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TUESDAY, AUG. 26, 2014

City Hall Scoop: Lilac Queen as Councilwoman

Steve Salvatori was a fiscal conservative from California. Karen Stratton is a political unknown and lifelong Spokanite. Together, they will complete one term on the Spokane City Council. Stranger things have happened in Spokane. Like when Stratton was named Lilac Queen in 1977 and posed...

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WEDNESDAY, MAY 28, 2014

MONDAY, JAN. 13, 2014

New Spokane City Council casts first 4-3 votes

The new majority of the Spokane City Council flexed its muscles twice on Monday in the first 4-3 votes of the year. Both votes rejected nonbinding efforts to back a state Senate bill designating energy produced at the city’s Waste-to-Energy Plant as renewable. But council...

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MONDAY, JAN. 6, 2014

Stuckart relents on supermajority rule

Spokane City Council President Ben Stuckart will soon be handing out duties to the city’s six other council members. The Spokane City Council on Monday unanimously agreed to give Stuckart the power to chose which members serve on what boards. But Stuckart abandoned his proposal...

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WEDNESDAY, NOV. 6, 2013

FRIDAY, FEB. 22, 2013

Allen, Salvatori call on Fagan to apologize 

A majority of the Spokane City Council is calling on Councilman Mike Fagan to apologize for the letter he signed calling Gov. Jay Inslee "a lying whore." The council's three Democratic-leaning members issued a statement condemning Fagan's letter this morning. Now two of the council's...

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WEDNESDAY, FEB. 6, 2013

Stuckart, Waldref apologize for violations 

Two Spokane City Council members have apologized for using their city email accounts to send campaign messages. Spokane City Council President Ben Stuckart and Amber Waldref sent electronic newsletters to supporters recently that included their opinions on the three proposed measures that will be decided...

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MONDAY, DEC. 10, 2012

Council adopts Condon's budget in predictable split

Spokane’s city government is shedding 92 jobs. The Spokane City Council on Monday voted 4-3 to freeze the city general fund budget, largely accepting the recommendations of Mayor David Condon. Condon proposed a $161 million general fund, which pays for police, fire, parks, libraries and...

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TUESDAY, SEPT. 25, 2012

Council will consider repeal of beer restrictions 

The West Central Neighborhood Council wanted restrictions on the sale of high-octane beer and now it doesn’t. But while council members used the council’s support as a reason to create a voluntary Alcohol Impact Area in West Central, the neighborhood’s change of heart won’t make...

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MONDAY, MAY 14, 2012

Council adopts easier-to-enforce noise law

Testimony at Monday’s Spokane City Council meeting included the sounds of William Cruz on guitar and trumpet as some downtown buskers argued against proposed noise restrictions. But Spokane City Council members said the new rules, which they approved 6-1, protect free speech while making 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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FRIDAY, FEB. 17, 2012

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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TUESDAY, NOV. 8, 2011

Candidates prepare for results

Spokane County Auditor Vicky Dalton said she expects only one count of votes tonight. Results should be released about 8:15 p.m. She said including today's mail, the county has received about 100,000 ballots. About 90,000 of those will be counted in the numbers released tonight....

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MONDAY, JUNE 20, 2011

THURSDAY, JUNE 9, 2011

Two more file for Spokane City Council

Two candidates who previously said they would run for Spokane City Council formally took the plunge on Thursday morning. Donna McKereghan, former chairwoman of the Logan Neighborhood Council, and Steve Salvatori, owner of the Spokane Entrepreneurial Center, filed paperwork to officially become candidates. McKereghan joins...

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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 vacancy.chrisa@spokesman.com (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, AUG. 23, 2010

Salvatori concedes, says Holy could top French 

In an e-mail to supporters on Friday, Spokane County commissioner candidate Steve Salvatori said a recount is likely in the primary battle for commissioner.But he added that he doesn't expect to be in the running."We made a valiant comeback effort on the Thursday ballot count,...

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WEDNESDAY, AUG. 18, 2010

Map shows the election night totals for Republicans in the Spokane County Commissioner's primary. (Jim Camden/Spokesman-Review)

GOP commissioner candidates split county

Second place in the Spokane County commissioner District 3 race seems up for grabs as the three main Republican candidates drew their strength from different parts of the district.Incumbent Democrat Bonnie Mager won most precincts, and Republican David Elton trailed the pack in most. After...

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WEDNESDAY, AUG. 11, 2010

The Spokesman-Review's political team keeps a critical eye on local, state and national politics.