Stories tagged: Bob Dunn
UPDATED: Tue., June 6, 2017, 11:11 p.m.
Judge orders city of Spokane to restore water service to Fairways Golf Course
Superior Court Judge Michael Price on Tuesday agreed with an attorney representing Fairways Golf Course and issued an order demanding the city of Spokane restore water service “forthwith” to the …
UPDATED: Tue., May 30, 2017, 10:32 p.m.
Spokane shuts off water to Fairways Golf Course amid long-standing rate dispute
The city of Spokane shut off the water Tuesday to the Fairways Golf Course in the middle of a years-long dispute regarding unpaid bills and a brewing legal fight over …
UPDATED: Fri., April 14, 2017, 10:11 p.m.
City parks issued permission to cut trees for golf course, but officials say not for road cut across South Hill bluff
The contractor who bulldozed the road through city parkland along High Drive Bluff provided documents Friday that his attorney says show he obtained a permit on Jan. 20 from the …
Thu., Oct. 27, 2016, 4:33 p.m.
Court rejects payment to business in future path of North-South Freeway; attorney Bob Dunn plans appeal
Tapio Center loses appeal seeking early payment for freeway construction.
Wed., April 13, 2016, 2:30 p.m.
Witness lists provide look into Straub investigation
Two witness lists for the ongoing Spokane City Hall investigation into the firing of former police Chief Frank Straub have shed some light into the inquiry, but the inner workings …
Mon., April 4, 2016, 4:52 p.m.
City Hall investigator says critics of the process are ‘uninformed’
The former federal prosecutor examining the firing of police Chief Frank Straub is pushing back against accusations that her investigation of Spokane City Hall is flawed.
Mon., Feb. 1, 2016, 12:41 p.m.
Ex-police spokeswoman at center of sexual harassment scandal resigns
Former police spokeswoman Monique Cotton resigns, cites ‘toxic environment’ at Spokane City Hall.
Tue., Dec. 1, 2015, 10:16 p.m.
Straub attorney questions motivation of police union officer in chief’s ouster
The attorney representing ousted police Chief Frank Straub, Mary Schultz, said Tuesday the relationship between former police spokeswoman Monique Cotton and police Lt. Mark Griffiths has been unexamined by the …
Thu., Aug. 28, 2014
Thoma, former Spokane police officer, loses final claim for damages
A Spokane police officer fired in 2009 after a hit-and-run, drunken driving arrest lost his final claim for damages against the city Tuesday, though his attorney has vowed to appeal. …
Sun., June 22, 2014
Former Sterling Financial CEO suing for discrimination
Heidi Stanley, who for two decades helped build Sterling Financial into a Northwest banking powerhouse and rose to chief executive officer, accuses two subordinates of leveraging her struggle with breast …
Thu., June 12, 2014
Judge dismisses Tapio lawsuit against WSDOT
Owners of a prominent business center say the long delay in finishing the North Spokane Corridor has cost them millions. But the claim made in a lawsuit by the owners …
Fri., Feb. 21, 2014
City won’t settle suit with Spokane police officer fired after driving drunk
Two years after the Spokane City Council said “hell no” to a deal offering a job and back pay to fired police Sgt. Brad Thoma, the city is headed for …
Sun., Oct. 13, 2013
Doug Clark: Knuckles aren’t the only thing brass about Kevin Smathers
The plot sickens: We’ve got this Spokane fire captain, Kevin Smathers, who supposedly kept illegal brass knuckles in his city vehicle and stored city-issued firearms in his personal safe.
Thu., Oct. 10, 2013
Terminated fire captain files $2.5 million claim against city
The city of Spokane terminated a veteran fire captain last month for threatening a lower-ranking official who reported he kept brass knuckles in a city vehicle and stored city-issued guns …
Mon., July 22, 2013, 3:26 p.m.
Fired director sues Spokane Civic Theatre
The fired executive artistic director of the Spokane Civic Theatre is filing a $2 million lawsuit against the theater’s board and three of its members this afternoon.
Thu., July 18, 2013
Fired Civic leader received high marks
Only three weeks before the Spokane Civic Theatre fired its artistic director, its board gave her a $7,000 bonus and said in her annual evaluation that the theater’s record-setting ticket …
Wed., July 17, 2013, 6:13 p.m.
Fired Civic Theater leader got bonus for “hard work”
Only a month before the Spokane Civic Theatre fired its artistic director, its board gave her a $7,000 bonus and said in her annual evaluation that the theater’s record-setting ticket …
Wed., June 26, 2013
Police officers feared Scott Stephens’ intent
When fellow police officers heard Assistant Chief Scott Stephens say he wanted to “go home and get a rifle” after hearing of his impending demotion last December, they feared it …
Sat., April 27, 2013
City settles with Stephens
Spokane taxpayers would pay Assistant Police Chief Scott Stephens $190,000 under a settlement announced Friday in which he would leave the department after he was singled out for demotion and …
Wed., March 6, 2013
Vestal: Stephens’ demotion puts police at crossroads again
Will the Scott Stephens debacle take us to a new ring of hell with regard to the city and the cops? Will it carry us from the age of the …
UPDATED: Tue., March 5, 2013, 3:28 p.m.
Lawyer: City wrongly feared Assistant Chief Stephens posed workplace threat
The decision to place Assistant Spokane Police Chief Scott Stephens on paid administrative leave more than two months ago was based on erroneous assertions that he’d become so upset over …
Tue., March 5, 2013
Independent investigator hired in Stephens inquiry
Ten weeks after placing assistant Spokane police Chief Scott Stephens on paid leave, city leaders say they will start an investigation into the “circumstances” that led to his removal from …
Sun., Oct. 14, 2012
Council to weigh payout to fired, rehired detective
The Spokane City Council on Monday will consider paying a fired and rehired police detective $350,000. Former police Chief Anne Kirkpatrick fired Detective Jeff Harvey in July 2011, citing what …
Thu., Sept. 20, 2012
Downtown business group fires president
The leader of downtown Spokane’s main business organization was fired Tuesday, less than a year after starting the job. The Downtown Spokane Partnership Board voted Tuesday evening to terminate its …
Tue., Sept. 18, 2012
Downtown group may fire leader
Less than a year on the job, the leader of a downtown organization that collects about $1 million each year from downtown property owners and tenants is in danger of …
Thu., July 19, 2012
MAC wants Rodgers to return
Three months after firing its director, the Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture board wants him back. The MAC board voted 11-3 Wednesday to ask Forrest B. Rodgers to return …
Wed., July 4, 2012
MAC board meets over Rodgers lawsuit
The embattled board of the Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture got an earful Tuesday from museum supporters as the board president vowed to resolve a lawsuit filed last week …
Fri., June 22, 2012
New members could change MAC board’s stance on dispute
Four new members of the Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture board could shift how the museum resolves its dispute with its terminated leader. The new president of the board, …
Fri., June 15, 2012
Rodgers rejects MAC offer of two months pay
The terminated director of the Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture has declined an offer to go away quietly. Last week, an attorney representing the MAC board offered the museum’s …
Thu., June 7, 2012
Troopers in Chism case not punished
The two Washington State Patrol troopers whose botched child pornography investigation cost taxpayers $2.4 million have been transferred off a sex crimes unit but have not faced any discipline for …