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Sept. 20, 2018, 6 a.m.
The Spokane Valley Fire Department responded to several reports of brush fires, natural gas leaks, downed electrical lines and a vehicle accident that required firefighters to extricate two women from a vehicle.
Sept. 20, 2018, 6 a.m.
Spokane Valley is planning to opt out of raising property taxes in 2019, which will mark a decade without an increase for residents.
Sept. 19, 2018, 5:30 a.m.
The race for county commissioner between Rob Chase and Mary Kuney mirrors a split in the Spokane County Republican Party between more traditional Republicans who have lined up behind Kuney and those whose influence grew in the last decade with the rise of the tea party who have mostly backed Chase.
Spokane Valley fire roundup: Man suffers burns when cigarette ignites gasoline vapor fumes from containers in car trunkSept. 13, 2018, 6 a.m.
The Spokane Valley Fire Department from Aug. 27 to Sept. 9 responded to several calls regarding fires ignited by cigarettes, including one incident occurring near MultiCare Valley Hospital. Firefighters responded about 10 a.m. Aug. 29 to a report of a vehicle fully engulfed in flames in the middle of Houk Road, directly in front of the hospital.
Spokane Valley officials mull site for sculpture “Heart of the Valley,” created by Cheney artist Richard WarringtonSept. 13, 2018, 6 a.m.
Spokane Valley city officials are considering potential placement sites for a sixth sculpture, “Heart of the Valley,” which was donated by the Spokane Valley Arts Council.
Sept. 13, 2018, midnight
There are more than 300 members of the Inland Empire Beekeepers Association, which has maintained a booth at the Spokane County Interstate Fair for over 25 years.
Sept. 7, 2018, 7:12 p.m.
As a crowd gathered in the stands around a small arena at the Spokane County Fair and Expo Center, 6-year-old Simeon Weins stepped into a chute, hopped onto a sheep and prepared for a ride that would last only seconds. The gate to the chute opened and the sheep dashed out, crossing the arena with Simeon in tow. The ride lasted about three seconds before the boy fell to the ground, unharmed.
Sept. 7, 2018, 4:12 p.m.
Grocery Outlet Bargain Market in Spokane Valley has shuttered after close to three decades of service.
Sept. 7, 2018, 4 a.m.
Two candidates for county clerk, incumbent Tim Fitzgerald and challenger Michael Kirk, have similar goals to boost technology, but they differ on reform
Sept. 6, 2018, 6 a.m.
The Spokane Valley Fire Department responded to several calls involving a pedestrian accident, several brush fires and unauthorized burning reports.
Proposal to ban drones in Spokane Valley parks raises concerns among hobbyists, commercial operatorsSept. 5, 2018, midnight
As drones gain popularity among hobbyists and commercial operators, the Spokane Valley parks department is grappling with how to balance their use with public safety and privacy.
Summer getaway or full-time residence, a house on the water in Spokane area remains relatively affordable, observers saySept. 2, 2018, 4 a.m.
As waterfront homes in Seattle sell at a premium with prices starting at more than $1 million, some Spokane real estate agents say homes near the water in the Inland Northwest still remain fairly affordable for buyers.
Aug. 29, 2018, 5:09 p.m.
Spokane Teachers Credit Union is expanding in Spokane Valley with the opening of its first stand-alone center to serve growing consumer demand for home loans.
Aug. 27, 2018, midnight
Spokane Valley is planning to appoint a five-person citizen salary commission to evaluate a pay increase for city council members.
Aug. 26, 2018, 6 a.m.
A nearly 40,000-square-foot memory care facility will be built in Spokane’s Southgate neighborhood, according to permits issued by the city.
Aug. 25, 2018, 8:48 a.m.
Spokane’s first specialty coffee roaster, 4 Seasons Roasting Co., is planning to move its coffee-roasting facility to Spokane Valley by next year.
Aug. 24, 2018, 9:48 p.m.
The Spokane Gun Club approved selling land to the Central Valley School District in a final vote Friday evening.
Aug. 24, 2018, 2:30 p.m.
Republican candidate Susan Hutchison challenged incumbent Democratic Sen. Maria Cantwell on Friday to a series of 10 debates to be held in each congressional district throughout Washington.
Aug. 23, 2018, 6 a.m.
The Spokane Valley Fire Department responded to a report of a man in the Spokane River on Aug. 6 near the Denny Ashlock Bridge.
Aug. 23, 2018, 6 a.m.
Spokane Valley’s budget goals for 2019 remain similar to last year: funding for road preservation and public safety, as well as infrastructure and park improvements. At a projected $70.7 million, the 2019 preliminary budget contains a more than 1 percent increase in expenses over last year. However, the city is anticipating a $3.7 million surplus in the 2019 budget.
Aug. 23, 2018, midnight
Spokane County Commissioners approved a master plan for the Liberty Lake Regional Park that includes more than $12 million in campground upgrades.
Aug. 19, 2018, 4 a.m.
Two Republican candidates are vying to become the newest Spokane County assessor following current assessor Vicki Horton’s retirement announcement earlier this year.
Aug. 18, 2018, 1:39 p.m.
A bump in construction, as well as sales of equipment, lawn and garden supplies boosted Washington state’s retail sales to more than $37 billion this year – a 10 percent increase over 2017, according to the Washington State Department of Revenue.