Stories tagged: spokane county assessor
Sun., Jan. 27, 2019, 5 a.m.
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, 6:19 a.m.
Tom Konis narrowly tops Spokane County assessor race, with a margin so thin it will require a recount.
UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 21, 2018, 4 p.m.
Two Republican candidates are vying to become the newest Spokane County assessor following current assessor Vicki Horton’s retirement announcement earlier this year.
Sun., Aug. 12, 2018, 5 a.m.
Leaps in property assessments will lead to higher taxes in some cases, but it’s not an easy calculation.
Thu., June 4, 2015, 9:21 a.m.
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 …
Fri., Oct. 10, 2014
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 …
Sun., Feb. 5, 2012
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.
Tue., April 26, 2011
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 …
Tue., Oct. 12, 2010
Incumbent Ralph Baker faces a challenge from one of his own appraisers, Vicki Horton, who accuses him of mismanagement.
Tue., Sept. 28, 2010
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 …
Thu., Sept. 9, 2010
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 …
Tue., Aug. 3, 2010
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 …
Sat., July 24, 2010
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 …
Sat., July 24, 2010
Ralph Baker Personal: 57. 18-year resident. Married. No children.
Thu., April 30, 2009
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 …