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Spin Control Frank Straub archive

FRIDAY, FEB. 7, 2014

FRIDAY, MARCH 8, 2013

Cost for Stephens' investigation unknown 

It remains unclear how much the city will pay a retired judge to investigate “circumstances” that led Police Chief Frank Straub to place his assistant chief on paid administrative leave. Assistant Police Chief Scott Stephens was placed on leave by Straub in December. City officials...

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THURSDAY, FEB. 7, 2013

WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 12, 2012

Frank Straub answers questions on Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2012 at his first press conference since he was named Spokane's Director of Law Enforcement by the Spokane City Council on Monday. (Jonathan Brunt)

What if Straub doesn't get commissioned? 

If the Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission today doesn’t grant the new leader of the Spokane Police Department’s request to waive a requirement to join the state police academy, it’s unclear if the city will bother making him the chief. City officials are confident...

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TUESDAY, SEPT. 11, 2012

MONDAY, SEPT. 10, 2012

The Spokesman-Review's political team keeps a critical eye on local, state and national politics.