Three years after eliminating the question about criminal history from applications for jobs at City Hall, lawmakers are proposing a measure that would extend to all employers within city limits. Supporters say the measure eliminates a debilitating hurdle for those leaving jail and looking for employment, but some lawmakers and officials are wary about how the city law would co-exist with efforts currently underway in Olympia.
Two sexually violent predators from Spokane may not be getting new court hearings to seek their freedom after appellate judges sided with the state of Washington over when it can submit mental evaluations of the inmates.
Sheriff George L. Reid declared that two county commissioners played a “most contemptible trick” on him. They asked him to go along with them on a tour of warehouses where food is stored, to discuss plans for placing guards around them. The commissioners, Charles R. Howard and W.H. McVay, told the sheriff to meet them at 8 a.m.
A missing 73-year-old man was found dead Tuesday night off Highway 3 near the Kootenai and Benewah County border, according to the Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office. Robert R. Westbrook, who was reported missing Thursday afternoon, apparently drove off the roadway and crashed his vehicle 50 feet down an embankment.
Aaron Brown grabbed box after box full of 12-pound turkeys, apples, bread, stuffing, canned goods and milk from a towering pallet. It was taller than him, and it was raining, but his smile was infectious and it was easily spreading.
Dr. Mary Swartz, a Spokane “pioneer midwife,” was facing criminal charges for performing “an illegal operation” which resulted in the death of a 17-year-old girl. However, Dr. Swartz was nowhere to be found.
Fern T. Littlecalf, jailed on three counts of second-degree kidnapping, had what police describe as an extensive network of fake names and aliases, all working together for one goal: to kidnap a 6-month-old child from his mother.