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Thousands of genealogy books being phased out at downtown Spokane library ahead of renovations

Members of the Eastern Washington Genealogical Society, who’ve been meeting in the downtown library since it opened in 1994, said they were surprised when asked to reduce their collection of materials by thousands of volumes. The library is seeking a more streamlined, Spokane-focused offering of genealogy and history resources when the remodeled library opens in 2022.

Adults and students may soon use the same Spokane libraries at schools

When it comes to the future of libraries in Spokane, civic leaders aren’t going by the book – they’re writing a new one. It’s been a great read so far. The tale began last year, with a bond proposal forged by an unlikely partnership and some creative land swaps. Last fall, Spokane voters got a sneak peek at the ending, which includes renovations at the downtown and Shadle branches and replacements for several others.

Both sides of I-940 campaign to back changes next year

Backers and foes of a successful ballot measure with new standards on the use of lethal force by police said Monday they will work together to get improvements they both support through next year’s Legislature.

Ballots not cast can still sway elections

Despite near-record turnout for the midterm, tens of thousands of Spokane County voters didn’t vote and that has implications for future elections.

City Council President Ben Stuckart calls email about removing campaign signs ‘a joke’

The email exchange was posted online on the local Republican Party’s Facebook page earlier this month and prompted calls for discipline after City Council President Ben Stuckart suggested “a midnight mission” to remove an illegally placed Cathy McMorris Rodgers campaign sign. Stuckart said those calls are politically motivated ahead of his campaign for the mayor’s office.