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Recounts confirm returns; hand count still to come

Mike Allen’s lead over Richard Rush grew by three votes, to 91, on Wednesday after a recount in the Spokane City Council election for the city’s south district. But the …


Spokane Councilman Rush to pay for hand recount

Spokane City Councilman Richard Rush, who trails former Councilman Mike Allen by 88 votes, submitted a check Friday to the Spokane County Elections Office for $6,240 to pay for a …


Vote recount will test new machines

Spokane County election officials took advantage Thursday of an opportunity to test their vote-counting machines for free. The county Canvassing Board – Auditor Vicky Dalton, Commissioner Al French and County …


City Council seat rivals weigh in on issues

Candidates for Spokane City Council responded to 20 questions from The Spokesman-Review soon after filing to run for the office. Because only two candidates filed to run for the south …


Rush, Allen lock horns

As a member of the Spokane City Council, Richard Rush hasn’t been afraid of controversy. He led the charge to create the city’s new controversial water rates, and while others …


Q&A: Michael Allen, running for Spokane City Council seat representing South Spokane

Michael Allen gives his positions on taxes, libraries, streets and other issues facing the city in The Spokesman-Review’s Spokane City Council candidate questionnaire. Allen, a former city councilman, faces incumbent …


City adds hours for assistants

Spokane City Council members’ secretaries will make more money, getting an additional eight hours a week under a budget plan approved unanimously Monday evening. The council began hiring personal assistants …


City Council faces deadline on $4.3 million for YMCA

The $4.3 million question facing city leaders Monday isn’t whether to buy the old downtown YMCA. They purchased the 43-year-old building months ago.


Snyder clinches seat on council

Mike Allen conceded his Spokane City Council seat Thursday to magazine publisher Jon Snyder. Because Allen was appointed to his seat to fill a vacancy, Snyder will take office as …


Allen concedes council race to challenger

Incumbent Spokane City Councilman Mike Allen conceded Thursday in his reelection bid to magazine publisher Jon Snyder.


Council newcomers may join McLaughlin

Voters in two of Spokane’s three City Council districts appear to want change. The first results of Tuesday’s election showed Jon Snyder, publisher of Out There Monthly, with a 4 …


Spokane voters lean toward change in 2 council districts

Voters in two of Spokane’s three City Council districts appear to want change.


Following their campaigns’ cash

Heading into the final weekend before the election, Spokane City Council candidates have raised about $188,000 for their campaigns. That’s more than the $125,000 candidates raised in 2007 – when …


District 2 race a tight one

The fault line in the race for a City Council seat representing southern Spokane is at Palouse Highway and Regal Street. Last year, Councilman Mike Allen voted to change rules …


Our primary picks stand for Nov. 3 general vote

The commentaries below summarize endorsement positions taken by The Spokesman-Review’s editorial board before the Aug. 18 primary that remain applicable for the Nov. 3 general election. The full editorials can …


Facing a wave of opposition

One of the dominating issues in City Council races this year is one on which every candidate agrees. All six hopefuls for three City Council seats say they oppose the …


Audio: City Council candidates Mike Allen, Jon Snyder debate

Spokane City Councilman Mike Allen and his challenger in the 2009 election, Out There Monthly publisher Jon Snyder, joined reporter Jonathan Brunt in The Spokesman-Review newsroom Sept. 8 for an …


Voters decisive on council race, tax

Tuesday’s two Spokane City Council primary races yielded one landslide and one battle too close to call. Councilwoman Nancy McLaughlin easily topped a list of five challengers for her seat …


South Hill group bows out of fight against big retailers

A neighborhood vote this week smooths the way for the biggest retail center the South Hill has seen in decades, if not ever. The Southgate Neighborhood Council ended its long …


Council candidates split on global warming’s cause

Only four of the dozen candidates running for Spokane City Council say human activity contributes significantly to global warming. The rest – including two incumbents – question what has become …


Eugster to run for City Council

The City Council race in south Spokane went from zero candidates to two Friday, with the prospect of becoming the most interesting election on the municipal ballot this fall. Former …