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The Spokane County treasurer’s office will restore full office hours today for last-minute property tax payments.
A municipal real estate agent and apocalyptic author is the latest candidate hoping to unseat Spokane County Assessor Ralph Baker. Terry L. Cook, 62, registered his Republican candidacy with the state Public Disclosure Commission on April 8, the day after he registered to vote in Spokane County.
A two-year-old whistle-blower investigation in the Spokane County assessor’s office is getting new attention. Assessor Ralph Baker plans to say in a newspaper advertisement Friday that several recent KREM television reports about failure to appraise new construction from 2001 to 2004 “hurt our community by misrepresenting the true facts.”
Spokane County residents may want to avoid backyard sunbathing in April. That’s when county Assessor Ralph Baker wants to take a series of high-resolution, low-altitude aerial photographs that promise to make goose pimples visible around the globe.