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Doug Clark: Please, please, please put George McGrath on City Council

Having never worked on Wall Street, I never learned the subtleties of bribing politicians. But sometimes you have to put your uncertainties aside for the good of the many. So …


Spokane City Council limits participation in weekly public forums

On Monday Spokane City Council voted 5-2 to limit open forum speakers to once a month.


Spokane City Council may limit open forum speakers to once a month

The Spokane City Council considers limiting people to speak at public forum to just once a month


Shawn Vestal: Spokane’s Eighth Man group loud, proud and short on substance

Could someone please find Spokane’s Eighth Man an actual issue? The group’s members have passion in spades. They have commitment. They have identified and named their enemies. They will stand …


Shawn Vestal: Eighth Man lacks focus, but knows when to stand down

I went to a City Council meeting expecting a brawl. Instead, there was an outbreak of civility.


Public weighs in on pot policy

The public hearing on Spokane Valley’s one-year marijuana moratorium drew a crowd at Tuesday evening’s meeting. Spokane Valley adopted an emergency moratorium on Dec. 9 halting all new marijuana businesses …


City Council disrupted by rowdy crowd

After numerous, ultimately unsuccessful attempts to quiet the packed Spokane City Council chambers, Council President Ben Stuckart gaveled the meeting to an early close and stormed from the chambers Monday …


Rush proposes end to city utility tax

It was as if pigs had grown wings and landed on the roof of Spokane City Hall. George McGrath, a conservative, longtime follower and critic of the City Council, approached …


WAKE UP! Susie skewers online commentary

The meeting took a couple weeks to arrange through a shadowy intermediary. Terms and conditions were negotiated. We met at an undisclosed location, and eventually found ourselves talking – in …


Council debates oversight rules

Spokane City Council members suggested they may need voters to save the stronger police oversight rules they approved last year, by working to place the concept on the ballot. Passions …


Political opposites align for sake of at-risk library

They disagree on many – perhaps most – of the major issues of the day, but Louise Chadez and Cindy Zapotocky are united on at least one: They strongly oppose …