Council President, City of Spokane
* Race percentages are calculated with data from the Secretary of State's Office, which omits write-in votes from its calculations when there are too few to affect the outcome. The Spokane County Auditor's Office may have slightly different percentages than are reflected here because its figures include any write-in votes.
OLYMPIA – A Spokane senator wants to keep other cities from mandating paid sick leave as the Spokane City Council has, or from raising the minimum wage higher than state law requires. The Spokane Council president said the proposal doesn’t respect the will of local voters.
Mayor should not veto an ordinance that will be good for employees and employers.
The 2015 election won’t set any records, but it may have provided us with a few tactics which future campaigns might want to avoid.
For more than a generation, Spokane city politics divided mainly on geographic lines. Tuesday’s election suggests those lines may be disappearing and new coalitions are redrawing the electoral maps.
Ben Stuckart was re-elected as Spokane City Council president Tuesday, beating challenger John Ahern in all but one of the city’s precincts.
The city has been without a planning director since Scott Chesney was ousted last November.
Yes. No. Depends who you ask, like we just did for you.
Their answers vary, some say just two, others say it’s up to the mayor.
Criminalization of mere possession of small amounts never served any useful purpose. Nor does preserving the record of misdemeanor convictions.
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.
Condon says things are pretty good. Lichty says not so much.
Everything’s golden, or This. Means. War.
Even politicians have heroes.
“Oh, well that explains everything, sir,” said Spokane City Councilman Mike Fagan. “You know, we are not Seattle. We are Spokane.”
Less than a year after marijuana became available in stores, it is no exaggeration to say that it’s booming. Each new month brings increased sales and tax revenues. Marijuana bucks have already become a key element in state budget negotiations. Hundreds of licenses have been issued to retailers, growers and processors.
The decision came during the weekly open forum portion of Monday’s council meeting after civic gadfly George McGrath used the term — again — to describe the planned pedestrian bridge spanning a wide rail corridor to link the north and south ends of the growing University District. The southern side of the district includes a stretch of East Sprag
A BNSF freight train pulling 103 cars of crude oil from North Dakota’s Bakken formation derailed in rural Illinois last week, sending flames and jet-black smoke into the sky and triggering warnings from federal officials of a “substantial danger” of contaminating the Mississippi River. Last month, a similar incident occurred in rural West Virginia when an oil train carrying 70,000 barrels of Bakken oil derailed and exploded, engulfing 19 tanker cars in flames, destroying a home and sending giant fireballs 300 feet into the air. In 2013, a train carrying Bakken crude crashed in a Quebec town, killing 47 people.
Someone decided to mix “Maxwell’s Silver Hammer” with current council politics. How well they did may depend on where you stand.
Angry, foul-mouthed caller leaves completely over-the-top NSFW voice mail for council president and staffer posts it to YouTube.