Stories tagged: oversight
UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 13, 2019
With glowing praise, the Office of the Police Ombudsman Commission unanimously voted on Tuesday to renew Bart Logue’s contract to serve as the civilian watchdog of the Spokane Police Department …
Wed., July 17, 2019
The nuclear-power industry’s push for reduced government inspections is gaining traction under President Donald Trump.
Sat., May 11, 2019
The three branches of U.S. government have different functions and different powers, and we operate in a dynamic relationship with one another. But the forward motion and energy must be …
UPDATED: Sat., April 27, 2019
President Donald Trump is threatening to broadly assert executive privilege to block a series of current and former aides from testifying before Congress
UPDATED: Wed., April 24, 2019
As House Democrats ramp up their widespread investigations into President Donald Trump, the White House’s strategy for responding has been simple: just say no.
UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 13, 2018
Following the recommendation of Spokane Police Ombudsman Bart Logue, a civilian panel voted unanimously Tuesday night for a deeper look into the actions of an officer responding to a protester …
Fri., Dec. 8, 2017
The Wasco County Board of Commissioners is demanding action after a report claims the juvenile jail in The Dalles mistreats youth.
UPDATED: Tue., June 6, 2017
Former U.S. deputy attorney general Larry Thompson, who must certify the policies and practices Volkswagen is putting in place to ensure compliance with anti-fraud and environmental laws, said his “initial …
Tue., Feb. 7, 2017
The Republican chairman of the House Oversight Committee met with Donald Trump on Tuesday, agreed with the president’s request not to talk about oversight and reiterated that it’s unlikely his …
Fri., Jan. 6, 2017
The irony of this week’s tumult is that House members alone face independent inquiries, but they’re now tarred with a charge of being ethically blind and politically tone deaf.
Sat., Sept. 17, 2016
The executive who oversaw the community banking division, Carrie Tolstedt, is walking away later this year with a $125 million retirement package.
Fri., July 22, 2016
Bart Logue, Spokane’s interim police ombudsman, wants his assistant to be able to access body camera footage captured by officers in the field. But the union representing officers argue the …
Thu., April 14, 2016
Community forum attendees continued their call this week for a more independent body to oversee the workings of the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office in the wake of several high-profile use …
Wed., Sept. 2, 2015
Calling the process of selecting an ombudsman for the Spokane Police Department “a political nightmare,” Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich on Tuesday dismissed a petition requesting independent civilian oversight for his department …