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Jonathan Bingle: Smart investing by city can boost working families

Building a stronger Spokane will only happen if we support our working and middle class residents achieve economic opportunity and financial freedom.


UPDATED: Wed., June 26, 2019, 8:12 a.m.

Shawn Vestal: With first mayoral forum finished, Spokane voters deserve more to decide who should lead city

We need a mayoral contest of ideas and philosophies and proposals, one sharpened through debates, forums, interviews and other means to separate the candidates from stage management and sloganeering as …


UPDATED: Mon., June 10, 2019, 10:30 a.m.

Woodward leads in campaign money; Stuckart criticizes ‘push’ poll

Contributions for former television news anchor Nadine Woodward have hit six figures, making her the only mayoral candidate in the crowded field to reach that mark so far. Meanwhile, an …


Paul Turner: Maybe the next mayor candidate should come from a print newsroom

Just about every time someone mentions the possibility of a person with a TV news-reading background running for mayor of Spokane, I have the same thought.


UPDATED: Fri., April 13, 2018, 10:10 p.m.

Ben Stuckart re-enters campaign for Spokane mayor

Ben Stuckart is running for mayor. Again.


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 4, 2015, 11:26 p.m.

Council races suggest conservative/progressive split in city

Tuesday’s election results suggest the city political strongholds are shifting.


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 3, 2015, 10:59 p.m.

Condon, Stuckart keep top spots at Spokane City Hall

For the first time in more than four decades, Spokane voters have given a mayor a second chance. Mayor David Condon coasted to victory with 62 percent of the vote …


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 2, 2015, 10:28 p.m.

Doug Clark: Want to join me on Election Night to potentially witness history being made?

Doug Clark is looking for one or two political junkies to join him on the Clark Pundit Posse on Election Night.


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 31, 2015

Ballots are due Tuesday in Washington

General election ballots must be mailed or deposited in drop boxes by Tuesday in Washington. Voters go to the polls in Idaho.


Jim Kershner’s this day in history

From our archives, 100 years ago C.M. Fassett was named mayor of Spokane by unanimous vote of his fellow city commissioners. He would finish out the term of the former …


Doug Clark: Fire up the ovens, it’s time to (comedy) roast Mayor Condon

(First of a two-part series.) Overture. Curtains. Lights.


Doug Clark: Mayor David Condon gains little currency with coin

On Friday I set out on a downtown quest to determine the street value of Spokane’s newest mode of currency, the Condon Coin. Haven’t heard of the Condon Coin?


Mayor has brought changes to his office’s way of doing things

Change has come to Spokane City Hall courtesy of voters, who in November ousted Mayor Mary Verner from office in favor of David Condon. In his first 100 days as …


Condon family feud could trouble mayor

A family squabble could become a big headache for new Spokane Mayor David Condon. Two of Condon’s brothers, who formed a compost operation that has a $2 million city contract, …


Condon gala aids Chase foundation

Addressing the crowd at his inaugural ball, Spokane Mayor David Condon said he will strive to be like the popular mayor who led the city when he was a boy, …


Doug Clark: Mary, Mary, you’ve become quite contrary

Listen up, gang. I’m looking for volunteers to make cookies, cupcakes and zucchini bread for our first (and hopefully last) Mary Verner Bake Sale. We need to raise $140,000. That’s …


Spokane’s new mayor takes the reins

Now all David Condon has to do is wait. After a year of researching, campaigning, debating and fundraising in what some thought was a long-shot bid to become mayor of …


Verner looks back at trials, triumphs

Spokane Mayor Mary Verner will leave office at the end of the week as the city’s longest serving strong mayor of the four who have served in that capacity. But …


Closed meetings lead to resignation

The portion of the Mayor-elect David Condon’s transition team devoted to public safety has decided to keep its discussions confidential, leading one member to quit the group. Tim Connor, communications …


Condon transition team lists subcommittee members

The following is the full list of Mayor-elect David Condon’s transition team, which was announced late Thursday night. Theresa Sanders, who served as the city’s economic development director from 2007 …


Shogan aside draws protest

After years of frustration over Spokane City Council President Joe Shogan’s temper, a majority of council members for the first time this week engaged in a minor protest of Shogan’s …


It’s now Spokane Mayor-Elect Condon

David Condon, the former deputy chief of staff of Republican U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, claimed enough votes on Thursday to make any last-minute, shocking comeback by Mayor Mary Verner …


Doug Clark: Thank Mayor Bair for the one-term curse

Now comes that post-election moment for rationally minded pundits to scientifically pick apart how David Condon, a political upstart, made up a Goliath-size disadvantage to knock off a sitting Spokane …


Incumbents slide, try to explain shift

Many of those elected Tuesday to serve in Spokane City Hall were the most outspoken ahead of the election that Proposition 1 would doom the economy. But the same electorate …


Condon campaign donation scrutinized

The state Republican Party gave David Condon’s campaign for mayor $25,000 on Oct. 27. It’s easily the largest contribution to a Spokane candidate this year, and has supporters of Mayor …


Condon to open coffers for TV ad blitz

Spokane voters likely will have plenty of chances in the next few weeks to see David Condon on TV. The candidate who is challenging Spokane Mayor Mary Verner has spent …


Verner looking to limit burden

Spokane Mayor Mary Verner warned Monday that her budget for 2012 will focus on spending cuts rather than new taxes to help cover projected shortfalls. “We also must limit the …


Mayor renews water rate debate

The long summer debate over water rates in Spokane apparently will extend into the fall. Spokane Mayor Mary Verner this week promised to float a new proposal on water rates …


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 …