Stories tagged: Spokane County
UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 10, 2017, 9:41 p.m.
The Republican tax reform plan being debated in Congress could eliminate a financing method used to construct the lion’s share of the nation’s affordable housing, confirming worries and drawing ire …
Sun., Nov. 5, 2017, 6 a.m.
A few months ago, it seemed no one wanted to be the mayor of Latah or a member of the Town Council.
UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 1, 2017, 10:05 p.m.
Spokane County road crews are preparing for another busy snow season.
UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 31, 2017, 7:09 a.m.
A jury heard opening statements Monday in a civil case against Spokane County brought by the family of an 84-year-old man who froze to death in a snowstorm nearly a …
UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 18, 2017, 11:02 p.m.
Spokane County officials said Wednesday that 500 vehicle owners were given the wrong registration tabs within the past week.
UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 18, 2017, 11:02 p.m.
Longtime Spokane attorney and law firm partner, Hugh “Terry” Lackie, has made his last argument. He was 71.
UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 27, 2017, 6:59 a.m.
Spokane County’s top law enforcement officials say proposed budget cuts would force them to lay off deputies and prosecute fewer cases.
UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 26, 2017, 10:57 p.m.
Funds for the five-year loan come out of the county’s $1 billion investment pool, which combines the capital of several taxing districts and is separate from the dwindling general fund …
UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 22, 2017, 12:57 p.m.
Job growth remains strong in the Spokane metro area, with about 2,100 new positions added in July. The unemployment rate was 5.1 percent for the metro area encompassing Spokane, Stevens …
Fri., Aug. 4, 2017
Getting getting people to actually vote remains a tough nut to crack. This should give pause to any plans to alter election logistics to encourage participation.
UPDATED: Thu., July 27, 2017, 8:04 p.m.
A man died Wednesday afternoon after his car collided with a tree.
UPDATED: Fri., July 21, 2017, 6:23 p.m.
Tumbling prices can’t stop growth of Spokane County’s legal marijuana market on three-year anniversary
The same gram of weed that cost consumers $25 to $30 in 2014 will now set you back about $7, according to the Washington Liquor and Cannabis Board. But Spokane …
UPDATED: Wed., July 19, 2017, 10:49 p.m.
City, county and state elected officials said Wednesday they were heartened by the utility’s public message following the announced sale that it would maintain its commitment to partnerships in and …
Sun., July 16, 2017, 6 a.m.
She’s earned two master’s degrees, started her own consulting business and last year, was hired by Spokane County to spearhead an initiative to improve customer service, financial stewardship, public engagement …
UPDATED: Wed., July 5, 2017, 8:59 p.m.
A jury decided Monday that Spokane County must pay $7.5 million to a woman left paralyzed in a motorcycle accident at an intersection she said was dangerous.
Wed., July 5, 2017, 4:59 p.m.
Spokane County is seeking friendly people to fill more than 200 temporary positions for this year’s Interstate Fair from Sept. 8 to Sept. 17.
Fri., June 30, 2017
Under the just-passed state budget, the state Legislature offers a cost-of-living salary allowance for teachers in high-cost areas. A flexible minimum wage would operate under the same principle.
UPDATED: Wed., June 21, 2017, 8:17 p.m.
Investigators found scattered bones and a shell casing while searching fields in south Spokane County near Brooks Road in May and June, according to new court documents.
Tue., June 20, 2017, 5:24 p.m.
Spokane County’s unemployment rate was 5.1 percent in May, reflecting steady job in the region.
Mon., June 19, 2017
Family’s civil lawsuit goes to court four years after man dies following deputy response outside gym
An attorney representing the family of a man killed in 2013 by sheriff’s deputies outside a South Hill gym will ask a jury this week to hold the two officers …
UPDATED: Fri., June 16, 2017, 8:23 p.m.
A second retail pot shop opened in downtown Spokane last month, contributing to a modest sales increase over a slow April. Thirty-one retailers reported $7.9 million in sales before taxes …
Fri., June 16, 2017, 6:30 a.m.
Mountain bikers have been applying acquired expertise and skill to a new trail at Saltese Uplands Conservation area in Spokane Valley.
Thu., June 8, 2017, 6:30 a.m.
Tubers have a right to be stupid while floating on the Spokane River within the City of Spokane. A stand-up paddleboarder who is brave, skilled or foolish enough to paddle …
Wed., June 7, 2017, 4 p.m.
Shawn Vestal: Are we Cancer Town USA? It depends, as statistics paint complex, incomplete picture of disease
County health officials agree: We have our share of cancer here – and more than our share of breast, lung and skin cancer – but there’s reason to be wary …
Wed., June 7, 2017, noon
Lottery winners in Spokane County for the week of May 22-26
Sun., June 4, 2017
Spokane County is preparing to build a curved overpass linking Bigelow Gulch and Forker roads, the latest phase of a major expansion aimed at increasing traffic capacity and reducing accidents.
Thu., June 1, 2017, 5 a.m.
Costco good. Roundabouts bad. That was the prevailing attitude at an informational open house Wednesday evening at Northwood Middle School, near the site along Highway 2 where Costco is planning …
Sun., May 28, 2017, 6:30 a.m.
Hikers and mountain bikers are out for a pleasant surprise when they make their next visit to some of the Spokane area’s most popular trail systems.
Sat., May 27, 2017, 5:30 a.m.
Costco is moving forward quickly with its plans to construct a new, 167,000 square foot retail warehouse near the site of the former Kaiser Aluminum smelter near Mead. Those plans …
UPDATED: Wed., May 24, 2017, 12:27 p.m.
A free, family-focused event in Mead next month will feature a blood drive, live firefighting demonstrations, CPR training, food vendors and activities for children.