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UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 14, 2020

Woodward taps former city spokesman Brian Coddington, county budget director Tonya Wallace

If confirmed by the City Council, Brian Coddington, who worked for more than five years under Mayor David Condon, will return as the city’s director of communications and marketing, and …

Shawn Vestal: Ceremonial gestures aside, honesty will make or break new City Hall relationships

What will make or break the relationship at City Hall – and what broke the last one – isn’t what happens when everyone’s looking. It’s what happens when no one …

Condon’s final days as mayor marked by clashes with City Council over homeless shelter, division of power

A dispute over where to operate a warming shelter for the city’s homeless opened old wounds with the Spokane City Council, even as Mayor David Condon celebrated the beginning or …

UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 18, 2019

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: Mon., May 13, 2019

Spokane City Council passes pedestrian safety plan

Under the new law, the city would install accessible pedestrian signals with auditory instructions at every signalized intersection by 2025.

UPDATED: Tue., April 23, 2019

Spokane City Council nixes Union Gospel Mission land deal

The Spokane City Council backed out of a land deal with Union Gospel Mission after the public, and council members said they were concerned the city had made an unfair …

Former Spokane Mayor Ron Bair blazed trail from KXLY to City Hall in 1977

The popular Spokane newsman parlayed a 13-year stint at the local ABC affiliate into a successful bid for Spokane mayor, where he oversaw city operations moving into the old Montgomery …

Officials say opening City Hall to the public won’t change anything

A new law opening City Hall to the public without setting a time limit won’t change day-to-day operations or turn the building into a de facto daytime homeless shelter, officials …

Integrated 911 center could go forward without city of Spokane

City of Spokane dispatchers may not be apart of a new region-wide communications center after City Council required its dispatchers to exclusively work with city public safety employees.

City Council approves annual property tax increase

Spokane City Council approved a 1 percent property tax increase Monday, which will be used to pay for police and fire department vehicles.

Spokane City Council to hear proposal for Business Improvement District rate increases

Spokane City Council will consider raising fees for hundreds of downtown businesses inside the Business Improvement District during a hearing at their Monday meeting.

Spokane real estate excise tax revenue again expected to hit post-recession highs

Spokane’s strong real estate market has again helped boost city street and other projects.

Mayor Condon submits balanced budget sustaining police and firefighter hires

Due to higher than initially predicted revenue projections, Mayor David Condon submitted a balanced budget to the city last week with small cuts and increased funding for homelessness services.

UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 23, 2018

Spokane council approves rules restricting Border Patrol searches at bus station

After hearing testimony from a crowd of medical students, immigrants, lawyers, pastors and activists, the Spokane City Council approved an ordinance restricting the U.S. Border Patrol’s search of buses and …

UPDATED: Tue., July 17, 2018

Controversial South Madison Street block reopens

It took five years, a nasty battle with City Hall, the complete transformation of downtown auto dealership and the demolition of two historic buildings, but a block-long portion of South …

UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 14, 2017

Spokane Valley City Hall celebrates grand opening of its new building

Spokane Valley Mayor Rod Higgins said a few words, thanked the appropriate people and proceeded to cut a green ribbon in front of the Spokane Valley City Hall’s new $14 …

Spokane Valley residents weigh in on parent’s right to refuse vaccination for their kids

A jam-packed Spokane Valley City Hall saw 12 people step to the lectern for public comment on Tuesday. Eleven sounded off on a hot-button parental rights issue.

UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 30, 2017

Spokane leaders unveil free medication disposal units set up across the city

Spokane’s municipal and regional leaders gathered Wednesday morning at the downtown police precinct to announce the roll-out of free medication disposal units set up across the city.

UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 18, 2017

City Hall temporarily evacuated after construction crew strikes gas line

City Hall and two other buildings were temporarily evacuated after construction crews hit a gas line on West Spokane Falls Boulevard Friday morning.

UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 14, 2017

Gathering outside City Hall calls for peace, unity after Virginia violence

About 100 people gathered Monday evening outside Spokane City Hall to call for peace and unity in the aftermath of the violent demonstrations in Charlottesville, Virginia. It was the second …

UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 14, 2017

In wake of Charlottesville violence, Spokane residents rally for peace

Hundreds of people gathered Sunday afternoon near City Hall downtown in forone of the largest rallies in Spokane since the Women’s March in January.

UPDATED: Mon., March 13, 2017

Spokane City Council votes to speed up plowing, prioritize snow removal near schools and downtown

The resolution calls for the city to begin revising its policies to focus on downtown, schools and health care centers, as well as speed up the amount of time it …

Spokane Valley’s new city hall on track for September opening

Spokane Valley’s new city hall is beginning to look a lot like a building – and work is going strong despite recent frigid temperatures.

Millwood celebrates 89th birthday

The City of Millwood is turning 89 years old and celebrating the occasion with an open house at City Hall, 9103 E. Frederick Ave. from 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesday.

Shawn Vestal: Recalling the mayor doesn’t make much sense

Shawn Vestal: There are few things that make less sense for Spokane right now than a recall of the mayor.

A new City Hall to rise for Spokane Valley

Spokane Valley breaks ground for new city hall at U-City Mall

Editorial: City Hall probe losing significance

It’s clear the city will not be able to deliver on the promise of a complete and independent investigation. Even if the City Council plan were to go forward, key …

Valley City Council accepts Meridian’s bid for city hall project

The Spokane Valley City Council picked the lowest big for construction of the new city hall by Meridian Construction Inc.

Editorial: Editorial: Investigation’s integrity on the line

The public’s greatest expectation from the City Hall probe is a full accounting of what people knew and when they knew it. And whether anyone should be held accountable.

Spokane Valley city hall plans move forward

In a unanimous vote, the Spokane Valley City Council allowed interim city manager Mark Calhoun to move forward with the plans for a new city hall by putting them out …