Confusion and misinformation had big roles in the downfall of Newman Lake Fire and Rescue’s third levy request to fund the department, according to residents who gathered Wednesday night for a town hall meeting to discuss what to do next.
A state court of appeals ruled Thursday that the voter-approved Proposition 1 – which banned camping within 1,000 feet of Spokane’s schools, parks, playgrounds and licensed day care facilities – was a legal initiative, upholding the will of local voters.
The Spokane Valley City Council wavered Tuesday on the best way to move forward with a funding source for its newly created Transportation Benefit District, but in the end voted to advance an ordinance setting a $20 car tab fee to a second and final reading later this month.
On opening day, the Christmas Bureau will look bright and inviting. Now it looks like Santa’s workshop, with hundreds of elves preparing every piece of the bureau so that it all clicks together when it opens Thursday.