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As the city scrambles to open a new shelter and temporary warming center before winter, the man leading the effort has resigned – prompting city leaders to ask if he was asked to carry too heavy of a burden.
As part of a larger effort, the city of Spokane has voiced its support of Boise in that city’s appeal of a 2018 court decision that requires cities to provide adequate shelter to the homeless in order to enforce laws against camping.
The Spokane City Council named the Salvation Army as the operator of the city’s next homeless shelter on Monday, but the city still has to identify a location.
This week’s announcement that the city would again pursue temporary solutions, almost all of which still have yet to be identified, for sheltering the homeless during winter put an exclamation point on a year of fecklessness and fumbling from the Condon administration.
Mayor David Condon acknowledged that the city will not have adequate shelter space when cold weather hits this weekend. The Spokane City Council and mayor held dueling press conferences on homelessness on Wednesday.
Neither the mayor nor the Spokane City Council sees the need to suspend the city’s sit-lie ordinance this winter following last year’s dramatic battle.
The Spokane City Council swiftly overrode Mayor David Condon’s veto of a law that will regulate the loaning of city employees and property to outside agencies.
On Friday night, Condon was wearing his tux inside a U.S. Pavilion that was filled with others who were similarly overdressed for a night at Riverfront Park. It was for his annual, and final, “Our Town Gala” mayor’s ball. He wanted to make this one count. Literally.
The Spokesman-Review and the Northwest Passages Book Club will host, for the second year in a row, a series of readings, conversations, tutorials and demonstrations with everyone from country music legend Trace Adkins to Spokane Mayor David Condon at the Interstate Fair.
Mayor David Condon’s final budget proposal for the City of Spokane includes funding for an additional 20 police officials, roadwork designed to ease congestion on the crowded Hamilton arterial and continued funding for emergency housing.
Spokane drivers will have at least 30,000 reasons to ease up on the gas pedal Thursday morning. That’s how many students will be walking, driving, busing and perhaps even skateboarding to dozens of buildings in the Spokane Public Schools District.
Spokane Public Schools will be relying on two retirees with a combined six decades of experience to oversee its safety and transportation departments on an interim basis following the sudden resignation last month of Santos Picacio.
As he prepares to leave office, does Mayor David Condon think that the city’s efforts to address homelessness have been adequate?
Spokane’s police chief and mayor have declared state Rep. Matt Shea unfit for office after leaked emails revealed the Spokane Valley lawmaker sought to conduct surveillance on local progressive leaders as part of his quest to establish a 51st state governed exclusively by Christians.
U.S. Sen. Maria Cantwell came to Spokane on Tuesday to champion federal legislation that, if passed, aims to spur the development of 9,700 new units of affordable housing in Washington state and thousands more across the country over the next decade by expanding existing tax incentives for affordable housing development.
Opened in April, the Spokane Resource Center is one of 18 locations nationwide that are part of Carson’s signature “EnVision Center” program. The Housing Secretary, one of few Trump cabinet officials who have been with the administration since its beginning, said he was encouraged by agencies working together to assist those experiencing housing and employment issues.
Coming out on top is good news for candidates in Tuesday’s election, but it’s not a guarantee they will finish first in November.
It’s been 91 years since Levi William “L.W.” Hutton last visited his century-old children’s home in Spokane Valley. But after Friday’s centennial celebration, in which the bright, bronze statue depicting the late philanthropist was unveiled to the world, you might say he has returned to the bucolic and historic campus that has provided long-term care to kids for a century.
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.
Spokane’s oldest church drew praise from Gov. Jay Inslee and Mayor David Condon during its 140th anniversary celebration Sunday, and a crowd of several hundred people attended for hymns, a sermon and a toast to the future.