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UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 7, 2019, 12:52 p.m.

Nadine Woodward bests Ben Stuckart as both advance to November election for Spokane mayor

Political newcomer Nadine Woodward bested Spokane City Council President Ben Stuckart in the primary race for Spokane’s mayor Tuesday night, with both vowing a tough general election campaign ahead.


Vote for mayor may impact police oversight, with role of ombudsman in flux

The upcoming mayoral election could have serious implications for the future of police oversight in Spokane, as whoever wins could determine the extent of the power held by the police …


UPDATED: Wed., July 17, 2019, 7:36 a.m.

Ben Stuckart’s not the mayor, but he and his opponents talk like he is

Voting in the primary election begins this week as five candidates seek to become Spokane’s next mayor.


Getting There: Spokane mayoral hopefuls take stands on 12 transportation issues

The five candidates for Spokane mayor talk road diets, public transportation, bike lanes and whether bringing Lime scooters to the streets (and sidewalks) of Spokane was a good idea.


UPDATED: Wed., June 26, 2019, 8:11 a.m.

Spokane mayor, council candidates debate homelessness, downtown crime

All five candidates for mayor shared a stage for the first time Tuesday, disagreeing on homelessness, affordable housing and how to improve safety downtown.


UPDATED: Sat., June 22, 2019, 12:32 p.m.

Spokane mayoral candidates draw clear ideological lines in first forum on climate change, criminal justice

At a forum Thursday night downtown, four of the five candidates vying for mayor were confronted with multiple questions on the environment, the future of the criminal justice system in …


UPDATED: Mon., June 10, 2019, 9:24 a.m.

Spokane city leaders consider building new criminal justice complex, including jail

More than 50 years after voters decided to combine city and county jails, the city is considering separating city and county criminal justice services again.


Mayoral candidate Nadine Woodward, a former TV journalist, won’t interview with Inlander

Former TV Journalist Nadine Woodward has refused to do phone or in-person interviews with Inlander reporters, according to a piece the alt-weekly published Thursday.


UPDATED: Mon., April 15, 2019, 12:01 p.m.

Shawn Vestal: The ‘Not Nadines’ have a point about lack of coverage of their Spokane mayoral campaigns

When Nadine Woodward announced she was running for mayor, local media covered it as a capital-B capital-D Big Deal. When most other candidates announced, not so much.


Northwest council seat filled by replacement now goes to voters, with four choices

When Steve Salvatori quit the Spokane City Council for work in Texas last year, some people clamored for his replacement to be in his mold: a business-minded, fiscally conservative government …


West Central coalition holding forum on underage drinking

To Kelly Cruz, it’s pretty simple: Either you pay for underage drinking prevention programs now, or you pay for incarceration later. “And we all know jail time is six or …


West Central Neigborhood leader wins lottery

A West Central Neighborhood leader says his life won’t be altered much by his recent one-in-a-million lottery win that will give him $1,000 a week for the rest of his …


City Council’s balance could hinge on District 3 race

Call it a race for supremacy at City Hall. A tug of war between the mayor and City Council president. Just don’t call it boring.


Campaign fliers are mum on author

Dozens if not hundreds of fliers left on cars and doorsteps against Spokane City Councilwoman Nancy McLaughlin’s campaign for state Senate could violate state disclosure law. The black-and-white fliers that …


Neighborhood council meeting has heated tone

The West Central Neighborhood Council wants its neighborhood out of the alcohol impact area. Though the neighborhood council previously supported being part of the voluntary AIA, where sales of single-serving …