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Portland mayor places police chief on paid leave

The Portland mayor has placed Portland police Chief Larry O’Dea on paid administrative leave after information emerged that the chief may have misled an investigator about his involvement in an …


London’s new mayor says he’ll be voice of city, not just Muslims

In the 100 hours since he became London’s first Muslim mayor, Sadiq Khan has tussled with Donald Trump, forged a bond with his Paris counterpart, visited a Holocaust memorial and …


Gary Crooks: Want to elect police chief?

Would you rather keep the current way of hiring a police chief, or would you rather the position be subject to direct election?


In Spokane 100 years ago: The curse of the one-term mayor goes back aways

Apparently, the reelection of a Spokane mayor was already considered a rare event in 1915.


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 3, 2015

Re-elected Spokane Mayor Condon must refocus on police accountability

Spokane’s next mayor needs to be willing to break china, not protect the teacups. To focus fiercely on the problems of police accountability, not spin and election braggadocio.


Airway Heights Council asks mayor to resign following Facebook post

The Airway Heights City Council has asked Mayor Patrick Rushing to resign after he allegedly posted racist comments to his personal Facebook page. However, Rushing is refusing to resign, claiming …


Spokane Valley Mayor Tom Towey will step down after two terms

Spokane Valley Mayor Tom Towey has been counting down the number of City Council meetings he has left for several weeks, but that doesn’t mean he’s eager to leave his …


Post Falls mayor to retire at end of term

Post Falls Mayor Clay Larkin announced Monday that he will not seek re-election and will retire at the end of his current term.


Condon team big on ideas – and jargon

If you were hoping that Mayor David Condon would “manage” the city more effectively, take heart. His transition team’s report this week was spectacularly managerial: It was full to the …


Doug Clark: Hopefully, Condon won’t stop the insanity

First real day on the job and Mayor David Condon makes noises about fulfilling his campaign promise to restore the public’s faith in the Spokane Police Department. Folks, I’m worried.


An open door requires not coming unhinged

In politics, everyone’s for openness – for accountability, for transparency – until they get a good dose of it. Then, more often than not, they climb into a bunker, start …


Doug Clark: Condon, put your pull where your rhetoric was

We’re still weeks away from that familiar moment when Spokane’s next one-term mayor will slide behind the desk in that spiffy City Hall office with a view. Although quite frankly, …


Mayor’s race highlights water, police choices

If the results of the August primary are any sign, Spokane voters liked what they saw from Mary Verner during her first 45 months in office. Characterizing herself as even-keel …


Verner’s winning margin unrivaled for sitting mayor

In Spokane, where voters routinely chew up and spit out their chief elected officials after one term, Mayor Mary Verner’s primary win Tuesday was rare. But to finish with nearly …


Doug Clark: Mayor race yields losers, worse losers

The primary is past tense. The shocking election results are (mostly) in. In capturing a whopping 59.9 percent of the vote Tuesday night, incumbent Mary Verner is making the most …


Ballot questions clarify, change City Charter

When Spokane ballots arrive in the mail this week, the largest chunk of paper will be filled with a series of questions that have received little attention. In May, the …


Clark: Debate evinces need for clean political environment

DOUG’S MAYORAL DEBATE DIARY … Tuesday, 5:46 p.m. – I’m walking west on Main with a spring in my step. That’s because I’m headed to the Community Building where a …


‘Interesting, challenging’ year for Valley mayor

Ten minutes after Tom Towey took his seat as a new Spokane Valley City Council member on Jan. 5, 2010, he was elected mayor. The year since has been a …


‘Interesting and challenging’

Ten minutes after Tom Towey took his seat as a new Spokane Valley City Council member on Jan. 5, 2010, he was elected mayor. The year since has been a …


Clark: Has Mayor Verner tamed Spokane’s restless heart?

Let me be first to congratulate Mary Verner on capturing the title of – Tah-Daaah! – Spokane’s “Longest Strongest” mayor. Call her Mayor Long Strong, for short.


New law puts limits on giving to candidates

OLYMPIA – With little fanfare last week, Gov. Chris Gregoire signed a bill that could force a big change in Spokane politics. Senate Bill 6344 could cut the tendons of …


Mayor Towey takes helm

Ten minutes after beginning his first meeting as a new member of the Spokane Valley City Council, Tom Towey was elected mayor. That set off a month of frantic activity …


Trulove up for second tour

Cheney will have a new mayor at the start of 2010. Tom Trulove will take the office after a 1,167 to 573 victory over Mayor Allan Gainer in the Nov. …


Former Post Falls mayor, 97, dies

A former mayor of Post Falls died Thursday night at age 97. Francis Wilhelm served one term, from 1976 to 1980, and lived in the city most of his life. …


Plan to go green has some seeing red

Citing fears of meddling by the United Nations and concern over increased government spending, some Spokane City Council members are opposing suggestions from a local task force that wants to …


Jack Geraghty

Personal: Age 63 … raised in Spokane … owner, Jack Geraghty and Associates public relations consulting firm … former president, Alliance Pacific Inc. … served two years in Army, four …


Let Me Finish, Geraghty Asks Politely

Jack Geraghty


Tensed Mayor ‘Madder Than Hell’ And A Lot Of His Constituents Aren’t Going To Take It Anymore

In this town of 90 people, Mayor Ed Dohrman rails at the city clerk and curses constituents at public meetings. A group of Tensed voters says their two-year mayor is …