Posted on: January 9, 2018

Amendment Proposed for Critical Areas Ordinance

The Spokane County Department of Building & Planning is proposing an amendment to the Spokane County Critical Area Ordinance (File No. 01-CAO-18).  The Critical Areas Ordinance includes provisions to protect wetlands, critical aquifer recharg...

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Building & Planning
Posted on: January 3, 2018

Spokane County is Accepting Annual Comprehensive Plan Amendment Proposals

From January 1, 2018 to March 31, 2018, The Spokane County Building & Planning Department will accept proposals to modify the text and map of the Comprehensive Plan

For application details, click here. http://www.spokanecounty.org/585/Comprehe...

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Posted on: December 29, 2017

Determination of Legal Availability (DOLA)

"Determination of Legal Availability" (DOLA) reviews will be required for all building permit applications proposing water supplies from permit exempt wells.  The DOLA applies to all such building permit applications received on, or aft...

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Building & Planning
Posted on: December 27, 2017

Public Hearing to Consider Spokane County Zoning Code Amendments

The purpose of the public hearing is to consider oral and written testimony both for and against three proposed amendments (17-ZTA-02, 17-ZTA-03, and 17-ZTA-04) to the Spokane County Zoning Code.  File #17-ZTA-02 refers to the new conditions unde...

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Building & Planning
Posted on: December 1, 2017

Spokane County Planning Commission to Hold Public Hearing December 14, 2017

The Spokane County Planning Commission will hold a public hearing at 9:00 a.m. in the Commissioners Hearing Room, Lower Level, Public Works Building located at 1026 W. Broadway Ave.  Spokane, WA.  Agenda items include: Public Comment; Ag...

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Building & Planning

Posted on: February 15, 2018

SCAM ALERT!

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ALERT
: A citizen has reported receiving a phone call from anindividual identifying himself as our Court Administrator, John Witter. The
caller indicated the citizen’s spouse had an outstanding warrant and needed topay a fee to clear his record....

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Posted on: August 25, 2016

Sign-up to receive TEXT MESSAGE REMINDERS of your future District Court hearings.

Spokane County District Court now offers text message reminders for future court hearings. Reminders will be sent approximately 24 hours prior to your court hearing.

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Elections

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Posted on: February 13, 2018

February 13th Special Election Results

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Unofficial Election Results were updated on February 15th. The next ballot count will be February 22nd. Election results are certified on February 23rd.

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Posted on: January 12, 2018

Current Election Information

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Check out our Current Election page for important dates, sample ballots, ballot return statistics, resolutions and more.

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Posted on: January 17, 2018

New Resident Information

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If you're new to Washington State, here is some helpful information about voting from the Washington Secretary of State.

New Resident Information Elections

Posted on: February 6, 2018

SCAM operating in Country Homes Blvd. neighborhood.

On Monday, February 5, 2018, Spokane County Public Works received
a call from a concerned citizen about a possible SCAM operating in the CountryHomes Blvd. neighborhood.  According to the information they received, the
caller was con...

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Environmental Services
Posted on: February 1, 2018

Master Composters/Recyclers 30th Anniversary kicks off with class.

2018 marks an important milestone for this popular program and you can be a part of it.

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Posted on: September 1, 2017

Want to see what else Spokane County has to offer?

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Click on the link below to visit Spokane County Parks, Recreation & Golf Department's homepage to discover our parks, trails, aquatic facilities and more!

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Posted on: February 1, 2018

Go Mobile!

New Mobile App Spokane County On the Go

Spokane County has launched a new mobile app called Spokane County on the Go. This new digital tool will provide an on-the-go connection for individuals seeking Spokane County resources, news, and information from their smart phones, tablets or hand-held ...

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Home Page - Popular Topics
Posted on: May 24, 2016

Inmate Roster

Inmate Roster

View the list of inmates currently in custody of Detention Services

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Posted on: May 12, 2016

Property Information in the palm of your hand

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View property information and maps for your home, business, or a prospective real estate purchase. Spokane County SCOUT brings you school and services information, property taxes and valuations, maps, and more!

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Posted on: January 5, 2018

Treasurer's Office has Moved

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The Spokane County Treasurer’s Office will be joining the Assessor & Auditor’s office on the first floor of the Courthouse and will open in this new location on January 8th, 2018.

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Posted on: February 14, 2018

Notice of Application - CUN-08-17

PROJECT:  Conditional Use Permit to allow a Kennel in the Rural Traditional (RT) zone pursuant to Section 14.618.240(13) of the Spokane County Code.

