Josh Kerns was sworn in as Spokane County commissioner Tuesday evening, replacing Nancy McLaughlin to represent the county’s northern district.
WEDNESDAY, NOV. 23, 2016
A Spokane developer is determined to build a 220-unit apartment complex in the Wandermere neighborhood, but first he’ll need to see the end of a lawsuit over a proposed access …
WEDNESDAY, NOV. 2, 2016, 9:27 A.M.
In response to a controversial water rights decision by the state’s highest court, Spokane County has adopted an “interim emergency ordinance” that officials say will prevent a moratorium on building …
TUESDAY, OCT. 25, 2016, 7:06 A.M.
In the race between Spokane County Commissioner Shelly O’Quinn and challenger Andrew Biviano, voters will choose between a business-oriented Republican and a Democratic attorney pushing for criminal justice reform.
FRIDAY, OCT. 21, 2016, 5:38 P.M.
Spokane Valley City Councilman Ed Pace, a self-proclaimed libertarian, constitutionalist and tea party Republican, said Democrat Andrew Biviano is exceedingly qualified for the commission job and “has a heart for …
SUNDAY, OCT. 9, 2016
O’Quinn is a strong defender of the collaboration between GSI, which represents business interests, and the county’s economic development efforts
FRIDAY, JULY 22, 2016, 6:14 P.M.
Spokane County Commissioner Nancy McLaughlin took issue this week with a mailer sent by challenger Josh Kerns.
WEDNESDAY, JULY 13, 2016, 4:26 P.M.
Two challengers are vying for a chance to unseat Commissioner Nancy McLaughlin in the August primary elections.
TUESDAY, JULY 12, 2016, 8:35 P.M.
Tensions are high at the Spokane County Jail following the departure of two medical directors and a “bumpy start” to the county’s contract with an Alabama company that provides treatment …
WEDNESDAY, JAN. 20, 2016
Rep. Marcus Riccelli’s bill improves on last fall’s initiative to add two members to the Spokane County Commission.
MONDAY, DEC. 28, 2015, 12:46 P.M.
Jeff Baxter has asked to be appointed to the open seat on the Spokane County Commission.
SUNDAY, DEC. 27, 2015, 3 A.M.
Though the list of hopefuls is long, the Spokane County Republican Party will have several weeks after the new year to nominate replacements for outgoing County Commissioner Todd Mielke.
MONDAY, OCT. 26, 2015, 1:09 P.M.
Ballots for the Nov. 3 election arrived in my mailbox the other day and it looks like things are even more of a cluster than usual.
SATURDAY, OCT. 17, 2015
County Proposition 1 will add two commissioners, better serve citizens.
WEDNESDAY, OCT. 7, 2015, 3 P.M.
On behalf of potential future employers, Doug Clark issues an open letter of recommendation for Spokane County Commissioner Todd Mielke.
THURSDAY, OCT. 1, 2015
The rancor that burst into the open this week among the three county commissioners seemed very much like high-stakes drama, or at least a very soapy opera: squabbling and bad …
WEDNESDAY, AUG. 5, 2015, 12:07 P.M.
The family of Lorenzo Hayes, who died May 13 at the Spokane County Jail, has filed a wrongful death claim against Spokane County requesting $6.5 million in damages.
WEDNESDAY, JULY 22, 2015
A wireless company has received fast-track approval from Spokane County to construct three towers designed to boost broadband Internet speeds in rural areas. Commissioners say the need for high-speed Internet …
SUNDAY, JULY 19, 2015
At the request of the sheriff, Spokane County commissioners last week passed an ordinance authorizing the use of unmarked patrol cars, amid statewide controversy about the practice. Spokane County Sheriff …
THURSDAY, JULY 16, 2015
The Spokane County Jail is having difficulty hiring and retaining medical staff, while a spate of recent inmate deaths appear to be caused by health issues. County commissioners, who oversee …
TUESDAY, JULY 14, 2015, 7:22 P.M.
Spokane County Commissioners gave the go-ahead Tuesday night for construction of a controversial apartment complex near Wandermere Golf Course.
FRIDAY, JULY 10, 2015
Spokane County’s three commissioners should put a measure that would expand their number to five on the November ballot. Two, Todd Mielke and Shelly O’Quinn, say they are ready to …
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 3, 2015
There is, at this late and inconvenient date, one way for the Spokane County Commission to ensure that the public can trust its process for hiring a new county CEO. …
SATURDAY, MAY 9, 2015
OLYMPIA – Mary Dye, longtime GOP activist from Garfield County, will represent southeastern Washington in the state House. Dye, 53, was named Friday afternoon by commissioners from the district’s six …
FRIDAY, MAY 8, 2015, 7:09 P.M.
OLYMPIA –Mary Dye, longtime GOP activist from Garfield County, will represent southeastern Washington in the state House.
SUNDAY, MAY 3, 2015
Sound the trumpets. Cue the juggling elves. Send in the clown!
THURSDAY, APRIL 30, 2015
The two finalists for Spokane County’s top administrative job are a sitting county commissioner and a former Utah municipal executive who resigned his last post amid controversy. County Commissioner Todd …
THURSDAY, APRIL 2, 2015
Spokane County commissioners may be able to set restrictions on a proposed controversial apartment complex near Wandermere Golf Course. The developer, Rudeen Development, proposed to county officials this week capping …
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 1, 2015
The usually monolithic Spokane County Commission showed signs of cracking Tuesday as Shelly O’Quinn and Todd Mielke took colleague Al French to task for using a monthly TV program to …
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 25, 2015
The state’s largest county road system has its next chief. The Spokane County Commission on Tuesday selected Mitch Reister as the county engineer, who oversees more than 2,500 miles of …