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Mayor-elect Woodward, City Council may find common ground on downtown policing

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

Beggs’ first job as council president is to fill his seat on council

By winning his race for Spokane Council president, Breean Beggs will vacate his seat representing the South Hill district.


Mayor Condon invites Nadine Woodward to settle in at City Hall; two council members object

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 …


Getting There: Council candidates Lori Kinnear, Tony Kiepe weigh in on street congestion, commuting

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

Kinnear and Kiepe seek South Hill seat on City Council

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 …


Spokane City Council committee to weigh in on homeless shelter search

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 takes historic vote, elects to become historic district

Browne’s Addition voters have approved a historic designation for their neighborhood.


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 20, 2019

Time running out on Browne’s Addition historic preservation vote

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

Study examining moving downtown Spokane police precinct delayed by City Council

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

Police give City Council input on downtown policing resolution

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

Spokane council members suggest moving police precinct back to heart of downtown

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 …


Two primary opponents to Lori Kinnear say they would provide a new voice to City Council

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 disagree on homelessness, affordable housing

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

Spokane leaders vote to increase tree canopy to 30% by 2030

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

City considers requiring businesses to update outdated heated sidewalks

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 hopes to grow tree canopy to 30 percent by 2030

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.


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 …


Officials ponder protections for ponderosa pines, Spokane’s official tree

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 campaign group backed by fire union given maximum fine for 2015 violations

Spokane for Honest Government fined $7,000 for campaign reporting violations in the 2015 city elections.


Mayor, City Council consider adding 10 Spokane police officers in 2018

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 …


Condon touts progress on environmental policies, chooses not to sign climate change ordinance

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 …


Restore High Drive bluff, seek answers

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

Spokane considers new misdemeanor penalty to combat car theft

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 …


Editorial: Calm prevails in police search

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 …


City Council to consider Meidl’s appointment as police chief, forums planned

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.


Gender could be more important majority in city, county government

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 …


Doug Clark: Elephants aren’t the Dumbos here in Spokane

Q: What do you get when you cross the Spokane City Council with a herd of pachyderms? A: A pack-a-dorks.