* Race percentages are calculated with data from the Secretary of State's Office, which omits write-in votes from its calculations when there are too few to affect the outcome. The Spokane County Auditor's Office may have slightly different percentages than are reflected here because its figures include any write-in votes.
About The Measure
The district, which covers Mead and much of northern Spokane County, is asking voters for a two-year maintenance and operations levy that would raise more than $7 million a year.
A northside street will be shut down Saturday while Spokane County Fire District 9 conducts a training burn at a home at 9010 N. Wall Street.
Tuesday’s special election asked taxpayers to approve a number of bonds and levies for Spokane County schools and fire districts.
Next week’s ballot includes a request from Spokane County Fire District 9 for voters to renew their maintenance and operations levy for another two years.
Hash oil extraction may be responsible for the trailer fire that sent two Mead residents to Harborview Medical Center with severe burns last week.
A determined effort by tanker planes dropping water and fire retardant slowed the rapid advance of a fire that broke out Tuesday afternoon, forcing evacuations and sending a plume over Spokane. The fire, called the Rutter Canyon fire, was off Country Hills Lane and estimated at 120 acres at 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, said Brian Schaeffer, assistant Spokane fire chief. It is north of Indian Trail and east of Nine Mile Falls.
Two fires Thursday in the Mead area showed just how easily vegetation can ignite in this summer’s hot and dry conditions.
A man was pulled from the bottom of the Spokane River at the popular Boulder Beach swim area early Friday afternoon by members of the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office dive team.
Four of the largest fire departments in Spokane County announced an agreement on Monday that will send the nearest fire or medical crew to emergency calls regardless of jurisdiction. No longer will department brass have to make a formal request for mutual aid across fire service boundaries.