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Burn ban expands in Spokane Valley

A day after Spokane County banned outdoor burning, the same restrictions have been adopted by Spokane Valley, Liberty Lake and Millwood.


Days in the sunshine

Business is booming at Spokane Valley day camps, with camps run by Liberty Lake and Spokane Valley running at maximum capacity. This is the first year that Liberty Lake’s day …


Comcast customers to see up to 64 new HD channels

Spokane cable TV customers can dive into dozens of new high-definition channels to be offered by Comcast Corp. starting Aug. 5.


Police identify woman killed from hit-and-run

The 19-year-old woman who died after being struck by a hit-and-run driver Friday in Spokane Valley was identified today as Ashley M. Jennings. The Spokane County Medical Examiner’s Office released …


Spokane Valley pays police fees

Spokane Valley’s dispute over the cost of sheriff’s service may illustrate the wisdom of being careful what you ask for because you might get it. City officials got what they …


Decision delayed on new sewer rates

Spokane County will wait at least two more weeks to decide how much to raise sewer rates. After a lightly attended public hearing Tuesday night, county commissioners gave the public …


Driver arrested after SUV crashes through salon

Employees of a Spokane Valley hair salon are picking up the pieces of their shop after a suspected drunk driver smashed her SUV into the business early this morning. Spokane …


County, Valley bicker over contract, audit

The Washington state auditor is being asked to help resolve a $2 million dispute between Spokane County and the city of Spokane Valley over law enforcement costs. But discussing the …


Citizen survey response tepid

A city-commissioned survey shows most Spokane Valley residents don’t think they’re getting good value for their tax dollar and don’t think city officials listen well. The $18,000 study, statistically accurate …


Final meeting on Sprague-Appleway reworking set

Spokane Valley residents will get one last chance April 28 to comment on plans to transform the Sprague-Appleway corridor from a gap-toothed, six-mile strip mall to a collection of cozy …


Appleway-Sprague future up for debate

Spokane Valley residents will get one last chance April 28 to comment on plans to transform the Sprague-Appleway corridor from a gap-toothed, six-mile strip mall to a collection of cozy …


Traffic blocked on Mullan Road in Spokane Valley

Traffic was being backed up this afternoon on Mullan Road between Main and Sprague avenues after and over-sized tractor-trailer rig broke down in the roadway.


Valley mayor assesses the city as ‘very good’

Spokane Valley Mayor Rich Munson didn’t shy away from the city’s controversies Wednesday evening when he pronounced the state of the city “very good.” The first topic he covered in …


Worthy Enterprises opens new corporate center in Valley

The River View Corporate Center, which mushroomed out of the ground in 40 days, is open for business at 16201 E. Indiana Ave., leasing director Jack Marr says. The five-story …


Here’s the Dirt: Corporate center opens in Valley

The River View Corporate Center, which mushroomed out of the ground in 40 days, is open for business at 16201 E. Indiana, Leasing Director Jack Marr says.


Disincorporation meeting planned

Supporters of a move to disincorporate the city of Spokane Valley will hold an organizational meeting Tuesday at University High School. Sally Jackson, leader of the move to undo the …


Court refuses to hear dispute over Appleway right-of-way

Spokane Valley has run out of ammunition in its battle to force Spokane County to hand over an abandoned railroad right of way without strings.


Activist starts third disincorporation effort

Civic activist Sally Jackson has scheduled a meeting Monday to see whether there’s enough support for a third drive to disincorporate Spokane Valley. “My guess is there will be,” Jackson …


Court services to get scrutiny

Spokane Valley will go ahead with a study of its contract for Spokane County District Court services even though the action may reduce the number of judges available to the …


In brief: Two arrested following break-in

Once again snowy weather proved to be the downfall of a pair of unthinking lawbreakers as tracks in the snow led police directly to their suspect last Thursday. A silent …


County to end Valley plow services

Spokane Valley officials were stunned Tuesday evening to learn Spokane County won’t plow their roads next winter. City Manager Dave Mercier said the city faces “stunningly high” capital costs to …


Suspect named in slaying of 80-year-old

The suspect in the killing of an elderly Spokane man has a rap sheet so long that authorities used a community policing dragnet to capture him after a string of …


Firefighters gain ground

Gusty winds Sunday afternoon failed to flare up the Spokane Valley fire or a 900-acre fire near Colville, both of which firefighters expect to have fully contained by today. Yet …


Wildfire ignites frightening flashback

The wind-driven wildfire that destroyed 13 homes Thursday and early Friday and forced Spokane Valley residents to evacuate carried eerie reminders of the 1991 firestorm. As smoke and flames advanced, …


Higher pay OK’d to attract applicants

Spokane Valley will have to pay more if it wants a personnel manager, the City Council decided Tuesday. Council members agreed unanimously, with Steve Taylor absent, to bump up their …


Employees arrested in car fire

Two Spokane Valley security company employees were arrested Wednesday on charges of setting a company car on fire and reporting it stolen to cover up a crash that occurred in …


Valley street plans to change

Spokane Valley can be a dead-end place, and a lot of people like it that way. The disjointed streets and the bulbs of private cul-de-sacs that speckle the Valley floor …


Valley mayor highlights projects

Spokane Valley Mayor Diana Wilhite offered another upbeat account of the city’s recent accomplishments in her annual State of the City address Wednesday, highlighting plans for two new parks, a …


Either Way, County Will Never Be The Same Time Will Tell If Voters Made The Right Decision

A generation from now, students of Spokane government will call the voters of 1995 visionaries. Or knuckleheads.