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Spokane County broke ground on a new facility that will open up space for those with substance abuse or mental health issues stabilize and detox, lowering the number of people going through withdrawals or mental health issues in the county jail.
Spokane City Administrator Wes Crago abruptly resigned this week, less than a year after Mayor Nadine Woodward picked him as the top nonelected official at City Hall .
The Spokane City Council and Mayor Nadine Woodward pledged Thursday to embark on a community-centered conversation on police reform.
I did not see this coming.
The outline presented by Woodward to the Spokane City Council includes plans for regional collaboration with Spokane County and Spokane Valley. In addition to an emergency shelter, the city is looking to establish a "bridge shelter" that would require a referral and work to get people in their own housing.
Spokane has joined several other communities vying to host the command center of the newest branch of the armed forces – the U.S. Space Force.
Spokane County Commissioners and Mayor Nadine Woodward are no longer advocating for the county to move to Phase 3, after case counts have exploded and hospitalizations have doubled in the past week.
Over the course of a year, a Black person in Spokane is over five times more likely to be arrested by Spokane police than a white person, according to a Spokesman-Review analysis of recently released data.
In a scathing rebuke on Thursday, numerous local elected officials condemned the armed citizens who have stood guard outside businesses during Spokane’s recent protests.
Leaders in local government and the Black community in Spokane thanked protestors who demonstrated peacefully Sunday afternoon, and condemned violence and looting.
Three Spokane leaders released a statement late Saturday, saying they grieve for the loss of George Floyd, the man who died in the custody of Minneapolis police.
Spokane Mayor Nadine Woodward implored Gov. Jay Inslee and the state Department of Health to allow the county to enter Phase 2 of the reopening plan. Now that it’s entered phase 2, she’s imploring Spokane residents to make sure the county stays there.
Inslee told Spokane Mayor Nadine Woodward and several local elected officials during a conference call Tuesday afternoon that he would only allow a county to move from phase one of the state’s reopening plan to phase two if it has no new cases of COVID-19 for three weeks.
The city launched a poll on Tuesday that asks Spokane residents to weigh in on the social distancing measures taken to stem the flow of the virus, and how and when they should be lifted.
Mayor Nadine Woodward and City Councilwomen Candace Mumm and Lori Kinnear have all worked in newsrooms, and say that while the press can be imperfect, it’s a necessary outlet for government, especially during a public health crisis.
Just a few months into office, Mayor Nadine Woodward has been tasked with leading the city’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. But it’s taken a personal toll, as well.
Today marks 100 days in office for Woodward, a longtime television news anchor elected mayor on a campaign that promised to address concerns, now seemingly distant, of downtown crime and increasing homelessness.
For more than two decades, Spokane residents were accustomed to Nadine Woodward in front of a camera, reading the day’s news and sharing local stories as a television news anchor. As the city responds to the coronavirus outbreak, now-Mayor Woodward has resumed that role – albeit for a different network.
The downtown Spokane Public Library is the first of several sites officials are working to identify as a potential temporary shelter for people experiencing homelessness.
The city of Spokane is not ordering cancellation of large social gatherings in the face of the rapidly escalating coronavirus outbreak.