Monday, June 7, 2010

Morning Headlines: Public employees on defense

Posted on Mon, Jun 7, 2010 at 7:52 AM

Zehm trial starts today A federal court will begin hearing the case against Officer Karl F. Thompson, who is charged with using excessive force and lying to investigators (KXLY)

Former jail deputy charged with assault Wayne Green allegedly grabbed an inmate by the throat during a 2008 confrontation. Watch the video. (SR)

Spokane machinists ratify contract Union members at Triumph Composite Systems, which makes parts for Boeing planes, struck a deal that will preserve their jobs for three years. (Seattle Times)

Former Bonner County employee accused of embezzlement Kristan Peacock, the former county manager of the University of Idaho extension in Sandpoint, has been accused of embezzling public funds, though she has not yet been charged. (Daily Bee)

Avista wants to expand metering program The utility is asking Idaho's utilities commission to relax the eligibility requirements for people who want to generate their own home energy. (CdA Press)

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