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Construction spending most in a decade across Spokane

With $880.5 million in new construction in 2018, Spokane boomed more than any year since 2007, when new construction totaled more than $1 billion.


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 27, 2018

Tom Konis overcomes 1,100-vote deficit to take lead in Spokane County assessor’s race

Tom Konis narrowly tops Spokane County assessor race, with a margin so thin it will require a recount.


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 21, 2018

Open Spokane County assessor seat draws two Republican candidates

Two Republican candidates are vying to become the newest Spokane County assessor following current assessor Vicki Horton’s retirement announcement earlier this year.


Housing market gone bonkers leads to leaps in Spokane County assessments

Leaps in property assessments will lead to higher taxes in some cases, but it’s not an easy calculation.


Parcel mix-ups lead to property assessment errors

Have Seattle home prices finally breached the Cascades and lifted Spokane real estate? No. That sticker shock from the Spokane County Assessors Office that arrived in the mail this week …


Republicans Horton, Trainor vie for Spokane County assessor

The Spokane County Assessor’s Office places well on state tests measuring its performance despite dwindling budgets and staffing levels. Incumbent Assessor Vicki Horton, who took over the office by defeating …


More seeking property tax exemptions

When Rose Fanger reached retirement age, the Spokane resident began looking for ways to save. “It’s scary going on a fixed income,” she said.


Audit of Spokane County assessor’s office finds late appraisals

The Spokane County assessor’s office undervalued scores of properties for years, according to a state audit for 2008 and 2009. The report released Monday says new construction on 157 properties …


Spokane County assessor race

Incumbent Ralph Baker faces a challenge from one of his own appraisers, Vicki Horton, who accuses him of mismanagement.


Assessor discusses recovery from eye cancer

People who look closely might notice that one of Spokane County Assessor Ralph Baker’s eyes doesn’t move with the other. They might even figure out that his left eye is …


Assessor’s budget includes cost of aerial photography of buildings

Spokane County commissioners can only hope that Assessor Ralph Baker is a trendsetter in budget discussions as well as technology. “I’m OK,” Baker told commissioners Wednesday as they began a …


Editorial: Baker proves he’s worth retaining in assessor post

We’ve been hearing a lot about low morale and ineffective leadership in the Spokane County Assessor’s Office. Assessor Ralph Baker discounts the accusations, but the crowded field of five challengers …


County assessor’s race has 6 candidates

Spokane County Assessor Ralph Baker has more challengers than a bear has fleas – and he picked up one of them, appraiser Vicki Horton, in his own den. The den …


Spokane County assessor candidates, issues

Ralph Baker Personal: 57. 18-year resident. Married. No children.


Appeal revives timber fight

Spokane County Assessor Ralph Baker will have a rematch in June with property owner Bob Webb, who successfully appealed Baker’s decision to correct a 30-year-old assessor’s office mistake at Webb’s …