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Property valuations delayed because of staffing shortage in Spokane County Assessor’s Office

Property valuations will be more than four months late this year because of a staffing shortage in the Spokane County Assessor’s Office.


Spokane Gun Club settles property tax issue with assessor

A property tax dispute between the Spokane County Assessor’s Office and the Spokane Gun Club has been resolved without further legal action, the parties said.


Spokane County files appeal to reverse tax-break ruling

Spokane County will continue to fight a tax break for military veterans and low-income retirees it says the city of Spokane illegally promised. The state has joined the county, saying …


Judge orders county to refund tax payments to 5,000 city residents

Spokane County has been ordered to issue refunds to about 5,000 Spokane residents who paid higher taxes because of a street levy approved by city voters last fall. County Assessor …


About one-quarter of Spokane County property assessments are wrong

Have Seattle home values finally breached the Cascades and lifted Spokane real estate? No. That sticker shock from the Spokane County Assessor’s Office that arrived in the mail this week …


Woman wins public records lawsuit against Spokane County

A Spokane woman unhappy with an increase in her property taxes has won a $26,325 judgment against Spokane County, which failed to provide a public record she sought as part …


Republicans Horton, Trainor vie for Spokane County assessor

The Spokane County Assessor’s Office places well on state tests measuring its performance despite dwindling budgets and staffing levels. Incumbent Assessor Vicki Horton, who took over the office by defeating …


Property values fall for year two

The silver lining in newly released Spokane County property values is that they didn’t decline as much as last year’s. The county’s overall assessed value fell for the second year …


Audit of Spokane County assessor’s office finds late appraisals

The Spokane County assessor’s office undervalued scores of properties for years, according to a state audit for 2008 and 2009. The report released Monday says new construction on 157 properties …


Assessor office requests traced to ex-employee

Anonymous requests for hundreds of thousands of Spokane County assessor’s records have been traced to a former employee. Appraiser Josh Bungen, who resigned Jan. 5, used untraceable Hotmail email addresses …


Assessor, treasure shuffle deputies after county election

The Spokane County assessor’s and treasurer’s offices have new chief deputies as well as new elected department heads. Treasurer Rob Chase planned to retain Chief Deputy Treasurer Bob Wrigley, but …


New assessor to replace chief deputy with appraiser

Vicki Horton says she’ll reorganize the Spokane County Assessor’s Office when she takes charge in January, but only Chief Deputy Assessor Kevin Best will be dismissed. Best was recruited by …


Voters vent frustrations with GOP gains in county, state

Democrat Chris Marr conceded defeat Wednesday night in the record-breaking million-dollar battle for a Spokane County state Senate seat. Marr made up some ground in the second day of ballot …


Spokane County assessor race

Incumbent Ralph Baker faces a challenge from one of his own appraisers, Vicki Horton, who accuses him of mismanagement.


Assessor discusses recovery from eye cancer

People who look closely might notice that one of Spokane County Assessor Ralph Baker’s eyes doesn’t move with the other. They might even figure out that his left eye is …


Spokane County assessor

Ralph Baker Personal: 57. 18-year resident. Married. No children.


Six candidates vie for county assessor

Spokane County Assessor Ralph Baker has more challengers than a bear has fleas – and he picked up one of them, appraiser Vicki Horton, in his own den. The den …


Spokane County assessor candidates, issues

Ralph Baker Personal: 57. 18-year resident. Married. No children.


County assessor’s race has 6 candidates

Spokane County Assessor Ralph Baker has more challengers than a bear has fleas – and he picked up one of them, appraiser Vicki Horton, in his own den. The den …


City real estate agent files run for Spokane County assessor

A municipal real estate agent and apocalyptic author is the latest candidate hoping to unseat Spokane County Assessor Ralph Baker. Terry L. Cook, 62, registered his Republican candidacy with the …