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UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 18, 2018, 8:50 a.m.

97 new U.S. citizens from 39 countries sworn in at Spokane Valley’s CenterPlace

Almost 100 migrants became naturalized U.S. citizens Monday morning at the CenterPlace event center in Spokane Valley.

Spokane Valley officials mull site for sculpture “Heart of the Valley,” created by Cheney artist Richard Warrington

Spokane Valley city officials are considering potential placement sites for a sixth sculpture, “Heart of the Valley,” which was donated by the Spokane Valley Arts Council.

Spokane Valley fire roundup: Man suffers burns when cigarette ignites gasoline vapor fumes from containers in car trunk

The Spokane Valley Fire Department from Aug. 27 to Sept. 9 responded to several calls regarding fires ignited by cigarettes, including one incident occurring near MultiCare Valley Hospital. Firefighters responded …

Proposal to ban drones in Spokane Valley parks raises concerns among hobbyists, commercial operators

As drones gain popularity among hobbyists and commercial operators, the Spokane Valley parks department is grappling with how to balance their use with public safety and privacy.

UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 3, 2018, 7:37 p.m.

Firefighters extinguish car fire at Spokane Valley gas station before flames can reach pump

Quick response from firefighters stopped a Spokane Valley gas station from going up in smoke Monday morning.

UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 29, 2018, 8:55 p.m.

Child safe, vehicle located after both stolen in Spokane Valley Wednesday morning

A mother making a stop at a Spokane Valley gas station Wednesday morning returned to find her car – and child – missing.

UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 28, 2018, 6:08 p.m.

Grease leak forces road closures in Spokane Valley

A leaky trailer full of grease turned a busy intersection into a messy, smelly slip ‘n’ slide Tuesday afternoon, forcing the closure of parts of Broadway Avenue and Fancher Road …

Citizen commission to evaluate pay raises for Spokane Valley City Council

Spokane Valley is planning to appoint a five-person citizen salary commission to evaluate a pay increase for city council members.

The Dirt: Memory care facility coming to Spokane’s Southgate neighborhood

A nearly 40,000-square-foot memory care facility will be built in Spokane’s Southgate neighborhood, according to permits issued by the city.

4 Seasons Roasting moving from downtown Spokane to Valley

Spokane’s first specialty coffee roaster, 4 Seasons Roasting Co., is planning to move its coffee-roasting facility to Spokane Valley by next year.

UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 24, 2018, 10:48 p.m.

Spokane Gun Club votes to sell land to Valley School District

The Spokane Gun Club approved selling land to the Central Valley School District in a final vote Friday evening.

Spokane Valley budget reflects familiar goals

Spokane Valley’s budget goals for 2019 remain similar to last year: funding for road preservation and public safety, as well as infrastructure and park improvements. At a projected $70.7 million, …

UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 22, 2018, 9:11 p.m.

$1 million bond reduced to $250,000 for woman accused in 2016 Spokane Valley homicide

Bond was quartered Wednesday afternoon for Cristina Stiles, a woman suspected of killing Cory Fowler in 2016 and leaving his body for his parents to find.

UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 21, 2018, 4:51 p.m.

Smoking blamed for deadly Spokane Valley condo fire

A discarded cigarette is to blame for a deadly Spokane Valley condominium fire Sunday, according to fire investigators.

UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 20, 2018, 7:45 p.m.

Man strikes two deputies’ cars during chase in Spokane Valley, sheriff’s office says

A 26-year-old man led deputies on a car chase, going the wrong direction on Interstate 90 and crashing into two patrol cars, before fighting with the deputies on a steep …

UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 20, 2018, 5:55 p.m.

One dead in Spokane Valley condo fire

One person is dead and several residents were displaced as a result of a fire Sunday night at the Central Park Condominiums in Spokane Valley.

UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 20, 2018, 11:34 a.m.

Man shot, killed by police following Spokane Valley confrontation

A man was shot and killed by law enforcement Sunday after officials say he pointed a handgun at deputies.

UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 18, 2018, 3:28 p.m.

Washington retail sales up 10 percent this year; Spokane Valley ranks second in sales growth

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 …

UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 22, 2018, 11:10 a.m.

CHAS Health opens Spokane Valley dental clinic

The East Mission Dental Clinic is an extension of the existing CHAS Health urgent-care facility at 1502 N. Vercler Road, which opened three years ago.

UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 16, 2018, 8:43 p.m.

Traffic impact of 226-lot development project in Spokane Valley top concern with residents

The Vistas at Belleaire, a proposed 226 lot development in south Spokane Valley, is moving forward despite concerns from residents about increased traffic in the neighborhood.

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.

Land sale splits gun club membership; school district could seek condemnation

A disagreement among Spokane Gun Club members over whether to sell land to the Central Valley School District for a new school site could put the sale agreement and the …

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 South Hill’s Cool Beans Coffee opening a cafe in Spokane Valley

Spokane Valley residents will soon have a new place to sit down, relax and enjoy a cup of coffee with the opening of Cool Beans Coffee near University Road and …

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.

UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 6, 2018, 1:43 p.m.

Police investigate death of one-month-old infant

Police are investigating the the death of an a 1-month-old in a Spokane Valley apartment complex.

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 U-Haul location plans $4.5 million renovation

U-Haul Moving & Storage of U-City is planning a $4.5 million renovation to its facility near Sprague Avenue and University Road in Spokane Valley.

Global Credit Union plans retail development, more parking

Global Credit Union has demolished a drive-thru coffee stand at the intersection of Walnut Street and Fourth Avenue to make way for a three-unit retail building and new parking lot, …

UPDATED: Thu., July 26, 2018, 10:22 a.m.

Spokane Valley senior community completes extensive expansion

Evergreen Fountains, a senior living community in Spokane Valley, recently completed a more than $12 million expansion project to add a three-story living facility, cottages, a skywalk and an outdoor …