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Spokane burglary suspect returns to jail

A burglary suspect arrested after reaching 100 mph during a freeway chase two weeks ago but later released from jail is back behind bars after police say he tried pawning …


West Valley High truants expelled over stolen firearms

Two high school truants accused of burglarizing Spokane Valley homes were expelled from West Valley High School after officials say they packed stolen firearms near the school on Wednesday.


Field reports: First elk hunt set at Turnbull

HUNTING – For the first time, big-game hunting is scheduled to occur on Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge this fall. Hunters can apply for one bull elk permit and 48 antlerless …


Man gets eight years for store holdup

A 25-year-old man who robbed a convenience store at gunpoint last fall was sentenced Tuesday to nearly eight years in prison.


Man gets prison for waving gun at teens

A man facing a lengthy prison term instead pleaded guilty Monday to a list of lesser charges that resulted from him waving a gun at a group of mostly teenagers.


Explosive device found in traffic stop

An explosive device was found during a traffic stop on Interstate 90 in Coeur d’Alene Sunday night. Julianne M. Lewis, of Pasco, and William F. Heavyrunner, of Browning, Mont., were …


Record guns sales boost wildlife programs

Wildlife agencies across the nation will reap some of the profits from record-setting gun sales that spiked from late 2008 and well into 2009 after Barack Obama’s nomination and election …


Loaded gun seized at Spokane County Courthouse

A Spokane woman was arrested today after she tried to bring a loaded gun to a court hearing on a domestic violence charge.


Leonard Pitts Jr.: Gun sight codes can’t compare to true faith

Have you heard about the Jesus rifles? ABC News broke the story last week. It seems there was this fellow named Glyn Bindon, who used weapons of war to speak …


Spokane County raids target stolen guns

Spokane County sheriff’s deputies, including the SWAT team, raided two homes Thursday morning searching for guns and other items stolen from a collector who was away over the holidays. A …


Man carrying assault weapon attends Obama protest

PHOENIX — About a dozen people carrying guns, including one with a military-style rifle, milled among protesters outside the convention center where President Barack Obama was giving a speech Monday …


Court denies gun-ban appeal

CHICAGO – A federal appeals court Tuesday upheld ordinances barring the ownership of handguns in most cases in Chicago and suburban Oak Park, finding a Supreme Court ruling in a …


House OKs bill allowing guns in national parks

WASHINGTON – Gun rights advocates have found a sweet spot in Democratic-dominated Washington, and they are using it to aggressively push legislation. Their latest victory came Wednesday when the House …


Bill allowing guns in parks advances

WASHINGTON – The Democratic-controlled Congress is moving to restore a Bush administration policy that allowed loaded guns in national parks. The Senate voted Tuesday to allow guns in national parks …


Pair of Montana Democrats may be gun lobby’s best allies

HELENA – Two Montana Democrats are leading the charge against gun control – and forcing former political foes to recognize that Democrats could be their strongest allies while the party …


Bears dogged in King County

Three Karelian bear dogs are being employed by the Washington Fish and Wildlife Department this year to help deal with bear problems, primarily in eastern King County. The medium-size, Finnish …


Gun rights bill clears House

If Idaho comes under a state of “extreme emergency” including martial law, invasion or insurrection, the state still shouldn’t be able to take away anyone’s guns, the Idaho House declared …


Martial-law gun rights bill passes Idaho House

Rep. Pete Nielsen, R-Mountain Home, today persuaded the Idaho House to vote 61-9 in favor of his legislation preventing the government from seizing guns in cases of “extreme emergency.”


Cops find no link between bomb, guns

A Molotov cocktail found at Gonzaga University, a student expelled and guns found off campus painted a frightening picture Thursday. The discoveries of the homemade bomb and the guns remain …


Man accused of keeping arsenal described as loner

A Spokane man who kept a massive arsenal of Vietnam-era machine guns, grenades and plastic explosives in a Bellevue storage locker is merely a loner with some unusual political views, …


Guns of winter

Comparisons will be made today between this season and the winter of 1968-69 as shotgunners gather to begin The Spokesman-Review Trapshoot. The shoot has been a winter tradition since 1916, …


The art of innovation

Samuel Colt’s name is synonymous with revolvers – the Walker Colt, the Colt Navy Revolver and the Colt .45. So naturally, revolvers by the dozen are at the heart of …


Church closed because of teen

Community United Methodist Church shut down its preschool and closed Wednesday when it learned that one of its child care workers was perhaps suicidal and driving around Coeur d’Alene with …


Assault-style rifles get mixed reviews for hunting

Hunters and shooters filed more than two dozen responses indicating a spectrum of opinion to last Sunday’s Out & About request for comments on the promotion of assault-style rifles for …


Armed with library card, Glock

This story first appeared Thursday in the Post Falls/Rathdrum edition of Your Voice.