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UPDATED: Mon., July 29, 2019, 9:11 a.m.

Trump signs Sept. 11 victims’ compensation fund extension

President Donald Trump on Monday signed a bill ensuring that a victims’ compensation fund related to the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks never runs out of money, ending years of legislative …


Some Kenyan families reject Boeing’s compensation for crash

Fifteen Kenyan families of people killed in a plane crash in Ethiopia in March on Friday rejected a proposal by Boeing to compensate them, saying they will pursue their claims …


UPDATED: Sun., June 30, 2019, 12:14 a.m.

Detective who fought for 9/11 compensation funding dies

A former New York City police detective who was a leader in the fight for the Sept. 11 Victims Compensation Fund has died at age 53. Detective Luis Alvarez’s death …


UPDATED: Sun., March 4, 2018, 9:22 p.m.

Michigan man cleared of murder now fights for compensation

David Gavitt spent 26 years in prison for the deaths of his wife and two daughters before a prosecutor agreed that the evidence behind his arson conviction was no longer …


PUC: Decision to change solar compensation won’t be soon

State utility regulators are delaying Idaho Power’s quest to lump people who install rooftop solar panels into a new class of energy providers.


UPDATED: Thu., June 29, 2017, 4:50 p.m.

Man can seek money for wrongful conviction in Mississippi

A man who was convicted and later cleared after falsely confessing to murder at 13 says he is grateful a court revived his request for compensation in Mississippi – and …


Feds streamline medical benefits for former INL workers

Certain former Idaho National Laboratory and Argonne National Laboratory-West workers are finally eligible to receive streamlined medical benefits and other compensation for radiation exposure, federal officials said Tuesday.


Opponents of Spokane City Council raise running out of time for referendum

An effort to block a 44 percent pay increase for Spokane City Council members is rushing to gather enough signatures before a Monday deadline, but organizers acknowledge they may fall …


Spokane City Council members get 44 percent raise

Spokane City Council members will get a nearly $14,000 pay increase beginning next year, a 44 percent raise, following a decision by the city’s Salary Review Commission last week. The …


Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich, Prosecutor Larry Haskell set for raises under county proposal

Spokane County officials on Tuesday will consider boosting the salaries of Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich and Prosecuting Attorney Larry Haskell.


Panel cuts Spokane mayor’s pay

Following more than a year of controversy, debate and a ballot measure, Spokane Mayor David Condon is getting a pay cut.


Election preview: Spokane Proposition 1, the Worker Bill of Rights

Spokane Proposition 1, the Worker Bill of Rights, is a four-pronged proposition that would amend the city charter to require large employers to pay workers a “family wage,” ensure equal …


School talks stall, board prepares for legal action in event of strike

With a strike looming and negotiators unable to craft a deal after an all-day bargaining session Wednesday, the Spokane Public Schools board gave the superintendent the ability to fire striking …


Court measure, setting of mayor’s pay before Spokane voters

Two ballot measures are before Spokane voters this primary election, one that should be familiar and another that won’t. Proposition 1 will allow the city’s Salary Review Commission to set …


Shar Lichty to challenge Condon for Spokane mayor

Spokane Mayor David Condon gained his first challenger Tuesday in his race to be the first re-elected mayor since the era of Expo ’74. Shar Lichty, an organizer with the …


Spokane mayor to decline $7,000 pay raise

Facing public pressure and criticism from the City Council, Spokane Mayor David Condon said Wednesday he will not take a $7,000 pay increase as planned in his 2015 budget proposal. …


Administrative raises jar city budget talks

Concerns over proposed pay increases for Spokane Mayor David Condon and a majority of his 13 cabinet members are threatening to derail budget discussions at City Hall, as the mayor …


Spokane mayor’s budget plan includes raises for himself, his cabinet

Spokane Mayor David Condon already makes more money than Washington Gov. Jay Inslee. Next year, if his proposed pay raise gets approved by the City Council, he’ll make more than …


Avista CEO’s pay hits $3.5 million

Avista Corp. CEO Scott Morris’ total compensation increased by $250,000 last year, to $3.5 million, due in large part to the company’s improved financial performance, Avista said in a detailed …


Avista exec compensation grows

Avista Corp. CEO Scott Morris’ total compensation increased by $250,000 last year, to $3.5 million, due in large part to the company’s improved financial performance, Avista said in a detailed …


Ex-Boeing Workers Are Eligible For Aid

An aggressive push by Airbus Industrie to win more orders for commercial jetliners has helped make as many as 7,000 former Boeing Co. workers eligible for federal assistance. The U.S. …