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UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 30, 2018, 7:24 a.m.

Salem Lutheran Church to open warming shelter in gym

Salem Lutheran Church’s gym will soon become the first in a network of new warming centers to serve those who might not have anywhere else to go this winter.


Spokane Police oversight panel files formal complaint against department alleging lack of access to reports, footage

The Police Ombudsman Commission is arguing that members of the department are withholding certain information needed to perform civilian oversight of law enforcement. The complaint comes in the midst of …


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 27, 2018, 7:02 a.m.

Spokane City Council overrides veto, stalling region-wide 911 integration plan

After outcry from dispatchers and the city’s firefighters union, the Spokane City Council overode the mayor’s veto and blocked a planned regionwide 911 integration which critics say may not improve …


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 26, 2018, 8:20 p.m.

Protesters line up to stop cleanup at Spokane City Hall homeless camp

In the freezing-cold early-morning hours Monday, about two dozen activists assembled with a small group of homeless people to


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 26, 2018, 9:34 a.m.

Early endorsements stack up for mayoral candidates

The two men who have already announced intentions to replace outgoing Mayor David Condon have almost a year before their names might be on the ballot.


UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 25, 2018, 10:16 p.m.

Activists plan rally after city threatens to remove homeless protesters’ belongings from outside City Hall

After a group of homeless people camping in front of city hall in protest were notified that their belongings would be cleared away in 48 hours, a group of protesters …


Spokane City Council to vote on fake service animal law

The Spokane City Council will soon vote on an ordinance that would impose a civil infraction for people who are caught misrepresenting their pet as a service animal.


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 20, 2018, 9:40 p.m.

Mayor vetoes council’s ordinance which stopped countywide integration of 911

Spokane Mayor David Condon has vetoed an ordinance that would stop a countywide 911 integration by requiring city dispatchers to only work with city police and firefighters.


City Council suspends sit-lie law amid shelter-bed shortage

After litigation concerns and the loss of 150 shelter beds in September, the Spokane City Council voted to suspend a law that banned people from sitting, or sleeping on sidewalks …


As one-man hunger strike continues, city lawmakers reexamine sit-and-lie ordinance

The city of Spokane may re-examine a law that critics say criminalizes the homeless for sleeping or sitting on public sidewalks when they have nowhere else to go, after a …


Integrated 911 center could go forward without city of Spokane

City of Spokane dispatchers may not be apart of a new region-wide communications center after City Council required its dispatchers to exclusively work with city public safety employees.


Spokane to purchase new armored vehicle

The city will soon spend about $305,000 on a new armored vehicle for the Spokane Police Department, which uses money one City Council member said should be used on new …


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 13, 2018, 8:30 p.m.

Phillip Tyler announces run for Spokane City Council president, says domestic allegations are the past

Phillip Tyler, a prominent community activist who has faced multiple allegations of domestic violence from his ex-wives, announced Tuesday he’s running for Spokane City Council President.


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 13, 2018, 7:10 a.m.

Council delays vote on relaxing Spokane City Hall visiting rules amid concerns it would become daytime shelter

A proposal that some say will turn City Hall into a daytime homeless shelter has been shelved for at least a month after city employees raised concerns about safety and …


City Council approves annual property tax increase

Spokane City Council approved a 1 percent property tax increase Monday, which will be used to pay for police and fire department vehicles.


City Council approves new rates and fees for downtown businesses

Spokane City Council approved fee changes for businesses and property owners living inside the downtown Business Improvement District Monday.


Under Kate Burke proposal, Spokane City Hall visitors could stay all day; critics say plan could turn lobby into day shelter

City Council could soon vote on a proposal to allow people to stay in City Hall’s lobby all day, which one council member said could turn the building into a …


Spokane City Council votes to require Spokane Fire Fighters, Police Officers to only work with city dispatchers

The Spokane City Council unanimously approved an ordinance which would require Spokane firefighters and police officers to only work with dispatchers who are city employees during their meeting Monday night.


City Council votes to bar police from selling rifles

The Spokane Police Department will no longer be able to sell the guns it confiscates after the Spokane City Council approved an ordinance requiring the department to destroy guns instead …


Mayor Condon submits balanced budget sustaining police and firefighter hires

Due to higher than initially predicted revenue projections, Mayor David Condon submitted a balanced budget to the city last week with small cuts and increased funding for homelessness services.


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 30, 2018, 6:21 a.m.

Proposal would stop Spokane police from auctioning rifles

Police would be required to destroy rifles and shotguns that have been seized or abandoned rather than selling them to firearms dealers under a proposal being considered by the Spokane …


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 24, 2018, 9:09 a.m.

Spokane City Council members accused of violating bullying policies

The City’s Human Resources Department has begun investigating four city council members after employees reported they had been bullied during public meetings.


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 24, 2018, 11:24 a.m.

Spokane Mayor David Condon says federal rules trump new city law restricting bus searches by Border Patrol at Intermodal Center

Spokane’s Mayor David Condon said a new law City Council passed Monday restricting Border Patrol from searching buses in the Spokane Intermodal Center may not change the agency’s actions.


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 23, 2018, 7:23 a.m.

Spokane council approves rules restricting Border Patrol searches at bus station

After hearing testimony from a crowd of medical students, immigrants, lawyers, pastors and activists, the Spokane City Council approved an ordinance restricting the U.S. Border Patrol’s search of buses and …


Spokane City Council considering restricting Border Patrol access to Spokane Intermodal Center

The Spokane City Council is expected to vote soon on an ordinance that bars immigration enforcement from accessing city property without a criminal warrant unless officers obtain the mayor’s permission.


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 16, 2018, 7:52 p.m.

City Council authorizes drone use by the Spokane Police Department

The Spokane Police Department is now authorized to use drones when investigating crimes and trying to locate missing or fleeing people after the City Council approved a resolution 5-2 Monday …


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 16, 2018, 11:15 a.m.

Spokane City Council votes to allow city to give property for affordable housing projects

The Spokane City Council voted to allow unused city properties to be transferred to developers and nonprofits who agree to build affordable housing on the sites.


UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 15, 2018, 8:07 p.m.

City to vote on giving developers, non-profits land for affordable housing

The city may soon be able to give its unused properties to developers and non-profit organizations who agree to build affordable housing for Spokane’s low-income or elderly residents.


UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 8, 2018, 8:58 p.m.

Spokane Mayor updates City Council in annual address

Spokane Mayor David Condon promised to send a completed budget to the City Council by Nov. 1 and highlighted declining property crime rates in his annual Conditions and Affairs of …


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 2, 2018, 10:18 p.m.

Spokane City Council approves lease for new center to help residents get services

Spokane took one step closer to gathering housing services, medical care and employment assistance under one roof when City Council approved lease agreement for a pilot program site Monday night.