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 By Dean Henrich    News

Legislative Session Begins in Olympia

OLYMPIA, Wash - The 105-day 2023 Washington State legislative session began on Monday, Jan. 9, 2023, with opening ceremonies in the Senate and House of Representatives. This is the... — Updated 1/12/2023


County Commission Grows to Five Members

SPOKANE COUNTY - The Spokane County Commission now officially has five members. Democrats Amber Waldref and Chris Jordan have joined Republicans Al French, Josh Kerns, and Mary... — Updated 1/6/2023

 By Dean Henrich    News

Nowels ahead of Nelson in sheriff's race

CHENEY — Both Undersheriff John Nowels and former sheriff's office employee Wade Nelson hope to follow Ozzie Knezovich as Spokane County Sheriff starting in January. Both Nowels... — Updated 11/9/2022 Full story

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Kerns has strong lead in District No. 3 race

SPOKANE COUNTY - Washington's general election was concluded on Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022. According to early results, Republican incumbent Josh Kerns had a significant lead over challe... — Updated 11/9/2022 Full story

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Sheriff's Office welcomes new deputies 

SPOKANE – Three new deputies have joined the Spokane County Sheriff's Office. Ty Laboy, Whitnie Whitman and Paul Grady Jr. were sworn in Tuesday, Aug. 16, by Undersheriff John Now... — Updated 9/2/2022

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Zollars joins Sheriff's race

SPOKANE VALLEY-Fifty-six-year-old Michael Zollars has joined the race for Spokane County Sheriff. He's the third candidate to step up as a possible successor to Sheriff Ozzie... — Updated 5/25/2022

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Wade Nelson throws hat into ring

SPOKANE VALLEY-There are now two men who want to be the next Sheriff of Spokane County. Wade Nelson is the newest candidate to throw his hat into the ring. Undersheriff John Nowels... — Updated 5/19/2022

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Arrest made in fatal shooting

AIRWAY HEIGHTS—Spokane Valley Major Crimes Detectives, with the assistance of the U.S. Marshals Service Task Force, arrested 29-year-old Shayne R. Galloway at the Days Inn in Airway Heights last Friday in connection with the... — Updated 4/28/2022

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West Valley Robotics on to world competition

CHENEY- A heavy bass beat and bright lights welcomed spectators to a high-energy showdown at Eastern Washington University (EWU) last weekend with 50 teams of 6-to-18-year-olds from across the state competing at the FIRST... — Updated 4/14/2022


Family entertainment center coming to Spokane Valley

SPOKANE VALLEY-An exciting new family entertainment business is coming to Spokane Valley. Flight 509 Adventure Park will be a locally owned family business. The 11,875 square foot f... — Updated 3/10/2022

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Spokane County relaxes chicken-raising rules

SPOKANE – Spokane County commissioners unanimously voted Tuesday, Dec. 7, to relax county zoning restrictions on raising chickens. Chairman Josh Kerns said a constituent approached him with the idea earlier this year. “This is... — Updated 12/23/2021

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B-25 to take flight to honor veterans

SPOKANE VALLEY — This Veterans Day will include a flying tribute in the skies over Spokane Valley. The B-25 bomber “Grumpy” will take off from Felts Field and embark on a... — Updated 11/11/2021

 By Dean Henrich    News

Liberty Lake and Millwood vote for mayors

SPOKANE VALLEY — The polls have closed on another General Election Day and the early results are coming into focus. In the Liberty Lake mayoral race, Cris Kaminskas was validated by being elected to the position she was... — Updated 11/3/2021

 By Dean Henrich    Sports

Cheney Blackhawks fall to West Valley Eagles

MILLWOOD – The Cheney Blackhawks varsity football team lost their away game against the West Valley Eagles, 17-0, of Friday, Sept. 24. Craig Whitney is in his 17th season as West... — Updated 9/30/2021

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Sits with hogs

Carter Baldwin of Medical lake hangs out with his 6-month-old hog, “Buddy,” a Hamp X breed. “I have to feed him. Walk him, and give him a whole bunch of mud so he can cool down in the hot sun,” Baldwin said. Baldwin... — Updated 9/16/2021


All-Alaskan Racing Pigs return to fair 

SPOKANE VALLEY -- The All-Alaskan Racing Pigs are regulars each year at the Spokane County Interstate Fair. The “racetrack” is on the North Lawn at the fairgrounds, with show times daily through the run of the fair.  Owner... — Updated 9/16/2021

 By Dean Henrich    News

Interstate Fair proceeds with caution

SPOKANE VALLEY – Eating elephant ears, guessing the weight of giant pumpkins, sheep, cows, pigs and much more are all part of the annual experience presented by the Spokane County Interstate Fair. This year’s 70th anniversary... — Updated 9/9/2021


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