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Spokane County Commissioner Al French seeks consensus on new jail

“The goal is to have something concrete, defined, this year,” said French, who also chairs the Spokane Regional Law and Justice Council and its facilities committee. “This can has been kicked down the road for so many years that we need to get an answer. We need to get a solution.”

Commissioners to vote on Spokane County property tax increase

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.

Spokane County prosecutors demand raises, complain of unfair bargaining practices

The union representing Spokane County’s deputy prosecutors has launched a public pressure campaign in hopes of rebooting contract negotiations and obtaining wage increases. Mediated negotiations stalled in August when the union, Local 1553-PA, voted to reject the county’s “last, best and final offer,” which would have immediately raised wages for senior attorneys by 2.5 percent and wages for the two lower attorney classifications by 4.25 percent.