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Easy to be frightened by such eerie electioneering

This time of year is such a creepfest. The ghouls. The goblins.

Allen vs. Rush, Intro

City Councilman Richard Rush and former City Councilman Mike Allen critique each other’s work on City Council. Allen is challenging Rush’s bid for re-election for his seat representing South Spokane.

Allen vs. Rush, Water Rates

City Councilman Richard Rush and former City Councilman Mike Allen debate the city’s new water rate structure. Allen is challenging Rush’s bid for re-election for his seat representing South Spokane.

Allen vs. Rush, Budget Cuts

City Councilman Richard Rush and former City Councilman Mike Allen debate budget cuts. Allen is challenging Rush’s bid for re-election for his seat representing South Spokane.

Allen vs. Rush, Jefferson School

City Councilman Richard Rush and former City Councilman Mike Allen debate the relocation of Jefferson Elementary School. Allen is challenging Rush’s bid for re-election for his seat representing South Spokane.

Billboard sponsor unidentified

The person who paid for five billboards criticizing the Spokane City Council and Mayor Mary Verner for their decisions on water rates plans to remain anonymous. Five billboards were erected about a week ago and will stay up through October, said Tom Townsend, general manager of Emerald Outdoor Advertising.

Mayor renews water rate debate

The long summer debate over water rates in Spokane apparently will extend into the fall. Spokane Mayor Mary Verner this week promised to float a new proposal on water rates even though the City Council already adopted fees for 2012 that Verner declined to veto.

Condon revises water rate ad

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Mayoral candidates focus on differences

One of the first debates between the two candidates for Spokane mayor – incumbent Mary Verner and challenger David Condon – focused on style. Condon promised to take charge of the bureaucracy.

Condon ad takes aim at water rates

Fresh off the Spokane City Council’s decision to raise water rates for next year, Spokane mayoral candidate David Condon released a new commercial this week attacking that decision. The ad so far is running only on YouTube, but he said it likely will hit TV airwaves as the election draws closer.

Condon calls Zehm case “indictment” on city government

Spokane mayoral challenger David Condon today called the city’s handling of the Otto Zehm case “an indictment” on city government, and called for greater police oversight as well as at least one dismissal from the city attorney’s office.

David Condon is no Jim West

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Commission puts animal shelter levy on November ballot

Voters will decide this fall whether to replace the overcrowded, awkwardly located Spokane County animal shelter. Divided county commissioners decided Tuesday to place a nine-year property tax levy on the Nov. 8 general election ballot.

Expect only one vote count tonight

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City won’t add two ballot questions

Voters will have to make a decision on a proposed citizens initiative without the observations of elected city leaders on the same ballot. The Spokane City Council on Monday rejected a proposal to add two questions to the November ballot that City Councilwoman Nancy McLaughlin described as red flags about the initiative that also will be decided in the election.

Councilwoman wants Prop 1 advisories on November ballot

Spokane voters could get a hint from the Spokane City Council when deciding the fate of a citizens initiative on the November ballot. The City Council will consider on Monday the addition of two nonbinding questions for the November election. The two proposals would ask voters how the council should respond to Envision Spokane’s Community Bill of Rights if it’s approved: raise taxes or cut services.