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The Spokane City Council wants you to support tax to maintain 30 firefighters and hire 20 new police officers. The mayor doesn’t.

Spokane voters will decide on a $5.8 million a year levy to pay for fire department and police staffing, a tax that six of the seven members of the City …


UPDATED: Tue., May 16, 2017, 11 p.m.

Spokane Firefighters Union president steps down as chief search continues

John Goodman, president of the Spokane Firefighters Union, informed the union’s executive board this weekend of his intention to step down and cited “personal reasons” in an interview Tuesday. The …


Spokane fire captain contests discipline after incident with patient

A Spokane firefighter is contesting a three-shift suspension he received after being charged with assaulting a patient on a medical call.


Spokane firefighters will continue to answer medical calls in SUVs

SUVs will continue to respond to some medical emergencies in Spokane, according to an agreement announced Monday between the city and the firefighters union. The agreement follows a vote by …


Spokane City Council requires two firefighters on calls for help

At least two firefighters must respond to a call for help, the Spokane City Council decided Monday in a surprise decision that not even the fire chief was briefed on …


Stuckart action referred to city’s ethics panel

Spokane City Council President Ben Stuckart is the subject of a possible ethics violation for leaking what city officials call a “highly confidential email regarding a pending matter of litigation.” …


Spokane mayor’s budget plan includes raises for himself, his cabinet

Spokane Mayor David Condon already makes more money than Washington Gov. Jay Inslee. Next year, if his proposed pay raise gets approved by the City Council, he’ll make more than …


Shawn Vestal: Lopez-AMR contract kerfuffle raises questions

Before the courts slapped down the mayor’s attempt to expand political appointments in the city’s hiring, one handpicked hire snuck through the gate. That appointment – the hiring of Mike …


Mayor David Condon fights judge’s ruling on fire appointments

Spokane Mayor David Condon is fighting for the power to hire more political appointees in the Fire Department even though a judge has said he can’t and the City Council …


Davenport owner Walt Worthy pressed by firefighter union over ads

Davenport Hotel owner Walt Worthy said Tuesday that Spokane firefighters threatened to pull convention and meeting business from his hotel because of negative television ads in two Spokane City Council …


Council will consider park department reorganization

The Spokane City Council will consider Monday wholesale changes to the makeup of the park department, widening the scope of the mayor’s appointing powers. The decision follows similar moves in …


Task force calls for restoring fire service on South Hill

A mayoral task force says Spokane should return first-response firefighting capability to a South Hill fire station. But Mayor David Condon doesn’t appear ready to take that advice just yet. …


Firefighters union says budget cuts impair responses

It’s a game of what-ifs. If Spokane city officials hadn’t eliminated a fire engine company on the South Hill last year, would firefighters have doused recent fires there sooner?


Park Board seeks rule change

The push to strip civil service protections from managers is continuing at City Hall. Later this month, the Spokane City Council will consider a request from the Park Board to …


Firefighter contract negotiations stall

Spokane city administrators and firefighters have reached an impasse in contract negotiations following the rejection of a proposed contract agreed to by former Mayor Mary Verner. The Spokane Firefighters Union …


City firefighters asked to bargain again

Spokane city officials and the firefighters union are expected to go back to the bargaining table after the City Council voted 4-3 to reject a new three-year labor contract on …


Verner, fire union reached deal

Former Spokane Mayor Mary Verner and the leadership of the city’s fire union tentatively agreed to a new contract in the final days of Verner’s term. But the deal still …


Deal with firefighters would preserve jobs

Spokane firefighters avoid layoffs under a tentative agreement accepted this week by Mayor Mary Verner. If the deal is approved by union members and City Council, Local 29 of the …


Firefighters make concessions to save jobs

Spokane firefighters avoid layoffs under a tentative agreement accepted this week by Mayor Mary Verner. If the deal is approved by union members and City Council, Local 29 of the …


City seeks firefighting tax

When the Spokane City Council placed a 10-year fire tax on November’s ballot, the timing was risky. But an agreement reached last month with the Spokane Fire Fighters Union helped …


City, firefighters reach deal to avoid cuts

Spokane firefighters likely will be spared layoffs thanks to a deal reached last week between union leaders and city administrators. The sides agreed to create a new early retirement program …


Wages & means

Jobs with great pay and excellent benefits can be hard to come by in a recession – but not necessarily at City Hall. The city of Spokane hasn’t stopped filling …