Stories tagged: Spokane County
UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 20, 2018, 3:48 p.m.
Spokane County’s October unemployment rate of 4.5 percent tied a 20-year low for the month.
UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 20, 2018, 11:15 a.m.
Spokane county, city and airport officials are building a $2 million short-line rail on the West Plains with hopes it can help attract more aerospace and manufacturing companies.
Sun., Nov. 18, 2018, 5 a.m.
The panel took the first step earlier this month toward signing an agreement that could finalize the orientation of the long-imagined $42 million prep sports facility on the north bank …
Thu., Nov. 15, 2018
City of Spokane dispatchers may not be apart of a new region-wide communications center after City Council required its dispatchers to exclusively work with city public safety employees.
Thu., Nov. 15, 2018
Spokane County has started construction on the Saltese Flats wetland restoration project that will provide educational and recreational opportunities for residents. The restoration project, located west of the Saltese Uplands …
UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 14, 2018, 12:24 p.m.
Could a megafire similar to those menacing California erupt in Spokane? Expert says ‘It’s just a matter of time’
Washington and the rest of the Pacific Northwest have been dealing with an increasingly extended and costly fire season – spurred by rising temperatures due to climate change. This year …
Thu., Nov. 8, 2018
Spokane’s strong real estate market has again helped boost city street and other projects.
UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 6, 2018, 10:34 p.m.
State Sen. Michael Baumgartner has emerged as frontrunner for Spokane County Treasurer, securing 57 percent of the vote over challenger David Green in Tuesday’s general election.
UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 7, 2018, 8:49 a.m.
Incumbent Republican Al French is leading in the race against Democratic opponent Robbi Katherine Anthony to retain his seat on the Spokane County Board of Commissioners.
UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 6, 2018, 10:44 p.m.
Incumbent Republican Mary Kuney is likely to retain her seat on the Spokane County Board of Commissioners against challenger Rob Chase.
UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 6, 2018, 10:02 p.m.
Incumbent Republican Tim Fitzgerald is likely to retain his seat as Spokane County Clerk against Democratic challenger Michael Kirk.
Sat., Nov. 3, 2018
Ballot returns continue heavy in Spokane and some other Eastern Washington counties.
UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 2, 2018, 8:42 p.m.
Spokane County recently completed work on the Glenrose trailhead in the Dishman Hills Conservation area that improves parking access for visitors.
Thu., Nov. 1, 2018, 6 a.m.
Thu., Nov. 1, 2018
To everyone who will listen, Spokane Public Schools officials have spent the last few months talking about their hopes for the future. Those hopes are wrapped up in a $495 …
UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 30, 2018, 7:28 p.m.
Spokane County and state officials celebrated completion of a $9.4 million interchange project at Bigelow Gulch and Forker roads on Tuesday.
Tue., Oct. 23, 2018
A race for Spokane County Commissioner turned contentious over the weekend when incumbent Al French reportedly called his challenger a “transgender, Bernie-loving, socialist, millennial.”
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 …