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South Hill developer beats clock, apparently will get drive-thrus

Developer Cyrus Vaughn, who plans to build a nine-acre shopping center at the corner of Regal Street and 53rd Avenue, opted to push forward with planning in Spokane County ahead …


Spokane annexes land on South Hill, but lawsuit threatened

Spokane grew by 37 acres last week, to the chagrin of a local and well-known pie purveyor. The Spokane City Council approved the annexation on the city’s southeast border, giving …


Proposal would expand Spokane city limits; shopping center developer threatens lawsuit

Spokane may grow a bit this year, but not before neighbors and business owners get a say in the matter. This Monday, the Spokane City Council will hold the first …


100 years ago in Hillyard: Hillyard voters reject plan to join Spokane

From our archives, 100 years ago Hillyard voters soundly defeated a proposition for annexation to Spokane, by a vote of 573 to 252.


City plans land-use changes for West Plains

Spokane officials are crafting new land-use rules for the West Plains in hopes of protecting the future of Spokane International Airport. On Jan. 1, Spokane will annex 10 square miles …


Editorial: Overpaying fire districts doesn’t serve taxpayers

When a significant West Plains annexation agreement was reached a year and a half ago, Spokane Mayor Mary Verner hailed it as a sign of improved intergovernmental cooperation. Indeed, the …


Mobile home will help fire department serve West Plains

Spokane’s first fire station on the West Plains won’t be the usual classy brick structure typical of the city’s other 14 stations. It will be a double-wide mobile home.


Verner takes lead in longevity

In the decade since Spokane began electing strong mayors, none had served more than three years – until this week. Mayor Mary Verner didn’t even need to finish her term …


City contemplates pink slips for 120

More than 120 city employees could face pink slips at the end of the year unless city unions agree to concessions or the City Council increases taxes, officials warned Tuesday. …


Cities’ 10-square-mile West Plains gain is county’s loss

Spokane and Airway Heights will grow wings. Leaders from Spokane, Airway Heights and Spokane County put aside years of bickering Thursday and unanimously approved the largest annexation in Spokane since …


Greenfield Estates annexation OK’d

About 150 people are about to become Spokane residents. The Spokane City Council this week approved the annexation of Greenfield Estates, an 83-lot subdivision that borders Hillyard.


Council OKs annexation

The Post Falls City Council has given a green light to the annexation of 117 acres at the intersection of Highway 41 and Prairie Avenue – for commercial development only. …


Annexation would enlarge Airway Heights

Airway Heights may soon grow by a half-square mile as the city works its way through an annexation agreement with the city of Spokane. Both cities are considering an annexation …


Harrison to study annexation policy

The Harrison City Council will consider a new policy tonight on how to process annexation requests while also hearing a pitch from a proposed mega golf retreat that wants to …


Bigger Boundaries Property Owners Want City Limits Expanded To Include Their Undeveloped Land North Of Indian Trail Neighborhood

Pete Raynor and ArLeene Patterson view maps and a scale model of the 1,700 acres where they want housing and a golf course near Indian Trail and Rutter Parkway. Photo …


Council To Consider Island Development

The controversial Blackwell Island development goes to the Coeur d’Alene City Council Tuesday evening. Several people are expected to testify at a public hearing on annexing 40 acres of the …


Mayor Expects City To Cross River Despite Vote Against Rv Park, Hassell Says It’s Only A Matter Of Time Until Cda Expands Boundaries

Despite a vote to the contrary, Mayor Al Hassell doesn’t oppose expanding the city across the Spokane River. In fact, in his vision, it may be only a matter of …