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UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 22, 2017, 4:32 p.m.

Sessions orders review of background check system for guns

Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Wednesday ordered a far-ranging review of the FBI database used to check the backgrounds of prospective gun buyers, after the Air Force failed to report …


Arizona GOP senator, Trump Jr. fight on Twitter over guns

Donald Trump Jr. and Republican Sen. Jeff Flake are engaging in a war of words on Twitter.


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 3, 2017, 9:18 p.m.

Two charged in connection with Moses Lake heroin bust

Two men were charged in connection with a large drug and gun bust in Moses Lake in which over 11 pounds of heroin was recovered.


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 26, 2017, 4:34 p.m.

Appeals court upholds Washington gun background check law

A federal appeals court panel has unanimously rejected a challenge to Washington’s law requiring background checks for gun transfers.


UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 22, 2017, 5:02 p.m.

Mom: Cub Scout kicked out of group after asking about guns

A Cub Scout was kicked out of his group after he questioned a Colorado state lawmaker about gun control and previous contentious comments she made about African-Americans.


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 11, 2017, 10:46 p.m.

Country artists rethink gun rights

Country music has long idealized the gun-owning lifestyle. But after a mass shooter killed himself and at least 58 people at Las Vegas’ Route 91 Harvest country music festival, voices …


Kathleen Parker: Trump recaptures the spotlight

The very last thing Trump needs right now is a political shootout over guns.


Amanda Erickson: Fear of crime drives America’s gun craze

It was in the 1960s and ’70s that Americans began talking about guns and gun rights as a crime issue. This framing turned the issue of gun ownership into a …


Editorial: Don’t assume ‘bump stocks’ will be banned

The NRA has said that it may be necessary to increase regulations for bump stocks and the like. No, we need a ban. Some members of Congress are trying to …


Spokane Police will add suppressors to rifles, citing concerns about hearing damage

Outfitting the agency’s 181 service rifles with suppressors is intended to protect officers and the public from the potential hearing damage if shots are fired, the department says.


‘Silencer’ bill gets mixed reaction from Inland Northwest lawmakers, law enforcement

A law that would transform an 80-year-old regulatory scheme governing the sale of noise-canceling devices for guns may soon get a vote in Congress. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers said she’s …


Christine M. Flowers: Political posturing after Vegas is repellent

I’m not blind to how people are using this tragedy to advance their political agendas.


Amy Goodman: We can have the gun debate

Let’s have the debate. Let’s open the airwaves and the halls of Congress, the classrooms and the town squares, to a vigorous debate about gun violence and how to stop …


Vegas shooting renews debate on high-capacity ammo magazines

The rapid-fire shooting that killed or injured hundreds of concertgoers in Las Vegas has highlighted the easy availability of ammunition magazines that allow shooters to fire dozens of shots without …


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 4, 2017, 9:43 p.m.

Some Republicans open to banning ‘bump stocks’ used in Vegas

Senior congressional Republicans said Wednesday they are open to considering legislation banning “bump stocks” like the shooter in Las Vegas apparently used to make semi-automatic rifles perform more like fully …


It’s past time to talk about gun violence

Like the heroes who assisted shooting victims, it’s the American people who will have to step up if they want to stem the wave of mass shootings.


Spokane schools campus resource officers ask for guns

Some campus resource officers have asked Spokane Public Schools to train and arm them with guns. However, the proposal won’t go anywhere. At least not until the next scheduled bargaining …


UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 2, 2017, 7:30 p.m.

Spokane flags ordered flown at half-staff after Las Vegas shooting, lawmakers offer condolences

State and national flags at city facilities will be flown at half-staff until sundown Friday in the wake of America’s deadliest shooting in modern history, Mayor David Condon announced Monday …


Man arrested near White House had at least nine firearms in vehicle, D.C. police said

A Florida man stopped for urinating near the White House on Sunday was arrested after authorities said they found at least nine firearms, including assault style weapons, in the trunk …


Lifting gun-silencer regs is dangerous

A bill now working its way through the House would remove silencers from the list of devices regulated by federal authorities.


Editorial: Freeman tragedy needs broader perspective

Why does it keep happening? What can we do? We all want to make sense of this. But the answers aren’t simple, no matter how much we wish they were


Editorial: Our turn to face tragedy, pull together

Now it’s our community that will never be the same; our students, parents, teachers, doctors, nurses and first responders who will never forget.


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 12, 2017, 12:46 p.m.

One in custody in connection to reports of shooter at hospital

One person was taken into custody Tuesday in connection to reports of an active shooter at the state’s largest hospital, the city said.


Man charged in fatal shooting at Seattle homeless encampment

A 34-year-old man has been charged in a fatal shooting inside a tent at a Seattle homeless encampment.


N.Y. officer accidentally shoots U.S. marshal in New Jersey

A New York City police officer hunting for a fugitive in New Jersey has accidentally shot a U.S. marshal in the foot while firing on a dog.


‘Easy money’ made selling Army weapons stolen by US soldiers

More than $1 million in weapons parts and sensitive military equipment was stolen out of Fort Campbell, Kentucky, and sold in a vast black market, some of it to foreign …


Trio takes aim at Oregon’s suicide-prevention gun law

Three Republican politicians hope to overturn a new Oregon law that makes it easier to take guns away from people considered at risk of suicide.


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 10, 2017, 9:25 p.m.

Seattle gun tax is valid, high court says

Washington Supreme Court upholds Seattle tax on guns and ammunition.


Montana man fatally shoots 1-year-old son

Lewis and Clark County officials are still investigating after a Helena man killed his 1-year-old son in a reported accidental shooting.


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 1, 2017, 10:33 a.m.

July violence pushes 2017 homicide total past 400 mark

July was another dangerous month in Chicago, with 74 homicides reported.