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  • THURSDAY, OCT. 23, 2014

    Spokane County Commission candidates at odds over urban growth boundary

    The future of a neighborhood in north Spokane County has become one of the most debated topics in this year’s race for County Commission. Al French and his fellow Republican …


  • SUNDAY, APRIL 6, 2014

    Spokane City Council won’t contest sprawl measure veto

    The Spokane City Council’s anti-sprawl measure appears dead. For now, anyway. Council President Ben Stuckart, rather than trying to muster support for an unlikely override of Mayor David Condon’s veto, …


  • TUESDAY, APRIL 1, 2014

    Mayor vetoes council plan that would have limited sprawl

    Citing concerns about the region’s economic health, Spokane Mayor David Condon vetoed a contentious City Council plan Monday that relies on new utility restrictions to thwart improper sprawl outside city …


  • THURSDAY, MARCH 20, 2014

    Groups lobby to veto anti-sprawl vote

    A lobbying push is underway to persuade Spokane Mayor David Condon to veto a contentious anti-sprawl ordinance approved this week by a divided City Council. The Spokane Homebuilders Association, which …


  • TUESDAY, MARCH 18, 2014

    Spokane closes loophole for contested developments

    In a bid to curb unwanted sprawl, Spokane city leaders Monday imposed new prohibitions on extending water and sewer service to potentially contested developments outside city limits until any legal …


  • FRIDAY, SEPT. 20, 2013

    Gov. Jay Inslee will appeal Spokane County growth boundary plan

    Gov. Jay Inslee has stepped into the fight over a July expansion of Spokane County’s urban growth area, including newly designated industrial land near Fairchild Air Force Base. Inslee said …


  • FRIDAY, MARCH 15, 2013

    Growth vote unsupported by the math

    Math is hard. Guessing is easy, and occasionally useful. It’s guessing – wild guessing – by the county’s chief planning official that has some people feeling that the public debate …


  • TUESDAY, JAN. 25, 2011

    Council lowers developer taxes

    Taxes on new development will be significantly lower than proposed thanks to a last-minute decision by the Spokane City Council. With a 4-2 vote, the council on Monday approved impact …


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