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  • Snyder clinches seat on council

    Mike Allen conceded his Spokane City Council seat Thursday to magazine publisher Jon Snyder. Because Allen was appointed to his seat to fill a vacancy, Snyder will take office as …


  • Allen concedes council race to challenger

    Incumbent Spokane City Councilman Mike Allen conceded Thursday in his reelection bid to magazine publisher Jon Snyder.


  • Snyder extends lead; fire bond still trailing

    A fresh batch of election results Wednesday inched incumbent Spokane City Councilman Mike Allen closer to defeat. With about 70 percent of what is expected to be the final number …


  • Tight races remain close

    A fresh batch of election results Wednesday inched incumbent Spokane City Councilman Mike Allen closer to defeat. With about 70 percent of what is expected to be the final number …


  • Spokane voters lean toward change in 2 council districts

    Voters in two of Spokane’s three City Council districts appear to want change.


  • Following their campaigns’ cash

    Heading into the final weekend before the election, Spokane City Council candidates have raised about $188,000 for their campaigns. That’s more than the $125,000 candidates raised in 2007 – when …


  • New face assured in Spokane’s northeast district

    The battle for the empty Spokane City Council seat representing northeast Spokane pits the right-hand man of Washington’s most famous political operative against a relative newcomer to city politics. Mike …


  • Candidates differ over police

    Like most people running for elected office, both candidates seeking a City Council seat representing northwest Spokane say public safety is No. 1. But incumbent Nancy McLaughlin said that priority …


  • District 2 race a tight one

    The fault line in the race for a City Council seat representing southern Spokane is at Palouse Highway and Regal Street. Last year, Councilman Mike Allen voted to change rules …


  • Audio: City Council candidates Mike Fagan, Amber Waldref debate

    Spokane City Council candidates for the northeast district Mike Fagan and Amber Waldref joined reporter Jonathan Brunt in The Spokesman-Review newsroom Sept. 25 for an informal debate.


  • Audio: City Council candidates Nancy McLaughlin, Karen Kearney debate

    Spokane City Councilwoman Nancy McLaughlin and her challenger in the 2009 election, Karen Kearney, joined reporter Jonathan Brunt in The Spokesman-Review newsroom Sept. 22 for an informal debate.


  • Audio: City Council candidates Mike Allen, Jon Snyder debate

    Spokane City Councilman Mike Allen and his challenger in the 2009 election, Out There Monthly publisher Jon Snyder, joined reporter Jonathan Brunt in The Spokesman-Review newsroom Sept. 8 for an …


  • Voters decisive on council race, tax

    Tuesday’s two Spokane City Council primary races yielded one landslide and one battle too close to call. Councilwoman Nancy McLaughlin easily topped a list of five challengers for her seat …


  • Council candidates split on global warming’s cause

    Only four of the dozen candidates running for Spokane City Council say human activity contributes significantly to global warming. The rest – including two incumbents – question what has become …


  • Union contracts contentious issue in six-way council race

    It’s not easy to goad Nancy McLaughlin into a fight. Even during the most passionate Spokane City Council debates, she’s among the least likely of the seven members to shout, …


  • Six candidates, one City Council seat

    Mike Allen was the surprise choice of a divided City Council when he was picked to fill an empty seat 18 months ago. At the time, Allen said he didn’t …


  • Array of candidates file for City Council

    David Elton is under a court order not to attend Spokane City Council meetings. That didn’t stop him from becoming a candidate for the council’s open seat representing south Spokane …

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