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Posted on: October 10, 2019

Important changes to the senior citizen/disabled persons exemption program for property taxes due in

New Legislation has passed changing the residency requirements and income thresholds in Washington.

View new 2020 income thresholds for all counties: https://www.spokanecounty.org/DocumentCenter/View/28262/Income-Thresholds-Tax-Years-2020-2024

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Posted on: October 10, 2019

$1 Billion in new construction for 2020

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SPOKANE COUNTY, Wash. – Spokane County Assessor Tom Konis announced Friday that the Spokane County Assessor’s office has just finished adding $1,078,958,814 in new construction to the tax rolls, which will be payable in 2020.

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Posted on: September 18, 2019

***Spokane County Burn Restrictions Lifted***

The outdoor recreational fire restrictions that were implemented on July 24, 2019, are being lifted.  This will take effect at 8:00 a.m., Friday morning, September 20, 2019 due to the current and forecasted cooler and wetter conditions, restricti...

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Posted on: September 5, 2019

SPOKANE COUNTY ZONE CODE AMENDED REGARDING SCHOOL SITING IN RURAL ZONING DESIGNATIONS

The Spokane County Commissioners recently approved an amendment to the Spokane County Zoning Code pertaining to Chapter 14.618 (Rural Zones) for school siting in rural areas and is a clarification to a previous text amendment in file ZTA-17-02.  ...

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Building & Planning
Posted on: July 24, 2019

***ATTENTION***Spokane County Burning Restrictions

By Order of the Fire Code Official, pursuant to Chapter 3 of the International Fire code (IFC) as amended by WAC 51-54A, and Chapter 3.06 of the Spokane County Code (SCC), each as adopted by Spokane County; fire forecasting provided through NW Interagency...

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Posted on: October 17, 2018

Odyssey Portal Announcement

The current State Case Management System called SCOMIS will be replaced in Spokane County by Odyssey on November 5, 2018 and along with this change, a new web based Odyssey Portal will become available to users at that same time. Odyssey Portal will perfo...

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Posted on: October 17, 2019

General Election Ballots Mailed!

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Check your mailbox - ballots were mailed Wednesday and Thursday! View the online voters' guide at votewa.gov.

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Posted on: September 12, 2019

November 5th General Election

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The next election is the November 5th General Election. Visit our Current Election page for more information!

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Posted on: August 12, 2019

Register to Vote

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Don't wait until the last minute. Register to Vote or update your address today!

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Posted on: September 12, 2019

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Be an informed voter! Log in to VoteWA and check out the Online Voters Guide for the November 5th General Election.

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Posted on: October 16, 2019

New court resource fair

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SPOKANE COUNTY, Wash. – The Spokane Regional Mental Health Court, a collaborative therapeutic court, is pleased to announce the commencement of their “Community Resource Fair” beginning Oct. 23, 2019. The “Community Resource Fair” will b...

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Posted on: September 24, 2019

2019 Public Budget Roundtables

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SPOKANE COUNTY, Wash. – The Spokane County Board of Commissioners will be hosting a series of roundtable community meetings on October 1st, October 8th, and October 22nd. These roundtables will focus on providing a 2019 review and a 202...

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Posted on: December 17, 2018

Virtual Payables

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Spokane County has partnered with Bank of America Merrill Lynch to offer a virtual card payment program, called virtual payables, to the County’s suppliers. This is the County’s preferred method of payment and is part of a county-wide effort to reduce pap...

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Posted on: May 8, 2019

Key Performance Indicators

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Spokane County Government is dedicated to excellence by upholding the public trust with responsive, cost effective, customer-driven services that enhance and protect the quality of life for all citizens. Selecting one of the links below will display key p...

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Posted on: October 8, 2019

Notice of Application - PN-2083-19

PROJECT DESCRIPTION:  Preliminary Plat of Elk Meadows to divide 282.28 acres in to 28 cluster lots in the Rural Traditional (RT) and Rural Conservation (RCV) zones.

