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Conservation groups join boycott of Pa. outdoors show

Two of the nation’s largest hunting-oriented conservation groups have joined a fast-growing Second Amendment-based boycott of the Eastern Sports and Outdoors Show in Harrisburg, Pa. The Missoula-based Rocky Mountain Elk …


For Idaho lawmakers, concealed weapons permits don’t apply

BOISE – With Idaho lawmakers fired up to protect gun rights, more attention is being focused on a state law permitting any elected official, including legislators, to carry a hidden …


Idaho lawmakers don’t need concealed weapon permits

With Idaho state lawmakers fired up to protect gun rights, more attention is being focused on an Idaho law that’s been on the books since 1990 permitting any elected official …


Crowd in Coeur d’Alene roused for gun rights

A crowd of more than 1,000, many of them armed with rifles and pistols, rallied in support of gun-owner rights Saturday outside a Coeur d’Alene sporting goods store. It was …


Judge dismisses gun charge against Shea

State Rep. Matthew Shea no longer faces a misdemeanor gun charge sparked when he pulled a gun during a road rage dispute. Shea, R-Spokane Valley, was charged in 2011 for …


Inslee wants coal ports, trains studied

OLYMPIA – State and federal agencies studying potential impacts of a new coal terminal near Bellingham must consider the increased train traffic in Spokane and other cities around the state, …


Gun fight ahead for Obama

WASHINGTON – Conceding “this will be difficult,” President Barack Obama, in an emotion-laden plea to curb gun violence in America, urged a reluctant Congress on Wednesday to require background checks …


Lawmakers react to gun bill

WASHINGTON – Inland Northwest lawmakers gave mixed reviews to President Barack Obama’s gun control proposals unveiled Wednesday. Washington’s Democratic senators lauded the $500 million package of proposals as the right …


President’s gun control plan gets mixed reactions in region

According to local gun distributors, the only benefit of President Barack Obama’s attempts at gun control is that guns are flying off the shelves. “If he was looking for a …


More states exploring move to arm teachers

A movement to arm teachers is gaining traction across the country in the aftermath of the Connecticut school shooting that killed 20 children and six adults. Free firearms safety training …


Right to bear arms

Inland Northwest residents are applying for permits to carry concealed guns at between twice and three times the normal level. Spokane County residents are waiting in lines up to three …


Truth eludes in good guy gun story

Perhaps you’ve heard the story – the unreported, true story – of the good guy with a gun who stopped the shooting at that mall in Portland a few weeks …


Will there be a time to talk gun control?

If only those 20 children had been armed. If only those children had been trained and licensed in conceal and carry, then maybe there would have been a way to …


Police say Sunnyside boy, 3, shot self in face

SUNNYSIDE, Wash. — Sunnyside police say a 3-year-old boy accidentally shot himself in the face with his father’s handgun.


Spokane’s Jim Brock turns gunsmithing into an art form

When Jim Brock was 7, a buddy came over one day, excited to show him the .22-caliber rifle the boy’s father had given him. The gun didn’t shoot, he told …


Cab driver comes prepared to handle assailant

A man pulled a gun on the wrong cab driver late Friday night, police say.


Man arrested downtown with gun after shots fired

Spokane police arrested two men on gun and drug charges after they heard gunshots downtown late Wednesday.


Shawn Vestal: Our cultural narrative of violence

Shooting. Punching. Killing. If you were to judge us by what we find entertaining, you would conclude these are our holy trinity. The things we believe in more than any …


Gun top prize in fundraising raffle for shot deputies

A handgun is the top prize at a fundraiser raffle for two Spokane County sheriff’s deputies shot by a heroin trafficking fugitive last month.


Gunman subdued after shots fired at woman’s home

A Spokane burglary suspect believed to have fired several rounds into an elderly woman’s front door was arrested after a sheriff’s corporal shot him with bean bags in front of …


Spokane’s Furrer will shoot for USA in Olympics

Amanda Furrer doesn’t think much of her competition on the shooting range. “I can’t think about them at all,” said the 21-year-old hotshot from Spokane. “They’re all world-class, but when …


Landers: Olympian Furrer grows in confidence

Amanda Furrer doesn’t think much of her competition on the shooting range.


UPDATED: Tue., June 12, 2012, 7:28 p.m.

Homeowner in fatal shooting cleared; 911 call released

A Newman Lake homeowner did nothing wrong when he shot his girlfriend’s ex to death after being threatened by him with guns last month, prosecutors say.


Woman accused of stealing, using officer’s passport

A Spokane woman is accused of stealing a federal Homeland Security officer’s passport and using it to pawn two stolen rifles. Investigators identified Amanda Wayne Macklin, 23, as a suspect …


Teens cited for underage drinking at graduation party

Spokane area-high school students celebrating graduation were cited for drinking underage Tuesday night in Pend Oreille County.


Brazen robberies may be linked

A takeover-style robbery that targeted customers and employees at a McDonald’s restaurant in south Spokane may be connected to a similar gunpoint attack at a nearby home five days later, …


UPDATED: Mon., June 4, 2012, 6:51 p.m.

Police probe possible connection in takeover robberies

A takeover-style robbery that targeted customers and employees at a McDonald’s in south Spokane may be connected to a similar gunpoint attack at a nearby home five days later.


Two home-invasion robberies reported

A man was shot in the leg late Tuesday in what Spokane police are investigating as a possible home-invasion robbery. The 11 p.m. shooting in the 900 block of East …


Man shoots, kills armed intruder

Doug Snarski knew someone was going to die when he realized his girlfriend’s ex was inside their home early Sunday. The intruder, Sean Parsons, was armed with a shotgun, a …


UPDATED: Mon., May 14, 2012, 6:45 p.m.

In exchange of gunfire, homeowner kills intruder

Doug Snarski knew someone was going to die when he realized his girlfriend’s ex was inside their home early Sunday.