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Slower speed limits suggested near Spokane city parks

Neighborhood residents have been asking the city to address speeding on residential roads after a new state law was passed giving local governments more authority to set speed limits. One …


UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 12, 2018, 8:33 p.m.

Proposed Idaho law targets slowpokes in the fast lane

Idaho would crack down on slowpokes in freeway fast lanes, under legislation that cleared a divided House Transportation Committee on Monday.


UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 22, 2018, 8:37 p.m.

Idaho transportation chairman floats bill to repeal lower speed limits for trucks

Idaho would no longer have lower speed limits for commercial trucks on its highways and interstates, under legislation introduced Monday at the request of House Transportation Chairman Joe Palmer, R-Meridian.


UPDATED: Mon., March 13, 2017, 10:38 p.m.

Idaho Senate backs higher passing speeds on two-lane highways

If Gov. Butch Otter signs on, Idahoans could go up to 15 mph over the speed limit while passing on a two-lane highway without risking a speeding ticket. The change …


Washington lawmakers considering 75 mph speed limit on parts of I-90, but state officials warn them against it

Lawmakers have a chance to set a 75 mph speed limit for parts of Interstate 90 in Eastern Washington, but state officials said “don’t do it.”


Safety reminders as school begins

School districts have recently cracked down on vaccinations, and while they can’t compel parents to take their kids in for shots, they have been more assertive about requesting up-to-date records.


Slow down on streets near parks

Speed limits near parks have dropped to 20 mph, and there’s always a period of adjustment for drivers. But slowing down can be the difference between life and death.


Speed limit boost for I-90 stretch gains traction

OLYMPIA – Washington’s speed limit could rise to 75 mph under proposals being considered by the Legislature. One bill to raise highway speed limits was fast-tracked through a House committee …


Washington considers 75 mph speed limit

OLYMPIA – Washington’s speed limit could rise to 75 mph under proposals being considered by the Legislature.


Idaho’s new 80 mph speed limit scrutinized

BOISE – When Idaho lawmakers voted to boost the state’s top speed limit to 80 mph, the focus fell on Southern Idaho where interstate highways link with Utah’s similarly wide, …


Eye on Boise: New legal defense fund, at $200,000, a late addition

BOISE – The Idaho Legislature has created its own $200,000 legal defense fund, to be controlled by House Speaker Lawerence Denney and Senate President Pro-Tem Brent Hill. The surprise appropriation, …


Higher speed limit won’t advance

BOISE – On a 5-4 vote, an Idaho Senate committee Thursday killed legislation to allow big trucks to drive 75 mph on the state’s freeways, just like cars. Senate Transportation …


Idaho bill calls for speed-limit change

BOISE – Big trucks could drive 75 mph on Idaho’s freeways, just like cars, under legislation introduced in the state Senate Transportation Committee Tuesday at the behest of its chairman, …


Idaho considers letting big trucks go 75 on freeways

Big trucks could drive 75 on Idaho’s freeways, just like cars, under legislation introduced in the state Senate Transportation Committee today at the behest of its chairman, Sen. Jim Hammond, …


Council weighs Mission speed limit

Most members of the Spokane Valley City Council seemed to be in agreement Tuesday that the speed limit on Mission Avenue between Flora and Barker roads should be lowered from …


Council divides money for social, economic agencies

No one got what they wanted Tuesday when the Spokane Valley City Council voted on how much money to give social service and economic development agencies, but nearly everyone who …


Council OKs new school zones, lower speed limits

Speed limits will be changing on several streets after a unanimous vote by the Spokane Valley City Council Tuesday. Parents requested lower school zone limits near North Pines Middle School …