City Of Fulton Secures Funding For Firefighters Amid Statewide Staffing Shortages

The City of Fulton Fire Department is charged not just with protecting people within the city’s limits, but in surrounding towns and villages that are struggling to find volunteer firefighters. It’s partially why Fulton’s Fire Chief applied for a federal grant which has brought $1.062 million to the department to hire four new firefighters. “It’s […]

Low Morale And High Turnover Plague Boise Police Department

The situation within the Boise Police Department continues to cause residents in the Boise area to be concerned about the department’s current direction. The BPD has been under siege since the appointment, then forced resignation of chief Ryan Lee. Another published report details that a few more officers have resigned. The department, at one time, […]

City Of Tukwila, Former Officer Took Measures To Cover Up Firing

A former Tukwila police officer – once fired from the job for repeated use of excessive force – recently got a second chance to work as a cop in the small Thurston County city of Tenino.  Officer Christopher Backus passed a background check before Tenino hired him last summer. But it’s unlikely city leaders found any […]

Spokane City Council Inserts Itself Into Future Labor Negotiations

The Spokane City Council doesn’t want any more surprises during labor negotiations. On Feb. 13, the City Council voted 5-2 to require that a Council liaison sit in and keep the Council apprised during future collective bargaining negotiations. No tentative agreements can be offered without the Council first having a chance to weigh in. Continue […]