Emry Dinman joined The Spokesman-Review in 2022 as the City Hall Reporter. A Washington State University graduate, he worked at the Columbia Basin Herald and as a government reporter for the Walla Walla Bulletin.
Serious delays have plagued a few of Spokane’s road projects, including the Thor-Freya reconstruction project, the largest and most complex of the year, frustrating commuters, business owners and officials.
An attorney representing Jewels Helping Hands is vowing to ask a federal judge to intervene after Spokane County Sheriff helicopters surveilled Camp Hope three nights in a row last week, including with infrared imaging, which they say appears to be in violation of state law.
Spokane Mayor Nadine Woodward issued a veto on Friday in opposition to the 1% property tax increase that was bundled with the rest of the 2023 property tax levy and approved by the City Council on Nov. 14.
The Spokane City Council is mulling a cap on the commission that delivery platforms can charge restaurants, limiting the fee to 15% of the purchase price unless the restaurant agrees to pay more for additional services such as advertising.
A number of festive events are planned for the coming weeks, including Santa’s arrival in River Park Square Friday afternoon, a Saturday afternoon parade in downtown Spokane, and the annual Winter Glow Spectacular in Liberty Lake’s Orchard Park Saturday night.