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UPDATED: Tue., April 16, 2019

Service Center for low-income, homeless opens Tuesday

People on the brink of homelessness, struggling to re-enter society after incarceration or access basic health care now have a one-stop shop where they can quickly get services, without having …


UPDATED: Thu., April 11, 2019

City raises almost $20,000 from anti-panhandling program; 25% goes to SNAP

The City of Spokane donated 25% of the nearly $20,000 gathered through a program that encourages people to donate to homeless services instead of panhandlers, to local nonprofit SNAP.


UPDATED: Wed., April 3, 2019

East Sprague business group wants to move fancy bus stops, but faces resistance

Eighteen months and $150,000 later, the glow has come off the fancy new bus stops on East Sprague Avenue for the city of Spokane.


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 …


UPDATED: Mon., March 18, 2019

Spokane officials urge lawmakers to keep track of career car thieves – especially the ‘Top 25’

Spokane officials make another pitch for a state program to provide for tighter supervision of auto thieves after they leave prison.


UPDATED: Tue., March 19, 2019

Spokane launches annual philanthropy month

The mayor of Spokane launched the city’s sixth annual Spokane Gives month by asking community members to donate their time and give back to their neighborhoods.


UPDATED: Sat., March 16, 2019

David Condon walks St. Patrick’s Day Parade as kilted mayor

Mayor David Condon was in his element Saturday afternoon. No criticism, no problems. Just tossing candies, shaking youngsters’ hands and wearing a kilt.


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 12, 2019

Despite advice from mayor, Spokane voters approve tax for police and firefighters

Ignoring the advice of Spokane’s mayor, 64 percent of voters approved a $5.8 million-a-year tax that will pay for 20 new police officers and help maintain 30 recently-hired firefighters.


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: Tue., Jan. 29, 2019

After questioning of Portland comedian, Spokane Mayor David Condon says city can’t stop Border Patrol agents

Spokane Mayor David Condon weighed in Tuesday on the detainment of a Portland comedian at the Spokane Intermodal Center, again insisting city leaders don’t have the authority to prevent federal …


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 …


Mayor David Condon and Dr. Bob Lutz: Together we can do so much

In this new year, as your mayor and as your health officer, we’d like to suggest that “really good something” be more social connectedness in our community.


Martin Luther King Jr. Day: Closures, events around the city

Most of the City of Spokane and Spokane County government offices will be closed in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. day Monday, with only some public works services and …


City to resume sit-lie enforcement in February

Now that Spokane’s shelter capacity has increased by 275, the city will resume enforcing a law that bars people from sitting, sleeping or lying on the streets of downtown Spokane …


Rob Curley: For Spokane mayor David Condon, convenient and popular transport of Lime scooters moves beyond novelty. He’s right.

If you have seen the fresh fleet of Lime scooters across Spokane, you likely marveled at two things: just how darn fast they seem to go and how many adults …


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: Wed., Oct. 24, 2018

Spokane Mayor David Condon says federal rules trump new city law restricting bus searches by Border Patrol at Intermodal Center

Spokane’s Mayor David Condon said a new law City Council passed Monday restricting Border Patrol from searching buses in the Spokane Intermodal Center may not change the agency’s actions.


UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 5, 2018

Mayor David Condon wants to add 10 more officers to Spokane’s police force

Spokane’s Mayor David Condon pledged $2 million dollars to hire 10 additional police officers and cover the cost of 48 grant funded fire personnel, but has not yet determined how …


UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 6, 2018

City Council approves advisory vote for sports stadium

Spokane voters will have a voice in the location of a new sports stadium, the Spokane City Council decided Monday night.


UPDATED: Sat., June 9, 2018

Federal judge: Spokane’s handling of former police Chief Frank Straub’s dismissal ‘a hot mess’

Hearing oral arguments in an appeal of the former police Chief Frank Straub’s wrongful termination lawsuit against the city on Friday, Judge Jay Bybee said officials bungled the dismissal that …


Spokane City Council gets pay raise in 2019, mayor’s salary stays flat

A volunteer panel of citizens handed the City Council and its leader raises of 3.5 percent and 6 percent, while keeping the mayor’s salary at $168,000. All are among the …


In wake of Ennis trial, city leaders say progress within police department is ongoing

Two days after a jury convicted a former police officer of rape, city leaders said there’s work to be done to reform the department.


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 29, 2017

With veto of City Council ordinance, Condon says campaign finance better left to the state

The mayor said he supports certain efforts to curb the role of “dark money” in politics. But, he said, the issue is better managed at the state level, and the …


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 1, 2017

Mayor David Condon unveils stormwater exhibit during children’s storytime

While the tots’ attention was focused on the magnetic toy and Ribby the Redband trout, the city is moving toward the finish line on its massive stormwater tank project that …


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 22, 2017

Mayor, police chief lament lack of Justice Department report on police reforms, tout work in the department

Mayor David Condon said Wednesday his appeal earlier this fall to the Trump administration to release a report highlighting the Spokane Police Department’s reform efforts sought to highlight the city’s …


Shawn Vestal: Delay in approving Spokane budget looks more like meddling by City Council

The Condon administration moved seven employees from one office to another.


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 11, 2017

Community leaders denounce racism and violence following Sunday hate crime

In response to a violent hate crime Sunday in north Spokane, prominent community leaders gathered Wednesday morning to denounce racism and hate.


UPDATED: Mon., July 17, 2017

Spokane mayor proposes increase in utility rates through 2020

Spokane residents will see a 2.9 percent increase in utility rates next year, the fifth year of inflation-tied bumps


UPDATED: Wed., May 24, 2017

Brian Schaeffer named Spokane fire chief by Mayor David Condon

Brian Schaeffer was named chief of the Spokane Fire Department on Wednesday.


UPDATED: Wed., May 3, 2017

Former U.S. attorney Mike Ormsby appointed city attorney by Spokane Mayor David Condon

The former U.S. attorney for Eastern Washington could soon become the city of Spokane’s top lawyer.