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Fired Spokane police detective sues city, seeks pay

Former Spokane police Detective Jeff Harvey filed a lawsuit Tuesday against the department that fired him last year, seeking back pay and damages for emotional, physical and mental “injuries” to …


Verner, fire union reached deal

Former Spokane Mayor Mary Verner and the leadership of the city’s fire union tentatively agreed to a new contract in the final days of Verner’s term. But the deal still …


Changes begin among city staff as three top administrators depart

Even before he officially took office, Mayor-elect David Condon shook up City Hall on Friday when he informed three top administrators that they won’t be back to serve with him …


Nicks set to retire as chief steps down

The Spokane Police Department’s top two officers are on their way out, leaving city officials to find new leadership as they struggle with the continuing legal fallout surrounding the death …


Ticket-signing system jeopardizes Photo Red

A judge on Friday ruled against the city of Spokane in a decision that may invalidate the system by which traffic tickets are generated using controversial Photo Red cameras. The …


Waste system reorganization sought

City and county leaders tried this week to buy some time for reorganizing the Spokane Regional Solid Waste System. A committee of member governments voted 5-1 for a stopgap measure …


Bars, restaurants chafe over city rules

One Spokane bar is restricted from serving shots after 1 a.m. Down the street, a restaurant is allowed to serve only “upscale wine and microbrews.” Around the corner, bartenders aren’t …


Agreement would halt police layoffs

Without disclosing the terms, Spokane Mayor Mary Verner announced late Friday that the Spokane Police Guild had reached a tentative agreement with the city that keeps 35 police officers from …


Police union, city reach deal to save officer jobs

Without disclosing the terms, Spokane Mayor Mary Verner announced late Friday that the Spokane Police Guild had reached a tentative agreement with the city that keeps 35 police officers from …


City, guild negotiating concessions

Spokane Mayor Mary Verner said her staff was continuing to meet late Thursday with the Spokane Police Guild on a proposed concession agreement to prevent at least some of the …


Deal saves Spokane firefighting jobs

Spokane won’t lose a fire station and firefighters won’t face pink slips for 2011. The Spokane firefighters union voted last week to accept Mayor Mary Verner’s request to forgo raises …


Deal with firefighters would preserve jobs

Spokane firefighters avoid layoffs under a tentative agreement accepted this week by Mayor Mary Verner. If the deal is approved by union members and City Council, Local 29 of the …


Firefighters make concessions to save jobs

Spokane firefighters avoid layoffs under a tentative agreement accepted this week by Mayor Mary Verner. If the deal is approved by union members and City Council, Local 29 of the …


Animal shelter plans advance

Plans for a new regional animal-control shelter took a step forward this week when public officials warmed to a site near the county fairgrounds. County Commissioner Todd Mielke said city …


Guild, city of Spokane spar over layoffs

Spokane Police Guild leaders this week sent a strong message to Mayor Mary Verner: We dare you. In a letter received by Verner on Thursday, Guild President Ernie Wuthrich warned …


Police Guild threatens suit over potenial layoffs

Spokane Police Guild leaders this week sent a strong message to Mayor Mary Verner: We dare you. In a letter received by Verner on Thursday, Guild President Ernie Wuthrich warned …


Firefighter placed on unpaid status

Spokane firefighter Todd Chism was placed on unpaid layoff status Thursday pending the resolution of felony charges that he assaulted Washington State Patrol troopers in Stevens County last month. City …


City of Spokane places Chism on unpaid layoff status

Spokane firefighter Todd Chism has been placed on unpaid layoff status pending the resolution of felony charges that he assaulted Washington State Patrol troopers in Stevens County last month.


No sugarcoating Spokane’s ‘dismal’ budget

Spokane Mayor Mary Verner on Wednesday outlined a grim budget proposal for 2011 that would eliminate 18.5 police jobs and nine firefighter positions and make city services available just four …


Chief keeps eye on Seattle job

Spokane Police Chief Anne Kirkpatrick told the Seattle Times that she is closely monitoring the search for a new Seattle chief but avoided saying if she plans to apply for …


Kirkpatrick watching Seattle search but quiet on plans

Spokane Police Chief Anne Kirkpatrick told The Seattle Times that she is closely monitoring the search for a new Seattle chief, but avoided saying if she plans to apply for …


Spokane economic official steps down

Citing concerns about her inability to “change the culture” at City Hall, Spokane’s top economic development official has submitted her resignation. Theresa Sanders, director of planning, community and economic development, …


Spokane’s top economic development official resigns

Citing concerns about her inability to “change the culture” at City Hall, the city’s top economic development official has submitted her resignation.


Union first to make concession

One of Spokane’s smallest unions has agreed to concessions next year to avoid layoffs, making it the first city bargaining group to do so. The Spokane Police Lieutenants and Captains …


Earley’s exit leaves mayor ‘disappointed’

Disagreements over roles and job duties apparently led Mayor Mary Verner’s chief of staff to resign. “I believe that the chief of staff and city administrator had difficulties resolving their …