Stories tagged: employee
Sun., Aug. 27, 2017, 7 a.m.
State’s maritime labor on course toward retirement cliff
The marine workforce in Washington state – which includes sailors, engineers, captains and other workers on everything from tugboats to shipping vessels – is headed for a mass retirement.
Wed., March 29, 2017, 3:27 p.m.
Ivanka Trump to become official White House employee
Ivanka Trump is officially joining her father’s administration as an unpaid employee, after her plans to serve in a more informal capacity were questioned by ethics experts.
Sat., Feb. 4, 2017
Bipartisan effort could make paid family leave a reality
After annual efforts to pass paid family leave legislation that actually pays,
Sat., April 19, 1997
Dibartolo Loses Job As Deputy Sheriff Goldman Fires Murder Suspect For Unspecified Violations Of Department Rules
Spokane County Sheriff John Goldman fired Deputy Tom DiBartolo on Friday. DiBartolo, an 18-year member of the Sheriff’s Department, is accused of killing his wife last November.
Mon., April 14, 1997
State Investigates Two Nurses At County Jail Supervisor Reprimanded Three Times Since ‘94; $1,600 Spent To Teach Staff How To Get Along
State health officials are investigating complaints against two of the eight nurses who work at the Spokane County Jail, one of them the medical unit supervisor. Registered nurse Pamela L. …
Sat., Feb. 15, 1997
Fair Director Threatened With Ouster Official Told To Respond To Allegations Or Face Termination
A Spokane Interstate Fair manager who was reprimanded in 1994 and suspended for five days last year is in trouble again. This time, operations manager Jim Cotter may lose his …
Fri., Oct. 18, 1996
Risk Manager In Trouble Again County Official Faces Discipline On Sexual Harassment Charge; Was Suspended Last Spring
A Spokane County administrator who was suspended for misconduct five months ago is facing discipline again, this time for sexual harassment. Risk Manager Claude Cox is accused of making sexual …
Wed., Aug. 7, 1996
Fired State Worker Has County Job Again ‘Prejudiced’ Hiring In January Led To Suspension Of Official; New Job Again Pays $2,560 A Month, Through End Of Year
A temporary worker whose last job with Spokane County sparked allegations of cronyism started a new county job this week. Terry Hentges’ first job was as an “extra help” safety …
Sun., April 14, 1996
Fired State Inspector Gets County Job Cronyism Suspected After Friend Hires Man Ousted For Gross Misconduct, Negligence
Whistleblower Bob Clayton
Thu., June 15, 1995
Two New Principals Are Minorities
Spokane School District 81 named two new principals Wednesday. Both men are minorities. Albert Fein, now principal at an elementary school in Monroe, Wash., will succeed Gloria Morris at Lincoln …
Fri., May 5, 1995
Dad Fired On Take Our Daughters To Work Day
Marisa Means expected to see how her father made his living on Take Our Daughters to Work Day. Instead, he got fired and the two of them were escorted from …
Fri., April 28, 1995
Kootenai Sheriff Shuffles Staff Retirements Spur Transfers, Promotions For Nine Deputies
With at least nine officers receiving promotions or transfers, Kootenai County Sheriff Pierce Clegg announced Thursday the biggest department staff change since he took office in 1989. The shuffle began …
Thu., April 27, 1995
East Valley Searching For Minority Applicants To Broaden Diversity The District Has Six Native American, Three Asian And Three Hispanic Teachers, But No African-American Teachers.
East Valley School District has been successful in hiring female administrators in recent years, but employing minorities is still a struggle. “I would beg, borrow and steal if I could …
Wed., April 26, 1995
County Eliminates 64 Unfilled Positions
Spokane County Commissioners eliminated 64 county positions Tuesday without firing a soul. The positions, which Commissioner Steve Hasson called “bogus,” were approved by commissioners over the years but never filled …
Wed., March 8, 1995
Judge Sides With Sweetser Over Firings Prosecutor Had Authority To Fire Deputies, Even If It Was A Political Decision
Spokane County Prosecuting Attorney Jim Sweetser had authority to fire two deputy prosecutors, even if it was a political decision, a judge ruled Tuesday. “There are a certain limited number …
Fri., Feb. 24, 1995
Prosecutors Take The Stand In Job Fight Fired Deputies Say Sweetser Made Workplace Hostile
Recent turmoil and back-stabbing in the Spokane County prosecutor’s office spilled into the courtroom this week with tales of spying, namecalling and door-slamming. Two fired deputy prosecutors took the witness …