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The Chronicle was predicting that the jitneys (private cars or vans) would now be allowed to undercut the streetcars by charging only a nickel. This would put Spokane’s financially strapped streetcar system in an even bigger bind.
With the immediate pressures of the COVID-19 pandemic slowly receding, city officials are focusing on a long-term plans for homeless services in Spokane.
The Seattle City Council is asking a drug overdose and recovery panel to explore the potential liberalization of local policies on psychedelic medicines like psilocybin mushrooms, citing their potential for treating addiction and mental health conditions.
Brewer, a lifelong Spokane resident, served stints on the Spokane City Council, Spokane Plan Commission, Spokane County Air Pollution Control Authority and Spokane Transit Authority. Later in life, he became a booster for his neighborhood, founding the Hillyard Heritage Museum Society.
Former mixed martial arts fighter Tito Ortiz has quit his post on the City Council of Huntington Beach, California after spending about six months in politics for the first time — and attracting harsh criticism for his anti-mask views and for filing for unemployment benefits while serving on the council.
City council is considering ways to solve the shopping cart eyesore on the west side of town.
Utility customers can check an interactive map on the city’s website to see whether they are on the “week A” or “week B” schedule. The city also mailed notices directly to customers that indicate during which week their recycling will be collected.
City staff finalized the details of a long-awaited legislative proposal last week that would set parking rates between $0.50 and $3 per hour in downtown Spokane, depending on the demand for spaces in that area.
The changes would add Appleway Trail, the Spokane Valley Police Precinct and the Spokane Valley Street Maintenance Shop to the list of areas where camping is never allowed.
The city could incentivize reductions with rewards, like a rebate on utility bills. Or, it could take a firmer approach by raising rates on prodigious water users and implementing mandatory irrigation standards on new development. The city's Water Resource Collaboration Group is looking to cut consumption by 25%.
Current regulations offer the Spokane City Council and Spokane County Board of Commissioners a potential path to holding some in-person meetings, but it remains narrow and unlikely.
Nearly half of the members of the Pullman Arts Commission have resigned as the city chose to table a “Black Lives Matter” mural.
As was the case during state and federal campaigns last year, candidates for city office are planning virtual events while weighing the risks of what were once staples of election season, such as knocking on residents’ doors.
Steve Salvatori was diagnosed last year with leukemia and placed on a clinical trial drug intended to defeat the cancer. That treatment hasn't taken, and while Salvatori is receiving chemotherapy in Florida, a 67th birthday in July feels like an outside possibility.
A Seattle Fire Department employee has been arrested, accused of cyberstalking, computer trespass, and identity theft for emailing threats to a Seattle City Council member, Seattle Police announced Friday.
Proposition 1 asked voters of the West Plains city of 8,500 residents to approve a system of government that mimics most Washington cities with a council-manager form of government. In such a system, the mayor is an equal member of the ruling council, with only the ceremonial role of chairing public meetings.
Just over a decade ago, Spokane Valley officials established regulations to prohibit solicitors and panhandlers from entering certain thoroughfares throughout the city.
Spokane Valley lawmakers have outlined the framework for a new stakeholder group to help officials determine how much to invest into citywide road maintenance.
The Gonzaga Law School and Washington State University graduate has served two years as a court commissioner and has 17 years of experience in the legal system in Washington state. She was nominated by Mayor Nadine Woodward and confirmed by the Spokane City Council last week.
For about two hours on Jan. 14, as winds whipped mercilessly and tossed down trees across Spokane, there was not a single fire department crew left to respond to emergencies.