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McMorris Rodgers, Valley Council discuss future transportation initiatives

U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers met with the Spokane Valley City Council Friday morning to discuss plans and concerns for the city’s future transportation projects.


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 …


UPDATED: Sun., July 15, 2018, 10:25 p.m.

After land sale to Central Valley School District, Spokane Gun Club wonders about its future

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 …


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, 8:21 p.m.

Spokane Valley deputy administers opioid overdose medicine to unconscious man found in basement

A Spokane Sheriff’s deputy administered opioid overdose reversing drug to an unconscious person found in a Spokane Valley home Tuesday.


UPDATED: Wed., July 11, 2018, 6:54 p.m.

Spokane Valley man gets 15 years for child pornography blackmail scheme

A Spokane Valley man was sentenced this week to serve 15 years in federal prison after he previously pleaded guilty to posing as a teenager to convince other teens to …


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: Fri., July 13, 2018, 2:44 p.m.

Central Valley School Board approves purchase of gun club land for new high school

Central Valley is shifting plans for its new high school farther to the north and east. The district will buy about 99 acres from the Spokane Gun Club to make …


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 …


Organization a thriving ‘support group’ for those building their own aircraft

With more than 150 members in Spokane, the Experimental Aircraft Association has been at Felts Field since 2001.


Walking among the trees: Aerial obstacle course opens on Mica Peak

A recently opened aerial park on Mica Peak allows urban adventurers to test their skills on challenge courses of varying difficulties, such as highrise tight ropes, canoe and wine barrel …


Fire roundup: Valley firefighters rescue 64-year-old woman from duplex fire

The Spokane Valley Fire Department battled several fires during the week of June 25 to July 1, including brush fires caused by fireworks and a kitchen fire.


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 …


UPDATED: Fri., June 29, 2018, 9:41 p.m.

Stolen car catches fire during north Spokane County pursuit

A stolen vehicle caught fire on Hazard Road while the driver was attempting to evade a Spokane County Sheriff’s deputy this morning.


Zaycon customers say company closed without reimbursing them

Dozens of customers from around the country have complained that Zaycon, a Spokane Valley meat delivery company, took its orders and money in the months leading up to its unexpected …


UPDATED: Wed., June 27, 2018, 10:29 p.m.

Spokane Valley Fire Department gets oxygen masks for pets

The Spokane Valley Fire Department got new lifesaving equipment for the dogs and cats of Spokane Valley Wednesday.


The Inland Northwest’s best parks for outside activities

Whether you’re looking to hike to the top of a scenic bluff or tumble down the side of a hill on a sled, there’s something for everyone in the region’s …


Who pays for the region’s parks, playgrounds and natural areas?

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: Thu., June 21, 2018, 9:29 p.m.

Police searching for stabbing suspect

The Spokane Valley Police Department is searching for a man suspected of stabbing his brother during an argument.


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 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: Mon., June 18, 2018, 8:18 a.m.

More than 1,500 Spokane Valley Avista customers experienced power outage Monday morning

About 1,600 Avista Utilities customers in Spokane Valley were without power for about an hour Monday morning.


UPDATED: Fri., June 15, 2018, 6:48 p.m.

Man arrested after allegedly drawing gun at stoplight

A man was arrested and charged with assault after he reportedly pointed a gun at driver stopped at a traffic light on East Sprague and swore at deputies, asking them …


Spokane Flag Museum tells American history through its symbols

For Stan Wills, a desire to share the history of America with other people led to ownership of the Spokane Flag Museum – the only museum of its kind on …


Free swimming will require SplashPass in Spokane, other pools offer free days

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 …


Developers see transformation for dilapidated Downtowner Motel

The Downtowner Motel isn’t in the top tier for overnight accommodations in Spokane. But if initial plans filed with the city this week take hold, the nightly – or weekly …


Eye Care Associates building new clinic in Spokane Valley

BSHB Real Estate LLC filed building permits with the city for a 4,100-square-foot optometry clinic at 1103 N. Pines Road that will include four exam rooms, a tech station, frame …


UPDATED: Thu., June 7, 2018, 2:45 p.m.

Spokane Valley City Council sign off on 5-year lease with Splash Down’s original owners

Spokane Valley city officials unanimously approved a five-year lease with the original owners of Splash Down, who plan to reopen the water park this month.