Stories tagged: Spokane Valley
UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 4, 2018, 4:32 p.m.
Infrastructure improvements help lure new business to Spokane Valley
For one northeastern industrial area, planned infrastructure improvements – including the possible addition of an overpass rail crossing at the intersection of Barker Road and the train tracks – and …
UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 3, 2018, 8:39 a.m.
Rod Higgins wins close vote to maintain role as Spokane Valley mayor
Spokane Valley Mayor Rod Higgins narrowly held on to his position Tuesday in a vote that shows a divided City Council. In two 4-3 votes, council members selected Higgins to …
Tue., Jan. 2, 2018
Spokane Valley City Council will pick a mayor on Tuesday
Five Spokane Valley city officials on Tuesday evening will take the oath of office to form a new council that is expected to be more moderate. Newly-elected council members Ben …
Wed., Dec. 27, 2017, 5:15 p.m.
Meeting will offer updates on Pines Road and Grace Avenue road project
The city of Spokane Valley will present a community meeting Wednesday from 5 to 7 p.m. at CenterPlace Regional Event Center, 2426 N. Discovery Place, Spokane Valley, to discuss the …
UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 27, 2017, 5:12 p.m.
Spokane Valley fire roundup: Over-heated vehicle, fireplace ashes cause fires
Firefighters responded to two garage fires in Spokane Valley that caused thousands of dollars in damage during the weekend of Dec. 15-17.
UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 27, 2017, 9:27 p.m.
Winter storm set to blanket Spokane on Thursday with 3 to 7 inches of snow
The Spokane region is due for another round of a wet, white shellacking – just in time for New Year’s weekend.
Wed., Dec. 27, 2017, 6 a.m.
East Valley students in Spokane Valley embrace the use of take-home laptops
East Valley High School students use laptops to bolster education as district tries different way of leveraging technology spending.
UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 27, 2017, 12:08 p.m.
Snow plows to roll through Spokane neighborhoods Tuesday
Residents are asked to move their cars to the odd side of the street to allow snow plows to pass. More snow is expected later this week, with the best …
UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 21, 2017, 8:32 p.m.
Next IT Corp., a Spokane Valley artificial intelligence company, sold for $30 million
The Spokane Valley company that created “Ask Jenn,” Alaska Airlines’ virtual assistant, was sold this week for $30 million.
UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 20, 2017, 6:46 p.m.
Spokane Valley lodging tax panel mostly stands by funding recommendations
The group that recommends how to spend Spokane Valley’s hotel taxes got a second look this week at how to spend $572,000. Spokane Valley’s Lodging Tax Advisory Committee on Tuesday …
UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 16, 2017, 1:56 p.m.
Structures damaged after Spokane Valley garage fire spreads to home
A Spokane Valley residence sustained extensive damage Saturday morning due to a fire that began in an attached garage and leaped to the house’s upper floor.
UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 13, 2017, 8:56 p.m.
Valley City Council says advancing transportation projects remains a priority
Spokane Valley City Council met with Fourth District Legislators and lobbyists Tuesday afternoon to discuss items on its 2018 Legislative Agenda, placing among its priorities transportation funding for the Bridging …
UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 13, 2017, 8:53 p.m.
Spokane Valley Council approves expansion of CenterPlace Event Center
Spokane Valley City Council has approved a plan to upgrade and expand the CenterPlace Regional Events Center to enhance community events and increase visitors. The 54,000-square-foot events center – which …
UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 8, 2017, 8:25 p.m.
Multiple arrests after bust of suspected Spokane Valley drug house
Several suspects face charges of possession with intent to distribute following the bust of a suspected drug house in Spokane Valley last week.
UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 5, 2017, 12:58 p.m.
Driver killed in hit-and-run crash in Spokane Valley
A man is facing a charge of vehicular homicide after fleeing the scene of a fatal hit and run Monday evening.
Mon., Dec. 4, 2017
After the passing of its patriarch, Bergman’s Christmas Tree Farm to close in Spokane Valley
Dog leash in one hand, chain saw in the other, Doug Bergman slowly trailed the family of six as they led him toward the newest addition to their living room. …
UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 22, 2017, 5:06 p.m.
City Council shifts lodging tax allocations to Spokane Valley events
Hotel taxes collected in Spokane Valley should stay in Spokane Valley, city officials decided this week. The Spokane Valley City Council on Tuesday modified how it plans to spend the …
UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 17, 2017, 4:54 p.m.
Third suspect faces charges in killing of Spokane Valley man
A third suspect now faces charges for the suspected killing of a Spokane Valley man, Bret Snow, who disappeared nearly two years ago.
Fri., Nov. 17, 2017
Spokane Valley residents face fines for not clearing snow from sidewalks
Spokane Valley could begin imposing fines this snow season for residents who don’t shovel their sidewalks. The City Council passed an ordinance last month requiring residents to clear snow and …
UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 15, 2017, 5:33 p.m.
Spokane Valley council passes $77.4 million city budget
Spokane Valley adopted a $77.4 million budget that reflects a projected revenue surplus to be spent on building railroad bridges as well as parks and infrastructure improvements.
Thu., Nov. 9, 2017
Shawn Vestal: Spokane Valley’s politics changed, but they are still red … just a lighter shade
Let’s not paint the Spokane Valley blue just yet. Maybe just a lighter shade of red. A nice pink, say.
UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 9, 2017, 7:42 a.m.
Defeat of Spokane Valley incumbents may limit city council’s debate of issues in state, federal jurisdiction
When Spokane Valley council members Ed Pace, J. Caleb Collier and Mike Munch were ousted from their seats in Tuesday’s election, it sent a message from Spokane Valley voters that …
UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 8, 2017, 9:46 p.m.
Questions of child custody follow fatal Spokane Valley stabbing
What happens to the child of a homicide victim when the suspected killer is the father? It’s a question most families don’t expect to have to answer.
UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 8, 2017, 10:48 p.m.
Maps show Valley voters rough on incumbents; Higgins edges ahead of Jackson
Voters throughout the Valley pulled support from most incumbents.
UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 8, 2017, 7:54 p.m.
Woman seriously injured, dog killed in Spokane Valley hit-and-run
A woman was seriously injured Tuesday and her dog was killed after a hit-and-run in Spokane Valley.
UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 7, 2017, 6:58 p.m.
Spokane Police end multi-agency manhunt by arresting suspect in fatal stabbing
Following a several-hour manhunt by multiple agencies, Spokane Police officers arrested a man Tuesday who is suspected of stabbing a woman to death earlier in the day in Spokane Valley.
Wed., Nov. 1, 2017, 3:35 p.m.
Community can weigh in on Mission Avenue project at public meeting
A public meeting Wednesday in Spokane Valley will offer information on a proposed East Mission Avenue project. The community is encouraged to attend the meeting.
UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 31, 2017, 11:11 p.m.
Accusations of mudslinging, bullying in contentious Spokane Valley City Council race
The race for Spokane Valley City Council Position 2 is heating up, and so is the rhetoric between its two candidates.
UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 30, 2017, 7:08 a.m.
Contenders in Spokane Valley Fire Commission race focus on finances
For Spokane Valley Fire Board Commissioner Patrick Burch and challenger Stan Chalich, serving the community and ensuring the fire department’s financial longevity is a common goal. Burch, 54, was appointed …
Sat., Oct. 28, 2017
After deployment to Puerto Rico, Spokane Valley volunteer describes difficult, uplifting experience
When Hurricane Maria made landfall in Puerto Rico on Sept. 20, it caused catastrophic damage to the island – flooding roadways, collapsing power grids and destroying homes. Valley resident Devin …