Stories tagged: U.S. Department of Justice
Thu., Oct. 26, 2017, 5:30 p.m.
Tentative deal reached on deadly ‘cyanide bombs’
U.S. officials have reached a tentative deal with wildlife advocates trying to stop the use of predator-killing traps, including devices called “cyanide bombs” that earlier this year injured an Idaho …
Thu., Jan. 19, 2017, 5:39 p.m.
Hanford contractor agrees to pay $5.3 million to settle timecard fraud
The U.S. Department of Justice announced Thursday that a contractor has agreed to pay $5.3 million to settle allegations that it knowingly bilked the government through a time-card scheme that …
Fri., June 17, 2016, 8 p.m.
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.
Mon., Dec. 14, 2015, 4:20 p.m.
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
Fri., Oct. 2, 2015, 9:37 p.m.
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.
Fri., Nov. 14, 2014
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. …
Sat., April 19, 2014
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, …
Fri., March 2, 2012
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 …
Wed., Nov. 16, 2011
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 …
Tue., Oct. 11, 2011
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 …
Thu., Sept. 1, 2011, 4:19 p.m.
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.
Tue., Oct. 12, 2010, 12:39 p.m.
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.
Thu., Sept. 30, 2010, 11:38 a.m.
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.
Wed., Sept. 15, 2010
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 …
Tue., April 20, 2010, 7:56 p.m.
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 …
Fri., April 16, 2010
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 …