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Ron Jackson, Spokane Valley baseball coach, dies

Ron Jackson, 83, a popular professional baseball player and for nearly a quarter century mentor to and coach of countless Spokane Valley baseball players, has died due to complications from …


Panels find Creach shooting reasonable

Spokane County Sheriff’s Deputy Brian Hirzel acted “in a reasonable manner” when he fatally shot a 74-year-old pastor last summer in Spokane Valley, two departmental reviews have concluded. “Deputy Brian …


Eight apply for Spokane Valley council seat

Eight people have applied to fill the Spokane Valley City Council seat vacated by the death of Councilman Bob McCaslin.


Vocal Point: City has chance to plan its future correctly

The Spokane Valley City Council will soon make a decision on the fate of the Sprague-Appleway Revitalization Plan. One philosophy contends “any plan’s better than no plan.” The other believes …


Mayor Towey: City’s health is good

Spokane Valley Mayor Tom Towey gave the first of four planned State of the City speeches Monday night to a crowd of about 50 people in Valley Fourth Memorial Church. …


To those needing shelter, Spokane Valley woman’s door is open

There is a home in a part of the Spokane Valley that has seen better days, a home where poor, forgotten people have found a safe place to rest along …


Arne Woodard appointed to Spokane Valley council

The Spokane Valley City Council appointed Arne Woodard, 57, to fill the vacant seat that was held by Rose Dempsey.


Slain pastor’s sons push for new laws

The sons of slain pastor Wayne Scott Creach have taken their quest for justice to the state Legislature. Alan and Ernie Creach, and the Freedom Restoration Project, a gun rights …


Road projects set to begin

The construction season has begun, and while Spokane Valley is dotted with projects, they should be less disruptive than the large projects of last year. Several neighborhoods will see streets …


Valley councilman, former state Sen. McCaslin dead at 84

Bob McCaslin, who spent 30 years in the state Senate fighting taxes and government expansion with consistent votes and ready jokes, died Sunday at 84. McCaslin, who was also in …


Bob McCaslin dies

Former State Sen. Bob McCaslin, a 30-year veteran of the Legislature known for his quick wit and fiscal conservatism, died today.


Two years later, Spokane’s laid-off tech workers regroup

It started in February 2009 when General Dynamics announced it would lay off about 320 well-paid Spokane Valley tech workers later that year. It was closing down General Dynamics Itronix, …


Commissioner French touts fiscal health of Spokane County

The state of Spokane County isn’t as bad as it might have been and things are looking up, county commission Chairman Al French said Friday. French told some 215 business …


State of county not so bad

County Commissioner Al French addresses 215 business and civic leaders at Greater Spokane Inc. breakfast meeting Friday.


City finance director retires on ‘high note’

Spokane Valley Finance Director Ken Thompson will become the fourth department head to leave the city in a little over a year when he retires in June. Thompson, 64, has …


For leaders, fire district idea gaining economic appeal

Spokane leaders have a new idea for solving their budget woes: Give up the Spokane Fire Department. Mayor Mary Verner has formed a committee to study the creation of a …


Sandpoint aircraft maker and Spokane flight center share training resources

Sandpoint-based Quest Aircraft has formed a partnership with Spokane Turbine Center, a nonprofit, church-supported training center for mission aviators. Quest will now use Spokane Turbine Center’s million-dollar flight simulator and …


Police seeing spate of garage burglaries

Garage burglars have been on the prowl in the early morning hours in Spokane Valley and Liberty Lake in recent months, taking advantage of people who are lax in locking …


County set to approve amendments to Waste-to-Energy Plant contract

County commissioners are ready to bless a plan to make Spokane’s garbage burner more competitive with regional landfills. The deal, which could be approved today, would allow Spokane to order …


Verner or not, garbage summit is a go

Next week’s regional Solid Waste Summit will occur with or without Spokane participation, County Commission Chairman Al French announced Friday. The two-day gathering of local government officials throughout the county …


Woman treated for pellet wounds after home invasion

Spokane Valley woman injured in home invasion


Thieves steal from Valley church

A large amount of electronic equipment was stolen from Redeemer Lutheran Church in Spokane Valley this week.


Emergency comp plan amendment advances

A lengthy and sometimes heated discussion marked the first reading of a proposed emergency comprehensive plan amendment at Tuesday’s Spokane Valley City Council meeting. The amendment would remove the City …


Munson led Valley with honesty, heart

New Year’s Day marked a significant loss for Spokane Valley in the passing of Richard Munson, a former mayor and charter city councilmember. Munson was larger than life and indeed …


‘Interesting, challenging’ year for Valley mayor

Ten minutes after Tom Towey took his seat as a new Spokane Valley City Council member on Jan. 5, 2010, he was elected mayor. The year since has been a …


Inland Business Products bought

Minnesota-based IdentiSys Inc. has purchased Inland Business Products, a Spokane Valley company that provides photo IDs, barcode technology and card-security and access-control systems. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.


Illness forces McCaslin to quit state Senate

OLYMPIA – Bob McCaslin, the most senior member of the Washington Legislature, is leaving the Senate seat he’s held for the Spokane Valley for 30 years. In a prepared statement, …


McCaslin leaving state Senate, will keep Valley post

State Sen. Bob McCaslin informs Republican leaders he won’t return to Olympia.


Former Valley Mayor Richard Munson has died

Richard Munson, former mayor of Spokane Valley has died at age 68.


‘Interesting and challenging’

Ten minutes after Tom Towey took his seat as a new Spokane Valley City Council member on Jan. 5, 2010, he was elected mayor. The year since has been a …