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UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 7, 2019, 10:57 a.m.

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, 10:56 p.m.

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, 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.

Rod Higgins wins close vote to maintain role as Spokane Valley mayor

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 …


Chase, Kuney and Guarisco make shortlist to replace O’Quinn on Spokane County Commission

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.

Citing legislative duties, Shelly O’Quinn to stay another month on Spokane County Commission

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 …


Spokane Valley mulls possible locations for farmers market

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.

Arne Woodard joins Chase, Kuney and Guarisco, in contest to be next Spokane County commissioner

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.


Valley council cleared

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 …


Spokane Valley in line for sidewalk funding

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 …


Spokane Valley City Council names Mark Calhoun city manager in unanimous vote

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 …


Group runs second ad criticizing Spokane Valley council

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 …


Valleyfest may lose Spokane Valley funding as city shifts focus

Spokane Valley discusses eliminating funding for Valleyfest and creating new community event.


A new City Hall to rise for Spokane Valley

Spokane Valley breaks ground for new city hall at U-City Mall


Valley council owes public an explanation

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?


Editorial: Valley council takes ugly turn

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.


City Manager Mike Jackson asked to resign by Spokane Valley council

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

Incumbents hold leads in Spokane Valley council races


Editorial: Endorsement: Return respected Towey to Valley council

Tom Towey’s embrace of regional cooperation and sensible budgeting gives him the nod over incumbent Arne Woodard.


Spokane Valley City Council votes to keep property tax the same

Spokane Valley City Council member Ed Pace tries to get city to lower property tax.


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 6, 2015, 6:15 p.m.

Election preview: Former Spokane Valley Mayor Towey challenges Woodard for council

Former Spokane Valley Mayor Tom Towey challenges Arne Woodard for position 3 on the Spokane Valley City Council


City updating pot rules

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 …


Valley hears standardized signs plan

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 …


Spokane Valley Council seeks temporary replacement for Bill Bates

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 …


Spokane Valley puts brakes on pot businesses

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 …


Spokane Valley considers anti-tax proposal

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 …


In Valley, gender-specific restrooms unenforcable

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. …


Spokane Valley asked to enforce gender-specific public restroom use

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.