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  • Mayor pushes to resolve Zehm suit

    Spokane Mayor Mary Verner announced Tuesday that she is seeking “all courses of action” to resolve the civil case surrounding the city’s handling of the fatal 2006 confrontation between Spokane …


  • Medical expert: Officers caused Zehm’s death

    A medical expert hired by the Spokane police officer facing criminal charges over the fatal Otto Zehm confrontation is blaming other officers at the scene for causing the unarmed janitor’s …


  • Getting There: Spokane Falls Boulevard section reopening

    An east-west arterial link into downtown Spokane should reopen later this week as workers progress on an initial segment of the new Martin Luther King Jr. Way. Spokane Falls Boulevard …


  • Regional Solid Waste crews cleaned up Pittsburg Stairs

    Plenty of volunteers responded to South Hill resident Virginia Kanikeberg’s appeal for help to clean up the Pittsburg Trail after a story about the trail ran in last Thursday’s The …


  • Commissioner French touts fiscal health of Spokane County

    The state of Spokane County isn’t as bad as it might have been and things are looking up, county commission Chairman Al French said Friday. French told some 215 business …


  • Verner or not, garbage summit is a go

    Next week’s regional Solid Waste Summit will occur with or without Spokane participation, County Commission Chairman Al French announced Friday. The two-day gathering of local government officials throughout the county …


  • Bomb capable of lethal impact

    Lindsey Reiswig and her co-workers got the first indication something wasn’t right Monday morning when a Spokane police officer came by Auntie’s Bookstore and said they needed to clear the …


  • FBI: Bomb could have caused ‘multiple casualties’

    The abandoned backpack found Monday along the route of Spokane’s annual Martin Luther King Jr. march contained a bomb capable of inflicting “multiple casualties,” the FBI has confirmed.


  • City will recycle Christmas trees

    Undecorated Christmas trees will be picked up, chipped up and composted if Spokane residents put them out on garbage day.


  • Snow removal in shopping districts discussed

    When city plows battle the snow on the streets, it has to go somewhere; hence the snow and ice berms in the middle of downtown streets and along residential sidewalks …


  • Prosecutors consider mayor’s concessions request

    Another city union is voting on a plan that would meet Mayor Mary Verner’s request for concessions. The Spokane Prosecutors Association is considering a proposal that would eliminate its scheduled …


  • City expects to finish snowplowing today

    With no significant snowfall in the immediate forecast, Spokane city officials predicted Saturday that plowing of city streets would be completed today.


  • Officer acquitted of threat against wife is suing city

    A case that was settled in criminal court two years ago is still percolating in the Spokane Police Department, with a detective suing the city for defamation and his boss, …


  • Guild, city of Spokane spar over layoffs

    Spokane Police Guild leaders this week sent a strong message to Mayor Mary Verner: We dare you. In a letter received by Verner on Thursday, Guild President Ernie Wuthrich warned …


  • City Council meeting may have violated state law

    The Spokane City Council on Monday likely violated state law by meeting during an anthrax scare, which closed City Hall to the public. Firefighters and police were called to City …


  • Permitting perils sink Muzzy Mansion dream

    When Mike Schultz and Steven Sanford first laid eyes on the Muzzy Mansion, “it just sang to us,” Schultz said. Now, after more than three years, $70,000 in expenses and …


  • Firefighter placed on unpaid status

    Spokane firefighter Todd Chism was placed on unpaid layoff status Thursday pending the resolution of felony charges that he assaulted Washington State Patrol troopers in Stevens County last month. City …


  • City says Zehm 911 recording was mislabeled

    A woman describing Otto Zehm as “on something” to an emergency dispatcher can be heard on a video compilation released by police in October 2006, but not on an audio …


  • ‘WarrantFest’ allows residents to resolve legal problems

    Spokane residents sick of having outstanding misdemeanor warrants can to go court later this week and get those legal problems fixed. However, Spokane Municipal Court officials are not offering amnesty …


  • Zehm inquiry continuing

    More Spokane police officers could face criminal charges over the city’s handling of the fatal confrontation with unarmed janitor Otto Zehm, with newly filed court documents indicating a federal probe …


  • City, county paychecks unhurt by snow days

    As the snow of 2008 plowed into a new year, many residents faced road conditions that made it too dangerous to travel to work. Many side streets looked like impromptu …