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The Spokane Valley News Herald 2012 Archive Articles
Library, city partnership proposed in early 2012
State, city decant partnership moves forward
Sullivan Road Bridge gets legislative focus
Search begins for interim council member
Large trucks focus of new city ordinance
Grassel resigns from council
Council settles on lodging tax funds
Pearson sworn in as fire commissioner
Coal trains fire passionate debate
Pact with SCRAPS nearing completion
County set to pass budget next week
Work on Station 6 wrapping up
9-1-1 service back after shutdown
Funding toward Sullivan Bridge replacement received
Council prepares for lodging tax distribution
Seven express interest in Planning Commission
Shea named assistant floor leader
Council OKs business route, overpass study
Nothing changes in a week of vote counting
Russians have actually launched in our direction
Incumbents do well in general election
Council gives final approval to budget
Close call or not in Cuban Missile Crisis?
Planning commissioners sought
Sprague could become business route through city
Ballots need to be in mail by Tuesday
Towey earns Certification of Municipal Leadership
City Council approves increases to setbacks
Mielke challenged by Roskelley for commissioner post
Liberty Lake looking to revamp SCRAPS contract
The kick seen ‘round the world
Budget issues get plenty of council discussion time
Biviano, Shea have spirited campaign
Commissioners respond to Douglass fraud allegations
Council OKs Pring land buy for $2.5 million
Sites move forward in jail selection process
Computer modeling shows wetter weather may help clear smoke next weekend
Majority rules as council divvies up outside funding
Comp plan update could be quiet in 2013
Swank family files lawsuit
Council nixes property tax increase for 2013
Station 6 opening delayed once again
Washington moves forward to adopt new water quality standards for toxics
Council discusses ways to divvy reserves
Summer comes to close with latest Valleyfest
Flu vaccine now available
Council agrees to proposed zone matrix changes
Fire chief, deputy to retire sometime in 2013
Investigation continues on police shooting
City to negotiate contract with SCRAPS
Providence breaks ground for medical park in Spokane Valley
Commissioners help out Newman Lake district
Unlicensed daycare provided for dope grow
Swale project OK’d, Sprague property discussed
Council OKs amendment for animal shelters
Cleanup work to begin on three Spokane River beaches
Animal control issues remain in front of council
Council digests news of smaller library proposal
No big changes as primary ballots certified
Council clears first hurdle on shoreline plan
New siting process for detention facility underway
Newberry assumes command at Fairchild
Fenway Park, Boston visit, lets one bask in history of all kinds
Incumbents, fire districts do well in primary
City could partner with WSDOT on decant facility
Information sought on patrol car crash
Rezone gets final City Council approval
Ballots must be returned by next Tuesday
Girl recovering after hit-and-run
University project delayed slightly
Council narrowly approves developer’s agreement
District 9 has fire levy on Aug. 7 ballot
Valley Fire prepares for possible November levy vote
Law student arrested for hit-and-run of 2-year-old
Three vie for Dist. 2 county commissioner seat
Fair looking to expand property, potential
Graffiti abatement efforts working, city officials say
Body recovered of missing rafter
Council agrees to work with county to repair road
Pets best protected by staying home on hot days
Beaulac named to Planning Commission
Frame recovers just in time to win 49th Lilac Invitational
American Legion Wood Bat Classic one of best in the West
Zone change coming back before council soon
City shops around for animal control services
Gas line delays Sprague reconstruction schedule
Developer’s agreement part of zone change OK
Chief not invited to present levy info to council
County uses LIFT to pay for sewer improvements
Council to consider zone change next week
SCLD still on track for land agreement with city
With Summit School, Krislock leaves behind lasting legacy
Sands resigns from Planning Commission
City Council OKs road-preservation projects
Four Valley fire stations receive names
Leash emphasis set for parks, conservation areas
Greenacres Park unveiled after years of work
Preservation aim of road-improvement plan
Spokane Valley pools open Saturday
Community invited to meet principal candidates
Council considers residential truck parking law
Styx, Huey Lewis part of Interstate Fair lineup
Splash Down gets lease reduction
Council holds off on zone-change decision
