Stories tagged: Ben Stuckart
Mon., Feb. 29, 2016, 9:02 p.m.
Spokane City Council unanimously opposes Trans-Pacific trade deal
The Spokane City Council passed a resolution opposing the Tran-Pacific Partnership.
Tue., Feb. 23, 2016, 2:33 p.m.
Shawn Vestal: City Council should ignore threat, tell us what happened in executive session
Shawn Vestal urges the Spokane City Council to share information from a closed executive session, in defiance of a city attorney’s warning that doing so might be illegal.
Wed., Feb. 10, 2016, 5:32 p.m.
Fagan questions Spokane’s signing of compassion charter
The Spokane City Council voted to sign the International Charter for Compassionate Communities this week, but not before one council member expressed concern over the charter organization’s efforts to combat …
Tue., Feb. 9, 2016, 5:34 p.m.
City attorneys warn council members against sharing details of meeting about Straub
Spokane city’s legal department has warned Council President Ben Stuckart and others that they could face criminal charges if they discloseinformation from a private meeting among city leaders held the …
Sun., Feb. 7, 2016, 5 a.m.
Doug Clark: Please, please, please put George McGrath on City Council
Having never worked on Wall Street, I never learned the subtleties of bribing politicians. But sometimes you have to put your uncertainties aside for the good of the many. So …
Fri., Feb. 5, 2016, 2:31 p.m.
City likely to back affordable housing vision for Ridpath Hotel
The Spokane City Council will consider a resolution supporting Ron Wells’ proposal to reopen the Ridpath Hotel as low-income apartments.
Tue., Jan. 26, 2016, 1:36 p.m.
Spokane lawmaker’s bill wouldn’t let cities enact sick leave or wage laws
Proposal wouldn’t let cities enact new sick leave or minimum wage laws
Tue., Jan. 26, 2016, 1:32 p.m.
Shawn Vestal: Stupidity on Facebook shouldn’t disqualify Condon ally
In a quick, quiet vote last night, four members of the City Council voted to punish a political opponent for daring to criticize them. Or – if you take a …
Sat., Jan. 23, 2016
Sick and safe leave right for Spokane
Mayor should not veto an ordinance that will be good for employees and employers.
Mon., Jan. 11, 2016, 11:30 p.m.
Spokane City Council votes to require employers to provide sick leave
Most workers in Spokane will get three or five paid sick days under legislation approved by the Spokane City Council Monday night. “It is an accepted value,” said Spokane Council …
Mon., Jan. 11, 2016, 3:30 p.m.
Council members seek proof that downtown police precinct move will save money
Spokane City Council members are calling for city and police leaders to show how two-week old move of the downtown police precinct will save the city money.
Thu., Jan. 7, 2016, 12:04 p.m.
Infighting jeopardizes Spokane immigration ballot initiative
Petitioners hoping to reverse Spokane policy prohibiting police from questioning if someone is in the country illegally have collected enough signatures to put the issue before voters. But voters may …
Mon., Jan. 4, 2016, 9:45 p.m.
Spokane City Council limits participation in weekly public forums
On Monday Spokane City Council voted 5-2 to limit open forum speakers to once a month.
Tue., Dec. 29, 2015, 1:29 p.m.
Spokane City Council may limit open forum speakers to once a month
The Spokane City Council considers limiting people to speak at public forum to just once a month
Thu., Dec. 17, 2015, 10:21 p.m.
Guards in Spokane schools won’t be armed
A proposal to arm Spokane Public Schools resource officers has been scrapped.
Mon., Dec. 14, 2015, 1:45 p.m.
City of Spokane facing $1 million demand from former parks spokeswoman
Nancy Goodspeed, a former parks department spokeswoman for the city of Spokane, is demanding $1 million from the city following what she describes as a violation of state and federal …
Wed., Dec. 9, 2015, 10 p.m.
Spokane law erasing some marijuana convictions to go into effect without mayor’s signature
New rules allowing people to erase previous marijuana possession convictions will go into effect at the end of the month, without Spokane Mayor David Condon’s signature or his support.
Fri., Dec. 4, 2015, 10:22 p.m.
Mayor’s choice for investigator scuttled
Spokane Mayor David Condon’s choice to investigate the handling of personnel matters at City Hall has been pushed aside because of growing concerns from city council members about the investigation’s …
Sun., Nov. 22, 2015
De-icer used by city of Spokane contains PCBs
The deicer used by the city of Spokane on its streets contains trace amounts of polychlorinated biphenyls, or PCBs. Those toxins made news most recently when the company responsible for …
UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 9, 2015, 9:31 p.m.
Spokane will vacate marijuana possession convictions
Anyone guilty of a misdemeanor possession of marijuana charge in the city of Spokane will soon be able to have the conviction removed from their criminal record. The Spokane City …
Fri., Nov. 6, 2015, 10 p.m.
Spokane’s cell tower moratorium ends with stricter rules
New rules governing the location of cell towers were praised and unanimously passed by the Spokane City Council on Monday. It was a long way from six months ago, when …
Mon., Oct. 26, 2015, 8:40 p.m.
Downtown Partnership skeptical of police precinct move
Mark Richards, president of the Downtown Spokane Partnership, voiced concern to the Spokane City Council Monday night about the police department’s plan to move its downtown precinct from its current …
Sat., Oct. 24, 2015
Editorial: City should drop misdemeanor pot judgments
Criminalization of mere possession of small amounts never served any useful purpose. Nor does preserving the record of misdemeanor convictions.
UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 16, 2015, 11:18 p.m.
In race to lead Spokane City Council, Stuckart faces legislative veteran
Not a lot of people wanted John Ahern to run against Ben Stuckart for the position of Spokane City Council president. Following his lopsided loss to Councilman Jon Snyder two …
Wed., Oct. 14, 2015, 10:13 p.m.
Teacher squares off against nonprofit leader in Spokane school board race
ELECTION PREVIEW: The race for Spokane School Board between a Spokane Valley high school teacher, Paul Schneider, and a nonprofit leader, Patricia Kienholz.
UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 9, 2015, 10:24 p.m.
In race for Spokane City Council, Stratton and Verduin say they’re not proxies for Stuckart and Condon
Incumbent Spokane Councilwoman Karen Stratton is backed the council president. Her opponent, Evan Verduin, is supported by the mayor.
UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 8, 2015, 9:13 a.m.
In Fagan vs. Ramos race, it’s the notorious vs. the unknown
The race for Spokane City Council in District 1, representing northeast Spokane, pits a conservative, controversial incumbent against a political newcomer.
Tue., Sept. 22, 2015
Council salute to Muslim group draws protest
The Spokane City Council stepped squarely into the middle of a national debate over Muslims in America, approving a salutation to local Muslims that recognizes their contributions to the community. …
Fri., Sept. 18, 2015
Condon builds fat stacks of campaign dollars
With about two months until Election Day, the elephant in the room is the mayor’s money. Mayor David Condon has outstacked the fat stacks he put together four years ago, …
Sun., Sept. 13, 2015
Councilman challenges Spokane’s borrowing from investment fund
Quick growth in Spokane’s collection of investments, and a predilection by city leaders to dip into the investment pool to fund one-time projects, has led at least one Spokane City …