Stories tagged: Marlene Feist
UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 18, 2017, 9:27 p.m.
City Hall temporarily evacuated after construction crew strikes gas line
City Hall and two other buildings were temporarily evacuated after construction crews hit a gas line on West Spokane Falls Boulevard Friday morning.
UPDATED: Tue., May 30, 2017, 10:32 p.m.
Spokane shuts off water to Fairways Golf Course amid long-standing rate dispute
The city of Spokane shut off the water Tuesday to the Fairways Golf Course in the middle of a years-long dispute regarding unpaid bills and a brewing legal fight over …
Sun., Nov. 22, 2015
De-icer used by city of Spokane contains PCBs
The deicer used by the city of Spokane on its streets contains trace amounts of polychlorinated biphenyls, or PCBs. Those toxins made news most recently when the company responsible for …
Fri., Sept. 11, 2015
Reclaimed dump site to become Pride Prep sports field
The site of an old, forgotten landfill will soon be a school’s sports field, but only after the city of Spokane finishes burying and covering a 260,000-gallon stormwater tank . …
Sun., Sept. 6, 2015
Most recent Playfair sale compounds city’s losses
The legacy of Playfair Race Course is on display at the commercial park that took its place, as blue steel silhouettes of horse and jockey appear to race across the …
Tue., Aug. 4, 2015
Spokane sues Monsanto in action tied to PCBs in river
The city of Spokane has filed a lawsuit against the international agrochemical giant Monsanto, alleging that the company sold chemicals for decades that it knew were a danger to human …
Wed., July 22, 2015
Stormwater tanks present landscaping challenge for city
The dirt above two big 250,000-gallon stormwater tanks along Spokane’s South Riverton Avenue is just that. Dirt.
Sun., July 5, 2015
City to use utilities funds for street projects
The city of Spokane owns about 45 percent of the property within its borders, including parks, plants, lots and government buildings. And more than half of the land it owns …
Fri., July 3, 2015
Gorge loop trail on south side of river has new life
Plans for a Spokane River gorge loop trail in downtown Spokane were nearly complete two years ago. Then they weren’t. Now, they’re almost done again. Almost.
Sat., April 18, 2015
Cost of repairing bridges in Riverfront Park put at $13.5 million
For many years in Spokane’s early history as a city, the Howard Street bridges were the only way to get across the Spokane River, not counting wading, swimming or taking …
Thu., Sept. 18, 2014
Study: Stormwater not to blame for Cannon Hill Park pond’s cloudiness
Cannon Hill Park may be a beloved and classic example of an Olmsted Brothers park on Spokane’s South Hill, but the pond at its center has quickly become a point …
Thu., Aug. 14, 2014
Damage from windstorms still challenges some homeowners
Most of the Spokane area was just about done cleaning up after the last storm when the National Weather Service issued a new thunderstorm warning Tuesday morning. The previous storm …
Tue., June 17, 2014
Spokane losing 20 percent of water deliveries
While Spokane city officials have ratcheted up efforts to “slow the flow” and conserve more water, the city is having trouble keeping its own supply from leaking away. The Spokane …
Thu., March 20, 2014
Willy Water fountain’s deterioration poses threat at reservoir
It’s time for Willy Water to retire. For the past 45 years he’s been standing proudly in the middle of a fountain on top of the drinking water reservoir at …
Fri., Feb. 22, 2013
Spokane mayor hires new communications director
Spokane Mayor David Condon has chosen a new chief spokesman for the city. Brian Coddington of Hill and Knowlton Strategies, a national public relations firm with offices in Spokane, is …
UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 21, 2013, 1:26 p.m.
Spokane mayor picks new spokesman
Spokane Mayor David Condon has chosen a new top spokesman for the city.
Sat., Jan. 12, 2013
Homeless campers pack up
They left quietly, saying goodbye to the patch of sidewalk under the freeway that was the only home they’ve known for the last couple of months. Residents of a homeless …
Wed., Oct. 3, 2012, 11:53 a.m.
Officials agree on criminal justice collaboration
Spokane city and county leaders today announced the latest step in a proposal to combine the region’s criminal justice system.
Fri., Sept. 28, 2012
Spokane to pay golfer $215,000 for sprained ankle
A golfer who sprained his ankle at Esmeralda Golf Course is getting $215,000 from the city of Spokane plus free golf for the rest of his life, but neither side …
UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 20, 2012, 3:46 p.m.
Burns to stay longer as Police Ombudsman
The city announced today that Spokane Mayor David Condon will extend the contract of Police Ombudsman Tim Burns until the end of the year. He previously was set to leave …
Thu., July 26, 2012
Doug Clark: Soothing response suits Spokane sensibilities
Turmoil is often the spark plug of inspiration. Winston Churchill, say. During the dark hours of World War II, the British prime minister lifted his nation by vowing “Never surrender!”
Thu., July 26, 2012
Officer to serve three-week suspension
The Spokane police officer whose daughter accidentally shot herself in the leg with his service weapon this spring will serve a three-week unpaid suspension following an internal investigation. Officer Barry …
Wed., July 25, 2012, 3:25 p.m.
Officer suspended for daughter’s shooting
The Spokane police officer whose daughter accidentally shot herself in the leg with his service weapon this spring will be suspended for three weeks wihout pay following an internal investigation.
Wed., July 18, 2012
Mayor’s office becomes chat room
Early in his term, Mayor David Condon appeared frustrated with the city’s ability to stay in touch with its citizens. “It should be easier to contact the mayor and (for …
Sat., June 16, 2012
East Central center may switch to a nonprofit
In a cost-cutting move, city officials likely will convert the East Central Community Center to a nonprofit operation like Spokane’s other community centers. Twelve employees likely would lose their jobs …
Fri., June 15, 2012
Chief OKs conduct probe
A disagreement between the interim Spokane police chief and the ombudsman about how a police misconduct allegation should be investigated has been resolved after witnesses came forward with new information. …
Sat., May 26, 2012
City consolidating management of its land in effort to save money
Spokane is consolidating the management of the 1,600 pieces of land the city owns, Mayor David Condon said Friday. The effort has two goals: eliminating “inconsistent” property management and saving …
Fri., March 2, 2012
Condon fires city attorney
In the biggest shakeup of his administration yet, Spokane Mayor David Condon on Thursday fired City Attorney Howard Delaney following worsening criticism of the legal office’s handling of a series …
Thu., Jan. 12, 2012
Verner preceded her exit with request for back pay
In her final days as Spokane’s mayor, Mary Verner decided that she wanted a raise. After voluntarily capping her annual pay at about $100,000 for four years – and pledging …
Wed., Aug. 17, 2011
Mayor pushes to resolve Zehm suit
Spokane Mayor Mary Verner announced Tuesday that she is seeking “all courses of action” to resolve the civil case surrounding the city’s handling of the fatal 2006 confrontation between Spokane …