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UPDATED: Mon., July 24, 2017, 9:36 p.m.

Initiative calling for public vote on covering Spokane park Pavilion facing likely City Council opposition

It’s a tight window, but the current Spokane City Council could put to voters the question of whether the U.S. Pavilion in Riverfront Park should be covered. Council members need …


Altering Spokane Park Board authority in wake of U.S. Pavilion flap would undo century of independence

City Council President Ben Stuckart said no formal proposal is on the table to alter the uniquely Spokane form of governing the park system, but concerns over early designs featuring …


UPDATED: Sat., May 20, 2017, 8:01 p.m.

Legal settlement clears the way for road through park in Wandermere area

A developer can move forward with plans to build a road through an undeveloped natural area known as Freddy Park north of Spokane. Developer Al Payne recently agreed to pay …


Councilman challenges Spokane’s borrowing from investment fund

Quick growth in Spokane’s collection of investments, and a predilection by city leaders to dip into the investment pool to fund one-time projects, has led at least one Spokane City …


Spokane approves property tax hikes for police, fire departments

Spokane leaders have promised to take an annual 1 percent property tax increase through 2016 to help fund $26 million worth of new vehicles and equipment for the fire and …


Stuckart, Salvatori face ethics complaints

A pair of ethics complaints have been filed against Spokane City Council President Ben Stuckart and Councilman Steve Salvatori over sending taxpayer money initally allocated for a council assistant to …


Spokane council will discuss initiatives plan

A resident’s right to bypass the Spokane City Council to craft city laws could be revamped on Monday. Along with a host of minor changes that have general acceptance, two …


Condon to keep salary at $100K for 2012

Spokane Mayor David Condon will hold his salary at $100,000 this year as promised, despite the recent controversy over his predecessor’s pay. But he said he will review his options …


Rush proposes end to city utility tax

It was as if pigs had grown wings and landed on the roof of Spokane City Hall. George McGrath, a conservative, longtime follower and critic of the City Council, approached …


Attorney Eugster loses another legal battle

Attorney and former Spokane City Council member Steve Eugster lost another legal decision today, this time challenging the way the state elects appellate judges and assigns them to three-judge panels.


Judicial elections arguments heard

OLYMPIA – Washington state needs a new way of electing appeals court judges to comply with the constitutional doctrine of one person, one vote, Spokane attorney Steve Eugster told the …


Old YMCA worth saving? Landmarks panel to decide

It could be the final chapter for the former downtown YMCA. Or it could be the start of more painstaking, political maneuvering.


Siddoway chosen to fill Appeals Court vacancy

A Spokane attorney involved in a couple of the most contentious civic projects in the past 20 years was named Wednesday to an opening on the state Court of Appeals. …


Appeals court system challenged

OLYMPIA – The Washington Supreme Court will likely be asked to decide whether the state appeals court system is unconstitutional. Spokane attorney Steve Eugster said Friday it is, because of …


Eugster suit likely headed to state Supreme Court

OLYMPIA – The Washington Supreme Court will likely be asked to decide whether the state Appeals Court system is unconstitutional, based on a lawsuit brought by Spokane attorney Steve Eugster.


STA offers solutions to bus fuss

Spokane Transit Authority held the first of two public meetings Saturday about bus service in Browne’s Addition. About 20 people showed up soon after the doors opened.


Spokane bus re-routing draws heat

Complaints over two Spokane Transit Authority buses that were re-routed through Browne’s Addition in September continue to come in. Mike Maurer, who lives on Coeur d’Alene Street, was one of …


Even primary election serves up political hash

I’m always relieved to get past a primary. The only point of a primary election is to weed out those less-popular candidates who, if elected, might actually do the public …


South Hill group bows out of fight against big retailers

A neighborhood vote this week smooths the way for the biggest retail center the South Hill has seen in decades, if not ever. The Southgate Neighborhood Council ended its long …


High court suspends lawyer Eugster

OLYMPIA – After a long-running battle over his handling of an elderly widow’s case, Spokane attorney Steve Eugster has narrowly avoided disbarment. The state Supreme Court ruled 5-4 Thursday that …


High court suspends Eugster from law for 18 months

A divided state Supreme Court has ruled 6-3 that Steve Eugster should be suspended from practicing law for 18 months. Three of the justices called for a harsher penalty, saying …


Candidates enter fray

About a dozen candidates for local offices waited Monday morning for the door of the Spokane County Elections Office to open to officially launch their campaigns. “They are marching us …


When city’s business runs dry, Eugster steps forward

Words I never thought would come out of my mouth: “Welcome back, Steve Eugster. Gawd, how I’ve missed you.”


Eugster to run for City Council

The City Council race in south Spokane went from zero candidates to two Friday, with the prospect of becoming the most interesting election on the municipal ballot this fall. Former …