Katie’s Take

Katie’s Take

CFJ extern Katherine Freeman-Otte on being here, and now.

Breaking: BNSF’s motion to dismiss our Clean Water Act case is DENIED

Breaking: BNSF’s motion to dismiss our Clean Water Act case is DENIED

The coal dust case against BNSF for Clean Water Act Violations that we filed with our allies (The Sierra Club, Puget Soundkeeper, […]

Are We Clear Yet?

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Mayor’s commission emphasizes independent investigatory authority for police Ombudsman.

Not Buying It


Council delivers stunning rebuke to the mayor on police oversight.

Condon’s “Travesty”

Condon B&W

After bargaining with the Spokane Police Guild for 22 months, the Mayor’s spokesman now concedes the City didn’t even negotiate for independent investigations.

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In the Cause of Trent Yohe

Center sues Spokane County and three deputies over a death in the Valley.

Spokane Mayor Mary Verner at Monday night’s meeting

The Mayor Wades In

Mary Verner walked into a tension-packed Spokane City Council meeting on June 29th to fight for her police ombudsman pick.

Breean Beggs

The Tipping Point?

In a CFJ video journal, the Center’s Breean Beggs offers a frank assessment of how the recent federal indictment in the Otto Zehm case is affecting public attitudes toward city leaders and Spokane police.

Otto Zehm

The Indictment

Spokane Police Officer Karl F. Thompson, Jr., is indicted on two federal felony counts in the Otto Zehm case.

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