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Election Results

Option Votes Pct
Approved 16,989 53.19%
Rejected 14,951 46.81%

* 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.

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Woman found dead in house fire last week had blunt-force trauma to head; police investigating

Police are investigating a house fire where the body of an older woman was recovered last week. The cause and manner of her death are still under investigation, as is the fire. 

Woman dies in mid-morning Spokane Valley house fire

One woman was found dead in a house fire in Spokane Valley on Wednesday morning, the Spokane Valley Fire Department said. 

3 of 4 Spokane County fire district levies pass

Voters approved three of the four fire district levies Tuesday night in Spokane County .

Spokane County fire districts will decide fate on property taxes on Tuesday

Voters in many parts of Spokane County will decide the fate of tax proposals in Tuesday’s election.

Spokane Valley Fire Department upgraging alert systems

The Spokane Valley Fire Department is preparing to significantly upgrade its alerting systems in each fire station that go off when a call has been received, replacing what in many cases is decades old technology.

Fire crews extinguish commercial building fire on Sprague

Fire crews quickly extinguished a fire at a commercial building in Spokane Valley in the early hours of Tuesday morning. 

Splash Down building catches fire in Spokane Valley

Crews extinguished a fire inside a small building at the shuttered Splash Down water park after a driver on Interstate 90 saw smoke coming from the property Friday afternoon in Spokane Valley.

Authorities search near Boulder Beach after swimmer reportedly caught in current Saturday

Authorities continued searching Sunday, but have not found the man, said Cpl. Mark Gregory, spokesman for the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office. 

Fighting fire with Freier: Spokane Valley’s ‘Fire Science Guy’ warns middle schoolers of the powerful danger their fun can bring

“I’ve been doing this for a long time, so I know that this age group (10 to 14) is responsible for a lot of fires, ” Freier said to the class at Centennial Middle School.

Cheney students make PSA on dangers of pot

Students at Cheney High School and Three Springs High School partnered together to make a public service announcement television commercial warning their peers about the dangers of driving after smoking marijuana. The commercial will begin airing on KREM on Memorial Day weekend, targeting its message to youth ages 16 to 25.

House fire displaces Spokane Valley residents, cause believed to be spontaneous combustion

A garage fire extended into a Spokane Valley home early Tuesday morning, displacing five residents.

Spokane Valley Fire Department asks voters to approve property tax levy boost to fund better emergency services, keep up with growing call load

The Spokane Valley Fire Department will ask voters in August to raise its property tax levy from $1.04 per $1,000 of assessed valuation to the $1.50 cap in 2023.

Liberty Lake Library offers laptops, hot spots for checkout

Libraries don’t just check out books, movies and music anymore. It’s becoming more common to have what’s known as a Library of Things, which means that people can check out everything from gardening tools to cake pans.

Spokane Valley Fire roundup: Crews cut through trees to respond after tornadoes hit trailers

The crews at the Spokane Valley Fire Department are always on hand to help in a variety of emergencies, including when a small tornado tosses your RV trailer to the side like a pile of discarded tissues.

Spokane Valley Fire roundup: Crews battle fire at grain silo storing 60,000 bushels

A fire at a grain silo drew crews from all over last Friday as crews prepared for a possible explosion. There was no explosion and Spokane Valley Fire Department Crews were able to safely put the fire out.

Hillyard Built establishes strong foundation: Madsen reinvests proceeds to help youth in community

Crystal (Perry) Madsen is proud of her Hillyard roots, so much so that when she couldn’t find a shirt that said “Hillyard” on it, she decided to make one herself.

Airway Heights hiring part-time firefighters

For the first time in nearly 60 years, the Airway Heights Fire Department is working to hire several part-time firefighters to supplement its 40 volunteer firefighters due to an ever increasing number of calls.

Fire at Spokane Seed silo contained

A fire at a Spokane Valley silo was contained early Friday .

Spokane Valley Fire roundup: Heat lamp ignites straw, starting fire in garage

This is the time of year that many people bring home baby chickens and use heat lamps in an attempt to keep them warm. However, using heat lamps is risky if not done properly, as one family recently learned.