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J. Todd Foster

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News >  Nation/World

Case Cost Government At Least $7 Million

Randy Weaver's war with the government in North Idaho was costly - in human lives and taxpayer dollars. It started in the late 1980s when Weaver sold a federal informer two illegally sawed-off shotguns and then refused to help agents investigate white supremacists. He was indicted, but in February 1991 failed to appear in court to answer weapons charges. He holed up at his mountaintop cabin until Aug. 21, 1992, when six deputy U.S. marshals were discovered by Weaver's dog during a surveillance mission.
News >  Spokane

County Could Save By Enlarging Juvenile Jail Adding To Existing Facility Better Than Leasing Elsewhere, Consultant Says

Spokane County would save at least $87,000 a year by expanding its existing juvenile jail instead of leasing more beds at a regional center that opens next year, a Seattle consultant says. The report by Christopher Murray & Associates, paid for by a $3,000 state grant, raises questions about the county's extended involvement in Martin Hall. Martin Hall will open next spring under private management in a renovated building on the Eastern State Hospital campus at Medical Lake. The Legislature has loaned a consortium of nine Eastern Washington counties the $3 million in renovation costs.

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