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UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 18, 2019

Former Lewis and Clark student charged in school shooting threats to plead guilty

Neither prosecutors nor the defense team for 19-year-old Ryan B. Lee would comment Friday on the terms of a plea deal.

Man accused of posing as twin after allegedly threatening mother with machete

Jeremy Dixon verbally accosted his mother July 6 for not purchasing him a car to drive and threatened to cut her head off while he had a machete in his …

McDonald’s revamps its harassment policy

McDonald’s Corp., in the face of criticism for its handling of harassment complaints, says it is training workers to deal with the issue and is starting a hotline for victims.

UPDATED: Thu., April 25, 2019

Google updates misconduct reporting amid employee discontent

Google said Thursday it has updated the way it investigates misconduct claims – changes the company pledged to make after employees called for action last year.

Appeals court reinstates public defender’s case over stalker

A state appeals court has reinstated a lawsuit filed by a former King County public defender who says the agency she worked for failed to protect her when she was …

UPDATED: Fri., March 8, 2019

Ryan Lee arrested third time while out on bail for school shooting threats, cyberstalking and harassment

Ryan Lee, the student who threatened to shoot students at Lewis and Clark High School, was arrested for the third time on Friday, according to Spokane Police.

UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 1, 2018

Pullman police sergeant charged with sexual misconduct propositioned fellow employee in 2016

Pullman police sergeant Jerry Daniel “Dan” Hargraves, charged this week with first-degree custodial sexual misconduct, was the focus of a 2016 internal affairs investigation at the Pullman Police Department, which …

UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 19, 2018

Man accused of harassing, threatening 911 operator in more than 20 calls

Spokane Valley Deputies arrested a man on Tuesday for making “highly agitated and abusive” threats to a 911 operator.

Photographer says Bill Murray harassed him at restaurant

A photographer says actor Bill Murray slammed him against a door and poured a glass of water over him while he was shooting a band at a Massachusetts restaurant.

UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 3, 2018

Man who harassed Yellowstone bison arrested at Glacier park

An Oregon man who was caught on video harassing a bison in Yellowstone National Park was arrested in Glacier National Park in the third disturbance in less than a week …

CBS keeps Moonves in place during sexual misconduct inquiry

CBS will keep CEO Les Moonves in place during an investigation of sexual misconduct charges against him, the company said. It will hire an outside counsel to conduct the probe.

UPDATED: Tue., July 24, 2018

Five face discipline as city wraps investigation of bullying and hazing within Spokane Fire Department

The city of Spokane will discipline five firefighters after concluding its investigation into allegations of harassment and bullying at Spokane Fire Department Station 2.

Juvenile detention set in upskirt video case

A teen who shot upskirt videos of female students at Union High School and hacked into numerous social media accounts, sharing their private nude photos, was sentenced Tuesday to 84 …

Spokane’s first black firefighter dealt with racist harassment for years on the force

Lawrence Goncalves stood inside the large bay doors of the Spokane Fire Department’s Station 1 and looked around. Somehow, even 30 years after his departure, things looked remarkably similar. “Back …

Report finds harassment, bullying by 5 Spokane firefighters; accused push back on allegations

A 40-page report filed by the city’s Human Resources Department last month details allegations of verbal and sexual harassment by former leaders of the Spokane Fire Department’s Fire Station No. …

NBC says no culture of harassment in its news division

NBC News’ internal investigation following Matt Lauer’s firing says it doesn’t believe there is a culture of sexual harassment at the division and that current management wasn’t aware of Lauer’s …

UPDATED: Thu., May 3, 2018

Bullying concerns brought by Burke against Stuckart unfounded, city says

The city received concerns from newest City Councilwoman Kate Burke following a March meeting that featured an exchange with City Council President Ben Stuckart over the introduction of a letter …

UPDATED: Wed., April 18, 2018

Before Ethics Commission, Condon denies dishonesty in Frank Straub ouster

In testimony Wednesday afternoon at City Hall, Spokane Mayor David Condon repeatedly said his reason for requesting Frank Straub’s resignation in September 2015 was prompted by letters from police brass …

Man accused of harassing, extorting refugee family in Spokane

Accusations of extortion have been leveled against a former board member of the non-profit Refugee Connections who is accused of harassing a refugee family from Iraq.

Neo-Nazi publisher has deadline to disclose whereabouts

The publisher of a notorious neo-Nazi website has until next week to notify a federal magistrate of his whereabouts as part of a lawsuit accusing him of using the website …

UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 24, 2018

Rep. Pat Meehan says he saw younger aide as ‘soul mate’ but denies harassment

U.S. Rep Pat Meehan said Tuesday he had developed a deep “affection” for a younger aide and told her that he saw her as a “soul mate” as they talked …

Oregon police chief charged with harassment

An Oregon police chief has been charged with harassment after state Justice Department investigation found that he struck a fellow officer while both were on duty.

UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 7, 2017

Former Idaho State Controller’s Office employee settles harassment case

The Idaho State Controller’s Office agreed Thursday to settle with a former employee who said she was sexually and racially harassed by a supervisor while State Controller Brandon Woolf allowed …

Former Facebook exec says she was harassed on flight

Alaska Airlines said Thursday it’s investigating a claim that flight attendants allowed a passenger to sexually harass a former Facebook executive on a flight.

UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 30, 2017

Nancy Pelosi calls on Conyers to resign amid sex allegations

The top Democrat in the House on Thursday called on Michigan Rep. John Conyers to resign in the face of multiple accusations of sexual misconduct. Conyers’ lawyer swiftly rejected the …

UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 6, 2017

Stuckart abruptly ends City Council meeting amid criticism of sexual harassment handling

The city council president, who recently apologized for his handling of sexual harassment allegations brought to him by political ally and city council candidate Kate Burke, abruptly ended a meeting …

Kentucky House speaker keeps job despite harassment report

Kentucky’s Republican House speaker will keep his job for now despite a report that he settled a sexual harassment claim with one of his staff members outside of court.

Council candidate Kate Burke’s story of sexual harassment prompts apology from political ally Ben Stuckart

The candidate for Spokane’s City Council seat in the northeast said she accepts the council president’s invitation to work on sexual harassment policies at City Hall, after she was critical …

Fidelity CEO says there’s no tolerance for harassment, accusations will be investigated

Abigail Johnson, the chief executive of Fidelity Investments, told employees on Monday that the financial giant has no tolerance for “any type of harassment” after reports emerged alleging two company …

Lupita Nyong’o describes ‘secretly dealing with harassment’ by Harvey Weinstein: ‘I felt unsafe’

As more and more women come forward with allegations of Harvey Weinstein’s predatory behavior, actor Lupita Nyong’o has opened up about her own troubling experiences with the movie mogul and …