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  • City’s FAQ answers challenged

    Spokane city leaders are continuing to mislead the public about the fatal Otto Zehm confrontation, new court documents suggest. Federal authorities say city officials provided “patently false” information in a …


  • Feds sought meetings with city leaders on Zehm case in 2009

    U.S. Department of Justice officials two years ago had significant enough “ethical concerns” with the city of Spokane’s legal department that they asked to meet with Mayor Mary Verner, police …


  • 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 …


  • Education Notes: Riverside goes modern with ‘Twelfth Night’

    Riverside High School’s Drama Department will perform William Shakespeare’s popular comedy “Twelfth Night,” a tale of madness, humor, mistaken identity and professions of love, beginning Friday in the school’s multipurpose …


  • Teachers protest raises for administrators

    Hundreds of Spokane Public Schools employees sent a message to the school board Wednesday night: “We’re angry!” Union members packed the board of directors meeting to express disappointment that school …


  • ACLU argues city denied rights

    The American Civil Liberties Union says the Spokane city attorney’s office violated the constitutional rights of a local attorney. In a letter to city officials last week, Michael Kipling, an …


  • Board votes unanimously to move Jefferson Elementary

    After a year of analysis, traffic and home sale surveys and hundreds of public comments, the Spokane Public Schools board unanimously voted Wednesday to rebuild Jefferson Elementary School on the …


  • Firms, city settle over flaws at new fueling and washing center

    Three construction and design firms will pay Spokane a total of $750,000 to fix flaws in the city’s new vehicle fueling and washing center. The Spokane City Council voted unanimously …


  • Spokane school board OKs budget, avoiding cuts and layoffs

    The board of Spokane Public Schools adopted a $316.8 million budget Wednesday for the 2010-’11 school year without much fanfare. No gaps, no massive cuts and no big rounds of …


  • Lawyer defends roles in Zehm cases

    The attorney defending Spokane police Officer Karl F. Thompson Jr. spent a good portion of a hearing Monday defending the city of Spokane’s legal strategy. The attorney, Carl Oreskovich, told …


  • Spokane’s legal strategy in Zehm case defended

    The attorney trying to defend Officer Karl F. Thompson Jr. spent a good portion of a hearing today defending the City of Spokane’s legal strategy for how it gathered information …


  • Spokane officer won’t have city attorneys in Zehm case

    Attorneys employed by the city of Spokane will no longer represent Spokane police Officer Karl F. Thompson Jr. in the legal battles stemming from the 2006 death of Otto Zehm, …


  • City attorneys no longer will represent Thompson

    Attorneys employed by the city of Spokane no longer will represent Spokane Police Officer Karl F. Thompson Jr. in the legal battles stemming from the 2006 death of Otto Zehm, …


  • Prosecutor challenger fired

    Spokane County Prosecutor Steve Tucker fired one of his election rivals Wednesday in a move his opponent immediately labeled political retaliation. Tucker met with Deputy Prosecutor Dave Stevens early in …


  • Snyder clinches seat on council

    Mike Allen conceded his Spokane City Council seat Thursday to magazine publisher Jon Snyder. Because Allen was appointed to his seat to fill a vacancy, Snyder will take office as …


  • Allen concedes council race to challenger

    Incumbent Spokane City Councilman Mike Allen conceded Thursday in his reelection bid to magazine publisher Jon Snyder.


  • Snyder extends lead; fire bond still trailing

    A fresh batch of election results Wednesday inched incumbent Spokane City Councilman Mike Allen closer to defeat. With about 70 percent of what is expected to be the final number …


  • Tight races remain close

    A fresh batch of election results Wednesday inched incumbent Spokane City Councilman Mike Allen closer to defeat. With about 70 percent of what is expected to be the final number …


  • Spokane voters lean toward change in 2 council districts

    Voters in two of Spokane’s three City Council districts appear to want change.


  • 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 …


  • Our primary picks stand for Nov. 3 general vote

    The commentaries below summarize endorsement positions taken by The Spokesman-Review’s editorial board before the Aug. 18 primary that remain applicable for the Nov. 3 general election. The full editorials can …


  • Zehm’s mother can give statement, judge rules

    The ailing mother of a man who died after being struck, Tasered and hogtied by Spokane police officers should have a chance to have her statement preserved for a civil …


  • 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 …


  • Feds unhappy with city attorney

    Federal prosecutors have grown increasingly critical of what they describe as questionable behavior by the Spokane Police Department’s chief legal adviser, who reportedly used his position to provide “traditionally confidential” …


  • Six vie for two seats on school board

    Math curriculum, all-day kindergarten and tight budgets are a few of the issues facing the Spokane School Board in upcoming months. Two board incumbents – Rocky Treppiedi and Jeff Bierman …


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