Two priests in high-level positions at Gonzaga University resigned today. Both previously held leadership roles in the Jesuits’ Oregon Province while it sent Jesuits accused of sexual abuse to live in a home on campus.
Behind his Nome radio station’s closed doors, Father James Poole was a serial sexual predator. He abused at least 20 women and girls, according to court documents. But the last chapter in his story reveals a new twist in the Catholic abuse scandal: Poole was sent to live out his retirement years on Gonzaga University’s campus in Spokane, Washington.
Cities in the Pacific Northwest are looking at several startups to help police the proliferation of vacation rentals in their communities. Two cities in Oregon recently checked online listings: about 80 percent of advertised rentals were unlicensed.