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Up for debate: A closer look at claims, arguments Spokane’s mayoral candidates keep making

From Border Patrol to Boise, here’s a deeper look into some of the oft-discussed topics of debate.


Third-generation leader of multibillion-dollar real estate firm gives big in support of Nadine Woodward

Fritz Wolff, the scion of a multibillion-dollar real estate empire founded in Spokane Valley 70 years ago by his grandfather, is spending his personal wealth in a way not seen …


Ben Stuckart and Nadine Woodward on the issues

The Spokesman-Review asked Ben Stuckart and Nadine Woodward, Spokane’s candidates for mayor, a series of questions to learn their positions on important issues that may not make it to a …


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 18, 2019, 9:23 a.m.

Spokane’s response to homelessness dominates mayoral, city council president debate Tuesday night

Whether it was Nadine Woodward and Ben Stuckart for mayor, or Breean Beggs and Cindy Wendle for City Council president, candidates for public office laid out different plans for addressing …


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 16, 2019, 2:08 p.m.

New big contributions smash record for outside spending on Spokane elections

The race for Spokane mayor has been infused with significant cash since the beginning of the month, as outside political committees ramped up their spending power with three weeks to …


UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 13, 2019, 10:57 p.m.

Rob Curley: Hearing the candidates one more time before you vote, only this time with a little more discussion and a little less debate

There have been so many dang debates in Spokane this election season that it’s hard to tell whose heads are swimming the most: the candidates’, the voters’ or the journalists’. …


Stuckart vows to stick to facts, principles that have guided his City Hall career if elected Spokane mayor

As Ben Stuckart faces November’s vote, he contends with a well-documented, eight-year record at City Hall. But he also offers a deep, hands-on background in local government in politics. Stuckart …


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 11, 2019, 9:59 p.m.

‘Tent cities’ concept sparks debate between Woodward, Stuckart

“One idea that I’ve seen other cities do, and that is, like a tent city that is temporary during inclement weather,” mayoral candidate Nadine Woodward said during the Greater Spokane …


UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 6, 2019, 8:21 p.m.

Spokane mayor’s race: Ben Stuckart softens, Nadine Woodward attacks when going head-to-head

Contrary to his style on the dais during council meetings, Ben Stuckart has largely shrugged off or declined to respond to attacks from opponent Nadine Woodward as the two vie …


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 3, 2019, 7:57 p.m.

Spokane city employee leading homeless shelter efforts resigns

As the city scrambles to open a new shelter and temporary warming center before winter, the man leading the effort has resigned – prompting city leaders to ask if he …


Spokane backs Boise’s appeal of homeless camping ruling to Supreme Court

As part of a larger effort, the city of Spokane has voiced its support of Boise in that city’s appeal of a 2018 court decision that requires cities to provide …


UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 30, 2019, 10:37 p.m.

Salvation Army approved as homeless shelter operator. Next step: a building.

The Spokane City Council named the Salvation Army as the operator of the city’s next homeless shelter on Monday, but the city still has to identify a location.


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 27, 2019, 7:57 p.m.

Online ads in support of Nadine Woodward deemed legal

Allegations against Nadine Woodward that her campaign violated advertising disclosure requirements were dismissed by the Public Disclosure Commission this week.


UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 25, 2019, 7:46 p.m.

Homeless to be left in the cold as Condon, City Council trade jabs over lack of adequate shelter space

Mayor David Condon acknowledged that the city will not have adequate shelter space when cold weather hits this weekend. The Spokane City Council and mayor held dueling press conferences on …


Gov. Jay Inslee endorses Ben Stuckart, while Nadine Woodward bolsters support among business, law enforcement groups

A range of groups, elected officials and defeated candidates are lining up behind the two candidates running for mayor of Spokane.


Leaders say sit-lie ordinance won’t be suspended even if Spokane remains without shelter

Neither the mayor nor the Spokane City Council sees the need to suspend the city’s sit-lie ordinance this winter following last year’s dramatic battle.


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 17, 2019, 8:56 p.m.

Plan to redirect city funds from ‘Curing Spokane’ producer’s development project is ‘dead,’ Stuckart says

Developer Larry Stone is seeking $300,000 from the city to support a major downtown development project, but Ben Stuckart proposed diverting that funding toward drug addiction treatment instead.


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 5, 2019, 9:35 p.m.

Spokane mayor, city council president hopefuls debate homeless issues at library forum

The candidates for mayor and city council president debated the city’s approach to homelessness at a forum at the Spokane Public Library on Thursday.


Developers offer mixed views on video’s proposed ‘cure’ for Spokane

Local developers offer their perspectives on the issues raised in “Curing Spokane,” a video released Thursday that discusses downtown crime, public safety and homelessness.


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 29, 2019, 10:13 p.m.

Local developer releases video suggesting cure for downtown Spokane crime

Spokane isn’t dying, but it needs curing. That’s the argument made in “Curing Spokane,” a 17-minute video released on Thursday and produced by Spokane developer Larry Stone.


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 27, 2019, 7:49 p.m.

Candidate forum on Spokane homelessness slated for next week

Homelessness will be the topic of debate between mayoral and City Council president candidates at the downtown Spokane Public Library on Sept. 5.


Police Guild watches its watchdog, escalates protest against investigation into violent arrest

In an escalation of its protest against an investigation into a violent February arrest, the Spokane Police Guild has filed a public records request for the communications of numerous city …


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 20, 2019, 9:31 p.m.

‘The lack of affordable housing is actually costing us’: Cantwell promotes affordable housing bill in Spokane

U.S. Sen. Maria Cantwell came to Spokane on Tuesday to champion federal legislation that, if passed, aims to spur the development of 9,700 new units of affordable housing in Washington …


Proposal to rename East Central Community Center after MLK creates debate

The effort to rename the East Central Community Center after a civil rights icon has met pushback from those who believe the name should continue to reflect the neighborhood it …


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 15, 2019, 7:28 p.m.

Salvation Army objects to Stuckart’s concerns about group’s treatment of LGBT community

In response to concerns Spokane City Council President Ben Stuckart expressed Wednesday about discrimination against the LGBT community at a new city-funded shelter, the Salvation Army said it doesn’t discriminate …


UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 12, 2019, 9:13 p.m.

Spokane City Council expands tax incentive zone for housing developers

The Spokane City Council voted 5-1 to expand the multifamily tax exemption zone, which council president Ben Stuckart calls the city’s best tool to promote development.


UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 11, 2019, 11:25 a.m.

Seattle’s politics and problems play role in Spokane mayoral election

Though voters in Seattle appeared last week to dismiss the notion that their city is “dying,” the November general election is shaping up to test if Spokane feels sick.


Realtors’ investment in Spokane elections pays dividends

Advocating for change at every level of city government, the Association of Washington Realtors threw their support behind political novices at an unprecedented level in the months leading up to …


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 7, 2019, 12:52 p.m.

Nadine Woodward bests Ben Stuckart as both advance to November election for Spokane mayor

Political newcomer Nadine Woodward bested Spokane City Council President Ben Stuckart in the primary race for Spokane’s mayor Tuesday night, with both vowing a tough general election campaign ahead.


Stuckart and Woodward find almost equal financial support, but in different places

Ben Stuckart and Nadine Woodward have raised – and spent – nearly the same amount of money in their campaigns for mayor. Both describe their base of support as diverse, …