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City of Spokane Valley has high hopes for new City Hall

The city of Spokane Valley is in the process of selecting an architect to design its envisioned new City Hall, and it hopes to have the $14 million project completed in about 14 months, says Mike Jackson, Spokane Valley city administrator. The Spokane Ci...

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Construction apprentice mandate raises ire

Spokane contractor associations are presenting a united front against an ordinance passed by Spokane’s City Council last month that mandates an apprenticeship program for contractors and subcontractors working on public works projects costing more than ...

City's Quintrall steps down

City of Spokane Business and Developer Services director Jan Quintrall announced this afternoon that she’s stepping down. Mayor David Condon has named Scott Simmons, a strategic business analyst with the city, as interim director to replace Quintrall...

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City of Spokane awards contract for downtown gateway project

The city of Spokane has awarded a contract for development of its long-awaited $598,000 Division Street gateway project, says Jan Quintrall, director of business and development services for the city. ...

City of Liberty Lake award Appleway Avenue repaving job

The city of Liberty Lake awarded last month the contract for its planned $1.7 million repaving and improvement project on Appleway Boulevard, says Katy Allen, city administrator for Liberty Lake. “Appleway is a very important street in our city for bu...

City of Spokane adds stormwater work to Havana Street project

The city of Spokane is using its project to replace a water main under Havana Street in the Southgate neighborhood as part of a pilot program to test new stormwater mitigation techniques, including installing porous asphalt bike lanes, says city spokeswom...

County begins work on North Side decant facility

Spokane County has begun construction on its $1.4 million Northside Decant Facility, the first such facility being built by the county, at 15 E. Farwell Road, says Wendy Iris, project manager for the county. ...

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Spokane groups air goals for state lawmakers

Spokane-area interests are working to inform lawmakers about their priorities as the Legislature sets to convene its 2015 session, which they say will focus heavily on education mandates and transportation funding. Last year, the Legislature failed to pa...

STA moves forward with West Plains transit project

Spokane Transit Authority is moving forward with its plans for an envisioned $14.8 million West Plains Transit Center, including applying for funding and contracting for the design of the facility, says Karl Otterstrom, STA’s director of planning. The...

Poll: Voters statewide back WSU medical school

While Washingtonians agree on issues such as whether environmental activism is too aggressive and hurts economic growth, Eastern Washington voters disagree over whether the state should have legalized recreational marijuana, say the findings of a new surv...

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