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The Full Suburban: Our house has become animal house in Spokane Valley

I think the early October snows must have short-circuited my brain because absolutely out of the blue and for no apparent reason, I have caved to my children’s relentless requests …


Spokane Valley fire commissioner candidates clash over communication, fire commissioner leadership

Candidate for the Spokane Valley Fire Commission Bradley Mertens said he hopes to improve communication and work with unions, while incumbent Patrick Burch said a fire commissioner’s first responsibility is …


Spokane Valley trailer park residents could go a year without clean drinking water

Park managers at Pinecroft Mobile Home Park are working on getting clean water, but residents still may still end up going a year without safe tap water.


UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 6, 2019, 8:07 p.m.

Man dies Saturday night after Spokane County Sheriff’s deputies use stun gun to subdue him

The Washington State Patrol is leading a regional investigation into the death in Newman Lake. Deputies were initially called to the home around 9:30 p.m. after a family member reported …


Valley candidates differ over inclusion, partisanship in race for open seat

Spokane Valley City Council Candidates Bo Tucker and Tim Hattenburg both hope to encourage growth, but disagree on whether the city needs to look at inclusion and diversity in the …


The Full Suburban: Intermittent fasting not so bad as long as you’re sleeping

For the past several weeks, my husband and I have been doing something called “intermittent fasting.” Also often referred to as “starving,” intermittent fasting is the latest dieting trend to …


Spokane Valley candidates hope for regional approach to homelessness, clash over direction of council

If voters choose challenger Lance Gurel, he hopes to shift the makeup of council to more moderate and more open to new ideas. Incumbent Arne Woodard said Gurel and other …


Getting There: A high-tech hatchback cruises Spokane Valley streets, cataloging every crack and pothole

“This software will help us identify what the fix is, put a dollar cost to it and prioritize what streets to fix,” said a city engineer. “Ultimately, it helps us …


Wiener dog races in Spokane Valley complete Oktoberfest celebration

Normally the outdoor event sees 60 or more dogs entered, but occasional rain and snow, plus temperatures in the upper 30s, sent some little wieners home and forced the race …


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 27, 2019, 11:15 a.m.

Spokane Valley starts work to stop deterioration and fix its new City Hall

Two years after it was built, Spokane Valley’s $14.2 million City Hall is already deteriorating, with cracking concrete, drywall, mortar and brick, windows unsealing and water getting into the City …


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 26, 2019, 8:30 p.m.

One dead, one injured in motorcycle crashes

One rider died and another sustained life threatening injuries after a two motorcycles crashed Wednesday night at East Appleway Boulevard and South Dartmouth Road.


Prost! Spokane Oktoberfest is at CenterPlace all weekend

Even though we’re not in the homeland of Germany, Oktoberfest celebrations will live on all weekend long at CenterPlace Regional Event Center in Spokane Valley. The fifth-annual Spokane Oktoberfest will …


Spokane Valley leaders don’t plan to raise taxes this year, but may need to in the future

Spokane Valley leaders won’t increase taxes this year, but may consider doing so in the future as funds the city has historically relied on to pay for streets and other …


Valley Chamber leader Lance Beck views cooperation as key to success

For Greater Spokane Valley Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Lance Beck, championing teamwork among residents, neighboring cities and businesses is integral to the region’s success.


UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 23, 2019, 10:17 a.m.

Katerra opens $150 million manufacturing facility in Spokane Valley

California-based Katerra opened its manufacturing facility in Spokane Valley to produce engineered wood products that could eventually replace concrete and steel high-rise buildings.


Celebrate community at Valleyfest, PorchFest, Southeast Spokane County Fair

It’s always a beautiful day to get to know your neighbors, and this weekend community festivals make that a little bit easier.


509 Beer: Tips to help you enjoy this weekend’s Inland Northwest Craft Beer Festival

The eyes of the Washington craft beer world turn to Spokane this weekend as the Washington Beer Commission hosts the 10th annual Inland Northwest Craft Beer Festival starting tonight at …


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 19, 2019, 9:51 p.m.

Valleyfest celebrates 30 years of fun, entertainment, community spirit

This year’s Valleyfest, Friday through Sunday, features a diverse range of activities and entertainment for all ages.


Happy Hour of the Week: Craft & Gather

Owner and partner Darrin Sanders’ Craft & Gather in the former clubhouse of Painted Hills Golf Course has become a favorite and go-to Happy Hour in Spokane Valley.


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 19, 2019, 7:29 a.m.

Peetz v. Rasmussen: Spokane Valley City Council candidates differ in identifying city’s issues, solutions

Spokane Valley Councilwoman Brandi Peetz and challenger Michelle Rasmussen both hope to focus on public safety and a regional solution to homelessness if they win a four-year term on City …


After high tariffs led to cancellation of Chinese light festival in Spokane Valley, organizers are regrouping

After visa issues and the U.S. trade war with China held up a Chinese and Christmas light festival planned for this winter in Spokane Valley, organizers are regrouping in hopes …


Women of the Year: Linda Thompson said she has more work today after advocating for treatment, recovery for 30 years

Linda Thompson earns accolades as an Inland Northwest Woman of the Year for her work with the Greater Spokane Substance Abuse Council.


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 17, 2019, 4:29 p.m.

Canopy Credit Union opens Spokane Valley branch

After months of construction, Canopy Credit Union has completed its expansion to Spokane Valley with a new, state-of the-art branch that has space for an additional tenant.


UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 15, 2019, 4:22 p.m.

Fire at marijuana growing warehouse prompts evacuation; no one hurt

A fire at a marijuana growing warehouse has been deemed accidental but the specific cause remains unknown, a Spokane Valley Fire Department spokesman said Sunday.


Sunday in Spokane: Sugar? Yes, please – at Trailbreaker Cider, Hello Sugar and Luna

With all the peace and quiet around me, I took it upon myself to enjoy a sugar rush – everything in moderation, of course – and checked out two new …


McDonald’s in Spokane Valley undergoing renovations

A McDonald’s restaurant in Spokane Valley is undergoing renovations to add a new order counter, menu boards and dining-area decor.


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 13, 2019, 10:16 a.m.

$12 million apartment complex planned for Spokane Valley

Broadway Orchards LLC has filed plans with the city of Spokane Valley to build a more than $12 million apartment complex.


Pair cited for campaign sign theft in Spokane Valley after numerous candidates report vandalism

Allegations that political signs in Spokane Valley have been stolen and damaged have flown back and forth this election season, and now two men have been cited for doing so.


Housing, hygiene and job services available at Homeless Connect in Spokane Valley

Spokane Valley residents will have a chance to get clean clothes, a shower, medical care, food and career help at the city’s second annual Homeless Connect event Friday.


Gardening: It’s dahlia time, but saving them for next season takes care, Spokane Valley gardener says

It’s Dan Loibl’s favorite time of year. His Spokane Valley garden is ablaze with the reds, yellows, pinks, purple and whites of his 100 or so dahlias that are finally …