Stories tagged: contracts
Thu., Dec. 21, 2017, 10:20 a.m.
Internal watchdog to probe FEMA contracts to tiny firm
The Department of Homeland Security’s internal watchdog is investigating how a fledgling Florida company won more than $30 million in contracts for desperately needed disaster relief supplies in Puerto Rico …
UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 28, 2017, 7:43 p.m.
Big contracts, no storm tarps for Puerto Rico
After Hurricane Maria damaged tens of thousands of homes in Puerto Rico, a newly created Florida company with an unproven record won more than $30 million in contracts from the …
Fri., July 14, 2017, 7:53 p.m.
Location, tax rates can have big impact on value of huge NBA contracts
With the mind-boggling money being doled out in NBA contracts, players don’t seem to be overly concerned about state taxes – or the lack of them.
Wed., June 7, 2017, 12:40 p.m.
Mariners sign shortstop Jean Segura to five-year contract extension
The Seattle Mariners on Wednesday announced the club has signed shortstop Jean Segura to a five-year contract extension, covering the 2018-2022 seasons, with a club option for 2023.
Thu., Nov. 17, 2016, 6:32 p.m.
Spokane police oversight still a concern in new round of law enforcement bargaining
Contracts with the unions representing police officers and supervisors are up for renewal at the end of the year. At the same time, the City Council is set to consider …
Wed., June 15, 2016, 11:33 a.m.
Idaho dental contract contested; claims of unfair bidding
A $50 million-a-year state contract award is on hold, after Blue Cross – the current contractor – sued, contending the state improperly allowed the other bidders to submit much of …
Fri., Nov. 14, 2014
Idaho school broadband legal bill nears $1 million
BOISE – Idaho’s legal fees to defend its now-voided contract for the Idaho Education Network high school broadband service are climbing toward $1 million. A 4th District Court judge voided …
Thu., Nov. 13, 2014
Idaho schools broadband contract may be headed for rebid
BOISE – Idaho officials are scrambling to find a way to keep the statewide broadband network that serves high schools running after a judge tossed out the 5-year-old, $60 million …
Wed., Feb. 26, 2014
Idaho schools broadband contract extension through 2019 surprises lawmakers
BOISE – Idaho lawmakers who agreed under pressure this week to pay $6.6 million to a broadband contractor say they were dismayed and alarmed to learn that the state last …
Thu., April 11, 2013
Proposal eases permit process
The Spokane Valley City Council took the first step Tuesday to allow more construction projects to avoid a State Environmental Policy Act review as part of the permit process. The …
Thu., April 28, 2011
Verner seeks rule change to overlook lowest bidder for contracts
Spokane Mayor Mary Verner has shifted her position on new rules allowing the city to overlook the lowest bidder for city contracts when companies have poor records following the law. …
Thu., Dec. 9, 2010
Spokane library union set for raises in 2011
Spokane’s unionized library workers will get a 1 percent raise next year, under a contract ratified this week. Not knowing how contract negotiations would end, the library’s preliminary budget set …
Sun., March 7, 2010, 1 a.m.
GOP’s ‘emergency’ call wouldn’t change much
OLYMPIA – Republicans have argued for weeks the governor should declare a financial emergency and reopen the contracts with the state employees unions, cutting pay and benefits to help balance …
Sun., Dec. 27, 2009, 2 a.m.
Spokane City Council OKs 2010 budget
Spokane leaders last week climbed out of a $7 million budget hole and approved the city’s 2010 budget with no layoffs and no dramatic loss of city services. The approval …
Sat., Dec. 5, 2009
City considers street standards
Higher standards for street construction and a $200,000 increase in street maintenance are scheduled for action Tuesday by the Spokane Valley City Council. A far-reaching overhaul of street standards calls …
Sun., Nov. 22, 2009
Union releases deal’s terms
City Hall’s largest union will give up half of its promised 2010 pay raise to prevent layoffs, if the Spokane City Council signs off on a new agreement. Officials last …
Mon., Nov. 2, 2009
State’s stimulus take hefty
In the race for stimulus dollars, Washington is well ahead of the pack in winning valuable government contracts. Federal contracts awarded to companies and government agencies in the state are …
Tue., Oct. 13, 2009
Verner foresees police cuts
Spokane Mayor Mary Verner’s annual state of the city address Monday made a dire prediction about the likelihood of winning police concessions to prevent job losses next year. “We will …
Thu., Oct. 1, 2009
City, county tense over contracts
A harsh exchange Tuesday revealed that Spokane Valley’s contracts for county service are in more peril than previously acknowledged. County Commissioner Mark Richard said after Tuesday’s City Council meeting that …
Tue., Sept. 8, 2009
CdA balances budget without job cuts
When Coeur d’Alene opened its new library two years ago, space quadrupled and attendance and usage more than doubled. But staffing has only increased from 15 full-time employees to 16.5. …
Tue., Sept. 1, 2009
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 …