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Cheney Council Voids Tax Hikes; New Mayor Will Study Options

Cheney Mayor-elect Amy Jo Sooy takes office next week amid a financial crisis she didn’t create. She’s in charge of solving it now. Her first official job starting Jan. 2 …


Council Faces Ailing Monroe Street Bridge

Spokane city officials say they have no idea how much money is needed to fix the ailing Monroe Street Bridge. So they’re planning to hire someone to find out. During …


Cops Not Living Up To Fiscal Expectations Steele Will Ask Council To Cough Up $132,925 For Neighborhood Program

Nearly four years ago, the Spokane City Council bought into a proposal to shift control of the city’s community policing efforts to a nonprofit group. Police officials helped sell the …


City Of Post Falls Tucks Away $42,805 For Snowy Winter Days Cold Weather Street Plan Modeled After Coeur D’Alene’s

Each falling snowflake during last winter’s record storms gouged a chunk of money from Post Falls’ and Rathdrum’s maintenance budgets. This year, while El Nino may bless the cities with …


Recount Doesn’t Change Outcome In Medical Lake

A recount of the ballots for mayor of Medical Lake on Tuesday didn’t change the outcome from last week. Challenger Jim Hill defeated Mayor Sharie Stearns by a total of …


Peterson Wins Council Seat In Town’s Cookie-Tin Lottery Losing Candidate Says Disputed Springdale Election Is ‘Long From Over’

Stevens County Auditor Tim Gray breaks a tie Tuesday in the Springdale Town Council election. Gray ended up fishing candidate Lowell Peterson’s name out of a cookie tin held by …


Streets Get Bumpy Ride In Budget $1 Million Hike In Budget To Go For Pay Raises And Paying Off Overtime From Ice Storm

A pothole awaits another inattentive driver at Perry and Empire. Money for overhauling battered streets isn’t in next year’s budget. Photo by Colin Mulvany/The Spokesman-Review


West Plains Residents Vote In New City Leaders Popular Incumbents Hold Onto Their Council Positions In/Around: Airway Heights, Cheney, Medical Lake

1. Sooy 2. Grady


Barlow Wins School Race On Third Try Mccann Defeated By 220 Votes In District 81

The third time was the charm for Spokane school board candidate Don Barlow. He was declared the winner of a close race Wednesday, when he ended up with 220 votes …


Challenger Leads Medical Lake Mayor Last Count Puts Hill Ahead By 34 Votes; Recount Paid For

The last count of ballots from Medical Lake on Wednesday pushed challenger Jim Hill ahead of incumbent Mayor Sharie Stearns. “I’m very elated, and I am looking forward to a …


Talbott Still On Top After Latest Count School Board Race Of Barlow, Mccann Remains Too Close To Call

John Talbott will be Spokane’s next mayor, absentee ballots confirmed Monday. Incumbent Jack Geraghty inched closer to Talbott as about 3,600 mail-in ballots were counted in city races. Closer, but …


Dark Clouds Over Spokane? A Political Ploy

This fall you didn’t have to wear a parka to trick-or-treat on Halloween. The Washington State Cougars remain in the Rose Bowl sweepstakes even as the calendar turns to November. …


Downtown Study Divides Cda Candidates Diverse Half-Dozen Compete For Three Spots On The City Council; They Agree On Taxes, Access To Sanders Beach

1. Smith 2. Olvera 3. Goodlander 4. Roseth 5. Servick 6. Wallace


Future Is Yours For The Shaping

Who says political science is boring? It may not seem much like science, but this fall’s campaigns at least have been entertaining. Here in Spokane, an out-of-town mall developer used …


Civility Marks Mayor’s Race Quiet Hassell Lets Track Record, Not Advertising, Do The Talking

Hassell


Civility Marks Mayor’s Race Widely Involved Judy Resists Label As Business Candidate

Judy


Stevens County Voters Face Some Interesting Decisions

Kettle Falls voters, in addition to choosing a new mayor, must decide Tuesday whether to fill a council position with a woman they voted out of office or with an …


Lake City Voters, Keep Incumbents

Coeur d’Alene is better off today than it was four years ago. The city has reconstructed three major streets, tripled the money it spends on road repair, dramatically expanded the …


Showing Street Smarts Candidates Scurrying To Find Funds To Patch Up The City’s Infrastructure

Voters hear the refrain from candidates every campaign season: a pledge to search out wasteful spending like a cop on a criminal’s trail. Spokane residents are getting an earful on …


At Ease Whether Biking Or Campaigning, John Talbott Delights In A Tight Race

1. John Talbott and his wife, Claudia, have been married for 39 years and say they’re going for another 39. Photo by Sandra Bancroft-Billings/The Spokesman-Review 2. John and Claudia Talbott …


At Ease If You Can’t Take The Heat, Get Out Of Jack Geraghty’s Kitchen

1. Jack Geraghty says he likes to find the middle ground, a place “between a whisper and a shout.” Photo by Sandra Bancroft-Billings/The Spokesman-Review 2. While Jack Geraghty and his …


Jack Geraghty

Personal: Age 63 … raised in Spokane … owner, Jack Geraghty & Associates public relations consulting firm … former president, Alliance Pacific Inc. … served two years in Army, four …


John Talbott

Personal: Age 64 … raised in Spokane, returned here in 1989 … retired Air Force colonel, served 29 years … worked seven years with Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Virginia …


Students Run For Pullman Council Four Scholars See Need To Create Unity In Town And University Communities

The 16,000-plus college students in this town are living proof that power doesn’t necessarily come in numbers. Washington State University students easily make up a majority of the town’s 24,000 …


Post Falls Library Wants Bond Help For Its Bookworm Boom

The Post Falls City Library serves a population four times bigger than the one it was built to serve in 1980. Library officials say it’s time for a new building.


Leave Leaf Program Alone, Says Candidate Steve Judy Blasts Changes To Cda’s Rules For Pickup

Judy


Talbott A No-Show, Says Horizons Participants Don’t Remember Seeing Candidate At Meetings He Criticized

(From For the Record, October 31, 1997:) Story incorrect: An Oct. 25 article about mayoral candidate John Talbott’s involvement with the Spokane Horizons planning process said all Horizons meetings were …


Mayoral Poll Is Drawing Flak Survey Paid For By Sabey Alludes To Geraghty’s Private Finances

A telephone survey asking what some voters consider loaded questions about Spokane’s mayoral candidates is being denounced by the incumbent and disavowed by the challenger. Pollsters hired by the Sabey …


Dp Councilman Resigns, Pulls Out Of Mayoral Race Personal Reasons Force Doug Box To Withdraw; Mike Wolfe Unopposed

Deer Park City Councilman Doug Box has resigned from his position and withdrawn from the mayor’s race in the North Spokane County town. Box said he based his decision on …


Incumbents Vying For Two Seats On Council

Airway Heights Two incumbents are trying to keep their City Council seats in Airway Heights, while a third position is up for grabs. Position 1 Dale Perry is seeking a …