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Ballots are due tomorrow (Tuesday) for the 12 school levies and two bond issues that are on the Spokane County ballot. The districts are making last-minute efforts to get voters to mark their ballots and return them in time to be counted.

It looks like the Confederated Tribes of the Colville will be keeping their name, for now. Tribal members have rejected a referendum that would have kicked off a name-changing process.

The first Olympic medals of the 2018 Winter Games are up for grabs this weekend. Pacific Northwest athletes in action include short track speedskaters Aaron Tran and J.R. Celski of Federal Way, Washington, in the men's 1500m and cross country skier Erik Bjornsen from Washington's Methow Valley in men's skiathlon.

Net Neutrality Protection Passes Washington House

Feb 9, 2018

Washington state lawmakers vowed to protect net neutrality after the Federal Communications Commission rolled back the Obama-era regulations. Now that effort is making progress.

Spokane Mayor David Condon's State of the City Address

Feb 9, 2018
Doug Nadvornick/SPR

Mayor David Condon gave an enthusiastic and optimistic assessment of Spokane during his annual State of the City address Friday at the Convention Center.

He opened his 40-minute talk by asking people to think about what they see when they drive to work everyday.