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Woodward reflects on 2020, her first year as mayor of Spokane

UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 31, 2020

Any new mayor can expect the unexpected. Mayor Nadine Woodward entered 2020 looking to prove that a career as a television news anchor could translate into city leadership. But the novel coronavirus arrived in Spokane just weeks after Woodward was sworn in, immediately supplanting her agenda and spoiling any chance she had of a relatively quiet, typical first year in office.