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UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 26, 2020

Spokane City Administrator Wes Crago resigns

Spokane City Administrator Wes Crago abruptly resigned this week, less than a year after Mayor Nadine Woodward picked him as the top nonelected official at City Hall .


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 6, 2020

‘Setting the context for the conversation’: Spokane City Council, mayor agree on approach to police reform

The Spokane City Council and Mayor Nadine Woodward pledged Thursday to embark on a community-centered conversation on police reform.



Nadine Woodward details homeless services, shelter vision

The outline presented by Woodward to the Spokane City Council includes plans for regional collaboration with Spokane County and Spokane Valley. In addition to an emergency shelter, the city is …


UPDATED: Mon., June 29, 2020

Commissioners pitch Spokane as site for new Space Force Command

Spokane has joined several other communities vying to host the command center of the newest branch of the armed forces – the U.S. Space Force.


UPDATED: Fri., June 26, 2020

Mayor, Spokane county commissioners change tune on moving to Phase 3

Spokane County Commissioners and Mayor Nadine Woodward are no longer advocating for the county to move to Phase 3, after case counts have exploded and hospitalizations have doubled in the …


UPDATED: Tue., June 16, 2020

Black Spokane residents are 5 times more likely to be arrested, new data show

Over the course of a year, a Black person in Spokane is over five times more likely to be arrested by Spokane police than a white person, according to a …


UPDATED: Thu., June 11, 2020

Elected officials condemn ‘armed vigilantes’ attending Spokane protests

In a scathing rebuke on Thursday, numerous local elected officials condemned the armed citizens who have stood guard outside businesses during Spokane’s recent protests.


UPDATED: Mon., June 1, 2020

Local leaders ask for protesters’ message not to be lost as community addresses looting and violence

Leaders in local government and the Black community in Spokane thanked protestors who demonstrated peacefully Sunday afternoon, and condemned violence and looting.


UPDATED: Sat., May 30, 2020

Spokane city leaders release joint statement on George Floyd

Three Spokane leaders released a statement late Saturday, saying they grieve for the loss of George Floyd, the man who died in the custody of Minneapolis police.


UPDATED: Thu., May 28, 2020

‘We don’t want to risk going backwards’: Woodward urges Spokane residents to take virus precautions

Spokane Mayor Nadine Woodward implored Gov. Jay Inslee and the state Department of Health to allow the county to enter Phase 2 of the reopening plan. Now that it’s entered …


UPDATED: Wed., May 6, 2020

Woodward: Inslee wants no new cases for 3 weeks before allowing Spokane County to jump ahead

Inslee told Spokane Mayor Nadine Woodward and several local elected officials during a conference call Tuesday afternoon that he would only allow a county to move from phase one of …


UPDATED: Thu., April 23, 2020

Spokane leaders want independent, regional plan to reopen. And they want to know if you agree.

The city launched a poll on Tuesday that asks Spokane residents to weigh in on the social distancing measures taken to stem the flow of the virus, and how and …


UPDATED: Mon., April 20, 2020

From journalism to Spokane City Hall: Leaders say free press is ‘vital’ during a pandemic

Mayor Nadine Woodward and City Councilwomen Candace Mumm and Lori Kinnear have all worked in newsrooms, and say that while the press can be imperfect, it’s a necessary outlet for …


UPDATED: Thu., April 9, 2020

Woodward reflects on personal impact, community response to coronavirus in S-R forum

Just a few months into office, Mayor Nadine Woodward has been tasked with leading the city’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. But it’s taken a personal toll, as well.


‘This will pull our communities together’: Woodward sees tough first 100 days optimistically

Today marks 100 days in office for Woodward, a longtime television news anchor elected mayor on a campaign that promised to address concerns, now seemingly distant, of downtown crime and …


Spokane mayor – a former TV news anchor – turns to video to reach out during pandemic

For more than two decades, Spokane residents were accustomed to Nadine Woodward in front of a camera, reading the day’s news and sharing local stories as a television news anchor. …


UPDATED: Fri., March 20, 2020

Downtown Spokane library could become temporary homeless shelter, mayor says

The downtown Spokane Public Library is the first of several sites officials are working to identify as a potential temporary shelter for people experiencing homelessness.


Inaugural Women Helping Women Week aims to bring attention to issues women face in Spokane

The runners captured midstride in Riverfront Park’s iconic work of public art will look a little different after Tuesday morning.


UPDATED: Wed., March 4, 2020

Woodward to sign health facility noise protections spurred by Planned Parenthood protests

Mayor Nadine Woodward plans to sign new protections for health care facilities into city law, while The Church at Planned Parenthood mulls potential litigation.


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 28, 2020

Former contractor of city homeless shelters says organization was falsely accused of wrongdoing

The Guardians Foundation is accusing the founder of Jewels Helping Hands of lying to Spokane city officials about witnessing sexual activity between patrons and employees of its warming center last …


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 28, 2020

City to review homeless services contracts following controversies

The city of Spokane will commission a third-party investigation of its department that oversees funding of housing and homeless services.


UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 24, 2020

Mayor Woodward announces new downtown Spokane police precinct at Wall and Riverside

The new precinct will open inside the former Umpqua Bank Building at Riverside Avenue and Wall Street.


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 14, 2020

With downtown library set to temporarily close, officials celebrate its future

City leaders gathered at the downtown library on Friday to celebrate its looming transformation into a modern community pillar that melds the offerings of a traditional public library with future-focused …


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 7, 2020

Homelessness, housing needs at center of Woodward’s 2020 plans

Mayor Nadine Woodward pledged Friday to provide a “path toward self-sufficiency” for the homeless while addressing the concerns of downtown businesses and residents affected by its side effects.


New Councilman Cathcart wants community policing in his district

Mayor Nadine Woodward is moving quickly to identify and open a new downtown police precinct focused on community-oriented law enforcement, with more officers patrolling on foot and bike. New City …


Mayor Nadine Woodward asks for patience as she works with providers to tackle homelessness

As both candidate and mayor, Nadine Woodward has signaled that “a hand up, not a hand out,” will be her guiding philosophy. But how Woodward will translate that slogan into …


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 14, 2020

Woodward taps former city spokesman Brian Coddington, county budget director Tonya Wallace

If confirmed by the City Council, Brian Coddington, who worked for more than five years under Mayor David Condon, will return as the city’s director of communications and marketing, and …


Shawn Vestal: Ceremonial gestures aside, honesty will make or break new City Hall relationships

What will make or break the relationship at City Hall – and what broke the last one – isn’t what happens when everyone’s looking. It’s what happens when no one …


UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 30, 2019

Nadine Woodward sworn in as Spokane’s mayor

Longtime Spokane television news anchor Nadine Woodward was sworn in as the city’s 45th mayor on Monday in a ceremony at the U.S. Pavilion at Riverfront Park, its netting illuminated …