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Romney narrowly defeats Santorum in Spokane County

Fromer Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney topped the field, but barely, in Spokane County. Four years after dominating the county's caucuses, Texas Congressman Ron Paul slipped to third. Here are the Spokane County results, according to Spokane County GOP Chairman Matthew Pederson: 1. Romney, 1,521 2.…

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TUESDAY, FEB. 28, 2012

TUESDAY, FEB. 21, 2012

Gingrich coming to Spokane 

Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich will hold a campaign rally downtown Spokane on Thursday afternoon. His Washington campaign coordinator said Gingrich will be at The Bing Theater at 2 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. It was earlier described…

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FRIDAY, FEB. 17, 2012

WEDNESDAY, FEB. 15, 2012

City Council hits the road

The Spokane City Council will hit the road Thursday in a new monthly event meant to spark dialogue on city issues. City Council President Ben Stuckart promised in his campaign for the office last year to hold regular forums outside Monday City Council meetings so…

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TUESDAY, FEB. 14, 2012

MONDAY, FEB. 13, 2012

FRIDAY, FEB. 10, 2012

Spokane mayor, David Condon answers questions from the audience after he delivered his 100-Day Action Plan address, Feb. 10, 2012 at the Red Lion Inn at the Park. (Dan Pelle)

Condon presents goals for first 100 days

Spokane Mayor David Condon unveiled his 100-day action plan on Friday with only 58 days left to complete his list. Among his promises for within his first 100 days in office: - Providing training to police and firefighters for working with “vulnerable” populations. - Form…

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SATURDAY, FEB. 4, 2012

The Jensen-Byrd building in the University District east of downtown Spokane will be demolished by its new owners, Austin, Texas-based Campus Advantage. The company plans to build housing for about 425 students on the site. (File)

Council may ask WSU to save historic warehouse 

A historic building slated for the wrecking ball could get a friend in the Spokane City Council. Late last year, Washington State University-Spokane announced it would sell a 102-year-old warehouse called the Jensen-Byrd building so a development company could tear down the brick building and…

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MONDAY, JAN. 30, 2012

SATURDAY, JAN. 28, 2012

TUESDAY, JAN. 24, 2012

FRIDAY, JAN. 20, 2012

TUESDAY, JAN. 17, 2012

TUESDAY, JAN. 10, 2012

Stuckart rearranges chairs, agendas

New Spokane City Council President may have lost an automatic seat on the Spokane Airport Board on Monday, but he still has the power to create a seating chart. And he exercised that right by shuffling the seats on the dais that already were reshuffled…

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MONDAY, JAN. 9, 2012

Hats on, hats off

Former Spokane City Council President Joe Shogan was well-known for his vigilance enforcing a ban on people wearing hats when testifying to City Council. So any long-time observers of the City Council may have wondered if newly elected City Council President Ben Stuckart would be…

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FRIDAY, JAN. 6, 2012

THURSDAY, JAN. 5, 2012

McLaughlin considering bid against Brown 

The proposed new boundaries for Spokane's 3rd Legislative District could be helpful for a potential bid by Councilwoman Nancy McLaughlin. The proposed district (map here) still would strongly favor Democrats, but it also would add some Republican-leaning precincts. McLaughlin said last week that she will…

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FRIDAY, DEC. 30, 2011

Mandyke, Webster out at City Hall 

Spokane Mayor-elect David Condon has decided to replace two long-time administrators at Spokane City Hall. Public Works Director Dave Mandyke and Administrative Service Director Dorothy Webster announced their retirements Friday. Gerry Gemmill, the depurty director of public works, will be acting director of the department,…

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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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