Stories tagged: david condon
UPDATED: Tue., April 16, 2019
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
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
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.
Wed., March 20, 2019
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 make another pitch for a state program to provide for tighter supervision of auto thieves after they leave prison.
UPDATED: Tue., March 19, 2019
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
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
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.
Fri., Feb. 1, 2019
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
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 …
Wed., Jan. 23, 2019
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.
Mon., Jan. 21, 2019
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 …
Fri., Jan. 18, 2019
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 …
Sat., Nov. 10, 2018
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 …
Mon., Nov. 5, 2018
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
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
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
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 …
Fri., June 1, 2018
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 …
Sat., March 10, 2018
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
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
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 …
Sun., Nov. 19, 2017
The Condon administration moved seven employees from one office to another.
UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 11, 2017
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 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 was named chief of the Spokane Fire Department on Wednesday.
UPDATED: Wed., May 3, 2017
The former U.S. attorney for Eastern Washington could soon become the city of Spokane’s top lawyer.