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WEDNESDAY, NOV. 25, 2015

Spokane City Council President Ben Stuckart, right, said he can’t trust Mayor David Condon, left, or members of his cabinet after being “lied to” about the handling of allegations of sexual harassment against former police Chief Frank Straub. (Colin Mulvany / The Spokesman-Review)

Stuckart: Mayor Condon lied about sexual harassment claim 209 

Spokane City Council President Ben Stuckart said he is “severely disappointed” in Mayor David Condon for the handling of allegations of sexual harassment against former police Chief Frank Straub, saying he can’t trust Condon or members of his cabinet after being “lied to.” Stuckart is “working on a draft of a letter with a very long list of questions” for Condon, part of which questions the timing of a records release this week, even though those records show that Condon knew in April the police chief had been accused of harassment.

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Man accused of grabbing girl in park pleads guilty 

A man accused of grabbing an 11-year-old girl at a park in Browne’s Addition in April pleaded guilty to a charge of unlawful imprisonment Wednesday even as he maintained his innocence. “I’m not guilty, but I’m going to plead guilty ...

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WSP needs help identifying injured pedestrian

The Washington State Patrol is asking for help identifying a seriously injured man who was hit by a car at Trent Avenue and Pines Road Tuesday evening. The WSP responded to the intersection just after 5:30 p.m. Tuesday on a ...

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Free and low-cost Thanksgiving meals available in many locations 

Wednesday Greater Spokane Meals on Wheels Thanksgiving Dinners - Community dinners for seniors age 60 and older will be served. In Spokane: 11 a.m., American Indian Center, 801 E. Second Ave., Suite 10; 11 a.m., Clareview South, 4827 S. Palouse Highway; 11 a.m., Corbin Senior Center, 827 W. Cleveland Ave.; 11 a.m., Canterbury Court, 1010 S. Rockwood Blvd.; 11 a.m., The Delaney, 242 W. Riverside Ave.; 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Emmanuel Presbyterian Church, 1926 W. Chelan Ave.; noon, Northeast (Hillyard) Community Center, 4001 N. Cook St. In Spokane Valley: 11 a.m., Appleway Court, 221 S. Farr Road; 11:30 a.m., Opportunity Presbyterian Church, 202 N. Pines Road; 11:30 a.m., Spokane Valley Senior Center, 2426 N. Discovery Road. There will also be dinner served on Thursday at 1 p.m., Christ Lutheran Church, 13009 E. Broadway Ave., Spokane Valley, and at 11:30 a.m., Talon Hills Senior Apartments, 25000 E. Hawkstone Loop, Liberty Lake; in Cheney at 11:30 a.m., Cheney Community Center, 2219 N. Sixth St.; in Deer Park at 11:30 a.m., Deer Park Senior Center, 316 E. Crawford St.; in Post Falls from 2-4 p.m. at St. George’s Catholic Church, 2010 N. Lucas St.; and in Coeur d’Alene from noon-2 p.m. at Lake City Center, 1916 Lakewood Drive, Coeur d’Alene. $3.50/suggested donation. (509) 924-6976.

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TUESDAY, NOV. 24, 2015

Canadian ombudsman finalist accepts job offer 35 

Raheel Humayun has accepted an offer to be Spokane’s next police ombudsman, bringing an end in sight to the nearly year-long vacancy in the city’s independent police oversight job. Humayun, a Canadian citizen who currently works as an investigator for ...

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Spokane comes together, gives away 7,500 Thanksgiving meals for Tom’s Turkey Drive 

The season’s first snow fell as a reminder: Winter is coming, and even at its coldest and hardest, there is beauty to see if you look hard enough. Outside of the Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena, thousands of people lined up for a bit of that beauty and the makings of a great free meal: a 12-pound turkey, 5 pounds of potatoes, 5 pounds of apples, canned goods, bread. Maybe a jug of milk.

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Extra Credit5 education reads found in the last 7 days

More education writing. This week covers imposter syndrome, (especially among high-achieving students of color) the five folk looking to run the Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (what a ...

Then and NowRemembering Hanford

The expansive nuclear reservation in Eastern Washington, where the federal government created radioactive material for the nuclear bomb at Nagasaki and for nuclear arms during the cold war, is now ...

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