PARCEL NUMBER: 07351.9034

PROJECT LOCATION:  The subject site is generally located south o...

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Notices of Application & Technical Review
Posted on: February 14, 2018

Notice of Application - SP-1615-18

PROJECT:  Preliminary Short Plat to divide approximately .5 acres into three (3) lots for 1 existing, and 2 proposed single family residences, in the Low Density Residential (LDR) zone.

PARCEL NUMBER:  45053.0908

LOCATION:  The su...

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Notices of Application & Technical Review
Posted on: February 9, 2018

Notice of Application - Classroom & Multi-Purpose Room Addition

PROJECT:  Classroom and Multi-Purpose room addition

PARCEL NUMBER:  24033.9020

LOCATION:  5504 W. Hallett Road, Cheney, WA   99004

DATE ISSUED:  February 9, 2018

APPLICANT:  Cheney School District #360

COMM...

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Notices of Application & Technical Review
Posted on: February 9, 2018

Notice of Application - Vehicle Maintenance/Storage/Weed Control Building

PROJECT:  Vehicle Maintenance Building/Vehicle Storage Building/Weed Control Herbicide Storage Building for Spokane County Maintenance Facility

PARCEL NUMBERS:  14112.9009, 14112.9005

LOCATION:  6607 S. Craig Road, Cheney, WA &...

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Notices of Application & Technical Review
Posted on: February 5, 2018

2nd Notice of Application - SP-1611-17

PROJECT: Preliminary Short Plat to divide 1 acre into six (6) lots for single family units in the Low Density Residential zone.  Typical lot sizes will be between 5,400 sq. ft. to 7,480 sq. ft.

PARCEL NUMBER:  55204.0117

LOCATION: The subj...

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Notices of Application & Technical Review
Posted on: February 5, 2018

Revised Notice of Application - CUN-09-17/VN-04-17

PROJECT:  Conditional Use Permit to allow Marijuana Production in the Rural Traditional (RT) Zone pursuant to Section 14.618.240(29) of the Spokane County Interim Ordinance for Production of Marijuana (Resolution #17-0539), with a Variance reques...

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Notices of Application & Technical Review
Posted on: January 23, 2018

Revised Notice of Application - Glenrose Road/Carnahan Road Safety Improvement Project

PROJECT: Glenrose Road/Carnahan Road Safety Improvement 

LOCATION:  This safety improvement project is located at/near the Glenrose/Carnahan Road/21st Avenue intersection in Township 25 North, Range 45 East, Section 26.

PROPONENT:&nbs...

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Notices of Application & Technical Review
Posted on: December 21, 2017

New Dock and Bulkhead Replacement Project

PROJECT:  New Dock and Bulkhead Replacement

SITE ADDRESS:  20204 N. South Bank Road, Nine Mile Falls, WA   99026

OWNER:  David Wright

PARCEL NO.:  17172.0117

COMMENT PERIOD:  Closes at 5:00 p.m. on Thursda...

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Notices of Application & Technical Review

Posted on: January 25, 2018

Mica Peak Trail System Improvements to Start in 2018

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After applying successfully for a grant from the Washington State Recreation and Conservation Office, Spokane County will work with partners to enhance Mica Peak's trail system.

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Posted on: November 6, 2017

There's more to Willow Lake Natural Area than the lake...

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Ever turned your head as you're driving I-90 west of Spokane to see two beautiful lakes divided by a causeway? Eastern Washington University's Department of Geology took notice and found some clues to an ancient past...

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Posted on: November 3, 2017

Looking to test out your winter trail gear?

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Spokane County has some great places to hit the trails in the winter, including Dishman Hills, Mica Peak and Antoine Peak.

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Posted on: October 5, 2016

Looking for an affordable space for your 2018 event?

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Check out our available rental facilities including Camp Caro Lodge! Reservation requests for 2018 will be accepted starting January 1, 2018.

Additional Info... Parks, Recreation & Golf

Posted on: November 27, 2017

John Stenbeck Presentation Video

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Here's a link to the video:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HmZkNOz-DDE

Feel free to share with anyone interested in project management.

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Posted on: February 14, 2018

Bigelow and Forker are now open to travel. Please continue to use caution!

Bigelow and Forker are now open to travel. Please continue to use caution!

Public Works
Posted on: February 14, 2018

Forker Road closed, Bigelow Gulch closed between Forker & Progress

Forker Road is closed from Evergreen to Bigelow Gulch. Bigelow Gulch is closed between Forker & Progress. Please use extreme caution if you're out driving this morning. Stay 50 feet back from snow removal equipment and go slow!

