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Sunday, December 15, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 13, 2019

Ramen restaurant planned for North Sullivan

Yoko Pan has filed a building permit with the city to remodel a 1,407-square-foot suite at 509 N. Sullivan Road. The restaurant will be called Kokoro Ramen.


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 13, 2019

Maverik planning convenience store, gas station in north Spokane Valley

Maverik Inc. is continuing its expansion in Spokane Valley with plans to build a convenience store and gas station across the street from the Black Pearl Poker Room & Casino.


Boundaries being decided for new, existing high schools in Spokane Valley, Liberty Lake

Central Valley School District will soon decide which schools the districts thousands of high school students will attend when the new Ridgeline High School opens in 2021.


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 13, 2019

Man dies after unreported Spokane Valley car crash still under investigation

A man who police previously said was left at the scene of a car accident in Spokane Valley last month died from his injuries Dec. 2, but investigators are still …


New Spokane Valley leaders hope to take on public comment, inclusion in 2020

Spokane Valley can expect at least two hotly debated City Council issues from this year to come up again in 2020 as a new council member is sworn in and …


Spokane’s Cork District tours offer a true Washington wine experience

Wine tasting has changed over the past 10 years. For a long time, wine tasting meant estate wine tasting in that you drove from place to place. Sometimes it would …


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 11, 2019

In close 4-3 vote, Spokane Valley City Council funds Northwest Winterfest festival, other tourism events

After a 4-3 vote, Spokane Valley City Council funded Northwest Winterfest, a Christmas light and cultural festival planned for next year, and nine other community and tourism events.


UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 9, 2019

Tru by Hilton hotel in Spokane Valley to break ground this week

Spokane-based GL8 Hospitality LLC is breaking ground this week on a Tru by Hilton property in Spokane Valley, marking the brand’s first in the state.


UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 10, 2019

Retired Freeman High School teacher has served Meals on Wheels for 43 years

Volunteers like Norma Trefry have served seniors longer than Spokane County Meals on Wheels has existed


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 4, 2019

Spokane Valley for-profit school pays fine to resolve allegations it defrauded VA

A Spokane Valley company and its general manager have agreed to pay more than $120,000 to resolve allegations that it was defrauding the Department of Veterans Affairs as part of …


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 4, 2019

WSU study links cannabis businesses to poorer neighborhoods, as local laws limit locations

A study found that marijuana businesses are more likely to locate in economically depressed areas. That’s not surprising to some lawmakers and members of the industry, who see local laws …


Shawn Vestal: The political shift in the Valley isn’t quite the left turn the far right thinks it is

If you’re still wondering how a lawmaker who pals around with people who fantasize about “skull-stomping” commies online continues to be re-elected, and whether that trend will continue, consider a …


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 6, 2019

New Spokane Valley detox center denied permit, applicant appealing

A proposed new detox center that agreed to install a security system, host an annual barbecue and decorate for the holidays to appease its Spokane Valley neighbors, had their application …


UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 2, 2019

Spokane Valley firefighters knock down duplex fire

Firefighters doused a house fire Monday afternoon on the 700 block of North Steen Street in Spokane Valley.


The Dirt: Rehabilitated hotel in to include restaurant

The rehabilitation of the former Otis Hotel, now called Hotel Indigo, is ongoing, but the restaurant permit is the first sign of the impending completion. The


Investigation into Matt Shea to arrive with lawmakers Monday, be released publicly within weeks

As Spokane Valley state Rep. Matt Shea continues to make national headlines for his controversial positions, an independent investigation into whether he promoted political violence is scheduled to arrive with …


UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 2, 2019

Developer planning to build large apartment complex in Spokane Valley

Developer Lanzce Douglass is planning to build a large apartment complex near Desmet Court and Indiana Avenue in Spokane Valley.


Novelis planning $5 million expansion to technology center in Spokane Valley

Atlanta-based Novelis Inc. is planning a major expansion to its Solatens Technology Center in Spokane Valley.


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 28, 2019

Man arrested on suspicion he left critically injured friend at scene of crash

Spokane Valley police arrested a 41-year-old man who investigators say left his two friends at the scene of a car crash Sunday that left one of them with life-threatening injuries.


Bonds set for trio accused of involvement in tying up, beating woman, son

Three people suspected in a year-old residential burglary in Spokane Valley, where a woman and her son were tied up and beaten by masked intruders, were all arrested in the …


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 29, 2019

‘Her fingerprints are all over the city’: Stained-glass artist Susan Kim dies at 51

Kim’s works include the nearly 6,000-piece ceiling mosaic in the Peacock Room Lounge at the Historic Davenport Hotel, which draws the attention of any visitor who stops in for a …


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 25, 2019

Sheriff’s office investigating suspicious death at Spokane Valley Rodeway Inn & Suites

The Spokane County Sheriff’s office is investigating the Nov. 7 suspicious death of a man at the Spokane Valley Rodeway Inn & Suites. Eric Andersen, 54, was found dead in …


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 27, 2019

As city starts last section of Appleway Trail, leaders hope it will bind Spokane Valley together

The city broke ground on the last section of Appleway Trail last week and hopes to have it complete by next summer.


Spokane Valley seeking volunteers to serve on committees

Spokane Valley is searching for volunteers to serve on committees that weigh in on zoning, and infrastructure issues and make recommendation on how the city spends it’s lodging tax money.


Spokane Valley Mall guard left with bite wound after fight with teen shoplifters, sheriff says

After attempting to shoplift at the Spokane Valley Mall Macy’s, two teenagers got in a fight with Macy’s security leaving one guard with bite wounds.


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 20, 2019

Spokane Valley approves budget, forgoes tax increase for 11th straight year

Spokane Valley approved their 2020 budget without a tax increase and adding an employee to enforce city codes.


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 19, 2019

Fire damages home in Spokane Valley

A house fire Tuesday evening in Spokane Valley was quickly contained by fire crews after a family evacuated the home.


Pho face-off: Le Brothers and Three Sisters serve Vietnamese cuisine within 1.3 miles of each other on Sprague

Sibling rivalry is commonplace, but how about sibling rivalry in (only) company names and signage? You’ll find the latter in the form of Le Brothers and Three Sisters Restaurant on …


Burlington Coat Factory to open in former Toys ‘R’ Us site in Spokane Valley

Burlington Coat Factory is planning to open in a space formerly occupied by Toys R Us in Spokane Valley.


Oaks Academy to expand, serve 150 more students

When the Oaks Classical Christian Academy was first founded, it had just 33 students in a church on the border of Spokane, and Spokane Valley, which had not yet become …