Stories tagged: Arne Woodard
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 7, 2019, 10:57 a.m.
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 …
Mon., July 29, 2019, 5 a.m.
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, 10:56 p.m.
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, 7:24 a.m.
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: Wed., Jan. 3, 2018, 8:39 a.m.
Spokane Valley Mayor Rod Higgins narrowly held on to his position Tuesday in a vote that shows a divided City Council. In two 4-3 votes, council members selected Higgins to …
Sat., Aug. 5, 2017, 7:23 p.m.
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 …
UPDATED: Mon., July 17, 2017, 8:34 p.m.
Shelly O’Quinn formally resigns from Spokane County Commission; GOP to pick finalists for seat next month
Spokane County Commissioner Shelly O’Quinn submitted her resignation letter Monday morning, and her term officially ends at midnight.
UPDATED: Fri., June 16, 2017, 5:30 p.m.
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 …
Sun., June 4, 2017
The City of Spokane Valley is contemplating possible locations for a farmers market. A location was last discussed in 2013 when the city focused on Balfour Park – across the …
UPDATED: Wed., May 17, 2017, 10:59 p.m.
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.
Wed., Nov. 23, 2016
The Washington State Auditor’s Office has issued a detailed report clearing the Spokane Valley City Council – specifically Councilmen Ed Pace and Sam Wood, and Deputy Mayor Arne Woodard and …
Wed., Oct. 26, 2016
Spokane Valley was considering six different sidewalk projects that may qualify for 2017 Community Development Block Grant funding. Last year, a proposed sidewalk along Blake Road set off a storm …
Tue., Oct. 25, 2016, 9:53 p.m.
For a secret mission it had an anticlimactic outcome: the Spokane Valley City Council unanimously appointed acting city manager Mark Calhoun its new city manager Tuesday evening, putting an end …
Wed., July 20, 2016
An ad criticizing the Spokane Valley City Council for overspending on former City Manager Mike Jackson’s termination and for “giving away” more than $400,000 in Community Development Block Grants ran …
Wed., July 6, 2016, 3:44 p.m.
Spokane Valley discusses eliminating funding for Valleyfest and creating new community event.
Thu., June 9, 2016, 4:21 p.m.
Spokane Valley breaks ground for new city hall at U-City Mall
Sat., April 30, 2016
Why did the council spend more than it seemingly had to? What did the public get in exchange? What did the council get, other than an assurance of secrecy?
Thu., Feb. 25, 2016
The Spokane Valley City Council majority’s firing of the city manager is the latest example of how collaborative decision-making has been replaced with political agendas.
Tue., Feb. 23, 2016, 6:47 p.m.
Spokane Valley Deputy Mayor Arne Woodard’s announcement that City Manager Mike Jackson had been asked to resign “in the best interest of the city” was met with a loud boo …
UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 3, 2015, 10:13 p.m.
Incumbents hold leads in Spokane Valley council races
Wed., Oct. 21, 2015
Tom Towey’s embrace of regional cooperation and sensible budgeting gives him the nod over incumbent Arne Woodard.
Thu., Oct. 15, 2015
Spokane Valley City Council member Ed Pace tries to get city to lower property tax.
UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 6, 2015, 6:15 p.m.
Former Spokane Valley Mayor Tom Towey challenges Arne Woodard for position 3 on the Spokane Valley City Council
Thu., Aug. 20, 2015
Spokane Valley is updating its marijuana regulations following recent changes in state law. The city adopted an emergency moratorium Dec. 9, halting all new marijuana businesses except those regulated by …
Thu., July 30, 2015
An effort to standardize signs for visitor destinations in the region got an icy reception from the Spokane Valley City Council Tuesday evening. Mark Richard, president of the Downtown Spokane …
Thu., May 14, 2015
The Spokane Valley City Council decided at its Tuesday meeting to begin a search for a temporary replacement for Councilman Bill Bates, who’s been on excused absence since late last …
Thu., Dec. 11, 2014
Spokane County consumers spent more than $1 million on marijuana in November, but that didn’t stop the business-friendly Spokane Valley City Council from passing a moratorium on all marijuana businesses …
Sat., Aug. 16, 2014
Raising taxes in tax-averse Spokane Valley soon might require either voter approval or supermajority support of the city council. A formal proposal has yet to be drafted but Deputy Mayor …
Thu., April 24, 2014
Despite being sympathetic to concerns that cross-dressing men are using women’s public restrooms, Spokane Valley city leaders say state and federal anti-discrimination laws prohibit them from doing anything about it. …
Wed., April 23, 2014, 10:10 a.m.
Despite being sympathetic to concerns that cross-dressing men are using women’s public restrooms, Spokane Valley city leaders say state and federal anti-discrimination laws prohibit them from doing anything about it.