Arterials get paving priority for now
No latecomers in end to filing week
Bid awarded for major Evergreen Road project
New candidates popping up during filing week
Levy failure would endanger paramedic service
SpokAnimal gets a closer look
Council OKs comp plan changes for final approval
Most Valley voters spared precinct changes
Joe Kopp set to operate Airway Heights motorcycle racetrack
McNutt returns to guide city Planning Commission
Council briefed on building codes, group housing
Council loosens sign code for those looking to get noticed
Valley chamber relocating to Liberty Lake
Plans for stadium upgrades moving forward
Cities consider animal-control options
Mayor names 11 to Economic Development Committee
$6.2 million East Valley portable plan discussed
Spring family spends memorable time at Fenway Centennial
Split council backs more funds for street preservation
Road improvement season around corner in Valley
Council OKs letter of intent to purchase property
New Valley Fire headquarters built to last
Longtime Liberty Lake resident named new city administrator
Council gets ‘Boot,’ other fundraisers, off streets
Ballots must be returned by April 17
Hart to retire as University principal, remain as project manager
Habitat store celebrates first anniversary at Valley location
Park land purchase on April 10 council agenda
Council considers spending more on street preservation
Liberty Lake residents weigh in on civic center at open house
Volunteer group helps Dishman Hills stay green
Millwood council hears shoreline management update
City Council awards Valleyfest $30,000
Animal control questions need answers soon
SLIHC serves as catalyst in affordable housing campaign
Argonne upgrade benefits Millwood downtown district
St. Luke’s nets national basketball championship
Agreement sought for improvements at Pines - Mansfield
Day-care providers ask help from City Hall
AWC provides network of support for new city leaders
Library funding request generates debate over LL finances
Council opts out of state law regulating liquor signage
Feinstein Challenge benefits Valley Food Bank
‘State of County’ addresses regional cooperation
Local cities turn to utility tax as revenue resource
Sports Commission emphasizes competition in facilities study
Second round of lodging tax disbursements set
Fill the Boot fundraiser in jeopardy again
Liberty Lake council gets straight scoop on utility tax
Millwood council navigates way through water budget
Spokane Valley council leans toward easing booze sign rules
Liberty Lake council talks details of city administrator search
Nourishing food, setting characterize new Meals on Wheels diner
WVSD superintendent to retire at close of school year
Felines the focus in Year of the Cat
Sullivan Bridge reopened, permanent fix sought
City wades once again into shoreline process
Liberty Lake council addresses civic center development
Local school districts gain ground on levy margins
Survey reveals paradoxical views of Spokane Valley
Parks master plan, gateway sign get council consideration
Local school districts earn passing marks on levy ballot
Liberty Lake moves forward with city administrator search
Get ballots returned by Feb. 14
Economic development, roads get retreat focus
Next meeting on Sprague reconstruction project set
Valley council approves Evergreen Road preservation project
Millwood council ponders water rate increase
Council renews Senske pact for park maintenance
Capital projects, money will dominate retreat talk
Kopelson appointed to replace Romney on Liberty Lake council
Resource deputies add safety, stability to Valley schools
Construction plans get clearer for fire department
Council gets update on shoreline program
County plow info on Web, Spokane Valley not there yet
Farmers Market upgrade represents first phase of Liberty Lake project
Innovative program brings college campus to EVHS
Library hopes to partner on land with city
Trees, cost dominate gateway sign discussion
Commissioners discuss fairground improvements
Liberty Lake council approves pay increase for city employees
Mason, Bolt bring insight, dedication to CVSD board
Valleyfest - Council should do what is right
Towey reprises role as Valley mayor
Council agrees to renew street contract
I-90 project brings improvements from Sullivan to Barker
SARP slain in first half of 2011
Wick sworn in as newest representative of City Council
Stocker named Valley Chamber Citizen of the Year
 
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Since incorporating as a city in March 2003, Spokane Valley has gone from an abstract patch of Spokane County sprawl to the state's eighth largest city.
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