Stories tagged: Mayor
UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 16, 2019, 7:38 a.m.
Mayor of Harrison, Idaho, resigns, citing fears for family’s safety and disagreement over development
Kayleen Walker, who’s served as mayor of the small vacation town of roughly 200 people since 2017, resigned Aug. 6 after vandalism of her home near downtown. Walker said she …
UPDATED: Wed., June 26, 2019, 8:11 a.m.
All five candidates for mayor shared a stage for the first time Tuesday, disagreeing on homelessness, affordable housing and how to improve safety downtown.
Sun., June 23, 2019, 3:24 p.m.
The opposition candidate for mayor of Istanbul has celebrated a landmark win in a repeat election that ended weeks of political tension and broke the long hold President Recep Tayyip …
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: Tue., May 21, 2019, 1:50 p.m.
Spokane Public School students will soon have a way to use many of the city’s free services, regardless of what neighborhood they live in after the Spokane City Council approved …
UPDATED: Thu., May 16, 2019, 6:53 a.m.
Mayor David Condon’s veto of an ordinance to keep city hall open to the public will be one of a handful of instances the mayor objected to a council proposal, …
UPDATED: Wed., April 24, 2019, 9:29 p.m.
Andy Rathbun drops out of mayor’s race to run for Spokane City Council, but there are still 8 people running for mayor
One of the most vocal critics of his opponents, Andy Rathbun, has withdrawn from the mayor’s race to run for City Council, saying he may not have the name recognition …
Thu., April 18, 2019, 5 a.m.
Spokane firefighter and mayor candidate reprimanded for engaging in campaign activities while on duty
Spokane firefighter and mayoral candidate Shawn Poole was reprimanded by the city last fall for using images of city property in campaign materials, posting information he learned through his work …
UPDATED: Mon., April 8, 2019, 12:12 p.m.
Collective bargaining transparency, income tax ban sought by pro-business group at Spokane City Council
The Spokane City Council on Monday will hear two initiatives submitted by Better Spokane, a fiscally conservative group that supports business-friendly political candidates. One would prevent the city from enacting …
Wed., April 3, 2019, 5 a.m.
The popular Spokane newsman parlayed a 13-year stint at the local ABC affiliate into a successful bid for Spokane mayor, where he oversaw city operations moving into the old Montgomery …
UPDATED: Tue., April 2, 2019, 8:07 p.m.
Former federal prosecutor Lori Lightfoot easily won the Chicago mayor’s race Tuesday, earning support from every part of the city to defeat a longtime political insider and become the first …
Thu., March 14, 2019, 7:53 p.m.
The mayor of the central Washington state town of Wapato says someone left a decapitated goat in front of her home last month in an escalating bid to intimidate her.
UPDATED: Thu., March 7, 2019, 10:16 p.m.
Just a week after retiring from KXLY, longtime anchor Nadine Woodward said she may run for Spokane mayor.
Sun., March 3, 2019, 3:23 p.m.
The mayor of Middleton, Idaho, is reportedly in jail under arrest on a charge of domestic battery. No bail was set and he will remain in custody until he is …
Tue., Dec. 11, 2018, 8:30 a.m.
The mayor of Lapwai was the victim of a fatal crash that occurred near the south entrance of the Clearwater River Casino & Lodge Monday afternoon.
UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 15, 2018, 10:55 p.m.
The City Council of Republic, Washington is mulling legislation to countermand from state and national laws that limit Second Amendment gun rights, including the recently passed Initiative 1639.
Mon., Nov. 5, 2018, 8 a.m.
A Utah mayor who was also a Utah Army National Guard major training commandos in Afghanistan was fatally shot by one of his Afghan trainees, officials said Sunday.
UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 16, 2018, 6:53 p.m.
Chance the Rapper isn’t going to be Chance the Mayor anytime soon. The Chicago native set off a round of speculation Monday with a tweet that stoked long-circulating rumors that …
Thu., Oct. 11, 2018, 1:15 p.m.
A Massachusetts mayor who was first elected at age 23 was charged Thursday with using investments in a company he formed as his “own personal ATM” to enjoy casinos and …
UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 2, 2018, 3:51 p.m.
The mayor of a small town in southern Italy that became a model for immigrant integration was placed under house arrest Tuesday for allegedly aiding illegal immigration, a move that …
Tue., Sept. 18, 2018, 10:30 a.m.
Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan’s budget proposal for 2019 and 2020, unveiled Monday, would boost the city’s overall spending by about $300 million next year.
Tue., Sept. 4, 2018, 1 p.m.
In a surprise announcement, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel said Tuesday that he would abandon his effort to seek a third term next year but gave no reason for his sudden …
Tue., July 24, 2018, 12:30 p.m.
King County sheriff’s detectives are investigating the alleged assault of Burien Mayor Jimmy Matta as a possible hate crime after he reported being attacked Saturday night by an unidentified man …
UPDATED: Thu., July 12, 2018, 7:51 p.m.
A judge has granted a temporary restraining order to the former mayor of Wapato in the latest manifestation of a back-and-forth tussle between him and his successor.
UPDATED: Wed., May 30, 2018, 8:35 p.m.
Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan said Wednesday she wants to get hundreds more homeless people into tiny houses, emergency shelters and other safe housing over the next 90 days.
Mon., May 7, 2018, 11:31 a.m.
Mayor Jenny Durkan is facing a homeless crisis, residents and business owners questioning Seattle’s spending, and City Council members pushing a tax on large employers that would raise $75 million …
Wed., March 7, 2018, 12:53 p.m.
New York City’s mayor said a driver with a history of seizures who fatally struck two children, including the daughter of an acclaimed Broadway actress, never should have been behind …
UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 28, 2018, 3:32 p.m.
A top immigration official said Wednesday that about 800 people living illegally in Northern California were able to avoid arrest because of a weekend warning that Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf …
UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 16, 2018, 9:50 p.m.
Delvonn Heckard, the Kent, Washington, man who sued Seattle Mayor Ed Murray last year on allegations of sexual abuse decades ago – prompting other accusations to come to light, leading …
Wed., Jan. 17, 2018, 8:25 a.m.
Mayor Jenny Durkan wants to use $11 million in proceeds from the expected sale of a city-owned property to fund new rental assistance and short-term housing options for the homeless.