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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.


EWU student nearly shot in police confrontation

Police say an Eastern Washington University student is lucky to be alive after he pointed a gun at two officers who saw him urinate on a building early today.


Fight over car led to double homicide

A fight over an old car near a remote Pend Oreille County lake led to a rare double homicide in which investigators believe the victims killed each other. No arrests …


Potlatch aiming for gun companies

Potlatch, Idaho, a former timber town tucked up against the Clearwater National Forest, hopes to use its history and culture to recruit a new kind of business: gun manufacturers. The …


Sheriff: Victims in double homicide killed each other

A fight over an old car near a remote Pend Oreille County lake led to a rare double homicide in which investigators believe the victims killed each other. No arrests …


Idaho town wants gun-themed development

Potlatch, Idaho – a former timber town tucked up against the Clearwater National Forest – hopes to use its history and culture to recruit a new kind of business: gun …


UPDATED: Thu., April 26, 2012, 6:45 p.m.

Man shot in abdomen on lower South Hill

A 35-year-old man was seriously injured when he was shot by an unidentified assailant Thursday.


Homeowner who shot burglar faces assault charge

A homeowner in Medical Lake accused of shooting a fleeing 14-year-old burglary suspect in the back last December has been charged with assault. In new court documents, Spokane County sheriff’s …


Masked ‘Robin Hood’ robs pizza shop at gunpoint

A masked man claiming to be Robin Hood robbed a north Spokane pizza shop at gunpoint today.


Girl found near Cusick; uncle arrested

A 14-year-old Spokane girl missing since Friday was rescued today near Cusick, Wash., and her uncle was arrested.


Browne’s Addition store robbed at gunpoint

A convenience store in Browne’s Addition was robbed at gunpoint Wednesday night.