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Spokane City Council Candidates Debate the Issues

Nov 2, 2017

Inland Journal for November 2, 2017

This week on Inland Journal:

    ▪    A special hour-long edition. We will broadcast a series of short debates with the candidates for three Spokane city council seats. This forum was originally broadcast by KSPS Public Television. We will hear Tim Benn and Kate Burke, the two candidates for a soon-to-be-open seat in the Northeast district; South district incumbent Breean Beggs and his challenger Andy Dunau; and Councilwoman Candace Mumm and her Northwest district challenger, Matthew Howes.

Spokane Public Radio

Two candidates are competing for a spot on the Spokane Public Schools board of directors.

The incumbent, Mike Wiser, has been on the board for six months. He was named to replace Bob Douthitt, who resigned before his term expired.  Wiser works for Community Health Association of Spokane (CHAS) as a strategic planner.

His challenger, Jennifer Thomas, did business development and brand planning, most recently on the Jonah Project, a non-profit organization that aims to end sexual slavery in the Spokane area.

Washington State Advisory Votes Explained

Oct 30, 2017

For the first time since the 1980s Washington voters will not be deciding a statewide initiative during the November general election. That  means more attention has been put onto three statewide measures that might ordinarily get little or no attention.

Beggs, Dunau Compete for Spokane City Council Seat

Oct 26, 2017
Doug Nadvornick/SPR

Breean Beggs is running to retain his South Spokane city council seat; his challenger is Andy Dunau.

Spokane Judicial Candidates Vie for a Spot on the Bench

Oct 26, 2017
Doug Nadvornick/SPR

There’s one race for judge on the Spokane County ballot this election season. Superior Court Judge Tony Hazel is trying to keep his seat. The governor appointed Hazel to the bench in late April after the death of Judge Sam Cozza. Hazel is challenged by county public defender Jocelyn Cook.