Election 2019

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

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Today on Inland Journal, a special one-hour program with two parts. In the second half hour, Mayor David Condon talks about the city’s criminal justice plans, especially with talks ongoing about a possible new Spokane County jail. And we talk about the state of the city’s infrastructure, with stormwater and streets projects ongoing.

But first, we meet with the three candidates for a city council seat representing south Spokane. Councilwoman Lori Kinnear is running for a second term and she’s challenged by two people.

Today on Inland Journal, we spend an hour with the candidates for a city council seat representing northwest Spokane. Councilwoman Karen Stratton is running for a second term and she’s challenged by five people. We’ll talk with four of them. Ken Side hasn’t answered our requests for an interview.

Today on Inland Journal, we spend an hour with the candidates for a city council seat representing northeast Spokane. Councilman Mike Fagan is leaving office, as mandated by the city charter, after two terms, and seven people are in the running to replace him.

Today on Inland Journal, we spend an hour with the candidates for Spokane city council president. Ben Stuckart is leaving office, as mandated by the city charter, after two terms, and running for mayor. Four people have filed to replace him.

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.

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