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  • Spokane Valley, Cheney residents want to silence train whistles

    Some local residents are pushing for railroad quiet zones in Spokane Valley and Cheney. The horn-free zones can be established if communities are willing to install extra safety measures at …

  • Valley Council plans website for train-related projects

    Drive around Spokane Valley for a bit and chances are you’ll have to stop at a railroad crossing and wait for a train. Spokane Valley has identified 57 high-priority crossings …

  • Railroad quiet zone study bumped off 2012 budget

    In a split decision Tuesday, the Spokane Valley City Council decided not to consider funding a railroad quiet zone study in 2012. The discussion began in 2010 when a group …

  • Road grants approved

    The Spokane Valley City Council decided Tuesday to accept two road construction grants and not to apply for a federal grant for two proposed trail projects. The city was recently …

  • City to seek grant for decant facility

    A divided Spokane Valley City Council narrowly voted to allow city staff to apply for a grant to build a decant facility to process waste removed from the city’s dry …

  • Speed limit change in Greenacres area denied

    The Spokane Valley City Council decided Tuesday that speed limits will stay low in the Greenacres neighborhood. In a 4-3 vote, the council rejected a 35 mph speed limit on …

  • Projects’ costs concern council

    The Spokane Valley City Council agreed this week to take the first steps on two large projects, but final decisions are months away on whether the projects will become reality. …

  • Spokane Valley Council looks at contracts

    The Spokane Valley City Council dealt quickly and efficiently with a lengthy agenda Tuesday night during the first council meeting since mid-November. Public works director Neil Kersten gave presentations to …



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