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Wednesday, January 23, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Man sentenced 14 years to life in prison or 2017 rape in Spokane Valley’s Mission Park

A man convicted of first-degree rape has been sentenced to at least 14 years in prison almost a year and a half after he was arrested for forcing a prostitute …


Martin Luther King Jr. Day: Closures, events around the city

Most of the City of Spokane and Spokane County government offices will be closed in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. day Monday, with only some public works services and …


Former Spokane Valley firefighter fired in 2012 for religious emails awarded $900,000 settlement

Former Spokane Valley firefighter Jon Sprague, who was fired by the Spokane Valley Fire Department for sending religious emails through his work account, was awarded $900,000 in a settlement.


Spokane Valley residents propose lessening density per acre for duplex, town house and cottage projects

A group of Spokane Valley residents are working to modify city regulations for duplexes, town homes and cottage developments through a proposed change to city code.


Commission recommends doubling salaries for Spokane Valley City Council

The Spokane Valley City Council is receiving pay raises for the first time in 13 years based on recommendations from a citizen salary commission.


Local farm offices to open briefly during shutdown

Three Eastern Washington offices of the Farm Service Agency will reopen Thursday, Friday and Tuesday to assist producers and ranchers with existing loans and tax preparation amid the partial government …


Spokane Valley voters asked to support $113 million fire department levy

The Spokane Valley Fire Department wants voters to approve a $113 million tax to help pay salaries, buy new fire engines, and build a new Barker Road fire station and …


Spokane Valley City Council deletes open space requirement for mixed-use zone projects

Spokane Valley City Council approved an ordinance that removes open space requirements for residential properties in a mixed use zone.


Another roundabout planned for Spokane Valley

Spokane Valley is about to get another roundabout. This time road construction crews will build the roundabout at the Barker Road and I-90 interchange.


With impressive track record behind him, local greeting card artist launches own company

For Spokane Valley artist Colin Hayes, there’s still something special about sending and receiving physical greeting cards in an increasingly digital world.


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 4, 2019, 4:21 p.m.

Family of six displaced after chimney fire causes smoke damage in Spokane Valley home

A family of six was displaced Friday morning after a fire tore through a chimney and ignited the home’s walls.


Spokane Valley Arts Council falls far short of funding plans

Spokane Valley City Council approved an agreement with the Spokane Valley Arts Council to bring a seventh sculpture to the city.


New business park filling up in Spokane Valley

For real estate investor Tom Andersen, the Tapa Business Park in Spokane Valley is described as a “field of dreams” project.


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 2, 2019, 9:51 p.m.

No charges for 7 deputies involved in fatal Spokane Valley shooting in August

Seven Spokane County Sheriff’s deputies involved in the fatal shooting of a man in Spokane Valley last summer were justified in their use of lethal and nonlethal force, the Spokane …


Spokane, Boy Scouts picking up fresh-cut Christmas trees

Spokane area residents have about a week and a half to dispose of their fresh-cut Christmas trees before the city’s and the Boy Scouts’ Christmas tree pickup programs end.


Family remembers 17-year-old with scholarship dedicated to her passion for helping others

Spokane Valley resident Sophie Hawley had aspirations of becoming a pediatric nurse since she was seven years old.


Cause of double-wide house fire in Spokane Valley unkown

A double-wide house in Spokane Valley nearly burned to the ground Wednesday night.


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 26, 2018, 10:14 p.m.

Driver injured after semitruck fails to stop at traffic light in Spokane Valley

An 89-year-old driver was injured Wednesday afternoon when a semitruck failed to stop at an intersection in Spokane Valley, according to Trooper Jeff Sevigney of the Washington State Patrol.


Spokane Valley council awards lodging tax grants

The Spokane Valley City Council awarded several organizations funding through its lodging tax to promote tourism.


Spokane Valley council changes timing, length of public comment period

The public comment process at Spokane Valley City Hall will be changing after two recent votes by City Council members to reduce comment time and change when those comments occur …


UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 18, 2018, 10:52 p.m.

‘Pure fiction’: Spokane Valley City Council is not voting on 51st state idea

A longtime columnist for the Seattle Post-Intelligencer apologized Tuesday for a story that falsely claimed the Spokane Valley City Council was planning to vote on a resolution in support of …


Spokane Valley development has neighbors frustrated about traffic

As development continues to encroach on the Ridgemont Estates neighborhood in south Spokane Valley, residents are concerned that a steady increase in traffic is becoming a safety hazard.


UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 24, 2018, 3:14 p.m.

Spokane City Council wants other cities to help pay for homeless services

After agreeing to increase funding for to address homelessness, the Spokane City Council voted unanimously to ask other cities to provide for the basic needs of their homeless population.


Seaview Global, maker of mounts for marine electronics, opens Liberty Lake office

Seaview Global has opened an office and warehouse in Liberty Lake, employing five people. The company designs and makes mounts for marine electronics on vessels, including radars, satellites, GPS, and …


Spokane Valley to replace Pines Road rail crossing with underpass

After Spokane Valley successfully secured $19 million for the Barker Road project to construct an overpass separating vehicle and rail traffic, the city is now setting its sights on improving …


Sixteen cottages planned for property land near University and Fairview

Plans have been filed by Spokane-based Moher Construction LLC to develop 16 cottages on more than 1 acre of vacant land in Spokane Valley.


Spokane Valley ‘Strolling lunch’ event highlights nonprofits

The Spokane Valley Chamber of Commerce is hosting “Stories of Good Will,” an expo-style event featuring more than 40 nonprofit organizations that will highlight their missions and share volunteer opportunities.


UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 11, 2018, 10:17 p.m.

Deputies arrest Spokane Valley stabbing suspect near Costco

A man suspected of stabbing another man and sending him to the hospital with life-threatening injuries was arrested Monday evening.


Spokane Valley woman discovers World War II veteran father, far-flung family from DNA kit

Bobi Sussman had all but given up discovering what happened to her biological father. A submission to an online DNA ancestry website revealed not only that Army Cpl. Charles Marse …


UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 10, 2018, 9:21 p.m.

Police search for stabbing suspect near Costco in Spokane Valley

A man was sent to the hospital with life-threatening injuries Monday evening after being stabbed by someone he knew near the Costco in Spokane Valley. The stabbing happened under the …