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Spokane city attorney nominee McAloon denies influencing Straub report

Laura McAloon said Saturday the 126-page report finding major issues in the handling of harassment investigations and public records requests at City Hall was not unduly influenced by her or …


Report highlights deficiencies in city of Spokane’s workplace policies

The city of Spokane’s human resources policies need work - that’s one of the most forceful conclusions of an investigation of how city officials handled a sexual harassment complaint against …


UPDATED: Wed., July 27, 2016

Report: City officials intentionally withheld information about Straub ouster until after election

An independent investigator tasked with reviewing the city’s policies regarding harassment complaints and public records release in the wake of Frank Straub’s forced resignation ruled the mayor was not truthful …


Spokane City Council president calls for additional police chief candidates to be interviewed

Mayor David Condon is still weighing his options in naming Spokane’s next police chief, but City Council President Ben Stuckart wants a larger pool to pick from.


Ethics Commission wants to hear mayor’s testimony in Frank Straub ouster

Spokane Mayor David Condon will be asked to testify before the city’s Ethics Commission about his denial of harassment complaints against former Police Chief Frank Straub in a news conference …


Panelists say police chief candidates qualified

The community leaders who discussed their interviews of police chief candidates Robert Lehner and Dominic Rizzi Jr. said the two appeared qualified to lead the department. Most cited some concern …


Spokane Police chief finalists address transparency, use of force at community forum

Robert Lehner and Dominic Rizzi Jr. ended a day of interviews with community members at a public forum in the West Central neighborhood Wednesday night. Audience members said they appreciated …


Spokane mayor picks Laura McAloon as city attorney, while council members mull making job an elected position

Spokane Mayor David Condon has appointed a new city attorney to replace Nancy Isserlis, who resigned from the post last month amid continuing fallout from the ouster of former police …


City Ethics Commission defers decision on final complaint against Condon

A decision on the final ethics complaint remaining against Spokane Mayor David Condon in relation to former police Chief Frank Straub’s ouster was deferred until after Ethics Commission members meet …


Spokane City Council OKs ordinance requiring explanations of mayor’s appointees

By a 5-1 vote, the City Council will require Mayor David Condon to provide written explanations of whom new political appointees will supervise and to whom they will report.


Spokane City Council seeks to rein in mayor’s political appointees

Karen Stratton has proposed a pair of ordinances that would increase the City Council’s role in reviewing Mayor David Condon’s political appointments, citing management bloat and a lack of oversight. …


City Hall rethinking its relationship with Greater Spokane Incorporated

Spokane City councilmembers say they want to talk specific programs with Todd Mielke, the chief executive at Greater Spokane Inc., before approving a contract extension for economic development services.


Shawn Vestal: Mayor can’t defend secrecy in one breath, condemn it in the next

Mayor David Condon’s outrage over the supposed politicization of a city hall investigation rings hollow, columnist Shawn Vestal says.


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 …


Doug Clark: The Curse of the Two-Term Mayor trounces our old municipal jinx

Remember the golden olden days? You know, back when we all lived in blissful speculation about what horrors might be unleashed should some political upstart come along and break Spokane’s …


Condon says Stuckart politicizing investigation into police chief firing

Mayor David Condon on Tuesday said it would be fiscally irresponsible to allow sensitive records and testimony in the firing of former Spokane Police Chief Frank Straub to be released …


Condon selects member of committee to help pick next police chief

The members of a committee that will select Spokane’s next police chief were named on Wednesday by Mayor David Condon. The group will work with the employment search firm, Strategic …


City Attorney Nancy Isserlis resigns

City attorney Nancy Isserlis has become the latest member of Mayor David Condon’s administration to resign in the wake of controvery surrounding the ouster of former police Chief Frank Straub.


Spokane City Council president says he won’t approve more money for legal fees until investigator gets needed information

Spokane City Council President Ben Stuckart said Monday he will vote against funding legal fees related to the lawsuit brought against the city by former police Chief Frank Straub until …


Shawn Vestal: Throwing an invisibility cloak over Straub investigation not in citizens’ best interest

So the new plan emerging from Spokane City Hall is to complete the investigation into the firing of Frank Straub by creating a new zone of secrecy for the administration.


City of Spokane to help fund House of Charity for round-the-clock homeless services

City officials Thursday announced a commitment to fund the House of Charity as a round-the-clock emergency shelter for homeless people in Spokane starting in 2017.


Email details tense meeting between police volunteer group and Spokane mayor

Following a tense meeting with Spokane Mayor David Condon, the director of a volunteer-driven community policing organization said he was uncomfortable around Condon because the mayor is “aggressive and angry …


Spokane City Council maintains ability to ask voters for transit sales tax

For the third time in six months, Spokane Mayor David Condon vetoed an ordinance passed by a wide margin on the City Council, only to see it overridden by similar …


Ex-Spokane police chief believes ouster was engineered, new filing says

After Spokane City Administrator Theresa Sanders and City Attorney Nancy Isserlis told former Spokane Police Chief Frank Straub the reasons why he was being forced from City Hall, he came …


Witness lists provide look into Straub investigation

Two witness lists for the ongoing Spokane City Hall investigation into the firing of former police Chief Frank Straub have shed some light into the inquiry, but the inner workings …


Shawn Vestal: Refusal to talk to investigator communicates contempt for the public

City Hall employees who refuse to talk to an investigator looking into the firing of Police Chief Frank Straub are communicating nonetheless. Their contempt for the public is loud and …


City Hall investigation into handling of Spokane police chief’s ouster derailed

The investigation into the firing of former police Chief Frank Straub has been derailed. Officials in Mayor David Condon’s administration and others privy to the bungled decision removing Straub have …


Shawn Vestal: Thanks to sewer work, Spokane Falls is brought to new prominence

When he was working for Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, David Condon would sometimes field inquiries about Spokane’s signature natural attraction. “People would ask: How do you get down to the …


Leader of Spokane police advisory group resigns, says Knezovich should lead department

The leader of a eight-member board advising Spokane Mayor David Condon on hiring a new police chief resigned Monday and called on Condon to let Spokane County Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich …


Addition to U.S. House bill could protect Monsanto from PCB lawsuits

A paragraph inserted into a large chemical safety bill could protect the agrochemical giant Monsanto from a lawsuit initiated by the city of Spokane, a move that could pit Spokane …