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Mayor David Condon should not have had to explain the city’s cautious handling of complaints by then Spokane Police Department spokesman Monique Cotton. Nor why the timing of the release of records regarding her promotion – coming in the middle of one of the biggest natural disasters in city history and delayed until after the election – isn’t suspect.
College football: Braxton Miller looks very comfortable at wide receiver, and Cardale Jones picked up right where he left off. Miller scored two touchdowns, including an electrifying 53-yard run, and the star-studded Buckeyes began their title defense with a 42-24 victory over Virginia Tech Monday in Blacksburg, Virginia.
Whitman County’s longtime assessor is in federal court in Spokane this week, fighting a sexual harassment lawsuit brought by an employee. Joe Reynolds, who has served as assessor in Whitman County since 1991, described his office as “loose” and that employees “talked nasty at times,” according to court filings. Yet Brenda Arthur, who started working for the office in 2000, says Reynolds crossed the line, touching her inappropriately and making several sexually explicit remarks during the past several years. The alleged harassment prompted Arthur to request time off and to seek medical help for physical and emotional distress.
The parents of a 15-year-old girl have filed a lawsuit against Central Valley School District alleging the district failed to protect their daughter, then 11, from a teacher who later resigned amid allegations of inappropriate contact with students. The 18-page lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court, claims the school district and its officials acted with “deliberate indifference” in addressing allegations against the teacher, Anthony Cucinotti.
BOISE – A judge sent former Idaho Sen. John McGee straight to jail Tuesday, revoking his withheld judgment for a 2011 DUI conviction and imposing another six-month jail term for a disturbing the peace charge stemming from harassment of a Senate staffer. “This isn’t just disturbing the peace,” 4th District Magistrate Judge James Cawthon told McGee. “You weren’t playing music too loud. … Whatever this is, it’s sexual in nature.”