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France fines Google nearly $57 million for first major violation of new European privacy regime

Google has been fined nearly $57 million by French regulators for violating Europe’s tough new data-privacy rules, marking the first major penalty brought against a U.S. tech giant since the …


Google, Facebook to pay $450K for Washington state violation

Google and Facebook have agreed to pay $455,000 to settle allegations that they failed to keep proper records about who was paying for campaign ads on their sites, Washington state …


Tacoma to pay $50,000 for violating Public Records Act

The city of Tacoma will pay a $50,000 fine and legal fees for violating the Public Records Act by withholding most of a nondisclosure agreement it signed to obtain cellphone …


Idaho Transportation Department to pay $52K in fines for asbestos error

The Idaho Transportation Department has agreed to pay nearly $52,000 in fines for demolishing a Priest River office building that was riddled with asbestos, without taking precautions to keep the …


Planner ordered to halt project

Kootenai County issued a stop-work order Friday on a county planning employee’s development south of Post Falls because an engineer hadn’t reviewed the road construction. The county Planning and Building …


Builders’ Lobby Avoids Most Serious Charges Biaw, Labor Council Both Claim Partial Victory Against Each Other

State campaign regulators on Tuesday announced plans to charge a lobbying group for builders with numerous violations of campaign disclosure laws but they dismissed the most serious allegation. The mixed …


State Agency Focuses On Political Deadbeats Candidates, Lobbyists Broke Campaign Disclosure Rules

The state is preparing to sue more than 50 politicians and lobbyists to collect unpaid fines imposed by the state campaign finance watchdog as penalties for violating disclosure rules. Public …


Commission Approves Fine Against Potato Tycoon Businessman Will Pay $52,500 Fine For Donations To Foreman Campaign

An Eastern Washington businessman will pay a $52,500 fine for violating campaign finance laws while backing Republican Dale Foreman in last year’s governor’s race. The state Public Disclosure Commission voted …


State Fines Campaign Donor Millionaire Who Gave Illegally To Foreman Also Gave To Nethercutt

A state investigation into illegal campaign contributions from an Eastern Washington potato magnate raises questions about similar donations to Rep. George Nethercutt’s 1994 campaign. Peter Taggares Sr. of Othello agreed …


Gop Takes Harsher Look At Fund-Raising Flap Congressmen Charge Chinese Government, Among Others, May Have Tried To Influence Foreign Policy

Congressional Republicans, citing reports that the Democratic campaign fund-raising controversy may be spreading to include foreign espionage, are vastly increasing the scope of their budding investigations. Rep. Dan Burton, R-Ind., …


White House Broke Law Wooing Blacks

The Clinton White House, in its electionyear preoccupation with winning ethnic-group support, drew up a plan that said Republicans should be portrayed as “enemies of civil rights” because many blacks …


Brazier Won’t Seek Gop Post, Endorses Tate In Bowing Out, She Said House Majority Leader Dale Foreman Is Too Elitist For The Job

Nona Brazier, who had hoped to be Washington’s first African-American governor, on Friday bowed out of the race to become state Republican Party chairman. The Maple Valley businesswoman endorsed U.S. …


Flagrant Poaching Prompts Call For Tougher Penalties

Flagrant elk-poaching incidents in Owyhee County and now the Salmon area have convinced legislators and sportsmen to call for heavy penalties for those who “steal our wildlife in the night.” …


Illegal Pheasants Run Up A Bill

Two Washington state hunters paid $2,875 in fines and restitution last week in Montana for having too many pheasant in their possession - 59 too many. But one of them …


Campaign Finance Probe Rejected

The Justice Department has rejected a request for an independent prosecutor to investigate possible criminal violations of campaign finance laws by the Democratic and Republican presidential campaigns. The decision, made …


School District Flier Called A Violation

Advocates of the property tax-cutting One Percent Initiative have formally accused the Idaho Falls School District of violating state campaign laws in distributing a flier laying out arguments against the …


Democrats Face New Legal Issue In Contributions Party Under Attack For Donations Tied To Foreign Interests

Raising questions about the legality of an immigrant couple’s $320,000 in donations to the Democratic Party, federal election officials said Thurday it is unclear whether only citizens legally can make …


They Were Hunting For A Citation Men Bring Dispute To A Head Over Access To Hunting Grounds In Selkirk Mountains

Hunters with stock in an old gold mine are wrangling with the U.S. Forest Service over access to the cave and prime hunting grounds in the Selkirk Mountains. Two Boundary …


Dust From Golf Project Prompts Fine

Blowing dust from a golf course construction site has drawn a $51,000 fine. The Benton County Clean Air Authority assessed the fine Monday against contractor Valley Crest Landscape, Inc., subcontractor …


Gambling Commission Hits The Jackpot Authorities Seize 96 Slot Machines At Idaho Border

The state Gambling Commission is trying to figure out who was waiting for the 96 slot machines the state seized Friday night in Spokane County. Two truckloads of the illegal …


Spending Report Raises Questions Rankin Accuses Macdonald Primary Donators Of ‘Money Laundering’

Kootenai County Commissioner Bob Macdonald spent twice what he originally claimed in his failed re-election bid this spring. The two-term Republican - who lost a May primary race to tax …


Camera Can Freeze Red-Light Runners City Studies Systems That Photograph Car, Driver

Running a red light could become a Kodak moment. With three people killed in the last month by drivers running red lights, the Spokane City Council may let a private …


Developer Fined For Poaching Former Skeet Shooter Among 9 Convicted For Illegal Duck Hunting

A Spokane developer and former world-class skeet shooter is among nine Washington men convicted of illegal duck hunting after a three-year undercover investigation. Joseph G. Ward, owner of Pinnacle Realty, …


Judge Clears Gopac Of Election Charges Gingrich Group Didn’t Need To Register At Early Date

A federal judge Thursday cleared GOPAC, the Republican political action committee once headed by House Speaker Newt Gingrich, R-Ga., of violating federal election laws by working to develop Republican congressional …


State Clears Latah Sheriff Of Politicking Official Says ‘True Story’ Mailing Was Informational, Not Political

The attorney general’s office has decided Latah County Sheriff Joe Overstreet didn’t violate campaign laws when he sent out information packets last month at county expense. In a letter responding …


Gop Senators Offer Deal On Donations

Senate Republicans said they will abandon their legal fight to raise campaign money during the legislative session if the state will let them return to donors cash illegally collected in …


4th Lawyer Admits Ties To Drug Ring

Ex-Prosecutor Donald Ferguson. Photo by Associated Press


Columbia Chronicles Patrolling Lake Roosevelt Increasing Popularity Of Columbia River’s Lake Roosevelt Means More Boating Violators

1. Water hazards Anglers from Port Townsend, Wash., get indignant with ranger Terri Ray, who fined one of them $95 for keeping an illegal walleye. Photo by Steve Thompson/The Spokesman-Review …


Hundreds Arrested, Drugs, Cash, Guns Seized In Puerto Rico Raids

In sweeping raids across the island Thursday, police arrested nearly 1,000 suspects in drug trafficking that has turned this U.S. commonwealth into a world center for smuggling and money laundering. …


Nuclear Plant Operator Faces Fine State’s Only Commercial Reactor Cited For Violating Control Room Procedures

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has proposed a $50,000 fine for operators of the state’s only commercial nuclear reactor for violating control room requirements. The Washington Public Power Supply System, which …