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UPDATED: Fri., May 4, 2018, 10:03 p.m.

Judge bows out of cat pee case involving Spokane County judge, citing conflict of interest

A case that began with cat pee on a judge’s porch took another unusual turn Friday when the judge hearing the case recused himself due to a potential conflict of …


UPDATED: Tue., May 8, 2018, 6:54 p.m.

Cat pee on Spokane County judge’s porch prompts suit; court seals case

A Spokane County Superior Court judge sued his neighbor over cat pee, then successfully argued to have the case records sealed from public view. A hearing on Friday could determine …


Gamma Knife sues former Deaconess owner, alleging more than $500,000 in missed payments

Gamma Knife Spokane has sued Deaconess Hospital’s former owner, accusing hospital officials of bilking the company out of more than $500,000 in insurance payments.


UPDATED: Tue., June 6, 2017, 11:11 p.m.

Judge orders city of Spokane to restore water service to Fairways Golf Course

Superior Court Judge Michael Price on Tuesday agreed with an attorney representing Fairways Golf Course and issued an order demanding the city of Spokane restore water service “forthwith” to the …


UPDATED: Tue., May 30, 2017, 10:32 p.m.

Spokane shuts off water to Fairways Golf Course amid long-standing rate dispute

The city of Spokane shut off the water Tuesday to the Fairways Golf Course in the middle of a years-long dispute regarding unpaid bills and a brewing legal fight over …


UPDATED: Fri., April 14, 2017, 10:11 p.m.

City parks issued permission to cut trees for golf course, but officials say not for road cut across South Hill bluff

The contractor who bulldozed the road through city parkland along High Drive Bluff provided documents Friday that his attorney says show he obtained a permit on Jan. 20 from the …


Court rejects payment to business in future path of North-South Freeway; attorney Bob Dunn plans appeal

Tapio Center loses appeal seeking early payment for freeway construction.


Witness lists provide look into Straub investigation

Two witness lists for the ongoing Spokane City Hall investigation into the firing of former police Chief Frank Straub have shed some light into the inquiry, but the inner workings …


City Hall investigator says critics of the process are ‘uninformed’

The former federal prosecutor examining the firing of police Chief Frank Straub is pushing back against accusations that her investigation of Spokane City Hall is flawed.


Ex-police spokeswoman at center of sexual harassment scandal resigns

Former police spokeswoman Monique Cotton resigns, cites ‘toxic environment’ at Spokane City Hall.


Straub attorney questions motivation of police union officer in chief’s ouster

The attorney representing ousted police Chief Frank Straub, Mary Schultz, said Tuesday the relationship between former police spokeswoman Monique Cotton and police Lt. Mark Griffiths has been unexamined by the …


Thoma, former Spokane police officer, loses final claim for damages

A Spokane police officer fired in 2009 after a hit-and-run, drunken driving arrest lost his final claim for damages against the city Tuesday, though his attorney has vowed to appeal. …


Former Sterling Financial CEO suing for discrimination

Heidi Stanley, who for two decades helped build Sterling Financial into a Northwest banking powerhouse and rose to chief executive officer, accuses two subordinates of leveraging her struggle with breast …


Judge dismisses Tapio lawsuit against WSDOT

Owners of a prominent business center say the long delay in finishing the North Spokane Corridor has cost them millions. But the claim made in a lawsuit by the owners …


City won’t settle suit with Spokane police officer fired after driving drunk

Two years after the Spokane City Council said “hell no” to a deal offering a job and back pay to fired police Sgt. Brad Thoma, the city is headed for …


Doug Clark: Knuckles aren’t the only thing brass about Kevin Smathers

The plot sickens: We’ve got this Spokane fire captain, Kevin Smathers, who supposedly kept illegal brass knuckles in his city vehicle and stored city-issued firearms in his personal safe.


Terminated fire captain files $2.5 million claim against city

The city of Spokane terminated a veteran fire captain last month for threatening a lower-ranking official who reported he kept brass knuckles in a city vehicle and stored city-issued guns …


Fired director sues Spokane Civic Theatre

The fired executive artistic director of the Spokane Civic Theatre is filing a $2 million lawsuit against the theater’s board and three of its members this afternoon.


Fired Civic leader received high marks

Only three weeks before the Spokane Civic Theatre fired its artistic director, its board gave her a $7,000 bonus and said in her annual evaluation that the theater’s record-setting ticket …


Fired Civic Theater leader got bonus for “hard work”

Only a month before the Spokane Civic Theatre fired its artistic director, its board gave her a $7,000 bonus and said in her annual evaluation that the theater’s record-setting ticket …


Police officers feared Scott Stephens’ intent

When fellow police officers heard Assistant Chief Scott Stephens say he wanted to “go home and get a rifle” after hearing of his impending demotion last December, they feared it …


City settles with Stephens

Spokane taxpayers would pay Assistant Police Chief Scott Stephens $190,000 under a settlement announced Friday in which he would leave the department after he was singled out for demotion and …


Vestal: Stephens’ demotion puts police at crossroads again

Will the Scott Stephens debacle take us to a new ring of hell with regard to the city and the cops? Will it carry us from the age of the …


UPDATED: Tue., March 5, 2013, 3:28 p.m.

Lawyer: City wrongly feared Assistant Chief Stephens posed workplace threat

The decision to place Assistant Spokane Police Chief Scott Stephens on paid administrative leave more than two months ago was based on erroneous assertions that he’d become so upset over …


Independent investigator hired in Stephens inquiry

Ten weeks after placing assistant Spokane police Chief Scott Stephens on paid leave, city leaders say they will start an investigation into the “circumstances” that led to his removal from …


Council to weigh payout to fired, rehired detective

The Spokane City Council on Monday will consider paying a fired and rehired police detective $350,000. Former police Chief Anne Kirkpatrick fired Detective Jeff Harvey in July 2011, citing what …


Downtown business group fires president

The leader of downtown Spokane’s main business organization was fired Tuesday, less than a year after starting the job. The Downtown Spokane Partnership Board voted Tuesday evening to terminate its …


Downtown group may fire leader

Less than a year on the job, the leader of a downtown organization that collects about $1 million each year from downtown property owners and tenants is in danger of …


MAC wants Rodgers to return

Three months after firing its director, the Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture board wants him back. The MAC board voted 11-3 Wednesday to ask Forrest B. Rodgers to return …


MAC board meets over Rodgers lawsuit

The embattled board of the Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture got an earful Tuesday from museum supporters as the board president vowed to resolve a lawsuit filed last week …