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UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 15, 2020

Spokane Valley Mayor Ben Wick redistributes committees, duties for council members

Spokane Valley Mayor Ben Wick redistributed what boards and committees council members were on, cutting one council members number by more than half and giving one council member who had …


New Spokane Valley Mayor Ben Wick finds inspiration in his hometown’s potential

A lifelong and enthusiastic resident of Spokane Valley, new Mayor Ben Wick aims to make City Hall a welcoming place and help the city maintain its community flavor.


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 7, 2020

Ben Wick picked to serve as Spokane Valley mayor; Brandi Peetz made deputy mayor

Spokane Valley City Council chose Ben Wick as mayor and Brandi Peetz as deputy mayor Tuesday night, ushering in what some hope will be a new era for the legislative …


More moderate Spokane Valley City Council to choose new mayor Tuesday

Spokane Valley will swear in three City Council members and choose a new mayor Tuesday, during their first meeting of the new year.


City of Spokane Valley to clear snow from sidewalks near schools this winter

The City of Spokane Valley will clear sidewalks within a half a mile of schools this winter, which is the first time the city has cleared sidewalks since its inception.


Spokane Valley to spend more than $600,000 on new CenterPlace roof

Fourteen years after it opened to the public, the CenterPlace regional event center needs a new roof.


Spokane Valley celebrates Barker Road completion

As trucks zoomed by on the newly completed asphalt, city officials gathered to cut the ribbon and celebrate the completion of Barker Road.


Spokane Valley Councilman Ben Wick appointed seat on state freight board

Spokane Valley City Councilman Ben Wick was appointed by Gov. Jay Inslee to the Washington State Freight Mobility Strategic Investment Board on Oct. 22.


UPDATED: Wed., July 11, 2018

Spokane Valley residents express disapproval of City Council members’ removal of peer from committees

At a packed Spokane Valley City Hall, resident after resident lambasted City Council members for ousting fellow Councilman Ben Wick last week from his appointments on the Spokane Regional Transportation …


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 3, 2018

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 …


Spokane Valley City Council will pick a mayor on Tuesday

Five Spokane Valley city officials on Tuesday evening will take the oath of office to form a new council that is expected to be more moderate. Newly-elected council members Ben …


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 8, 2017

Spokane Valley voters toss incumbents on City Council; Munch, Collier and Pace lose seats

Voters on Tuesday rejected conservatives on the Spokane Valley Council on Tuesday, voting out incumbents Mike Munch, Ed Pace and J. Caleb Collier, and putting a fourth conservative in danger …


Wick the pick for Valley council

Wick’s brand of level-headed leadership stands in contrast to Pace’s penchant for turning the position into a platform for divisive issues.


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 11, 2017

Ed Pace, Ben Wick disagree on vaccination proposal as they seek second term on Spokane Valley Council

Spokane Valley Councilman Ed Pace tries for a second term while former Councilman Ben Wick tries to return to office.


Councilmen Sam Wood, Ed Pace want term limits for Spokane Valley

Two Spokane Valley City councilmen are proposing a new addition to Spokane Valley politics: term limits.


UPDATED: Wed., April 5, 2017

Eight, including 5 Spokane Valley council members, to seek election in fall

Five open positions on the Spokane Valley City Council draw early filings with the PDC from new and veteran politicians including Ben Wick


Wick buys Splash, Current

Former councilman Ben Wick is looking forward to new his new job as publisher of Liberty Lake’s Splash community newspaper


Ben Wick Q&A: A more diverse council, Painted Hills decision on his mind

For departing Spokane Valley City Council member Ben Wick, the fifth time was the charm. Wick ran in the first Spokane Valley election, against 51 other people, then applied three …


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 9, 2015

Wood defeats Wick for Spokane Valley City Council seat

Spokane Valley City Councilman Ben Wick has last his re-election bid to Sam Wood. Wood has a 99-vote lead over Wick in the latest count of ballots, which was released …


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 4, 2015

Wick sees lead over Wood shrink in Spokane Valley Council race

Ben Wick’s lead shrank to 111 votes over challenger Sam Wood in the race for Spokane Valley City Council. Other incumbents maintained their comfortable leads.


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 3, 2015

Incumbents hold leads in Spokane Valley council races

Incumbents hold leads in Spokane Valley council races


Editorial: Endorsement: Retain Wick on Spokane Valley council

City needs his perspective on transportation, especially Bridging the Valley effort


Spokane Valley candidates offer different views on transportation

He’s half the age or younger than the other Spokane Valley City Council members, but that doesn’t seem to bother Ben Wick, 33.


Liberty Lake won’t allow marijuana sales at first

Liberty Lake has joined the list of cities imposing moratoriums on recreational marijuana, while Spokane Valley may explore ways to add its own set of restrictions on opening any state-licensed …


Spokane Valley Council continues no tax stance

The Spokane Valley City Council approved a flat property tax for 2014 Tuesday night, but not without some dissent from Councilman Ben Wick. Wick said he was concerned that the …


Valley City Council wants input on lodging tax disbursement

Even though their power has been taken away, the Spokane Valley City Council still wants to have a say in deciding which organizations and groups are awarded funding from the …


Spokane Valley marks 10-year anniversary of incorporation

When the incorporation of the city of Spokane Valley popped up on the ballot in May 2002, no one was really surprised. Valley incorporation, with varying names and boundary lines, …


Wick embraces role, work of public office

The enthusiasm Spokane Valley Councilman Ben Wick has for his city hasn’t waned since he went around knocking on doors urging residents to vote for incorporation in 2002. When the …


Land ownership complicates potential sale to city, library

A possible land deal involving the city of Spokane Valley and the Spokane County Library District will get extra scrutiny because of ties between most members of the Spokane Valley …


Wick clinches win

After more than a week of watching votes trickle in, Ben Wick can finally feel comfortable that he has won a position on the Spokane Valley City Council. Wick was …