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Spin Control: Inslee positioned pretty far to the right for the Democratic presidential debate

Gov. Jay Inslee will be off on the right wing Wednesday night for the Democratic presidential candidate debate. That’s where he’ll be on the television screen, not a prediction of …


UPDATED: Sat., June 22, 2019

Spokane mayoral candidates draw clear ideological lines in first forum on climate change, criminal justice

At a forum Thursday night downtown, four of the five candidates vying for mayor were confronted with multiple questions on the environment, the future of the criminal justice system in …


UPDATED: Thu., June 20, 2019

Spokane mayoral campaign pushes community to question, defend safety of downtown library

Spokane police are called much more often to the STA Plaza and other public locations downtown than the library. But a social media conversation started by mayoral candidate Nadine Woodward …


UPDATED: Mon., June 10, 2019

Spokane city leaders consider building new criminal justice complex, including jail

More than 50 years after voters decided to combine city and county jails, the city is considering separating city and county criminal justice services again.


UPDATED: Mon., June 10, 2019

Woodward leads in campaign money; Stuckart criticizes ‘push’ poll

Contributions for former television news anchor Nadine Woodward have hit six figures, making her the only mayoral candidate in the crowded field to reach that mark so far. Meanwhile, an …


Mayoral candidate Nadine Woodward, a former TV journalist, won’t interview with Inlander

Former TV Journalist Nadine Woodward has refused to do phone or in-person interviews with Inlander reporters, according to a piece the alt-weekly published Thursday.


UPDATED: Fri., June 7, 2019

Developer wins subdivision approval along Hangman Creek; Stuckart vows to purchase land for conservation

Nearly 100 homes can be built at the bottom of Spokane’s South Hill bluffs, near the intersection of U.S. Highway 195 and Cheney-Spokane Road, following a decision by the city’s …


UPDATED: Thu., May 16, 2019

Condon has issued more vetoes than the four previous Spokane mayors combined

Mayor David Condon’s veto of an ordinance to keep city hall open to the public will be one of a handful of instances the mayor objected to a council proposal, …


Spokane lays off 10 dispatchers as it considers joining new emergency communications center

The city of Spokane laid off more than half of its fire dispatchers Tuesday after many of the fire departments it provides services for said they would switch to a …


UPDATED: Tue., May 14, 2019

Seven candidates file for the city’s two top positions on the first day of filing week

Seven candidates have filed for the City of Spokane’s two top positions on the first day of filing.


UPDATED: Thu., May 9, 2019

‘Walk’ sign would display for pedestrians without having to push button under proposed Spokane pedestrian safety rules

The city’s reliance on automobiles leads to the inevitable interaction between motorists and pedestrians. In 2018, there were 162 collisions between pedestrians and cars in Spokane, four of which were …


UPDATED: Wed., April 24, 2019

Andy Rathbun drops out of mayor’s race to run for Spokane City Council, but there are still 8 people running for mayor

One of the most vocal critics of his opponents, Andy Rathbun, has withdrawn from the mayor’s race to run for City Council, saying he may not have the name recognition …


Condon says City Council decision nixing Union Gospel land deal risks $1 million grant to keep pollutants out of Spokane River

Spokane’s mayor asked City Council to reconsider a land deal with Union Gospel Mission, saying the vote to back out of the deal could cost the city the grant that …


Spokane firefighter and mayor candidate reprimanded for engaging in campaign activities while on duty

Spokane firefighter and mayoral candidate Shawn Poole was reprimanded by the city last fall for using images of city property in campaign materials, posting information he learned through his work …


UPDATED: Tue., April 16, 2019

Mayor Condon’s veto of open City Hall law likely to hold as Stuckart changes position

The mayor vetoed a new law requiring City Hall to be open to the public without a time limit, saying it was redundant and drew attention from what the city …


UPDATED: Mon., April 15, 2019

Shawn Vestal: The ‘Not Nadines’ have a point about lack of coverage of their Spokane mayoral campaigns

When Nadine Woodward announced she was running for mayor, local media covered it as a capital-B capital-D Big Deal. When most other candidates announced, not so much.


UPDATED: Thu., April 11, 2019

City delays land deal with Union Gospel Mission, partly over concerns on LGBT policies

The Spokane City Council delayed a land deal with Union Gospel Mission over concerns that the city may have made a one-sided deal with an organization that does not hire …


UPDATED: Tue., April 9, 2019

Mike Fagan running for Spokane City Council president

Spokane City Councilman Mike Fagan is running for the council’s highest position.


UPDATED: Wed., April 3, 2019

Nadine Woodward running for Spokane mayor

Nadine Woodward, the recently retired Spokane news anchor, is running for Spokane mayor.


‘Seattle is Dying’ report prompts political response to homelessness in Spokane

City Council President Ben Stuckart declared from the dais last week that neither Seattle nor Spokane is dying, but the divisive KOMO-TV report has prompted a wide-ranging discussion on the …


David Condon and Ben Stuckart: Time to come together for WSU Health Sciences

The WSU Health Sciences campus is a place where Spokane’s past and future meet. Once a rail yard, the campus is now the flagship of a statewide health sciences enterprise …


Clean air agency members counter Spokane council president’s criticism, cite Stuckart’s conflict of interest, ignorance of agency’s role

Board members of the local clean air agency say Spokane City Council President Ben Stuckart has inappropriately injected politics into the regulatory process and accused him of being beholden to …


Stuckart accuses clean air agency regulatory overreach, cites Otis Hotel asbestos fines and construction delays

The local clean air agency “overreaches” with its regulatory authority and hampers economic development in an effort to “justify their existence,” said Spokane City Council President Ben Stuckart.


UPDATED: Thu., March 7, 2019

Former TV news anchor Nadine Woodward considering run for Spokane mayor

Just a week after retiring from KXLY, longtime anchor Nadine Woodward said she may run for Spokane mayor.


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 26, 2019

Sacred Heart nurses hold Spokane rally amid contract talks

In the bitter cold Monday afternoon at Riverfront Park, dozens of nurses rallied for better staffing, benefits and patient safety at Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center.


The Spokane City Council wants you to support tax to maintain 30 firefighters and hire 20 new police officers. The mayor doesn’t.

Spokane voters will decide on a $5.8 million a year levy to pay for fire department and police staffing, a tax that six of the seven members of the City …


UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 28, 2019

Spokane City Council votes down cameras in City Hall break room

Spokane City Council unanimously voted to keep cameras out of the City Hall break room, which would have been used to monitor sales at a new self-serve fresh food lunch …


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 23, 2019

Investigation that will cost up to $25,000 shows no bullying by Spokane council members

Some city employees say disagreements between the Spokane City Council and the mayor’s administration have put employees in the middle, creating an environment in which they have been treated with …


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 9, 2019

Kevin Parker, Michael Baumgartner say they won’t run for Spokane mayor; KXLY anchor Nadine Woodward says she has ‘no immediate plans’

As the race for Spokane mayor draws closer, local leaders say the pool of candidates will likely narrow and stronger candidates will come forward later in the election season. Two …


As outcry over public sleeping ban continues, officials say illegal camping has as well

As public outcry over laws prohibiting camping, sitting or sleeping on public property grows, city officials and police say illegal camping is more wide spread than it has been in …