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Ben Stuckart allowed to assign Spokane City Council duties

Spokane City Council President Ben Stuckart will soon be handing out duties to the city’s six other council members. The Spokane City Council on Monday unanimously agreed to give Stuckart …


East Sprague gets Spokane nod for improvements from focused investment

The littered side streets, abandoned homes and aging storefronts that populate parts of the East Sprague corridor will be the proving ground for a city plan to funnel improvement dollars …


Mumm and Snyder take commanding leads in Spokane City Council races

The balance of the Spokane City Council will shift to the left after a season of record-breaking campaign spending. The first results from Tuesday’s election showed incumbent Councilman Jon Snyder …


Ben Stuckart floats plan for targeted renewal

Compare East Sprague Avenue with South Perry Street and someone’s bound to call you crazy. One is a dismal stretch of concrete and dilapidated storefronts located in a prime spot …


Council hopeful loses challenge over residency

The troubled candidacy of Mark Hamilton came to an end Friday. A Superior Court judge ruled that Hamilton failed to meet residency requirements for a Spokane City Council seat and …


More input sought on Riverpoint bridge

Plans to build a pedestrian and bicycle bridge connecting the Riverpoint campus to the University District area along East Sprague Avenue were put on hold temporarily this week to allow …


Hamilton’s maturity as doubtful as his residency

Mark Hamilton sure seems like a nice boy. Just a super … nice boy.


Suit tests whether candidate a resident

The race for a City Council seat representing northeast Spokane could soon be down to one. Two voters in Spokane’s northeast council district are suing Spokane County Auditor Vicky Dalton, …


Council candidate’s residency questioned

A candidate for Spokane City Council who already has the backing of two other elected leaders may be ineligible to run. Mark Hamilton, the pastor of the former Spokane Christian …


Council members break email rules

Two Spokane City Council members have apologized for using their city email accounts to send campaign messages. Spokane City Council President Ben Stuckart and Amber Waldref sent electronic newsletters to …


Questions surround coal terminal’s impact on Spokane and elsewhere

Coal, like politics, makes strange bedfellows. But these days in Washington, coal is political. A plan to build a $665 million port terminal near Bellingham to ship coal to China …


Hillyard allowed new mode of transportation

Residents in Hillyard soon will have a new way to travel about their neighborhood. The Spokane City Council on Monday approved a new zone where electric golf carts can drive …


Tab tax work stalls

More than half the money allotted for street paving and improvements this year from Spokane’s new vehicle tab tax may not be spent in 2012, as officials debate whether to …


East Francis Avenue will get ‘skin patches’ before rebuilding

Next year, Francis Avenue east of Division will be completely rebuilt. But street officials have determined that deterioration of Francis requires at least a partial fix immediately, so thin layers …


City, county taking up redistricting

Spokane city and county officials soon will be jumping into the most interesting political numbers game of 2011, the redrawing of boundaries based on the latest population figures. Although data …


City vehicle tab tax in limbo

The Spokane City Council is balking on plans to impose a new $20 tax on vehicles this year, and in a surprise move shifted money away from road plowing and …


Council to consider plan for stronger ombudsman

An effort to expand the powers of the city of Spokane’s police ombudsman may go before the City Council on Monday night. The proposed ordinance would allow Ombudsman Tim Burns …


‘Do not mail’ can’t gain traction

Post office employees are fighting a proposal to allow people to “opt out” from receiving bulk mail. On Monday, the Spokane City Council rejected a nonbinding resolution asking the state …


Spokane postal workers fight ‘Do Not Mail’ proposal

Post office employees are fighting a proposal to allow people to “opt out” from receiving bulk mail.


They’re enriched by simplicity

Rita Amberg Waldref, 62, and George Waldref, 57, got married 34 years ago today. They vowed from the beginning to “live simply that others might simply live,” as reads a …


Spokane City Council shift seems likely

The results of Tuesday’s election signal a shift on the Spokane City Council and the possible creation of a new voting bloc that will put more emphasis on the environment …


Council newcomers may join McLaughlin

Voters in two of Spokane’s three City Council districts appear to want change. The first results of Tuesday’s election showed Jon Snyder, publisher of Out There Monthly, with a 4 …


Spokane voters lean toward change in 2 council districts

Voters in two of Spokane’s three City Council districts appear to want change.


Following their campaigns’ cash

Heading into the final weekend before the election, Spokane City Council candidates have raised about $188,000 for their campaigns. That’s more than the $125,000 candidates raised in 2007 – when …


New face assured in Spokane’s northeast district

The battle for the empty Spokane City Council seat representing northeast Spokane pits the right-hand man of Washington’s most famous political operative against a relative newcomer to city politics. Mike …


Prop 4 goals laudable, but undermined by vagaries

Focus on just one provision of Envision Spokane’s Community Bill of Rights and you get an idea of the problem with the whole thing: Residents have the right to affordable …


Endorsement: Waldref has grasp of complex challenges

Northeast Spokane District 1 will have a new representative on the City Council, with term limits forcing the departure of Al French. Both candidates are opposed to Proposition 4 and …


Facing a wave of opposition

One of the dominating issues in City Council races this year is one on which every candidate agrees. All six hopefuls for three City Council seats say they oppose the …


Audio: City Council candidates Mike Fagan, Amber Waldref debate

Spokane City Council candidates for the northeast district Mike Fagan and Amber Waldref joined reporter Jonathan Brunt in The Spokesman-Review newsroom Sept. 25 for an informal debate.