Stories tagged: Kate Burke
UPDATED: Mon., June 17, 2019, 11:36 a.m.
Rent control has gained ground in New York, but less so in Spokane, where homelessness and rental scarcity are problems that lawmakers are now seeking to alleviate with different approaches.
Tue., June 11, 2019, 5 a.m.
A small group of community members will soon began to work on a new Spokane Flag, after the Spokane City Council approved a work group Monday.
UPDATED: Thu., May 23, 2019, 3:37 p.m.
As Spokane transforms many of its Expo ’74 era icons, one council member believes it’s also time for a new flag.
UPDATED: Tue., April 16, 2019, 10:22 p.m.
The mayor vetoed a new law requiring City Hall to be open to the public without a time limit, saying it was redundant and drew attention from what the city …
UPDATED: Thu., April 11, 2019, 6:41 a.m.
The Spokane City Council delayed a land deal with Union Gospel Mission over concerns that the city may have made a one-sided deal with an organization that does not hire …
Mon., March 18, 2019, 9:55 p.m.
Spokane City Council may vote on a law to open up City Hall to the public during their meeting next week, a proposal that was deferred for months after the …
UPDATED: Sat., March 16, 2019, 7:51 p.m.
Ocasio-Cortez joins McMorris Rodgers in backing bill requiring minimum wage for workers with disabilities. But it’s complicated.
At 17, John Lemus took his first job, landscaping at Fairchild Air Force Base. He described it as “mostly just pulling weeds.” It was tiring work, but he was looking …
Sun., March 10, 2019
Washington state’s Long-Term Care Trust Act gives families the peace of mind that they can get the care they need when they need it most without the added strain of …
UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 23, 2019, 11:35 a.m.
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 …
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 …
Tue., Jan. 15, 2019
The Spokane City Council approved an agreement which will soon allow the city to purchase property and begin design and other work on the the $42 million Sportsplex project.
Fri., Dec. 28, 2018
As public outcry over laws prohibiting camping, sitting or sleeping on public property grows, city officials and police say illegal camping is more wide spread than it has been in …
UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 24, 2018, 3:11 p.m.
Three people filed ethics complaints against City Councilwoman Kate Burke, saying her participation in a protest with homeless activists in front of City Hall disqualified her from voting on homeless …
Fri., Nov. 16, 2018
The city of Spokane may re-examine a law that critics say criminalizes the homeless for sleeping or sitting on public sidewalks when they have nowhere else to go, after a …
UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 13, 2018, 7:10 a.m.
Council delays vote on relaxing Spokane City Hall visiting rules amid concerns it would become daytime shelter
A proposal that some say will turn City Hall into a daytime homeless shelter has been shelved for at least a month after city employees raised concerns about safety and …
Sun., Nov. 11, 2018
The temperatures had just peaked above 40 degrees on Wednesday, boosted by the bright sun.
Fri., Nov. 9, 2018
Under Kate Burke proposal, Spokane City Hall visitors could stay all day; critics say plan could turn lobby into day shelter
City Council could soon vote on a proposal to allow people to stay in City Hall’s lobby all day, which one council member said could turn the building into a …
UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 24, 2018, 9:09 a.m.
The City’s Human Resources Department has begun investigating four city council members after employees reported they had been bullied during public meetings.
UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 16, 2018, 7:52 p.m.
The Spokane Police Department is now authorized to use drones when investigating crimes and trying to locate missing or fleeing people after the City Council approved a resolution 5-2 Monday …
UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 16, 2018, 11:15 a.m.
The Spokane City Council voted to allow unused city properties to be transferred to developers and nonprofits who agree to build affordable housing on the sites.
UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 21, 2018, 10:39 a.m.
A packed chambers of the Spokane City Council urged the panel to approve the law Monday night, beneath a smoky sky and a blood-red sun. Lawmakers did just that, after …
UPDATED: Fri., July 6, 2018, 10:24 p.m.
Emails show Spokane Councilwoman Karen Stratton encouraged cease-and-desist letter be sent to Councilwoman Kate Burke
City Councilwoman Karen Stratton said she urged a nonprofit to send cease-and-desist letter to Kate Burke in April because she was concerned about the spread of unsubstantiated rumors and the …
Mon., May 14, 2018, 10:33 p.m.
During tense meeting, Stratton says allegations of a ‘sexual predator’ are not within City Council’s purview
Spokane City Councilwoman Karen Stratton capped Monday evening’s council meeting with a blunt message, saying she is “tired and increasingly resentful” of accusations that some council members don’t support women …
UPDATED: Thu., May 10, 2018, 9:38 p.m.
Women’s groups back Spokane City Councilwoman Kate Burke for speaking up for women unable to speak for themselves.
UPDATED: Tue., May 8, 2018, 7:19 p.m.
Spokane Councilwoman Kate Burke receives cease-and-desist letters for calling nonprofit contractor ‘a sexual predator’
Two local law firms have sent letters to City Councilwoman Kate Burke demanding she stop referring to an employee of a local nonprofit as “a sexual predator.”. Burke threatened the …
UPDATED: Thu., May 3, 2018, 1:11 p.m.
The city received concerns from newest City Councilwoman Kate Burke following a March meeting that featured an exchange with City Council President Ben Stuckart over the introduction of a letter …
Tue., April 10, 2018, 5 a.m.
Officials are working to make Spokane safer. Multiple lanes of traffic and too few crosswalks leave the city third in the rate of pedestrians getting hit by cars.
Fri., April 6, 2018, 6 a.m.
New law will help the city of Spokane clean up abandoned properties that are becoming a nuisance.
UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 21, 2017, 10:16 p.m.
Spokane’s newest city councilwoman takes the seat that will be vacated by longtime Councilwoman Amber Waldref, representing Spokane’s northeast district. A gathering of friends, family and local lawmakers observed her …
UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 7, 2017, 10:14 p.m.
Early ballot returns indicate the Spokane City Council will retain its progressive-leaning majority, as voters gave comfortable leads to a slate of candidates endorsed by Ben Stuckart in what became …