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Cellphone data, DNA match result in Spokane man’s rape conviction

A Spokane County jury convicted a man of first-degree rape on Tuesday, more than a year after he was arrested for soliciting a prostitute and forcing her to perform oral …


Spokane Valley card room wants lower taxes to compete with rates paid in Spokane

Spokane Valley reduced its gambling tax rate from 10 percent to 6 percent three years ago to help businesses like the Black Pearl Casino and Poker Room remain competitive with …


Spokane Valley fire roundup: Natural gas leak displaces Liberty Lake apartment residents

The Spokane Valley Fire Department on Nov. 5 assisted in containing a large natural gas leak in Liberty Lake that displaced some apartment residents for more than a day.


The Dirt: Townhouse development planned near Spokane’s Mission Park

A three-story townhouse with six large units will be built in Spokane’s Logan neighborhood near Mission Park, according to permits issued by the city.


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 17, 2018, 11:19 p.m.

8-year-old stabbed multiple times in apparently random attack in Spokane Valley

A 30-year-old man faces charges of attempted murder following what authorities describe as the “random and vicious” stabbing of an 8-year-old boy in a Spokane Valley store Saturday afternoon.


Spokane Federal Credit Union to expand into Spokane Valley

The credit union has filed plans with the city to build its first Valley branch at 13105 E. Sprague Ave. The location will include a cafe and 19 parking spaces.


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 16, 2018, 2:37 p.m.

Two 13-year-old boys arrested after bringing airsoft gun to school, firing pellets at windows

Two 13-year-old boys allegedly brought an airsoft gun to an elementary school in Spokane Valley Friday, resulting in their arrest.


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 15, 2018, 5:56 p.m.

Spokane Valley residents assaulted, tied and robbed in their home

Two Spokane Valley residents were assaulted, tied up and robbed in their home on Thursday morning, according to a news release from Spokane County Sheriff’s Office.


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 14, 2018, 10:26 a.m.

Spokane Valley hires D.C. lobbyist to help land federal transportation funding

The city of Spokane Valley has hired a lobbyist to help the city secure federal transportation funding for future rail projects.


Painted Hills developers propose dumping 330,000 cubic yards of dirt for Spokane Valley housing project

Developers may dump 330,000 cubic yards of dirt atop the old Painted Hills Golf Course in Spokane Valley as part of a plan to bring the site above the floodplain …


Destroyed by fire, Shogun Restaurant to be rebuilt in Spokane Valley

When Shogun Restaurant in East Spokane was destroyed by a fire earlier this year, owner Joseph Lee was determined to rebuild.


Top of India owner plans apartment development nearby

Top of India restaurant owner Manjit Kaur has filed plans with Spokane Valley to build a small apartment complex directly south of the establishment.


Spokane Valley readies 2019 budget for passage next week

Spokane Valley is preparing to pass a $78 million balanced budget for next year that includes funding for road preservation, public safety, infrastructure and park improvements.


Fire roundup: Bicyclist, pedestrian hit by vehicles; barbecue in use in bedroom

The Spokane Valley Fire Department responded to several calls involving pedestrians struck by vehicles, cooking fires and a report of a barbeque operated indoors.


Spokane real estate excise tax revenue again expected to hit post-recession highs

Spokane’s strong real estate market has again helped boost city street and other projects.


Man arrested in Spokane Valley for stealing from breakfast bar, swinging at deputy

Deputies arrested a man who had sneaked into a Spokane Valley hotel breakfast bar and then tried to hit a deputy Tuesday.


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 6, 2018, 8:42 p.m.

Authorities seek victims of suspect who grabbed and filmed girls at Spokane Valley Walmart

Detectives are looking for victims of a man who allegedly followed, recorded and touched young girls at a Spokane Valley Walmart on Nov. 1 and on other occasions.


Spokane Valley Councilman Ben Wick appointed seat on state freight board

Spokane Valley City Councilman Ben Wick was appointed by Gov. Jay Inslee to the Washington State Freight Mobility Strategic Investment Board on Oct. 22.


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 31, 2018, 4:42 p.m.

Annual Heritage Museum luncheon explores Spokane Valley history

The Spokane Valley Heritage Museum is holding its 15th Annual Heritage Program Luncheon Saturday, which will feature a presentation on Spokane Valley’s history. Spokane Valley Heritage Museum Director Jayne Singleton …


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 31, 2018, 6:58 p.m.

Spokane County sheriff’s deputies on the hunt for suspected bank robbers

A pair of suspected bank robbers escaped the scene of a silent holdup at a Spokane Valley bank Wednesday morning.


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 30, 2018, 9:27 p.m.

Spokane Valley authorities seek hit-and-run driver from Monday morning

Authorities in Spokane Valley are looking for a vehicle in a hit-and-run that injured a woman Monday morning.


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 30, 2018, 7:28 p.m.

Completion of key Bigelow Gulch interchange marks important construction milestone

Spokane County and state officials celebrated completion of a $9.4 million interchange project at Bigelow Gulch and Forker roads on Tuesday.


Spokane Valley’s Browns Park slated for $1.1 million improvements

Spokane Valley is planning more than $1.1 million in improvements to Browns Park that include landscaping, a walking path with lighting, a restroom and picnic shelters.


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 23, 2018, 10:34 p.m.

Spokane Valley Reps. Matt Shea and Bob McCaslin debate Democratic challengers Ted Cummings and Mary May

Candidates for the two House positions representing the 4th Legislative District shared vastly different views on health care, organized labor, immigration and other issues during a pair of debates Tuesday …


UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 22, 2018, 8:17 p.m.

Spokane Valley man accused of making threats, firing gun into bedroom floor

Sheriff’s deputies called in the SWAT team Friday night after a man allegedly made death threats and fired a handgun into the floor of a bedroom in Spokane Valley.


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 17, 2018, 8:43 p.m.

Man killed in Otis Orchards crash from Pennsylvania

A man killed Tuesday afternoon in a head-on collision near Otis Orchards was from Pennsylvania.


One dead after collision in on Trent Avenue in Spokane Valley

One person died in a two-car collision at about 5:45 p.m. Tuesday at the intersection of state Highway 290 and North Barker Road, according to the Washington State Patrol.


UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 15, 2018, 10:44 p.m.

Judge orders Spokane killing suspect to undergo more psychological treatment

A judge ordered a man investigators say killed his ex-girlfriend outside of her Spokane Valley home late last year to undergo a third round of competency restoration treatment at Eastern …


The Dirt: Transformation of historic Stowell Drug into mixed-use building underway

A major renovation of the historic Stowell Drug and Assay building on West Sprague Avenue in downtown Spokane has completely gutted the two-story building.


Pemco Inusrance plans expansion of Spokane Valley office

Pemco Insurance is planning an expansion of its office at the River View Corporate Center in Spokane Valley.