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UPDATED: Thu., March 16, 2017, 2:52 p.m.

Spokane leaders urge voters to extend sales tax funding 911 service

First responders and elected leaders in Spokane are urging voters to approve in April the extension of a sales tax they say will keep the emergency communication system from falling …


Debate to persist on eve of Iraq invasion

The questions that were unanswered before the president declared the window for diplomacy shut are unanswered still.


UPDATED: Sun., March 12, 2017, 8:05 p.m.

Families of 9/11 victims might soon get day in court against Saudi officials

For more than 14 years, relatives of the nearly 3,000 people who died Sept. 11, 2001, battled Washington, D.C., and several federal judges for the right to sue Saudi Arabia …


Obama dumps registry for some immigrant men, mostly Muslims

The Obama administration said Thursday it is officially scrapping a post-9/11 requirement for immigrant men from predominantly Muslim countries to register with the federal government. The U.S. hasn’t been using …


White House blasts Senate for override vote

The White House says the U.S. Senate vote to override President Barack Obama’s veto of Sept. 11 legislation is an “embarrassing” shirking of its duties.


UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 28, 2016, 9:50 a.m.

Congress overrides president’s veto of Sept. 11 legislation

Congress voted overwhelmingly Wednesday to allow families of Sept. 11 victims to sue Saudi Arabia for its alleged backing of the attackers, handing Barack Obama the first veto override of …


Front Porch: Patriotism manifested fittingly at Crosby’s home

A few Sundays ago, it was Sept. 11 – the 15th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon – and I was at the …


Man who returned 9/11 flag from ground zero identified

The man who turned in an American flag raised at ground zero on Sept. 11 to a Washington state courthouse has been identified.


9/11 bill could be devastating to U.S. military, defense chief says

Legislation that would allow the families of Sept. 11 victims to sue the government of Saudi Arabia for allegedly backing the terrorists who carried out the attacks could be devastating …


Senate will vote Wednesday on whether to override veto of 9/11 bill

The Senate on Wednesday will kick off Congress’ attempt to override President Barack Obama’s veto of a bill that would allow families of 9/11 victims to sue Saudi Arabia, according …


Obama vetoes 9/11 bill veto, likely setting up first congressional override of his presidency

President Barack Obama on Friday vetoed legislation that would allow families of 9/11 victims to sue Saudi Arabia over its alleged ties to the terrorists who carried out the attacks.


Coeur d’Alene producer captivated by Broadway-bound 9/11 musical

Coeur d’Alene stage producer Laura Little is part of the team behind “Come From Away,” a popular musical about what happened after 38 commercial flights were diverted to a remote …


Seahawks fans glad to see players stand in their show of unity during national anthem

Terry Brown needed a minute or two to hold back the tears. He took his 8-year-old son Colby to the Seahawks opener on a sun-kissed Sunday afternoon knowing team members …


Nation marks 15th anniversary of 9/11 attacks

With solemn ceremonies and prayers, moments of silence and the ringing of bells, the nation Sunday marked the 15th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks that killed 2,977 people …


U.S. Muslim reflects on 9/11 and his lonely fight against extremism

Following 9/11, Abdul Cader has come to personify mainstream America’s idea of the “good Muslim” – the guy Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has in mind when he says American …


On 9/11, a town in Canada offered refuge to 7,000 stranded travelers

Fifteen years ago, on the day the World Trade Center fell, the Pentagon burned and almost 3,000 people died, hundreds of aircraft carrying thousands of frightened passengers were ordered to …


After 15 years, last artifacts of 9/11 have been given away

Behind the barbed wire, the white minivan’s busted windows and crumpled roof hint at its story. But forklifted to this windblown spot on the John F. Kennedy International Airport tarmac, …


Spokane-area high schoolers talk about how 9/11 has shaped their lives

Students from East Valley, Medical Lake and Ferris High Schools share what 9/11 means to them, and how the date has shaped their lives.


High school students have never known a world before 9/11

Most teenagers in high school today weren’t able to walk on Sept. 11, 2001. Some couldn’t talk. Others weren’t even born. They didn’t (or couldn’t) understand what was happening then. …


Trump, Clinton to visit ground zero

Donald Trump is planning to mark the 15th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terror attacks by attending the official commemoration at ground zero, a source tells the Associated Press.


San Antonio mattress store apologizes after its ad for 9/11 sale spoofs towers falling

A San Antonio mattress store says it will donate 30 percent of its sales this weekend to a 9/11 charity after drawing widespread criticism for an advertisement promoting a “Twin …


House passes 9/11 legislation as Obama veto threat looms

The House has approved a bipartisan bill that would allow families of Sept. 11 victims to sue the government of Saudi Arabia. The measure was approved by voice vote Friday.


Wal-Mart: Coke display stacked like twin towers removed

Wal-Mart says a display of Coke cans stacked to look like the World Trade Center has been removed from a Florida store, and was not meant to be disrespectful near …


9/11 flag believed to be lost found in Washington state

EVERETT – A U.S. flag that turned up in Washington state in 2014 is believed to be the flag that was raised by firefighters above the site of the 9/11 …


Congress pressured by 9/11 families to let them sue nations that funded terrorism

Marge Mathers, 75, is a 9/11 widow from New Jersey who “fled to Texas” in 2002 after her husband was killed in the World Trade Center.


Clark County text-to-911 program a success so far

Clark Regional Emergency Services Agency reported that so far, the text-to-911 program has gone well.


Secret chapter of 9/11 inquiry released after 13-year wait

Newly declassified pages from a congressional report into 9/11 released Friday have reignited speculation that some of the hijackers had links to Saudis, including government officials – allegations that were …


CIA documents detail torture tactics after Sept. 11

Nearly 900 pages of previously classified CIA emails, interrogation reports and internal investigations revealed disturbing new details about the CIA’s use of torture after the Sept. 11 attacks.


Trump called ‘small man’ for taking 9/11 money

Donald Trump is “a small man” for accepting $150,000 from a federal fund for small businesses hurt by the Sept. 11 attacks and should return the money or donate it …


Zulfi Ahmed: Hey Muslims, reach out and get involved

Put a moratorium on building houses of prayers and put your money in houses that give shelter, safety and hope to humanity.