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Assessor staffing shortage to delay appraisal notices

The Spokane County Assessor’s Office is running behind schedule in 2017 property tax assessments for the 2018 tax year. Due to a shortage of appraisers, the Assessor’s Office won’t complete 2017 valuations in time to send notices to property owners...

City grants amnesty for unregistered businesses

The city of Spokane has launched a business registration amnesty program through which unregistered ...

Spokane Transit Authority plans $10.8 million complex

Spokane Transit Authority has started planning for the construction of a $10.8 million transit vehic...

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Not a lotta lots in Spokane

New-home construction is outpacing the supply of available land to build houses on, and that’s con...

First Tee pulls golf project amid road flap

The executive director for the nonprofit Inland Northwest Golf Foundation, the parent to The First T...

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Oil, coal train measure aims for ballot

One proposed ballot initiative that would put restrictions on oil and coal shipments via railroad through Spokane for public safety reasons is in the signature-gathering process, while another that sought to ban such shipments outright by codifying people...

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City’s economic development effort gains momentum

Officials with the city of Spokane say its economic development program is starting to have some noticeable impacts this season, with several key projects starting or expected to start construction soon. City planner, and team lead for the program, Andr...

Valley Fire Department’s protection rating boosted

A recent upgrade to the Spokane Valley Fire Department’s fire protection rating likely will mean reduced insurance premiums for property owners in the cities within its coverage area, officials say. Melanie Rose, the department’s community affairs o...

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Next Generation Zone prepares young adults for careers

Sherman Birdtail says he doesn’t know where his life would be without the educational, employment, and emotional support he’s received from the staff of Spokane’s Next Generation Zone, a career center for young adults. “I came in at 16 to get my ...

O’Quinn to leave county post

Spokane County said this morning that Commissioner Shelly O’Quinn has accepted the position of CEO for the Inland Northwest Community Foundation and will leave the board of commissioners in June. Per state law, three candidates to replace O’Quinn w...

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