Spokane County shifts course on criminal justice reform program, despite concerns from Prosecutor’s Office

Betty Q. Hixson

Spokane County appears to be shifting course on a significant, but stalled, criminal justice reform program. On Tuesday, the commissioners gave Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich permission to find a third-party vendor to run a supported release pilot program in Spokane County District Court. The decision followed a Spokesman-Review report published less […]

COVID-19 religious exemption concerns on shaky ground

Betty Q. Hixson

President Biden in September announced OSHA would issue an emergency temporary standard requiring companies with 100 or more employees to require vaccination or weekly COVID testing. (Adobe stock photo) Amy Adolay When it comes to religious exemption requests for COVID-19 vaccine mandates, employment attorney Amy Adolay couldn’t count the number […]