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Monday, December 10, 2018  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Secretary Glickman Will Visit On Friday

Secretary of Agriculture Dan Glickman will visit Spokane and a Rockford wheat farm Friday as part of a tour of Northwest agriculture and forest lands, officials said Tuesday. Larry Albin, …


Chilberg Replacement To Be Chosen Today

Phil Harris and Steve Hasson will select someone today to join them on the Spokane County Commission. The two Republican commissioners will interview the three finalists for the District 1 …


Council Will Review Way It Does Business

The Spokane City Council will consider revamping the way it does its business at a meeting tonight. A proposal would allow more time for public and council review of weekly …


Dozens Of Tribes To Attend Regional Meeting National Congress On Indian Issues Will Start Today At Spokane Hotel

More than 400 Indians from dozens of tribes are expected to attend the National Congress of American Indians in Spokane this week. Indian gaming, environmental protection, natural resources, education, welfare …


Blacks Say New Board Too White Panel To Disburse State Funds To Combat Youth Problems

Members of Spokane’s black community said Wednesday they are being neglected in an important new program to combat youth problems. Only one black person now sits on a 23-member Spokane …


Residents Shout Down Noise Rules

About 100 people, mostly from the northern end of Stevens County, shouted down a noise-control ordinance requested by suburban residents of the county’s southern end. County commissioners scrapped the proposed …


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.


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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …


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.


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 …


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