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UPDATED: Fri., June 15, 2018, 9:32 p.m.

Appellate court upholds dismissal of former Police Chief Frank Straub’s lawsuit against city

A three-member panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Friday that city officials didn’t wrongfully terminate Frank Straub as chief of police in 2015. Straub’s attorney is …


UPDATED: Sat., June 9, 2018, 10:14 p.m.

Federal judge: Spokane’s handling of former police Chief Frank Straub’s dismissal ‘a hot mess’

Hearing oral arguments in an appeal of the former police Chief Frank Straub’s wrongful termination lawsuit against the city on Friday, Judge Jay Bybee said officials bungled the dismissal that …


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 22, 2017, 11:02 p.m.

Justice Department settles gender discrimination suit with former Spokane prosecutor for $225,000

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 …


Spokane’s ex-police Chief Frank Straub resigned, wasn’t fired, judge rules

An appeal of Judge Thomas O. Rice’s ruling from the bench Wednesday morning is likely, Straub’s attorney Mary Schultz said.


Straub attorney questions motivation of police union officer in chief’s ouster

The attorney representing ousted police Chief Frank Straub, Mary Schultz, said Tuesday the relationship between former police spokeswoman Monique Cotton and police Lt. Mark Griffiths has been unexamined by the …


Kalispel Tribe crafts deal for country club

The Kalispel Tribe is poised to buy the Spokane Country Club for more than $3 million, according to a last-minute deal reached Thursday. At least two bidders were prepared to …


Spokane Country Club could be headed for sale

The Spokane Country Club could be sold to settle its multimillion bankruptcy case as dozens of members quit and business slows in the aftermath of a gender discrimination verdict. The …


Injunction against Spokane Country Club takes on deep-rooted gender discrimination

First, the Spokane Country Club was ordered to pay around a half-million dollars for discriminating against its women members. Then, after spending hundreds of thousands of dollars defending the traditions …


Vestal: Case could impact country clubs across nation

Drusilla Hieber and Nancy Van Noy played golf on July 23, 2008. Or, in Hieber’s words, they “had the audacity to play golf” on July 23, 2008.


Sheriff’s detective cleared of using excessive force

A jury Wednesday exonerated a Spokane County sheriff’s detective who has been the subject of several excessive force complaints. The jury found unanimously for Spokane County in a case that …


Jury exonerates sheriff’s detective

A jury today exonerated a Spokane County Sheriff’s detective who has been the subject of several excessive force complaints. The jury found unanimously for Spokane County in a case that …


Civil trial over use of Taser begins

A Spokane County sheriff’s detective who has been the subject of a number of use-of-force complaints appeared in court Tuesday, the first day in a civil trial brought by a …


Civil trial begins over deputy’s use of Taser

A Spokane County Sheriff’s detective who has been the subject of a number of use-of-force complaints appeared in court Tuesday as a civil trial began by a man who claimed …


Country club bias alleged

When a Spokane businesswoman joined the Spokane Country Club nine years ago, she drew curious looks when she played in a members-only tournament dominated by men. The next year, she …


More patients ready to testify

With the malpractice trial of Dr. Patrick Collins going into its sixth week Monday, the question of whether additional patients can testify who say they also were harmed by the …