Election 2019

Coverage of the 2019 Elections in Spokane and around the Inland Northwest region. 

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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.

Doug Nadvornick/SPR

Today on the Inland Journal podcast, we focus on a ballot measure submitted by the Spokane County Library District for the August 6 primary election. The district wants to adjust the level of the property tax levy that provides most of its funding. The district operates 11 libraries outside of the cities of Spokane and Liberty Lake, including two in Spokane Valley, and one each in Airway Heights, Cheney, Medical Lake and Deer Park.

Patrick Roewe is the district’s executive director.

Mike Fagan

Today on the Inland Journal podcast, we finish our Spokane city candidate interviews. Steve Jackson talks with one final candidate for Spokane city council president. Mike Fagan is near the end of his second term on the council as a representative from the Northeast district. In addition to his council duties, Fagan is co-director of a political action committee that advocates for lower taxes and hosts a radio talk show.

Breean Beggs

Today on the Inland Journal podcast, we go back to the candidate list for Spokane city council president. Steve Jackson has, so far, talked with two of the four candidates whose names will appear on the August 6 primary election ballot: Phillip Tyler and Cindy Wendle. Today, he sits down with Breean Beggs, a current city council member and attorney.

Cindy Wendle

Today on the Inland Journal podcast, we present another interview with a candidate for Spokane city council president. That’s the position that controls the legislative agenda of the city council. There are four candidates whose names will appear on the August 6 primary election ballot. Last time we talked with Phillip Tyler. Today, Steve Jackson meets with Cindy Wendle.

Phillip Tyler

Today on the Inland Journal podcast, we enter the homestretch of our conversations with the candidates for Spokane city offices whose names will appear on the August 6 primary election ballot. There are four candidates for council president, the seat now held by Ben Stuckart. Today Steve Jackson will begin our conversations with those candidates. First up, Phillip Tyler.

Jerrall Haynes

Today on the Inland Journal podcast, we talk with the seventh and final candidate in the Spokane city council race in the Northeast district. Mike Fagan will be leaving his seat and Jerrall Haynes is among the people who hope to replace him. Haynes has not run for the council before, but he is an elected official. Haynes is the vice chairman of the Spokane school board.

Liz Fleming

Today on the Inland Journal podcast, we’ll circle back to a Spokane city council race whose candidates we began talking with a few weeks ago. In the South district, the incumbent, Lori Kinnear, faces two opponents. We heard from her and one of those challengers, Tony Kiepe. Now, we talk with the third candidate in the race, Liz Fleming.

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.

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