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UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 26, 2020

Spokane Valley dog day care owner defends rules, firing of employee in wake of viral video

The young man seen in a viral video striking a dog staying at Jeanne’s Doggie Daycare and Pet Hotel was immediately fired after an employee reported his behavior, the business’ …


UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 24, 2020

Domestic violence suspect crashes into boulder after car chase in Spokane Valley

Marionette Eblacas, 22, was booked into the Spokane County Jail on charges of fourth-degree assault, resisting arrest, attempting to elude police, making false statements, hit-and-run, possession of a stolen vehicle …


Etailz secures $25 million in new financing to develop new products, expand portfolio

Etailzannounced Thursday it secured $25 million in debt financing to develop new products, expand inventory and grow retail partnerships.


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 20, 2020

Spokane Valley trampoline park employee fired, arrested for allegedly trying to lure child

Spokane Valley sheriff’s deputies arrested a man suspected of attempting to lure a 9-year-old boy away from a trampoline park using an offer of $150 on Monday evening.


St. Mary’s Catholic School’s robotics team repeats at state; preps for world festival

Maddie Miner, along with Julia Barr, Katherine Kovich and Grace Dierks, are members of the St. Mary’s Robotics Club. And the four-member team Lego Superheroes is hoping to build on …


Spokane Valley City Hall’s outer wall no longer sinking but extent of damage unknown

An outside wall of Spokane Valley’s City Hall is no longer sinking, but it could be a month or more before officials know the full extent of the damage.


Dishman Hills is L.R. Montgomery’s muse and labor of love

For Dishman Hills Conservancy artist L.R. Montgomery, his Valentine’s Day showcase, “Valentine’s Day Art Adventure,” will be a tribute to doing the job he loves at the place he loves.


University High School’s second semester honor roll for 2019-20 school year

University High School in the Central Valley School District in Spokane Valley has announced its first semester honor roll for the 2019-20 school year. The


UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 10, 2020

Semitruck hits sagging power line in Spokane Valley, knocks out electricity

The Spokane County Sheriff’s Office said deputies and a crew from Avista Utilities responded after the incident occurred on Montgomery Drive near University Road. No injuries were reported.


Olive Garden moves forward with building permits for restaurant in Spokane Valley

California-based RSI Group Inc., a design, development and construction company, filed an application with the city for building permits that include demolishing Hong Kong Buffet at 14742 E. Indiana Ave. …


Spokane Valley firefighters responded to mobile home fire as neighbors tried to extinguish it with garden hoses

Spokane Valley firefighters responded to a mobile home fire Friday afternoon as neighbors tried to extinguish it with garden hoses. The homeowners weren’t there, but a dog died from the …


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 29, 2020

Documents from Shea investigation show detailed plans for action

Spokane Valley Rep. Matt Shea laid out detailed plans to prepare for dramatic “government escalation” at an Oregon standoff and to protect the ability of a Priest River, Idaho, veteran …


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 28, 2020

Spokane Valley woman loses attempted murder appeal, awaits trial on other charges

A Spokane Valley woman imprisoned for attempting to hire a hitman to kill her husband lost her appeal on Tuesday.


UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 27, 2020

Spokane Valley house catches fire during move

A home in Spokane Valley caught fire as new residents were moving in Monday.


Then and Now: Riblet Mansion

Built in the Italian Renaissance style in 1924, the expansive mansion was once a showplace home for Royal Riblet, who worked for the tramway company that bore his surname. The …


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 21, 2020

Central Valley School District seeks $11.8 million in February special election

The Central Valley School District next month will ask voters for $11.8 million to hire a public safety employee and continue offering electives and extracurricular activities.


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 15, 2020

The Budget Mom expands into new Spokane headquarters

Kumiko Love’s personal finance business, The Budget Mom is expanding into a large warehouse and distribution facility in Spokane that will serve as the company’s headquarters.


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 15, 2020

Spokane Valley Mayor Ben Wick redistributes committees, duties for council members

Spokane Valley Mayor Ben Wick redistributed what boards and committees council members were on, cutting one council members number by more than half and giving one council member who had …


UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 13, 2020

Stripped of party support, Rep. Matt Shea arrives in Olympia amid calls for his resignation

Shea started the 2020 legislative session on a defiant note Monday, continuing to refuse bipartisan calls for his resignation even as he was stripped of his committee assignments and relegated …


New Spokane Valley Mayor Ben Wick finds inspiration in his hometown’s potential

A lifelong and enthusiastic resident of Spokane Valley, new Mayor Ben Wick aims to make City Hall a welcoming place and help the city maintain its community flavor.


Spokane Valley students raise funds, pack supplies for survivors of human trafficking

Spokane Valley High School students raised $1,200 to pack 240 bags for local survivors of the human trafficking.


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 10, 2020

Spokane Valley-based Horizon Credit Union acquires Boise credit union

The merger of the two credit unions will combine assets of more than $1.5 billion across 28 branches in Washington, Idaho, Oregon and Montana.


What’s for dinner tonight: alligator sandwiches in Spokane Valley, Baby Yoda cocktail in Browne’s Addition

It’s a new year, and these two new menu items are certainly raising a few eyebrows.


Personal experience leads to launch of Liberty Lake Coworking

Ann Long’s idea for Liberty Lake Coworking sparked after starting a consulting business, The Vision Group, a year and a half ago.


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 7, 2020

Ben Wick picked to serve as Spokane Valley mayor; Brandi Peetz made deputy mayor

Spokane Valley City Council chose Ben Wick as mayor and Brandi Peetz as deputy mayor Tuesday night, ushering in what some hope will be a new era for the legislative …


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 8, 2020

Fight that left man with fatal head wounds followed night of bar-hopping in Spokane Valley

Daniel Jarman and Joseph Riley had been friendly with each other while hanging out with several women on the night of Dec. 28. Then the two men started arguing, and …


East Valley looks to voters for new school parking lots, funds for security changes

East Valley School District will ask voters for money for four new parking lots, a school resource deputy and money to fix serious plumbing issues at one of its schools …


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 7, 2020

Man dies after Spokane Valley bar fight; detectives looking for witnesses

A 40-year-old man died Friday evening after five days in the hospital with severe head injuries. The fight occurred in the early hours of Dec. 29 in the parking lot …


Then and Now: Greenacres, Washington

The planned settlement 10 miles east of Spokane was envisioned as a fruit-growing paradise. Irrigation canals were dug to draw water from Liberty Lake, but after several decades, the number …


More moderate Spokane Valley City Council to choose new mayor Tuesday

Spokane Valley will swear in three City Council members and choose a new mayor Tuesday, during their first meeting of the new year.