Stories tagged: Spokane County
UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 17, 2018, 8:35 p.m.
Spokane landowner finds way to cut through red tape and save trees from county tree crews
A Spokane County landowner discarded bluster and instead found a way to work with local government to cordially change tree cutting plans along his rural road.
Wed., Feb. 7, 2018, noon
Lottery winner in Spokane County
Lottery winners in Spokane Country
UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 1, 2018, 11:06 p.m.
Spokane launches new app ‘Spokane County on the Go’
Spokane County has a new app for those seeking county resources and up-to-date information on their smartphones, tablets and other devices.
UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 31, 2018, 11:02 p.m.
Panel OKs bill to expand Spokane County commission to 5
A bill that would require Spokane County to expand its board of commissioners to five members passed a key House committee Wednesday.
UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 11, 2018, 8:19 a.m.
More than 10,000 arrest warrants currently active in Spokane County
For roughly every 48 people in Spokane County, there’s an active arrest warrant filed at the courthouse.
UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 4, 2018, 10:27 p.m.
Spokane County air pollution regulators approve new rules, fees to battle smelly marijuana farms
Dozens of marijuana farmers in Spokane County will have to pay fees ranging from $500 to $2,000 this year to cover the expenses of enforcing state laws governing nuisance smells. …
Tue., Dec. 19, 2017
Development to resume in parched Little Spokane Watershed
Spokane County will resume issuing construction permits in the Little Spokane Watershed, more than a year after permitting was stalled by a controversial court decision, state and county officials said …
Mon., Dec. 11, 2017
Climbing rents in Spokane County a burden for many
The rental affordability crisis is prevalent in cities such as Los Angeles, San Francisco and Seattle. But, that crisis has arrived to Spokane County with nearly half of renters spending …
UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 7, 2017, 9:05 p.m.
Spokane County budget includes $400,000 cut for regional health district
Some agencies and departments that receive funding from Spokane County avoided steep cuts in 2018. The Spokane County Regional Health District isn’t one of them.
UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 7, 2017, 9:28 p.m.
Supreme Court rejects city’s tax exemptions for 2014 street tax
City of Spokane loses its fight to offer a special exemption to seniors and the disabled on property taxes to fix the streets.
UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 5, 2017, 8:06 p.m.
Spokane County revamps sexual harassment policy
All Spokane County employees will be required to undergo sexual harassment training under a policy adopted by the county commissioners on Tuesday.
Sat., Dec. 2, 2017
Safety hazard in Wandermere Estates followed years of concerns about land erosion
As the ground shifted and the foundation cracked, a home in the upscale Wandermere Estates neighborhood seemed perilously close to sliding off its perch into the golf course below.
UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 1, 2017, 6:13 p.m.
Guest Opinion: Alan Curryer and Glen Pierce: House tax bill would undermine senior housing
By eliminating private-activity bonds, the House bill would wipe out more than half our state’s production of affordable apartments for seniors and working families after Dec. 31.
Tue., Nov. 21, 2017, 5:14 p.m.
Spokane County unemployment rate falls in October; strong job growth continues
Spokane County’s unemployment rate dropped to 4.4 percent in October, continuing a trend of strong job growth in 2017.
Sat., Nov. 18, 2017
Girl joins superhero family on National Adoption Day at the Spokane County Courthouse
In the center of the courtroom was Sheri, a jubilant 3-year-old in an Ironman costume, seated on her mother’s knee along with her father (Batman) and three young sisters (Batgirl, …
UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 10, 2017, 9:41 p.m.
House GOP tax plan could jeopardize thousands of affordable housing units in Spokane County
The Republican tax reform plan being debated in Congress could eliminate a financing method used to construct the lion’s share of the nation’s affordable housing, confirming worries and drawing ire …
Sun., Nov. 5, 2017, 6 a.m.
No one wanted to serve on the Latah Town Council in May; now 5 percent of the town is on the ballot
A few months ago, it seemed no one wanted to be the mayor of Latah or a member of the Town Council.
UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 1, 2017, 10:05 p.m.
Spokane County ready for busy snow season, officials say
Spokane County road crews are preparing for another busy snow season.
UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 31, 2017, 7:09 a.m.
Spokane County goes to trial over 2007 hypothermia death of 84-year-old man
A jury heard opening statements Monday in a civil case against Spokane County brought by the family of an 84-year-old man who froze to death in a snowstorm nearly a …
UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 18, 2017, 11:02 p.m.
Spokane County gave 500 vehicle owners the wrong registration tabs
Spokane County officials said Wednesday that 500 vehicle owners were given the wrong registration tabs within the past week.
UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 18, 2017, 11:02 p.m.
Longtime Spokane attorney Terry Lackie loses battle with cancer
Longtime Spokane attorney and law firm partner, Hugh “Terry” Lackie, has made his last argument. He was 71.
UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 27, 2017, 6:59 a.m.
Sheriff, prosecutor say budget cuts would undermine public safety in Spokane County
Spokane County’s top law enforcement officials say proposed budget cuts would force them to lay off deputies and prosecute fewer cases.
UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 26, 2017, 10:57 p.m.
Spokane County lends $8.5 million to Central Valley School District for new middle school
Funds for the five-year loan come out of the county’s $1 billion investment pool, which combines the capital of several taxing districts and is separate from the dwindling general fund …
UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 22, 2017, 12:57 p.m.
Hiring adds nearly 2,100 new jobs to Spokane metro area in July
Job growth remains strong in the Spokane metro area, with about 2,100 new positions added in July. The unemployment rate was 5.1 percent for the metro area encompassing Spokane, Stevens …
Fri., Aug. 4, 2017
Editorial: Voter motivation is key to better turnout
Getting getting people to actually vote remains a tough nut to crack. This should give pause to any plans to alter election logistics to encourage participation.
UPDATED: Thu., July 27, 2017, 8:04 p.m.
Man dead after car hit a tree north of Newman Lake
A man died Wednesday afternoon after his car collided with a tree.
UPDATED: Fri., July 21, 2017, 6:23 p.m.
Tumbling prices can’t stop growth of Spokane County’s legal marijuana market on three-year anniversary
The same gram of weed that cost consumers $25 to $30 in 2014 will now set you back about $7, according to the Washington Liquor and Cannabis Board. But Spokane …
UPDATED: Wed., July 19, 2017, 10:49 p.m.
Local leaders offer optimism following Avista’s announced sale to Hydro One
City, county and state elected officials said Wednesday they were heartened by the utility’s public message following the announced sale that it would maintain its commitment to partnerships in and …
Sun., July 16, 2017, 6 a.m.
Sherry Barrett strives to have transformative impact on Spokane County employees
She’s earned two master’s degrees, started her own consulting business and last year, was hired by Spokane County to spearhead an initiative to improve customer service, financial stewardship, public engagement …
UPDATED: Wed., July 5, 2017, 8:59 p.m.
Jury orders Spokane County to pay $7.5 million to motorcycle crash victim
A jury decided Monday that Spokane County must pay $7.5 million to a woman left paralyzed in a motorcycle accident at an intersection she said was dangerous.