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  • Mayor Grafos touts Spokane Valley’s efficient, lean government

    Many Valley residents want their hometown to have “more of a city identity,” and the new city hall will help create that, said Mayor Dean Grafos at the annual state …

  • Upbeat Spokane mayor cites progress three years into term

    Pacing back and forth at the edge of the stage, far from the lectern but nearer his audience, Spokane Mayor David Condon gave a confident, upbeat appraisal of his first …

  • Address focuses on services

    Spokane Valley Mayor Tom Towey gave his first State of the City speech of the year to a full house Wednesday afternoon in the Spokane Valley Mall community room. Towey …

  • Valley poised for recovery

    The city of Spokane Valley is well positioned to take advantage of opportunities that will arise as the economy recovers, Mayor Tom Towey said in the first of four State …

  • Verner looking to limit burden

    Spokane Mayor Mary Verner warned Monday that her budget for 2012 will focus on spending cuts rather than new taxes to help cover projected shortfalls. “We also must limit the …

  • Mayor Towey: City’s health is good

    Spokane Valley Mayor Tom Towey gave the first of four planned State of the City speeches Monday night to a crowd of about 50 people in Valley Fourth Memorial Church. …

  • Clark: Spokane’s leanin’ alright, but toward the drab

    In her State of the City address on Friday, Spokane Mayor Mary Verner announced that the city was “leaning forward,” which, as we all know, is the first move a …

  • Verner gives annual State of the City address

    Spokane Mayor Mary Verner today sounded a hopeful note for financial recovery in her fourth State of the City address. Her speech last year focused on “positioning” the city for …

  • Verner: Job creation, business top priorities

    Spokane Mayor Mary Verner today sounded a hopeful note for financial recovery in her fourth State of the City address.

  • Verner’s annual address not all budget gloom

    Mayor Mary Verner accentuated the positive Monday in her annual state of the city speech to the City Council. But the mayor choked up briefly when her speech hit on …

  • Verner: Progress will be made despite tough times

    Spokane, like the nation, faces hard economic times ahead, but that won’t stop city leaders from making progress on key issues, Mayor Mary Verner said this morning in her State …

  • Verner says state of the city is strong

    Though federal leaders acted in ways that have thrown the nation’s economy into turmoil, Spokane officials’ foresight will help the city survive hard economic times, Spokane Mayor Mary Verner said …

  • People behaving badly will keep The Column kicking

    OK then. Let’s all give a big hand to Spokane Mayor Mary Verner for delivering such a (yawn) riveting state of the city speech at City Hall on Monday night. …



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