Stories tagged: Spokane County
UPDATED: Sat., March 16, 2019, 4:52 p.m.
Baumgartner and French disagree on pay raises for some Spokane County leaders; commissioners will receive 3 percent raises this year and next
Spokane County commissioners will receive a 6 percent raise divided over two years, an independent citizen salary commission decided last week.
UPDATED: Wed., March 13, 2019, 6:38 a.m.
Spokane’s second-snowiest February on record may have pushed local governments to spend more than normal on de-icer, overtime and equipment used to keep the area’s roads clear.
Sun., March 10, 2019, 5 a.m.
Officials in Airway Heights and Cheney are considering if they should push to expand their urban-growth boundaries.
UPDATED: Sat., March 9, 2019, 6:51 a.m.
Teamwork is helping Spokane County make great strides with criminal justice reform and economic development, Commissioner Mary Kuney said in her first State of the County address Friday.
UPDATED: Thu., March 7, 2019, 10:20 a.m.
The state auditor’s office found roughly one-third of Washington’s jail inmates are candidates for pretrial services such as electronic monitoring, mental health and substance abuse treatment, and texts and phone …
Wed., March 6, 2019, 5 a.m.
Four out of five property owners in Spokane County will pay less on their property tax bill in 2019 compared to last year. The bulk of that savings has to …
Sun., March 3, 2019, 5 a.m.
Spokane County is purchasing more than 231 acres of land south of the Antoine Peak Conservation Area that could provide hiking trails and preserve the area’s wildlife habitat.
UPDATED: Fri., March 1, 2019, 6:39 p.m.
Spokane County Regional Veterans Service Center has relocated to a larger facility in Spokane Valley to serve veterans and their families.
UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 27, 2019, 9:50 p.m.
The lawsuit was filed Tuesday in Spokane County Superior Court. Plaintiffs include the county as well as Commissioner Al French, former Commissioner John Roskelley and the Washington State Association of …
UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 26, 2019, 8:51 p.m.
A barn in Valleyford caught fire Tuesday afternoon, killing a dog, a sheep and two lambs.
UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 23, 2019, 12:47 p.m.
More than 25 inches of snow blanketed Spokane in February, which means big business for snowplow operators.
UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 14, 2019, 7:14 a.m.
Shoveling snow from sidewalks can be a tough job, but for Spokane County plow drivers, removing it from the roads presents even greater challenges.
UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 14, 2019, 2:13 p.m.
Here’s what you should know about snow gates, the plowing tool that lowers berms in front of driveways
The city of Spokane, Spokane County and Coeur d’Alene have all outfitted some of their snow removal equipment with the hydraulic devices that are intended to prevent berms in front …
UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 12, 2019, 10:34 p.m.
Voters approved three measures for the Newman Lake Fire and Rescue, Spokane County Fire Protection District 8 and the Orchard Prairie School District in the Feb. 12 special election.
Tue., Feb. 12, 2019, 4:15 a.m.
Voters might want to brave the cold and return their ballots to the post office or ballot boxes in person for today’s special election a Spokane County Election official said.
Mon., Feb. 11, 2019, 5 a.m.
Construction is expected to be underway this spring for several major Spokane County road projects, including Geiger Boulevard.
Thu., Feb. 7, 2019, 5 a.m.
Spokane County’s hearing examiner will soon decide the fate of a developer’s proposal to build multiple duplexes and town houses on the former site of Bergman’s Christmas Tree Farm.
Sat., Feb. 2, 2019, 5 a.m.
Spokane County residents will soon see fewer snow berms in their driveways with the addition of two snow gates to the county’s fleet of graders.
UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 1, 2019, 7:58 p.m.
Families can apply for an exemption on philosophical or religious grounds, but students may be ordered to stay home if the measles virus reaches schools in the districts around Spokane …
UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 31, 2019, 10:53 p.m.
Spokane County has returned more than $4 million in taxes to residents, businesses and nonprofit organizations that made overpayments or were eligible for tax exemptions.
UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 27, 2019, 9:32 a.m.
Spokane County voters should soon be receiving ballots in their mailboxes for the Feb. 12 Special Election.
Mon., Jan. 21, 2019
Most of the City of Spokane and Spokane County government offices will be closed in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. day Monday, with only some public works services and …
Thu., Jan. 17, 2019
Lottery winner in Spokane County for the week of Jan. 7-11.
UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 7, 2019, 9:36 p.m.
A snowstorm that pummeled much of northern Spokane County forced several school closures Monday morning.
UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 27, 2018, 11:24 a.m.
Want to hike at Stevens Creek but not sure whether to bring gaiters, snowshoes or just plain boots? Or, worried that it’s too crowded? Check out Spokane County’s live video …
Sat., Dec. 22, 2018
Plans were filed this month with Spokane County to develop a three-story apartment complex in Airway Heights.
Tue., Dec. 18, 2018
As development continues to encroach on the Ridgemont Estates neighborhood in south Spokane Valley, residents are concerned that a steady increase in traffic is becoming a safety hazard.
Fri., Dec. 14, 2018, 4:58 p.m.
The offices of Better Health Together, at 1206 N. Lincoln St. near the Spokane Arena, will be open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, the last day of open …
UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 14, 2018, 11:19 a.m.
Statewide, enrollment numbers are surging in the final few days before the open enrollment period for public health options ends Saturday night. Spokane County residents may pick plans from among …
Wed., Dec. 12, 2018, 5 a.m.
Sweetwater Farms, a $5.3 million pot producer based on the West Plains, had one of its strains pulled from the state’s largest recreational marijuana stores last month after failing a …