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Maintenance boss on McNeil Island sues for wrongful firing

A former state supervisor of maintenance workers on McNeil Island, home to the state’s Special Commitment Center, is suing Washington state claiming he was wrongfully terminated for trying to correct problems with work performance.

Mueller team has draft letter on Comey firing, source says

Special counsel Robert Mueller’s team of investigators is in possession of a letter drafted by President Donald Trump and an aide, but never sent, that lays out a rationale for firing FBI Director James Comey, according to a person familiar with the investigation.

Utah OKs firing squads

Utah became the only state to allow firing squads for executions Monday when Gov. Gary Herbert signed a law approving the controversial method's use when no lethal-injection drugs are available.

Eye on Boise: Correction officials considered firing squad

Bring back the firing squad as a means of execution in Idaho? That’s something the state Department of Correction has been exploring, as states continue to struggle to obtain drugs for executions by lethal injection.

How about Nerf guns?

In my semi-professional opinion: More offices need Nerf guns as a part of their operation procedures. It’s a fun community/team building past time! That is as long as people don’t get out of control.

Sheriff eyes arbitration law

Determined to rid his agency of a handful of rogue law enforcement officers and restore public trust in law enforcement, Spokane County Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich is asking state lawmakers to support legislation that would prevent arbitrators from overturning a sheriff’s or police chief’s firing decision. Knezovich said he’s frustrated that he was forced to rehire a deputy and a corrections officer after firing them for cause. He also said he has a general inability to fire dishonorable employees for fear of being sued.