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  • Shawn Vestal: Police hiring is cause for sigh of relief

    We need more cops. The heartening news is that we’re actually getting them.


  • Spokane City Council OKs property tax hike

    Remember last year’s no-new-taxes approach to drafting Spokane’s city budget? Looks like the new one will make up for it.


  • Riverfront Park’s entrance may receive a new look

    The front door of Riverfront Park could get a significant facelift next year – just as some park programs deal with $1 million in cuts. The Spokane Park Board this …


  • Vestal: Mayor’s proposed cuts come at price of safety

    Mayor David Condon’s proposed city budget accomplishes his main objective: keeping his campaign promise not to raise taxes. It does not, however, do what he says it does: preserve the …


  • Spokane mayor’s budget cuts 100 positions

    Spokane Mayor David Condon on Wednesday rolled out a preliminary city budget for 2013 that cuts 100 positions, including police and fire jobs, but allows him to take a full …


  • Budget boasts don’t reflect spending

    Claim: Several candidates for Spokane Valley City Council have stated repeatedly that the council that’s been dominated by the Positive Change slate of candidates has reduced budget growth of 7 …


  • Liberty Lake makes progress on budget

    In a special meeting Tuesday, the Liberty Lake City Council decided on what to do with $140,139 in funds it didn’t have when the proposed budget was written. The funds …


  • Deal with firefighters would preserve jobs

    Spokane firefighters avoid layoffs under a tentative agreement accepted this week by Mayor Mary Verner. If the deal is approved by union members and City Council, Local 29 of the …


  • Tense exchanges reveal city’s budget stress

    Call it the e-mail thread heard round the city. As Spokane wrestled with its sad but necessary budget-cutting in recent weeks, a series of e-mail messages – forwarded to all …


  • Residents rally for library branch

    Several library users fought tears Wednesday as they implored Spokane library trustees to keep the city’s East Side branch open. “This place provides access,” said Spokane resident Scott Engelhard, his …


  • Library board considering East Side branch’s closure

    Several times a week Lewis and Clark High School freshman Janelle McNeal heads to the East Side Library to finish homework, connect with friends online and read books. But that …


  • Spokane Valley council passes 2011 budget

    The Spokane Valley City Council unanimously passed its budget for 2011 Tuesday night, despite objections by Councilman Bill Gothmann to the cut in a cost of living adjustment raise to …


  • Vestal: Alleged givebacks are a cop-out

    Give it back. This is the terrible, horrible, no-good, very bad mantra of this recession. Give back your job. Give back some salary. Give back your raise. Give back a …


  • Guild, city of Spokane spar over layoffs

    Spokane Police Guild leaders this week sent a strong message to Mayor Mary Verner: We dare you. In a letter received by Verner on Thursday, Guild President Ernie Wuthrich warned …


  • City layoff list puts 120 workers at risk

    Spokane administrators next week will inform about 120 workers that they will lose their jobs by the end of the year. Some could be demoted but remain on the city …


  • Liberty Lake department heads trying to cut costs

    The Liberty Lake City Council heard an accounting from the city’s department heads of what they were doing to reduce costs. Community Development Director Doug Smith told the council the …


  • City Council continues support for region’s youth

    Supporters and staff at the Chase Youth Commission and the Youth Department drew a huge sigh of relief just before Christmas, when the Spokane City Council approved Mayor Mary Verner’s …


  • Spokane’s leaner than the mean

    The 2010 budget for Spokane shows that city government is comparatively lean. Some examples: Revenue per person in Seattle and Tacoma is $1,540. In Spokane, it’s $863.


  • Cities need Legislature’s help fixing budget flaws

    When reviewing the city of Spokane’s budgeting principles, they seem obvious: match spending to current expenditures, keep prudent reserves, finance highest priorities first, don’t pay for ongoing expenses with one-time …


  • City, firefighters reach deal to avoid cuts

    Spokane firefighters likely will be spared layoffs thanks to a deal reached last week between union leaders and city administrators. The sides agreed to create a new early retirement program …

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