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UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 13, 2019

Commission renews Spokane Police Ombudsman Bart Logue’s contract

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 …


Nuclear industry push for reduced oversight gaining traction

The nuclear-power industry’s push for reduced government inspections is gaining traction under President Donald Trump.


Jamie Rankin: Congress isn’t just a co-equal branch. We’re first among equals.

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

Trump’s executive privilege strategy could mean messy fight

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

Trump forms battle plan for post-Mueller probes: Just say no

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

Spokane police oversight panel pushes for further probe into officer conduct during summer protest

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 …


Commissioners want oversight panel to run youth jail

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

Independent monitor: Volkswagen trying to change

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 …


GOP chairman: No oversight talk at White House meeting

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 …


Ethical swamp wider than House

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.


Outside View: Wells Fargo proves oversight needed

The executive who oversaw the community banking division, Carrie Tolstedt, is walking away later this year with a $125 million retirement package.


Police ombudsman, union set to negotiate access to body camera footage

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 …


Sheriff’s Office oversight criticized, critiqued at community forum

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 …


Petition for sheriff’s office independent review is a political move, Knezovich says

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 …