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Spadework Done On Plan For City’s Trees Council Sends Forestry, Prefab Housing Issues To Neighborhood Groups For Review

A plan to manage Spokane’s urban forest made its debut before the City Council on Monday. Mike Stone of the city Parks Department unveiled a proposed ordinance that establishes a …


Bar Owners Protest Taxes On ‘Money That Doesn’t Exist’

Spokane County’s tax on pull-tab games goes after “phantom money” and should be changed, a tavern owner told county commissioners on Thursday. The county levies a 5 percent tax on …


Banquet Business To Occupy Salty’s Location

The former Salty’s at the Falls restaurant site is getting a new tenant - at least temporarily. Spokane City Council members approved plans Monday for a banquet business called Affair …


Decision Delayed On Zoning Change

Two of Spokane’s most powerful players battled it out Monday before the City Council over how a chunk of land in the city’s northeast corner should be developed. Harlan Douglass …


Property Tax Fight Won By Homeowners Cougar Gulch Appeal Pays Off

Kootenai County Commissioners decided unanimously Monday to change the way some rural property is assessed, returning it to how it was done in years past. The change saves some Cougar …


Nic Trustees Replace Two Who Resigned Board Also Names Ronald Bell Interim President

Ex-instructor Sheila Clay Wood wins a seat on the NIC board. Photo by Liz Kishimoto/The Spokesman-Review


City Oks Redevelopment Conditions River Park Square Project Moved Ahead In Spite Of Critic’s Efforts

River Park Square moved ahead Mon day despite efforts by critics bent on derailing the downtown redevelopment project. Spokane City Council members approved by a 5-1 vote a pre-construction agreement …


Council To Act On River Park Square City Officials To Consider Construction Agreement, Take Final Action On Selling Two Sections Of Roadway

The redevelopment of River Park Square will inch closer to reality tonight when the Spokane City Council considers a pre-construction agreement with the developers. Council members also will take final …


County Delays Decision On Apartment Plan

Spokane County commissioners on Tuesday postponed for two weeks a decision on a zone change to allow an apartment complex on Regal Street south of 57th Avenue. They had planned …


Plans To Rebuild Monroe Street Ok’d

The Spokane City Council on Monday approved plans to rebuild Monroe Street from Bridge to Sinto avenues. The $800,000 project calls for reconstructing the pothole-scarred street from curb to curb. …


City Council Adopts Plan Outlining Long-Range Goals

The Spokane City Council on Monday adopted a long-range plan aimed at guiding the city’s future. The 34-page strategic plan outlines the city’s goals in public works, service delivery, public …


Pend Oreille Commissioners Restrict Billboards

Despite protests that they were infringing on property rights, Pend Oreille County commissioners slapped tough new restrictions on billboards Monday. The ordinance effectively eliminates new commercial billboards in the county, …


County Approves Measures To Combat Storm Runoff Changes Seen As Crucial To Ease Flooding In Fast-Growing Areas

Spokane County commissioners unanimously approved emergency provisions Tuesday to slow the rise of storm runoff in two fast-growing areas. Builders will no longer be able to use grassy depressions or …


UW Extends Insurance To Gays Regents Approve Policy For Same-Sex Domestic Partners

Undergraduates at the University of Washington will be able to get health insurance for their same-sex domestic partners under a policy approved by the Board of Regents on Friday. “We …


Lawyers Go Head-To-Head Over New Alton’s Store

A neighborhood battle to keep Alton’s Tires from moving in escalated to a lawyer-versus-lawyer gambit before Spokane County Commissioners Tuesday. Last January, the county hearing examiner denied Duane Alton’s request …


Brakes Put On Smoking And Driving Commissioners Want To Ban Cigarettes In County Vehicles

Smokers who work for Spokane County may soon lose their last hazy hideout. Saying that the smell of stale cigarettes lowers the value of county-owned vehicles, county commissioners want to …


County Votes For Compromise On Jet Ski Use Powerboats Allowed On One Free-Flowing Stretch Of Spokane River

The answer to whether Jet Ski users can use the Spokane River is yes, no, sometimes. In a decision they acknowledged will please no one, Spokane County commissioners voted 2-1 …


Shopping Center Decision Postponed Again

For the second time in as many weeks Spokane County commissioners postponed a decision on an out-of-state developer’s plan to build a $5.4 million shopping center at the intersection of …


Central Valley Elementary Schools Get New Boundaries

The Central Valley School Board this week approved new boundaries for the district’s elementary schools. The changes will go into effect in the fall of 1988.


Dog Declared Dangerous After Neighbor’s Poodle Killed

Two dogs in Otis Orchards face an uncertain future after allegedly killing a poodle. According to testimony at a recent “dangerous dog” hearing, Peter Cupid, the poodle, was running in …


Dogs Declared Dangerous

Two large dogs accused of killing a smaller one are dangerous, Spokane County commissioners decided Tuesday. The ruling means Mead resident Robert Marci must meet a long list of costly …


Same Fire Truck, New Name

Pick up the phone and dial 911 and the same fire truck will arrive at the door. But, as of this week, the truck will come from the Spokane Valley …


Developer’s Plan Rejected By County Commissioners

A North Side developer says he’ll put 10 mobile homes on a lot overlooking the Little Spokane River unless the county lets him build apartments there instead. “We’ve got approval …


City Repair Shop Study Ok’d Over Logan Dissent

Despite opposition from Logan residents, the Spokane City Council on Monday approved money for a traffic study that could lead to an expanded vehicle maintenance center in the neighborhood. “If …


City May Put Pinch On Boaters Parking Tickets May Get Much More Expensive

For years, illegal parking has been the inexpensive way to anchor a truck and boat trailer in downtown Coeur d’Alene on a summer day. People pull into town and drop …


Council Rejects Petition Citizen Group Had Asked Public Vote On Project

The Spokane City Council on Monday rejected a citizen group’s request for a public vote on the city’s involvement in the River Park Square redevelopment project. What some called a …


Officials Doubt Potholes Will Jolt Loose Funds City, County Officials Discuss Taxes, Fees To Repair Crumbling Roads

Spokane’s crumbling roads may be a major selling point for higher gas taxes or user fees that pay for smoother streets. But city and county officials wonder if residents are …


Principal Chosen For Middle School

The principal of Canfield Middle School will become principal of Coeur d’Alene’s new middle school when it opens in the fall of 1998. Jim Lien’s appointment was approved Monday night …


Hud Funds Shared By Just 28 Applicants

Sewers, sidewalks, swing sets and streets were among the federally funded projects approved Tuesday by Spokane County commissioners. Every year, the county gets more than $2 million from the U.S. …


Commissioners Put Golf Ball Ads Out Of Bounds

The common practice of golf professionals selling advertising space on golf balls won’t be allowed on Spokane County courses, county commissioners said Tuesday. The decision nixes a potential deal between …