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Past articles by Colin:

Cary Driskell, who helped lead Spokane Valley incorporation effort, leaves after 20 years at City Hall

Cary Driskell, who spent more than a decade as Spokane Valley's city attorney, is leaving after 20 years in City Hall. → Read More

Brian Noble takes over as chair of Spokane County Republican Party after Saturday election

The pastor's election could begin a significant change in direction for the county GOP. → Read More

Kuney to head Washington State Association of Counties

The Spokane County commissioner will lead the organization that, in part, lobbies in Olympia on the behalf of counties. → Read More

'It's like you belong again': State agencies helping Camp Hope residents get critical ID cards

Landlords often require tenants to provide identification, so helping Camp Hope's residents get IDs is essential in order to help them find housing. → Read More

Second East Valley High School senior involved in dump truck crash Tuesday dies from injuries

Both of the East Valley High School girls involved in a crash with a dump truck Tuesday morning have died, according to Washington State Patrol. → Read More

Spokane County spending $2 million to fight scum — literally

A new project aimed at fighting toxic algae blooms should improve water quality at Newman Lake, a beloved recreation hotspot. → Read More

Spokane County weighs zoning changes near airport runways that would ban home building

Zoning code amendments would prohibit new residential development at the ends of airport runways. "It's all about safety," Spokane County's building and planning director said. → Read More

Biologists count bats in abandoned Lincoln County ranch house

The four of them have the house surrounded. → Read More

Race for Spokane County Commission District 2 a battle between familiar faces. Here's where they stand on crime, homelessness and more

Two former and one current Spokane City Council member are vying for Spokane County Commission District 2, which covers east Spokane. → Read More

'New definition of progress': Nez Perce Tribe takes over management of national salmon hatchery

The shift won't significantly change how the hatchery is used, but the unusual move recognizes the Nez Perce Tribe's commitment to restoring salmon populations. → Read More

Lifeguard shortage to reduce public swimming opportunities in Spokane Valley

The city will have to reduce open swim offerings by 78% if it the YMCA can't hire more lifeguards. → Read More

Splash Down waterpark to remain shuttered as owners look to sell

Splash Down, the small Spokane Valley water park, will be closed this summer for the third year in a row. → Read More

Spokane Valley wants to create an expanded Balfour Park, but they can't really find anyone to build it

There's a building backlog and it's forced Spokane Valley to put a major parks project on hold. → Read More

Woodard raises idea of moving Spokane Valley Senior Center

Woodard said he'd like the senior center closer to City Hall, but at this point it doesn't seem like he's got much support for moving seniors out of CenterPlace Regional Event Center. → Read More

Three new Spokane County commissioner candidates highlight penultimate day of filing week

The candidate fields for the upcoming August primary are starting to take shape. → Read More

Fighting fire with fire: WA resuming prescribed burns on public lands

State and federal agencies in the West have pushed hard to bring prescribed fires back, saying they're essential to fight wildfires and restore healthy forests. → Read More

Fighting fire with fire: After 18-year absence, Washington’s bringing back prescribed burns to public lands

Prescribed burning's essential in order to fight wildfires and restore healthy forest ecosystems, proponents say. → Read More

'It's worth fighting for': Spokane County neighborhood takes on gravel pit expansion

Sometimes moose pass through this 156-acre patch of ponderosa and meadow. → Read More

Supreme Court: Yakama Nation land ownership ruling stands, half of Mount Adams remains part of reservation

By declining to take up a land dispute case between the Yakama Nation and Klickitat County, the Supreme Court upheld a 9th Circuit Court of Appeals decision that officially affirmed the Yakamas' claim to 120,000 acres in southwest Washington. → Read More

Once again, Spokane Valley has gotten a major property donation that will improve parks and trails

The city needed the land for the $34 million Pines Road underpass project that will eliminate railroad crossing delays. But it could also be an essential piece of an ambitious Spokane River Loop Trail that the Valley hopes to complete in the future. → Read More