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Spokane utility taxes to be audited after phone-related shortfall

We talk, text and increasingly read the news on our smartphones. But we’re not just ignoring those sitting near us with this behavior. We’re also affecting the city of Spokane.


Clark: Looks like I’m qualified for job at City Hall

I’m spitting nails over the recent City Hall decision to put a guy with virtually no relevant training in charge of Spokane’s engineering division. And it’s not the specter of …


Spokane City Hall mural’s removal brings criticism

Art inspires passion. And that’s not always good, especially if it involves scraping a 30-year-old photo from a basement wall in City Hall without following protocol.


Huntington Park redesign includes tie-in to Riverfront Park

The gate to Huntington Park is often closed, even when the park is open. It’s just one of the access problems to a park that’s mainly a series of steps …


Spokane arts director Karen Mobley steps down

The woman who has overseen Spokane’s public art program for the past 15 years is returning to her studio. Karen Mobley, who spent most of that time as head of …


Spokane boosts City Hall security with police lieutenant

A Spokane police lieutenant was shifted to City Hall last week to augment contract security guards there. City administrators say the move has been recommended for years by police, who …


Clark: 3 ways to make City Hall friendlier – and richer, too

What’s gotten into Boy Mayor? Now, I’ve been a huge fan of David Condon’s early reign as Spokane mayor.


City Hall remodel focuses on users

A plan to remodel the first floor of Spokane City Hall to make it more customer-friendly could cost more than $1.4 million. Moving services to the ground floor that are …


Then and Now photos: Historic City Hall

The Spokane City Hall erected in 1894 at Howard and Front streets symbolized the optimism of a plains boomtown, and then fell victim to its success. It cost $165,000 to …


Mayor has brought changes to his office’s way of doing things

Change has come to Spokane City Hall courtesy of voters, who in November ousted Mayor Mary Verner from office in favor of David Condon. In his first 100 days as …


Watercolor society members exhibit at Chase

Paintings of cake pops, tea cups, thimbles and ski boots line the walls of the Chase Gallery in Spokane City Hall. The rich russets of a Southwestern landscape glow and …


Clark: Council’s last gasp evokes past pungent pranks

I’d like to extend rare Clark kudos to lame-duck Spokane City Council members for adhering to that tried-and-true American tradition of screwing over the incoming political opponents. This sort of …


City Hall union offers to freeze pay

The leadership of Spokane City Hall’s largest labor union has made an offer that normally might be hard to refuse: Three years of frozen pay levels. But it would leave …


High-tech meters get new test

They’re back. High-tech Seattle-style parking meters were installed Wednesday along four blocks of downtown Spokane and in a city-owned parking lot next to City Hall as part of an experiment.


City Hall to add security guard

Spokane City Hall will be watched by at least one security guard 11 hours a day starting next month. The decision, officials say, is the result of a few incidents …


Plugged into future

Three charging stations for electric cars in Spokane will be upgraded in the coming weeks for faster service – in time for the first modern electric cars from major manufacturers …


Surveillance cameras help deter crime, manage traffic

Maybe Rockwell’s 1984 song “Somebody’s Watching Me,” about the fear of being watched, foretold the future of surveillance. The chorus, “I always feel like somebody’s watching me. I have no …


City Council meeting may have violated state law

The Spokane City Council on Monday likely violated state law by meeting during an anthrax scare, which closed City Hall to the public. Firefighters and police were called to City …


Spokane City Hall reopens to public after powder found

Spokane city hall was closed to the public Monday after a city worker found white powder while opening mail.


Hearing will address council salary freeze

The Spokane Salary Review Commission is recommending a freeze in City Council salaries.


Spokane unveils electric car charging station

A bunch of the cutest little cars you’ve ever seen were parked outside Spokane City Hall on Thursday for a special occasion.


Yake, 90, helped reshape Spokane

The retired Spokane administrator who led the city’s engineering effort that transformed the industrialized, decaying core surrounding the Spokane Falls into a park that became the region’s central gathering spot …


Dog beating suspect turns himself in

The man accused of beating a dog outside Spokane City Hall in June turned himself in early this morning.


YMCA purchase deadline extended

The Spokane City Council has an extra month to decide if it will buy the YMCA. The Spokane Park Board put a $1 million down payment on the Y in …


Y funding plan gaining city support

A deal that would pay off the Spokane Parks and Recreation Department’s $4.3 million obligation to finish buying the downtown YMCA appears to have the City Council support it needs …


Irish colors fly at Spokane City Hall

An Irish flag waved in the breeze above Spokane City Hall on St. Patrick’s Day today, part of a weeklong acknowledgement of Spokane’s connection with Ireland.


Shots fired into City Hall

Six bullets fired into a second-story window at Spokane City Hall over the weekend prompted the mayor to immediately enact new security measures already planned at the historic building. The …


Shots fired into City Hall over weekend

Six bullets fired into a second-story window at Spokane City Hall over the weekend prompted the mayor to immediately enact new security measures already planned at the historic building.


A hot issue at City Hall

Spokane City Council tonight will consider a new heating and cooling system for City Hall with a cost that’s about a third of the value of the whole building. The …