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UPDATED: Wed., March 1, 2017

Former Downtown Spokane Partnership president files for mayor’s race in 2019

Michael Tedesco, a 38-year-old Spokane native, has filed to run when Mayor David Condon is termed out of City Hall in 2019. Tedesco called for a more collaborative relationship between …


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 28, 2017

Ousted streets director Serbousek pegged to return to old job as bridge engineer

Public Works Director Scott Simmons said Mark Serbousek’s expertise in bridge design and construction is needed as Spokane looks to build and maintain several high-profile spans in the city limits. …


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 24, 2017

Open Doors family shelter needed to offer safe refuge for Spokane’s homeless 24 hours a day

The Open Doors family shelter is the final piece of Spokane’s effort to make sure every homeless person has a safe, warm place to be 24 hours a day.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 1, 2017

Spokane Mayor David Condon will sign law barring local participation in hypothetical Muslim registry

Mayor David Condon will sign a law passed unanimously by the City Council on Monday night prohibiting local officials from helping to establish a religious registry, an act that some …


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 20, 2017

Mayor David Condon among Inland Northwest residents attending Trump inauguration

Local Donald Trump supporters who made the 2,000 mile trek to Washington, D.C., witnessed both a hopeful populist address from their new president and the unrest caused by his political …


New deadline in works for harassment training agreed to following Condon ethics complaint

Sherry Jones, the National Organization of Women member who filed an ethics complaint against Mayor David Condon over the handling of a sexual harassment complaint against former Police Chief Frank …


Spokane mayor asks retired Utilities Director Rick Romero to help craft long-range plan; Ethics Commission cries foul

The City’s Ethics Commission voted last month not to approve contracting with Rick Romero, the popular former utilities director who was the architect of the city’s integrated clean water plan. …


Spokane City Council approves budget that increases spending 17 percent in 2017

The Spokane City Council signed off on a $945 million spending plan that increases services for the poor and hires additional neighborhood resource officers to fight property crime. But Mayor …


Spokane braces for busy snow-plowing season

Winter is coming, so grab a shovel. Or get someone else to keep your driveway free of snow.


Mayor Condon proposes $50,000 settlement in Frank Straub public records case

A public records lawsuit filed in August by retired Spokane Police detective Brian Breen has been settled by the City of Spokane, though the City Council still has to approve …


Shawn Vestal: Shelly O’Quinn worries political divisiveness is keeping business from Spokane, but maybe that’s what companies want

Is political divisiveness fouling Spokane’s business climate? Or is it fueling it?


Spokane releases new batch of finalists for police chief; names include finalists from last list

Spokane has announced the finalists for the top police position. They are John Bruce of Frisco, Texas, Robert “Bob” Lehner of Elk Grove, Calif., Craig Meidl the interim police chief, …


City Council, Mayor Condon announce desire to move on after recall petition tossed

A visiting judge Tuesday afternoon tossed a recall petition against Mayor David Condon.


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.


Visiting judge will review proposed recall of Mayor David Condon

The Spokane County Prosecutor’s Office has submitted proposed ballot language on the possible recall of Spokane Mayor David Condon. A judge will consider if the proposed recall can move forward …


Doug Clark: Spokane City Council should reject Craig Meidl for police chief

Craig Meidl, Mayor David Condon’s double-cross selection for police chief, answered questions Thursday night in a crammed stuffy room at Spokane’s West Central Community Center. What this was supposed to …


Editorial: City Hall turmoil self-inflicted

City Hall launched two processes designed to be transparent and inclusive. Both unraveled.


Meidl addresses Thompson salute, desire for full City Hall buy-in at public forum

Craig Meidl said he was doing all he could to achieve community support following an unorthodox nomination for police chief by Mayor David Condon. He promised to build relationships between …


Former parks spokeswoman Goodspeed sues Spokane for $1 million in wake of Straub ouster

Nancy Goodspeed alleges she was illegally replaced by Monique Cotton in the city’s Parks Department after Cotton alleged sexual harassment by her former boss, Frank Straub. When she returned to …


Spokane Mayor David Condon explains what he learned from recent turmoil

I am sorry for the turmoil the recent personnel matters have caused you and the community. No matter how well-intentioned our actions, we fell short of your expectations. You and …


Condon announces police culture audit will be completed by Gonzaga University students

More than three years after the Use of Force Commission recommended that Spokane leaders study the attitudes and culture within the Spokane Police Department, Mayor David Condon announced Friday the …


Spokane County Democrats call on David Condon to resign as mayor

Spokane County Democrats Chair Jim CastroLang says Mayor David Condon should resign to avoid an “inevitable” recall effort.


Shawn Vestal: The mayor’s Cotton-Straub mess ‘has been entirely self-inflicted’

Part II: “This has always been a hole Condon has insisted on digging ever deeper, out of defensiveness and a failure to treat the criticisms and questions as legitimate.”


City Council to consider Meidl’s appointment as police chief, forums planned

The public will have at least two chances to question police chief nominee Craig Meidl. The City Council will consider his appoitnment at its Aug. 22 meeting.


Author of Straub investigation defends findings against Mayor David Condon’s staff

The Seabold Group issued a two-page news release Thursday re-affirming the findings that members of Mayor David Condon’s staff, including City Administrator Theresa Sanders, blocked the release of records regarding …


Doug Clark: Condon’s police chief pick is beyond a blunder – it’s egregious

Craig Meidl, Spokane Mayor David Condon’s ambush appointment for police chief, is now really, really sorry for being one of the four dozen SPD goons who, in 2011, saluted convicted …


Shawn Vestal: Cappel report’s biggest revelation is how much still hasn’t been revealed

Does the buck stop anywhere at City Hall? Or does it vanish into a black hole called the city attorney’s office?


Council members challenge mayor’s authority to name police chief without vote

Mayor David Condon will not immediately seek a confirmation vote for Craig Meidl, his choice to head the Spokane Police Department. Some city council members said not holding a hearing …


Mayor Condon selects Assistant Chief Craig Meidl to lead Spokane Police Department

Spokane Mayor David Condon bypassed all the candidates to be the next Spokane Police chief and selected Assistant Chief Craig Meidl to lead the department. The surprise announcement means Condon …


Doug Clark: Time for a do-over on 2015 mayoral election

Doug Clark said the recent investigation into the city of Spokane’s ouster of former Police Chief Frank Straub validated his position that the incident “stunk like three-day-old road kill.”