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Spokane’s human resources director leaving city as Straub investigation continues

Another official involved the city’s handling of accusations made against former police Chief Frank Straub is leaving city employment. Human Resources Director Heather Lowe’s last day of work will be …

Human Rights Commission seeks investigation of Spokane jail deaths

A federal investigation is needed following the deaths of four people at the Spokane County Jail since May 4, the Spokane Human Rights Commission says. The request was sent two …

Spokane NAACP requests restart of hate mail investigation

NAACP leaders have asked the Spokane Police Department to restart investigations of who sent hate mail to the local chapter of the civil rights organization. Police announced last week that …

Shawn Vestal: It took a while, but cruel news spread fast

All day Saturday, Alison Collins was waiting for something to happen. For the police to stop by with follow-up questions. For the news media to report what had happened. For …

Two men arrested in beating of transgender woman

Two men suspected of beating a transgender woman in downtown Spokane were arrested Tuesday, eight hours after police sought the public’s help to identify the attackers. The victim of the …

Spokane’s SWAT unit renaming met with skepticism

In Spokane, SWAT is no more. The police department has rebranded the decades-old team of officers trained in tactical response as the “Emergency Response Unit,” as it seeks to broaden …