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UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 12, 2018, 3:44 p.m.

Spokane eyes purchase of bluff property bulldozed for illegal road as part of legal settlement

The Spokane Park Board on Thursday voted unanimously to authorize consideration of a sale option on 50 acres of private property that was partially bulldozed to build an illegal road …


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 29, 2017, 7:11 p.m.

With veto of City Council ordinance, Condon says campaign finance better left to the state

The mayor said he supports certain efforts to curb the role of “dark money” in politics. But, he said, the issue is better managed at the state level, and the …


UPDATED: Thu., May 25, 2017, 10:40 p.m.

Spokane adds $1 million in street repairs to already busy construction season

The city of Spokane plans to spend an extra $1 million to repair arterial streets damaged by this year’s cold, wet winter.


UPDATED: Wed., May 24, 2017, 1:19 p.m.

To keep up with federal law, Spokane City Hall dedicates room for nursing mothers

A new room for nursing mothers tucked away on the fourth floor of Spokane’s City Hall was unveiled last week.


Spokane City Council mulling vote on fines for oil, coal trains through downtown

The Spokane City Council will consider asking voters whether they want to fine companies that ship oil and coal by rail through downtown.


UPDATED: Wed., April 29, 2015, noon

Spokane judge rules property tax exemptions legal

The City of Spokane legally extended a property tax exemption to about 4,700 residents in the wake of rising bills following the passage of a road levy by voters in …


Uber, Lyft get court order blocking release of Spokane County reports

Ride-sharing juggernauts Lyft and Uber are fighting – and winning – a legal battle to keep ridership numbers and other data about their business in Spokane under wraps. A judge …


Spokane’s leaner than the mean

The 2010 budget for Spokane shows that city government is comparatively lean. Some examples: Revenue per person in Seattle and Tacoma is $1,540. In Spokane, it’s $863.


Cities need Legislature’s help fixing budget flaws

When reviewing the city of Spokane’s budgeting principles, they seem obvious: match spending to current expenditures, keep prudent reserves, finance highest priorities first, don’t pay for ongoing expenses with one-time …