Stories tagged: 911
UPDATED: Tue., May 23, 2017, 11:24 p.m.
Spokane County rolls out emergency notification system, smartphone app funded by sales tax
Local officials on Tuesday rolled out a new smartphone app and notification system that delivers real-time updates about local emergencies.
UPDATED: Thu., May 11, 2017, 8:43 a.m.
Saudis paid for U.S. veteran trips to help fight 9/11 lawsuit law
After Congress passed a new law allowing Sept. 11 victims’ families to sue Saudi Arabia in U.S. courts, opponents mounted an expensive political campaign, including paying American military veterans to …
UPDATED: Wed., April 26, 2017, 7:56 a.m.
Spokane County voters overwhelmingly approve sales tax for 911 services
Spokane County residents voted to renew a one-tenth of 1 percent sales tax that’s used to fund upgrades to emergency communication technology used by firefighters and law enforcement.
UPDATED: Fri., April 21, 2017, 8:32 p.m.
Spokane County ballots in April special election due Tuesday
Election officials predict turnout about 35 percent on this ballot, asking voters to renew several tax measures funding emergency communications, libraries in the city of Spokane and firefighting efforts in …
Sat., March 25, 2017, midnight
A 4-year-old boy thought his mother was dead. So he used Siri to save her life, police say.
London Metropolitan Police on Wednesday released audio from the child’s call to 999 – the British equivalent of 911 – showing that he exercised quick thinking under frightening circumstances.
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 …
Tue., March 14, 2017, midnight
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 …
Thu., Dec. 22, 2016, 10:46 a.m.
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 …
Wed., Sept. 28, 2016, 11 a.m.
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 …
Wed., Sept. 28, 2016, midnight
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 …
Tue., Sept. 27, 2016, 6:56 p.m.
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.
Tue., Sept. 27, 2016, 11:30 a.m.
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 …
Mon., Sept. 26, 2016, 3:21 p.m.
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 …
Fri., Sept. 23, 2016, 5:40 p.m.
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.
Fri., Sept. 23, 2016, noon
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 …
Sun., Sept. 11, 2016, 8:34 p.m.
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 …
Sun., Sept. 11, 2016, 11:49 a.m.
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 …
Sun., Sept. 11, 2016, 7:30 a.m.
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 …
Sun., Sept. 11, 2016, 7 a.m.
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 …
Sun., Sept. 11, 2016, 6:30 a.m.
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, …
Sun., Sept. 11, 2016, 3 a.m.
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.
Sun., Sept. 11, 2016, midnight
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. …
Sat., Sept. 10, 2016, 8:49 p.m.
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.
Fri., Sept. 9, 2016, 10:56 a.m.
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 …
Fri., Sept. 9, 2016, 10:36 a.m.
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.
Thu., Sept. 8, 2016, 11:07 a.m.
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 …
Wed., Sept. 7, 2016, 2:28 p.m.
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 …
Tue., Sept. 6, 2016, 6 a.m.
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.