After years of debate among city council members on how the city of Spokane Valley should pay to preserve its roads, the city plans to go directly to the public to ask how much work they believe Spokane Valley roads need and how much in new taxes they would be willing to pay for those improvements.
Last week Spokane Valley City Council voted to sustain a one-year moratorium on planned residential developments, arguing developers had been taking advantage of a loophole to use a recent change in city code to build apartments or duplexes in neighborhoods where they don't belong. Developers argue the moratorium should have been more limited, saying they need every tool available to meet the region's growing housing shortage.
Nazi propaganda was left at around a dozen North Spokane Houses on the morning of Martin Luther King Jr. Day and local leaders are urging the community to focus on King's legacy of civil rights and moving forward.
Many who have studied racism, extremism and militia movements said they recognized the symbols that were on display during the capitol riot, and there have been warning signs of violence — especially in the Pacific Northwest — for decades.
Spokane street crews hope to have the hundreds of trees and debris that fell into city streets during Wednesday's historic windstorm completely cleared by Sunday, working 20 hours a day with employees from several different departments to move fallen trees out of the right-of-way.