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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 …


City Council Approves Stiffer Manufactured Home Regulations

New, stiffer regulations for manufactured housing won the approval of the Spokane City Council this week. The tighter regulations say new units can’t be more than 10 years old, must …


Kidd Island Bay Residents Want Out Of Dredging Plan

Members of a special taxing district created to pay for dredging in Kidd Island Bay are staging revolt. A petition signed by 54 people - nearly half the members - …


Mayor Expects City To Cross River Despite Vote Against Rv Park, Hassell Says It’s Only A Matter Of Time Until Cda Expands Boundaries

Despite a vote to the contrary, Mayor Al Hassell doesn’t oppose expanding the city across the Spokane River. In fact, in his vision, it may be only a matter of …


Clark Named To Planning Commission Marketing Firm Partner, Former Navy Officer Fills Rasor’s Chair

A marketing director endorsed by the same business group that backed Dick Compton’s campaign is now a Kootenai County planning commissioner. Sandy Clark, 47, a four-year county resident, was appointed …


Valley Incorporation Heads For May 16 Vote

It’s a lucky day for supporters of Spokane Valley incorporation. County commissioners meet this morning to set May 16 as the day Valley residents will decide if they want to …


Lakeland Agenda: Textbooks, Curricula

The Lakeland school district board will hear a presentation on proposed academic programs and textbooks at its regular meeting today. Curriculum committees made up of teachers and administrators have been …


Expert On Missing Children To Talk To Parents David Collins Will Lecture Tuesday Night About Child Predators

In 1993, 9-yearold Stephanie Crane disappeared while walking home from a bowling alley in Challis, Idaho. Earlier that year, 11-year-old Jeralee Underwood was kidnapped while walking her Pocatello newspaper route, …


City Council Approves Science Center Anderson Casts Lone Vote Against Riverfront Park Lease

The Pacific Science Center got a thumbs-up Monday from the Spokane City Council, which gave its nearly unanimous approval to the center’s move into Riverfront Park’s Pavilion. “Those who say …


County Officials To Discuss Development Rules

Kootenai County’s elected leaders and planning commissioners today will hash out the role that written promises should play in development decisions. Last week, two planning commissioners threatened to resign after …


Council Posts Wrong Time For Meeting

A recent meeting of the Spokane City Council caused some residents to feel left out in the cold - literally. The council scheduled a special meeting for last Sunday evening …


Post Falls Trustees To Discuss Levy Plans

The Post Falls School District board of trustees will discuss a proposed supplemental levy election and school policies at a workshop Monday. The workshop is the first in the district’s …


Attorney Challenges Restrictions On Barker Road Development

The way attorney Steve Eugster sees it, Spokane County entered into a contract with Donwood Inc. 19 years ago and it can’t renege now. A recent string of conditions placed …


Mead Wants To Enlarge Alternative-School Site

A Spokane County planning board will next week consider a proposal to nearly double the size of the facility that houses the Mead alternative high school program. The nearly 150 …


Council Will Review Scientific Views On Salmon Plan New Idaho Council Members Are Opposed To Dam Drawdowns

The Northwest Power Planning Council voted Thursday to listen once again to the scientific arguments behind its plan to save Columbia Basin salmon runs. They did so to educate new …


Park Board Approves Science Center Contract 20 Year Lease To Bring $10.3 Million Center To Riverfront Must Still Pass City Council Next Month

The Pacific Science Center cleared its first major hurdle Thursday on its trek to the Riverfront Park pavilion. Spokane Park Board members unanimously approved a contract leasing the pavilion to …


City Delays Compost Odor Study

Spokane City Council delayed plans Monday for a $25,000 odor study at the controversial composting plant in north Spokane. Council members postponed a decision for two weeks so neighbors of …


County Looks Into Complaints Of Parks Department Workers

Spokane County officials are investigating claims from nearly a dozen parks department workers that Director Sam Angove has created a hostile work environment. County commissioners have asked the Human Resources …


Colbert Homeowners Lose Appeal Over Wetland In/Around: Colbert

A group of Colbert area residents has lost its fight to keep a proposed housing development from encroaching on some wetland in its community. About a dozen homeowners from the …


Commissioners Make Decisions On Two Housing Developments

Two developments proposed for the North Side got mixed reviews Tuesday from Spokane County commissioners. One, a 24-lot subdivision planned for 120 acres on the Half Moon Prairie, went down …


CV Board Accepts Guidance Policy

The Central Valley School Board gave final approval to its long-debated guidance policy this week. The policy will require counselors to consult parents in most cases before recommending outside help …


Council Oks Spending $465,217 On Trash Carts 10,000 Special Bins First Step Toward Automating City Garbage Pickup

It’s top of the line with a streamlined lid, reinforced bottom and easy-roll tires. One might even call it the Cadillac of garbage carts. That’s exactly what two City Council …


City Council Retreat Could Cost Taxpayers $6,000 Most Members Voted For Work Session, Hiring Out-Of-Town Consultant

A retreat to help Spokane City Council members set goals for the coming year could cost taxpayers at least $6,000. The council earlier this week told City Manager Roger Crum …


Bromley Appointed Rathdrum Mayor

The Rathdrum City Council on Wednesday chose veteran councilwoman Tawnda Bromley as the city’s acting mayor. She replaces former Mayor John Heitstuman, who was voted out of office in November.