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Burlington Coat Factory to open in former Toys ‘R’ Us site in Spokane Valley

Burlington Coat Factory is planning to open in a space formerly occupied by Toys R Us in Spokane Valley.


Oaks Academy to expand, serve 150 more students

When the Oaks Classical Christian Academy was first founded, it had just 33 students in a church on the border of Spokane, and Spokane Valley, which had not yet become …


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 13, 2019

Spokane Valley council votes to ban camping in parks, shorten park hours

Spokane Valley City Council unanimously voted to ban camping at City Hall, Center Place and Balfour Park and bar it on other public lands, as long as there is space …


Spokane Valley named a top city nationwide for residents with $60,000 annual income

Spokane Valley was named one of the best cities nationwide in which to live for residents with an annual income of $60,000, according a recent study published by SmartAsset.


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 11, 2019

Spokane Valley considers camping ban, shorter hours in parks to curb presence of homeless

The city is considering measures that would bar camping on public land, living in vehicles on the right of way and reducing the hours that parks are open to the …


Elections results indicate Spokane Valley government may be shifting to center

If Brandi Peetz holds on to what was just a 350-vote lead as of Friday, the majority on council will flip, and the new more moderate majority of council members …


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 9, 2019

‘The Janitor’ is a labor of fright for local aspiring filmmakers

Aspiring producers Shane Tyler, who lives in Athol, and Austin Meyers, who resides in Spokane Valley, released their short film, “The Janitor,” in August on YouTube, a movie the two …


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 7, 2019

Races for Spokane council, council president narrow

The gap between candidates for Spokane City Council president was cut by more than half after additional ballots were counted on Thursday, indicating the race will go down to the …


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 7, 2019

Gesa Credit Union opening branch at Spokane Valley Tech to provide students with financial industry experience

Gesa Credit Union is opening a branch campus in Spokane Valley Tech to provide high school students with financial industry experience.


Project for Barker Road, Interstate 90 roundabouts in design phase

The Washington State Department of Transportation is finalizing plans to install two roundabouts at the Interstate 90 on- and off-ramps at Barker Road in Spokane Valley.


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 6, 2019

Peetz pulls ahead in close Spokane Valley council race; other Valley races largely unchanged

Brandi Peetz took the lead in the close Spokane Valley race Wednesday, going from four votes behind her opponent, to more than 200 ahead.


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 6, 2019

Hattenburg, Woodard win seats on Spokane Valley Council; Peetz, Rasmussen only 4 votes apart

Preliminary results show one moderate, and one conservative candidate pulling ahead Tuesday night, and one race that was too close to call.


Spokane Valley celebrates Barker Road completion

As trucks zoomed by on the newly completed asphalt, city officials gathered to cut the ribbon and celebrate the completion of Barker Road.


Ladder Coffee to share space with Canopy Credit Union in Spokane Valley

The credit union, which opened in the 3,500-square-foot building at 13105 E. Sprague Ave. in September, was looking for a local business to share its space after plans fell through …


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 5, 2019

Numerica Credit Union offering scholarships to tackle student loan debt

Numerica is offering two, $2,500 scholarships to graduates of an associate, bachelor’s or master’s degree program with an outstanding federal student loan.


The Dirt: Second Harvest prepares adjacent building for expansion

Second Harvest is expanding into an adjacent building, according to city permit data. The building next to its current food distribution warehouse at 402 N. Perry St. is undergoing a …


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 1, 2019

Hong Kong Buffet demolition could make way for Olive Garden at Spokane Valley Mall

Hong Kong Buffet at the Spokane Valley Mall could be demolished to make way for a new Olive Garden Italian Restaurant, according to recently filed site plans with the city.


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 1, 2019

Spokane Valley election spending grows slightly, while Spokane races break records

While spending in Spokane elections have hit a record breaking $1 million, Spokane Valley’s election spending hasn’t surpassed $120,000, which is slightly above what candidates normally spend.


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 31, 2019

Vacation rental company Stay Alfred cuts workforce by 10 percent

The company confirmed the layoffs Thursday, stating it frequently assesses areas to function more efficiently amid its growth across 33 markets.


Finding your why: The Budget Mom shares tips with sold-out crowd at her first local speaking event in Spokane Valley

Spokane Valley resident shares how to achieve financial peace of mind


Spokane Valley Heritage Museum honors Hutton Settlement for continuing founder’s legacy

As the Hutton Settlement nears the end of a celebration of its 100th year anniversary, it again has been honored by the Spokane Valley Heritage Museum for keeping its founder’s …


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 5, 2019

L.B. Foster Co. closing Spokane Valley manufacturing facility by December

CXT Inc., a subsidiary of L.B. Foster Co., is relocating its Spokane Valley manufacturing facility to Idaho. L.B. Foster Co. announced Wednesday it is relocating CXT’s manufacturing facility to Nampa, …


UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 28, 2019

Woman faces DUI after Spokane Valley crash

A woman faces a charge of driving under the influence after a crash in Spokane Valley late Sunday night.


More apartments coming to Spokane Valley

Spokane Valley-based Whipple Consulting Engineers filed the review earlier this month for The Barker Apartments, which will contain 76 units and a clubhouse on a 3-acre site on the northeast …


The Full Suburban: Our house has become animal house in Spokane Valley

I think the early October snows must have short-circuited my brain because absolutely out of the blue and for no apparent reason, I have caved to my children’s relentless requests …


Spokane Valley fire commissioner candidates clash over communication, fire commissioner leadership

Candidate for the Spokane Valley Fire Commission Bradley Mertens said he hopes to improve communication and work with unions, while incumbent Patrick Burch said a fire commissioner’s first responsibility is …


Spokane Valley trailer park residents could go a year without clean drinking water

Park managers at Pinecroft Mobile Home Park are working on getting clean water, but residents still may still end up going a year without safe tap water.


UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 6, 2019

Man dies Saturday night after Spokane County Sheriff’s deputies use stun gun to subdue him

The Washington State Patrol is leading a regional investigation into the death in Newman Lake. Deputies were initially called to the home around 9:30 p.m. after a family member reported …


Valley candidates differ over inclusion, partisanship in race for open seat

Spokane Valley City Council Candidates Bo Tucker and Tim Hattenburg both hope to encourage growth, but disagree on whether the city needs to look at inclusion and diversity in the …


The Full Suburban: Intermittent fasting not so bad as long as you’re sleeping

For the past several weeks, my husband and I have been doing something called “intermittent fasting.” Also often referred to as “starving,” intermittent fasting is the latest dieting trend to …