Stories tagged: Spokane County
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 …
UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 7, 2018, 8:11 p.m.
As a crowd gathered in the stands around a small arena at the Spokane County Fair and Expo Center, 6-year-old Simeon Weins stepped into a chute, hopped onto a sheep …
UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 7, 2018, 8:26 a.m.
Two candidates for county clerk, incumbent Tim Fitzgerald and challenger Michael Kirk, have similar goals to boost technology, but they differ on reform
Sun., Sept. 2, 2018, 4 a.m.
Summer getaway or full-time residence, a house on the water in Spokane area remains relatively affordable, observers say
As waterfront homes in Seattle sell at a premium with prices starting at more than $1 million, some Spokane real estate agents say homes near the water in the Inland …
Thu., Aug. 23, 2018
Spokane County Commissioners approved a master plan for the Liberty Lake Regional Park that includes more than $12 million in campground upgrades.
UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 21, 2018, 4 p.m.
Two Republican candidates are vying to become the newest Spokane County assessor following current assessor Vicki Horton’s retirement announcement earlier this year.
UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 18, 2018, 3:28 p.m.
A bump in construction, as well as sales of equipment, lawn and garden supplies boosted Washington state’s retail sales to more than $37 billion this year – a 10 percent …
Thu., Aug. 9, 2018, 5 a.m.
Democrats fared well in Spokane County races Tuesday, but can that momentum last in the general election?
UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 7, 2018, 9:39 p.m.
Patrick Johnson emerged as front-runner in the race for Spokane County District Court Judge, securing 39.5 percent of the vote in Tuesday’s primary election. Johnson was one of three challengers …
Sat., Aug. 4, 2018
There’s no question James Allsup is a white supremacist. His YouTube videos and writings are full of traditional white supremacist rhetoric that would have been found in underground newspapers a …
UPDATED: Tue., July 24, 2018, 5:54 p.m.
Spokane County’s unemployment rate was 5 percent in June. About 2,100 more people were working in the county last month, compared to June 2017.
UPDATED: Fri., July 20, 2018, 6:30 p.m.
As Washington moves forward on a new law to expand Spokane County’s board of commissioners from three members to five, the county is pushing back, with a lawsuit planned to …
UPDATED: Sun., July 15, 2018, 10:25 p.m.
When the Central Valley School District Board approved purchase of more than 99 acres from the Spokane Gun Club last week for a third comprehensive high school, it left the …
UPDATED: Fri., July 13, 2018, 11:30 p.m.
Drug overdoses fell in Spokane County in 2017, in yet another sign the trend of opioid-related deaths may be reversing in Washington.
Mon., July 9, 2018, 3:06 p.m.
Spokane County’s median home prices rose to $246,250 in June, but the number of sales dropped off slightly.
Thu., July 5, 2018, 5 a.m.
Spokane County’s population has passed the half-million mark, with an estimated 507,950 people living here, according to new state figures.
Sun., June 24, 2018
Rambling across the thousands of acres of pristine nature or tumbling over playground equipment in Spokane-area parks, you might wonder, “Who’s paying for all this?”
UPDATED: Sun., June 24, 2018, 10:12 p.m.
During Jim Emacio’s career as Spokane County’s chief civil prosecuting attorney, he’s provided legal advice to more than 23 commissioners, defended the county in several court cases, helped establish the …
Thu., June 21, 2018, 6 a.m.
Area schools and other organizations are offering free summer meals for youths in Spokane, Spokane Valley and Spokane County.
Mon., June 11, 2018
Entry to Spokane’s six publicly owned pools will be free for everyone this summer, but will require registration and acceptance of pool rules. The Spokane Parks Foundation has partnered with …
UPDATED: Sun., June 10, 2018, 7:40 p.m.
Thousands were without power in northern Spokane County and the southern tip of Stevens County as the region experienced rolling thunderstorms and heavy wind.
Sat., June 9, 2018, 6 a.m.
Spokane County was awarded more than $2 million in grant money to reimburse the purchase of 31 acres along the Spokane River.
UPDATED: Tue., June 5, 2018, 10:06 p.m.
Spokane Valley is weighing termination of a long-standing contract with Spokane County to avoid a conflict of interest between its hearing examiner and a developer.
Mon., June 4, 2018, 10:02 p.m.
A former Spokane County sheriff’s deputy may get a new trial after one of the federal agencies he was convicted of defrauding somehow didn’t keep up on current events and …
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.”