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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 …


Inauguration of Nadine Woodward to take center stage at U.S. Pavilion on Monday

The former longtime TV news anchor will officially succeed Mayor David Condon on Monday, with an inauguration ceremony and reception planned at the signature attraction of Riverfront Park beginning at …


Woodward’s New Year’s resolutions: move police precinct, solve homelessness and heal council rift

In part due to her choice to retain top leaders across multiple city departments, Mayor-elect Nadine Woodward and other city leaders are confident her transition into office will be a …


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 18, 2019

Woodward taps Ephrata city official to lead Spokane City Hall

“I love the fact that he’s got this dual perspective of running the city, but also serving on the council, as we move forward to open the lines of communication …


UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 16, 2019

Supreme Court won’t hear appeal in case that requires cities to have shelter space available to ban homeless camping

The U.S. Supreme Court declined Monday to hear an appeal of the 2018 lower court decision setting limits on cities’ ability to enforce laws against camping in city streets and …


Shawn Vestal: Stats show crime continues to fall in Spokane, whatever people ‘feel’ about it

In June, as the election campaign was grinding into life, the city’s CompStat crime-reporting system showed that the number of crimes reported citywide were trending downward from the previous year. …


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, …


Without a team yet in place, Woodward makes nontraditional transition to mayor’s office

Mayor-elect Nadine Woodward was a self-described nontraditional candidate. Now, the former TV News anchor-turned city leader is running a nontraditional transition.


Shawn Vestal: Beggs will play crucial role after supposed change election idles

After all that time, all that argument and all that Realtor money, the landscape at City Hall will be strikingly similar to the one we’ve had for eight years. Given …


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 …


Nadine Woodward campaigned on change, but her victory was about cementing status quo

After declaring victory on election night, mayor-elect Nadine Woodward pledged to “represent the change that voters wanted.” But her success could just as easily be said to illustrate the change …


Editorial: Transportation, city leadership should be priorities in election aftermath

Washington voters last week handily


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 7, 2019

Races for Spokane council, council president narrow

The gap between candidates for Spokane City Council president was cut by more than half after additional ballots were counted on Thursday, indicating the race will go down to the …


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 7, 2019

Spokane delays opening of warming shelter near Browne’s Addition to Nov. 22

Organizers and city staff had hoped the building would be ready for occupancy at the end of this week or early next week, but a news release Thursday said additional …


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 6, 2019

Tight Spokane races stay that way after more votes are counted, remain too close to call

County elections officials offered an updated tally of the votes on Wednesday that was good news for those held a lead after the initial results rolled in on Tuesday.


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 6, 2019

Woodward plans for transition to mayor’s office; Condon pledges support

Though election results are not yet final, Nadine Woodward is forging ahead with transition plans after her opponent, City Council President Ben Stuckart, conceded on Tuesday night.


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 6, 2019

Shawn Vestal: Stuckart explains decision to quickly concede mayor’s race as observers left stunned

“I’ve had people asking me, ‘Why did you concede?’ ” Stuckart said. “Because it’s mathematically impossible for me to win. Barring a miracle, I lost.” Still, the decision took a …


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 6, 2019

Woodward claims victory in race for mayor

Nadine Woodward, a former TV anchor in her first run for public office, claimed victory Tuesday night in the race for Spokane mayor.


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 4, 2019

Analysis: Candidates for Spokane’s mayor have taken confusing, but understandable postures. So does either one have the advantage?

Tuesday’s election features a candidate running pretty much as the incumbent mayor, though he isn’t the incumbent mayor, against an opponent who for the most part concedes that she’s running …


Fuse justifies lie as way to show Woodward not being transparent

Political group that questions Nadine Woodward’s honesty had someone lie about their presidential support in an effort to get her to say she voted for Donald Trump.


As economies grow, so does homelessness in cities like Spokane, evidence suggests

Like other cities in the West, homelessness in Spokane has risen even as the economy has grown.


UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 28, 2019

Realtors boost already big spending on four Spokane candidates, including Nadine Woodward

With a week to go before city elections, the money race in Spokane is gathering speed.


Tangled relationship between Spokane firefighters, Stuckart continues in mayor’s race

If $118,000 says anything, it’s that the firefighters of Spokane have a stake in this year’s municipal elections, particularly in the mayor’s race.


Stuckart backs warming center plan, while Woodward questions city’s planning

In a city election cycle that has featured homelessness as its central issue, the impact on voters of Spokane’s latest plan to address homelessness remains to be seen, as ballots …