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Don't let big terminal get derailed

Recently, I sat down with members of Greater Spokane Incorporated, the Spokane City Council, the Legislature, and local labor organizations to talk about two things that we all agree are important to Spokane: jobs and agriculture. The reason I visited...

Spokane County, cities revenue share talks heat up

Spokane County, cities revenue share talks heat up

Spokane County and two cities that lie within it are discussing a revenue-sharing program intended to curb cities' desires to annex attractive, tax base-rich properties just outside their borders, and one elected official says such an agreement be...

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Big library projects are on the books

With a recent site-plan approval from the Spokane Valley City Council in hand, the Spokane County Library District says it expects to seek approval from county commissioners next month to put a $22 million bond measure before Valley voters next for...

Spokane contractor updates Coeur d'Alene sewage plant

Spokane contractor Williams Brother Construction LLC has begun work on the first phase of a wastewater treatment facility update for the city of Coeur d'Alene, says John Williams, project manager at Williams Brother. Construction at the plant, a...

Transportation plan sets sights on upkeep, North Spokane Corridor

The Spokane Regional Transportation Council's long-term transportation plan, called Horizon 2040, is shifting focus from constructing new projects to preservation of existing streets, says SRTC spokeswoman Staci Lehman."It's a different from the...

Land use idea shapes up for property north of Riverfront Park

Potential recreational and athletic projects dominate top recommendations of a Riverfront Park master plan committee for uses of nearly 10 acres of city-owned property north of the Spokane River, referred to as the north bank. The 20-member Park...

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Airport board agrees to buy large acreage

The Spokane Airport Board has agreed to acquire 844 acres of bare land west of Spokane International Airport for a possible expansion of an envisioned third runway, says airport spokesman Todd Woodard. The cost for the land, located south of and...

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Spokane County's top taxpayer levies swell

The collective share of the 50 largest property taxpayers in Spokane County, led by perennial top payer Avista Corp., grew by 16 percent this year to reach nearly 9 percent of the total property taxes levied in the county, according records through...

Why Prop. 1 merits your support

You may have read about an item on this fall's ballot asking Spokane County voters to approve a levy that would enable the county to buy land in the Accident Potential Zone (APZ) at the end of the runway at Fairchild Air Force Base.Currently, a...

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City adopts guidelines for green building site practices

Developers planning commercial projects in the city of Spokane now have the option to follow guidelines the municipality has adopted to promote the use of green, low-impact development techniques to absorb stormwater. The Spokane City Council a...

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