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Thursday, January 17, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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County rebuffed on funding Fox

Spokane County will have to come up with a new plan to give money to the renovated Fox Theater. The old plan – to take about $21,000 a year from …


Snow crews raring to plow

The man with the big shovel says Spokane Valley is ready for winter. “We’ve got all the plows and equipment and all the chemicals we need,” city Public Works Director …


Malicious prosecution suit grounds for another look

The story that broke back in January 2007 was one of those shockers that made you spit out your morning java and holler … “No way! Not again!”


County seeks pay concessions from workers

Spokane County could lay off as many as 250 employees next year to close a projected $10.5 million gap between expected tax collections and its current budget. County officials are …


County OKs settlement in Taser case

A Spokane County reserve fund will pay some $112,000 to a man who was shocked three times with a Taser by a deputy during a traffic stop in 2005. County …


Used plows clear a path for Valley

Spokane Valley now has its own fleet of snowplows to take over where Spokane County left off last winter. A half-dozen used trucks, purchased from the Washington Department of Transportation …


City buys trucks for snow

Spokane Valley now has its own fleet of snowplows to take over where Spokane County left off last winter. A half-dozen used trucks, purchased from the Washington Department of Transportation …


Short but sweet

Spokane Valley’s spiffed-up swimming pools attracted more users and generated more revenue this summer than last despite a shorter season. Snow makeup days kept schools in session longer this summer …


City on the road to peaceful growth

Spokane County has raised a white flag. After years spent fighting Spokane’s growing city limits, county commissioners are taking a friendlier stance on what would be the largest expansion of …


Spokane could come out ahead

If the city of Spokane annexes a portion of the West Plains in 2012 as planned, the city could collect about $750,000 more a year in taxes and fees than …


West Plains bird tests positive for West Nile

A dead magpie gathered from the West Plains area is the first animal to test positive for West Nile virus in Spokane County.


Tourism tax increase OK’d

A night at a motel in Spokane Valley will cost 50 cents more under a tourism tax increase approved Tuesday by the City Council. The Spokane Valley council joined Spokane …


New living option for poor

Roxanne Smith is ecstatic as she tours the apartment she’ll soon move into. It’s a clean, well-lighted, two-bedroom unit inside the Madison, the newly remodeled downtown Spokane building converted into …


County broke records law, court says

Spokane County didn’t look hard enough for documents sought by a citizens group when it alleged nepotism in county hiring, a state appeals court has said. Now the county faces …


Appeals court rules against county in records case

Spokane County didn’t look hard enough for documents a local citizens group was seeking when it alleged nepotism in county hiring, a state appeals court has said. Now the county …


Home sales increase in Spokane; prices still lagging

Home sales picked up in Washington state in the second quarter compared with last year — the first quarter-over-quarter improvement in sales numbers in more than two years, according to …


City, county offer rebates for water-saving amenities

Think of it as cash for flushers – or credit, depending where you live. The city of Spokane and Spokane County unveiled new programs Thursday designed to cut the amount …


City, county offer incentives to save water

Think of it as cash for flushers – or credit, depending where you live. The City of Spokane and Spokane County unveiled new programs Thursday designed to cut the amount …


Valley groups keep up fight

Supporters of an effort to disincorporate the city of Spokane Valley say they have more than half the signatures needed to put the proposal before voters. But they’ll have to …


Property foreclosures rare in Spokane County

Spokane County had one of the lowest foreclosure rates in the United States for the first half of 2009, as the pace slowed significantly compared with last year, according to …


County bans burning through mid-September

Spokane County is banning open burning and any recreational fires in the unincorporated areas through Sept. 15.


City picks four finalists

The Spokane Valley City Council named four finalists Tuesday for the council position Steve Taylor vacated last month. They are Planning Commission Chairman Ian Robertson, former Planning Commissioner Fred Beaulac, …


Natural beauty next door

A visit beyond the Dishman Hills Natural Area sign displayed on the south side of the 8600 block of Appleway Boulevard provides a glimpse into how Spokane got its slogan, …


Spokane County unemployment holds steady in June

The unemployment rate in Spokane County held steady in June despite the loss of almost 2,200 jobs, most of those in private education.


Afternoon, evening blazes keep crews hopping

After 20 years in business, Patricia Bradley stood devastated outside her building on East Francis Avenue Wednesday night as flames reduced it to a shell. But it wasn’t the $450,000 …


Center for Justice sues over Yohe’s death

A federal civil rights lawsuit has been filed against Spokane County over deputies’ actions in a struggle with an epileptic man in 2007 that resulted in his death. The suit …


Spokane racetrack behind on bills

The operator of Spokane County’s West Plains racetrack owes $20,000 in back payments to the county and more than $1 million to contractors who have been refurbishing the facility, county …


Spokane County methadone program cuts dozens

A tight budget is prompting Spokane County to cut two dozen uninsured people from its methadone treatment program and will slam shut the possibility that 22 more uninsured drug addicts …


Spokane Valley pays police fees

Spokane Valley’s dispute over the cost of sheriff’s service may illustrate the wisdom of being careful what you ask for because you might get it. City officials got what they …


Decision delayed on new sewer rates

Spokane County will wait at least two more weeks to decide how much to raise sewer rates. After a lightly attended public hearing Tuesday night, county commissioners gave the public …