Stories tagged: Spokane County
Mon., June 17, 2019, 4 a.m.
Getting There: Spokane Valley to select design following $1.2 million federal grant for Pines Road rail project
Spokane Valley is planning to select a design for its $29 million project to separate road and rail traffic on Pines Road and Trent Avenue.
UPDATED: Mon., June 17, 2019, 9:03 a.m.
Spokane City Council members are considering suing opioid makers and distributors for allegedly lying about how addictive the drugs were and failing to contact law enforcement about thousands of suspicious …
Thu., June 13, 2019, 5 a.m.
Area schools and nonprofit groups are offering free summer meals for youths around Spokane County.
Wed., June 12, 2019, 6:25 p.m.
Spokane County experienced a drop in single-family home and condominium sales in May, which is typically when the housing market heats up. Home sales declined more than 10% compared to …
UPDATED: Thu., May 30, 2019, 10:04 p.m.
Two students who live off-campus have confirmed cases of the virus, which is making a comeback amid declining vaccination rates. Classes are occurring as scheduled at the school in Cheney, …
Thu., May 30, 2019, 5 a.m.
Mead, Colbert residents say Highway 206, Market Street intersection should take priority in transportation plan
Residents of Mead and Colbert discuss the priorities for the Mead-Mt. Spokane Transportation Area plan.
Thu., May 30, 2019, 5 a.m.
After 14 years in marketing at the Spokane County Fair and Expo Center, Erin Gurtel has now risen to fair director.
Thu., May 30, 2019, 5 a.m.
Global Neighborhood Thrift aims to provide more job training, employment to former refugees through store expansion
Khalid Samir didn’t speak English and lacked connections for landing a job in America. But he was able to find Global Neighborhood, a nonprofit organization that provides a job readiness …
UPDATED: Wed., May 29, 2019, 8:18 p.m.
The county said the acquisition “preserves critical winter habitat for white-tailed deer while also creating the opportunity to develop a ‘valley-to-peak’ trail experience.”
Sun., May 26, 2019, 4 a.m.
When Mullen Technologies announced plans to assemble the Qiantu K50 electric sports car on the West Plains, it brought promise of more than 860 jobs within seven years.
UPDATED: Sat., May 25, 2019, 5:06 p.m.
Woman leads deputies on chase from Idaho to Mead; Spike strips, pepper spray and Taser used in arrest
After a car chase Friday night that started in Idaho and ended in Mead, Spokane County Sheriff’s deputies were forced to deploy spike strips to stop the fleeing car and …
Fri., May 24, 2019, 4 a.m.
More than 53% of residents raised their credit scores in 2019, placing Spokane third out of 100 cities with the largest increase in scores nationwide, according to a recent report …
Thu., May 23, 2019, 5 a.m.
The Marshallese community in Spokane County celebrates its cultural traditions while recognizing the academic and athletic achievements of Marshallese students during the third annual Manit Day held at Rogers High …
Tue., May 21, 2019, 3:42 p.m.
Spokane County’s unemployment rate dropped to 5.6% in April, driven mostly by a boost in construction jobs.
UPDATED: Tue., May 14, 2019, 4:35 p.m.
The Caterpillar Foundation awarded a grant to Second Harvest Food Bank to support hunger relief efforts in Spokane County.
Tue., May 14, 2019, 5 a.m.
A newly renovated $11 million medical examiner’s building in Spokane will provide training opportunities for college students in the field of forensic pathology. The county is overhauling a building at …
UPDATED: Wed., May 8, 2019, 3:14 a.m.
Work is proceeding quickly on the new recreation center in Airway Heights, with plans to begin moving in equipment and furniture this spring.
UPDATED: Mon., May 6, 2019, 10:07 p.m.
Low inventory and rising home prices in Spokane County persisted in April, as the sale of houses and condominiums continue to lag this year when compared to the first four …
UPDATED: Fri., May 3, 2019, 9:03 p.m.
Spokane County does not have the authority to remove racist provisions from home deeds and titles, even if they’re illegal and void, a Superior Court acting judge ruled Friday.
UPDATED: Tue., April 30, 2019, 6:03 p.m.
Spokane Valley forges partnership with county to own Plante’s Ferry Sports Complex in effort to land big tournaments
A land deal is in the works to create a partnership between the county and the City of Spokane Valley to own and manage the popular Plante’s Ferry Sports Complex. …
UPDATED: Wed., April 24, 2019, 7:10 p.m.
California-based Mullen Technologies announced plans Wednesday to lease a large assembly and manufacturing plant on the West Plains for development of its electric sports car, ultimately bringing more than 850 …
Sun., April 21, 2019, 6:09 p.m.
A standoff ended with the arrest of a man on domestic violence and arson charges Saturday night near the Bowl and Pitcher area of Riverside State Park.
Sun., April 21, 2019, 2:32 p.m.
One man died in a crash in southwest Spokane County early Sunday morning
UPDATED: Tue., April 16, 2019, 10:13 p.m.
A Spokane County resident was one of four people in Washington reportedly sickened by salmonella linked to tuna, according to the Washington state Department of Health.
Fri., April 12, 2019, 2:26 p.m.
A northern Spokane County home on private property was partially destroyed in a small land slide this week.
UPDATED: Fri., April 12, 2019, 7:06 p.m.
The Kalispel Tribe has opened a new casino in Cusick that is part of a more-than $10 million economic development project that also includes an RV park, storage facility, gas …
UPDATED: Thu., April 11, 2019, 10:22 a.m.
While home prices in Spokane County were on the upswing in March, sales dropped dramatically compared to last year.
UPDATED: Sun., April 7, 2019, 7:02 p.m.
The Spokane County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the death of a man, after deputies found his body in the backyard of an eastern Spokane County home.
UPDATED: Wed., April 3, 2019, 8:19 p.m.
Spokane County Treasurer Michael Baumgartner is holding a town hall to share information on taxpayer assistance programs and investment of public funds.
UPDATED: Mon., April 1, 2019, 8:15 p.m.
Spokane County’s unemployment rate fell to 6.3 percent in February, but officials expect the number will drop further throughout the year.