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Nov. 27, 2018, 7:12 p.m.
Spokane County commissioners on Tuesday approved two amendments to the county’s comprehensive plan for property near Whitworth University, one of which has been somewhat controversial among neighbors. Developer Harley Douglass proposed a zoning change from low- to medium-density residential for more than 22 acres of vacant land northwest of Five Mile and Waikiki roads, with subsequent plans to build more than 300 apartments, according to an environmental study submitted to the county.
Nov. 27, 2018, midnight
Spokane County commissioners will decide on Tuesday whether to take a one percent property tax increase that could help fund basic county services, road construction and property acquisitions for the Conservation Futures program.
Nov. 24, 2018, 4:47 a.m.
Plans are underway for scores of apartments at Coyote Rock Waterfront Living in Spokane Valley.
Nov. 23, 2018, midnight
Spokane County commissioners will vote on whether to approve a lawsuit to block expansion of the board from three to five members – which would be filed on behalf of the county – at a Nov. 27 meeting.
Nov. 21, 2018, midnight
Spokane Valley reduced its gambling tax rate from 10 percent to 6 percent three years ago to help businesses like the Black Pearl Casino and Poker Room remain competitive with card rooms in Spokane that pay less in taxes. Now Ian Riley, owner of the Black Pearl, is asking Spokane Valley City Council to lower the city’s gambling tax even further.
Nov. 20, 2018, 5 a.m.
Spokane county, city and airport officials are building a $2 million short-line rail on the West Plains with hopes it can help attract more aerospace and manufacturing companies.
Nov. 20, 2018, 5 a.m.
The Spokane Valley Fire Department on Nov. 5 assisted in containing a large natural gas leak in Liberty Lake that displaced some apartment residents for more than a day.
Nov. 18, 2018, 6 a.m.
A three-story townhouse with six large units will be built in Spokane’s Logan neighborhood near Mission Park, according to permits issued by the city.
Nov. 17, 2018, 3 a.m.
The credit union has filed plans with the city to build its first Valley branch at 13105 E. Sprague Ave. The location will include a cafe and 19 parking spaces.
Nov. 17, 2018, midnight
Many Spokane organizations will be providing Thanksgiving meals over the holiday.
Nov. 16, 2018, 3:57 p.m.
Thanksgiving travel is expected to be at record high levels with thousands of people taking to the air or road during the holiday.
Nov. 16, 2018, midnight
Spokane developer Larry Stone is aiming to replicate the success of the Playfair Commerce Park with plans to build a second industrial park in northeast Spokane.
Nov. 15, 2018, midnight
Spokane County has started construction on the Saltese Flats wetland restoration project that will provide educational and recreational opportunities for residents. The restoration project, located west of the Saltese Uplands Conservation Area, will include multiuse trails, a bird habitat, viewing areas and a interpretive center with an auditorium, classrooms and meeting areas.
Nov. 14, 2018, midnight
The city of Spokane Valley has hired a lobbyist to help the city secure federal transportation funding for future rail projects.
Painted Hills developers propose dumping 330,000 cubic yards of dirt for Spokane Valley housing projectNov. 13, 2018, midnight
Developers may dump 330,000 cubic yards of dirt atop the old Painted Hills Golf Course in Spokane Valley as part of a plan to bring the site above the floodplain and then build hundreds of homes.
Nov. 10, 2018, midnight
When Shogun Restaurant in East Spokane was destroyed by a fire earlier this year, owner Joseph Lee was determined to rebuild.
Nov. 10, 2018, midnight
Top of India restaurant owner Manjit Kaur has filed plans with Spokane Valley to build a small apartment complex directly south of the establishment.
Nov. 9, 2018, midnight
Spokane Valley is preparing to pass a $78 million balanced budget for next year that includes funding for road preservation, public safety, infrastructure and park improvements.
Nov. 8, 2018, 6 a.m.
The Spokane Valley Fire Department responded to several calls involving pedestrians struck by vehicles, cooking fires and a report of a barbeque operated indoors.
Nov. 6, 2018, 9:47 p.m.
State Sen. Michael Baumgartner has emerged as frontrunner for Spokane County Treasurer, securing 57 percent of the vote over challenger David Green in Tuesday’s general election.
Nov. 6, 2018, 9:27 p.m.
Incumbent Republican Al French is leading in the race against Democratic opponent Robbi Katherine Anthony to retain his seat on the Spokane County Board of Commissioners.
Nov. 6, 2018, 9:18 p.m.
Incumbent Republican Mary Kuney is likely to retain her seat on the Spokane County Board of Commissioners against challenger Rob Chase.
Nov. 6, 2018, 8:55 p.m.
Incumbent Republican Tim Fitzgerald is likely to retain his seat as Spokane County Clerk against Democratic challenger Michael Kirk.