SATURDAY, JULY 9, 2016
SATURDAY, NOV. 21, 2015
WEDNESDAY, NOV. 4, 2015
Wed., Nov. 4, 2015, 6:21 p.m.
For more than a generation, Spokane city politics divided mainly on geographic lines. Tuesday’s election suggests those lines may be disappearing and new coalitions are redrawing the electoral maps.
SUNDAY, NOV. 1, 2015
Sun., Nov. 1, 2015, 6 a.m.
The city has been without a planning director since Scott Chesney was ousted last November.
SATURDAY, OCT. 31, 2015
Sat., Oct. 31, 2015, 6 a.m.
Yes. No. Depends who you ask, like we just did for you.
FRIDAY, OCT. 30, 2015
Fri., Oct. 30, 2015, 11:16 a.m.
Their answers vary, some say just two, others say it's up to the mayor.
TUESDAY, OCT. 27, 2015
Tue., Oct. 27, 2015, 6 a.m.
FRIDAY, OCT. 23, 2015
Fri., Oct. 23, 2015, 6 a.m.
In August, the city of Spokane filed a lawsuit against the international agrochemical giant Monsanto, alleging that the company sold chemicals for decades that it knew were a danger to human and environmental health.
THURSDAY, OCT. 22, 2015
Thu., Oct. 22, 2015, 5:28 p.m.
Election 2015 edition, on accusations of partisan agendas, cost of bike lanes and Chomsky.
WEDNESDAY, OCT. 21, 2015
Wed., Oct. 21, 2015, 6 a.m.
Everything's golden, or This. Means. War.
TUESDAY, OCT. 20, 2015
WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 30, 2015
Wed., Sept. 30, 2015, 12:16 p.m.
As Tim Eyman campaigns for his latest tax-limiting initiative, he's ducking questions about a possible state investigation into previous campaign funds.
MONDAY, SEPT. 21, 2015
WEDNESDAY, AUG. 12, 2015
Wed., Aug. 12, 2015, 9:57 a.m.
“Oh, well that explains everything, sir,” said Spokane City Councilman Mike Fagan. “You know, we are not Seattle. We are Spokane.”
THURSDAY, MAY 7, 2015
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 18, 2015
Wed., Feb. 18, 2015, 6:34 a.m.
Someone decided to mix "Maxwell's Silver Hammer" with current council politics. How well they did may depend on where you stand.
WEDNESDAY, NOV. 6, 2013
Wed., Nov. 6, 2013, 11:56 a.m.
So the Spokane City Council will soon have a new, more liberal majority. And while some big issues haven't been decided along easily identified party lines, there likely will be a noticeable change. To get a sense of the kind of policies that could be...
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 24, 2013
Wed., April 24, 2013, 6:26 p.m.
Mike Fagan, Tim Eyman and Jack Fagan, left to right, to file an electronic copy of their new initiative at the Secretary of State's office Wednesday. After several attempts, they wound up submitting a paper copy and paying the $5 filing fee. OLYMPIA – Unable...
TUESDAY, APRIL 9, 2013
Tue., April 9, 2013, 10:03 a.m.
Last night’s City Council meeting boiled down a debate on the definition of shall. The Spokane City Council’s creation of 13 new public safety departments appears to violate the City Charter. But city attorneys insisted that “shall” does not always mean shall, at least not...
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 3, 2013
Wed., April 3, 2013, 5:44 p.m.
Councilman Mike Fagan was within his rights to call Gov. Jay Inslee “a lying whore,” the Spokane Ethics Committee ruled on Wednesday. The committee voted unanimously that the slur, which was part of a letter signed by Fagan and two others, didn’t violate city ethics...
SUNDAY, FEB. 24, 2013
Sun., Feb. 24, 2013, 1:28 p.m.
Mike Fagan’s response to criticism of the language in that e-mail is that he was not expressing himself as a city councilman; rather, he was expressing himself as a tax-fighting activist. That raises a question: Is a councilman, or any elected official, ever NOT in...
FRIDAY, FEB. 22, 2013
Fri., Feb. 22, 2013, 5:01 p.m.
OLYMPIA -- Rep. Susan Fagan and Spokane City Councilman Mike Fagan don't share any constituents, but both do have voters in the Spokane area. And the Pullman legislator wants them to know that she is not the Fagan who called Gov. Jay Inslee a "lying...
Fri., Feb. 22, 2013, 2:19 p.m.
Spokane Mayor David Condon has issued statement criticizing a letter signed by City Councilman Mike Fagan that calls Gov. Jay Inslee "a lying whore." “Words like this have no place in public discourse," Condon said in a prepared statement released this afternoon by the city....
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