Stories tagged: lori kinnear
Sun., Nov. 24, 2019
Over the course of four years, there’s sure to be plenty for Mayor-elect Nadine Woodward and incoming Spokane City Council President Breean Beggs to disagree about. But the two politicians, …
UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 15, 2019
By winning his race for Spokane Council president, Breean Beggs will vacate his seat representing the South Hill district.
Mon., Nov. 11, 2019
Two council members are concerned with the lengths Mayor David Condon has gone to make the transition to a new mayor as seamless as possible, raising objections to his clearing …
Mon., Oct. 28, 2019
Aside from the record-breaking political spending and seemingly endless back-and-forths about homelessness, there are a whole host of issues that local candidates need to be knowledgeable about, and at the …
UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 27, 2019
A preview of the race between Tony Kiepe and incumbent Lori Kinnear to represent District 2 on the Spokane City Council.
UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 25, 2019
Homeless to be left in the cold as Condon, City Council trade jabs over lack of adequate shelter space
Mayor David Condon acknowledged that the city will not have adequate shelter space when cold weather hits this weekend. The Spokane City Council and mayor held dueling press conferences on …
Mon., Sept. 9, 2019
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
Browne’s Addition voters have approved a historic designation for their neighborhood.
UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 20, 2019
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Q: What do you get when you cross the Spokane City Council with a herd of pachyderms? A: A pack-a-dorks.