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Fire levy on August ballot

The staff of the Spokane Valley Fire Department painted a grim picture for fire commissioners Tuesday as they reviewed what the department would look like if the replacement levy on …


Valley man cited for saving life

The Spokane Valley Fire Department gave an Outstanding Citizen award during Monday’s fire commissioner meeting to a local man for his role in saving a woman’s life when her apartment …


Rockford fire levy going back before voters

The Rockford Fire Department is taking a second shot at passing a replacement levy that provides nearly 40 percent of the all-volunteer department’s annual budget. The levy was first on …


Schoolteachers thank community for supporting levies

Central Valley School District employees waved brightly lettered signs reading “Thank you” at passing motorists in Spokane Valley on Thursday to show appreciation to voters who helped pass the levy. …


School districts cite reasons some levies had low support

Concerns about money, dissatisfaction with school districts and frustration with a state budget that expects more basic education to be covered by taxpayers are reasons area educators gave for their …


Coeur d’Alene tree removal could cost $1.6 million

COEUR d’ALENE — A Coeur d’Alene engineering firm is estimating that removing hundreds of trees along the city’s dike road as ordered by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers could …


School levies in voters’ hands

All but two school districts in Spokane County have a levy on ballots that are going out today for a Feb. 14 vote. The local tax replaces current maintenance and …


Districts will ask voters to help support hundreds of jobs

School levies are often associated with K-12 programs, such as sports, art and music. But the community-supported portion of a school district’s budget – a local tax – also helps …


Anatomy of a levy

Three-year levies in 13 of Spokane County’s school districts will expire at the end of 2012, and voters will likely be asked to continue the taxes – plus tack on …


Area bonds and levies mostly fail

Fire departments and fire districts in the area surrounding Spokane Valley largely came away from the polls with disappointing results as several levy and bond requests failed. The exception was …


Area bonds and levies mostly fail

Fire departments and fire districts in the area surrounding Spokane Valley largely came away from the polls with disappointing results this week as several levy and bond requests failed. The …


Fire District 8 levy seeks to plug losses

Spokane County Fire District 8 commissioners debated long and hard before unanimously voting earlier this month to put their first maintenance and operations levy on the November ballot. If voters …


Commission puts animal shelter levy on November ballot

Voters will decide this fall whether to replace the overcrowded, awkwardly located Spokane County animal shelter. Divided county commissioners decided Tuesday to place a nine-year property tax levy on the …


Picturesque lakeside trees could fall victim to the ax

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is calling for the city of Coeur d’Alene to remove hundreds of trees from its levee, which separates North Idaho College and the Fort …


Army Corps wants CdA to cut down ‘dike road’ trees

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is calling for the city of Coeur d’Alene to remove hundreds of trees from its levee, which separates North Idaho College and the Fort …


Levies passing in CdA, Post Falls, Sandpoint

Several north Idaho school districts asked voters today to approve levies to soften the blow of state budget cuts and expired federal funding.


Three of four area school measures failing

Spokane County voters repeated their “no taxes” message from November, rejecting three of four school funding requests in today’s special election.


Districts asking taxpayers to continue school support

Operating a school district is expensive. Renovating aging buildings, buying band instruments, hiring coaches, keeping up with technology and making sure buildings are heated or cooled add up to big …


District to reveal budget plan today

Boundary County School District officials will announce today their plan to deal with a $250,000 budget shortfall. On June 8, voters decided against closing Naples Elementary School to fill the …


Districts look to local levies to mitigate state-level cuts

Lakeland School District officials are hoping a proposed $3.25 million, two-year supplemental levy will help plug a budget shortfall, ensure existing programs stay in place and avert a “crisis” in …


Kids levy supporters hope for November

Supporters hoping to put a Children’s Investment Fund levy on the ballot this summer are now eyeing November after failing to collect the needed 12,000 signatures. Organizers said a late …


Spokane children’s levy backers look to later ballot

Supporters hoping to put a Children’s Investment Fund levy on the ballot this summer are now eyeing November, after failing to collect the needed 12,000 signatures.


CV prepares for more cuts

It was hard for the Central Valley school board to see any light at the end of a long, dark budget tunnel after receiving a gloomy budget prediction Monday night. …


School board OKs contract

The East Valley school board approved a long-awaited contract with its teachers union at Tuesday’s meeting. The two sides have been negotiating for months, and at times progress was slow. …


Coeur d’Alene voters pass school levy

A multi-million dollar levy to fund Coeur d’Alene schools was easily approved by voters Tuesday. With all absentee ballots and polling places accounted for, 74 percent of voters had approved …


East Valley school bond is failing

The third time was not the charm for the East Valley School District. The district’s most recent construction bond measure appears headed toward failure again, leaving the district struggling with …


Error made tax change permanent

When state lawmakers tweaked some tax legislation this spring, they got more than they bargained for: It seems that they inadvertently made some normally temporary tax increases permanent. That’s according …


Highway district seeks permanent funding fix

East Side Highway District Supervisor John Pankratz talks about the fleet of aging graders, loaders and dump trucks as if they were family. He beamed as he showed off a …


Highway district seeks tax hike

The East Side Highway District will ask voters in May to approve a $500,000 property tax increase so it can keep up with routine road repairs in one of the …


Cda High Parents Request Upgrade Money Revised Levy Proposal Reduces Total For School Modernization

More than 50 parents called on district officials Wednesday to consider parity between Coeur d’Alene and Lake City high schools when choosing a school levy proposal. “I don’t have to …