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Sunday, September 15, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Spokane wants cheaper jail costs

The city of Spokane wants to spend less money housing low-risk inmates and will begin exploring cheaper options, including the possibility of creating its own minimum-security lockup rather than rely …


Deadlines bedevil Spokane County prosecutor’s office

Efforts to reduce Spokane County’s jail needs through swift justice have hit a “significant roadblock” in the prosecutor’s office, commissioners were told Tuesday. Once again, jail consultant David Bennett told …


Hurdles await park plan

Spokane County and Airway Heights officials will meet this month to discuss a regional sports park on the Spokane County Raceway Park grounds. It’s a goal the two governments have …


Tourism tax increase OK’d

A night at a motel in Spokane Valley will cost 50 cents more under a tourism tax increase approved Tuesday by the City Council. The Spokane Valley council joined Spokane …


County crafts $147 million ballot item

Kootenai County officials say they can expand the county jail and overhaul other public safety buildings without raising property tax bills, despite the projects’ combined $147 million price tag. The …


Cost of jail, sheriff’s complex soars

It’s no typo – the cost to expand the Kootenai County Jail and build a new sheriff’s administration complex next door could total nearly $147 million. The announcement Monday sent …


Larkin surprised by jail plan

Post Falls Mayor Clay Larkin said he was blindsided by a county proposal to build a jail next to a planned new garbage transfer station just outside the city limits. …