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West Valley School District adds Bark to put bite on suspicious web traffic

The West Valley School District has signed up for a new service called Bark that automatically scans student emails and documents for keywords related to weapons, violence and bullying.


Fond memories of the Valley Girl: Triathlon will have 16th and final running Sunday

Three triathletes share what the Valley Girl meant to them. The 16th annual Valley Girl Triathlon, which moved to Medical Lake from Liberty Lake last year, on Sunday will be …


UPDATED: Tue., July 16, 2019, 7:12 p.m.

Crave has its ‘best year yet’: Third time’s a charm for number and quality of vendors, attendance

Bigger and better than ever. These five words describe the third-annual Crave Food and Drink Celebration that took over CenterPlace Regional Event Center in Spokane Valley last Thursday through Saturday.


UPDATED: Mon., July 15, 2019, 10:37 p.m.

Woman accused of DUI after car hits pedestrian near Millwood

Gina M. Duer, 42, of Deer Park, was booked into the Spokane County Jail on suspicion of driving under the influence. Dominick D. Pirtle, 28, of Spokane, was injured and …


UPDATED: Sun., July 14, 2019, 8:02 p.m.

Home fire in Spokane Valley displaces two

The fire at 13517 E. Heroy Ave. was reported just before 4 p.m. and quickly spread to the attic. But, the first firefighters on the scene were able to get …


UPDATED: Sun., July 14, 2019, 8 p.m.

Crews battle small brush fires throughout Inland Northwest on Sunday afternoon

At least three fires measuring less than 25 acres required firefighter response throughout the Inland Northwest on Sunday afternoon, one of which sent a gray plume of smoke up over …


While Spokane County bans camping on public land, Valley leaders fear legal issues if they attempt the same

Camping on public land is now illegal in both the City of Spokane and Spokane County, but Spokane Valley leaders worry they won’t be able to enforce a camping law …


UPDATED: Sat., July 13, 2019, 5:09 p.m.

Spokane Valley deputies arrest man who allegedly shot ground near arguing couple’s feet

Deputies say the suspect fired the gun at the victim’s feet and that she was struck with debris from the shot hitting the ground.


UPDATED: Fri., July 12, 2019, 9:16 p.m.

Etailz names Kunal Chopra as new CEO

Trans World Entertainment Corp. named Kunal Chopra as CEO of Spokane Valley-based etailz, replacing Josh Neblett who departed the company in March. Chopra – who will be responsible for operations …


UPDATED: Fri., July 12, 2019, 9:45 p.m.

Spokane Valley police investigating reported shooting at apartment complex; woman suffers minor injuries

Spokane Valley Police are investigating a reported shooting in a Spokane Valley parking lot.


New apartment complex planned near Pinecroft Business Park

Hayden-based White Water Creek Inc. is planning to build a new apartment complex west of Mirabeau Park in Spokane Valley.


UPDATED: Fri., July 12, 2019, 6:57 a.m.

AutoNation planning new car dealership and showroom in Spokane Valley

Florida-based AutoNation is planning to transform a vacant building in Spokane Valley into a new car dealership.


2019 Crave Food and Drink Celebration photos: Night 1’s Seafood Bash is a smash

Standout dishes at Seafood Bash included Pan Seared Scallops with Mushroom Risotto from Cosmic Cowboy in Coeur d’Alene and Prosciutto-Wrapped Prawns With Pesto from Max at Mirabeau in Spokane Valley, …


UPDATED: Thu., July 11, 2019, 5:23 p.m.

MultiCare allocates grants to local nonprofit organizations

MultiCare has awarded grants to 24 area nonprofit organizations through its community partnership fund to address trauma, homelessness and food insecurity in the region.


UPDATED: Wed., July 10, 2019, 8:20 a.m.

Spokane Valley’s Michael Chiesa dedicates UFC 239 victory to Jess Roskelley

“I was introduced to Jess Roskelley by my teammate, Sam Sicilia. Before we left for ‘The Ultimate Fighter’ seven years ago was when I met Jess. We actually signed our …


Brandi Peetz stresses public safety; challengers focused on leaner government in race for Spokane Valley City Council

While Spokane Valley City Councilwoman Brandi Peetz runs for re-election with a focus on improving public safety and community outreach, two other candidates vying for the nonpartisan position say they …


U-Hi twin sisters win charity-giving competition

The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society has named twin sisters Hannah and Megan Carver from University High School its first Eastern Washington Students of the Year award.


In brief: Spokane, Spokane Valley city offices closed for Fourth of July

Spokane Valley holiday closures In observance of the Independence Day holiday, city of Spokane Valley offices and services will be closed today. City offices will be open for regular hours …


North Pines Middle School’s fourth quarter honor roll for 2018-19

The North Pines Middle School has announced its fourth quarter honor roll for the 2018-19 school year.


UPDATED: Mon., July 1, 2019, 4:48 p.m.

Deputy’s dog bites man in car trunk in Spokane Valley

The encounter began at about 2:30 a.m. when Deputy Thomas Walton pulled over a red sedan with no front or rear license plates on Broadway Avenue a few blocks east …


UPDATED: Fri., June 28, 2019, 11:33 a.m.

Anytime Fitness plans to open a second gym in Spokane Valley

Anytime Fitness is planning to open a second gym in Spokane Valley.


UPDATED: Fri., June 28, 2019, 11:19 a.m.

Krueger Sheet Metal has plans to build manufacturing facility, warehouse in Spokane Valley

Krueger Sheet Metal is planning to build a manufacturing facility and warehouse in Spokane Valley.


West Valley High School second semester honor roll for 2018-19 school year

West Valley High School has announced its second semester honor roll for the 2018-19 school year.


East Valley Middle School second semester honor roll for 2018-19

East Valley Middle School has announced its second semester honor roll for the 2018-19 school year.


Spokane Valley updating parks master plan

Community members have turned out for two recent public meetings to give input on an update to Spokane Valley’s Parks Master Plan, asking for more parks in the city and …


UPDATED: Thu., June 27, 2019, 7:24 a.m.

Control of Spokane Valley City Council a top issue for two of Councilman Arne Woodard’s primary challengers

Two candidates hoping to unseat conservative Spokane Valley City Councilman Arne Woodard say their goal is to shift the balance of power on the council. Former government contract negotiator Al …


Man who pointed laser at helicopter agrees to plea deal; felony downgraded to misdemeanor

A man who directed a laser pointer at a Spokane County Sheriff’s helicopter was sentenced to one day in jail with credit for one day of time served.


Adam Hegsted talks Crave’s evolution

The third-annual Crave Food and Drink Celebration is July 11-13, and Adam Hegsted, the mastermind behind Yards Bruncheon, Wandering Table, Incrediburger & Eggs, Gilded Unicorn, Le Catering and another downtown …


Spokane Valley mobile home neighbors upset by dog toy depicting black man being lynched

Two women have asked a neighbor in a Spokane Valley mobile home park to remove a toy they believe is racist from the front of his garage. The man said …


UPDATED: Tue., June 25, 2019, 11 a.m.

Spokane Valley council candidate Al Merkel facing DUI charge after May crash

Spokane Valley City Council Candidate Al Merkel is facing a charge of driving under the influence after he was arrested in May.