Stories tagged: Spokane County
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 …
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 …