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President Donald Trump’s top economic adviser sharply denounced the president’s response to the racial violence in Charlottesville, saying in an interview that he felt “compelled” to speak out. Gary Cohn, who is Jewish, was so upset by Trump’s comments that he wrote a letter of resignation but never submitted it.
The Senate’s top Republican is condemning what he’s calling the “messages of hate and bigotry” carried by the KKK and white supremacist groups.
President Donald Trump is drawing criticism from Republicans and Democrats for not explicitly denouncing white supremacists in the aftermath of violent clashes in Virginia, with lawmakers saying he needs to take a public stand against groups that espouse racism and hate.
Spokane county commissioners on Tuesday will consider condemnation proceedings on portions of five properties at Bigelow Gulch and Forker roads.
The Spokane City Council will vote on a $3.3 million contract Monday to extend Martin Luther King Jr. Way, after four years of stagnation. They may have to go to court to finish the project.
The City Council expressed interest Tuesday in learning how much it would cost to set up a historic preservation program or contract it out. Establishing a local program would allow property owners to take advantage of grants to pay for restoration work or special tax valuations to offset the costs of making improvements to a historic building, said Economic Development Coordinator Mike Basinger. “To date there has been little interest in historic preservation in our city,” he said.
Alan Johnson’s company lost 16.3 acres of prime property along U.S. Highway 95 in North Idaho when the state seized it for a new interchange under eminent domain law. Now the developer stands to lose $1.1 million, which is how much the state paid an outside law firm to wrangle over reimbursement for the property.
City voters soon will have 11 choices to make about the future of municipal governing. The Spokane City Council decided Monday to place proposed changes to the City Charter on the Aug. 16 ballot.
Spokane City Council members last week approved a measure seeking condemnation of an industrial property in East Spokane as part of a plan to improve Freya Street and its connection to Broadway Avenue. It is one of two condemnation actions being taken in a single block bounded by Freya Street on the west and Alki Avenue on the south.
Somewhere between $45,000 and $2.2 million lies the price taxpayers likely will pay for a slice of riverfront land just north of Spokane's downtown library. A jury will decide how much the land is worth.
The federal government is tired of messing around with Stan Sloan. For the past eight months, federal officials have tried to talk the Post Falls man into granting them an easement across a 30-foot wide strip of land he owns in the Valley. Sloan has been intransigent.
Fire guts your home, making it a dangerous eyesore. Does the city have the right to bulldoze it without your knowledge? Jack Kline doesn't think so.