Stories tagged: Spokane City Hall
Thu., June 7, 2018
A deal has been struck to assist a half dozen residents of a lower South Hill apartment complex who faced an almost doubling of their rent following the sale of …
Fri., June 1, 2018, 5:30 a.m.
A volunteer panel of citizens handed the City Council and its leader raises of 3.5 percent and 6 percent, while keeping the mayor’s salary at $168,000. All are among the …
UPDATED: Thu., May 31, 2018, 7:32 p.m.
The “Give Real Change” program launched last year has raised more than $15,000 to assist organizations providing assistance to the homeless. Residents can continue to give this summer at orange …
Thu., May 31, 2018
McMorris Rodgers tells local officials House-passed prison reform bill ‘a step’ to address overcrowding
Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers told a roundtable of local officials Wednesday that a federal prison reform bill passed by Congress last week was “an idea whose time has come.”
Sat., May 26, 2018, 6 a.m.
The city received a Smart Partnership Award for pulling together entities in support of a revitalization of East Sprague Avenue, first discussed in 2013.
Tue., May 22, 2018, 6 a.m.
A “leadership change” was cited as the reason for Scott Windsor’s removal after 10 years as head of the city’s solid waste management. Spokane City Council members said Monday night …
Tue., May 22, 2018, 5:30 a.m.
A 40-page report filed by the city’s Human Resources Department last month details allegations of verbal and sexual harassment by former leaders of the Spokane Fire Department’s Fire Station No. …
Sun., May 20, 2018, 5 a.m.
Mayor David Condon and a majority of the Spokane City Council pointed to investments that have already been made in addressing housing issues within city limits that don’t necessitate taxing …
Fri., May 18, 2018, 6 a.m.
The city and the Washington Department of Labor and Industries negotiated a settlement that lessens the fine to the city for safety violations found following the incident Oct. 4, 2016, …
UPDATED: Tue., May 8, 2018, 7:19 p.m.
Spokane Councilwoman Kate Burke receives cease-and-desist letters for calling nonprofit contractor ‘a sexual predator’
Two local law firms have sent letters to City Councilwoman Kate Burke demanding she stop referring to an employee of a local nonprofit as “a sexual predator.”. Burke threatened the …
UPDATED: Tue., May 8, 2018, 7:36 p.m.
The results of the survey, which will be available through the end of May, are expected to inform the results of Spokane’s first parking study in more than seven years.
Tue., May 8, 2018
New city laws aiming to protect Spokane’s publicly owned land will prohibit camping in the future. Those living in the camps will be directed to services, including shelters, unless all …
UPDATED: Tue., May 8, 2018, 11:33 a.m.
The annual free concert in Browne’s Addition will not take place in June, and will end after 13 years of filling neighborhood streets, organizers said Monday. The decision comes after …
UPDATED: Mon., May 7, 2018, 10:43 p.m.
City officials released footage Thursday showing the fatal fall of 63-year-old Lorrie Sims.
Mon., May 7, 2018
The Spokane City Council is scheduled to consider Monday a suite of laws that will alter how the enforcement arm of the city’s Parks Department may respond to people staying …
UPDATED: Fri., May 4, 2018, 9:52 a.m.
A road construction firm that is building one of two sections of the new three-lane North Monroe Corridor is considering closing more blocks of the street in what they hope …
UPDATED: Thu., May 3, 2018, 1:11 p.m.
The city received concerns from newest City Councilwoman Kate Burke following a March meeting that featured an exchange with City Council President Ben Stuckart over the introduction of a letter …
UPDATED: Wed., April 25, 2018, 8:09 p.m.
The final complaint targeting Mayor David Condon for his handling of the ouster of former Spokane Police Chief Frank Straub was unanimously dismissed by the city’s Ethics Commission on Wednesday, …
UPDATED: Tue., April 24, 2018, 6:36 a.m.
The Spokane City Council unanimously adopted the name that has been used as a placeholder for the long-promised span spilling into the bustling University District.
UPDATED: Fri., April 20, 2018, 6:48 p.m.
Two historic buildings eligible for protection are being demolished in downtown Spokane and will be replaced by a parking lot for a large auto dealer.
UPDATED: Wed., April 18, 2018, 10:51 p.m.
In testimony Wednesday afternoon at City Hall, Spokane Mayor David Condon repeatedly said his reason for requesting Frank Straub’s resignation in September 2015 was prompted by letters from police brass …
Mon., April 16, 2018, 9:03 p.m.
The Spokane City Council unanimously approved a legal change Monday night that doubles the number of allowable garage and yard sales from two to four each year within city limits.
Sat., April 14, 2018, 5 p.m.
In an effort to permit groups that use such sales to raise money, Spokane City Councilwoman Karen Stratton is proposing doubling the number of permissible yard sales within city limits …
UPDATED: Fri., April 13, 2018, 10:10 p.m.
Ben Stuckart is running for mayor. Again.
Fri., April 13, 2018, 6 a.m.
The nearly unanimous panel voted Thursday afternoon to begin design and construction of “Step Well,” a public art piece designed by Boston-based artist and architect J. Meejin Yoon. The final …
Sun., April 8, 2018
The two-year agreement will cap the amount of water Airway Heights can use from the Spokane aquifer and give the city time to address a long-term solution for well contamination …
UPDATED: Sat., April 7, 2018, 9:41 p.m.
City engineers said they had a verbal agreement to store dirt removed ahead of construction of a 2-million
UPDATED: Tue., April 3, 2018, 3:26 p.m.
As a five-season roller derby veteran, I’m giving the Riverfront Park skate ribbon my seal of approval.
UPDATED: Mon., April 2, 2018, 9:54 p.m.
The ice is gone, but skaters are still welcome at Riverfront Park’s skating ribbon, which opened Monday for roller skaters, scooter enthusiasts and skateboarders.
UPDATED: Mon., April 2, 2018, 9:36 p.m.
Ahead of the annual free concert’s 14th edition, organizers of Elkfest in Browne’s Addition are balking at the city’s order they pay nearly $4,500 in salaries to police officers to …