Former City Council President Joe Shogan told the council Monday night to "appoint an interim, experienced city manager" to run the city while city officials, notably Mayor David Condon, "figure out the Straub matter."
TUESDAY, JUNE 14, 2016
THURSDAY, MAY 26, 2016
Hession said he is not interested in being city attorney.
WEDNESDAY, MAY 11, 2016
WEDNESDAY, MAY 4, 2016
In today's paper, I reported on a scathing letter written by Patrick Striker, the director of the city's Community Oriented Policing Services, or COPS, that called Mayor David Condon "aggressive and angry and threatening." Here's Striker's full email, unedited: The Mayor’s assistant scheduled a meeting...
TUESDAY, MARCH 29, 2016
Today, we reported that Spokane City Council members are getting a 44 percent pay increase - about $14,000 a year - thanks to a decision by the city's Salary Review Commission. Apparently, the phones started ringing at City Hall.
MONDAY, FEB. 15, 2016
If you missed the live, call-in Talk to City Hall last week, now's your chance to see it.
TUESDAY, FEB. 9, 2016
City Hall reporter Nicholas Deshais will be there to ask some questions as well.
FRIDAY, JAN. 29, 2016
The Spokane City Council has settled on seven finalists to replace Jon Snyder, who left the council for a state job earlier this month. They are: Breean Beggs, who unsuccesfully ran for county prosecutor in 2014 and represented the family of Otto Zehm in a...
WEDNESDAY, NOV. 25, 2015
In today's paper, we have a story about Spokane Mayor David Condon knew in April that a female city employee accused former police Chief Frank Straub of sexual harassment because he had “grabbed her ass, tried to kiss her.” Straub's attorney, Mary Schultz, has been...
SUNDAY, NOV. 1, 2015
The city has been without a planning director since Scott Chesney was ousted last November.
SATURDAY, OCT. 31, 2015
Yes. No. Depends who you ask, like we just did for you.
FRIDAY, OCT. 30, 2015
Their answers vary, some say just two, others say it's up to the mayor.
TUESDAY, OCT. 27, 2015
FRIDAY, OCT. 23, 2015
In August, the city of Spokane filed a lawsuit against the international agrochemical giant Monsanto, alleging that the company sold chemicals for decades that it knew were a danger to human and environmental health.
THURSDAY, OCT. 22, 2015
Election 2015 edition, on accusations of partisan agendas, cost of bike lanes and Chomsky.
WEDNESDAY, OCT. 21, 2015
Everything's golden, or This. Means. War.
TUESDAY, OCT. 20, 2015
MONDAY, OCT. 19, 2015
Ahern did not provide answers to the questions.
Incumbent council president talks about his relationship with the mayor, Complete Streets, Monsanto, police and more.
Unlike City Council candidates, who were allowed to reply to issue questions via email, mayoral candidates answered these question during an interview. The replies have been lightly edited for readability.
Unlike City Council candidates, who were allowed to reply to issue questions via email, mayoral candidates answered these question during an interview. The replies have been lightly edited for readability. Answers from Shar Lichty, Condon's challenger, will appear on Spin Control soon.