PARCEL NUMBERS:  37121.9001, 37121.9002, 37121.9005, 37124.9043, 37124.90...

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Posted on: September 20, 2019

Notice of Application - PN-1556A-88

PROJECT DESCRIPTION:  Proposed alteration to the Final Plat of Forest Glen 4th Addition, PN-1556A-88.  The purpose of this alteration is to allow for a duplex to be constructed on Lot 1 of Block 3.

PARCEL NUMBER:  36081.2301

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Posted on: September 16, 2019

Notice of Application - B1902706

PROJECT DESCRIPTION:  (2) 10,000 Gallon Fuel Additive Tanks

PARCEL NUMBER: 36223.9030

PROJECT LOCATION:  3301 E. Lincoln Road

ZONING:  Heavy Industrial

DATE ISSUED:  9/11/2019

APPLICANT:  Western States Electric Inc...

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Posted on: September 16, 2019

Notice of Application - B1902672

PROJECT DESCRIPTION:  141,000 Gallon Concrete Water Reservoir

PARCEL NUMBER:  55133.0117

PROJECT LOCATION:  Generally located in the SE 1/4 of Section 13, Township 25 North, Range 45 EWM, Spokane County, Washington.  Loca...

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Posted on: September 16, 2019

Notice of Application - SP-1652-19

PROJECT DESCRIPTION:  Proposed Preliminary Short Plat to divide 35,277 sq. ft. parcel into two (2) residential lots for an existing and proposed duplex in the Low Density Residential zone.

PARCEL NUMBER: 37342.0114

PROJECT LOCATION:  The s...

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Posted on: September 12, 2019

Notice of Application - CUW-06-19

PROJECT DESCRIPTION: Conditional Use Permit to allow a Gun Range in the Rural Traditional (RT) zone pursuant to Section 14.618.240(10) of the Spokane County Zoning Code

PARCEL NUMBER:  05365.9002

PROJECT LOCATION:  The subject site is gene...

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Posted on: August 8, 2019

Notice of Application - SP-1647-19

PROJECT DESCRIPTION:  Attached is a proposed Preliminary Short Plat to divide 4.45 acres into four (4) rural residential lots in the Rural Activity Center (RAC) zone.

PARCEL NUMBER:  37232.9101

PROECT LOCATION:  The subject site i...

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Posted on: August 2, 2019

Notice of Application - PS-2082-2019

PROJECT DESCRIPTION:  Preliminary Plat of Glennaire & Willamette to divide 6.97 acres into 16 lots for single-family residences in the Low Density Residential (LDR) zone. 

PARCEL NUMBER:  34022.9052

PROJECT LOCATION:  ...

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Posted on: July 11, 2019

Notice of Application - 4511 S. Glenrose Road/B1901624

PROJECT DESCRIPTION:  Change of use - Storage building to (8) additional sleeping units w/restrooms & construct corridor for main building connection for Morning Star Boys Ranch

PARCEL NUMBER:  34021.9152

PROJECT LOCATION:  45...

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Posted on: July 3, 2019

Notice of Application - BSP-118-19

PROJECT DESCRIPTION:  Preliminary Binding Site Plan to divide 109 acres into a 59 lot Commerce Park in the Light Industrial (LI) zone.

PARCEL NUMBERS:  25342.9097; 25345.9109; 25342.9084; 25343.9039

LOCATION OF PROJECT:  The subje...

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Posted on: September 26, 2019

Mica Peak Conservation Area Limited Hunt

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Hunting season has arrived! From October 14 through December 19, a limited management hunt will be taking place on Mica Peak Conservation Area  to reduce high populations of White-tailed deer and wild turkey. The hunt will be managed through Wash...

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Posted on: July 23, 2019

Goodbye Burn Restrictions, Hello Fall!

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Thanks to the cooler and wetter weather, fire risk has been reduced and the burn restriction lifted on Spokane County parks. Please click on the link below for more info.

