* Race percentages are calculated with data from the Secretary of State's Office, which omits write-in votes from its calculations when there are too few to affect the outcome. The Spokane County Auditor's Office may have slightly different percentages than are reflected here because its figures include any write-in votes.
About The Race
This district encompasses downtown Spokane, the South Hill and stretches out onto the West Plains. The two candidates with the most votes will advance to the Nov. 3 general election to determine who will replace Councilman Mike Allen, who decided against seeking a second term. Only voters within the district will cast ballots in the race.
The city has been without a planning director since Scott Chesney was ousted last November.
Yes. No. Depends who you ask, like we just did for you.
Their answers vary, some say just two, others say it’s up to the mayor.
The ballots are out, and candidates want your vote. But getting your vote can be a tricky proposition, so they try all kinds of methods. Pictures of them and their smiling spouse and kids. Dramatic commercials. A little bit of mud thrown at their opponent.
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.
Election 2015 edition, on accusations of partisan agendas, cost of bike lanes and Chomsky.
Condon says things are pretty good. Lichty says not so much.
Everything’s golden, or This. Means. War.
Ken Briggs is the director of Spokane Valley Partners and a dedicated marathon runner. He suffered a sudden cardiac arrest less than a mile before the finishing line of his last race; no one knows why.
Even politicians have heroes.
Of two worthy candidates, Biel more likely to discourage Spokane City Council involvement in issues that draw attention away from priorities.
Behind every Spokane City Council member is a legislative aide. The L.A.’s, as they call themselves, answer phones, handle schedules, do research and run interference for their elected bosses. The work allows an intimate knowledge of City Hall mechanics, a perfect classroom for anyone who may want to join City Council in the future.
Spokane Mayor David Condon had the best primary election night of his elected life Tuesday, but he acknowledged the lopsided vote wasn’t a cause for unbridled celebration. “We all know what that spread means, don’t we,” he said. “We all know what happened four years ago, but I’m very grateful for the results.”
Spokane Mayor David Condon had the best primary election night of his elected life tonight in his quest to re-election.
For the past year, the debate at Spokane City Hall often has devolved into two camps, the mayor versus the City Council. Or, more directly, David Condon versus Ben Stuckart. It’s true that Mayor Condon, who hails from Republican circles, doesn’t always agree with the City Council, which has held a left-leaning, veto-proof voting bloc since last summer. And it’s true that at times Condon and Council President Stuckart have entered into public political fisticuffs over issues including how much Condon’s inner circle at City Hall should be paid and an informal handshake deal between Condon and hotelier Walt Worthy to use city funds to pay for environmental cleanup.
Not more than two blocks from the Davenport Grand Hotel there is an economic revival of small bars, restaurants, an organic grocery, salons, an art-movie house, community advocacy organizations, specialty retail shops and a smattering of housing. It’s a downtown success story that got its start before plans were announced for the new convention center hotel.