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Constitutionalists call for rally in the Valley

Dec. 16, 2014 9:41 a.m.

Scott Maclay, president of the Rattlesnakes Motorcycle Club, has invited other constitutionalists to join him Saturday at 2 p.m. for a protest at the “occupied” Spokane Valley Police Department on East Sprague Avenue. 

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Spokane Valley continues crackdown on marijuana

Dec. 16, 2014 8 a.m. - Updated: 8:08 a.m.

As it aims to create a drug free city, the Spokane Valley city council is tonight discussing an ordinance intended to curb marijuana use by teenagers.

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Let’s light up the Spokane Valley map!

Dec. 5, 2014 10:35 a.m. - Updated: 10:41 a.m.

Every year we generate a map of holiday light displays here at the paper. People register their own lights on a public map and those of us who like driving around looking at the lights have an easy way to find them. How about this: let this holiday season be the Spokane Valley season - let's fill that map with more holiday light displays in the Valley than anywhere else! Click here and let's get started.


A new place for city hall?

Dec. 2, 2014 12:25 p.m. - Updated: 12:31 p.m.

The Spokane Valley city council is considering a purchase of land for a new city hall. The 3.3 acre lot in question is located at Sprague Avenue and Dartmouth Road at the west end of U City Mall and for sale for slightly less than $1.2 million. See details in tonight's agenda or even better: come to the meeting. 



Tuesday morning roundup

Dec. 2, 2014 6 a.m.

It's been some time since I've looked at how this Spokane Valley beat of mine is developing, so here's a little roundup for you: This blog has grown from 99 to 130 followers (not explosive growth, but pretty darn good). I love hearing from you all, you really can't send me too many emails (Piah@spokesman.com) and the Valley Blog is a great spot for community news announcements. We are also gaining traction on Facebook where The Voices page is up from 790 to 830 followers - I like that! Keep the “likes” coming. If you want to connect with me on Facebook you can find me here.


Spokane Valley designates #GivingTuesday

Dec. 1, 2014 12:05 p.m. - Updated: 12:06 p.m.

At the last Spokane Valley City Council meeting, Mayor Dean Grafos designated Tuesday Dec. 2 as Giving Tuesday. Grafos said the globally celebrated day is a great opportunity for people to give back to the community. “This is a way for all citizens to join together and give in any way that's reasonable,”  Grafos said. 



Light the Christmas tree in Spokane Valley

Dec. 1, 2014 11:12 a.m. - Updated: 11:40 a.m.

The Rotary Club of Spokane Valley is getting the Christmas tree in the University City parking lot ready for the annual lighting ceremony on Dec. 4 from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Santa is stopping by and the choir Solar Energy from the Sunrise Elementary School will be singing. 

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Advent celebration on Sunday

Nov. 26, 2014 11:43 a.m. - Updated: 11:46 a.m.

Millwood Community Presbyterian Church is hosting an Advent party on Nov. 30 from 4-7 p.m. There will be crafts for children and adults, singing of Christmas carols and lots of snacks. The church is located at 3223 N. Marguerite Rd. Call: (509) 924-2350.


Facebook page tracks Spokane Valley History

Nov. 20, 2014 11:14 a.m. - Updated: 11:42 a.m.

David Sean Brown was born and raised in Spokane Valley. Back in 2010, he joined Facebook and quickly made contact with people he'd gone to school with or shared interests with. 

“I've always been interested in the history of Spokane and Spokane Valley,” said Brown over coffee at The Rocket Bakery on Argonne. And that's how he got the idea for the Facebook group: The History of Spokane Valley - 1960 to Present. 

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Done with topless baristas, coalition moves on to weed

Nov. 20, 2014 9:38 a.m. - Updated: 11:43 a.m.

The Spokane Valley-based Coalition for Community Values has formed a task force that aims to limit access to all types of marijuana in Spokane Valley. City Council member Ed Pace asked city staff to look into regulations in Washington towns Wenatchee and Fife, which both have banned marijuana. 

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