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Posted on: December 21, 2018

Several Trailheads Now Have Webcams!

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Wondering whether to bring your snowshoes or looking to avoid the crowds? Checkout our new trailhead webcams before heading out!

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Posted on: August 19, 2019

Want to learn more about how we plan for park improvements?

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Check out the 2020 Draft Park, Recreation & Open Plan! Click on the link below to see how Spokane County is planning for the future.

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Posted on: August 16, 2018

Looking for a new trail to explore?

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Spokane County provides numerous trails for beginners to experienced. Download a trail map and explore!

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Posted on: October 10, 2019

Winter storm halts paving project on West Plains.

SPOKANE COUNTY, October 10, 2019 – Wednesday’s unseasonable winter storm snapped branches, downed trees and halted the paving project at Hayford and Geiger Blvd. on the West Plains.

Public Works scheduled the intersection of Hayford Rd....

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Posted on: June 19, 2019

Euclid Road bridge is CLOSED until further notice.

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After finding two critical failures in the substructure, Public Works closed the Euclid Road bridge as a matter of public safety. The bridge is the property of the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad. Railroad officials have hired a consultant to develo...

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Posted on: December 20, 2018

Geiger Boulevard Improvements

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Read about what Spokane County Public Works has planned for the project.

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Posted on: September 19, 2019

Snow Plow Priority Routes

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See a map of snow plow priority routes in Spokane County.

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Posted on: December 20, 2018

Bigelow/Forker Corridor Project

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Learn about what Spokane County Public Works is doing to improve the interchange.

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Posted on: December 20, 2018

Tune In!

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Spokane County Public Works now has a YouTube channel!

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Posted on: December 1, 2018

Holiday Hazards

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It's the most wonderful time of the year until your pet becomes sick and you have to rush to a veterinarian. Before you deck the halls, make sure your home is safe for your four-legged friends. 

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Posted on: November 1, 2018

10 Tips for your Senior Pets

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1. Health check-ups: Make sure your senior pet has regular visits with your veterinarian. In fact, many veterinarians recommend that senior dogs should be examined twice a year, even more so if the dog has serious health issues. A thorough physical examin...

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Posted on: December 1, 2018

Keep Your Feline Fit

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Overweight cats are less common than overweight dogs. Cats have a much better ability to regulate their own energy intake. However, being overweight adds stresses upon his body and puts your cat at an increased risk of diabetes, liver problems and joint p...

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Posted on: November 1, 2018

Talking Turkey

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If you decide to feed your pet a little nibble of turkey, make sure it is boneless and well-cooked. Don't offer her raw or undercooked turkey, which may contain salmonella bacteria. 

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Posted on: November 1, 2018

Thanksgiving Pet Recipes

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Turkey treats for dogs, puppy meatloaf, sassy kat dinner, and turkey and cranberry dog bones, ideas for the perfect home-made treats for your animals this Thanksgiving.

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Posted on: December 1, 2018

Holiday Hazards

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It's the most wonderful time of the year until your pet becomes sick and you have to rush to a veterinarian. Before you deck the halls, make sure your home is safe for your four-legged friends. 

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Posted on: December 1, 2018

Angel for the Animals

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Become an Angel to the Animals this holiday season. Every amount is welcome, no matter how big or small, and all funds go to the SCRAPS Animal Medical Fund. Your donations are tax deductible.

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Posted on: December 1, 2018

Ten Tips for Winter

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If your pet spends most of the time in the backyard, please change your routine and keep (s)he indoors during the freezing months.

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Posted on: December 1, 2018

Holiday Treats

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Bone-appetite biscuits, chicken jerky strips, mini-morsels for cats and peanut butter dog biscuits, all great ideas to make as holiday treats for your pets.

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Posted on: November 1, 2018

Love is Ageless

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Senior animals are some of the hardest to adopt out at SCRAPS. Not because of the dog or cat themselves, but because most people have in mind adopting a puppy or kitten rather than a mature companion. That is a shame. Some of the most wonderful animals we...

