Spokane Valley residents will pay more this year for owning a vehicle, but it will result in less funding for improvements to the city’s streets. On the other hand, it will help free up funding to hire more deputies dedicated to the Spokane Valley Police Department.
City of Spokane Civil Rights Director Jerall Haynes owes $4,000 in fines that have been sent to collection stemming from failing to submit personal financial statements for three years while an elected member of the Spokane Public Schools Board of Directors.
A little over a week since the local political landscape was rocked by the surprise announcement that GOP Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers would not be seeking re-election, two Republicans have formally announced they will be running for her seat.
Amid a spate of police shootings this week, Spokane Mayor Lisa Brown announced Wednesday that there’s more work to be done before the hiring process for the city’s permanent police or fire chief can begin.
Hidden among the many multimillion-dollar asks on this month’s special election ballot, the city of Spokane is asking voters with Measure 2 whether the City Council should have less power in drawing council districts in the future, after the most recent process was embroiled in accusations of gerrymandering.