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UPDATED: Wed., May 1, 2019, 10:15 p.m.

Spokane’s May Day March takes stand against local agencies working with border patrol

A group of protesters gathered Wednesday in Riverfront Park is calling on Spokane County officials to stop working with border patrol agents.


UPDATED: Fri., April 12, 2019, 8:10 p.m.

Trump considering ‘placing Illegal Immigrants’ in Dem cities

President Donald Trump said Friday he is strongly considering releasing “Illegal Immigrants” into Democratic strongholds to punish congressional foes for inaction on the border– just hours after White House and …


UPDATED: Thu., April 4, 2019, 9:25 p.m.

Motel 6 agrees to pay $12 million to settle lawsuit

The national chain Motel 6 has agreed to pay $12 million to settle a lawsuit filed by Washington state claiming names of hotel guests were provided to immigration officials for …


UPDATED: Fri., March 15, 2019, 9:38 p.m.

Policy shift means uneasy wait in Mexico for asylum seekers

Juan Carlos Perla says he spent his first night in the U.S. in a cold immigration cell with 21 others at the nation’s busiest border crossing. Fluorescent lights were always …


Icing an athletic injury? That might only make things worse.

Icing, it turns out, is like flossing: an ingrained practice that seems practical but is not strongly supported by clinical evidence.


Washington State University, University of Idaho delay classes due to icy conditions

Washington State University in Pullman and University of Idaho in Moscow delayed classes Thursday morning as melting snow turned to ice overnight.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 13, 2019, 9:06 p.m.

Washington bill would limit state assistance to federal immigration enforcement

State and local agencies would be limited in what help they could give to federal immigration officials under a bill supporters say is designed to expand new business opportunities for …


UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 3, 2019, 9:13 p.m.

Deep freeze expected this week

Wondering how cold it’s going to get this winter? This week might reveal the answer. The National Weather Service is warning of ice and freezing temperatures in the Spokane area, …


UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 4, 2019, 7:09 p.m.

Border Patrol arrests kept secret

Even when the Border Patrol books suspects into a county jail and eventually into the Northwest Detention Center in Tacoma, immigration officials generally refuse to disclose the names of those …


ICE force-feeding multiple detainees on hunger strike

Immigration and Customs Enforcement has been force-feeding six detainees who are on a hunger strike at a Texas detention facility.


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 17, 2019, 9:04 a.m.

Ice disk in Maine as large as a football field stops rotating

Maine’s giant spinning ice disk that quickly gained international fame seems to have met its end.


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 27, 2018, 9:48 p.m.

Spokane awakes to icy roads Thursday after winter storm brings up to 3 inches of snow

One of the largest accumulations of snow in this decidedly mild winter arrived Wednesday.


Deported immigrants get their last flight on ‘ICE Air’

Shackled at their ankles and wrists and their shoelaces removed, a long line of men and women waited on the tarmac as a team of officers patted them down and …


Seattle University Law School suspends externship with ICE

After pressure from students, Seattle University School of Law administrators suspended its externship with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.


UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 12, 2018, 4:35 p.m.

U.S. says transfer from FEMA funds won’t harm hurricane relief

Trump administration officials pushed back Wednesday against a Democratic senator’s claim that nearly $10 million from the government’s disaster relief agency was transferred to immigration enforcement.


ICE issuing more immigrant ankle monitors. But do they work?

Federal authorities’ shift away from separating immigrant families caught in the U.S. illegally now means that many parents and children are quickly released, only to be fitted with electronic monitoring …


Trump to celebrate ‘heroes’ of ICE as political debate over federal agency intensifies ahead of midterms

President Donald Trump on Monday will offer public praise of federal immigration officers and tout them as “heroes” at a White House event aimed at drawing a sharp contrast with …


Court: Ex-federal immigration lawyer can be sued for forgery

A U.S. appeals court says a former federal immigration lawyer who forged a document in an effort to get a man deported can be sued for damages.


Sheriff Ben Wolfinger: ICE is doing its job: Enforcing our country’s laws

As the president of the Western States Sheriffs’ Association, I have the privilege of representing sheriffs from 16 states west of the Mississippi River on a variety of issues. One …


After 5 weeks in a Seattle church, immigrant still has hope

For the past five and a half weeks, Jose Robles has been confined to Gethsemane Lutheran Church in downtown Seattle, where he sought sanctuary in late June to avoid deportation …


Advocates say immigrant child died after leaving ICE custody

A report that a child died shortly after being released from a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement facility in Texas inflamed the debate Wednesday over the detention of immigrant families, …


Photo of security guard with ICE card at Seattle light-rail station baffles Sound Transit, immigration agency

The Trump administration’s immigration policies have fueled rumors in recent weeks that Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents have been seen at Sound Transit stations, prompting Seattle officials to assure …


UPDATED: Fri., July 6, 2018, 12:59 p.m.

VP Pence defends immigration agency, rips Democrats

Vice President Mike Pence on Friday defended federal immigration authorities against what he called “spurious attacks,” accusing Democrats of making opposition to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement central to their …


Karen Tumulty: ‘Abolish ICE’ is a trap for Democrats

“Abolish ICE” has become the new rallying cry of the left, which is trying to turn the fury Americans are feeling about the horrors at the Mexican border on the …


UPDATED: Wed., July 4, 2018, 7:32 p.m.

Protester’s climb shuts down Statue of Liberty on July 4

A person has climbed the Statue of Liberty’s base on the Fourth of July shortly after the arrests of several people who hung a banner calling for abolishing Immigration and …


Los Angeles approves $10M to help separated children

Los Angeles on Tuesday approved using a $10 million fund to provide legal help to children separated from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border.


This Basin City woman says ICE arrested her mom to get to her brother

A Basin City woman claims U.S. immigration officers detained her Wednesday to use her as a bargaining chip to get her son to surrender himself.


UPDATED: Fri., June 29, 2018, 7:56 p.m.

New rallying call for 2020 Democrats: ‘Abolish ICE’

Several prominent Democrats who are mulling a bid for the White House in 2020 sought to bolster their progressive credentials this week by calling for major changes to immigration enforcement, …


Seattle ICE lawyer facing prison time for stealing identities of would-be immigrants

A former ICE chief lawyer in Seattle faces a federal judge Thursday for sentencing on charges that he victimized “particularly vulnerable” illegal or undocumented immigrants by stealing their identities, according …


Sessions defends Trump administration’s immigration policies

While hundreds of protesters rallied outside, Attorney General Jeff Sessions defended the Trump administration’s immigration policies Monday, calling on Congress to act and asserting that many children were brought to …