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UPDATED: Mon., May 15, 2017

Spokane City Council narrowly approves former U.S. Attorney Mike Ormsby as city attorney

Supporters on the council touted Ormsby’s long career of public service and professionalism, but critics pointed to the continued debt of bonds issued for a downtown parking garage under his …


UPDATED: Fri., May 12, 2017

Spokane City Council set to vote on mayor’s nomination of Ormsby as city attorney

Former U.S. Attorney Michael Ormsby is seeking to permanently replace Nancy Isserlis, who left city employment nearly a year ago.


Hanford contractor agrees to pay $5.3 million to settle timecard fraud

The U.S. Department of Justice announced Thursday that a contractor has agreed to pay $5.3 million to settle allegations that it knowingly bilked the government through a time-card scheme that …


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 19, 2017

Costco agrees to pay $11.75 million over federal allegations that it improperly filled prescriptions

As part of a federal investigation that started in Spokane, Costco Wholesale has agreed to pay $11.75 million in civil fines to settle federal allegations that it improperly filled prescriptions …


Spokane’s Michael Ormsby assigned to handle case against Ammon Bundy’s attorney

A federal prosecutor from Spokane has been named to handle the citation given to Ammon Bundy’s attorney, who was tackled and shocked with a Taser by U.S. Marshals in October …


Ferry County man who dealt meth and heroin at mountain compound will serve 20 years in prison

Jason C. Youker, 47, was arrested in September 2014 on charges tied to the sale of drugs on his property. Investigators said he was planning on constructing a compound in …


Man in fake ethanol project pleads guilty to fraud

A Spokane ethanol project promising rich financial returns to dozens of local investors turned out to be a fraud. The man behind the scheme, 55-year-old businessman Robert J. Braun, pleaded …


Medical pot dispensaries hope legalization opens new doors

Among the antique stores and other shops of Spokane’s historic Garland District is a door painted with a happy snowman. Inside, the merchant is peddling medical marijuana while harboring hopes …


Man who sought sex with girl gets 12 years

A Michigan man has been sentenced to 12 years in prison after pleading guilty in March to grooming a 13-year-old Ferry County girl and then traveling across the country to …