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  • Former resident sues Morning Star

    May 27, 2010 in City on Page A6 An Alaska man is suing Morning Star Boys’ Ranch, claiming that he was sexually abused nearly 30 years ago by the ranch’s former director, as well as by other residents. …

  • Lawyer refutes payoff claim

    Feb. 3, 2010 in City on Page A5 A former attorney for Morning Star Boys’ Ranch rebutted the testimony of a witness who said the ranch’s former director paid him to keep quiet about alleged abuse in the … 1

  • Witness says ranch knew of abuser

    Jan. 28, 2010 in City on Page A6 Attorneys for a former Morning Star Boys’ Ranch resident rested their civil case in Spokane County Superior Court on Wednesday after bringing to the stand an 84-year-old woman who testified … 2

  • Ranch’s standard of care criticized

    Jan. 27, 2010 in City on Page A6 For decades, Morning Star Boys’ Ranch was run entirely by its director, the Rev. Joseph Weitensteiner, without oversight by the board of directors, whose members were concerned more about property … 2