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UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 3, 2020

Taxpayers won’t foot bill for Stevens County commissioners’ legal defense, judge rules

A judge on Friday ruled the commissioners aren’t entitled to a lawyer at public expense. The judge also declined to dismiss the suit, in which Stevens County Prosecutor Tim Rasmussen …


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 21, 2019

Judge declines to hold Stevens County commissioners in contempt amid misspending allegations

In lawsuits brought by the county prosecutor, the commissioners – Wes McCart, Don Dashiell and Steve Parker – are accused of misspending more than $121,000 from a public fund dedicated …


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 20, 2019

Prosecutor seeks contempt ruling in convoluted case against Stevens County commissioners

A judge will decide Thursday whether the commissioners erred by authorizing the county to cover their legal expenses. In lawsuits started by the county prosecutor, the commissioners are accused of …


UPDATED: Tue., July 2, 2019

Stevens County prosecutor sues county commissioners for allegedly misspending $121,000 in homelessness funds

Prosecutor Tim Rasmussen started two lawsuits against the commissioners following a February report by the state auditor’s office, which found they had made an “unallowable gift of public funds.”


State audit finds Stevens County misspent $121,000 in homelessness funds

The state auditor’s office published its findings in a report on Feb. 21, saying the flood payment constituted an “unallowable gift of public funds” and the other payment relied on …


Spokane will end consumer protection program

Spokane Mayor David Condon has decided to dissolve the oldest weights and measures department in the state.


Scales may tip against consumers

Spokane was the first city in Washington to create a program to ensure customers got what they paid for. But with another budget shortfall to fix, city leaders are proposing …


Endangered Spokane department down to one employee

Steve Parker squeezes the handle on the gas pump for a final jolt to hit 5 gallons. The station’s pump records 5 gallons. If he were a normal customer, he …