Spokane City Council president, City of Spokane
|Breean L. Beggs (N)||16,542||36.05%|
|Cindy Wendle (N)||14,059||30.64%|
|Mike Fagan (N)||12,141||26.46%|
|Phillip Tyler (N)||3,143||6.85%|
* 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.
Northeast Council District’s light voter turnout was weakness for Mike Fagan’s council president bid.
The picture that emerged on Tuesday night remained essentially unchanged after more votes were counted Wednesday in the primary election for Spokane City Council president, setting up a contest between a sitting council member campaigning on his record and a newcomer who believes a reorientation is needed.
The Hillyard Festival featured 80 retail booths and 11 food vendors — more than double the amount in 2015. Future iterations of the festival could include carnival rides and games.
Ben Stuckart and Nadine Woodward have raised – and spent – nearly the same amount of money in their campaigns for mayor. Both describe their base of support as diverse, but criticize the source of the other’s funding as representing outside interests.
The city council is expected to vote on a resolution that would ask the city to study the feasibility of returning a police precinct to the heart of downtown.
Members of the Spokane Police Department and City Council met Thursday to discuss whether relocating a police precinct to the heart of downtown would be the best way to accomplish their shared goal of boosting officer presence downtown.
Shawn Vestal: Building a bigger, better Spokane County Jail won’t necessarily solve overcrowding issue
Every release from the Spokane County Jail, from the least serious to the most, from allegation to conviction to dismissal, tells a different story. But we apply the same blunt tool to every one: a jail cell, at a daily rate of $133.
Four years after the city of Spokane moved its downtown police precinct away from the Spokane Transit Authority’s headquarters, City Council may explore the feasibility of bringing a precinct back to the heart of downtown and boosting police patrols on foot and bicycle.
Four candidates hope to past the primary election for Spokane City Council president.
Although the clothing may feel freeing, serving up coffee in a bikini – or less – at a business isn’t free expression protected by the First Amendment, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled last week. The ruling relates to the “Dress Code Ordinance” created by the city of Everett requiring employees to wear at least a tank top and shorts at “quick service facilities” because of a “proliferation of crimes of a sexual nature” occurring at local bikini barista stands. The owner of a local bikini barista chain and seven employees responded with a lawsuit in 2017.
Spokane City Council candidates were divided on how to make Spokane safer and reduce homelessness, with some arguing for mandatory drug treatment and more police, and others saying more housing was the best way to get people off the street.
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.
Seven candidates have filed for the City of Spokane’s two top positions on the first day of filing.
To show what might be possible for bicycling in Spokane, City Councilman Breean Beggs has brought Troels Andersen, a Danish cycling planner, to Spokane to help lead discussions this week about making Spokane a bicycling city. The goal is to make bike commuting as easy, enjoyable and commonplace as it is in Denmark.
City officials notched a legislative victory Tuesday after some three years of lobbying, and hope it will translate into a victory in a fight against car theft.
Condon says City Council decision nixing Union Gospel land deal risks $1 million grant to keep pollutants out of Spokane River
Spokane’s mayor asked City Council to reconsider a land deal with Union Gospel Mission, saying the vote to back out of the deal could cost the city the grant that would have paid for the project and would delay efforts to keep pollutants out of the river.
Two months after a dog was electrocuted on a heated sidewalk, the Spokane City Council is considering a new law that would require local businesses to update heated sidewalks to modern safety standards.
Spokane City Councilman Mike Fagan is running for the council’s highest position.
Spokane City Council may vote on a law to open up City Hall to the public during their meeting next week, a proposal that was deferred for months after the city’s union raised concerns about employee safety.
Anna A. Zehm never sought exposure. But her fierce crusade for justice following the unlawful arrest, beating and death of her son, Otto, became a yearslong public campaign for better police training in Spokane.