• Capt. Brad Arleth, a high-ranking police officer, has been placed on paid administrative leave, pending the outcome of an investigation
The city is being tight-lipped about what the investigation is centered on, but the news is the most recent in a string of shakeups at the Spokane Police Department.
• Occupation of federal building in Eastern Oregon continues
A group of militants have continued their standoff after taking over a building at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge to protest the jailing of two Eastern Oregon ranchers convicted of arson. Ammon Bundy, who is helping lead the effort, spoke to reporters yesterday.