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Jim Camden

Jim Camden

Jim Camden joined The Spokesman-Review in 1981. He is currently the political reporter and state government reporter in the newspaper's Olympia bureau office.
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SATURDAY, AUG. 12, 1995

News >  Spokane

Former Party Leader Hailed As Helper

Attorney, political leader and businessman H. Henry Higgins was remembered Friday for his interest in Spokane's youth. Higgins, 66, died Sunday and was buried Friday after a funeral service at St. Aloysius Church.

THURSDAY, AUG. 10, 1995

TUESDAY, AUG. 8, 1995

News >  Spokane

Resolution Asks Release Of Hostages

Two congressmen moved Monday to demand the release of a Spokane man and four other hostages held for more than a month by guerrillas in northern India. A resolution, co-sponsored by Rep. George Nethercutt, R-Spokane, condemns a shadowy group of militants for the capture of psychologist Don Hutchings and four other Westerners. Drafted by Rep. Frank Pallone, D-N.J., the resolution calls for an immediate release of the hostages and an end to violent acts in the Indian state of Jammu-Kashmir. It was referred to the House International Relations Committee on Monday.

MONDAY, AUG. 7, 1995

THURSDAY, AUG. 3, 1995



News >  Spokane

Clash Expected Over Burning Regulations Change In Law Pits Clean Air Activists Against Grass Growers

Grass growers and a new environmental group are expected to clash tonight at a workshop on new burning regulations . The Spokane County Air Pollution Control Authority is trying to set rules for the 1996 burning season, which follows the harvest in the region's bluegrass fields. The growers want to end limits on the number of acres that each farmer can burn and the overall acreage for the county.


News >  Spokane

Judge Sues The Spokesman-Review For Libel Donna Wilson Seeks $1.5 Million For Stories Claiming She Read Book During Trial

Spokane County District Judge Donna Wilson is suing The Spokesman-Review for more than $1.5 million, claiming the newspaper made up a story about her reading a book during a trial. Wilson, acting as her own attorney in the lawsuit filed last week, claims the newspaper libeled her, invaded her privacy and subjected her to public ridicule with articles, columns and editorial cartoons published in 1993 and 1994.



News >  Spokane

License Dispute Disarms Some Federal Court House Guards Private Security Personnel Must Have Valid State Licenses

While security tightens at federal buildings around the country, most private security guards at the federal court house in Spokane have been disarmed, at least temporarily, in a dispute over licenses. Federal officials last week told guards from Eastern Washington Security Inc. that they could not carry firearms on the job if they did not have a valid state license.

MONDAY, JUNE 26, 1995



TUESDAY, JUNE 20, 1995

News >  Spokane

Freeholders’ Charter Plan Comes Up Blank

Spokane County freeholders have a vision for a new combined government. But we can't see it just yet. Copies of the proposed city-county charter rolled off the presses and into libraries, city halls and government offices around the county last week. But anyone picking up a copy of the 16-page tabloid may notice a peculiar thing.

MONDAY, JUNE 19, 1995

News >  Nation/World

Fairchild: One Year Later Carnage Fuels Gun Debate Moves To Restrict Weapons Rise, Fall As Massacres Occur, Are Forgotten

1. "It burned so much," said Hazel "Joy" Roberts of the bullet that hit her. "The blood was boiling." Photo by Kristy MacDonald/The Spokesman-Review. (This photo appeared in Spokane edition only). 2. "I'm too tough to die," says Rathdrum, Idaho, resident Omer Karns, who is back at his job, driving a van for the Disabled American Veterans. Photo by Kristy MacDonald/The Spokesman-Review . (This photo appeared in Idaho edition only).

News >  Nation/World

Fairchild: One Year Later Statistics Can Be Loaded In Assault-Gun Debate

Good numbers are hard to come by in the debate over semiautomatic assault weapons. Gun-rights advocates say statistics prove guns such as the MAK-90 rifle, which Dean Mellberg used in his rampage at Fairchild Air Force Base last year, aren't the problem. They cite FBI crime figures showing rifles of all types are used in less than 4 percent of the nation's murders. Handguns are used in 56 percent. But gun-control sponsors say that's misleading because the FBI doesn't have a separate category for assault weapons. Some murders committed by the recently banned guns are listed under the rifle category; others are included under handguns. They say that the number of assault weapons found at crime scenes or confiscated from criminals has doubled in the last two years.

SUNDAY, JUNE 18, 1995


News >  Nation/World

Spokane Has Plans For Hometown Hero

Capt. Scott O'Grady will talk to Air Force survival instructors, meet city leaders and be reunited with old friends later this week in Spokane. O'Grady, the Spokane native who was rescued last week after being shot down over Bosnia, will return home for two days, Air Force officials said Tuesday.


SUNDAY, JUNE 4, 1995


SATURDAY, MAY 27, 1995

News >  Spokane

Foley Will Supervise Union Vote

Tom Foley will help supervise a possible end to one of the state's longest-running labor disputes this summer when a group of vineyard workers decides whether it wants to join a union. The former House speaker will head a five-member commission to oversee the first farm union election in Washington state. "He was flattered to have the confidence of both sides," Foley spokeswoman Janet Gilpatrick said Friday.