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  • Clark: Bob Apple’s bar has it all – except for a name

    When we last left Bob Apple, the ex-Spokane city councilman was inviting one and all to his brand new South Hill sports bar for tons of fun on Super Bowl …


  • Crime unit claims disputed

    Spokane police Chief Frank Straub said Friday that the disbanding of the department’s property crimes unit in 2011 is an “urban legend” perpetrated by former administrators looking to boost funding …


  • Doug Clark: Names for Apple’s bar hip, hideous

    With the world scheduled to end sometime on Friday, I thought it would be a good idea to tie up some loose ends, like helping Bob Apple choose the right …


  • Bobbing for Apple bar names, I’ve come up empty

    The South-Hillyard. End of the Roll. The Golden Gadfly …


  • Benn takes lead on Snyder, Apple

    A Republican surge of late votes gave a big boost to a Republican running for a central Spokane House seat. After the first round of vote-counting in the state’s primary …


  • Five candidates vie for Billig’s seat in the House

    The last-minute decision of state Senate Majority Leader Lisa Brown to retire at the end of the year set off a quick, frenzied rush among Democrats to determine how to …


  • Bob Apple, Q&A on 15 topics

    BOB APPLE, Democrat 1. Why do you feel that you are the best candidate? Certainly experience and an ability to get jobs done while understanding the intermixing of associated …


  • Matt Shea to seek third term in state House

    Spokane Valley Republican Matt Shea will seek a third term in the state House of Representatives, not the open seat on the Spokane County Board of Commissioners. Shea had been …


  • Outdated city firetrucks getting new assignment

    Two Spokane firetrucks have been saved from the scrap pile by a decision to donate them to volunteer fire departments in Guatemala. The 1977 pumpers manufactured by American LaFrance haven’t …


  • District 1 race draws outspoken council critics

    After a packed, six-way primary, voters in northeast Spokane have two unconventional choices to fill the Spokane City Council seat that will be vacated at the end of the year …


  • Board awaits vote on liquor sign rule

    The Spokane City Council could vote Monday on whether the city should regulate the number of alcohol signs liquor licensees can have that are visible from the street. In April …


  • Nicks set to retire as chief steps down

    The Spokane Police Department’s top two officers are on their way out, leaving city officials to find new leadership as they struggle with the continuing legal fallout surrounding the death …


  • Mayor promises review of Zehm case

    A hastily arranged briefing by Spokane Mayor Mary Verner on Friday announcing her desire for a complete internal and external review of the Otto Zehm controversy turned into a platform …


  • ‘Bill of Rights’ to be on ballot

    Spokane voters will be asked again this fall whether they want to add a “Community Bill of Rights” to the City Charter. The Spokane City Council voted unanimously to place …


  • Police ombudsman rules downgraded

    An arbitrator this week revoked a law that strengthened Spokane’s police ombudsman powers because the city did not consult the Spokane Police Guild before it was approved last year. The …


  • City Hall to add security guard

    Spokane City Hall will be watched by at least one security guard 11 hours a day starting next month. The decision, officials say, is the result of a few incidents …


  • City pays $300,000 to settle PCB claim

    Spokane’s wastewater department will spend more than $300,000 to settle a claim alleging that dangerous chemicals were released into the Spokane River through city storm drains. Most of the money …


  • Tab tax returns to council agenda

    A Spokane City Council vote two weeks ago rejecting a $20 annual vehicle tax appears to be only a bump in the road for supporters of the new fee. Council …


  • Waste system reorganization sought

    City and county leaders tried this week to buy some time for reorganizing the Spokane Regional Solid Waste System. A committee of member governments voted 5-1 for a stopgap measure …


  • Deputy fire chief cut stirs furor

    The Spokane City Council’s decision last week to cut a deputy fire chief position has angered administrators and Mayor Mary Verner. “It was not discussed with me. It was not …


  • City analysis notes bike route’s potential for snarled traffic

    Removing a lane for cars in favor of one for bicycles along Second Avenue downtown would cause longer traffic backups during rush hour in at least two locations, Spokane officials …


  • Spokane City Council extends red light camera law

    Spokane’s red light cameras will stay in operation at least three more years. The Spokane City Council on Monday voted unanimously to extend the law that authorizes the city to …


  • ACLU argues city denied rights

    The American Civil Liberties Union says the Spokane city attorney’s office violated the constitutional rights of a local attorney. In a letter to city officials last week, Michael Kipling, an …


  • Council members send tab tax support to county

    Creation of an annual vehicle tab tax of $20 appears to be gaining support on the Spokane City Council. A letter signed by six of the seven Spokane City Council …


  • City agrees to pay $5 million for new software, training

    Though facing a $12 million shortfall next year, and the likelihood of layoffs, the Spokane City Council voted Monday to spend $5 million for a new software system and the …


  • Parking tax debate turns to growth

    It could cost more to park in private lots in central Spokane if city leaders get behind ideas to tax downtown lots. The parking tax concept is in flux, with …


  • Apple disputes allegations of unpaid bills

    A Spokane Valley roofing business is accusing legislative candidate and Spokane City Councilman Bob Apple of not paying for nearly $9,000 in supplies. But Apple says it’s really Systems Roofers …


  • Permitting perils sink Muzzy Mansion dream

    When Mike Schultz and Steven Sanford first laid eyes on the Muzzy Mansion, “it just sang to us,” Schultz said. Now, after more than three years, $70,000 in expenses and …


  • License plate tab fee won’t be on ballot

    Even though a new $20 tax on license plate tabs got pulled off the agenda Monday by the Spokane City Council, city leaders said they expect to bring it back …


  • Spokane City Council mixed on proposed tab fees

    Facing daunting shortfalls in revenue, the Spokane City Council will discuss tonight instituting a tax on vehicle license tabs. Councilman Bob Apple said he will bring a proposal forward for …