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Signature of Spokane City Councilman Jon Snyder. This one comes from a letter he signed on Nov. 26, 2013 to the CEO of Deaconess and Valley hospitals.

Snyder on signature: I'm left-handed

Yesterday, I asked readers to guess which Spokane leader uses this signature. It belongs to City Councilman Jon Snyder. The above example comes from this letter. Snyder claims the signature is simply a big J. Me: "Is it a backward J?" Snyder: "I'm left-handed." He...

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THURSDAY, JAN. 9, 2014

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Stuckart relents on supermajority rule

Spokane City Council President Ben Stuckart will soon be handing out duties to the city’s six other council members. The Spokane City Council on Monday unanimously agreed to give Stuckart the power to chose which members serve on what boards. But Stuckart abandoned his proposal...

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THURSDAY, JAN. 2, 2014

Marcus Riccelli, who was later elected to the state House, runs the 2009 Bloomsday with his then-boss, U.S. Sen. Maria Cantwell. This picture was provided by Riccelli.

I'll accept your challenge, Riccelli 

PHOTO CAPTION: Marcus Riccelli, then a staffer for U.S. Sen. Maria Cantwell, runs the 2009 Bloomsday with Cantwell. Picture provided by Riccelli. I got an unusual news release yesterday from state Rep. Marcus Riccelli. Riccelli, D-Spokane, announced that his New Year’s resolution is to run...

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Candidates John Ahern, left, and Jon Snyder debate each other on Tuesday, October 8, 2013, at KSPS's Studio in Spokane, Wash. (Tyler Tjomsland)

Fire District safe from Ahern

In the KSPS debate that aired earlier this month on KSPS City Council candidate John Ahern spoke in confusing terms about the area served by the city's Fire Station No. 9 on the South Hill. So confusing, apparently, that Spokane County Fire District No. 9...

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Stuckart 1, Condon 0

It shouldn’t be any surprise that Candace Mumm topped all the candidates for Spokane’s Northwest City Council seat. Her two main opponents lean Republican and were bound to split the vote. Topping 50 percent in a four-way race, however, is a win of sorts for...

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Shea's trip highlighted by MSNBC

MSNBC, though liberal commentator's Rachel Maddow's blog, is featuring Spokane Valley state Rep. Matt Shea after he appeared at a survivalist rally over the weekend. Shea's comments at the rally, as reported by the Coeur d'Alene Press, are similar to ones he's made at other...

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Jonathan Brunt
Jonathan Brunt joined The Spokesman-Review in 2004. He is the government editor. He previously was a reporter who covered Spokane City Hall, Spokane County government and public safety.

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