Stories tagged: ben stuckart
Sun., Sept. 22, 2019
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.
Wed., Sept. 18, 2019
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
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
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.
Sat., Aug. 31, 2019
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
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
Homelessness will be the topic of debate between mayoral and City Council president candidates at the downtown Spokane Public Library on Sept. 5.
Sun., Aug. 25, 2019
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
‘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 …
Sun., Aug. 18, 2019
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
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
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
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.
Thu., Aug. 8, 2019
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
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.
Sun., Aug. 4, 2019
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, …
UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 3, 2019
The city is soliciting public input on its plans for a new emergency shelter in East Central, but few details about its operation have been fleshed out.
UPDATED: Tue., July 30, 2019
The city council is expected to vote on a resolution that would ask the city to study the feasibility of returning a police precinct to the heart of downtown.
UPDATED: Mon., July 29, 2019
The city of Spokane will redirect a percentage of the state sales tax it collects to affordable housing assistance.
UPDATED: Mon., July 29, 2019
The City Council will review a proposal to expand the multifamily tax exemption zone, which seeks to incentivize an increase in housing density.
Sun., July 28, 2019
The upcoming mayoral election could have serious implications for the future of police oversight in Spokane, as whoever wins could determine the extent of the power held by the police …
Tue., July 23, 2019
As public safety and police accountability continue to play a central role, the Spokane Police Guild has endorsed Nadine Woodward for mayor in the primary election.
Sun., July 21, 2019
Realtors are pouring an unprecedented amount of money into Spokane primary campaigns, with the Washington Association of Realtors throwing substantial support behind mayoral candidate Nadine Woodward and three fresh faces …
UPDATED: Wed., July 17, 2019
Four years after the city of Spokane moved its downtown police precinct away from the Spokane Transit Authority’s headquarters, City Council may explore the feasibility of bringing a precinct back …
UPDATED: Wed., July 17, 2019
Voting in the primary election begins this week as five candidates seek to become Spokane’s next mayor.
Mon., July 15, 2019
The five candidates for Spokane mayor talk road diets, public transportation, bike lanes and whether bringing Lime scooters to the streets (and sidewalks) of Spokane was a good idea.
Fri., July 12, 2019
Nadine Woodward has distinguished herself as someone who seems to gaze upon the city from a castle window, viewing problems from an aloof, fearful distance. This is unfortunate if you …
UPDATED: Tue., July 2, 2019
The Spokane City Council approved a purchasing agreement for a new shelter for people who are homeless at the border of Spokane and Spokane Valley that could serve more than …
Tue., July 2, 2019
After two homeless shelters almost lost 100 beds for women and children, Spokane City Council approved $360,000 to restore most that were lost.
UPDATED: Fri., June 28, 2019
Spokane Councilwoman Kate Burke says Border Patrol presence at Hoopfest could threaten inclusivity of event
After hearing from constituents who raised concerns over a U.S. Border Patrol booth at this weekend’s Hoopfest, Spokane City Councilwoman Kate Burke has asked the lead organizer of the massive …