Former Spokane City Council President Ben Stuckart may have violated city conflict of interest law when he allegedly helped steer a city warming center contract to Jewels Helping Hands in 2019, according to a state auditor’s report published Monday.
Although the two trails are separated by a short distance as the magpie flies, they remain unconnected. Bridging the two together would effectively add a nearly 10-mile southward spur to the Centennial Trail, or allow those riding the Fish Lake Trail direct access to the 65-mile Centennial Trail between Nine Mile Falls and Coeur d’Alene.
Dr. Veena D. Singh is taking the helm after long-time medical examiners, Sally Aiken and John Howard announced their retirements. Last year, the county unveiled a new 24,000-square-foot medical examiner building at 102 S. Spokane St. that cost $12.7 million.
The Woman’s Club of Spokane issued a plea to its neighbors: Call the cops on us.
Spokane County Prosecutor Larry Haskell wants to scale back the the regional Law and Justice Council, but reform advocates argue that would be a big step backwards for progress.
Lucas Ellerman, 30, filed an excessive force lawsuit in Spokane Superior Court on Friday against the city and Officers Dan and Scott Lesser. Ellerman, who led the two officers on a chase in February 2019 that ended in his violent and controversial arrest, is seeking more than $650,000 in damages, according to a tort claim filed with the city earlier this year.
Scofflaws beware: Spokane’s parking enforcement officers may soon quietly whir through city streets on electric power.
Tija Danzig, a senior manager in the city’s Community Housing and Human Services Department, left the city to accept a job at the nonprofit Americares, leaving a hole in a department that already had a reputation for being heavily relied upon by the city.
After months of stalemate, the city is nearly ready to commission a study of fluoridating its water supply.
Spokane parks crews are seeking volunteers to help plant trees this spring to more than replace the approximately 200 lost during the January windstorm.
Spokane’s public libraries have been lending out books by the thousands throughout the pandemic, but they’re only now beginning to welcome patrons back inside.
Adding the technology will improve transparency and protect officers, officials say.
Amanda Russell has spent the past year and a half somewhere she never thought she’d be again: in the house where she grew up, living with her parents.
Reform advocates say removing community voices is a big step backward.
Spokane Mayor Nadine Woodward joined more than 100 of the nation’s mayors this week in requesting the federal government allocate vaccines directly to cities.
There is near-unanimous consent that Spokane’s former city flag had to go, but now the search for consensus on a new design begins.
Andrew Richmond filed the lawsuit against the Sheriff's Office in U.S. District Court on Tuesday. It alleges after Richmond, who is Black, overheard former Sgt. Jeffrey Thurman use a racial epithet in a phone conversation in December 2016 with another sheriff's deputy, identified in court records as Tyler Kullman. Thurman continues to deny using the word.
Each Spokane Public Library branch will soon display a formal acknowledgment that it stands on the ancestral lands of the Spokane Tribe of Indians.
Spokane County Treasurer Michael Baumgartner hinted Tuesday that his office might be willing to lend out the cash necessary to purchase and conserve 48 acres of unspoiled land in the Latah Valley.
Efforts have been underway for years to stop the development of a prime 48-acre parcel of agricultural land in the Latah Valley, located between Latah Creek and the bottom of High Drive Bluff Park, but a lawyer representing the landowner suggested on Friday that the clock is running out on the possibility of conservation.
Law enforcement and community leaders alike are in favor of the move.
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