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Protesters ask Spokane Valley City Council to denounce racism

Valley Indivisible Progressives, an activist group, held a rally at Spokane Valley City Hall on Tuesday evening encouraging city council members to denounce racism.


Consumer consulting firm finds $500M ‘opportunity gap’ in Spokane Valley market

As Spokane Valley continues to support development of high-wage manufacturing jobs with construction of Katerra Inc.’s cross-laminated timber facility, it’s also coming up with a plan to bring more retail …


Spokane Valley City Council rejects plan for mixed-use development in Ponderosa neighborhood

Spokane Valley City Council denied a zoning change that could have brought a multiuse commercial development to the Ponderosa Neighborhood.


Spokane Valley to hire federal lobbyist to pursue transportation funding

Spokane Valley leaders are banking on the idea that spending money will bring in even more. The city is looking to hire a federal lobbyist, a position that will cost …


Spokane Valley narrows tourism facility options to sports complex, fairgrounds upgrades or CenterPlace expansion

Spokane Valley officials are examining options on how to best spend $1.8 million in lodging tax funds toward a future tourism facility.


UPDATED: Tue., July 17, 2018, 10:57 p.m.

Spokane Valley City Council suggests it will reject proposed development

The Spokane Valley City Council will consider denying a zoning change that could bring a possible multi-use development to the Ponderosa neighborhood. Dennis Crapo of Diamond Rock Construction Inc. is …


Spokane Valley approves signal at intersection of Sullivan and Wellesley

Spokane Valley city officials recently approved design of a signalized intersection at Sullivan Road and Wellesley Avenue to improve safety and handle an anticipated increase in traffic.


UPDATED: Wed., July 11, 2018, 6:37 a.m.

Spokane Valley residents express disapproval of City Council members’ removal of peer from committees

At a packed Spokane Valley City Hall, resident after resident lambasted City Council members for ousting fellow Councilman Ben Wick last week from his appointments on the Spokane Regional Transportation …


UPDATED: Sat., July 7, 2018, 7:32 p.m.

Spokane Valley Councilman Ben Wick abruptly ousted from two committee positions

Spokane Valley City Councilman Ben Wick was ousted from his positions on the Spokane Regional Transportation Board and the city’s finance committee at a recent council meeting that left residents …


Spokane Valley City Council buys home at dangerous four-way stop on Carnahan Road after repeated crashes

After repeated problems with cars crashing onto residential property at the intersection of Eighth Avenue and Carnahan Road in Spokane Valley, the City Council will buy out one of the …


UPDATED: Sat., June 30, 2018, 9:40 p.m.

Valley eyes rule change to allow parklets along Appleway Trail

Spokane Valley is considering allowing businesses to place parklets along the Appleway Trail to boost economic development and provide a gathering place for people. Several businesses along Sprague Avenue are …


Spokane Valley approves new hotels for industrial areas

Spokane Valley officials approved a change to city code that allows developers to build hotels in industrial zones.


Spokane Valley officials consider traffic measures on East 22nd Avenue

Spokane Valley officials are considering a plan to implement radar speed signs and truck restrictions on a segment of 22nd Avenue near the site of a proposed single family development.


Spokane Valley uses reserves for street repairs as telephone taxes slump

Spokane Valley officials are planning to use the city’s reserve fund to address a budget shortfall for road maintenance.


UPDATED: Tue., June 5, 2018, 10:06 p.m.

Spokane Valley officials evaluate conflict of interest involving hearing examiner, developer

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.


Former Spokane Valley Councilman Bill Gothmann donates 11 acres for park

For former Spokane Valley city councilman Bill Gothmann, there’s a section of land south of Saltese Flats that holds a special place in his heart.


UPDATED: Thu., March 8, 2018, 9:19 a.m.

Spokane Valley faces shortfalls in road maintenance budget

Spokane Valley has a reputation for keeping its roads in good condition. But now, with its funding for road preservation in decline, city officials may have to look at raising …


Spokane Valley council members fear amendment from Rep. Matt Shea could imperil Barker Road bridge project

An amendment put forth by Rep. Matt Shea for the Washington State Senate 2017-19 transportation budget could potentially put the Spokane Valley’s Barker Road grade separation project in jeopardy.


Culinary chefs showcase Crave NW set for July

Spokane Valley City Council plans to move forward with its sponsorship of the Crave NW event for a second year.


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 1, 2018, 10:01 a.m.

Proposal renaming Appleway Trail in honor of former Sen. Bob McCaslin takes Valley council members by surprise

A proposed bill renaming Appleway Trail “Senator Bob McCaslin Trail” was presented at a Spokane Valley City Council meeting Tuesday – much to the surprise of a few council members.


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 18, 2018, 6:45 a.m.

Contract awarded for Appleway Trail extension from Sullivan to Corbin roads

Spokane Valley City Council awarded a $1.97 million construction contract to Wm. Winkler Company to extend a portion of Appleway Trail from Sullivan to Corbin roads.


Spokane Valley City Council will pick a mayor on Tuesday

Five Spokane Valley city officials on Tuesday evening will take the oath of office to form a new council that is expected to be more moderate. Newly-elected council members Ben …


Three women sworn in for Spokane Valley City Council

There was plenty of applause and smiles at Spokane Valley City Hall Tuesday evening as incumbent Pamela Haley – along with two newly elected councilwomen, Brandi Peetz and Linda (Hatcher) …


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 22, 2017, 5:06 p.m.

City Council shifts lodging tax allocations to Spokane Valley events

Hotel taxes collected in Spokane Valley should stay in Spokane Valley, city officials decided this week. The Spokane Valley City Council on Tuesday modified how it plans to spend the …


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 15, 2017, 4:21 p.m.

Spokane Valley City Council’s legislative agenda includes parental rights

Spokane Valley City Council on Tuesday unanimously approved its 2018 Legislative Agenda, which includes topics to be presented and discussed with 4th District legislators during the upcoming legislative session.


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 15, 2017, 5:33 p.m.

Spokane Valley council passes $77.4 million city budget

Spokane Valley adopted a $77.4 million budget that reflects a projected revenue surplus to be spent on building railroad bridges as well as parks and infrastructure improvements.


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 14, 2017, 6:21 a.m.

Rod Higgins overcomes election night deficit, re-elected to Spokane Valley City Council

Rod Higgins is poised to retain his seat as Spokane Valley mayor against challenger Chris Jackson in a race that’s been close since initial ballots were counted Nov. 7.


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 9, 2017, 11:13 a.m.

Spokane Valley City Council may lobby Legislature on vaccination proposal

The Spokane Valley City Council may take its advocacy of parents who want to keep their unvaccinated children in school during disease outbreaks to the state Legislature.


Wrapping up the races: Tuesday’s off-year election to decide city council contests

The general election ballot full of candidates for city offices as well as some school board and a few legislative positions.


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 2, 2017, 6:30 a.m.

Spokane Valley City Council forgoes property tax increase for ninth year in a row

For the ninth year in a row, the Spokane Valley City Council is foregoing increasing property taxes by 1 percent, the maximum annual increase allowed by law without a public …