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MONDAY, AUG. 8, 2011

Council rejects water rate boost

The Spokane City Council tonight unanimously rejected a nearly 8 percent increase in water rates, but that doesn’t mean bills won’t rise next year. A majority of the council appeared to favor raising revenue by increasing fees to boost water revenue by an amount equal...

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FRIDAY, AUG. 5, 2011

Fagan publishes false endorsement 

Spokane City Council candidate Mike Fagan has listed a couple of surprising endorsements on his campaign website: Endorsements given to his opponents (one of which is false). "It is our understanding that opponent L. Tolley was endorsed by the Unions, and opponent J. Waite was...

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MONDAY, JULY 25, 2011

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Compare the candidates

Ballots for the Aug. 16 primary will be mailed next week, and The S-R's Election Center is up and running. That means voters can examine, campare and contrast the positions of Spokane candidates in the answers they submitted in our candidate questionnaire. All candidates for...

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TUESDAY, JULY 19, 2011

Spokane council finalizes massive annexation 

Spokane city boundaries will expand by nearly 10 square miles on Jan. 1. The Spokane City Council on Monday unanimously approved the city’s West Plains annexation, which includes the Spokane International Airport. Monday’s vote was largely a formality. The city, Spokane County and Airway Heights...

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WEDNESDAY, JUNE 29, 2011

Spokane mayoral candidates, from left, Mike Noder, David Condon, Barbara Lampert and incumbent Mary Verner, gather at the Community Building, June 28, 2011 to debate environmental issues.  (Dan Pelle)

Lampert suggests placing bounties on squirrels 

Mayoral candidate Barbara Lampert is lucky Spokane's famous yellow-bellied marmots don't vote. At the first significant mayoral debate of the election season, Lampert listed controlling Spokane's varmint population among her priorities. "Varmints bring disease," Lampert said Tuesday at the forum sponsored by the nonprofit group...

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TUESDAY, JUNE 28, 2011

U.S. Rep. Jay Inslee talks to David Allen, executive vice president of McKinstry, on Tuesday, June 28, 2011, soon after Inslee made his first public appearance in Spokane as a Democratic candidate for governor.

Inslee says 'new blood' needed in Olympia

U.S. Rep. Jay Inslee appeared to criticize his fellow Democrats when introducing his campaign for governor to Spokane on Tuesday. "Frankly, we need some new blood in Olympia," Inslee said in his speech. "Having not been in Olympia, I think I'm in pretty good shape...

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Two more file for Spokane City Council

Two candidates who previously said they would run for Spokane City Council formally took the plunge on Thursday morning. Donna McKereghan, former chairwoman of the Logan Neighborhood Council, and Steve Salvatori, owner of the Spokane Entrepreneurial Center, filed paperwork to officially become candidates. McKereghan joins...

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Mike Fagan files to run for Spokane City Council 

A co-worker of Tim Eyman, the prominent anti-tax initiative guru of Washington, has joined the race for Spokane City Council. Mike Fagan, co-director of Eyman's Voters Want More Choices, filed on Wednesday to run for a seat representing Northeast Spokane. The seat currently is held...

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Jonathan Brunt
Jonathan Brunt joined The Spokesman-Review in 2004. He is the government editor. He previously was a reporter who covered Spokane City Hall, Spokane County government and public safety.

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