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Northwest council seat filled by replacement now goes to voters, with four choices

When Steve Salvatori quit the Spokane City Council for work in Texas last year, some people clamored for his replacement to be in his mold: a business-minded, fiscally conservative government …


Stuckart action referred to city’s ethics panel

Spokane City Council President Ben Stuckart is the subject of a possible ethics violation for leaking what city officials call a “highly confidential email regarding a pending matter of litigation.” …


Spokane City Council members meet with candidates vying for open seat

Most people who win a seat on the Spokane City Council have to persuade thousands of people over the course of many months to vote for them. The candidates for …


Spokane City Council finalists lean liberal

Not even a year ago, Spokane City Council President Ben Stuckart was stymied by a conservative majority on the city’s legislative body on votes concerning tax issues, urban growth and …


Open Spokane council seat draws 22 applicants

Spokane’s first City Council president is among 22 people who submitted applications to fill a vacancy on the council. Rob Higgins, 66, served four terms on the council in the …


Open seat on Spokane City Council concerns conservatives

Republicans are worried that the liberal-leaning Spokane City Council soon could have a veto-proof supermajority and are pushing for a conservative appointment to the nonpartisan panel’s open seat. They argue …


Doug Clark: It’s time for Salvatori to sing lame-duck blues

Steve Salvatori announced his resignation from the Spokane City Council the other day. He’d love to stay, of course, but the poor guy must follow his business to Dallas, where …


UPDATED: Tue., May 27, 2014, 11:02 p.m.

Salvatori resigns Spokane City Council seat

Spokane City Councilman Steve Salvatori, a fiscal conservative and political ally of Mayor David Condon, is resigning his seat and moving to Texas.


Mayor David Condon fights judge’s ruling on fire appointments

Spokane Mayor David Condon is fighting for the power to hire more political appointees in the Fire Department even though a judge has said he can’t and the City Council …


Stuckart, Salvatori face ethics complaints

A pair of ethics complaints have been filed against Spokane City Council President Ben Stuckart and Councilman Steve Salvatori over sending taxpayer money initally allocated for a council assistant to …


City Council rejects advisory vote on full-time positions

A proposed advisory vote on whether Spokane should have a full-time City Council won’t be on the November ballot. A divided City Council blocked the idea Monday and put the …


Spokane neighborhood groups strive for urban renewal

The drizzle last week did nothing to discourage Grayson and Megan Bjork from one of their regular visits to the South Perry commercial district. The young couple, taking turns holding …


Council puts hold on additional projects like McDonald’s on Hamilton

Responding to community uproar over a planned McDonald’s drive-thru restaurant near Gonzaga University, the Spokane City Council this week imposed an emergency six-month moratorium on similar projects along Hamilton Street …


City Council considers traffic cameras for school zones

Motorists speeding through school zones could be the next target of Spokane’s push into automated traffic enforcement cameras. With statistics suggesting red-light cameras have helped improve safety at intersections, while …


Spokane City Councilman declines assistant, uses money for other programs

To Councilman Steve Salvatori, the homeless need a place to sleep more than he needs a full-time assistant. So, after a heated debate at the end of last year on …


City Council praises new 5-year police labor deal

City leaders appear ready to back a new labor contract for the Spokane’s police union.


Ben Stuckart allowed to assign Spokane City Council duties

Spokane City Council President Ben Stuckart will soon be handing out duties to the city’s six other council members. The Spokane City Council on Monday unanimously agreed to give Stuckart …


Stuckart proposes increased authority over city board appointments

With the council majority at his back, City Council President Ben Stuckart is proposing to reinstate rules giving him more authority over which council members serve on what boards. But …


Spokane proposal to end free parking on some holidays draws objections

The co-founders of Spokane’s Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration say a proposal from city leaders to start enforcing parking meters on the holiday indicates that officials consider the day …


Spokane City Council power shifts post-election

To the victors go the committee assignments. It may not sound exciting, but the first likely change in the new Spokane City Council as a result of Candace Mumm’s victory …


Vestal: Time for patience with Police Guild has passed

If Steve Salvatori is tilting at windmills, the whole city should join him in the tilt. Salvatori has lost patience with the quicksand of the city’s contract negotiations with the …


Councilman caught off guard by fire inspection of building he bought

A Spokane City Council member is facing off against the Spokane Fire Department over a requirement that he install expensive fire sprinklers in a building he bought earlier this year. …


Questions swirl around Spokane’s hiring of Kyle Twohig

Bill Meeks has gotten a lot of jobs in his life. He’s supervised the construction of bridges, been a city engineer in Indiana, was responsible for traffic engineering, maintenance planning …


Task force calls for restoring fire service on South Hill

A mayoral task force says Spokane should return first-response firefighting capability to a South Hill fire station. But Mayor David Condon doesn’t appear ready to take that advice just yet. …


Old building, bright future

The Buchanan Building in downtown Spokane will become the new home of Limelyte Technology Group, thanks to an innovative partnership between Limelyte’s CEO and a Spokane City Council member. Councilman …


Here’s the Dirt: GolfTec opens Spokane store

Randy Potter, a former Gonzaga University varsity golfer, has opened GolfTec Spokane at 1207 N. Washington.


Ombudsman power in the mail for vote

The Spokane City Council has tried several times over the past two decades to craft a police oversight system with teeth. Now it’s the citizens’ turn.


Spokane opts for SCRAPS contract

After 30 years, SpokAnimal will no longer serve as the city of Spokane’s animal control agency. The Spokane City Council voted unanimously Monday to approve a 20-year contract to join …


Former interim Spokane police chief placed on leave

News of a Spokane Police Department shake-up surprised Spokane city leaders. Officials have yet to release much information about what led police Chief Frank Straub to place the former interim …


Animal control to embark regionally

Spokane Valley’s expected decision to keep partnering with Spokane County to perform its animal control work has made the creation of a single regional animal control agency almost certain starting …