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WEDNESDAY, FEB. 23, 2011

MONDAY, FEB. 21, 2011

Allen will challenge Rush for City Council 23 

Former City Councilman Mike Allen announced last week that he is entering the race to challenge Richard Rush in hopes of once again representing south Spokane. Allen, a former Eastern Washington University administrator, was named to the council to replace Mary Verner after she was…

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WEDNESDAY, FEB. 16, 2011

MONDAY, FEB. 14, 2011


WEDNESDAY, JAN. 26, 2011

TUESDAY, JAN. 11, 2011

Steve Salvatori stands outside the Spokane Entrepreneurial Center he developed in the 300 block of West First Avenue in Spokane. Salvatori used retirement money to fund the project and another development, and the businesses have been a success, with 46 commercial spots and only one (CHRISTOPHER ANDERSON)

Salvatori will run for city council, not mayor

Downtown businessman Steve Salvatori filed paperwork this month to launch a bid for Spokane City Council. Salvatori, a Republican who run unsuccessfully for the Spokane County Commission last year, hopes to win the seat representing Northwest Spokane that will be vacated by Councilman Steve Corker.…

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MONDAY, JAN. 10, 2011

Snyder booted from STA board 

Even without newly elected officials on the Spokane City Council, power appears to be shifting in the New Year. One year after the council removed Nancy McLaughlin from the board overseeing the Spokane Transit Authority, the Spokane City Council voted to reappoint McLaughlin -- the…

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More live TV coming to Spokane's CityCable 5

Spokane's local government cable TV station is improving its live offerings. Starting on Jan. 19, CityCable 5 will begin airing live the monthly meetings of the Spokane Transit Authority board. The transit board has some big votes in the coming months, including deciding which routes…

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WEDNESDAY, DEC. 22, 2010

President Jimmy Carter momentarily looks the wrong way as the flag is raised during his  May 1978 visit to Spokane's Riverfront Park.  King Cole, a major influece in bringing Expo '74 to Spokane, points the direction to president should be facing. Interior Secretary Cecil Andrus (left) and former Spokane Mayor David Rodgers (second from left) watch the ceremony.  (Photo Archive / Spokesman-Review Archives)

King Cole and Jimmy Carter 

In honor of King Cole, whose memorial service is Thursday morning, I present what may be my favorite photo in The Spokesman-Review's great photo archives. It's from the grand opening of Riverfront Park. Here's the caption: President Jimmy Carter momentarily looks the wrong way as…

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MONDAY, DEC. 13, 2010

SATURDAY, DEC. 11, 2010

Spokane County GOP picks new leader 

In a close vote on Saturday, the Spokane County Republican Party replaced it chairwoman with the former mayor of Airway Heights. Precinct committee officers voted 91-85 for Matthew Pederson, a current Airway Heights city councilman, over the incumbent leader, Cindy Zapotocky. Heading into the race,…

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MONDAY, DEC. 6, 2010

Corker announces bid for council president

Spokane City Councilman Steve Corker announced Monday that he will run for Spokane City Council president next year. Corker, 69, is a former advertising and marketing executive who was first elected to the council in 1999. Rather than run for re-election, Corker ran unsuccessfully for…

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FRIDAY, OCT. 29, 2010

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 20, 2010

TUESDAY, OCT. 19, 2010

Two GOP funders criticize anti-Marr ad 

Two associations that gave money to a Republican group that is funding an ad against incumbent Democratic state Sen. Chris Marr criticized the spot and say they will reevaluate their political donation strategies in light of the commercial.The Washington Health Care Association gave $30,000 to…

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SATURDAY, OCT. 16, 2010

THURSDAY, OCT. 14, 2010

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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