Stories tagged: Rick Eichstaedt
UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 11, 2017, 8:16 p.m.
Developer Douglass appeals Spokane City Council’s denial of Indian Trail apartment complex
Harley Douglass has appealed the City Council’s universal rejection of his plans to build 750 housing units on 50 acres of property in the North Indian Trail neighborhood, citing disobeyance …
Wed., June 29, 2016, 6:46 p.m.
City Ethics Commission defers decision on final complaint against Condon
A decision on the final ethics complaint remaining against Spokane Mayor David Condon in relation to former police Chief Frank Straub’s ouster was deferred until after Ethics Commission members meet …
Mon., June 20, 2016, 9:06 p.m.
Spokane County, neighborhood groups sign sweeping settlement in land-use disputes
Spokane County agreed it will not expand the area where urban growth can occur for at least nine years without meeting certain benchmarks, while controversial boundaries drawn in 2013 will …
Tue., Feb. 16, 2016, 5:35 p.m.
Shogan withdraws ethics complaint against mayor, citing ‘cone of silence’
Former Spokane City Council President Joe Shogan has withdrawn his ethics complaint against Mayor David Condon, saying a “cone of silence is settling over the city and the City Council.”
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.
Wed., Sept. 2, 2015, midnight
Petition for sheriff’s office independent review is a political move, Knezovich says
Calling the process of selecting an ombudsman for the Spokane Police Department “a political nightmare,” Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich on Tuesday dismissed a petition requesting independent civilian oversight for his department …
Tue., Aug. 4, 2015, midnight
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 15, 2015, midnight
Spokane City Council sends immigration initiative to county for verification
Upward of 200 people converged on Spokane City Hall Monday night to voice both support and concern with a police department policy that says the immigration status of an individual …
Mon., Jan. 5, 2015, midnight
Outgoing police ombudsman Tim Burns wants Spokane to focus on the progress
In his last days in office, outgoing police ombudsman Tim Burns said ongoing mistrust of Spokane police is rooted in past events, and that it’s time for the community to …
Fri., Nov. 28, 2014, midnight
Shawn Vestal: Body camera policy evolving in positive directions
Seventeen Spokane police officers put on body cameras 13 weeks ago. In the time since, at least two important things have happened: Chief Frank Straub said the department was tightening …
Thu., Oct. 23, 2014, midnight
Spokane County Commission candidates at odds over urban growth boundary
The future of a neighborhood in north Spokane County has become one of the most debated topics in this year’s race for County Commission. Al French and his fellow Republican …
Tue., Aug. 5, 2014, midnight
Spokane joining nationwide ‘ban the box’ trend
Spokane Mayor David Condon said Monday the city would join a nationwide trend to “ban the box” and no longer ask city job applicants about their criminal background. At a …
Thu., July 10, 2014, midnight
Inslee proposes strict standards for cleaning up waterways
OLYMPIA – Gov. Jay Inslee’s proposed new standards for cleaning up Washington’s waterways immediately drew criticism from some business and labor groups that they will be too expensive and from …
Fri., May 23, 2014, midnight
Shawn Vestal: County permit ‘clerical mishap’ raises eyebrows
OK, just to be clear: Two Spokane County planning officials pleaded the Fifth Amendment – you know, the one where you can’t be compelled to give criminal evidence against yourself …
Tue., March 18, 2014, midnight
Spokane closes loophole for contested developments
In a bid to curb unwanted sprawl, Spokane city leaders Monday imposed new prohibitions on extending water and sewer service to potentially contested developments outside city limits until any legal …
Sun., Sept. 8, 2013, midnight
Spokane City Council president stalls ‘sit-lie’ law
A proposed expansion of powers for Spokane police expected to decrease criminal behavior downtown has been partly blocked by City Council President Ben Stuckart after detractors said it would “criminalize …
Sat., Aug. 17, 2013, midnight
Spokane city law proposal would cap surveillance
A proposed law limiting the use of surveillance technology in the city of Spokane has been diminished to the point of being ineffective, according to local and state civil rights …
Fri., July 26, 2013, midnight
ACLU urges tougher law on surveillance equipment
The state’s top civil liberties watchdog group is arguing that a proposed Spokane law doesn’t go far enough in requiring City Council approval before the city purchases surveillance equipment such …
Thu., Jan. 24, 2013, midnight
Court OKs expansion of St. Mark’s parking lot
Come spring, St. Mark’s Lutheran Church may be able to finalize its parking lot expansion. The project has been held up in court since 2010, when the church tore down …
Sun., Dec. 16, 2012, midnight
City hopes to extend sewage outflow deadline
Spokane city leaders have promised for more than a decade to stop the flow of raw sewage into the Spokane River by 2018. But with five years left until that …
Sun., Nov. 4, 2012, midnight
Symposium will discuss future of criminal justice system
Faced with the prospect next year of going to voters to fund a new $200 million jail, Spokane County leaders are teaming up with community activists for a discussion about …
Wed., Aug. 15, 2012, 3:31 p.m.
Burns out as Spokane’s police ombudsman
Spokane’s first police ombudsman will soon be out of a job, and the city may be without a permanent ombudsman for several months.
Thu., April 1, 2010, 3:20 p.m.
Center alleges freeway project is violating Clean Water Act
The Center for Justice’s Spokane Riverkeeper project is alleging that the state Department of Transportation has violated the Clean Water Act during construction of the North Spokane freeway.
Tue., July 28, 2009, midnight
Bistro’s neighbors sue county
The county faces a new legal challenge over McGlades Bistro and Wine Bar, a Colbert restaurant at the center of a planning and zoning controversy. An attorney for the restaurant’s …