Stories tagged: Department of Justice
Sat., Jan. 19, 2019, 4:15 p.m.
During the longest-ever government shutdown, the federal judiciary has remained open, allowing the wheels of justice to keep turning in most criminal cases. But many civil cases have come to …
Tue., Jan. 15, 2019, 4:34 p.m.
The Justice Department late Monday issued a legal opinion that could further restrict online gambling even as some states have been moving to embrace it – a restriction long sought …
Wed., Oct. 17, 2018, 5 a.m.
The Spokane Police Department released a final report on a years-long police reform initiative in partnership with the Department of Justice.
UPDATED: Thu., June 21, 2018, 8:40 p.m.
About 500 of the more than 2,300 children separated from their families at the border have been reunited since May, a senior Trump administration official said Thursday, as confusion mounted …
UPDATED: Wed., June 13, 2018, 10:12 p.m.
A three-month, nationwide law enforcement effort dubbed “Operation Broken Heart” led to the arrests of more than 2,300 people suspected of sexually abusing children and dealing in child pornography, authorities …
Fri., June 8, 2018, 8:37 a.m.
A former Hanford Nuclear Reservation contractor has reached a settlement with the U.S. Department of Justice in a lawsuit involving millions of dollars in contracts intended for small businesses.
UPDATED: Tue., May 1, 2018, 4:16 p.m.
Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein is defending himself following a report that some House Republicans have drafted articles of impeachment against him.
Mon., April 16, 2018, 9:51 a.m.
No settlement agreement between a former Hanford contractor and the U.S. Department of Justice was filed in federal court by a Friday deadline.
UPDATED: Tue., March 20, 2018, 7:34 p.m.
The U.S. Department of Justice has refused to release its report on the Spokane Police Department’s reforms after a public records request and appeal by The Spokesman-Review.
UPDATED: Mon., March 12, 2018, 8:51 p.m.
In a move that could allow the storied Bunker Hill Mine in Kellogg to reopen, the federal government has settled a longstanding Superfund lawsuit against its owner.
Thu., Feb. 15, 2018, 1:48 p.m.
Colorado’s Republican U.S. senator will stop blocking nominees for some Justice Department jobs over concerns about the marijuana industry, saying Thursday that federal officials have shown good faith in recent …
UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 2, 2018, 7:46 p.m.
House Republicans on Friday released a bitterly disputed, formerly highly classified memo that they say shows surveillance abuses in the early stages of the FBI’s investigation into the Trump election …
UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 6, 2018, 12:13 p.m.
This week’s announcement that the U.S. Department of Justice would lift its hands-off approach to states that legalized marijuana shocked many in the industry who have been trying to go …
Tue., Jan. 2, 2018, 8:18 a.m.
President Donald Trump accused the Justice Department Tuesday of being part of the “deep state” and urged prosecution against a top aide to former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and …
Fri., Oct. 13, 2017, 1:13 p.m.
Seattle’s police department no longer regularly violates the constitutional rights of the city’s residents and should be found in initial compliance with its 2012 agreement to change its ways, the …
Wed., Sept. 20, 2017
Shawn Vestal: Feds retreat from police reforms leaves Spokane without confirmation of major progress
Trump administration’s retreat from police reform efforts leaves Spokane without a final grade on its yearslong changes regarding transparency, oversight and community relations.
Tue., Sept. 12, 2017, 2:49 p.m.
The U.S. Department of Justice won’t bring federal charges against six police officers involved in the arrest and in-custody death of Freddie Gray, a young black man whose death touched …
Tue., May 16, 2017, 3:11 p.m.
Executives of the most popular tuna brands in the U.S. – Chicken of the Sea, Bumble Bee and StarKist – conspired regularly to keep prices high for consumers with a …
Fri., May 12, 2017
Shawn Vestal: Department of Justice review of Spokane Police Department has prompted changes the community can embrace
In big, broad ways, there is reason to feel proud of Spokane on this front: We have evolved from the city that sued and blamed the family of Otto Zehm …
UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 23, 2017, 10:31 p.m.
Amid fears of federal marijuana crackdown, state attorney general vows to ‘defend the will of Washington voters’
Washington officials say they’re prepared to wage a legal battle if the Trump administration tries to shut down the state’s booming recreational marijuana industry.
UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 22, 2017, 11:02 p.m.
The U.S. Department of Justice agreed Wednesday to pay $225,000 to settle a lawsuit brought by a female former prosecutor in what her attorney said was one of the largest …
Wed., Aug. 17, 2016
Elected officials need to know that shaping police policy for an electoral advantage undermines police expertise and is an overreach that can have devastating consequences
Thu., July 21, 2016, 10:32 a.m.
Federal regulators are suing to stop two major health insurance mergers because they say the deals will increase health care costs for Americans and lower the quality of care they …
Wed., June 29, 2016, 7:05 p.m.
The Department of Justice and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau fined Mississippi-based BancorpSouth $10.6 million, alleging the bank deliberately discriminated against minorities in its lending practices.
Tue., May 17, 2016, 3:53 p.m.
The Spokane Police Department will have an extra six months to work with the Department of Justice on proposed changes to use of force policies and procedures.
Thu., May 12, 2016, 5:05 p.m.
The U.S. Justice Department is supporting the right of criminal defendants to sue Idaho over inadequate public defense in a case that involves two North Idaho prosecutions. Attorney General Loretta …
Fri., March 25, 2016, 10:46 a.m.
Apple wants a judge to delay government demands for data from a locked iPhone in a Brooklyn drug case while the FBI sees if it can get contents from a …
Wed., March 16, 2016, 6 p.m.
With the 10th anniversary of the beating of Otto Zehm upon us, it’s time to thank some of the unsung heroes who kept him from dying in obscurity.
Wed., March 9, 2016, 9:11 p.m.
About 100 people showed up to a community forum hosted by the city of Spokane Wednesday to talk about race relations and the Spokane Police Department.
Fri., Feb. 13, 2015
When police Chief Frank Straub steps before the Spokane Use of Force Commission for the final time today, he will have a lot to report. But if he had to …