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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 …


Spokane plans to manage its own emergencies, drop out of county agreement

The city of Spokane will launch a new, independent office of emergency management next year, leaving Spokane County and many of the smaller area governments to manage – and pay …


Up for debate: A closer look at claims, arguments Spokane’s mayoral candidates keep making

From Border Patrol to Boise, here’s a deeper look into some of the oft-discussed topics of debate.


Third-generation leader of multibillion-dollar real estate firm gives big in support of Nadine Woodward

Fritz Wolff, the scion of a multibillion-dollar real estate empire founded in Spokane Valley 70 years ago by his grandfather, is spending his personal wealth in a way not seen …


Ben Stuckart and Nadine Woodward on the issues

The Spokesman-Review asked Ben Stuckart and Nadine Woodward, Spokane’s candidates for mayor, a series of questions to learn their positions on important issues that may not make it to a …


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 18, 2019

Spokane’s response to homelessness dominates mayoral, city council president debate Tuesday night

Whether it was Nadine Woodward and Ben Stuckart for mayor, or Breean Beggs and Cindy Wendle for City Council president, candidates for public office laid out different plans for addressing …


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 16, 2019

New big contributions smash record for outside spending on Spokane elections

The race for Spokane mayor has been infused with significant cash since the beginning of the month, as outside political committees ramped up their spending power with three weeks to …


UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 13, 2019

Rob Curley: Hearing the candidates one more time before you vote, only this time with a little more discussion and a little less debate

There have been so many dang debates in Spokane this election season that it’s hard to tell whose heads are swimming the most: the candidates’, the voters’ or the journalists’. …


Woodward aims to use trust amassed over broadcast career to bring about change if elected Spokane mayor

Nadine Woodward has been hesitant to bring her political views into the nonpartisan race, declining to seek the endorsement of either political party. Instead, she’s argued that the election is …


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 11, 2019

‘Tent cities’ concept sparks debate between Woodward, Stuckart

“One idea that I’ve seen other cities do, and that is, like a tent city that is temporary during inclement weather,” mayoral candidate Nadine Woodward said during the Greater Spokane …


UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 6, 2019

Spokane mayor’s race: Ben Stuckart softens, Nadine Woodward attacks when going head-to-head

Contrary to his style on the dais during council meetings, Ben Stuckart has largely shrugged off or declined to respond to attacks from opponent Nadine Woodward as the two vie …


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 27, 2019

Online ads in support of Nadine Woodward deemed legal

Allegations against Nadine Woodward that her campaign violated advertising disclosure requirements were dismissed by the Public Disclosure Commission this week.


Gov. Jay Inslee endorses Ben Stuckart, while Nadine Woodward bolsters support among business, law enforcement groups

A range of groups, elected officials and defeated candidates are lining up behind the two candidates running for mayor of Spokane.


Nadine Woodward: Task force on homelessness and seven strategies to reduce it

After talking to our key, on-the-ground stakeholders about homelessness, I have developed a strategy to start turning our challenges into solutions.


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 20, 2019

Shawn Vestal: Realtors and other rich interests are pouring money into funds to back Nadine Woodward and other Spokane candidates

As special-interest money pours into local elections, do donors with $50 to contribute deserve 100 or even 1,000 times less free speech than the deep pockets? What about people without …


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 5, 2019

Spokane mayor, city council president hopefuls debate homeless issues at library forum

The candidates for mayor and city council president debated the city’s approach to homelessness at a forum at the Spokane Public Library on Thursday.