for quick action, scientific data and a …


The Arts Need Your Vision

Four men and five women gathered at Hamblen Elementary last Tuesday night to chart the future of Spokane’s cultural life. These weren’t your stereotypical purveyors of taste - museum curators, …


CV District Safety Program Is Meeting Topic

Safety and peer mediation programs at Central Valley schools will be discussed at a community policing organization meeting Thursday. Karl Ota, Central Valley School District’s safety committee chairman, will talk …


Commercial Sports Complex Wins Approval For Harvard Road Area

A pay-to-play sports complex that would ease overcrowding on public fields got the nod Thursday from Spokane County planning officials. Rob Lewis, a partner in Sports World, said he hopes …


Board Refuses To Extend Water To New High School

The Mead School District may have to build a new high school without public water after a Spokane County Boundary Review Board decision. The board’s Monday night ruling is the …


Council Votes To Ask For Federal Grants

It’s money that paves streets, houses homeless and rehabilitates homes. And the city of Spokane is asking for several million dollars of it.


Track Needs More Work, Commission Decides Noise-Cutting Berm Required Before Races May Be Held

The owner of a controversial State Line speedway can’t hold practices until completing more work at his unfinished motorcycle track. That was the decision Friday from Kootenai County commissioners.


Gonzaga Housing Plan Decision Delayed In/Around: Gonzaga, Logan

The neighbors fear the parking and traffic problems. The university fears a lack of housing for its students. No matter what the Spokane City Council decides, someone will walk away …


Panel Oks Hawthorne Manor Plan In/Around: Country Homes

A Spokane County panel last week gave the Hawthorne Manor Retirement Residence the OK to double its living quarters. Owners of the non-profit retirement home at 101 E. Hawthorne Road …


Panel Will Try To Break Deadlock Over New High School

The Boundary Review Board deadlocked in its Monday night vote over extending public water to the proposed site of the Mead School District’s new high school. But Mead school officials …


Cannon’s Addition Wins A Reprieve

Historic Cannon’s Addition is getting a nine-month reprieve from new apartments. The Spokane City Council voted unanimously Monday to give the neighborhood a break from any new multi-family development while …


Retain Teachers’ Exam, Rankin Tells School Board Idaho Has Dropped Standardized Testing Requirement

The Coeur d’Alene School District should retain the National Teachers Exam even though the state is dropping it as a requirement for teacher certification, Ron Rankin told the school board …


County Ringing Up Larger Cellular Phone Bill Commissioners Question The Need For High Number Of Phones

Two years after an audit raised concerns about cellular phone use by Spokane County employees, the number of phones and the cost of using them is up significantly. The county …


County Eliminates 64 Unfilled Positions

Spokane County Commissioners eliminated 64 county positions Tuesday without firing a soul. The positions, which Commissioner Steve Hasson called “bogus,” were approved by commissioners over the years but never filled …


Local Government Topic Of Town Hall Meeting

FOR THE RECORD: (April 26, 1995): Spokane County Comissioner Phil Harris will participate in a town hall meeting tonight at West Valley High School. Harris’ name was wrong in a …


Council Likes Gang Prosecution Plan County Does Too, But Must Wait Until Incorporation Decided

Months ago, he struck out with the Spokane County commissioners. Monday night, he got a hit off the City Council with the same pitch.


There’ll Be More Space To Put Things With Approval Of Mini-Storage Plan

Development It’s safe for Valley residents to buy more stuff. The Spokane County Hearing Examiner Committee is making sure there’s a place to put it all. The committee on Thursday …


Road Complaints Give Commissioners A Rough Ride Officials Take Their Bumps From Angry Farmers, Residents At Freeman

County commissioners held a Wednesday night meeting in the lunch room of Freeman High. Photo by Steve Thompson/The Spokesman-Review


Incorporation A Tough Sell In Chester Neighborhood

Leaders of the effort to form a city in the Spokane Valley predicted they’d be playing to a tough crowd when they took their show to Horizon Junior High School. …


Police Asked To Nab Parking Scofflaws Cars In Spots For Handicapped Frustrate Disabled Veterans

Mike Prokop and others concerned with violations of handicapped parking law met with Coeur d’Alene Police Chief Dave Scates during a roundtable discussion Thursday. Photo by Craig Buck/The Spokesman-Review


Hoops Compete With Policy For Council’s Attention Building Moratorium, Water Service Ok’d As Officials Watch Game On TV

It wasn’t exactly a riveting meeting agenda for the Spokane City Council on Monday night. Just ask Councilman Joel Crosby, who kept at least one eye on a TV showing …


Non-Technical Classes Moving Out Of Hedlund If Remaining Students Develop Ailments, State Aid Will Be Sought

All non-technical classes will be moved out of the Hedlund Building next year in the first step to solve the ongoing sick building mystery. The North Idaho College Board of …


Brighton Place Denied

Spokane County commissioners denied a developer’s plans for a 166-lot subdivision on Colbert land zoned for a quarter that many houses. “While I like the layout and I certainly don’t …


Reservoir Will Ease Water Problems In/Around: Indian Trail

Help is on the way for Indian Trail residents suffering through hot summers with poor water pressure. A new 4.7 million-gallon water reservoir soon will grace the western slope of …