u 2019 Washington Primary Election, Aug. 6
The Spokesman-Review asked the candidates for Spokane City Council president a series of questions about city policy and priorities in an attempt to glean further insight into their priorities and positions.
A new ad for Cindy Wendle laments the sharp rise in drug-related crime in downtown Spokane. But a new ad for her opponent, Breean Beggs, celebrates a decrease in crime of more than 15% citywide. They’re both right.
In a 30-second spot released this week by a candidate for Spokane City Council president, a brief scene shows a row of tents shaking in the wind. But the footage appears to have been taken in Baltimore, not Spokane.
In a city election cycle that has featured homelessness as its central issue, the impact on voters of Spokane’s latest plan to address homelessness remains to be seen, as ballots have already landed in mailboxes and will be counted in less than two weeks.
Ben Stuckart wants City Council to rally against car-tab initiative; Tim Eyman travels to Spokane to protest
Spokane City Council President Ben Stuckart introduced a resolution on Monday that would formalize the council’s opposition to Initiative 976, which critics believe could jeopardize funding for critical transportation projects like the North Spokane Corridor.
A complaint filed with the Public Disclosure Commission alleges that the firefighters union, which has poured funding behind efforts in opposition to mayoral candidate Nadine Woodward, failed to account for the source of some $60,000 in contributions to its political action committee this summer.
Getting There: Northwest Spokane City Council candidates talk Monroe, Five Mile and other needed street repairs
City Councilwoman Karen Stratton and her opponent in the November election, Andy Rathbun, both say there are roads in the northwest part of town that need attention from City Hall. They offered their opinions on road diets and what should be done to alleviate heavy traffic in the rapidly growing reaches of the Five Mile area.
Third-generation leader of multibillion-dollar real estate firm gives big in support of Nadine Woodward
Fritz Wolff, the scion of a multibillion-dollar real estate empire founded in Spokane Valley 70 years ago by his grandfather, is spending his personal wealth in a way not seen before in Spokane to influence city elections, throwing his weight behind conservative causes and candidates including mayoral hopeful Nadine Woodward.
From Border Patrol to Boise, here’s a deeper look into some of the oft-discussed topics of debate.
There’s a city that starts with an “S” that has municipal elections this year, where solutions to homelessness – or the lack thereof – have been controversial, where the questions of experience versus new blood are being raised and businesses are spending a boatload of money on their preferred candidates.
- Spokane mayor
- Fairfield Town Council
- Spokane Valley City Council, position 6
- Spokane Valley City Council, position 3
- Spokane Valley City Council, position 2
- Spokane City Council, south district
- Spokane City Council, northwest district
- Spokane City Council, northeast district
- Spokane City Council president
- Liberty Lake City Council, position 7
- Airway Heights City Council, position 7
- Spokane Public Schools Board, position 4
- Nine Mile Falls School Board
- Spokane Public Schools Board, position 2
- Spokane Public Schools Board, position 1
- Spokane Valley Fire Department Commission, position 1
- Spokane County Fire District 3, position 1
- Spokane County Fire District 10 Commission, position 1
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