Stories tagged: Rod Higgins
UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 3, 2018, 8:39 a.m.
Rod Higgins wins close vote to maintain role as Spokane Valley mayor
Spokane Valley Mayor Rod Higgins narrowly held on to his position Tuesday in a vote that shows a divided City Council. In two 4-3 votes, council members selected Higgins to …
Tue., Jan. 2, 2018
Spokane Valley City Council will pick a mayor on Tuesday
Five Spokane Valley city officials on Tuesday evening will take the oath of office to form a new council that is expected to be more moderate. Newly-elected council members Ben …
UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 14, 2017, 6:21 a.m.
Rod Higgins overcomes election night deficit, re-elected to Spokane Valley City Council
Rod Higgins is poised to retain his seat as Spokane Valley mayor against challenger Chris Jackson in a race that’s been close since initial ballots were counted Nov. 7.
Fri., Nov. 10, 2017
Higgins widens lead over Jackson
Incumbent Rod Higgins increased his lead over challenger Chris Jackson in the Spokane Valley Council Position 1 race.
UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 8, 2017, 10:48 p.m.
Maps show Valley voters rough on incumbents; Higgins edges ahead of Jackson
Voters throughout the Valley pulled support from most incumbents.
UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 8, 2017, 8:34 a.m.
Spokane Valley voters toss incumbents on City Council; Munch, Collier and Pace lose seats
Voters on Tuesday rejected conservatives on the Spokane Valley Council on Tuesday, voting out incumbents Mike Munch, Ed Pace and J. Caleb Collier, and putting a fourth conservative in danger …
Sun., Oct. 1, 2017, 6 a.m.
Jackson challenges Higgins for Valley Council Position 1
Spokane Valley City Council Position 1 pits incumbent experience against challenger’s youth.
UPDATED: Thu., July 13, 2017, 8:13 a.m.
Higgins, Merkel in Valley council race
The race comes down to the experience of Rod Higgins, and the fresh perspective of Al Merkel. We think both should advance and continue that debate.
UPDATED: Thu., July 13, 2017, 10:24 p.m.
Spokane Valley Mayor Rod Higgins faces two challengers in re-election bid
The 2017 City Council election in Spokane Valley has turned into a barnstorm of new faces challenging incumbents. The five open seats have attracted 13 candidates resulting in two contested …
UPDATED: Wed., March 8, 2017, 5:32 p.m.
Neighbors around Spokane Valley’s Mayhew Road are furious about proposed development - say they received no notice
Spokane Valley residents in the semi-rural neighborhood between Mayhew and Keller Roads protest a proposed single-family development that will change the look of their neighborhood forever.
Wed., Nov. 23, 2016
Valley council cleared
The Washington State Auditor’s Office has issued a detailed report clearing the Spokane Valley City Council – specifically Councilmen Ed Pace and Sam Wood, and Deputy Mayor Arne Woodard and …
Tue., Oct. 25, 2016, 9:53 p.m.
Spokane Valley City Council names Mark Calhoun city manager in unanimous vote
For a secret mission it had an anticlimactic outcome: the Spokane Valley City Council unanimously appointed acting city manager Mark Calhoun its new city manager Tuesday evening, putting an end …
Thu., Sept. 15, 2016
Valley looking for new funding source for roads
With decline of landlines, Spokane Valley faces a tough reality: Switch utility tax to natural gas or power, or run out of road maintenance funds.
Wed., Sept. 14, 2016
Spokane Valley leaders still optimistic about new library
Spokane Valley City Council wants a new library by its new city hall, but is uncertain how to make it happen.
Thu., June 9, 2016, 4:21 p.m.
A new City Hall to rise for Spokane Valley
Spokane Valley breaks ground for new city hall at U-City Mall
Tue., May 24, 2016, 3:57 p.m.
Spokane Valley councilman on extended sick leave resigns
A Spokane Valley Councilman on extended sick for the past 18 months has resigned his post. The move – following the abrupt resignations this spring of two other councilmen – …
Sat., April 30, 2016
Valley council owes public an explanation
Why did the council spend more than it seemingly had to? What did the public get in exchange? What did the council get, other than an assurance of secrecy?
Wed., March 9, 2016, 4:16 p.m.
Valley Councilmen Grafos, Hafner want city manager’s firing investigated
Some Spokane Valley council members say Jackson was fired illegally
Fri., Feb. 26, 2016, 4:48 p.m.
Spokane Valley leaders say they want to stick with sheriff contract for policing
Spokane Valley’s mayor stood with Spokane County Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich Friday to declare that the city won’t set up its own police department, despite persistent rumors to the contrary. Joining …
Thu., Feb. 25, 2016
Editorial: Valley council takes ugly turn
The Spokane Valley City Council majority’s firing of the city manager is the latest example of how collaborative decision-making has been replaced with political agendas.
Wed., Feb. 10, 2016
Spokane Valley council mulls regional sportsplex idea
Proposed downtown Spokane sportplex may bring new softball facility to Spokane Valley
Thu., Feb. 4, 2016, 11:17 a.m.
Valley council passes resolution about transgender access to bathrooms
The Spokane Valley City Council on Tuesday evening approved a resolution asking the state to repeal the bathroom access rules for transgendered people that were recently issued by the Washington …
Mon., Jan. 25, 2016, 3:02 p.m.
Restroom rules to be deliberated in Spokane Valley Tuesday
Spokane Valley City Council to discuss gender preference bathroom access
Thu., May 21, 2015
Spokane Valley City Council seeks to fill seat temporarily
The Spokane Valley City Council is looking for a Spokane Valley resident who is interested in serving as a temporary council member. The temporary member will serve until Bill Bates …
Sat., Nov. 2, 2013
Spokane Valley Council candidates benefit from PACs contributions
Recent donations from PACs and associations have inflated the coffers of some Spokane Valley City Council candidates in time for a last-minute advertising push before Election Day. The Washington Association …
Sat., Oct. 19, 2013
City Council candidates show similarities at forum
The lack of controversy in the races for Spokane Valley City Council was evident in the candidate forum held Wednesday by the Greater Spokane Valley Chamber of Commerce. At one …
Thu., Oct. 10, 2013
Higgins, Thompson face off again for Spokane Valley council seat
Appointed incumbent Rod Higgins and challenger Linda Thompson are facing off in the race for Position 1 on the Spokane Valley City Council, and it’s not the first time the …
Sat., Aug. 31, 2013
Pace leads in fundraising
With the primary election over, most candidates have turned their attention to raising money for the November general election. Some Spokane Valley City Council candidates have been more successful in …
Sat., Aug. 31, 2013
Race splits Positive Change
Battle lines are being drawn in what is shaping up to be an acrimonious City Council race in Spokane Valley. Different factions of the Positive Change group that swept five …
Thu., Feb. 21, 2013
Higgins wins Spokane Valley appointment
Newest Spokane Valley City Council member Rod Higgins followed an unusual path to city leadership. He grew up near Wallace, in the North Idaho canyon known as Two Mile Creek. …