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UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 1, 2019

New Spokane Valley detox center appeases neighbors after opposition

A new detox center in the Ponderosa neighborhood of Spokane Valley agreed to install street lights, set up a security system and host a yearly barbecue to win support from …


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 7, 2019

Incumbents advance in Spokane Valley City Council races; Woodard’s opponent uncertain

Voters whittled down their choices for three seats on the Spokane Valley City Council on Tuesday night, but with some votes still to be tallied, the slates for the general …


Family of white supremacist murder victims, including Spokane Valley City Council candidate, call for racial equity talk in the city

Lance Gurel, who is one of the candidates running against Spokane Valley City Councilman Arne Woodard, said this weekend the impending execution of Danny Lewis Lee shows why the city …


UPDATED: Wed., July 24, 2019

Spokane Valley leaders clash over racial equity proposal at Tuesday council meeting

A tense and awkward exchange about race emerged at a Spokane Valley City Council meeting Tuesday night, exposing a rift about whether the city is welcoming to people of different …


UPDATED: Thu., June 27, 2019

Control of Spokane Valley City Council a top issue for two of Councilman Arne Woodard’s primary challengers

Two candidates hoping to unseat conservative Spokane Valley City Councilman Arne Woodard say their goal is to shift the balance of power on the council. Former government contract negotiator Al …


UPDATED: Tue., June 25, 2019

Spokane Valley council candidate Al Merkel facing DUI charge after May crash

Spokane Valley City Council Candidate Al Merkel is facing a charge of driving under the influence after he was arrested in May.


UPDATED: Tue., July 17, 2018

Spokane Valley City Council suggests it will reject proposed development

The Spokane Valley City Council will consider denying a zoning change that could bring a possible multi-use development to the Ponderosa neighborhood. Dennis Crapo of Diamond Rock Construction Inc. is …


UPDATED: Thu., July 13, 2017

Higgins, Merkel in Valley council race

The race comes down to the experience of Rod Higgins, and the fresh perspective of Al Merkel. We think both should advance and continue that debate.