Stories tagged: Lori Kinnear
Mon., Sept. 9, 2019, 5 a.m.
The Spokane City Council will weigh in on a contract with the Salvation Army to operate a new emergency homeless shelter – the location of which has yet to be …
UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 23, 2019, 9:19 p.m.
Browne’s Addition voters have approved a historic designation for their neighborhood.
UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 20, 2019, 2:26 p.m.
Residents are running out of time to voice opinion on making the neighborhood an historic district. Apparently just 20 more votes needed to keep this ball rolling.
UPDATED: Tue., July 30, 2019, 5:57 p.m.
The city council is expected to vote on a resolution that would ask the city to study the feasibility of returning a police precinct to the heart of downtown.
UPDATED: Thu., July 25, 2019, 9:19 p.m.
Members of the Spokane Police Department and City Council met Thursday to discuss whether relocating a police precinct to the heart of downtown would be the best way to accomplish …
UPDATED: Wed., July 17, 2019, 9:40 p.m.
Four years after the city of Spokane moved its downtown police precinct away from the Spokane Transit Authority’s headquarters, City Council may explore the feasibility of bringing a precinct back …
Wed., July 10, 2019, 4 a.m.
An experienced member of the City Council will look to fend off two challengers in the primary race for District 2.
UPDATED: Fri., June 28, 2019, 7:44 a.m.
Spokane City Council candidates were divided on how to make Spokane safer and reduce homelessness, with some arguing for mandatory drug treatment and more police, and others saying more housing …
UPDATED: Tue., April 23, 2019, 9 a.m.
More trees will be planted in Spokane during the next decade to provide more shade during hot summer days and filter storm water.
UPDATED: Sun., April 14, 2019, 2:05 p.m.
Two months after a dog was electrocuted on a heated sidewalk, the Spokane City Council is considering a new law that would require local businesses to update heated sidewalks to …
UPDATED: Wed., April 10, 2019, 7:02 p.m.
City leaders hope to grow Spokane’s tree canopy by 30 percent by 2030, focusing on many of the city’s poorest, and most sparsely planted neighborhoods.
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: 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 …
Sat., Feb. 17, 2018, 6 a.m.
Rapid development throughout Spokane County is galvanizing advocates of ponderosa pines. They want to find ways to preserve and replant urban forests as the region grows.
UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 27, 2017, 7:43 a.m.
Spokane for Honest Government fined $7,000 for campaign reporting violations in the 2015 city elections.
Wed., Oct. 4, 2017
The salaries of the new hires, which could bring the ranks of the Spokane Police Department to 325 commissioned officers, will be paid for through a combination of grant money …
Fri., Aug. 4, 2017, 5 a.m.
The mayor said this week he had continued concerns about the future costs of some of the covenants agreed to by the City Council last month. Spokane has already taken …
Wed., April 19, 2017
Despite some calls to leave the road there, mitigation and restoration are the right moves. A beloved natural area was illegally mutilated. Use of the road could cause further damage.
UPDATED: Tue., April 11, 2017, 12:35 p.m.
City Council asks Mayor Condon to cap overtime, enhance civilian oversight in negotiations with Spokane Police Guild
In a letter to Mayor David Condon agreed to Monday night, the Spokane City Council requested negotiations with the police union include caps on overtime hours and a more defined …
UPDATED: Mon., March 6, 2017, 10:56 p.m.
Under a new law, entering or staying in a car that isn’t yours would be a misdemeanor punishable by up to 90 days in jail or a $1,000 fine. The …
Wed., Aug. 24, 2016
Fortunately, a compromise was forged between the mayor and two councilmembers, Lori Kinnear and Breean Beggs, who asked for more time to bring in candidates. The mayor agreed to that …
Thu., Aug. 4, 2016, 11:06 a.m.
The public will have at least two chances to question police chief nominee Craig Meidl. The City Council will consider his appoitnment at its Aug. 22 meeting.
Tue., March 29, 2016, 2:33 p.m.
For the first time since the territorial government was led by Glovers and Cannons and Comstocks, a majority of women hold seats on the Spokane City Council. Also for the …
Sun., March 20, 2016, 4 a.m.
Q: What do you get when you cross the Spokane City Council with a herd of pachyderms? A: A pack-a-dorks.
Mon., March 14, 2016, 10:44 p.m.
A device used to control elephants will no longer be allowed to be used in Spokane. The Spokane City council voted 6-1 to prohibit the use of elephant hooks, Monday.
Fri., Oct. 23, 2015, 9:31 p.m.
The ballots are out, and candidates want your vote. But getting your vote can be a tricky proposition, so they try all kinds of methods. Pictures of them and their …
Wed., Oct. 21, 2015
Ken Briggs is the director of Spokane Valley Partners and a dedicated marathon runner. He suffered a sudden cardiac arrest less than a mile before the finishing line of his …
Tue., Oct. 13, 2015
Of two worthy candidates, Biel more likely to discourage Spokane City Council involvement in issues that draw attention away from priorities.
Thu., Oct. 8, 2015, 11 p.m.
Behind every Spokane City Council member is a legislative aide. The L.A.’s, as they call themselves, answer phones, handle schedules, do research and run interference for their elected bosses. The …
Wed., Aug. 5, 2015
Spokane Mayor David Condon had the best primary election night of his elected life Tuesday, but he acknowledged the lopsided vote wasn’t a cause for unbridled celebration. “We all know …