Council members are asking for six-month stays on relocating billboards into neighborhood centers and demolition in the historic Browne's Addition neighborhood.
MONDAY, APRIL 10, 2017
THURSDAY, MARCH 16, 2017
A reader asked for a more thorough explanation of the 911 tax, referenced in a story in Thursday's newspaper.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 1, 2017
All ten of Washington's members of the House of Representatives signed a letter to the Department of Justice and FBI on Wednesday calling for the agencies to "tirelessly investigate" threats targeting Jewish community centers, schools and churches.
TUESDAY, FEB. 28, 2017
The three-term sheriff said Tuesday the decision to move was motivated by family, not politics.
MONDAY, FEB. 20, 2017
The congresswoman will hold a meeting Monday at 7 p.m. with those that RSVP through her website.
TUESDAY, JAN. 31, 2017
After more than an hour of testimony Monday night, the City Council - perhaps somewhat surprisingly - gave their unanimous approval of an ordinance that targets a non-existent Muslim registry.
FRIDAY, JAN. 27, 2017
MONDAY, JAN. 23, 2017
Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers attended the inauguration Friday and saw coverage of the march in Spokane on the day that followed. She praised Donald Trump's speech as a rallying cry for those that have "fallen behind" and also supported the marchers' right to speak.
WEDNESDAY, NOV. 9, 2016
Nonprofit leader Kate Burke and Bemiss neighborhood advocate Kathryn Alexander have both filed already to compete for Amber Waldref's seat in northeastern Spokane. Waldref, who will term out of office in November 2017, says she'll take some time to spend with her family before pondering another run for office.
WEDNESDAY, OCT. 26, 2016
Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers and Joe Pakootas have squared off three times in debates around Washington's 5th Congressional district since the beginning of this month. They're all available online as you fill out your ballot.
FRIDAY, OCT. 21, 2016
Both Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers and Joe Pakootas have released TV ads in the Spokane market as ballots start to drop this week. Pakootas is attempting to tie McMorris Rodgers to Donald Trump, while the congresswoman is touting national security in an ad that departs from her usual policy-based ads.
TUESDAY, OCT. 4, 2016
Financial reports are trickling in to the Washington Public Disclosure Commission on the contributions and expenses related to the short-lived recall effort against Mayor David Condon.
TUESDAY, SEPT. 13, 2016
Mayor David Condon is not expected to be in the courtroom Tuesday afternoon. Superior Court Judge Blaine Gibson, of Yakima County, is scheduled to decide if a recall petition from local Democratic organizer and accountant David Green can move forward to the signature-collecting phase.
TUESDAY, JUNE 21, 2016
The Spokane Home Builders Association, a trade group representing construction interests, has some harsh words for the settlement agreement the county signed with neighborhood groups over urban growth issues. "It looks like they're kind of giving away the farm," said Michael Cathcart, government affairs director for the organization.
TUESDAY, MAY 10, 2016
Also, we have the full audio of Trump's speech at the Spokane Convention Center on Saturday online.
MONDAY, MAY 9, 2016
The 40-year-old private practice attorney said the three-member commission needs a strong, progressive voice that has been absent for the past few years.
MONDAY, APRIL 11, 2016
City Council President Ben Stuckart said in response to Monday's story there's no desire among the majority of city officials to more strictly regulate marijuana sales downtown.
MONDAY, MARCH 28, 2016
Candace Mumm will seek to be the first Democrat since John Roskelley in 2004 to represent the northern portion of Spokane County on the commission.
TUESDAY, MARCH 22, 2016
President Bill Clinton said Monday during a speech at Spokane Falls Community College the last eight years had left "an awful legacy." But a look at his full speech indicates his ire was not directed entirely at President Barack Obama.
SUNDAY, MARCH 13, 2016
Spokane County Sheriff's deputies earned a median income of roughly $84,000 in 2015, according to data released from the Auditor's office.
FRIDAY, MARCH 11, 2016
Spokane County Commissioner Shelly O'Quinn said the county is saving between $1 million and $1.4 million annually as a result of lean management strategies implemented in the past few years at an address Friday in front of Greater Spokane Inc.
THURSDAY, MARCH 10, 2016
Sixty-seven Democratic delegates will be up for grabs at Washington caucuses to be held Saturday, March 26. Supporters for the campaigns of Sen. Bernie Sanders and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton have set up local offices to get out the vote.
TUESDAY, JAN. 19, 2016
David Kay, 59, announced Tuesday he will run as a Democrat against incumbent Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, who will be seeking her sixth term in Congress, and Joe Pakootas, who fell to McMorris Rodgers with roughly 40 percent of the vote in 2014.
TUESDAY, JAN. 5, 2016
Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers was cautious in her remarks about President Barack Obama's gun control measures, while Sens. Maria Cantwell and Patty Murray applauded the actions.
WEDNESDAY, OCT. 28, 2015
Outgoing Spokane County CEO Marshall Farnell on Wednesday morning said Gerry Gemmill is a worthy successor. "He's got great insight into the county, because he's been here so long," Farnell said.