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  • City street crews change course with break in winter weather

    Spokane street crews have gotten a break from snowplowing this winter, but the tradeoff is an early start to pothole season. Monday, Spokane Mayor David Condon held a pothole-filling demonstration …

  • With 10 years of road fixes nearly done, city taking new tack

    A $117 million program to fix the worst of Spokane’s city streets will come to an end this year, 10 years after voters agreed to a property tax increase to …

  • Shoreline restoration reviewed

    The Spokane Valley City Council got its first look at another portion of the city’s Shoreline Master Program on Tuesday. The city is doing a state-mandated update of the plan, …

  • Asphalt contract renewed

    The Spokane Valley City Council renewed the city’s street maintenance contract Tuesday, but some council members appeared to do so reluctantly. The contract, awarded in 2007 as a one-year contract …

  • Getting There: Council chooses streets for repair

    Spokane city officials have come up with what they believe will be an equitable way of spending a new $20 annual vehicle license fee to fix streets. The Spokane City …

  • Valley Council reviews details of service contracts

    The Spokane Valley City Council took two different approaches to nearly identical contracts discussed Tuesday as the council prepares to vote this month on whether to renew the contracts or …

  • New roomy location

    This is a busy time of year for Public Works employees in Spokane Valley. They spend their days patching holes and cracks in streets and maintaining dry wells. They have …

  • Council debates use of tab tax

    Six months from the introduction of a new tax on vehicles, city leaders are starting to debate how the money will be spent.

  • Fairfield discusses tax

    About 20 people attended a special public hearing this week in Fairfield on a proposed utility tax, and opinions were split between those adamantly against any tax and those who …

  • Street maintenance dominates Spokane Valley City Council’s winter retreat

    The Spokane Valley City Council covered a wide range of topics during its annual winter retreat Tuesday, but the conversation kept circling back to one issue: finding funding to pay …

  • Five Lodging Tax Advisory fund recipients named

    Some close split decisions marked the Spokane Valley City Council meeting Tuesday as council members took a stand on whether to retain longtime community volunteer Peggy Doering on a city …

  • City vehicle tab tax in limbo

    The Spokane City Council is balking on plans to impose a new $20 tax on vehicles this year, and in a surprise move shifted money away from road plowing and …

  • Mayor seeking $14 million for streets

    As Spokane emerged from its snowiest winter in 15 years, the poor condition of many of the city’s streets became all too apparent with potholes, cracks and ruts showing up …



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