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UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 3, 2015, 10:13 p.m.

Incumbents hold leads in Spokane Valley council races

Incumbents hold leads in Spokane Valley council races


Editorial: Endorsement: Return respected Towey to Valley council

Tom Towey’s embrace of regional cooperation and sensible budgeting gives him the nod over incumbent Arne Woodard.


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 6, 2015, 6:15 p.m.

Election preview: Former Spokane Valley Mayor Towey challenges Woodard for council

Former Spokane Valley Mayor Tom Towey challenges Arne Woodard for position 3 on the Spokane Valley City Council


Star-spangled salute: Fairfield hosts its 104th Flag Day parade

Willean Lindstrom was in her usual spot Saturday, sitting in her son’s car in front of the Fairfield Library to watch the 104th annual Flag Day parade go by. Calling …


Spokane Valley Mayor Tom Towey will step down after two terms

Spokane Valley Mayor Tom Towey has been counting down the number of City Council meetings he has left for several weeks, but that doesn’t mean he’s eager to leave his …


Spokane Valley council won’t back tax to help move homes near Fairchild

The Spokane Valley City Council won’t support a new tax to move homes out of Fairchild Air Force Base’s crash zone, saying county commissioners should have tried harder to find …


Bates files for council position that Towey is vacating

Spokane Valley planning commission chairman Bill Bates is running for the council seat being vacated by Mayor Tom Towey – his half-brother. Bates is the first person to file paperwork …


Spokane Valley City Council considers farmers market

The Spokane Valley City Council met during a study session Tuesday to discuss whether or not a farmers market would be a feasible project on the land the city purchased …


Spokane Valley mayor plans run for state House

Spokane Valley Mayor Tom Towey has announced plans to run for the Washington State House of Representatives 4th District seat if it’s vacated by the retirement of longtime Republican legislator …


Address focuses on services

Spokane Valley Mayor Tom Towey gave his first State of the City speech of the year to a full house Wednesday afternoon in the Spokane Valley Mall community room. Towey …


City, state working on decanting station

Spokane Valley Mayor Tom Towey asked city staff at a study session Tuesday to move forward with an agreement with the Washington State Department of Transportation to build a decanting …


Towey re-elected to guide Spokane Valley as mayor

Two years ago, newly sworn-in Spokane Valley Councilman Tom Towey served in that role for perhaps 10 minutes before his fellow council members elected him mayor. Meetings were a little …


Mixed-use trail on old rail line discussed

Spokane County and the city of Spokane Valley are in preliminary discussions to use the old Milwaukee Railroad right-of-way for a mixed-use trail. The strip of land running through Spokane …


New rules expected to reroute trucks out of residential areas

The city of Spokane Valley hosted a little celebration Friday, the very day a new state law took effect that requires all livestock trucks weighing more than 40,000 pounds to …


Spokane holds Flag Day celebration

Onlookers in red, white and blue watched as Spokane’s new Flag Day Parade passed through downtown Saturday. The Flag Day Parade and Celebration began at the Convention Center and ended …


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. …


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 …


‘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 …


‘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 …


Mayor’s relative chosen for commission seat

Two candidates for empty planning commission seats, including the half-brother of Mayor Tom Towey, were approved by a majority of the Spokane Valley City Council Tuesday during a contentious meeting. …


Schimmels backs Bates for panel seat

Spokane Valley Deputy Mayor Gary Schimmels is recommending that Bill Bates, Mayor Tom Towey’s half-brother, be appointed to one of the two vacant seats on the planning commission. Bates retired …


Mayor’s half-brother is commission candidate

Among those applying for the two vacant Spokane Valley Planning Commission seats is Bill Bates, Mayor Tom Towey’s half-brother. On the section of the application that asked if the appointment …


Crowd sees Valley council take first step to kill couplet plan

A standing-room-only crowd watched Tuesday night as the Spokane Valley City Council took the first major step toward killing the Sprague/Appleway Revitalization Plan. They came even though the result was …


Spokane Valley council passes 2011 budget

The Spokane Valley City Council unanimously passed its budget for 2011 Tuesday night, despite objections by Councilman Bill Gothmann to the cut in a cost of living adjustment raise to …


Vocal Point: Valleyfest organizers deserve city’s applause

Last Friday was the Hearts of Gold parade that was the start of the Valleyfest community celebration for Spokane Valley citizens. I was so proud as my group of six …


Valley council freezes COLA for nonunion employees

Four Spokane Valley City Council members voted Tuesday to withhold a 2.5 percent cost of living increase in 2011 from the city’s nonunion employees despite the fact that the city …


Cheney, Valley mayors have grandkids in common

Anyone who has lived in the area for very long knows that everyone here seems to be connected. If you go to the airport, chances are good that you will …


Ordinance allows vehicle sales in mixed-use avenue zone

The Elephant Boys business on East Sprague is now legal thanks to the passage of an ordinance Tuesday by the Spokane Valley City Council to allow vehicle sales in a …


Spokane Valley’s budget to see surplus in 2014

Some members of the Spokane Valley City Council started to pick apart acting City Manager Mike Jackson’s proposed 2011 budget Tuesday, but at least one was using outdated numbers to …


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 …