Stories tagged: Spokane County
UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 19, 2018, 7:15 a.m.
310,000 ballots sent out from the Spokane County Elections Office this week should be in the hands of voters by Oct. 22.
UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 17, 2018, 10:18 a.m.
Spokane County treasurer candidates square off over office’s role in policymaking, proper investments
The two men running for Spokane County treasurer squared off in a television debate taped Tuesday morning, disagreeing over the treasurer’s role in policymaking.
Tue., Oct. 16, 2018
Avista Corp. is spending heavily in the Spokane County commissioner races by dropping nearly $200,000 on re-election television advertisements for commissioners Mary Kuney and Al French. In Avista Corp.’s largest …
UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 9, 2018, 8:48 p.m.
Man loses hand and suffers other serious injuries after homemade bomb explodes in north Spokane County
A man was seriously injured Monday evening in an explosion while attempting to make a bomb, say Spokane County Sheriff’s deputies.
UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 8, 2018, 11:15 p.m.
The Spokane County Board of Commissioners is holding the second of three community roundtable meetings on Oct. 9 to gather public input for the 2019 Spokane County budget. The meeting …
Fri., Oct. 5, 2018
An anonymous tipster this week alerted several local news outlets to the investigation, saying a large amount of taxpayer money had been stolen by an employee of the county’s risk …
Thu., Oct. 4, 2018, 10:31 p.m.
Spokane County Commissioner Al French and challenger Robbi Katherine Anthony traded viewpoints on public safety, housing, growth and economic development during a Thursday afternoon election debate at the Spokane Club.
UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 11, 2018, 9:47 a.m.
If you want experience, Al French is probably your pick for Spokane County Commission.
UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 2, 2018, 9:24 p.m.
A fire sparked just outside of Cheney Tuesday afternoon, burning close to trailer parks at the edge of town.
Mon., Oct. 1, 2018, 6:18 p.m.
Frontier Behavioral Health – Eastern Washington’s largest mental health provider based in Spokane – is expanding their toll-free crisis line to include services for several surrounding counties.
UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 26, 2018, 11:07 a.m.
Spokane County Commissioners postponed a decision for two zoning changes that could bring new development to Whitworth University as well as a neighborhood north of Five Mile Prairie.
Sat., Sept. 22, 2018
Spokane County commissioners will vote next week on a controversial zoning change north of Five Mile Prairie that has residents concerned it could bring hundreds of apartments to their neighborhood.
UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 11, 2018, 9:36 a.m.
The race for county commissioner between Rob Chase and Mary Kuney mirrors a split in the Spokane County Republican Party between more traditional Republicans who have lined up behind Kuney …
Tue., Sept. 18, 2018
The Spokane County Interstate Fair was a gate-busting success this year with ticket sales exceeding more than 200,000 for the first time in six years.
Fri., Sept. 14, 2018
With new text reminders, Spokane County criminal justice officials hope to curtail rise in jail population
While county officials wrestle with how best to lower the jail population with the help of a $1.75 million grant, a new system that sends defendants text reminders for upcoming …
Wed., Sept. 12, 2018
The Spokane County commissioners will host a series of community meetings to inform the public and gather input as they craft the county’s budget for 2019.
UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 11, 2018, 10:24 p.m.
“My cousin died three years ago in Spokane County Jail, and I wish that it had stopped with him,” said Monica Moore, whose cousin, Lorenzo Hayes, died in the jail …
Tue., Sept. 11, 2018
Community members are planning to march this evening from Salem Lutheran Church to the Spokane County Courthouse to draw attention to the deaths of inmates at the county jail.
UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 11, 2018, 12:06 p.m.
The average price for homes with sales closing in August was $260,800 – nearly unchanged from $259,300 in July, and down from a peak of $268,830 in June, according to …
UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 7, 2018, 8:11 p.m.
As a crowd gathered in the stands around a small arena at the Spokane County Fair and Expo Center, 6-year-old Simeon Weins stepped into a chute, hopped onto a sheep …
UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 7, 2018, 8:26 a.m.
Two candidates for county clerk, incumbent Tim Fitzgerald and challenger Michael Kirk, have similar goals to boost technology, but they differ on reform
Sun., Sept. 2, 2018, 4 a.m.
Summer getaway or full-time residence, a house on the water in Spokane area remains relatively affordable, observers say
As waterfront homes in Seattle sell at a premium with prices starting at more than $1 million, some Spokane real estate agents say homes near the water in the Inland …
Thu., Aug. 23, 2018
Spokane County Commissioners approved a master plan for the Liberty Lake Regional Park that includes more than $12 million in campground upgrades.
UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 21, 2018, 4 p.m.
Two Republican candidates are vying to become the newest Spokane County assessor following current assessor Vicki Horton’s retirement announcement earlier this year.
UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 18, 2018, 3:28 p.m.
A bump in construction, as well as sales of equipment, lawn and garden supplies boosted Washington state’s retail sales to more than $37 billion this year – a 10 percent …
Thu., Aug. 9, 2018, 5 a.m.
Democrats fared well in Spokane County races Tuesday, but can that momentum last in the general election?
UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 7, 2018, 9:39 p.m.
Patrick Johnson emerged as front-runner in the race for Spokane County District Court Judge, securing 39.5 percent of the vote in Tuesday’s primary election. Johnson was one of three challengers …
Sat., Aug. 4, 2018
There’s no question James Allsup is a white supremacist. His YouTube videos and writings are full of traditional white supremacist rhetoric that would have been found in underground newspapers a …
UPDATED: Tue., July 24, 2018, 5:54 p.m.
Spokane County’s unemployment rate was 5 percent in June. About 2,100 more people were working in the county last month, compared to June 2017.
UPDATED: Fri., July 20, 2018, 6:30 p.m.
As Washington moves forward on a new law to expand Spokane County’s board of commissioners from three members to five, the county is pushing back, with a lawsuit planned to …