Arrow-right Camera

Tags


Everything tagged


Sort by:

Stories tagged: Mayor Mary Verner


Thompson wants trial moved

The attorney representing Spokane police Officer Karl F. Thompson Jr. filed a motion Thursday asking a federal judge to move the upcoming trial because of “intense” media coverage and because …


Thompson attorney wants Zehm trial moved

The attorney representing Spokane Police Officer Karl F. Thompson Jr. filed a motion today asking a federal judge to move the upcoming Oct. 11 trial because of “intense” media coverage …


Nicks set to retire as chief steps down

The Spokane Police Department’s top two officers are on their way out, leaving city officials to find new leadership as they struggle with the continuing legal fallout surrounding the death …


Mayor promises review of Zehm case

A hastily arranged briefing by Spokane Mayor Mary Verner on Friday announcing her desire for a complete internal and external review of the Otto Zehm controversy turned into a platform …


Waste disposal costs to rise

Revisions in the contract for operating Spokane’s garbage incinerator would contribute to a proposed 10.2 percent increase in countywide garbage disposal costs. County commissioners directed their staff Wednesday to take …


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 …


City reconsiders Zehm strategy

The Spokane Police Department’s second-in-command believes an officer didn’t follow department policy in the fatal 2006 confrontation with Otto Zehm, contradicting his previous statements. That revelation prompted Spokane Mayor Mary …


Key players and contradictions

Use of force THEN: “The officers were definitely within the (department) policy. The officers used the lowest level of force possible.”


Fired detective files $10 million tort claim

Fired Spokane Police detective Jeff Harvey and his attorney filed a $10 million claim against the city Friday, calling his termination earlier in the week a retaliation for Harvey’s work …


Ticket-signing system jeopardizes Photo Red

A judge on Friday ruled against the city of Spokane in a decision that may invalidate the system by which traffic tickets are generated using controversial Photo Red cameras. The …


City may tap ‘Photo Red’ money for general fund

Spokane Mayor Mary Verner gave a preview Wednesday of a 2012 budget she says would be painless for residents who obey the law. Verner proposed to close a tentative $6.6 …


Shawn Vestal: Small, kind acts bring about greatness

Tony Antonucci knows it sounds corny. But he’d like us all to take a moment and do something nice for someone. Something simple. Soup for a neighbor. Help in the …


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.


AMR settles billing lawsuit

American Medical Response, Spokane’s ambulance service provider, agreed to pay back just under $1 million, plus interest, received as a result of overbilling more than 12,000 Spokane residents over six …


Agreement would halt police layoffs

Without disclosing the terms, Spokane Mayor Mary Verner announced late Friday that the Spokane Police Guild had reached a tentative agreement with the city that keeps 35 police officers from …


Police union, city reach deal to save officer jobs

Without disclosing the terms, Spokane Mayor Mary Verner announced late Friday that the Spokane Police Guild had reached a tentative agreement with the city that keeps 35 police officers from …


City plows hit the steets as snowfall continues

City crews spent Saturday clearing Spokane streets of snow, while some residents scurried to buy snow gear and others simply enjoyed building snowmen and sledding.


Mayor tries to stay upbeat amid tough economic times

Spokane Mayor Mary Verner accentuated the positive Monday in her annual state of the city speech to City Council. But the mayor choked up briefly when her speech hit on …


$20 tab tax could get OK without public vote

The Spokane City Council has pulled a proposal for tonight’s meeting that would have added a new vehicle license tab fee.Even though a new $20 tax on license plate tabs …


Federal court hears Zehm case beginning Monday

A trial that starts Monday in federal court is as much about the credibility of the Spokane Police Department as it is the officer charged with using excessive force and …


Judge refuses to dismiss lying charge against Thompson

Otto Zehm, U.S. District Judge Fred Van Sickle, Karl F. Thompson Jr., Assistant U.S. Attorney Tim Durkin, Carl Oreskovich, Mayor Mary Verner; Terry Ferguson; Mark Burbridge; Victor Boutros; U.S. Department …


NAACP leader urges action against racism

Spokane Mayor Mary Verner quoted Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and spoke of the city’s “long history” of standing against crimes based on race at a news conference Wednesday. City …


Florida firm gets bus bench contract

The apparent solution to Spokane’s bus bench controversy will be to send the money to Jupiter. As in Jupiter, Fla.


Wages & means

Jobs with great pay and excellent benefits can be hard to come by in a recession – but not necessarily at City Hall. The city of Spokane hasn’t stopped filling …


Spokane opts for watering education, not regulation

Connoisseurs of super-green lawns in Spokane can relax – the water police will not be out this summer.


Verner: Replace bus benches

Spokane needs to come up with a plan to replace the bus benches scattered around the city with a standard design and more sensible placement, Mayor Mary Verner said today.


Residence requirement proposed for judges

One of Spokane’s newly-appointed Municipal Court judges would be out of a job this fall under a new rule under consideration by the Spokane City Council. City Councilman Bob Apple …


Council weighing tax vote in March

Six months after rejecting Mayor Mary Verner’s plan to raise property taxes for a police evidence building, animal shelter and other requests, the Spokane City Council appears headed to endorse …


Verner withdraws municipal court pick

With one week until Spokane is required to open its new independent Municipal Court, opposition on the City Council has forced Mayor Mary Verner to withdraw her most experienced pick …