Stories tagged: Spokane City Hall
SATURDAY, FEB. 18, 2017, 6 A.M.
You can make a claim for pothole-caused damage, but it’s hard to collect
More than a dozen motorists with vehicle damage filed claims against the city because of potholes last week. To successfully recoup some of those costs, they may have to show …
THURSDAY, FEB. 16, 2017, 5:36 P.M.
Ethics Commission again declines charges brought against Mayor Condon
Former City Council President Joe Shogan, whose ethics complaint against Mayor David Condon has now been dismissed twice by the city’s Ethics Commission, said he’ll refile one more time over …
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 15, 2017, 5:30 A.M.
Spokane seeks help from the Washington Legislature to fight foreclosed ‘zombie properties’
City of Spokane seeks state help to monitor and fight “zombie properties.”
SATURDAY, FEB. 11, 2017, 6:23 A.M.
Spokane ponders ending agreement with pay-by-phone parking service over unpaid fees
LocoMobi, operator of the QuickPay meter payment application, owes the city roughly $80,000 in unpaid revenue, city officials said. Ending the agreement could mean an interruption of the service that …
UPDATED: FRIDAY, FEB. 10, 2017, 9:31 P.M.
Spokane Mayor David Condon announces crackdown on car thieves in his State of the City address
The city will start an annual allocation of $425,000 of federal grant money to assist small businesses in 2017, Mayor David Condon said Friday. Police will also form a task …
FRIDAY, FEB. 10, 2017
100 years ago in Spokane: Union demands answers into collapse of Post Street Bridge, which killed 3 workers
A union demanded an investigation into the collapse of the Post Street bridge, which killed three workers, the Spokane Daily Chronicle reported on Feb. 10, 1917.
UPDATED: TUESDAY, FEB. 7, 2017, 9:56 P.M.
Chief Meidl says police department will review internal affairs cases after ombudsman complaint
Bart Logue, the city’s police ombudsman, said he was not given access to nearly a dozen Internal Affairs investigations that he participated in last year for certification. At Logue’s request, …
TUESDAY, FEB. 7, 2017, 5:30 A.M.
Studio owner sues city of Spokane over damage caused by raccoons
Amanda Hansen believes her dance studio and wedding rental business died because of raccoon poop. And she blames the city of Spokane.
TUESDAY, FEB. 7, 2017
100 years ago in Spokane: Work on Post Street Bridge suspended after two men killed and many injured when falsework collapses
Work on the Post Street bridge was stopped until further notice, because to proceed “would be criminal,” said the city engineer. Two workers, including the project superintendent, Dave Cullen, died …
UPDATED: MONDAY, FEB. 6, 2017, 10:19 P.M.
Spokane officials remain mum on former street director’s removal as snow plowing continues
Mark Serbousek’s future job is still being determined at City Hall as snow plows continue their full-city plow, the third so far this season.
MONDAY, FEB. 6, 2017
100 years ago in Spokane: Multiple workers presumed dead when framework collapses during bridge construction
Tragedy struck at the Post Street bridge construction project when the “falsework” – temporary framework – collapsed, sending up to 30 workers into the icy torrent.
UPDATED: SATURDAY, FEB. 4, 2017, 4:04 P.M.
Spokane street director relieved of his duties, officials mum on cause
A day before 7 inches of snow fell on the city, Spokane Mayor David Condon replaced the city’s street director. The City Council said they have not been given specifics …
SATURDAY, FEB. 4, 2017
100 years ago in Spokane: Under city official’s plan, all streets would be numbered and Division would be Sixth Street East
A city commissioner floated a plan to “abolish street names in the city and to substitute numbers and points of the compass.” He said it would “simplify the street naming …
UPDATED: WEDNESDAY, FEB. 1, 2017, 4:43 P.M.
Spokane Mayor David Condon will sign law barring local participation in hypothetical Muslim registry
Mayor David Condon will sign a law passed unanimously by the City Council on Monday night prohibiting local officials from helping to establish a religious registry, an act that some …
UPDATED: WEDNESDAY, FEB. 1, 2017, 3:13 P.M.
Oil, coal train protesters in Spokane file federal lawsuit claiming climate change protections
Citing the climate-damaging effects of coal and oil, a group of protesters who were arrested protesting in Spokane last year have filed a federal lawsuit declaring federal control of rail …
UPDATED: WEDNESDAY, FEB. 1, 2017, 3:27 P.M.
