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Spokane Valley council candidate Al Merkel facing DUI charge after May crash

Spokane Valley City Council Candidate Al Merkel is facing a charge of driving under the influence after he was arrested in May.


Spokane mayoral candidates draw clear ideological lines in first forum on climate change, criminal justice

At a forum Thursday night downtown, four of the five candidates vying for mayor were confronted with multiple questions on the environment, the future of the criminal justice system in Spokane and how to grow wages with the coming of Amazon.


Spokane mayoral campaign pushes community to question, defend safety of downtown library

Spokane police are called much more often to the STA Plaza and other public locations downtown than the library. But a social media conversation started by mayoral candidate Nadine Woodward has led her opponents to weigh the necessity of keeping a uniformed officer at the location, an idea that would cost the city at least three times its current spending on security in the building.


Spokane city leaders consider building new criminal justice complex, including jail

More than 50 years after voters decided to combine city and county jails, the city is considering separating city and county criminal justice services again.


Woodward leads in campaign money; Stuckart criticizes ‘push’ poll

Contributions for former television news anchor Nadine Woodward have hit six figures, making her the only mayoral candidate in the crowded field to reach that mark so far. Meanwhile, an opponent, current City Council President Ben Stuckart, says a questionable campaign practice known as a push poll is contacting voters with misinformation. He initially alleged the poll came from the Woodward campaign, but later said it could have originated from an independent group.


Mayoral candidate Nadine Woodward, a former TV journalist, won’t interview with Inlander

Former TV Journalist Nadine Woodward has refused to do phone or in-person interviews with Inlander reporters, according to a piece the alt-weekly published Thursday.


Spokane Public Library investigating after video of fight surfaces in mayoral campaign

The Spokane Public Library is investigating after an unauthorized video of an altercation between a guard and a library patron was posted by a mayoral candidate on social media.


Councilman Mike Fagan, Prosecutor Larry Haskell downplay attendance at Liberty State fundraiser

Spokane City Councilman Mike Fagan pumped his fist while leading his audience in an enthusiastic chant Thursday evening, seemingly offering full-throated support to a conservative secessionist movement that would turn Eastern Washington into a 51st state called Liberty. But on Friday, Fagan, who’s running for council president, said he’s not necessarily a supporter of the movement.


Spin Control: Running for office? Great. Now listen up.

Spin Control reprises its eight rules for running for office for the 2019 crop of candidates.


Newcomers ready to campaign for Spokane school board as three incumbents decline to seek re-election

Three incumbents declined to file for re-election to the Spokane Public Schools board of directors this week, setting the stage for newcomers to help tackle public education policy and budgeting.



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