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Aug. 21, 2017, 5:16 p.m.
Through the weekend, bartenders, ice cream vendors and restaurant owners waited for the crowds of eclipse watchers who were supposed to descend on the beach community here. But it was almost like no one showed.

News >  Spokane
Aug. 16, 2017, 3:51 p.m.
When Patricia Dalton was going through her deceased mother’s belongings at her home in Arroyo Grande, California, she found an unfinished crazy quilt. Mismatched patches of leftover fabric had been sewn together in a rough square, and some were embroidered with initials and years.

News >  Spokane
Aug. 16, 2017, 3:47 p.m.
Crave Northwest drew 2,000 visitors at inaugural food event in Spokane Valley.

News >  Spokane
Aug. 16, 2017, 5 a.m.
Beth Robinette walked in among her cattle, leaned forward and mooed. A low, guttural “How are you all doing this morning?” kind of moo. All around her, black cows lifted their heads and, one at a time, they mooed back. “It’s funny, isn’t it?” Robinette said, standing in the pasture that’s been grazed by her family’s cattle for three generations. “They always respond.”

News >  Spokane
Aug. 11, 2017, 6 a.m.
Blessings Under the Bridge will continue to serve homeless under Interstate 90 in downtown Spokane

News >  Spokane
Aug. 9, 2017, 4:18 p.m.
It seemed too hot outside to talk about snow removal Tuesday evening, but that’s when the Spokane Valley City Council took another look at a snow removal ordinance that’s been batted around for some time. City Attorney Cary Driskell made the presentation of a reworded ordinance that will allow the city to fine property owners who don’t shovel their sidewalks.

News >  Spokane
Aug. 9, 2017, 4:02 p.m.
What’s the best time to being knitting hats and scarves for a cold winter? Of course it’s in the middle of the longest streak of 90-degree days anyone can remember. Spokane Valley’s Karen Gallion, her mother, Donna Gard, and her grandmother, 101-year-old Lorraine Henry, all belong to a knitting and crocheting group that meets in the Edgecliff Park area and makes hats, scarves and blankets for those in need.

News >  Spokane
Aug. 9, 2017, 2:19 p.m.
School days are right around the corner, triggering several events focused on helping parents outfit their children with appropriate supplies, clothes and community resources.

News >  Spokane
Aug. 6, 2017, 6 a.m.
The number of graduates from the Basic Law Enforcement Academy in Washington has steadily grown over the last five years, but few of the graduates find their way to the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office.

News >  Spokane
Aug. 6, 2017, 6 a.m.
Here are the thoughts of four candidates who were training in June to become law enforcement officers at the Spokane Police Academy.

News >  Spokane
Aug. 6, 2017, 6 a.m.
Lack of trust in police – especially among younger people and minorities – is one reason why recruiting has become difficult.

News >  Spokane
Aug. 6, 2017, 6 a.m.
After Micah Xavier Johnson shot and killed five Dallas police officers, wounded seven of their colleagues and two civilian bystanders in an ambush at a demonstration against police violence a year ago, 99 Dallas police officers quit before the year was over. That ambush was also the main reason three Spokane County deputies handed in their badges.

News >  Spokane
Aug. 2, 2017, 12:42 p.m.
Greenacres resident Nancy Shatto has earned a spot in the World Championship of Public Speaking competition in Vancouver, British Columbia, later this month.

News >  Spokane
Aug. 2, 2017, 12:15 p.m.
New this year will be a Unity in the Community Parade that will begin at 9 a.m. on the southeast corner of Stevens Street and Spokane Falls Boulevard.

News >  Spokane
Aug. 1, 2017, 9:25 p.m.
Chris Jackson and Angie Beem move on to the general election in Spokane Valley

News >  Spokane
July 28, 2017, midnight
Voters in Liberty Lake are being asked to weigh in on a

News >  Spokane
July 27, 2017, 5:35 p.m.
A group of visiting Japanese students shared their culture with host families, community members and friends at a cultural fair Thursday afternoon held at the Church of the Nazarene in Spokane Valley.

News >  Spokane
July 27, 2017, 11:40 a.m.
Valley Christian School has purchased the old University High School building in Spokane Valley.

News >  Spokane
July 26, 2017, 2:59 p.m.
The Spokane Valley City Council has approved a new contract for police services with the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office.

News >  Spokane
July 25, 2017, 9:05 p.m.
The Spokane Valley Library bond rejected twice by voters has gained some new momentum. Spokane Valley city councilman Ed Pace has changed his opinion on the project.

News >  Spokane
July 24, 2017, 9:01 p.m.
Some of Spokane Valley City Councilman Caleb Collier’s election signs were painted with obscene graffiti Monday. His challenger, Brandi Peetz, had signs stolen.

News >  Spokane
July 21, 2017, 5:04 p.m.
City of Spokane Human Rights Commission leaders to apologize for racist and sexist comments made on Facebook aimed at seven newly hired Spokane County sheriff’s deputies

July 16, 2017, 6 a.m.
Two of three candidates challenging incumbent Spokane Valley City Councilwoman Pamela Haley have spent time in jail. One man, Ingemar Lloyd Woods, has been open about his 1993 arrest in which was accused of shooting at police. The other, Robert “Rocky” J. Samson, remains under court supervision for alleged financial crimes in Kentucky.

News >  Spokane
July 12, 2017, 11:53 p.m.
Imagine little wieners in all their glory. Now imagine biting through the crisp, smokey casing with a snap, and finding the perfect amount of cheese inside. These little bites of sausage-smoked cheese from Lithuania are one of the bestsellers at Malinka Euro Market in Greenacres.

News >  Spokane
July 12, 2017, 4:04 p.m.
A Spokane Valley library building across the street from the new City Hall on Sprague Avenue may become a reality if the work of the joint city and library district committee comes to fruition.