Spokane City Council backs 1-year contract for nonprofit group running East Central Community Center
The Spokane City Council, after hearing testimony from close to 30 neighborhood residents, school district officials and representatives of other social service organizations, unanimously extended a contract with the East …
UPDATED: TUESDAY, JAN. 31, 2017, 7:23 A.M.
Fearing Trump campaign promise, Spokane City Council votes 7-0 against religious registry
An impassioned crowd that spilled out of the City Council chambers Monday night mostly implored lawmakers to pass a law that would prohibit Spokane employees from assisting in the creation …
UPDATED: FRIDAY, JAN. 27, 2017, 10:21 P.M.
East Central Community Center in limbo after City Council rejects contract
A six-month contract with the East Central Community Organization to run the neighborhood’s community center was rejected this week because of concerns about the effect on services and grant opportunities. …
WEDNESDAY, JAN. 25, 2017, 6:05 P.M.
City leaders believe Trump’s ‘sanctuary city’ order won’t apply to Spokane
City Council President Ben Stuckart and Councilmen Breean Beggs said Wednesday they don’t believe President Donald Trump’s executive order cutting federal funding to “sanctuary cities” will affect Spokane because officials …
UPDATED: WEDNESDAY, JAN. 25, 2017, 5:08 P.M.
Spokane asks residents to leave trash on curb by 7 a.m. starting Feb. 27
Residents will be asked to leave their garbage carts at the curb by 7 a.m. on collection day beginning Feb. 27, to coincide with route changes instituted to lower costs, …
THURSDAY, JAN. 19, 2017, 7 P.M.
Looff Carrousel’s new home comes with a $7 million construction price tag
The bid from Walker Construction is about $29,000 more than what was budgeted for the project, according to the Parks Department, but is within contingency reserves for construction. The new …
SUNDAY, JAN. 15, 2017, 1 A.M.
California woman targets Spokane, other U.S. cities to help stop dog meat trade in Korea
Giny Woo grew up learning that dog meat, a main ingredient in soup prepared in her native South Korea, had medicinal qualities. She’s launched a petition-writing campaign, including Spokane, asking …
SATURDAY, JAN. 14, 2017, 5:47 A.M.
Melting snow will stress Spokane’s in-progress stormwater system
With rain and temperatures in the 40s forecasted next week, the amount of melting snow will likely cause sewer overflows into the Spokane River. But the city is pushing forward …
UPDATED: THURSDAY, JAN. 12, 2017, 10:37 P.M.
Local leaders look for silver lining in Fairchild tanker announcement
While the West Plains military base will likely not get the next generation of fuel tankers, local leaders stressed Thursday that Fairchild may end up benefiting from the decision by …
UPDATED: WEDNESDAY, JAN. 11, 2017, 8:16 P.M.
Developer Douglass appeals Spokane City Council’s denial of Indian Trail apartment complex
Harley Douglass has appealed the City Council’s universal rejection of his plans to build 750 housing units on 50 acres of property in the North Indian Trail neighborhood, citing disobeyance …
THURSDAY, JAN. 5, 2017, 6:25 P.M.
State incentives for film production, used by Spokane-based ‘Z Nation,’ are set to expire
An incentive program credited for bringing “Z Nation” to Spokane is set to expire in June, and local leaders are asking lawmakers to extend it for the second time.
WEDNESDAY, JAN. 4, 2017, 12:49 P.M.
Kip Hill: My favorite stories of 2016
A murder-for-hire case, a presidential election, arcades, records, a scandal at City Hall - it was all in a year’s work.
TUESDAY, JAN. 3, 2017, 5:15 P.M.
Garco Construction in line to build University District pedestrian bridge for $9.5 million
Garco Construction, which has already completed several multimillion-dollar public works projects throughout Spokane, entered the low bid to build a pedestrian bridge in the University District. Some have criticized the …
SUNDAY, JAN. 1, 2017, 5:45 A.M.
What we want in 2017: Compassion, good eats, clear streets and more trees
Once again, we asked people in our community what they’d like to see happen in the new year. Their answers ranged from the specific, like increasing funding for programs assisting …
FRIDAY, DEC. 30, 2016, 5:30 A.M.
Inmate cleanup crews target downtown Spokane viaducts, overpasses
Inmates at the Geiger Correctional Facility have cleaned up hundreds of thousands of pounds of garbage over the past three years as part of a county-run grant program. They’re working …