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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.


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 2, 2020

Spokane Valley police arrest 1, seek 2 suspected of assaulting man buying heroin from them

Spokane Valley detectives arrested one man and are looking for two more who are suspected of assaulting a man trying to buy heroin from them on Christmas.


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 2, 2020

Spokane Valley attorney and one-time political aspirant faces rape trial

A Spokane Valley attorney who once ran for a seat in the Legislature will be on trial next month on accusations that he raped a young girl years ago and …


UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 24, 2019

Spokane Valley mayor comes to Shea’s defense after report on anti-government plotting

Spokane Valley Mayor Rod Higgins has continued to defend state Rep. Matt Shea after an investigation found the lawmaker engaged in domestic terrorism, even as other Republicans have called on …


Sandpoint Chocolate Bear thriving in Spokane Valley after fire destroys Sandpoint shop

After Sandpoint Chocolate Bear was destroyed in a fire earlier this year, owners Dennis and Carrie Powell saw potential to rebuild and grow their business in Spokane Valley.


UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 23, 2019

Stream of cars drives nightly past ‘peeing’ Santa

The drive down South Wilbur Street in Spokane Valley this time of year is pretty bright, with neighbors having decked out their houses with lights, reindeer and Santas. But one …


City of Spokane Valley to clear snow from sidewalks near schools this winter

The City of Spokane Valley will clear sidewalks within a half a mile of schools this winter, which is the first time the city has cleared sidewalks since its inception.


Spokane County votes to partner with city to fund new homeless shelter

After a year of setbacks, Spokane County and the city of Spokane have agreed to fund a regional shelter that could open as soon as next fall.


Rodda Paint foresees return to former site on Sprague Avenue in Spokane Valley

Rodda Paint could be returning to its former location on Sprague Avenue in Spokane Valley, according to preliminary plans filed with the city.


Coast Aluminum planning new distribution warehouse in Spokane Valley

California-based Coast Aluminum & Architectural Inc. is planning a new distribution warehouse in Spokane Valley.


Fairy tale princesses come to life through Spokane Valley’s Wish Upon a Star

A lifelong love for all things Disney led to Hayley Schmelzer’s novel approach to making others’ dreams come true.


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 20, 2019

Rep. Matt Shea expelled from GOP caucus after investigation finds he engaged in domestic terrorism

The findings of the four-month investigation are detailed in a 108-page report that was delivered to rank-and-file members of the House on Thursday. Leaders of both parties called for Shea’s …


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 18, 2019

Kaiser Aluminum Corp. announces new 5-year labor agreement with union members at Spokane Valley, Ohio

Kaiser Aluminum Corp. announced it has entered into a new, five-year labor agreement with union members at its facilities in Spokane Valley and Newark, Ohio.