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The Spokane Human Rights Commission has ruled that Mayor Jim West behaved inappropriately and violated community mores when he appointed a young gay man to the human rights body and then pressured him for sex. But the commission, whose chairman is a long-time West supporter, didn’t find that 24-year-old Ryan Oelrich was discriminated against and declined to call for West’s resignation, as Oelrich had requested in a complaint filed with the commission in May.

Karen Dorn Steele/Spokesman-Review here

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