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Chad Sokol

Chad Sokol

Chad Sokol joined The Spokesman-Review in 2015. He is a reporter for the City Desk covering higher education and county government.
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WEDNESDAY, NOV. 14, 2018

Pullman police release video showing 2017 arrest of former Cougars cornerback

UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 15, 2018, 10:37 a.m.

Treshon Broughton, who graduated from WSU last year after two seasons as a cornerback on the school’s football team, was arrested inside Bob’s Corner Market on Feb. 18, 2017, in view of more than a dozen other patrons of the convenience store. During the incident, he pulled away from officers as they tried to subdue him with a neck hold and other maneuvers. One officer ultimately deployed a Taser into Broughton’s back while another officer held him on the floor.

MONDAY, NOV. 12, 2018

SUNDAY, NOV. 11, 2018

FRIDAY, NOV. 9, 2018

THURSDAY, NOV. 8, 2018

TUESDAY, NOV. 6, 2018

MONDAY, NOV. 5, 2018

Former Cougars cornerback accuses Pullman police of excessive force in 2017 arrest

Treshon Broughton, who graduated from Washington State University last year after two seasons as a cornerback, claims the officers repeatedly struck his head and inappropriately deployed a Taser into his back. He also claims the officers violated his due-process rights and “intentionally misrepresented events” to support charges against him, which were later dismissed.

National Weather Service predicts cooldown in Spokane

An unseasonably warm weekend in Spokane is expected to give way to cooler temperatures throughout this week, with a slight chance of rain on Tuesday and Wednesday and some snow on mountain passes across the region.

FRIDAY, NOV. 2, 2018

Avista, BNSF join list of donors seeking refunds from Shea campaign

UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 2, 2018, 8:17 p.m.

Avista Corp. and the BNSF Railway Co. on Friday joined the list of organizations requesting refunds from state Rep. Matt Shea’s re-election campaign. Both companies this year donated $2,000 to Shea’s campaign, the maximum allowed under state law. They want that money back now that the Spokane Valley Republican is under fire for distributing a document titled “Biblical Basis for War,” which spells out how a “Holy Army” should punish those who flout “biblical law.”

THURSDAY, NOV. 1, 2018

AT&T, Washington Realtors seek Shea campaign refunds over ‘Biblical Basis for War’ manifesto

UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 2, 2018, 11:18 a.m.

Two more organizations demanded money back from state Rep. Matt Shea’s re-election campaign on Thursday, while others denounced his rhetoric and said they would not support him in future elections. The latest controversy surrounding the Spokane Valley Republican also garnered national media attention, and his Democratic opponent reported a last-minute burst of small campaign donations from across the country.

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 31, 2018

At least one of Rep. Matt Shea’s campaign donors wants money back

UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 1, 2018, 6:09 p.m.

The political arm of the Northwest Credit Union Association, which represents 180 credit unions in Washington, Oregon and Idaho, gave $1,000 to Shea’s campaign this year but recently asked the campaign to return the money. On Tuesday, a spokeswoman told Spokane Public Radio the association had reviewed Shea’s social media activity and determined “his beliefs do not reflect the views and values of our organization, member credit unions or customers.”

TUESDAY, OCT. 30, 2018

MONDAY, OCT. 29, 2018

FRIDAY, OCT. 26, 2018

Former KREM reporter, Democratic strategist says she warned Twitter about Florida bomb suspect

UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 26, 2018, 9:49 p.m.

A former KREM reporter-turned-Democratic strategist says she warned Twitter two weeks ago about Cesar Sayoc, the Florida man now accused of mailing pipe bombs to more than a dozen prominent Democrats other public figures. Rochelle Ritchie worked for the Spokane news station from 2007 to 2009 and now makes regular appearances on Fox News as a Democratic strategist.

Rep. Matt Shea takes credit, criticism for document titled ‘Biblical Basis for War’

UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 31, 2018, 11:43 a.m.

Washington state Rep. Matt Shea acknowledged Wednesday he had distributed a four-page manifesto titled “Biblical Basis for War,” which describes the Christian god as a “warrior,” details the composition and strategies of a “Holy Army” and condemns abortion and same-sex marriage. After the document was leaked online Tuesday, the Spokane Valley Republican insisted he was not promoting violence and that the message had been taken out of context.

THURSDAY, OCT. 25, 2018

TUESDAY, OCT. 23, 2018