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Public Works
Posted on: February 13, 2018

Snow is on the way - be prepared.

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The National Weather Service of Spokane predicts the Spokane area could see 6-8 inches of snow overnight and through Wednesday morning. Be prepared for winter conditions, leave early for your morning commute, and go slow. Remember to stay 50 feet back&...

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Public Works
Posted on: February 6, 2018

SCAM reported in Country Homes neighborhood.

On Monday, February 5, 2018, the Spokane County Public Works Department received a call from a concerned citizen about a possible SCAM operating in the Country Homes Blvd. neighborhood.

According to the information we received, the caller was contacted by ...

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Public Works
Posted on: January 22, 2018

Updated Spokane County Standards for Road and Sewer Construction posted!

Spokane County Public Works has updated our Standards for Road and Sewer Construction. View the document here (opens a PDF).

The document will be permanently posted on our Engineering Design page under the Projects header of the Public Works website.

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Public Works
Posted on: December 27, 2017

Private Citizens SHOULD NEVER plow County roads.

Justa quick reminder that private citizens SHOULD NEVER ATTEMPT to plow county
roads.
ThePublic Works Department has the responsibility of maintaining the public
right-of-way, all 2,500+ miles of it. It’s a matter of ensuring public safety...

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Public Works
Posted on: December 11, 2017

Snow is in the forecast! View our 2017-2018 Snow Plow Priority Routes map.

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The National Weather Service is predicting a mix of winter precipitation on Friday and through the weekend. View our 2017-2018 Snow Plow Priority Routes map to see what roads will be plowed first by Spokane County road crews.

https://www.spokaneco...

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Public Works

SCRAPS

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Posted on: February 1, 2018

Pamper Your Pet this Month

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A special meal, a
relaxing massage or a box of jingly mice?
 According to the Pet Products Association, Americans spend nearly 61
billion dollars on their four-legged friends.
 That’s includes everything from treats to one-...

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SCRAPS
Posted on: February 6, 2018

Proposed Amendment to SCRAPS

SCRAPS is proposing an amendment to revise the Spokane Count Code. This revision includes updated definitions, a new section about Community Cats, a $3 increase to an animal license and the ability to modify restrictions on Potentially Dangerous Dogs.

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Posted on: February 1, 2018

Pamper Your Pet

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There's no better way to treat your pet than with actual treats! Pick up some extra treats to surprise them or make them yourself with a recipe from SCRAPS. Even a simple can of tuna will please your feline friend.

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Posted on: February 1, 2018

Valentine's Day Safety

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Each year our poison control experts see a rise in case around February 14, many involving chocolate or lilies, a flower that's potentially fatal to cats. Valentine's Day can be as much fun for pets as it is for humans- as long as dangerous items are kept...

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Posted on: February 1, 2018

Heart Healthy Reasons to Adopt a Pet

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An apple a day may or may not keep the doctor away, but owning a pet has proven health benefits. By adopting a pet here at SCRAPS the life you may be helping to save may be your own!

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Posted on: February 1, 2018

Pet Photography Tips and Techniques

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Learn the best practices for taking cute pictures of your animals!

SCRAPS - Popular Topics
Posted on: February 1, 2018

Massage Tips from SCRAPS

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Massage has been shown to reduce stress levels, increase circulation and decrease muscle pain in pets. It also creates quality bonding time for you and your pet. This is a gentle massage that will help relax your pet, assist with grooming and cement that ...

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Posted on: February 16, 2018

Scammers Continue to Try and Separate You from Your Money

Scammers Continue to Try and Separate You from Your Money

Scammers continue to use the same stories (lies) stating they’re from the IRS, Spokane County, or some other government agency or private business.  They threaten arrest or some o...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: February 16, 2018

Deputies & Detectives Arrest Juvenile for Social Media Threats

Deputies & Detectives Arrest Juvenile for Social Media Threats

Several Spokane Valley Deputies, School Resource Deputies and Major Crimes Detectives investigating threats made to two juveniles yesterday evening located and arrested the juvenile suspec...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: February 15, 2018

Traffic Stop for Minor Violation Evolves: Both Occupants Arrested

Traffic Stop for Minor Violation Evolves: Both Occupants Arrested

A traffic stop for a minor violation ended with the discovery of methamphetamine, an altered trip permit, the vehicle displaying two different license plates that didn’t belong on ...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: February 15, 2018

Sex Offender Information Bulletin-Notification of Move/ Release Level III Offender

