Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Straub's cushy job, and other news of the day

Posted By on Wed, Dec 16, 2015 at 9:25 AM

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Mayor David Condon and Police Chief Frank Straub in happier times


$22 a word
Former police chief Frank Straub is finished with his homework, the Spokesman-Review writes. For writing less than a local journalist writes in a week over three months, Straub was paid more than a local journalist makes in a year. He did, however, use the space to level accusations at the police department, explaining that the "old guard" was hurting reform efforts. “I tried to break the ‘stranglehold’ these officers had on the department, in the end, it contributed to my termination, as it ended the tenure of previous chiefs," Straub wrote.

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Daniel Walters

A lifelong Spokane native, Daniel Walters was a staff reporter for the Inlander from 2009 to 2023. He reported on a wide swath of topics, including business, education, real estate development, land use, and other stories throughout North Idaho and Spokane County.His work investigated deep flaws in the Washington...