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WEDNESDAY, APRIL 25, 2012

Two Democrats consider bids for county commission 

Former City Councilman Bob Apple and former KREM-TV weatherman Daryl Romeyn are contemplating bids for Spokane County Commission. Both would run for the seat held by Republican Commissioner Mark Richard. He announced last weekthat he would not seek a third term. Republican Shelly O'Quinn, who…

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TUESDAY, APRIL 17, 2012

FRIDAY, APRIL 13, 2012

Third time a charm for Envision Spokane?

Envision Spokane on Thursday filed its Community Bill of Rights initiative with the Spokane City Clerk's office. This is the third time the group has filed a Community Bill of Rights. It succeeded the previous two times in collecting the needed signatures to place the…

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TUESDAY, APRIL 10, 2012


Condon undecided on gay marriage resolution

Spokane Mayor David Condon said Monday that he still is considering what his position will be on the two hottest topics for next week's City Council meeting. Those issues are Councilman Jon Snyder's resolution in support of the state's gay marriage law and Councilman Mike…

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A new mayor, a new budget deficit

Another year, another deficit. Spokane Mayor David Condon is holding a news conference this morning to discuss the city's forecasted deficit for 2013. As of a couple weeks ago, administrators were forecasting a gap of about $10 million between the revenue the city expects to…

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THURSDAY, APRIL 5, 2012

Condon's water rate plan to be released today

Spokane Mayor David Condon will present his plan to revamp the city's water rates today. Condon highlighted the city's restructured water rates in his campaign last year. The change, approved in 2010, lowered rates on those who use less and increased rates on those who…

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WEDNESDAY, APRIL 4, 2012

TUESDAY, MARCH 27, 2012

McLaughlin ad pulled off TV

The campaign to extend two taxes to pay for the expansion of the Spokane Convention Center and Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena has pulled a TV ad featuring Spokane City Councilwoman Nancy McLaughlin. Citizens for Jobs Now has developed a series of commercials each featuring two…

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MONDAY, MARCH 26, 2012

McLaughlin will challenge Brown

Councilwoman Nancy McLaughlin confirmed this evening that she will run against state Senate Democratic Majority Leader Lisa Brown. She plans to make her official announcement at a press conference on Tuesday. McLaughlin has been on the record as considering a run against Brown for months.…

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Condon condemns casino

Spokane Mayor David Condon has added his name to the list of local leaders opposed to the Spokane Tribe of Indians’ proposal for a casino on the West Plains. Condon joins Republican U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers and state Senate Democratic Majority Leader Lisa Brown…

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FRIDAY, MARCH 23, 2012

Spokane's own Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde ...

... At least according to Inlander readers. Former Mayor Mary Verner took second place in the Inlander's annual reader survey in the category, "best local villain." That's a tumble for a woman who usually polled well when the Inlander asked readers for their favorite politician.…

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MONDAY, MARCH 19, 2012

Council will wait a week to consider casino 

The Spokane City Council will wait until next week to consider opposing a Spokane Tribe of Indians casino project proposed for the West Plains. Councilman Mike Fagan is sponsoring a resolution opposing the casino. He requested last week that the council suspend normal public notice…

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FRIDAY, MARCH 16, 2012

Council considers rushing votes 

The Spokane City Council on Monday will consider rushing its normal voting procedure to condemn the proposed Spokane Tribe of Indians casino on the West Plains. Councilman Mike Fagan is sponsoring the resolution to put the city on record as opposing the casino and has…

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MONDAY, MARCH 12, 2012


Dellwo challenges Ahern for 6th District seat 

Democrats will give voters a choice in at least one race in the 6th Legislative District. Former state Democratic state Rep. Dennis Dellwo filed paperwork with the state Public Disclosure Commission last month announcing a bid to challenge Republican state Rep. John Ahern. Democrats had…

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MONDAY, MARCH 5, 2012

Council may call for Constitutional amendment

Spokane City Council members next week will tackle an issue that goes beyond city limits. They will consider a nonbinding resolution asking Congress and state legislatures to amend the Constitution to give lawmakers the authority to limit corporate political spending in campaigns. The U.S. Supreme…

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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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