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Posted on: November 1, 2018

Dog House Drive

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Donate to the SCRAPS Doghouse Drive to help repair donated doghouses.

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Posted on: October 16, 2019

Previously Trespassed Homeless Male Exposes Himself to Employee

Previously Trespassed Homeless Male Exposes Himself to Employee 

 

A transient/homeless male was contacted by an employee and told to leave the business.  The male, previously trespassed from the location, pulled his pants down, b...

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Posted on: October 16, 2019

Snapchat Group Argument Causes Fear in Our Community

Snapchat Group Argument Causes Fear in Our Community 

 

Last night, Spokane County Sheriff’s Deputies, the Deer Park School Resource Deputy, and Deer Park School Officials were made aware of rumors of a possible threat. These rum...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: October 16, 2019

Level III Sex Offender Information Bulletin-Notification of Move/Release-Shawn D. Botner

A level 3 Registered Sex Offender Spokane Area

For more information, tips and alerts please go to our OffenderWatch® page at http://www.sheriffalerts.com/cap_main.php?office=54488

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: October 15, 2019

Spokane County/Spokane Valley Staff Deputies Levels Above Allotted Norms

Spokane County/Spokane Valley Staff Deputies Levels Above Allotted Norms  

The Spokane County Sheriff’s Office and Spokane Valley Police Department, via contract, will be above the allotted staffing levels due to the forward-looking thin...

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Posted on: October 14, 2019

UPDATE: Cynthia M. Hernandez has been located and is safe. She returned to her home on her own

UPDATE: Cynthia M. Hernandez has been located and is safe.  She returned to her home on her own accord.

Missing 11-Year-Old Juvenile – Cynthia M. Hernandez

Spokane Valley Sheriff’s Deputies are attempting to locate Cynt...

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Posted on: October 11, 2019

Female Suspect Attempts to Pull “Karambit Style” Fighting Knife on Deputies

Female Suspect Attempts to Pull “Karambit Style” Fighting Knife on Deputies   

 

A transient/homeless female, reportedly “high” and bothering residents of an apartment complex, attempted to ...

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Posted on: October 11, 2019

Update: Deputies Involved on October 5, 2019

Update: Deputies Involved on October 5, 2019 

 

The Spokane County Sheriff’s Office is releasing the names of the Deputies involved in the incident where an out of control, disorderly, male became unresponsive and died while bein...

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Posted on: October 11, 2019

SWAT Team Assists SCIU Detectives: 20-Time Convicted Felon Arrested, Again

SWAT Team Assists SCIU Detectives: 20-Time Convicted Felon Arrested, Again

 

Spokane County Sheriff’s Office Investigative Unit (SCIU) Detectives, with the assistance of the SWAT Team, executed a search warrant this morning in connection ...

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Posted on: October 11, 2019

Receiving Calls Threatening Your Arrest if You Don’t Give Them Money? It’s a SCAM!

Receiving Calls Threatening Your Arrest if You Don’t Give Them Money?  It’s a SCAM!

 

The Spokane County Sheriff’s Office continues to receive reports of scammers trying to lie, intimidate, trick, and threaten...

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Posted on: October 9, 2019

SIRR Team Investigation: In-Custody Death Investigation

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***For Immediate Release***

 

Date: October 9, 2019

Contact: Trooper Jeff Sevigney

E-mail: Jeff.Sevigney@wsp.wa.gov

In-Custody Death Investigation

 

The Spokane Investigative Regional Response (...

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Posted on: October 9, 2019

Wanted Driver Recklessly Attempts to Flee

Wanted Driver Reckless Attempts to Flee

 

Spokane Valley Deputies safely and successfully ended a pursuit after the driver fled from a traffic stop.  The driver continued to drive recklessly after the pursuit was initially terminated. &...

