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UPDATED: Wed., April 25, 2018, 8:09 p.m.

Ethics Commission: Mayor David Condon honest in handling of Frank Straub questions

The final complaint targeting Mayor David Condon for his handling of the ouster of former Spokane Police Chief Frank Straub was unanimously dismissed by the city’s Ethics Commission on Wednesday, …


Ethics Commission revives complaint against Mayor David Condon stemming from Frank Straub dismissal

The panel has agreed to listen to arguments in a complaint made by former City Council President Joe Shogan, who has filed multiple allegations against Mayor Condon for dishonesty in …


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 15, 2017, 1:33 p.m.

Ethics commission to fine former Oregon governor $1,000

Former Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber has agreed with the state’s ethics commission to pay a $1,000 fine for failing to publicly declare a potential conflict of interest, and for being …


Ethics Commission again declines charges brought against Mayor Condon

Former City Council President Joe Shogan, whose ethics complaint against Mayor David Condon has now been dismissed twice by the city’s Ethics Commission, said he’ll refile one more time over …


Democrats, seeking credit for House ethics reversal, watch it go to Trump

Donald Trump’s ability to massage, manipulate, or completely upend the news cycle, which ended up flummoxing Democrats in 2016, emerged anew in the half-day furor over a change to the …


City hires Rick Romero to lead Spokane economic development initiative, skirting ethics ruling

Rick Romero will lead efforts to develop a citywide strategic plan for improving quality of life as a temporary seasonal worker. The designation limits the hours Romero can work on …


Mayor David Condon settles ethics complaint, says city will work to reform harassment policies

The Spokane chapter of the National Organization of Women reached an agreement with the mayor’s office calling for the formation of a new task force to address issues of sexual …


Ethics Commission wants to hear mayor’s testimony in Frank Straub ouster

Spokane Mayor David Condon will be asked to testify before the city’s Ethics Commission about his denial of harassment complaints against former Police Chief Frank Straub in a news conference …


City Ethics Commission defers decision on final complaint against Condon

A decision on the final ethics complaint remaining against Spokane Mayor David Condon in relation to former police Chief Frank Straub’s ouster was deferred until after Ethics Commission members meet …


Ethics complaint against Adam McDaniel dismissed

A complaint against Adam McDaniel has been dismissed by the Spokane Ethics Commission.


Shogan withdraws ethics complaint against mayor, citing ‘cone of silence’

Former Spokane City Council President Joe Shogan has withdrawn his ethics complaint against Mayor David Condon, saying a “cone of silence is settling over the city and the City Council.”


Third ethics complaint filed against Mayor David Condon

A third ethics complaint has been filed against Spokane Mayor David Condon for “dishonesty” regarding how he handled accusations of sexual harassment against former police Chief Frank Straub and Straub’s …


Top city administrator fined $75 for ethics violation

Spokane Mayor David Condon’s top administrator has acknowledged violating the city ethics code rule barring dishonesty. At issue are answers given by Spokane City Administrator Theresa Sanders and city spokesman …


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 28, 2015, 10:06 p.m.

Mayor’s top staff rebut claims of dishonesty during ouster of former Police Chief Frank Straub

Theresa Sanders and Brian Coddington shot back this week against claims they were dishonest during Frank Straub’s ouster, saying an ethics complaint is politically motivated and frivolous.


Campaign fliers are mum on author

Dozens if not hundreds of fliers left on cars and doorsteps against Spokane City Councilwoman Nancy McLaughlin’s campaign for state Senate could violate state disclosure law. The black-and-white fliers that …


Ethics commission group almost done with research

BOISE – When Mitch Toryanski was a West Point cadet, the definition of ethics was clear: A cadet will not lie, cheat, steal, nor tolerate those who do. The penalty …


Democrats to unveil new ethics panel bill

BOISE – Idaho is one of just nine states with no independent ethics commission, but that may soon change. Democrats in the Idaho Legislature will unveil a new ethics commission …


Idaho Legislative leaders speak in favor of ethics oversight

BOISE – Idaho legislative leaders from both parties say they favor stronger ethics laws for Idaho lawmakers this year. House Speaker Lawerence Denney, R-Midvale, who in the past has single-handedly …