Friday, May 12, 2017

HR nixes firefighting military veteran in Spokane fire chief search, Trump might kill press briefings, and other news of the day

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click to enlarge The Local 29 firefighters union hasn't been happy with the hiring process for Spokane's new fire chief.
The Local 29 firefighters union hasn't been happy with the hiring process for Spokane's new fire chief.

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Fire and hire

Why did the city HR's department reject a longtime Spokane firefighter and experienced military veteran for the fire chief job before he got an interview?

Smoke show
You have one more chance to see The Smokes — tonight! — before they leave Spokane.

Presidential resignation
Spokane Falls CC's president is departing for a similar job in Virginia.


Your results are in
The Bloomsday results books are out.


IN OTHER NEWS:


You know we're creative if it's in the title of our slogan

Spokane is ditching its underrated "Near Nature, Near Perfect" slogan in favor of "Creative by Nature." (Spokesman-Review)

Becoming the news

A newspaper editor in Colville has been charged with shoplifting. (Spokesman-Review)

Roll the tape

On Twitter, President Donald Trump appears to threaten fired FBI Director James Comey by making reference to "tapes" of their dinner. Oh, and Trump says he might cancel press briefings. (New York Times)

The Garland dream lives?
The Washington Post suggests that the Merrick-Garland-for-FBI-director proposal perhaps isn't the most serious offer from congressional Republicans.

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A lifelong Spokane native, staff writer Daniel Walters is the Inlander's City Hall reporter. But he also reports on a wide swath of other topics, including business, education, real estate development, land use, and other stories throughout North Idaho and Spokane County.He's reported on deep flaws in the Washington...