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Stories tagged: Amber Waldref


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 4, 2018, 8:52 p.m.

Shawn Vestal: At a moment of acrimony in city politics, Amber Waldref chose compromise over conflict

In a time of combat at City Hall, Amber Waldref has been a peacemaker.


Councilwoman Amber Waldref terms out at City Hall, returns to nonprofit work in northeast Spokane

Elected as the then-youngest woman on the Spokane City Council, Waldref said she believes the city is on good footing with a long-term plan and is excited about work opportunities …


UPDATED: Mon., March 27, 2017, 11:13 p.m.

Spokane City Council passes new human rights protections, delays protections for renters who use subsidies

The Spokane City Council on Monday approved a legislative package compiling human rights protections, including a measure that prevents landlords from discriminating against tenants for accepting housing vouchers.


Spokane seeks help from the Washington Legislature to fight foreclosed ‘zombie properties’

City of Spokane seeks state help to monitor and fight “zombie properties.”


Nevada/Lidgerwood neighborhood splits to reflect resident concerns

The Nevada/Lidgerwood neighborhood has been split into Nevada Heights and Shiloh Hills to allow residents of the area north of Francis Avenue to compete for additional city funding to address …


After Columbus Day revision, City Council votes to recognize Italian American heritage

City Councilwoman Amber Waldref worked with the Italian American Club of Spokane to propose Oct. 1 each year as a day to recognize contributions by local Italian Americans to the …


City Council OKs deal with GSI to continue business development, federal lobbying

The Spokane City Council signed a short-term deal Monday with Greater Spokane Inc. for business development services, following a monthlong delay on a contract extension. The contract requires GSI to …


Spokane City Council drops push for transit vote

Last week’s decision to place a transit expansion measure on the November ballot has caused the Spokane City Council to back down from its own transit-improvement measure.


Monsanto lawsuits by Western cities can’t be combined, judges say

A panel of federal judges denied a request to combine six lawsuits brought by six Western cities – including Spokane – against the international agrochemical giant Monsanto.


Fagan questions Spokane’s signing of compassion charter

The Spokane City Council voted to sign the International Charter for Compassionate Communities this week, but not before one council member expressed concern over the charter organization’s efforts to combat …


City to use utilities funds for street projects

The city of Spokane owns about 45 percent of the property within its borders, including parks, plants, lots and government buildings. And more than half of the land it owns …


City Council rejects paying $300,000 for soil cleanup at Grand Hotel

A proposal to use city funds to pay for more than $300,000 in environmental cleanup at the Davenport Grand Hotel was shot down this week by Spokane City Council members, …


Getting There: High Drive will close as makeover enters phase two

Work is going to start this week on a $5 million makeover of High Drive from Bernard Street to Grand Boulevard. The job will result in a closure of High …


Female council members take on women’s pay, hiring at City Hall

A woman makes $11,614 less than a man, on average, at Spokane City Hall. Females represent nearly half the city’s population, but they hold just a quarter of positions in …


City Council creates panel to craft paid sick leave legislation

Requiring employers in Spokane to provide workers paid sick leave took another step forward this week. The Spokane City Council on Monday approved the formation of a committee comprising health, …


Paid sick leave policy leads to local thanks

Next time you get a burger at the Lantern Tap House in Spokane’s Perry District, rest assured it didn’t come with a cough. The restaurant has enacted a paid sick …


Plan funding divides STA board

Battle lines were drawn early by transit officials in a four-hour-long meeting Thursday afternoon, but the eventual 6-3 split sending a 10-year, $300 million project to the ballot wasn’t clear …


Spokane proposes lower sewer rates for apartments, multifamily homes

If you flush less, you pay less. That’s the idea behind Spokane’s proposed sewage rates for the next three years. According to the plan, which will be considered by the …


STA holding public hearing on 10-year plan

Spokane Transit Authority’s board of directors, under criticism from the business community over downtown loitering, will face its critics on Thursday while also considering a 10-year plan to improve transit …


City’s housing, human services department struggles to find footing after merger

Debbie Detmer has worked for more than 15 years to get the homeless into homes. Most recently, as executive director of Salem Arms Community Housing, she’s helped find homes for …


Spokane City Countil to consider registry for abandoned homes

The windows and doors are boarded with plywood, the siding is fading and falling off and the yard is littered with soggy mattresses. No crystal ball is needed to see …


Administrative raises jar city budget talks

Concerns over proposed pay increases for Spokane Mayor David Condon and a majority of his 13 cabinet members are threatening to derail budget discussions at City Hall, as the mayor …


City, GU kayaker’s family settle

The city of Spokane has come to an agreement to settle a lawsuit with the family of Christopher Gormley, a Gonzaga University freshman who died after his kayak tipped in …


Downtown business leaders meet to discuss STA Plaza’s future

A task force of business leaders met behind closed doors on Wednesday to talk about the future of the Spokane Transit Authority Plaza in the heart of downtown. The meeting …


Spokane City Council preparing laws to aid domestic violence victims

The Spokane City Council is preparing to pass new laws protecting victims of domestic violence against discrimination, while creating a fund to help prevent such violence and prosecute offenders. The …


Plan for North Spokane Corridor, I-90 ramps worry East Central leaders

The current design for connecting the long-elusive North Spokane Corridor to Interstate 90 has some local leaders worried that traffic congestion would grow worse in east Spokane neighborhoods. The Spokane …


Ponderosa pine named Spokane’s city tree

The ponderosa pine is now Spokane’s official tree. The designation came Monday night from the City Council just in time for Earth Day, which was celebrated Tuesday across Spokane by …


Council puts hold on additional projects like McDonald’s on Hamilton

Responding to community uproar over a planned McDonald’s drive-thru restaurant near Gonzaga University, the Spokane City Council this week imposed an emergency six-month moratorium on similar projects along Hamilton Street …


Logan residents angered by McDonald’s design

The sign above the construction site for the new McDonald’s drive-through restaurant in the Logan neighborhood reads: Come see us in June. It’s being built on the corner of Augusta …


Hospitals backpedal on request for city ethics probe

Deaconess and Valley hospital officials are abandoning their request for an ethics investigation of three Spokane City Council members who used city letterhead to express concerns about medical staffing levels …