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UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 18, 2018, 6:45 a.m.

Contract awarded for Appleway Trail extension from Sullivan to Corbin roads

Spokane Valley City Council awarded a $1.97 million construction contract to Wm. Winkler Company to extend a portion of Appleway Trail from Sullivan to Corbin roads.


Spokane Valley City Council will pick a mayor on Tuesday

Five Spokane Valley city officials on Tuesday evening will take the oath of office to form a new council that is expected to be more moderate. Newly-elected council members Ben …


Three women sworn in for Spokane Valley City Council

There was plenty of applause and smiles at Spokane Valley City Hall Tuesday evening as incumbent Pamela Haley – along with two newly elected councilwomen, Brandi Peetz and Linda (Hatcher) …


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 22, 2017, 5:06 p.m.

City Council shifts lodging tax allocations to Spokane Valley events

Hotel taxes collected in Spokane Valley should stay in Spokane Valley, city officials decided this week. The Spokane Valley City Council on Tuesday modified how it plans to spend the …


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 15, 2017, 4:21 p.m.

Spokane Valley City Council’s legislative agenda includes parental rights

Spokane Valley City Council on Tuesday unanimously approved its 2018 Legislative Agenda, which includes topics to be presented and discussed with 4th District legislators during the upcoming legislative session.


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 15, 2017, 5:33 p.m.

Spokane Valley council passes $77.4 million city budget

Spokane Valley adopted a $77.4 million budget that reflects a projected revenue surplus to be spent on building railroad bridges as well as parks and infrastructure improvements.


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 14, 2017, 6:21 a.m.

Rod Higgins overcomes election night deficit, re-elected to Spokane Valley City Council

Rod Higgins is poised to retain his seat as Spokane Valley mayor against challenger Chris Jackson in a race that’s been close since initial ballots were counted Nov. 7.


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 9, 2017, 11:13 a.m.

Spokane Valley City Council may lobby Legislature on vaccination proposal

The Spokane Valley City Council may take its advocacy of parents who want to keep their unvaccinated children in school during disease outbreaks to the state Legislature.


Wrapping up the races: Tuesday’s off-year election to decide city council contests

The general election ballot full of candidates for city offices as well as some school board and a few legislative positions.


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 2, 2017, 6:30 a.m.

Spokane Valley City Council forgoes property tax increase for ninth year in a row

For the ninth year in a row, the Spokane Valley City Council is foregoing increasing property taxes by 1 percent, the maximum annual increase allowed by law without a public …


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 31, 2017, 11:11 p.m.

Accusations of mudslinging, bullying in contentious Spokane Valley City Council race

The race for Spokane Valley City Council Position 2 is heating up, and so is the rhetoric between its two candidates.


Thompson, Peetz best choices for Spokane Valley council

Spokane Valley voters have a decision to make about what kind of council it wants. It can be ideologically driven, or it can stick to the basics of the job …


Wick the pick for Valley council

Wick’s brand of level-headed leadership stands in contrast to Pace’s penchant for turning the position into a platform for divisive issues.


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 11, 2017, 6:37 a.m.

Ed Pace, Ben Wick disagree on vaccination proposal as they seek second term on Spokane Valley Council

Spokane Valley Councilman Ed Pace tries for a second term while former Councilman Ben Wick tries to return to office.


UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 8, 2017, 9:45 p.m.

Spokane Valley councilman who didn’t disclose juvenile felony charges when appointed hoping to retain seat

Drug and alcohol abuse have affected two Spokane Valley City Council candidates in very different ways.


Jackson challenges Higgins for Valley Council Position 1

Spokane Valley City Council Position 1 pits incumbent experience against challenger’s youth.


Shawn Vestal: Spokane Valley parental rights proposal endangers the rights of others

Should a parent who refuses to vaccinate their children be allowed to send them to school during a disease outbreak? Under a “parental rights” ordinance being floated by a Spokane …


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 9, 2017, 5:42 p.m.

Spokane Valley city attorney presents snow-removal proposal

It seemed too hot outside to talk about snow removal Tuesday evening, but that’s when the Spokane Valley City Council took another look at a snow removal ordinance that’s been …


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 2, 2017, 3:16 p.m.

Spokane Valley nonprofit grant money available; applications are underway

Nonprofit organizations that provide economic development activities or social services for residents in Spokane Valley, may apply for grants from the city before Aug. 11.


UPDATED: Wed., July 26, 2017, 3:06 p.m.

Spokane Valley City Council approves new police services contract

The Spokane Valley City Council has approved a new contract for police services with the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office.


Candidates for Spokane Valley City Council, Position 5

Candidates for Spokane Valley City Council, Position 5 PAMELA HALEY


Editorial: Haley is clear choice in Valley race

Pamela Haley has business sense, stability and experience. She is the obvious choice in this race.


UPDATED: Thu., July 13, 2017, 8:13 a.m.

Higgins, Merkel in Valley council race

The race comes down to the experience of Rod Higgins, and the fresh perspective of Al Merkel. We think both should advance and continue that debate.


UPDATED: Fri., May 19, 2017, 8:15 p.m.

Council races in Spokane, Spokane Valley draw primary challenges

All three Spokane City Council races will be on the August primary ballot, as will two council positions in the Spokane Valley and two in Medical Lake


UPDATED: Wed., March 22, 2017, 12:22 p.m.

Transportation district gains little ground in Spokane Valley

A $20 car tab tax could be a way to replenish dwindling revenue for road maintenance.


UPDATED: Wed., March 1, 2017, 3:04 p.m.

Spokane Valley city manager announced reorganization merging departments

The dust-up and reorganization at Spokane Valley City Hall continued Tuesday evening when City Manager Mark Calhoun introduced a plan to merge the Community Development and the Public Works departments. …


Spokane Valley City Council to hold workshop Feb. 14 but no meeting on same day

The Spokane Valley City Council meeting on Feb. 14 is canceled, because the council meets for its winter workshop from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. in council chambers on the …


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 7, 2017, 10:13 p.m.

Inspired by Indivisible Movement meeting in Spokane, Timothy Lape is organizing progressives in Spokane Valley

Timothy Lape is forming a Spokane Valley chapter of the Indivisible Movement, a progressive grass-roots organization advocating resistance to President Donald Trump’s policies nationally and locally.


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 25, 2017, 4:34 p.m.

Spokane Valley council debates new wording for oath of office

It was Spokane Valley resident Terry Gaston who back in September suggested that the city’s oath of office should include a pledge to follow the United States Constitution, even if …


Spokane Valley Councilman Ed Pace sparks debate on ridership of STA buses

Spokane Valley’s Ed Pace asks people to count riders on STA buses; said STA ridership numbers don’t match his common observation of three or fewer people on buses.