Stories tagged: Ben Stuckart
Thu., April 18, 2019, 5 a.m.
Spokane firefighter and mayor candidate reprimanded for engaging in campaign activities while on duty
Spokane firefighter and mayoral candidate Shawn Poole was reprimanded by the city last fall for using images of city property in campaign materials, posting information he learned through his work …
UPDATED: Tue., April 16, 2019, 10:22 p.m.
The mayor vetoed a new law requiring City Hall to be open to the public without a time limit, saying it was redundant and drew attention from what the city …
UPDATED: Mon., April 15, 2019, 12:01 p.m.
Shawn Vestal: The ‘Not Nadines’ have a point about lack of coverage of their Spokane mayoral campaigns
When Nadine Woodward announced she was running for mayor, local media covered it as a capital-B capital-D Big Deal. When most other candidates announced, not so much.
UPDATED: Thu., April 11, 2019, 6:41 a.m.
The Spokane City Council delayed a land deal with Union Gospel Mission over concerns that the city may have made a one-sided deal with an organization that does not hire …
UPDATED: Tue., April 9, 2019, 10:06 p.m.
Spokane City Councilman Mike Fagan is running for the council’s highest position.
UPDATED: Wed., April 3, 2019, 9:51 a.m.
Nadine Woodward, the recently retired Spokane news anchor, is running for Spokane mayor.
Sun., March 31, 2019, 5 a.m.
City Council President Ben Stuckart declared from the dais last week that neither Seattle nor Spokane is dying, but the divisive KOMO-TV report has prompted a wide-ranging discussion on the …
Wed., March 20, 2019, 10:50 a.m.
The WSU Health Sciences campus is a place where Spokane’s past and future meet. Once a rail yard, the campus is now the flagship of a statewide health sciences enterprise …
Thu., March 14, 2019
Clean air agency members counter Spokane council president’s criticism, cite Stuckart’s conflict of interest, ignorance of agency’s role
Board members of the local clean air agency say Spokane City Council President Ben Stuckart has inappropriately injected politics into the regulatory process and accused him of being beholden to …
Wed., March 13, 2019, 5 a.m.
Stuckart accuses clean air agency regulatory overreach, cites Otis Hotel asbestos fines and construction delays
The local clean air agency “overreaches” with its regulatory authority and hampers economic development in an effort to “justify their existence,” said Spokane City Council President Ben Stuckart.
UPDATED: Thu., March 7, 2019, 10:16 p.m.
Just a week after retiring from KXLY, longtime anchor Nadine Woodward said she may run for Spokane mayor.
UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 26, 2019, 4:05 p.m.
In the bitter cold Monday afternoon at Riverfront Park, dozens of nurses rallied for better staffing, benefits and patient safety at Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center.
Fri., Feb. 1, 2019, 5 a.m.
The Spokane City Council wants you to support tax to maintain 30 firefighters and hire 20 new police officers. The mayor doesn’t.
Spokane voters will decide on a $5.8 million a year levy to pay for fire department and police staffing, a tax that six of the seven members of the City …
UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 28, 2019, 10:57 p.m.
Spokane City Council unanimously voted to keep cameras out of the City Hall break room, which would have been used to monitor sales at a new self-serve fresh food lunch …
UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 23, 2019, 11:35 a.m.
Some city employees say disagreements between the Spokane City Council and the mayor’s administration have put employees in the middle, creating an environment in which they have been treated with …
UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 9, 2019, 10:12 a.m.
Kevin Parker, Michael Baumgartner say they won’t run for Spokane mayor; KXLY anchor Nadine Woodward says she has ‘no immediate plans’
As the race for Spokane mayor draws closer, local leaders say the pool of candidates will likely narrow and stronger candidates will come forward later in the election season. Two …
Fri., Dec. 28, 2018
As public outcry over laws prohibiting camping, sitting or sleeping on public property grows, city officials and police say illegal camping is more wide spread than it has been in …
Thu., Dec. 20, 2018
Three months late, and on the chilly cusp of winter, the bicycle and pedestrian bridge in Spokane’s University District is finally open.
UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 27, 2018, 8:40 p.m.
The email exchange was posted online on the local Republican Party’s Facebook page earlier this month and prompted calls for discipline after City Council President Ben Stuckart suggested “a midnight …
Fri., Nov. 16, 2018
The city of Spokane may re-examine a law that critics say criminalizes the homeless for sleeping or sitting on public sidewalks when they have nowhere else to go, after a …
Thu., Nov. 15, 2018
City of Spokane dispatchers may not be apart of a new region-wide communications center after City Council required its dispatchers to exclusively work with city public safety employees.
Mon., Nov. 5, 2018, 9:40 p.m.
Due to higher than initially predicted revenue projections, Mayor David Condon submitted a balanced budget to the city last week with small cuts and increased funding for homelessness services.
UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 24, 2018, 9:09 a.m.
The City’s Human Resources Department has begun investigating four city council members after employees reported they had been bullied during public meetings.
UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 24, 2018, 11:24 a.m.
Spokane Mayor David Condon says federal rules trump new city law restricting bus searches by Border Patrol at Intermodal Center
Spokane’s Mayor David Condon said a new law City Council passed Monday restricting Border Patrol from searching buses in the Spokane Intermodal Center may not change the agency’s actions.
UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 23, 2018, 7:23 a.m.
After hearing testimony from a crowd of medical students, immigrants, lawyers, pastors and activists, the Spokane City Council approved an ordinance restricting the U.S. Border Patrol’s search of buses and …
UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 15, 2018, 8:07 p.m.
The city may soon be able to give its unused properties to developers and non-profit organizations who agree to build affordable housing for Spokane’s low-income or elderly residents.
UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 25, 2018, 8:12 a.m.
In an effort to curtail petty property crimes such as larceny, vandalism and loitering, the city’s Business Improvement District is asking downtown business owners whether they’re interested in installing more …
UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 7, 2018, 11:12 p.m.
The City Council appears to have enough votes to override the veto, which came on the eve of an international trip where city leaders will discuss their green efforts and …
UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 21, 2018, 10:39 a.m.
A packed chambers of the Spokane City Council urged the panel to approve the law Monday night, beneath a smoky sky and a blood-red sun. Lawmakers did just that, after …
Sun., July 22, 2018
Beyond the Amazon fulfillment center’s 1,500-plus jobs, local officials see the company’s presence here as an opportunity to raise Spokane’s profile as a place to do business.