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: February 14, 2018

Partnering with Our Community, Deputies Arrest Would-Be Burglar

Partnering with Our Community, Deputies Arrest Would-Be Burglar 

Several Spokane Valley Deputies responded to a citizen’s report of a male cutting a fence behind the Maverik store at Broadway and Evergreen.  Arriving within thre...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: February 14, 2018

Sex Offender Information Bulletin-Notification of Move/ Release Level III Offender

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

Sex Offender Information Bulletin-Notification of Move/ Rele...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: February 13, 2018

Stolen Vehicle Located within Minutes – Second Vehicle Involved Both Drivers Caught and Arrested

Stolen Vehicle Located within Minutes – Second Vehicle Involved  Both Drivers Caught and Arrested

Working together, Spokane Valley and Spokane County Sheriff’s Deputies recovered a stolen vehicle soon after it was reported. &am...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: February 12, 2018

‘Borrowed Coat’ Contains Meth, Suspect Lies about Identity

‘Borrowed Coat’ Contains Meth, Suspect Lies about Identity

Spokane Valley Deputies responding to an attempted theft call arrested two of the three occupants in the suspected involved vehicle.  One male juvenile was arrested for...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: February 9, 2018

Student with Airsoft Pistols Arrested

Student with Airsoft Pistols Arrested

Spokane County Sheriff’s Office Deputies arrested a 14-year-old Mountain Side Middle School student for possessing air soft pistols at school.  

 This afternoon just prior to 3:30 p.m., Mead ...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: February 9, 2018

Job Announcement: Sheriff's Technical Assistant 2 (Civil Service)

Job Announcement

Sheriff's Technical Assistant 2 (Civil Service)

Closing date: Friday, March 9, 2018 at 4pm

Minimum Requirements: United States citizen, at least 18 years of age who can read and write the English language. High school graduate or equivalent....

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Job Posting Sheriff's Office
Posted on: February 9, 2018

Trying to Reunite Recovered Property with Owners

Trying to Reunite Recovered Property with Owners

Spokane Regional Auto Theft Task Force (SRATTF) Investigators are working to reunite unidentified owners with this recovered property.  

 

Through their investigation, they have recovered pr...

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Posted on: February 7, 2018

UPDATE: Michael Rush Charged with Additional Crimes

UPDATE: Michael Rush Charged with Additional Crimes

Continuing this investigation, Spokane Valley Major Crimes Detective Rob Satake charged Michael D. Rush with two additional crimes of Burglary 1st Degree with Sexual Motivation and Kidnapping 1st Degree w...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: February 6, 2018

Suspect Tries to Report Items He Stole as Stolen: What?

Suspect Tries to Report Items He Stole as Stolen: What?

A Spokane Valley Deputy investigating a report of a possible burglary found himself arresting the ‘victim’ reporting he had been burglarized after the Deputy learned he actually bu...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: February 5, 2018

Deputies/Detectives Respond to Stabbing

Deputies/Detectives Respond to Stabbing

Spokane Valley Deputies & Major Crimes Detectives are investigating a stabbing that occurred after a fight between two family members escalated Sunday evening.  The suspect, 27-year-old Amanda R. Kayioni...

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Sheriff's Office

Posted on: March 2, 2016

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Posted on: February 8, 2018

Recycle Your Old Batteries

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Whether you have single use alkaline, rechargeable or auto batteries you can recycle them at the Household Hazardous Waste area on Saturdays & Sundays at the Transfer Stations or any day at the Waste to Energy Facility. Visit Call2Recycle for more inf...

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Posted on: February 8, 2018

Light Recycle Washington

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Why should I recycle lights?

"Washington State law requires that all mercury-containing lights be recycled, as mercury is a potent neurotoxin. Although a single fluorescent light contains a very small amount of mercury, millions of these ligh...

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Posted on: February 8, 2018

Hazardous Waste Drop-off Available!

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FOR RESIDENTS:

Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) can be dropped off free of charge at the Spokane County Regional Solid Waste Disposal sites. Materials that are considered HHW include:  

  •  Any products that may be labeled "danger", ...
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Posted on: February 8, 2018

Latex, Acrylic & Oil Paint Disposal

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Most Latex paint and other water-based paints are not hazardous wastes. Both the can and contents can be disposed of as garbage once the paint has dried completely. Remove lid and place can with 1 inch or less of liquid paint in a well-ventilated area, pr...

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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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Spokane Regional Law & Justice Council News
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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Spokane Regional Law & Justice Council News

Posted on: January 18, 2018

The Treasurer's Office has moved

We have joined the Assessor & Auditor’s office on the first floor of the Courthouse and opened in our new location January 8th, 2018.

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