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Sunday, January 20, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Act Opened The Door On Politics

State lawmakers adopted Washington’s Open Public Meetings Act in 1971. The act forced state and local governing bodies to hold most of their debates in public. Before, they only voted …


The Buck Stops Where? Closed-Door Meetings Keep Public In The Dark

Taxpayers never will know how much they’re paying to cover the Bonner County commissioners’ bungled elimination of the county building department. The commissioners spent days this year secretly negotiating with …


Girls Get Apology For Strip Search

After a week of conflicting accounts of the search of 30 middle school girls, police and administrators acknowledged some girls were told to drop their panties in the hunt for …


Oregon Strip-Search Case Turned Over To State Police Mcminnville Parents Angered Over Incident At Middle School

Amid an uproar from parents, Oregon State Police investigators began looking into allegations Tuesday that 30 Duniway Middle School girls were strip-searched. Police have denied there was a full strip …


You Need A President But Want A Saint

I have been following the “Clinton in Crisis” on television and just wanted to tell you a few things about it from a French point of view. For anyone French, …


Parents Protest Police Search At School

Carrying signs reading “Keep Our Kids’ Clothes On” and “Our Kids Have Rights Too,” parents picketed at a middle school Monday to protest what they say was a strip search …


Girls’ Strip Search Leaves Police Red In The Face Young Students’ Parents Get Apology For Investigation Of Missing Property

When makeup, jewelry, CDs and some cash turned up missing from a middle school locker room, police allegedly strip searched up to 30 girls, telling them to lift their shirts, …


Protection Of Medical Records Urged

Donna Shalala, the secretary of Health and Human Services, urged Congress Thursday to set comprehensive federal standards to protect the confidentiality of medical records. But she said lawmakers must not …


Law Would Guard Medical Records White House Measure Prohibits Insurers, Others From Checking Private Information

Clinton administration officials say they will soon propose a comprehensive federal law to protect the privacy of medical records, to let consumers inspect their own files and to punish any …


Employer Is Watching You Many Record Voice Mail, Review Computer Files And Videotape Workers

Feel like the boss is watching your every move? You might be right. Nearly two-thirds of employers record employee voice mail, e-mail or phone calls, review computer files or videotape …


Couple Needs Loan After Being Fined For Taping Gingrich Call

A couple say they are taking out a bank loan to pay $1,000 in fines for illegally taping a cellular phone call in which Newt Gingrich talked about his ethics …


Two Charged For Taping Gingrich Call Florida Couple Faces Mildest Charge Possible For Violation Of Privacy Act

The Justice Department filed charges Wednesday against a Florida couple who said they had intercepted and recorded a conference call last December between House Speaker Newt Gingrich and other Republican …


As Irs Gets Your Tax, Bill Gives Snoopers Ax

Nobody can stop the tax collector from coming next Tuesday, the day federal income tax returns must be filed. But Sen. John Glenn, D-Ohio, and others declared Tuesday that they’re …


Schools, Parents Need To Take Control Pro Drug Testing Playing Ball Is Not A Civil Right

Tsk, tsk. The U.S. Supreme Court has said that when a drug-abuse epidemic invades a public school, it’s OK for the school to require that all student athletes undergo urinalysis. …


Students Don’t Need More Accusations Con Drug Testing Who Will Decide Who Gets Tested?

Apparently, Constitutional rights are something you grow into. The U.S. Supreme Court ruled as much this week when it decreed high school athletes are subject to random drug tests whether …