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Revised water rates likely

As gardeners wait for the final frost and homeowners start mowing their lawns, the Spokane City Council is set to give them relief by putting an end to the city’s …


Doug Clark: Rocky days at City Hall finally over

Who the heck is this David Condon? First he pulls off an unbelievable run from a waaaaay distant second-place primary finish to upend Spokane Mayor Mary Verner and snatch her …


City attorney fires Treppiedi

The architect of Spokane City Hall’s controversial handling of the fatal police confrontation with Otto Zehm was fired Monday, marking the latest fallout from the excessive force case that already …


Condon vows not to raise taxes despite forecast

Another year, another multimillion-dollar deficit at Spokane City Hall. New figures announced Tuesday forecast a $10 million budget shortfall for the city in 2013. Despite that, Spokane Mayor David Condon …


Mayor: Flag shows Spokane’s true colors

In all its faded glory, Spokane’s flag hung Tuesday in its rightful place, third only to the American and Washington flags. What would normally be unremarkable background at a mayoral …


Condon dismisses building official

Another longtime Spokane City Hall administrator has been fired by Spokane Mayor David Condon. Condon advised Building Official Joe Wizner within the last few weeks that he was being dismissed, …


Mayor has brought changes to his office’s way of doing things

Change has come to Spokane City Hall courtesy of voters, who in November ousted Mayor Mary Verner from office in favor of David Condon. In his first 100 days as …


Mayor wringing water rates

Summer water bills for most city of Spokane water customers appear headed to a tumble. But winter bills and costs for people who use the least water likely will increase …


Ban sought on high-octane beer sales in East Central

Getting drunk in East Central could soon become more expensive. Spokane Mayor David Condon this week signed a petition asking the Washington State Liquor Control Board to ban the sale …


Theft victims will phone it in

Spokane police officers soon will no longer respond in person to take reports of stolen vehicles. It’s a move, officials say, to “work smarter” and more efficiently after several rounds …


St. Patrick’s Parade includes shelter pups, bagpipes, green horse

St. Patrick’s Day even brings out the Irish in animals. The St. Patrick’s Day Parade in downtown Spokane on Saturday included the usual civic groups, bagpipe and drum groups, politicians, …


A welcome new challenge for city attorney

From the top-floor windows of Spokane’s tallest building, Nancy Isserlis looks across a city landscape of financial heartache and recovery. She reigns as one of the top bankruptcy attorneys in …


Spokane Mayor Condon fires City Attorney Delaney

Spokane City Attorney Howard Delaney, under fire for his handling of the Otto Zehm case and more recently its negotiated settlement to rehire an alcoholic police sergeant who fled from …


Doug Clark: Don’t let bloodsucker see weakness

Words you don’t often see in a Clark column: Great job, Spokane City Council!


Clark: Click heels and repeat: There’s no disgrace like Thoma

One day Spokane Mayor David Condon declares there’s no good way out of the Brad Thoma tar pit. The City Council, he says, must vote to put Thoma back on …


Fired officer’s settlement unleashes outcry, review

A controversial plan to rehire an alcoholic police officer fired after an off-duty drunken driving crash, and to give him back pay, has officials scrambling to explain the decision and …


Mayor defends Thoma settlement

Mayor David Condon today defended the City of Spokane’s decision to rehire an alcoholic police sergeant fired after an off-duty drunken driving crash.


Condon family feud could trouble mayor

A family squabble could become a big headache for new Spokane Mayor David Condon. Two of Condon’s brothers, who formed a compost operation that has a $2 million city contract, …


Condon lays out plan for policing

Spokane Mayor David Condon said Wednesday that the search for a police chief won’t be rushed. The city still is accepting applications for the job. But Condon said he will …


Panel will review police policies, procedures

To understand why the Spokane Police Department’s use-of-force training is under a microscope, consider this disconnect: Although the state’s top police trainer concluded that the fatal 2006 confrontation with unarmed …


Condon to keep salary at $100K for 2012

Spokane Mayor David Condon will hold his salary at $100,000 this year as promised, despite the recent controversy over his predecessor’s pay. But he said he will review his options …


Condon gala aids Chase foundation

Addressing the crowd at his inaugural ball, Spokane Mayor David Condon said he will strive to be like the popular mayor who led the city when he was a boy, …


Body cameras considered for Spokane police officers

Spokane’s elected leaders are ready to push for the use of body cameras on police officers to record their interactions with the public. The Spokane City Council on Feb. 6 …


Ex-chief justice joins police use of force panel

A recently retired state Supreme Court justice has agreed to serve on a city commission examining how the Spokane Police Department uses force. The membership of the city’s Use of …


Condon team big on ideas – and jargon

If you were hoping that Mayor David Condon would “manage” the city more effectively, take heart. His transition team’s report this week was spectacularly managerial: It was full to the …


Verner preceded her exit with request for back pay

In her final days as Spokane’s mayor, Mary Verner decided that she wanted a raise. After voluntarily capping her annual pay at about $100,000 for four years – and pledging …


Verner, fire union reached deal

Former Spokane Mayor Mary Verner and the leadership of the city’s fire union tentatively agreed to a new contract in the final days of Verner’s term. But the deal still …


Mayor, officials endorse Chase commission plan

Spokane’s youth programs would remain independent from other nonprofit groups under a new plan that has support from Mayor David Condon. Former Mayor Mary Verner, whose 2012 budget eliminated the …


Doug Clark: Hopefully, Condon won’t stop the insanity

First real day on the job and Mayor David Condon makes noises about fulfilling his campaign promise to restore the public’s faith in the Spokane Police Department. Folks, I’m worried.


Interim chief has spent career with Spokane Police Department

Scott Stephens grew up in Spokane and graduated from Gonzaga Preparatory School in 1979. He attended Eastern Washington University but never earned a degree. He was recently accepted to the …