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City to Envision: Mayor can “initiate and control” lawsuits

The city of Spokane asserted the mayor’s right to “initiate and control litigation” in a court document today, a charge aimed at Envision Spokane, which yesterday argued that the mayor …


Envision Spokane: Mayor doesn’t have authority to block measure from reaching ballot

Envision Spokane is pushing back against Mayor David Condon, who last week sued to keep the group’s Worker Bill of Rights from appearing on the city’s general election ballot in …


Spokane City Council toughens penalties for wage law violations

Low-wage workers got a break Monday night, and maybe some overdue overtime pay, when the Spokane City Council stiffened penalties for businesses that violate wage laws. Council members backed the …


Work will finish downtown bicycle lane loop

There is a place in downtown Spokane where the bike lane ends. It’s at Main Avenue and Howard Street, and it’s not the greatest transaction for cyclists. When the light …


Ramos to face Fagan in City Council race

Spokane City Councilman Mike Fagan has a clear opponent after the third day of ballot counting put a little more space between his challengers, Randy Ramos and Ben Krauss. Ramos, …


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 5, 2015, 6:52 p.m.

Race to face Fagan in November remains close

In the battle to face incumbent Spokane City Councilman Mike Fagan in the November election, there is a new leader after the second day of ballot counting.


Condon and Lichty advance in mayor race

Spokane Mayor David Condon had the best primary election night of his elected life Tuesday, but he acknowledged the lopsided vote wasn’t a cause for unbridled celebration. “We all know …


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 4, 2015, 10:30 p.m.

Condon will face Lichty in November election

Spokane Mayor David Condon had the best primary election night of his elected life tonight in his quest to re-election.


Free health clinic continues today at Spokane County fairgrounds

A free medical and dental clinic, hosted by the Spokane County Fair and Expo Center, continues through today at 4 p.m.


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 …


Condon sues to keep Envision’s Worker Bill of Rights off ballot

Spokane Mayor David Condon is trying to block the Worker Bill of Rights from appearing on the November ballot just a week after the City Council approved the measure for …


Condon wants Worker Bill of Rights blocked from ballot

Spokane Mayor David Condon is trying to block the Worker Bill of Rights from appearing on the November ballot just a week after the City Council approved the measure for …


Jim Kershner’s This Day in History

From our archives, 100 years ago The Rev. Charles LaFontaine, 50, was removed from the pulpit of the First Pentecostal Church of the Nazarene for his bedside manner when he …


Jim Kershner’s This day in history

From our archives, 100 years ago A City Hall scandal blew up when an audit of the city’s books revealed that at least $1,900 in cash had disappeared from the …


Spokane City Council requires two firefighters on calls for help

At least two firefighters must respond to a call for help, the Spokane City Council decided Monday in a surprise decision that not even the fire chief was briefed on …


Workers Bill of Rights proposal qualifies for Spokane ballot

Enough signatures have been collected in Spokane to put a proposed Workers Bill of Rights charter amendment on this November’s ballot. If passed, the newest measure put forth by Envision …


Condon, Straub lead Spokane delegation to White House to highlight police reforms

Efforts to reform the police department and enhance community involvement have made Spokane a national model, said Mayor David Condon and police Chief Frank Straub, who were at the White …


Stormwater tanks present landscaping challenge for city

The dirt above two big 250,000-gallon stormwater tanks along Spokane’s South Riverton Avenue is just that. Dirt.


Court measure, setting of mayor’s pay before Spokane voters

Two ballot measures are before Spokane voters this primary election, one that should be familiar and another that won’t. Proposition 1 will allow the city’s Salary Review Commission to set …


Auditor: Vote on immigration status measure unlikely this year, but close

November’s ballot likely will not see voters weighing in on a city ordinance barring police officers from making arrests based solely on immigration status. But petition organizers came “very, very …


Spokane police ombudsman finalists named

The field of applicants wanting to be Spokane’s next police ombudsman has been narrowed to three finalists and includes a retired law enforcement whistleblower from Florida, a former Southern California …


Candidates make their pitches

Councilman Mike Fagan has the reputation of saying what he thinks, no matter the consequences. He questions the safety of vaccines. He says he hadn’t seen racism in Spokane until …


Northwest council seat filled by replacement now goes to voters, with four choices

When Steve Salvatori quit the Spokane City Council for work in Texas last year, some people clamored for his replacement to be in his mold: a business-minded, fiscally conservative government …


City Hall no stranger to District 2 candidates

Candidates for Spokane City Council on the city’s south side are no strangers to City Hall. Two of the candidates have mounted unsuccessful campaigns for City Council in recent years. …


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 …


Spokane County files appeal to reverse tax-break ruling

Spokane County will continue to fight a tax break for military veterans and low-income retirees it says the city of Spokane illegally promised. The state has joined the county, saying …


Spokane City Council candidate had DUI in 2009

Randy Ramos, the only candidate actively campaigning against Councilman Mike Fagan in this year’s Spokane city elections, was charged with drunken driving in 2009 and still owes money to a …


City to use utilities funds for street projects

The city of Spokane owns about 45 percent of the property within its borders, including parks, plants, lots and government buildings. And more than half of the land it owns …


Gorge loop trail on south side of river has new life

Plans for a Spokane River gorge loop trail in downtown Spokane were nearly complete two years ago. Then they weren’t. Now, they’re almost done again. Almost.


Speed cameras going up at three Spokane elementary schools

After months of traffic counts and warnings to drivers passing through school zones, the Spokane City Council agreed to put automated cameras near three Spokane schools to nab speeders. By …