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Spin Control David Condon archive

TUESDAY, OCT. 4, 2016

TUESDAY, SEPT. 13, 2016

Yakima judge will hear Condon recall case today 

Mayor David Condon is not expected to be in the courtroom Tuesday afternoon. Superior Court Judge Blaine Gibson, of Yakima County, is scheduled to decide if a recall petition from local Democratic organizer and accountant David Green can move forward to the signature-collecting phase.

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TUESDAY, AUG. 4, 2015

TUESDAY, NOV. 25, 2014

A sidewalk chalk drawing by Rick Bocook, AKA Harpman Hatter, of Dr. Evil referring to Spokane Mayor David Condon inheriting $1 million. (Nicholas Deshais)

Harpman Hatter renders Dr. Evil

Rick Bocook, a perennial figure at Spokane City Council meetings, has just a few issues he rails on at City Hall. Freedom for street musicians. The tyranny of the city's sit-lie ordinance. Sidewalk chalk drawings. Bocook, AKA Harpman Hatter, was in fine form on this...

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MONDAY, NOV. 17, 2014

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 22, 2014


Stuckart to seek re-election next year

Spokane City Council Chairman Ben Stuckart is already making plans for next year's election, saying today he will seek another term in his current position. Stuckart, currently part of a liberal/progressive/Democratic majority on the council, had been rumored as a potential candidate for mayor against...

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The new Goat Standard

By spending nearly a year meeting with neighborhood groups and others to develop an urban farming plan that addressed various concerns before bringing it to a final vote, Spokane City Council President Ben Stuckart has created an unexpected new problem. Any plan on almost any...

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THURSDAY, JAN. 16, 2014

Condon asks Police Guild for contract changes

Spokane Mayor David Condon is heeding the advice of Spokane City Council members who have pushed him to reopen contract negotiations with the Spokane Police Guild. The mayor and guild agreed to a tentative four-year labor contract last fall, but that deal was rejected by...

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THURSDAY, AUG. 22, 2013


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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TUESDAY, JULY 23, 2013

Breaking Ground at Huntington Park

Flanked by earthmovers and pickups, with the Riverfront Park gondolas gliding overhead, Scott Morris talked fondly Tuesday of the year 1889, city parks, Spokane and the company he runs, Avista. “We, in a sense, grew up together,” Morris said to a gathering of about 50...

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Condon and Stuckart no Simon and Garfunkel

WARNING: This video is painful to watch and hear. Its only saving grace is that this exercise helped raise money for the Second Harvest Food Bank. Let's hope this duo does not reunite. The political pro of Street Music Week remains -- sorry, mayor and...

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MONDAY, APRIL 29, 2013

Two forms of ID, please 

WASHINGTON — A change in Pentagon security procedures almost derailed Spokane's most recent formal pitch for new refueling tankers to land at Fairchild Air Force Base. A group of city business and political leaders were in Washington, D.C. last week to meet with lawmakers and...

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