Stories tagged: Lori Kinnear
Fri., Aug. 4, 2017, 5 a.m.
Condon touts progress on environmental policies, chooses not to sign climate change ordinance
The mayor said this week he had continued concerns about the future costs of some of the covenants agreed to by the City Council last month. Spokane has already taken …
Wed., April 19, 2017
Restore High Drive bluff, seek answers
Despite some calls to leave the road there, mitigation and restoration are the right moves. A beloved natural area was illegally mutilated. Use of the road could cause further damage.
UPDATED: Tue., April 11, 2017, 12:35 p.m.
City Council asks Mayor Condon to cap overtime, enhance civilian oversight in negotiations with Spokane Police Guild
In a letter to Mayor David Condon agreed to Monday night, the Spokane City Council requested negotiations with the police union include caps on overtime hours and a more defined …
UPDATED: Mon., March 6, 2017, 10:56 p.m.
Spokane considers new misdemeanor penalty to combat car theft
Under a new law, entering or staying in a car that isn’t yours would be a misdemeanor punishable by up to 90 days in jail or a $1,000 fine. The …
Wed., Aug. 24, 2016
Editorial: Calm prevails in police search
Fortunately, a compromise was forged between the mayor and two councilmembers, Lori Kinnear and Breean Beggs, who asked for more time to bring in candidates. The mayor agreed to that …
Thu., Aug. 4, 2016, 11:06 a.m.
City Council to consider Meidl’s appointment as police chief, forums planned
The public will have at least two chances to question police chief nominee Craig Meidl. The City Council will consider his appoitnment at its Aug. 22 meeting.
Tue., March 29, 2016, 2:33 p.m.
Gender could be more important majority in city, county government
For the first time since the territorial government was led by Glovers and Cannons and Comstocks, a majority of women hold seats on the Spokane City Council. Also for the …
Sun., March 20, 2016, 4 a.m.
Doug Clark: Elephants aren’t the Dumbos here in Spokane
Q: What do you get when you cross the Spokane City Council with a herd of pachyderms? A: A pack-a-dorks.
Mon., March 14, 2016, 10:44 p.m.
Spokane City Council bans use of elephant hooks
A device used to control elephants will no longer be allowed to be used in Spokane. The Spokane City council voted 6-1 to prohibit the use of elephant hooks, Monday.
Fri., Oct. 23, 2015, 9:31 p.m.
Truth-testing Spokane City Council candidates
The ballots are out, and candidates want your vote. But getting your vote can be a tricky proposition, so they try all kinds of methods. Pictures of them and their …
Wed., Oct. 21, 2015
Nonprofit director Ken Briggs rescued by fellow marathoners on course
Ken Briggs is the director of Spokane Valley Partners and a dedicated marathon runner. He suffered a sudden cardiac arrest less than a mile before the finishing line of his …
Tue., Oct. 13, 2015
Editorial: LaVerne Biel the best choice for District 2
Of two worthy candidates, Biel more likely to discourage Spokane City Council involvement in issues that draw attention away from priorities.
Thu., Oct. 8, 2015, 11 p.m.
The choice is City Hall or business experience in race for South Hill council seat
Behind every Spokane City Council member is a legislative aide. The L.A.’s, as they call themselves, answer phones, handle schedules, do research and run interference for their elected bosses. The …
Wed., Aug. 5, 2015
Condon and Lichty advance in mayor race
Spokane Mayor David Condon had the best primary election night of his elected life Tuesday, but he acknowledged the lopsided vote wasn’t a cause for unbridled celebration. “We all know …
UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 4, 2015, 10:30 p.m.
Condon will face Lichty in November election
Spokane Mayor David Condon had the best primary election night of his elected life tonight in his quest to re-election.
Thu., July 16, 2015
City Hall no stranger to District 2 candidates
Candidates for Spokane City Council on the city’s south side are no strangers to City Hall. Two of the candidates have mounted unsuccessful campaigns for City Council in recent years. …
Sun., July 12, 2015
Political balance before Spokane voters
For the past year, the debate at Spokane City Hall often has devolved into two camps, the mayor versus the City Council. Or, more directly, David Condon versus Ben Stuckart. …
Thu., April 5, 2012
Community gardens kick into gear
There’s snow in the forecast. It’s rained more than it’s ever rained before during the month of March. It’s still a bit chilly out there, but crocuses are blooming and …
Tue., Sept. 7, 2010
Symphony’s absence noted at annual Comstock Park fete
Where beach chairs and blankets last Labor Day covered the grass at Comstock Park, the Cataldo Catholic School football team practiced on-side kicks. Instead of the Spokane Symphony and Rossini, …