Stories tagged: government
Sun., March 22, 2020
Politics, like so many other aspects of life, changes in the time of the novel coronavirus pandemic. Almost every notice from a campaign or elected official starts with some reference …
Thu., Feb. 13, 2020
Spokane City Councilwoman Kate Burke thought she had solved a major funding challenge when she introduced a bill that would erase trash bills for homeless shelters. But the logistical and …
Mon., Jan. 27, 2020
Bond elections that fail won’t be allowed before voters again for a minimum of 11 months under proposed legislation that’s heading to the full House.
Mon., Jan. 20, 2020
With a résumé boasting 20-plus years as a business owner and leadership roles in several nonprofits, Wilkerson was appointed to a vacant seat on the Spokane City Council last week …
Mon., Jan. 20, 2020
Ben Stuckart formally created a consulting business, Forward Principle Consulting, this month, but isn’t ruling out taking his career in a different direction in the future.
UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 15, 2020
“We feel extremely optimistic and hopeful,” a Daybreak spokeswoman said. “What is clear is that no one wants to lose these vital services for youth in our community, and everyone …
UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 26, 2019
The decade saw the visit of presidential hopefuls, the death of an elder statesman and voters’ creation of a completely new industry. Meanwhile, local governments have been grappling with their …
UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 3, 2019
Idaho Gov. Brad Little encouraged policymakers and stakeholders to “get out of their silos” at the Western Governors’ Association workshop in Post Falls on Tuesday.
Mon., Dec. 2, 2019
The Spokesman-Review receives Report for America grants to cover state and national politics, rural health care
The newspaper is one of four organizations in Washington, and the only one on the East Side, to receive a portion of the nonprofit’s $5 million to support local newsrooms. …
UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 20, 2019
A judge will decide Thursday whether the commissioners erred by authorizing the county to cover their legal expenses. In lawsuits started by the county prosecutor, the commissioners are accused of …
Sun., Nov. 10, 2019
If Brandi Peetz holds on to what was just a 350-vote lead as of Friday, the majority on council will flip, and the new more moderate majority of council members …
UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 24, 2019
The first meeting, on Oct. 1, will focus on the county’s general fund, property valuation and taxation. The second meeting, on Oct. 8, will focus on law and justice. The …
Mon., Aug. 19, 2019
Spokane City Council members, other leaders reportedly targeted by Rep. Matt Shea call for his resignation
Spokane City Council President Ben Stuckart, City Councilman Breean Beggs and Councilwoman Lori Kinnear issued a joint statement Sunday calling on the Spokane Valley lawmaker to resign, after reporting from …
UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 16, 2019
The proposed facility is one of several projects aimed at reducing overcrowding in the state’s prison system, where roughly 62% of inmates are held for probation or parole violations – …
UPDATED: Mon., July 29, 2019
The Trump administration says the government’s employee health plan will tighten its rules for covering prescription opioid painkillers starting this fall.
Tue., July 16, 2019
Under sharp criticism from senators, a Facebook executive on Tuesday defended the social network’s ambitious plan to create a digital currency and pledged to work with regulators to achieve a …
UPDATED: Tue., July 9, 2019
Sparber has served as interim director of Spokane County Detention Services since February, when
UPDATED: Tue., July 2, 2019
Stevens County prosecutor sues county commissioners for allegedly misspending $121,000 in homelessness funds
Prosecutor Tim Rasmussen started two lawsuits against the commissioners following a February report by the state auditor’s office, which found they had made an “unallowable gift of public funds.”
UPDATED: Thu., June 13, 2019
Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson shared his thoughts Wednesday on a career in public service, running for governor and suing the president of the United States.
UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 7, 2019
Daniel Rose, a self-avowed confronter of socialists in Bonner County, has the backing of the Idaho Attorney General in a constitutional squabble with the rural health care provider. The hospital …
UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 25, 2019
Idaho National Guard’s commanding officer says he will look into 19 startlingly loud ceremonial canon blasts that were part of Gov. Brad Little’s inauguration.
UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 18, 2019
Patience is wearing thin at the National Weather Service office in Spokane as its 25 employees remain unpaid and their jobs continue to be restricted by the longest federal government …
Thu., Jan. 17, 2019
The Spokane Valley City Council is receiving pay raises for the first time in 13 years based on recommendations from a citizen salary commission.
Mon., Jan. 14, 2019
The Idaho Commission for Libraries would see a small decrease in state funding next year under Gov. Brad Little’s proposed budget, which calls for a 1.3 percent decline in the …
Fri., Jan. 11, 2019
Yellowstone National Park officials say federal employees will start providing some basic services again, despite the ongoing partial government shutdown.
Thu., Jan. 10, 2019
As Brexit enters its endgame, the big divide is not between the U.K. and the European Union, but between Britain’s government and its Parliament.
Sat., Jan. 5, 2019
In ways both small and large, businesses are beginning to feel the bite of the government funding impasse that has shuttered nine major departments, slowing federal reviews of everything from …
Mon., Dec. 24, 2018
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s government agreed Monday to hold early elections in April after the ruling coalition appeared to come up short on votes needed to pass a contentious …
UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 29, 2018
An initiative promoter who is fighting political corruption charges brought against him by the state has filed for personal bankruptcy.
Tue., Nov. 27, 2018
President Donald Trump has rejected a central conclusion of a dire report on the economic costs of climate change released by his own administration, but economists said the warning of …