Stories tagged: Spokane Valley
Thu., June 25, 2015
Three plead guilty in gun, drug, prostitution ring
Three men have pleaded guilty to federal criminal charges after investigators uncovered a drug, gun and prostitution ring running between Spokane and Missoula. Frederick G. Johnson on Tuesday joined Yusuf …
Wed., June 24, 2015, 3:19 p.m.
Court docs: Spokane Valley man beaten by wife, her mother, 4 others
A Spokane Valley woman and her mother allegedly recruited four men to help beat up the woman’s husband and steal belongings from his home. The man and his mother-in-law both …
Mon., June 22, 2015, 4:43 p.m.
3 arrested in beating of Spokane Valley boy
Three people suspected of beating a 15-year-old Spokane Valley boy with a baseball bat were arrested Friday evening.
Fri., June 12, 2015
Beat the heat with Valley’s free pool day
Spokane Valley is celebrating the start of swimming season with free admission to the city’s pools Saturday. The city is hoping people take advantage of the free swim day to …
Tue., June 9, 2015, 1:24 p.m.
Deputies: Burglary suspect said he was filming porn
A 30-year-old burglary suspect who allegedly broke in to a Spokane Valley law firm said he’d been given permission to enter the building to film pornography.
Tue., June 9, 2015, 8:06 a.m.
OSHA: Let transgender people choose restrooms
Following local and national discussion about transgender rights, the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration has released new guidelines covering use of workplace restrooms.
Mon., June 8, 2015, 7:37 p.m.
Firefighters battle two brush fires
Firefighters are attempting to control two small brush fires that ignited Monday afternoon south of Spokane Valley.
Mon., June 8, 2015, 12:20 p.m.
Spokane Valley man laments choice of getaway car
Michael W. Rosslow, 27, told Spokane County Sheriff’s Deputies “that’s the last time I’m running from the police in a Honda Civic” after his arrest late Sunday at a Liberty …
Sat., June 6, 2015
Luck of draw lands valuable Babe Ruth signature card
Lorie Lafferty knocked it out of the park when she cracked open a box of baseball cards in Spokane Valley last month. The longtime collector and physical education teacher at …
Thu., May 21, 2015
Spokane Valley City Council seeks to fill seat temporarily
The Spokane Valley City Council is looking for a Spokane Valley resident who is interested in serving as a temporary council member. The temporary member will serve until Bill Bates …
Thu., May 14, 2015
Spokane Valley Council seeks temporary replacement for Bill Bates
The Spokane Valley City Council decided at its Tuesday meeting to begin a search for a temporary replacement for Councilman Bill Bates, who’s been on excused absence since late last …
Thu., May 14, 2015
Mayor Grafos touts Spokane Valley’s efficient, lean government
Many Valley residents want their hometown to have “more of a city identity,” and the new city hall will help create that, said Mayor Dean Grafos at the annual state …
Sat., April 25, 2015
University City Mall demolition underway
If you grew up in the Spokane Valley in the 1970s and 1980s, chances are you sat on Santa’s lap at University City Mall. And maybe you got to buy …
Sat., April 18, 2015
Barber makes the final cut
Tom Groh, of Tom’s Barber Shop, is calling it quits after 49 years, but not without saying goodbye to his many loyal customers. Groh, 68, entered the barber trade in …
Wed., April 15, 2015, 3:55 p.m.
Structure fire reported at Inland Empire Paper Company
Spokane Valley firefighters responded to a possible structure fire at the Inland Empire Paper Company Wednesday afternoon.
Wed., April 15, 2015
Orchard Prairie School District, taxpayers wrestle with financial realities of preserving rural benefits
Plenty of room for her twin boys to play and a small rural school drew Teri Tucker from Spokane’s South Hill to the pastoral Orchard Prairie. “It was the lifestyle …
Fri., April 10, 2015
Firearms seizure sought in Spokane Valley case
Federal prosecutors are asking to confiscate ammunition and guns of a Spokane Valley man because they believe he uses marijuana. Authorities found hash oil, more than 1,300 rounds of ammunition …
Thu., March 26, 2015
Spokane Valley bond seeks $22 million for libraries
Spokane Valley residents will vote again in August on a $22 million bond proposal to build two new library branches and renovate others as the clock ticks on a land …
Sun., March 22, 2015
Jim Kershner’s this day in history
From our archives, 100 years ago A party of 11 British “colonists” arrived in Spokane to settle on farms in the Spokane Valley.
Sat., March 21, 2015
Mielke touts county’s proactive approach in address
Spokane County government is reinventing itself in the same way the county’s signature courthouse has modernized, Commissioner Todd Mielke said in his State of the County address Friday morning. “We’ve …
Fri., March 20, 2015, 1:08 p.m.
County government invests in change
Spokane County government is reinventing itself in the same way the county’s signature courthouse has modernized, Commissioner Todd Mielke said in his state of the county address Friday morning.
Sat., March 14, 2015
Spokane County, Valley at odds over traffic roundabout
A spat between Spokane County and Spokane Valley over a controversial traffic roundabout has the two governments at legal odds. It is the second time this year the county has …
UPDATED: Fri., March 13, 2015, 8:17 a.m.
Pedestrian hit, killed in Spokane Valley
Spokane County sheriff’s deputies are investigating a fatal pedestrian-auto crash on Mission Avenue east of Progress Road in Spokane Valley.
Fri., March 6, 2015
Pot lounges among marijuana issues lawmakers asked to consider
OLYMPIA – As legislators worked this week to blend the state’s recreational and medical marijuana laws, Spokane Valley officials asked them to consider one more wrinkle in the rapidly changing …
Fri., Feb. 20, 2015
Local developers launch trivia app
Making video games is the realization of a longtime dream for Spokane Valley resident Jason Stock. “There was this new mobile thing, that you could do it yourself,” Stock, 36, …
Thu., Jan. 29, 2015
Public weighs in on pot policy
The public hearing on Spokane Valley’s one-year marijuana moratorium drew a crowd at Tuesday evening’s meeting. Spokane Valley adopted an emergency moratorium on Dec. 9 halting all new marijuana businesses …
Thu., Jan. 22, 2015
Spokane Valley sets hearing on pot moratorium
The Spokane Valley City Council is hosting a public hearing on marijuana regulations during its meeting Tuesday. Citing a public health crisis, the City Council enacted an emergency moratorium on …
Mon., Jan. 19, 2015
Public input sought on Centennial Trail access point amenities
Spokane Valley city staff members are asking for the public’s help in deciding what kinds of public improvements should be added to the Centennial Trail access point at the end …
Fri., Jan. 16, 2015
Family serves Mexican flavor
Photographs of Mexico City adorn the walls of a new family-owned Mexican restaurant in Spokane Valley. There’s the opera house and cathedral and Angel of Independence, along with other landmarks …
Thu., Jan. 15, 2015
Low-interest loans offered to fix failing septic systems
When James Matulis bought his first home on Spokane’s North Side a few years ago, he had no idea of the problem brewing in his backyard. “There weren’t any red-flag …