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  • French cleared on ethics

    The Spokane Ethics Committee has cleared City Councilman Al French in accusations that he violated ethics rules when he supported maintaining bus bench advertising. French asked the committee in August …


  • Ethics panel delays review of French

    A review of city Councilman Al French’s work on bus bench advertising rules was delayed again Wednesday. For the second meeting in a row, the Spokane Ethics Committee did not …


  • Bus bench contract goes to Florida firm

    The apparent solution to Spokane’s bus bench controversy will be to send the money to Jupiter. As in Jupiter, Fla.


  • Benches to stay at bus stops, ads and all

    Bus riders won’t be left standing after all. Spokane Mayor Mary Verner relented this week in her demand for all bus benches with ads to be removed by next Tuesday.


  • Verner: Replace bus benches

    Spokane needs to come up with a plan to replace the bus benches scattered around the city with a standard design and more sensible placement, Mayor Mary Verner said today.


  • Dougbench will be sit-down against lunacy

    I am taking a stand against the city’s idiotic war on bus bench advertising. Well, actually I’m taking a seat.


  • Officials seeking bus bench donors

    The wait at area bus stops will become a little more comfortable for Citylink riders if a Coeur d’Alene committee has its way. As part of the bus bench program, …


  • Bus bench wars don’t sit well

    Let me get this straight. The Spokane Transit Authority wants benches at its bus stops.


  • City says bus benches must go

    Transit riders used to sitting while waiting for a bus may soon have to stand. All bus benches with advertising in Spokane were ordered removed by the city in October, …


  • Our View: Plan to replace benches would waste money

    When the Spokane Transit Authority board of directors meets in two weeks, one issue to be decided will be whether to spend a reported $87,500 on 100 steel-mesh benches for …

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