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Local Republicans’ 12-year lock on the Spokane County Board of Commissioners could be broken next year or cemented for another decade, depending on the outcome of a historic change in county government.
Services provided by a signature programs in the Spokane Region's criminal justice reform efforts, the expansion of pretrial services, could soon end if Spokane County Commissioners or surrounding cities do not find funds to pay for the program before its grant funding expires.
Accountants David Green and Mary Kuney are both running for county commissioner with different approaches on the budget, criminal justice and funding the Spokane Regional Health District.
Spokane County Commissioners approved nearly $2 million in COVID-19 aid funding to pay for a marketing campaign designed to encourage people to shop locally, highlight businesses that are following health guidelines and promote behaviors that reduce the spread of COVID-19.
Spokane has joined several other communities vying to host the command center of the newest branch of the armed forces – the U.S. Space Force.
Spokane County Commissioners and Mayor Nadine Woodward are no longer advocating for the county to move to Phase 3, after case counts have exploded and hospitalizations have doubled in the past week.
The Spokane County Sheriff Office has asked for $300,000 in federal COVID-19 aid funding for a helicopter thermal scanner, which it says could help with social distancing, responding to protests and reducing manpower needed when policing the county.
Spokane County Health Officer Bob Lutz declined a request from the Spokane County Commissioners to start the process of moving Spokane County into Phase 3 of the state’s reopening plan.
Spokane County Commissioners voted Tuesday to ask the state to allow them to move to Phase 2 of the Gov. Jay Inslee’s reopening plan immediately, saying they’ve hit all the benchmarks to safely reopen.
Some $90 million in federal emergency funds with almost no strings attached are headed toward Spokane County – and with it are coming criticisms of County Commissioner Al French’s initial signals that he wants to use the money not to offset financial emergencies such as rent or child care, but to develop a longer-view plan to boost the economy and support businesses.
Spokane County has filed a brief in support of Lincoln County’s case that will determine whether counties can force unions that represent their employees to negotiate wages and benefits in public.
First-time homebuyers in Spokane County face a market full of potential opponents in bidding wars and few houses available at an affordable price. What should, and have, local policymakers done to address the issue? And how big is it?
Civic leaders asked the Spokane County commissioners for $3,500 to complete the road to Mt. Spokane.
With 2019 stretching before us, Spin Control makes some predictions.
Spokane County commissioners will decide Tuesday whether to rehire two men tasked with leading the county’s defense for indigent defendants.
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.
Among the candidates running for Spokane County commissioner are a relatively new commissioner and an experienced one. Mary Kuney in District 2 and Al French in District 3 deserve election on Nov. 6. Generally speaking, District 2 is the southeastern part of the county and District 3 is the western part. District 1, the northeastern part of the county, is not up this year. Josh Kerns currently represents District 1.
Democrats fared well in Spokane County races Tuesday, but can that momentum last in the general election?
For the first time in 40 years, Republicans will run unopposed by Democrats for a seat on the Spokane County Board of Commissioners.
Washington’s U.S. Senate race got crowded in a hurry Monday, as 10 challengers filed to run against incumbent Democrat Maria Cantwell.