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Today on Inland Journal, our final conversation with David Condon while he serves as mayor of Spokane and a look at a new KSPS documentary that tells the story of three photographers who worked in Spokane and the Okanogan Valley during the early 20th century.

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Today on the Inland Journal podcast, our final conversation with David Condon while he serves as mayor of Spokane.

Condon is leaving after eight years. He was the first person to be re-elected to the office in more than 40 years.

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The vote count will continue tomorrow [Tuesday] in Spokane County as elections officials work through the last group of ballots.

One question still unanswered is whether the progressive majority on the Spokane City Council will continue to have the numbers needed to override vetoes by the new mayor.

For the last couple of years, six council members have voted as a group with the ability to advance proposals that split the council along ideological lines. And they’ve been able to override Mayor David Condon’s vetoes.

Inland Journal, Nov. 6, 2019: General Election Wrapup

Nov 6, 2019
Doug Nadvornick/SPR

Today on the Inland Journal podcast, we put a wrap on the 2019 municipal election for the city of Spokane and some of the other cities in Spokane County. We’ll hear who Spokane’s new mayor will be. We’ll hear about the city council president’s race where there isn’t yet a clear winner, and who will be sitting on the council next year. We’ll also look at results from Spokane Valley.

Nadine Woodward Appears To Be Spokane's Next Mayor

Nov 5, 2019

Nadine Woodward is apparently Spokane’s new mayor-elect. Woodward leads Ben Stuckart by a 52%-47% margin, with thousands more ballots to be counted.

Last night, Woodward said the voters wanted a change, and she intends to deliver that.

Spokane City General Election Results

Nov 5, 2019

Spokane City Election Results (I denotes incumbent):

MAYOR: Ben Stuckart 18,432 (47%); Nadine Woodward 20,263 (52%)

CITY COUNCIL PRESIDENT: Breean Beggs 18,372 (49%); Cindy Wendle 19,156 (51%)

Inland Journal, Oct. 10, 2019: Spokane Mayoral Candidate Nadine Woodward

Oct 10, 2019
Nadine Woodward campaign

Today on the Inland Journal podcast, the second of two conversations with Spokane’s mayoral candidates. Steve Jackson interviews retired broadcaster Nadine Woodward.

Woodward retired earlier this year after 28 years in television news in Spokane, first at KREM, then at KXLY. Shortly after she retired, she announced her candidacy for mayor.

Inland Journal, Oct. 9, 2019: Spokane Mayoral Candidate Ben Stuckart

Oct 9, 2019
Ben Stuckart campaign

Today on the Inland Journal podcast, the first of two conversations with Spokane’s mayoral candidates. We’ll hear today from City Council President Ben Stuckart.

Doug Nadvornick/SPR

One of the most important issues of Spokane’s 2019 mayoral and city council campaign was the sole focus of a candidate forum Thursday. The four candidates for the two elected positions in Spokane were there to answer questions from a packed house.

Today on the Inland Journal podcast, the results from Tuesday’s Spokane County election, including the city of Spokane’s mayor’s race and four city council races.
 
We start with the mayor’s race where retired television newscaster Nadine Woodward won the primary, winning more than 42% of the vote. Second place went to city council president Ben Stuckart, with more than 37%.

Mayoral Candidates Woodward, Stuckart To Face Off In November

Aug 6, 2019

Spokane city voters have chosen retired television newscaster Nadine Woodward and City Council President Ben Stuckart to face each other in November for the right to become the next mayor.

Ballots Due Tuesday For Washington's Primary Election

Aug 5, 2019

Tomorrow’s [Tuesday’s] primary election in Washington is focused mostly on local races, from city councils to school boards. There are two races where appointed legislators will try to win their seats for full teams.

It’s an unusual election in that major changes approved by the legislature this year are taking effect.

For example, in the past, people who wanted to vote in Washington needed to register at least a month before the election. But now that has all changed.

“Basically now, there are no deadlines," said Spokane County Auditor Vicky Dalton.

Today on Inland Journal (6 pm, KSFC), we spend an hour with the candidates for Spokane mayor. David Condon is leaving office, as mandated by the city charter, after two terms, and five people are in the running to replace him.

Nadine Woodward

Today on the Inland Journal podcast, our last mayoral candidate interview. Nadine Woodward has been part of our lives for the last 30 years as a television news broadcaster, first for KREM and later for KXLY. A few months ago, she retired from the news business and made the decision to enter politics. She sat down recently with Steve Jackson to talk about the issues she’s talking about as she campaigns.

Shawn Poole

Today on the Inland Journal podcast, for the last two weeks or so, we’ve featured interviews with candidates for Spokane city council. Now we’re back to the mayor’s race. Steve Jackson has talked with candidates Kelly Cruz, Jonathan Bingle and Ben Stuckart. You can hear their full interviews at the Spokane Public Radio website. Over our next two programs, we’ll hear from the final two candidates in the race. On Friday, Nadine Woodward and today, Shawn Poole.

City of Spokane/Ben Stuckart

Today on the Inland Journal podcast, Steve Jackson has the third in a series of interviews with Spokane mayoral candidates. He’ll talk with city council president Ben Stuckart.

Inland Journal, June 13, 2019: Spokane Mayoral Candidate Kelly Cruz

Jun 13, 2019
Kelly Cruz

Today on the Inland Journal podcast, my colleague Steve Jackson has the second in a group of interviews with Spokane mayoral candidates. On Wednesday’s podcast, he talked with Jonathan Bingle. Today he sits down with Kelly Cruz.

Jonathan Bingle

UPDATE [6/17, 4 pm]: Shawn Poole and Nadine Woodward have both agreed to be interviewed soon by Spokane Public Radio. We will post their full interviews as podcasts after those are recorded.

Today on the Inland Journal podcast, my colleague Steve Jackson begins a round of interviews with Spokane mayoral candidates. The next three programs will feature people running for the city’s highest office. Today, Jonathan Bingle.