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Posted on: October 8, 2019

Detectives Conduct North Spokane County Death Investigation

Detectives Conduct North Spokane County Death Investigation 

 

Spokane County Sheriff’s Office Major Crimes Detectives are investigating the death of two elderly adults at a residence in North Spokane County.

 

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Posted on: October 7, 2019

Information from Witnesses Help Deputies locate Driver Who Hit a Jogger and Fled the Scene

Information from Witnesses Help Deputies locate Driver Who Hit a Jogger and Fled the Scene – Driver Arrested for Felony Hit and Run 

 

Spokane County Sheriff’s Office Deputies arrested the driver of a vehicle, who faile...

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Posted on: October 6, 2019

Out of Control, Disorderly Male Becomes Unresponsive & Dies SIRR Team is Investigating

Out of Control, Disorderly Male Becomes Unresponsive & Dies SIRR Team is Investigating 

 

Spokane County Sheriff’s Office Deputies responded to a home where a family member reported a male was high on drugs and out of control. &nbs...

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Posted on: October 4, 2019

October: Introduction to Women’s Self-Defense Course Scheduled

October: Introduction to Women’s Self-Defense Course Scheduled

Classes Fill Up Fast – Reserve Your Spot Today 

Classes are open to the public. Reserve your spot for the upcoming class on

 

Saturday, October 19th, 2019

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Posted on: October 4, 2019

Suspect with Warrants Receives New Charges after Failed Attempt to Flee

Suspect with Warrants Receives New Charges after Failed Attempt to Flee 

 

Spokane County Sheriff’s Office Deputies arrested a driver after he attempted to flee from a traffic stop.  The suspect stated he ran because he ...

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Posted on: October 2, 2019

Spokane Regional Law and Justice Council Community Representative Opening

The Spokane Regional Law and Justice Council (SRLJC) will be taking applications to fill one of the four at-large volunteer “Community Representative” positions. The applicant should possess broad knowledge of and/or experience in the regional criminal ju...

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Posted on: July 27, 2017

MacArthur Grant Safety and Justice challenge - information online!

We have heard from community members that they would like to have access to our MacArthur Safety & Justice Challenge grant activities.  In response, we have created a new webpage to allow us do this.  We have also posted a brief hist...

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Posted on: April 18, 2017

Operations of the Spokane Regional Law and Justice Council (SRLJC)

Law and Justice Council members and support staff often receive questions about the structure of the Law and Justice Council;  who serves on the SRLJC (why and for how long) and the subcommittee structure. Answers to all of these questions, and m...

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Posted on: September 24, 2019

Treasurer & Spokane Valley announce plan for expanded tax collection hours

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Spokane County Treasurer Michael Baumgartner and Spokane Valley city leaders announce plans today for full day property tax collection at Spokane Valley City Hall every Friday in the month of October. County Courthouse policy currently...

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Posted on: August 1, 2019

Treasurer Makes First Investment Pool Transaction in Corporate Debt Securities

The Spokane County Investment Pool completed a transaction this week to invest in corporate debt securities for the first time in its history. Treasurer releases statement confirming transaction details.

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Posted on: July 18, 2019

Treasurer Loans $2.5 Million In Start-Up Financing to Spokane Regional Emergency Communications

Treasurer Baumgartner announces issuing of $2.5 million in start up financing for Spokane Regional Emergency Communications operations.

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Posted on: April 18, 2019

Treasurer Baumgartner Releases Spokane County Investment Pool Trade Details

The Spokane County Investment Pool recently completed a transaction totaling $100mm. Click below for full details of the transaction and information on how the Spokane County Investment Pool serves the taxpayers.

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Posted on: March 5, 2019

Treasurer Michael Baumgartner Announces Release of 2019 Property Tax Statements

Tax amounts are now available online and statements have been mailed. Read the full release below.

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Posted on: February 6, 2019

Press Release on Taxpayer Refunds

Treasurer Michael Baumgartner releases statement on 2018 county tax refunds totaling $4.4 million.

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