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Cities, county will examine SCRAPS facility needs

A proposed new regional animal-control shelter got a scratch behind the ears and a pat on the shoulders Friday. Elected officials from Spokane, Spokane Valley, Liberty Lake and Spokane County …


Unofficial meetings generate contention

The Spokane Valley City Council’s new majority started off its term in office by possibly violating the Open Public Meetings Act, meeting for coffee every day at a local grocery …


Businesses complain about plan

Property owners on Sprague Avenue west of Argonne came to City Hall on Thursday morning to vent about issues they have with the Sprague/Appleway Revitalization Plan. The Spokane Valley City …


I-90 crash results in only minor injuries

A Spokane Valley man suffered only minor injuries Saturday when his pickup crossed the median of Interstate 90 just east of Liberty Lake and struck a semi-truck head-on, according to …


New Discovery Playground offers education through play

Kids walking though the splash pad at the new Discovery Playground in Spokane Valley quickly figured out which bump to jump on to get the water started, shrieking with delight …


Fourth-graders vie in math showdown

Fourth-grade teams from elementary schools in the Central Valley School District competed in the Math is Cool competition held at Mt. Spokane High School on April 16. The Liberty Lake …


Valley Trading Company has lighter, brighter look

The Trading Company store at McDonald Road and Sprague Avenue in Spokane Valley finished an interior remodel last month. The work, which began in early December, focused on making the …


Railroad intersection fix designed to curb impatient drivers

The city of Spokane Valley is using state grant money to protect a handful of drivers from their own impatience. Too many drivers have been weaving around railroad crossing arms …


Sensory playground nears completion in Spokane Valley

A park nearly a decade in the making is finally nearing a reality as Spokane Valley’s new Discovery Playground approaches completion. The playground is scheduled for a grand opening May …


Valley Walmart getting makeover

Walmart in Spokane Valley has begun a facelift, company officials said Friday. The company will create a friendlier interior in the store at 15727 E. Broadway, with a brighter paint …


Sensory playground

A park nearly a decade in the making is finally nearing a reality as Spokane Valley’s new Discovery Playground approaches completion. The playground is scheduled for a grand opening May …


Lack of snowfall brings savings

A light snowplowing season is helping local governments recover from the previous, financially punishing winter. “We really needed the break,” said Neil Kersten, Spokane Valley’s public works director. “We’ve done …


Bullet landed on girl’s bed; police seek suspect

Spokane Valley Police continue to search for a suspect who on Saturday night fired a shot through an apartment wall that struck the metal post of the bed where a …


Sensory playground

A park nearly a decade in the making is finally a reality as Spokane Valley’s new Discovery Playground approaches completion. The playground is scheduled for a grand opening in May, …


Sensory playground

A park nearly a decade in the making is finally a reality as Spokane Valley’s new Discovery Playground approaches completion. The playground is scheduled for a grand opening in May, …


Wellesley closed for part of morning rush hour Friday

A section of Wellesley Avenue where it intersects with Trent Avenue near Otis Orchards will be closed for about 90 minutes beginning at 8 a.m. Friday.


Police investigate Valley home invasion robbery

Spokane Valley police are investigating a home invasion robbery that occurred early today in the 7900 block of East Alki Avenue.


Spokane Valley plows make first run

The city of Spokane Valley has been preparing for months for the first snowfall to test its secondhand plows and newly hired drivers after Spokane County canceled its plowing contract …


Snowy roads vex drivers

Slushy snow and rain turned to ice Tuesday night, contributing to dozens of collisions across the region. But it wasn’t known if weather was a factor in a four-car crash …


Teen survives shotgun blast to his groin

A Spokane Valley teenager was shot in the groin by his brother who was cleaning a shotgun when the weapon discharged Saturday evening.


Projects could improve river access

A potential project in Spokane Valley could give boaters improved access to one of the river’s best whitewater patches. Chris Guitdotti, who oversees state land all along the Spokane River …


Projects could open river to more users

A potential project in Spokane Valley could give boaters improved access to one of the river’s best whitewater patches. Chris Guitdotti, who oversees state land all along the Spokane River …


4 positions available on Spokane Valley Planning Commission

City officials are taking applications for four positions on the seven-member Spokane Valley Planning Commission. One position would require a chosen applicant to take over the two-year unexpired term of …


Snow crews raring to plow

The man with the big shovel says Spokane Valley is ready for winter. “We’ve got all the plows and equipment and all the chemicals we need,” city Public Works Director …


Slate of ‘positive change’ candidates overwhelm at polls

Five candidates promising “positive change” for Spokane Valley’s 6-year-old city government swept into power Tuesday. “We changed it,” said retired school administrator Chuck Hafner, who led the Positive Change committee. …


Woman robbed at gunpoint

A pistol wielding man stole a woman’s zebra-striped purse and cell phone early Friday as she returned to her Spokane Valley apartment.


T.G.I. Friday’s in Valley closes

Five franchise-owned T.G.I. Friday’s restaurants in Washington closed last weekend, including the Spokane Valley location, the chain’s Sacramento-based owner said Monday.


Disincorporation bid goes by the wayside

Groups seeking to have Spokane Valley voters get rid of the city they created earlier this decade ended their drive to put disincorporation on the ballot. Susan Scott, of Friends …


Disincorporation drive ends

Groups seeking to ask voters to disband the city of Spokane Valley say they’ve run out of time to gather signatures.


Store customer punched in purse snatching

A woman leaving a convenience store in Spokane Valley was punched by a robber, who knocked her unconscious and fled with her purse, officers said.