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  • Charge dropped against immigrant who took refuge in Portland church

    The U.S. Department of Justice has dropped a charge of illegal re-entry against an immigrant activist who took refuge at an Oregon church in 2014 to avoid deportation.


  • Spokane police making progress on Justice Department recommendations

    Spokane police have completed five of 42 Department of Justice recommendations on improving training and policies related to use of force, according to a


  • Spokane Valley man sentenced for child porn

    Spokane Valley resident Thomas G. Myers, 45, was sentenced to five years in prison Friday for distribution of child pornography.


  • Shawn Vestal: Spokane police reform to get federal report card

    The feds are getting ready to give the Spokane Police Department a report card of sorts – a wide-ranging set of recommendations arising from a two-year review of department practices. …


  • Feds reject state plan for Hanford cleanup

    OLYMPIA — Washington rejected the U.S. Energy Department’s latest plan for the cleanup of leaking tanks at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation. The federal government, in turn, rejected the state’s counteroffer, …


  • Condon fires city attorney

    In the biggest shakeup of his administration yet, Spokane Mayor David Condon on Thursday fired City Attorney Howard Delaney following worsening criticism of the legal office’s handling of a series …


  • Union leaders vow openness

    Spokane Police Department union leaders said Tuesday they’re happy to cooperate with a possible federal investigation of the department and have no concerns about what it may find. “We know …


  • The Thompson trial: Key players

    Otto Zehm: A 36-year-old, recently out-of-work janitor who had schizophrenia, Zehm mostly kept to himself. The exception was a small group of friends he would invite over for late-night guitar …


  • Grant will help prosecute sex crimes against children

    The Kootenai County prosecutor’s office received a $494,000 grant from the U.S. Justice Department to prosecute people who sexually abuse and exploit children and to enforce sex offender registration laws.


  • Federal judge orders ’don’t ask, don’t tell’ injunction

    A federal judge issued a worldwide injunction today stopping enforcement of the “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy, ending the U.S. military’s 17-year-old ban on openly gay troops.


  • Judge dismisses gun lawsuit from Idaho, other states

    A federal judge in Missoula is dismissing a lawsuit launched by gun rights advocates and states seeking freedom from federal gun laws.


  • New tax deals cost Idaho millions

    BOISE – Idaho stands to lose more than $75 million from tax compromises that are now in the works, according to a group of whistleblowers who are current and former …


  • 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 …


  • Man charged with federal tax evasion

    A former North Idaho resident has been charged with federal tax evasion. Michael George Fitzpatrick is accused of hiding his assets and of failing to file individual income tax returns …

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