Welcome to Spokane County
This is a beautiful time of year in Spokane County with warm sunny days that are perfect for a round of golf, or a stroll on the Centennial Trail along the Spokane River. Spokane County is also home to 13 cities and towns that range from the bustling business district of downtown Spokane, to the historic farming community of Latah. So, we invite you to explore Spokane County where you’ll find a delightful combination of urban amenities and home town hospitality!
SCRAPS Hope Foundation "Walk in the Park" is Saturday, Sept. 27th
Saving lives can be a "Walk in the Park"! Form a pack, put on your walking shoes and join SCRAPS (Spokane County Regional Animal Protection Service) Hope Foundation for a fun-filled day to raise money to provide medical treatment for homeless animals! You can walk with or without a dog, with your "pack", in memory of a beloved pet, as a virtual walker, or even in honor of your cat. Registration is FREE and includes a doggie bag - and a chance to win prizes for you and your pooch! For more information or to register, contact SCRAPS at (509) 477-2533.
Spokane County Receives RWJ Foundation Prize
Spokane County is one of six communities across the country that will receive the Robert Wood Johnson's Foundation Culture of Health Prize. Selected from more than 250 applicants, the RWJF Culture of Health Prize winners have made significant accomplishments in building a national Culture of Health. The six communities are Spokane County, Washington; Brownsville, Texas; Buncombe County, North Carolina; Durham County, North Carolina; Taos Pueblo, New Mexico; and Williamson, West Virginia.
The RWJF Culture of Health Prize was launched to further the work of the County Health Rankings & Roadmaps program, collaboration between the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute. The County Health Rankings & Roadmaps help communities understand the many factors that influence health and identify strategies community leaders can take to improve health. Find out more at www.countyhealthrankings.org.
Commissioner Shelly O'Quinn traveled to Aspen, Colorado for the award ceremonies. Spokane County's focus on educational success and other areas is improving the health of our children. Healthy children become healthier students and adults, and everything we are doing now gives them the foundation they need to succeed after they graduate," O'Quinn said.
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation produced a community profile and video of each of the winners. To see the profile and video of Spokane County, go to http://www.rwjf.org/en/about-rwjf/newsroom/features-and-articles/culture-of-health-prize/spokane-county-wa-2014.html.
Background: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
For more than 40 years the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation has worked to improve the health and health care of all Americans. We are striving to build a national Culture of Health that will enable all Americans to live longer, healthier lives now and for generations to come. For more information, visit www.rwjf.org. Follow the Foundation on Twitter at www.rwjf.org/twitter or on Facebook at www.rwjf.org/facebook.
Initiative 502 (I-502) was approved by Washington State voters on November 6, 2012.
I-502 removes the legal prohibitions against producing, processing, and selling marijuana, subject to licensing and regulation by the Liquor Control Board; allows limited possession of marijuana by persons aged twenty-one and over; and imposes 25% excise taxes on wholesale and retail sales of marijuana, earmarking revenue for purposes that include substance-abuse prevention, research, education, and healthcare.
The implementation of I-502 is the responsibility of the Washington State Liquor Control Board. Over the course of implementation, the Liquor Control Board's I-502 Implementation site provides the most current information. Please be sure to check the site often for updates.
Discover Spokane County
To commemorate the 125th anniversary of Washington's Statehood, we invite you to explore the fourth largest county in the state. Spokane County. These Discovery tours are designed as day trips that highlight some of the history, scenic beauty and natural wonders of our area. From rock-climbing to antique shopping, it's waiting for you so come and discover Spokane County!