Stories tagged: gun violence
Sat., May 19, 2018
Legislature needs special session to make schools safer, senator says
Senate leader calls for special legislative session to improve school safety.
Fri., April 20, 2018, 9:22 p.m.
Stoneman Douglas High student speaks as students, teachers rally
Following another round of student walkouts Friday morning, student-activists took center stage at an afternoon gathering of the Washington Education Association, the state’s biggest teachers union, in Spokane’s Riverfront Park.
UPDATED: Fri., April 20, 2018, 8:29 p.m.
Valley students rally against gun violence
More than 100 Central Valley and University High School students gathered at Terrace View Park in Spokane Valley Friday morning to protest gun violence for National Walkout Day.
UPDATED: Fri., April 20, 2018, 1:51 p.m.
Students begin school walkouts on Columbine anniversary
Students from Florida to Chicago streamed out of their schools Friday in the latest round of gun-control activism following the February shooting at a high school in Parkland, Florida.
UPDATED: Sun., April 8, 2018, 9:24 p.m.
Advocates: School gun clubs teach discipline, not violence
Their classmates took to the streets to protest gun violence and to implore adults to restrict guns, seeming to forecast a generational shift in attitudes toward the Second Amendment. But …
Sat., April 7, 2018, 4:40 p.m.
Sharpton, school survivor, announce anti-gun violence rally
A survivor of the Parkland, Florida, school shooting joined the Rev. Al Sharpton on Saturday to announce a June rally in front of President Donald Trump’s Manhattan apartment to protest …
UPDATED: Thu., March 29, 2018, 11:14 p.m.
McMorris Rodgers, Knezovich take questions on gun violence at Ferris High School
A group of teenagers from various Spokane high schools peppered Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers with a variety gun-related questions Thursday at Ferris High School.
Sat., March 17, 2018, 9:51 a.m.
School-walkout unity also lays bare division among students
As she addressed the crowd during the walkout at her Idaho high school, Kylee Denny faced heckles and name-calling from a group of students carrying American flags, she said. The …
UPDATED: Fri., March 16, 2018, 8:30 p.m.
In wake of big student protest, Idaho Senate passes school-threats bill, 32-1
House Bill 665, which expands Idaho’s laws on violent threats against schools cleared the Idaho Senate Friday on an overwhelming 32-1 vote, with several senators citing the big student protest …
UPDATED: Wed., March 14, 2018, 10:44 p.m.
Close to 2,000 students rally against gun violence at Idaho Capitol
Close to 2,000 people gathered on the Idaho Capitol steps to rally against gun violence on Wednesday – most of them high school and junior high students.
UPDATED: Tue., March 13, 2018, 6:01 p.m.
Inslee to students: Speak up against gun violence
Gov. Jay Inslee encourages students to protest gun violence on Wednesday, will talk to some in Seattle.
Sun., March 11, 2018, 10 a.m.
Schools brace for massive student walkouts over gun violence
As schools around the country brace for student walkouts following the deadly shooting in Parkland, Florida, principals and superintendents are scrambling to perform a delicate balancing act: How to let …
UPDATED: Tue., March 6, 2018, 10:49 p.m.
Women gather in Spokane to learn how to take action against gun violence
Dozens of woman came to express their thoughts on gun violence and learn how to spur legislative action, during a Moms Demand Action For Gun Sense in America gathering Tuesday …
Sat., March 3, 2018, 11:11 a.m.
It’s clear Trump is hazy in outlining gun measure priorities
In his quest to tackle gun violence, President Donald Trump has alternated between calling for tougher laws and declaring his fealty to the Second Amendment’s right to bear arms, leaving …
Fri., March 2, 2018, 2:46 p.m.
Trump leaves lawmakers hanging on gun priorities
In his quest to tackle gun violence, President Donald Trump has ricocheted between calling for tougher laws and declaring his fealty to the Second Amendment’s right to bear arms, leaving …
Thu., March 1, 2018, 4:01 p.m.
Review: ‘Death Wish’ unsuccessfully tries to have it both ways on guns
Since everything old is new again, it stands to reason that the 1974 Charles Bronson vehicle “Death Wish,” based on a 1972 novel by Brian Garfield, would be dredged up …
UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 26, 2018, 12:07 p.m.
Inslee addresses Trump in governors meeting about gun violence
President Donald Trump told the nation’s governors on Monday that the country will “turn our grief into action” following the deadly mass shooting at a Florida high school, conferring with …
UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 25, 2018, 9:09 p.m.
Congress has ideas on gun violence, but no consensus
After a 10-day break, members of Congress are returning to work under hefty pressure to respond to the outcry over gun violence. But no plan appears ready to take off …
UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 21, 2018, 6:47 p.m.
Trump hears emotional students, parents; expresses interest in concealed carry for teachers
Spilling out wrenching tales of lost lives and stolen security, students and parents appealed to President Donald Trump on Wednesday to set politics aside and protect America’s school children from …
Wed., Dec. 27, 2017, 12:57 p.m.
Rihanna mourns cousin’s death, calls for end to gun violence
Rihanna is mourning the death of her cousin and calling for an end to gun violence.
Fri., Nov. 10, 2017
Amy Goodman: Domestic violence connected to mass shootings
“The majority of mass shootings are connected to domestic violence or family violence in some way,” Sarah Tofte, research director at Everytown for Gun Safety, told us on the “Democracy …
UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 8, 2017, 9:45 p.m.
Shawn Vestal: The wrenching shooting at Freeman vanishes in our cycle of massacres
When it comes to mass shootings these days, afters blend right into befores. Gun massacres come with such regularity that every aftermath is a prelude, and the largest portion of …
Sun., April 16, 2017, 12:42 p.m.
29 people shot in less than 18 hours in Chicago
In the pouring rain, the man pulled a fur-lined hood over his head and stood on the porch of his younger brother’s home in Chicago’s Douglas Park neighborhood early Sunday, …
Sat., Feb. 18, 2017, 4:02 p.m.
Chicago police: Man charged in shooting death of toddler
A man has been charged in a Chicago shooting captured on video that killed two people, including a toddler, and wounded a pregnant woman, police said Saturday.
Mon., Jan. 16, 2017, 7 p.m.
PG-13 movies showcase the most – and the most unrealistic – gun violence, study shows
The last three years’ worth of Hollywood blockbusters represent an escalation of gun violence depicted in film, and have exposed more families and younger teens to mayhem devoid of consequence, …
Sun., Sept. 25, 2016, 6:48 p.m.
Mass shooting scenario part of normal training in Spokane County, sheriff says
At least 20 people have died in mass shootings in Washington this year.
Sat., Aug. 27, 2016, 8:29 p.m.
Digest: Mancini leads Endwell, New York, to Little League title game
Michael Mancini led Endwell, New York, to the Little League World Series championship game Saturday, striking out 11 in a 4-2 victory over Goodlettsville, Tennessee, in the U.S. final in …
Sat., July 16, 2016
Nick Selby: New tactics needed to reduce gun violence
Critics called it “paying gang members not to shoot people.” It was more than that. And it worked.
Tue., May 31, 2016, 11:44 a.m.
Chicago sees violent holiday weekend with six killed, dozens wounded
Chicago began the unofficial start of summer over Memorial Day weekend with dozens of shootings that killed six people and wounded 56 others, contributing to a spike in violent crime …
Wed., Jan. 6, 2016, 9:55 p.m.
Gov. Jay Inslee orders more state data on gun violence
Gov. Jay Inslee ordered state agencies to come up with more data on gun deaths and determine whether people violating the state’s background check law are being prosecuted.