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Romeyn campaign focused on small business, public land

Former television newsman Daryl Romeyn is making a second run at elective office this fall in a race for an open seat on the Spokane County Board of Commissioners. Romeyn, …


County will fill Fire District 9 seat

Spokane County commissioners are going to decide who will fill a vacancy on the board of Fire District 9 after the two remaining fire commissioners failed to agree on an …


Urban use areas could be expanded

A growth management update in Spokane County would expand the boundary where urban uses are allowed, opening new land for development. Spokane County commissioners this week asked for additional environmental …


Roskelley will get his name on ballot

Spokane County Commission hopeful John Roskelley’s name will be on the ballot. A Republican-backed challenge of the Democrat’s voter registration was dismissed on Wednesday, clearing the way for Roskelley’s name …


Sheriff backs sales tax to fix budget shortfall

Spokane County Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich said Tuesday that the ability of his office to fight crime is increasingly endangered by funding cuts, and he is proposing a new sales tax …


Residency challenge set for hearing

A hearing is set for Wednesday on a lawsuit challenging the residency of Spokane County Commission candidate John Roskelley. Roskelley, a Democrat, is seeking to return to his old commission …


County approves land-use rules protecting base

New land-use rules to protect Fairchild Air Force Base from civilian encroachment won unanimous approval from Spokane County commissioners on Thursday. They said the need to protect Fairchild as a …


County commissioners move to pre-certify property

Spokane County commissioners are moving ahead with a plan to pre-certify property it owns from the Geiger Spur rail realignment to make the land more attractive to new business development. …


Land-use rules near FAFB proposed

Spokane County commissioners are pushing to get new land-use regulations in place around Fairchild Air Force Base by spring to show the Pentagon they are sincere about protecting Fairchild from …


Getting There: Leaders work to draw companies to West Plains

Local leaders hope that a sprawling new Caterpillar Logistics plant on the West Plains is the first in a series of new business arrivals near the airport. Vacant land surrounding …


County may add fairgrounds to PFD ballot

Spokane County Commissioners said Wednesday they might want a piece of the action when voters are asked for money to expand the existing Convention Center and add seats to the …


Getting There: Plow drivers want to keep rescuing slide-offs

Spokane County road crew workers want to keep pulling stranded motorists from snowy ditches despite fears by the county’s risk manager that the practice puts the county in jeopardy for …


County open to police-sheriff’s agency

Spokane County commissioners this week said they are open to the possibility of combining city and county law enforcement agencies. Commissioners Al French, Todd Mielke and Mark Richard sent a …


County cuts preservation office funds

The Spokane historic preservation office will get only $5,000 from Spokane County in the $136.6 million 2012 budget county commissioners adopted Wednesday. The county has given $20,000 a year to …


Area boards seek members

The Spokane Public Facilities District needs some new talent. County commissioners are seeking candidates to replace Sandra Wade, who will leave the district’s board of directors at the end of …


County agrees to $687,000 settlement

Another allegedly faulty land-use decision by Spokane County officials resulted in a $687,000 settlement this week. The payout is for property near the intersection of U.S. Highway 2 and Day-Mt. …


Land deal gets OK

For the second time in a month, Spokane County commissioners have jumped at bargain-priced conservation land offered by the Dishman Hills Natural Area Association. Commissioners tentatively approved a deal in …


Courthouse remodel sets off alarms

Two visions for the Spokane County Courthouse collided this week at a security scanner. County commissioners learned Tuesday that a half-million-dollar remodeling project placed a door on the wrong side …


City, county taking up redistricting

Spokane city and county officials soon will be jumping into the most interesting political numbers game of 2011, the redrawing of boundaries based on the latest population figures. Although data …


County lowers pool fees

Spokane County’s Northside and Southside aquatic centers will start their seasons Friday with 33 percent lower prices. Admission will drop from $6 to $4 for users 6 and older, from …


State inmates evicted in a rift over county rate

The Spokane County Jail will quit housing state prisoners next month in a dispute over payment. State officials refuse to pay the new $125-a-day rate the county charges Spokane and …


Spin Control: Politics in how state Senate seat was filled? Of course

Now that most dust has settled from filling the Spokane Valley’s 4th District Senate seat, it may be safe to answer the question of who was guilty of committing politics …


McCaslin blasts Shea as possible successor for state Senate seat

Longtime state Sen. Bob McCaslin, who resigned last month, doesn’t think state Rep. Matt Shea should replace him. “I wish to state that under no circumstances would I support Matthew …


Canine appeal dominates commissioner’s first meeting

New Spokane County Commissioner Al French was tested in doggy court Tuesday during his debut meeting. He cut to the chase in an appeal on behalf of Chaos and Henry, …


County receives conservation list

Spokane County’s Conservation Futures program may get a new, narrower target for acquiring public open-space land. County commissioners received a staff and advisory committee recommendation to focus on the top …


Garbage talks hinge on control

City and county officials agree they want to retain a regional garbage-disposal system when expiring contracts begin dissolving the current arrangement next year. But Spokane County and other member governments …


Panel ranks conservation land

The 36 nominations for Spokane County Conservation Futures land acquisitions have been winnowed to a top 10 list to be considered by county commissioners on Tuesday. The commission plans to …


County considers using reserves to save public safety jobs

Spokane County commissioners may dip into reserves to save jobs and offset some of the most painful cuts in their 2011 general fund budget. Commissioners Mark Richard and Bonnie Mager …


County recalculates building permits

Spokane County commissioners decided Tuesday evening to charge more for dog licenses and change the way building permit fees are calculated. No one objected. Almost no one was there.


County raises fees, extends jail contract

A public relations contract to promote a Spokane County jail construction bond measure will be extended four months at a cost of $46,156. In other action Tuesday, county commissioners voted …