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Posted on: April 12, 2021

Spokane County Hires New Chief Medical Examiner

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SPOKANE COUNTY, April 12, 2021 –– Veena D. Singh, MD, MPH has been named Chief Medical Examiner for Spokane County. 

Dr. Singh served most recently as a Medical Examiner for Anoka County, Minnesota. Prior to that she spent seve...

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Posted on: April 9, 2021

Detention Services Employment Opportunites

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Spokane County Detention Services has immediate openings for Corrections Officers, Cooks and DSTA (clerical) positions. To apply, please visit  here.

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Posted on: March 30, 2021

Update on Results of CARES Funding Allocated to Small Business and Nonprofit Grants

During the Fall of 2020, the Spokane County Board of County Commissioners allocated a total of $23,075,000 from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act funding to go towards grants for small businesses and nonprofit organizations in...

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Posted on: March 25, 2021

Spokane County Provides Information on Rent and Utility Assistance Available to Residents

Rent and utility assistance is now available for eligible tenants and landlords, funded with U.S. Treasury Emergency Rental Assistance dollars allocated by Spokane County and administered by Spokane Neighborhood Action Partners (SNAP).  

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Posted on: March 24, 2021

No Criminal Charges in December 2020 Officer Shooting

The Spokane County Prosecutor’s Office has determined that Spokane County Detention Services Corrections Officer Sgt. Justin White was justified in his use of lethal force against Nancy J. King. While attempting to communicate with King, she pul...

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Posted on: March 15, 2021

Historic Air Force-Spokane County Agreement Signed

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This afternoon at a public ceremony, located at Northern Quest Casino, representatives from Fairchild Air Force Base, the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office, and the Spokane County Board of Commissioners signed a one-of-a-kind Intergovernmental Support Agree...

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Posted on: March 11, 2021

Area Cities Join in Opposing Spokane City Council’s Imposition of Utility Tax on SCRWRF

Spokane County has reaffirmed its opposition to the Spokane City Council’s consideration to impose a Utility Tax upon the County owned and operated Spokane County Regional Water Reclamation facility. Spokane County has initiated a Common Interes...

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Posted on: March 10, 2021

Spokane County Provides Update on Results of CARES Funding Allocated to Food Insecurity Needs

During the Summer of 2020, the Spokane County Board of County Commissioners allocated a total of $10,115,531 from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act funding to address food purchase, packaging materials, equipment, fuel and thi...

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Posted on: March 9, 2021

Spokane County Hires Scott Simmons as Incoming Chief Executive Officer

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Gerry Gemmill has announced his retirement as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Spokane County, effective April 30, 2021. 

Scott Simmons has been named as the new CEO for Spokane County. Scott’s first day as CEO will be April 1, 2021 which will all...

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Posted on: March 2, 2021

Spokane County Golf Courses Prepare to Open for Season

All three Spokane County Golf Courses are in exceptional condition following the winter closure and each course is in the process of making final preparations to open for another season.  

Liberty Lake Golf CourseScheduled to open this Friday, Mar...

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Posted on: January 4, 2021

2021 County Budget

On December 7, 2020, Spokane County Commissioners passed the 2021 Budget. View the budget presentations, breakdowns, and roundtables.

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