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Sept. 11

Ten years later, a look back at the terror attacks of 2001

Above: On the left, smoke rises into the sky on Sept. 11, 2001, in New York. On the right, the skyscraper known as One World Trade Center rises in lower Manhattan, Aug. 10, 2011.

Then & Now

Photos from 2001 juxtaposed with images from the current day

Iconic images

The photography that captured the September 11 tragedy in New York.

Graphics

Memorials for victims in New York, at the Pentagon, and on Flight 93

Reader photos

Spokesman-Review readers shared their photos and memories


Readers remember: The Twin Towers ›

People from all over the world, including the Inland Northwest, visited or once lived near the Twin Towers. Here, they reflect on that, 10 years after the towers fell down.


Read more about the Sept. 11 anniversary

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  • Mon., Sept. 12, 2011, 4:08 p.m.

    Congress reprises Sept. 11 chorus

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Members of Congress gathered on the steps of the Capitol on Monday to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks and raise a chorus of …


  • Mon., Sept. 12, 2011

    Fallen World Trade Center piece becomes Spokane fixture

    Hoisting up some of the very metal that fell in lower Manhattan 10 years ago and reading out the names of some of those who died when the World Trade …


  • Sun., Sept. 11, 2011

    Local Muslims report show of support, little backlash

    A few days after the attacks on Sept. 11, 2001, a mostly non-Muslim crowd showed up at the Spokane Islamic Center in north Spokane for afternoon prayers. “We had people …


  • Sun., Sept. 11, 2011

    Clark: The first to respond are the first to remember

    What happened 10 years ago today in New York City taught us lessons about evil and suffering and valor. These days, we’re learning a bit about the loathsome nature of …


  • Sun., Sept. 11, 2011

    Readers share stories of WTC visits before towers fell

    Mary Ann Murphy, of Spokane, has been watching older TV series recently, including “Sports Night,” which aired from 1998 to 2000. “Their opening depicted the twin towers,” she says. “It …


  • Sat., Sept. 10, 2011, 3:34 p.m.

    AP sources: No sign of US entry for terror plot

    WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. intelligence agencies have found no evidence that al-Qaida has sneaked any terrorists into the country for a strike coinciding with the 10th anniversary of the Sept. …


  • Sat., Sept. 10, 2011

    Enlisting support

    Five years ago, fraternal twin brothers from Hauser Lake realized their lifelong dream of enlisting in the U.S. Marines. They were eager to “see action” in Iraq or Afghanistan and …


  • Sat., Sept. 10, 2011

    Sept. 11 events

    A number of Sept. 11 memorial events are planned in the Inland Northwest: Today


  • Fri., Sept. 9, 2011

    Students say 9/11 education has been incomplete

    On Sept. 11, 2001, a Moses Lake second-grader drew a crayon rendition of the World Trade Center’s twin towers on fire, with people falling out of windows. “It was pretty …


  • Fri., Sept. 9, 2011

    Remembering Victim 0001

    The body bag marked “Victim 0001” on Sept. 11, 2001, contained the corpse of Father Mychal Judge, a Catholic chaplain with the Fire Department of New York. When he heard …


  • Fri., Sept. 9, 2011

    Archive captures the events of 9/11, unfiltered

    For many in New York and Washington, D.C., Sept. 11, 2001, was a personal experience, an attack on their cities. Most everywhere else in the world, it was a television …


  • Thu., Sept. 8, 2011, 6:23 p.m.

    NY firefighter thinks of 9/11 dead ‘every day’

    NEW YORK (AP) — Every day, Michael Simon is reminded of 11 men he worked alongside as a rookie firefighter, in the lessons of the craft they taught him, by …


  • Thu., Sept. 8, 2011, 5:01 p.m.

    10 years, 21,000 bone fragments, no 9/11 closure

    NEW YORK (AP) — His family has his spare firefighter uniform, but not the one he wore on 9/11 — or any other trace of him. Killed at the World …


  • Thu., Sept. 8, 2011, 2:14 p.m.

    Clinton to attend Pa. 9/11 memorial dedication

    SHANKSVILLE, Pa. (AP) — Bill Clinton will speak at this week’s dedication of the Flight 93 National Memorial in western Pennsylvania.


  • Thu., Sept. 8, 2011, 2:12 p.m.

    George W. Bush to visit Flight 93 memorial

    SHANKSVILLE, Pa. (AP) — Former President George W. Bush will speak at this week’s dedication of the Flight 93 National Memorial.


  • Thu., Sept. 8, 2011, 2:07 p.m.

    Families to hold service for Flight 93 remains

    SHANKSVILLE, Pa. (AP) — Relatives of passengers and crew members who perished on United Airlines Flight 93 will hold a private funeral and reinterment service for unidentified remains at the …


  • Thu., Sept. 8, 2011

    Terrorist activity festers in region

    The Sept. 11 attacks a decade ago transformed America’s terrorist tracking network. But across the Inland Northwest, where white supremacists and anti-government groups have been linked to fire bombings and …


  • Tue., Sept. 6, 2011

    Patriot Act vote defines Otter

    BOISE – Despite nearly 30 years in government, Idaho Gov. Butch Otter in many ways has come to be defined by a single vote he cast on Oct. 24, 2001. …


  • Mon., Sept. 5, 2011

    Cousin of Fort Hood shooter starts charity

    The cousin of the Army psychiatrist accused in a shooting rampage at an Army post in Texas has created a Muslim charity that denounces violence in the name of Islam, …


  • Mon., Sept. 5, 2011

    Readers Remember: Twin Towers

    When you glimpse the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center in pre-Sept. 11 movies or television shows, it still shocks. Visitors from all over the world, including the Inland …


  • Mon., Sept. 12, 2011, 8:36 a.m.

    Spokane area remembers 9/11

    Spokane Valley Fire Department Capts. Pat Schaffer, right, and Tag Baugh hoist a 1,200-pound steel beam that was recovered from the World Trade Center into place at the department’s new …


  • Sun., Sept. 11, 2011, 12:21 p.m.

    The last “Extra”

    MSNBC rebroadcast their 9/11 NBC broadcast and I watched it for about 90 minutes this morning, until the fall of the second twin tower. It’s the news account I watched …


  • Fri., Sept. 9, 2011, 12:18 p.m.

    In the Shadow of the Towers

    I’ve spent more than a week compiling our reader response to a request for twin towers memories. Lon Gibby, president and CEO of Gibby Media Group Inc. in Spokane Valley, …


  • Mon., Sept. 5, 2011, 6:30 a.m.

    Feeling 9/11 grief in head and shoulders

    All last week, I worked on a 9/11 picture and story project on our website, using photos and short essays more than 80 Inland Northwest readers had sent us about …


  • Fri., Sept. 10, 2010, 12:26 p.m.

    Raising money on Sept. 11

    If one stays around politics long enough, one will see things flip 180 degrees. Case in point: the suggestion that if a candidate for the U.S. Senate holds a fund-raiser …


  • Mon., Sept. 5, 2011

    Readers Remember: Twin Towers Photos

    When the twin towers fell Sept. 11, 2001, the loss of life horrified everyone. The destruction of the towers symbolized the horror. Inland Northwest people who “knew” the towers, due …