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  • Spokane Valley ex-firefighter sues over firing for religious emails

    A former Spokane Valley Fire Department firefighter fired for sending religious emails on the department’s email system has filed a lawsuit in Spokane County Superior Court in an attempt to …


  • Fired firefighter denied job reinstatement

    A Spokane Valley firefighter fired last year for repeatedly sending religious emails from his department account has been denied a request to get his job back. The vote Wednesday by …


  • Commission: Firefighter who misused email won’t get job back

    The Spokane Valley Fire Department’s Civil Service Commission denied a request by former Capt. Jon Sprague to get his job back after he was fired last year for sending religious …


  • Dismissed firefighter wants job back

    Former Spokane Valley Fire Department Capt. Jon Sprague tried to convince the department’s Civil Service Commission on Monday that he was improperly fired in October. Sprague was terminated after first …


  • Doug Clark: So begins Straub’s grace period

    Frank Straub has taken the oath to become Spokane’s new police chief, and already the department is running like a stolen Rolex. No innocent civilians have been shot, shocked or …


  • Private emails cost fire captain his job

    The Spokane Valley Fire Department on Monday fired a captain who continued to send religious emails from his department email account despite numerous orders to stop. Capt. Jon Sprague, who …


  • Firefighter faces suspension

    Spokane Valley Fire Department commissioners on Monday voted unanimously to suspend a firefighter without pay for two 24-hour shifts for continuing to use his department account to send religious emails …


  • Panel denies grievance by firefighters union

    The Spokane Valley Fire Department commissioners voted unanimously this week to deny a grievance filed by the firefighters union on behalf of Capt. Jon Sprague, who has been reprimanded for …


  • Faith emails cause conflict

    A firefighter is contesting discipline handed down by the Spokane Valley Fire Department for sending emails with religious content to other firefighters using the department’s email system. Capt. Jon Sprague …

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