Stories tagged: Spokane County
Thu., May 31, 2018
McMorris Rodgers tells local officials House-passed prison reform bill ‘a step’ to address overcrowding
Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers told a roundtable of local officials Wednesday that a federal prison reform bill passed by Congress last week was “an idea whose time has come.”
Tue., May 22, 2018, 5:38 p.m.
Spokane County’s unemployment rate dropped to 5.4 percent in April, according to the Washington Employment Security Department.
Sun., May 20, 2018, 5:30 a.m.
$12 million upgrade to Liberty Lake Regional Park could include bigger campground, expanded beach, nature playground
A longer beach, bigger campground and environmental learning center could be new features of Liberty Lake Regional Park as county officials finalize a plan for a $12 million upgrade.
Fri., May 18, 2018, 6 a.m.
Whitworth University plans to build retail shops as well as dozens of student and senior housing units on its campus.
UPDATED: Tue., May 15, 2018, 11:22 a.m.
Washington’s U.S. Senate race got crowded in a hurry Monday, as 10 challengers filed to run against incumbent Democrat Maria Cantwell.
UPDATED: Tue., May 1, 2018, 6:33 p.m.
Three workers sickened by a pesticide leak at a Spokane County waste facility were released from area hospitals Monday evening.
UPDATED: Tue., May 1, 2018, 12:24 p.m.
Three workers were hospitalized Monday afternoon after a hazardous substance was released at the waste-transfer station in north Spokane County.
Wed., April 25, 2018, 6:16 p.m.
Spokane County’s unemployment rate at 6.2 percent in March.
UPDATED: Tue., April 17, 2018, 10:04 p.m.
The Spokane County Board of Commissioners unanimously approved a motion to pursue a lawsuit alleging opioid manufacturers lied about the addictive nature of the prescription drug to doctors and patients.
Tue., April 17, 2018, 6 a.m.
Spokane County is considering joining a nationwide lawsuit against prescription opioid manufacturers alleging the companies knowingly lied about the addictive potential of powerful painkillers.
UPDATED: Tue., April 3, 2018, 8:40 p.m.
Restoration of the Saltese Flats natural wetland system has been in Spokane County’s plans for close to a decade. But now, a partnership with the Central Valley School District will …
Wed., March 28, 2018, 11:25 p.m.
Lottery winners in Spokane County for the week of March 19-23.
UPDATED: Wed., March 28, 2018, 10:42 p.m.
Spokane County to go to a five-member board of commissioners in 2022 election.
UPDATED: Tue., March 20, 2018, 9:07 p.m.
Spokane County officials are preparing to sell a 41-acre property in the Wandermere area that has fallen out of use. The developer with the winning bid will be expected to …
Tue., March 13, 2018, 4:19 p.m.
Unemployment rates rose to 6.7 percent in Spokane County during January, but much of the increase from December 5.7 percent rate was weather-related.
Wed., March 7, 2018
Lottery winners in Spokane County for the week of Feb. 26-March 2.
UPDATED: Tue., March 6, 2018, 6:57 p.m.
In a last-ditch appeal, all three Spokane County commissioners signed a letter Tuesday imploring Gov. Jay Inslee to veto a bill that would add two more members to the county’s …
Sun., March 4, 2018
Spokane County five-commissioner bill sent to Gov. Jay Inslee.
UPDATED: Fri., March 2, 2018, 8:49 a.m.
Spokane City Council President Ben Stuckart said he’s joined the agency overseeing the region’s air pollution in direct response to new regulations and fees for marijuana business owners. Spokane County …
UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 17, 2018, 8:35 p.m.
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 winners in Spokane Country
UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 1, 2018, 11:06 p.m.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
All Spokane County employees will be required to undergo sexual harassment training under a policy adopted by the county commissioners on Tuesday.