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Spokane County plans to hire three new corrections officers and jail more federal prisoners to help fix a $10 million budget shortfall.
Spokane County voters won’t be asked whether they want to raise property taxes this year. The county commissioners, Al French and Josh Kerns, voted to rescind a tax proposal on Tuesday, a month after they, along with then-Commissioner Shelly O’Quinn, voted to put it on the November ballot.
The Spokane County commissioners may walk away from a proposal to raise property taxes to fix an estimated $10 million budget shortfall.
Multiple events on the Spokane Super Oval at the Spokane County Raceway were canceled over the weekend because of a power outage caused by decades-old wiring.
The Spokane County Republican Party convened Saturday in a church in Spokane Valley to pick three potential replacements for Shelly O’Quinn, who recently vacated a seat on the county commission to lead a local nonprofit.
Some residents, including a sitting councilman, have floated the idea of disincorporating the town of Latah and letting the county take over services such as snowplowing and construction permitting.
The Spokane County commissioners on Tuesday approved a $75,000 settlement with a man who suffered a skull fracture after he was assaulted by another inmate in the county jail in 2012.
Spokane County Commissioner Shelly O’Quinn submitted her resignation letter Monday morning, and her term officially ends at midnight.
Spokane County voters will decide in November whether to raise property taxes, a decision that may help fill holes in the county budget or result in a reduction of services.
The establishment of a new public development authority will allow both governments to work to recruit businesses at the West Plains regional transportation and economic hub without fear of competing against each other, leaders say.
The Spokane County commissioners have lifted a moratorium on outdoor marijuana farms, but they replaced it with zoning rules that are significantly more restrictive to the pot industry.
Shelly O’Quinn was expected to resign from the Spokane County Commission this month to lead a major nonprofit organization, but the Legislature’s inability to craft a bipartisan budget has thrown a wrench in her plans.
The Spokane County commissioners on Tuesday gave final approval on a $2.25 settlement between the county’s insurer and three men who were wrongfully convicted after a flawed investigation by Sheriff’s Office detectives.
Property valuations will be more than four months late this year because of a staffing shortage in the Spokane County Assessor’s Office.
Two horses representing the past and future of the Spokane Tribe of Indians are featured in the logo representing the $400 million project, which has drawn legal challenges ahead of its planned opening later this year.
A new room for nursing mothers tucked away on the fourth floor of Spokane’s City Hall was unveiled last week.
Local officials on Tuesday rolled out a new smartphone app and notification system that delivers real-time updates about local emergencies.
Spokane Valley City Councilman Arne Woodard has added his name to the list of people who want to replace Shelly O’Quinn on the Spokane County Commission.
Tony Hazel was sworn in as Spokane County’s newest Superior Court judge.
Two more people have confirmed plans to seek appointment to Shelly O’Quinn’s seat on the Spokane County Commission after she vacates the position in June.