Stories tagged: Mike Fagan
UPDATED: Tue., May 9, 2017, 11:19 p.m.
Neighbors decry vulgar signs at ‘bikini barista’ stand in Spokane’s Hillyard neighborhood
Alicia Hoover stood at a bus stop in the Hillyard neighborhood and squinted at a street sign a block away. “Two things certain in life,” the sign read on Tuesday …
UPDATED: Wed., April 19, 2017, 10:43 a.m.
Ozzie Knezovich, Mike Fagan explain comments on Obama, transgender rights at NAACP forum
Spokane City Councilman Mike Fagan tried to explain his view of transgender rights and restroom use during a forum sponsored by the Spokane chapter of the NAACP on Tuesday night.
UPDATED: Mon., March 27, 2017, 11:13 p.m.
Spokane City Council passes new human rights protections, delays protections for renters who use subsidies
The Spokane City Council on Monday approved a legislative package compiling human rights protections, including a measure that prevents landlords from discriminating against tenants for accepting housing vouchers.
UPDATED: Sat., March 4, 2017, 4:57 p.m.
Knezovich, Haskell and Fagan praise Trump at rally in Spokane Valley
A standing room only crowd in Spokane Valley Saturday cheered and chanted “USA” in response to several speakers, including Spokane County Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich and Spokane County Prosecutor Larry Haskell, …
UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 1, 2017, 4:43 p.m.
Spokane Mayor David Condon will sign law barring local participation in hypothetical Muslim registry
Mayor David Condon will sign a law passed unanimously by the City Council on Monday night prohibiting local officials from helping to establish a religious registry, an act that some …
Thu., Sept. 29, 2016, 6:52 p.m.
Spokane City Councilman Mike Fagan named in Tim Eyman campaign disclosure lawsuit
The Washington Attorney General’s Office has filed three claims against Tim Eyman-backed political committees that are also overseen by Spokane City Councilman Mike Fagan. Both Eyman and Fagan said they’re …
Wed., Sept. 21, 2016, 5:47 p.m.
After Columbus Day revision, City Council votes to recognize Italian American heritage
City Councilwoman Amber Waldref worked with the Italian American Club of Spokane to propose Oct. 1 each year as a day to recognize contributions by local Italian Americans to the …
Sun., July 10, 2016, 4 a.m.
Spin Control: Washington set a dubious record on initiatives
Washington’s general election ballot falls short of a record number of initiatives, but the state did set one other initiative record.
Mon., June 27, 2016, 8:30 p.m.
Spokane City Council OKs ordinance requiring explanations of mayor’s appointees
By a 5-1 vote, the City Council will require Mayor David Condon to provide written explanations of whom new political appointees will supervise and to whom they will report.
Sun., June 26, 2016, 4 a.m.
Spokane City Council seeks to rein in mayor’s political appointees
Karen Stratton has proposed a pair of ordinances that would increase the City Council’s role in reviewing Mayor David Condon’s political appointments, citing management bloat and a lack of oversight. …
Tue., June 14, 2016, 6:30 p.m.
Spokane’s two school zone cameras net over $1 million in fines
In January, the city of Spokane began issuing tickets for drivers speeding near Finch and Longfellow elementary schools. Since then, 5,778 tickets have been issued, ranging from $234 to $450. …
Thu., May 26, 2016, 10:55 a.m.
Washington Supreme Court strikes down 2015 Eyman initiative
Initiative 1366 is unconstitutional because it contains two unrelated subjects, Supreme Court rules.
Mon., May 23, 2016, 8:53 p.m.
City Council votes to retain additional lawyer in Frank Straub investigation
The proposal by Councilman Breean Beggs would allow investigator Kris Cappel to review documents and testimony from city attorneys wary about violating ethical codes. It requires a signature from Mayor …
Thu., May 12, 2016, 5:33 p.m.
Proposal to ban marijuana with strong alcohol gets public hearing in Spokane
Sen. Michael Baumgartner headed a meeting of local and state legislators Thursday discussing the potential to ban sales of marijuana where strong alcoholic drinks are already outlawed. But it’s unlikely …
Mon., April 25, 2016, 9:06 p.m.
Spokane City Council maintains ability to ask voters for transit sales tax
For the third time in six months, Spokane Mayor David Condon vetoed an ordinance passed by a wide margin on the City Council, only to see it overridden by similar …
Sun., April 24, 2016, 4 a.m.
Doug Clark: Right-Wingosaurus Spokane’s most endangered species
Doug Clark stalks Spokane’s rare and endangered Right-Wingosaurus.
Sun., April 24, 2016, midnight
Rewrite council job descriptions
Pay aside, other parameters and expectations for the job need to be made clear. For instance, the mayor cannot hold another job. Should this be the case for council members …
Sun., April 17, 2016, midnight
Gary Crooks: Run government like government
Performance reviews don’t work for politicians because positive outcomes are in the eye of the beholder. For instance, a council member could tout additional bike lanes, but you may hate …
Mon., March 14, 2016, 10:17 p.m.
Spokane leaders triple city’s arts funding
Spokane leaders more-than tripled spending on the arts on Monday after hearing many impassioned pleas from local artists. The Spokane City Council voted 6-1 to earmark a portion of its …
Wed., March 9, 2016, 8 p.m.
SPD warns of ‘possible lethal batch of drugs’ following overdoses
Three people died of apparent drug overdoses in less than three hours Wednesday morning, leading law enforcement in Spokane to warn of “a possible lethal batch of drugs.”
Mon., Feb. 29, 2016, 9:02 p.m.
Spokane City Council unanimously opposes Trans-Pacific trade deal
The Spokane City Council passed a resolution opposing the Tran-Pacific Partnership.
Wed., Feb. 10, 2016, 5:32 p.m.
Fagan questions Spokane’s signing of compassion charter
The Spokane City Council voted to sign the International Charter for Compassionate Communities this week, but not before one council member expressed concern over the charter organization’s efforts to combat …
Wed., Jan. 27, 2016, 9:11 p.m.
One of three ethics complaints against Mayor Condon moves forward
The city’s Ethics Commission allowed one complaint against Spokane Mayor David Condon forward Wednesday, and dismissed others.
Thu., Jan. 7, 2016, 12:04 p.m.
Infighting jeopardizes Spokane immigration ballot initiative
Petitioners hoping to reverse Spokane policy prohibiting police from questioning if someone is in the country illegally have collected enough signatures to put the issue before voters. But voters may …
Mon., Jan. 4, 2016, 9:45 p.m.
Spokane City Council limits participation in weekly public forums
On Monday Spokane City Council voted 5-2 to limit open forum speakers to once a month.
Sat., Nov. 21, 2015, 6:35 p.m.
Spin Control: Fighting over initiatives is premature
New initiatives have interesting ideas, but aren’t serious yet.
Sun., Nov. 8, 2015, midnight
Mayor Condon says to expect more of the same in second term
Citizens should expect more of the same from Mayor David Condon in the next four years as he embarks on his second term as Spokane mayor - the first time …
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 …
UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 19, 2015, 5:18 p.m.
I-1366 is another swing at tax supermajority requirement
I-1366 tries to force the Legislature into a super-majority to pass tax increases.
Sat., Oct. 10, 2015, midnight
Mike Fagan: I-1366 will restrain tax-happy Legislature
Constitutional amendment requiring two-thirds vote on taxes would force lawmakers to cut spending first.