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Looking Back: Past opinions provide perspective

Looking Back reviews opinions published in The Spokesman-Review during this week in history. American attacked, Sept. 12, 2001


UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 11, 2017, 2:12 p.m.

U.S. commemorates 9/11 with solemn, personal ceremonies

Americans commemorated 9/11 on Monday with tear-streaked tributes, a presidential warning to terrorists and appeals from victims’ relatives for unity and hope 16 years after the deadliest terrorist attack on …


UPDATED: Thu., May 11, 2017, 8:43 a.m.

Saudis paid for U.S. veteran trips to help fight 9/11 lawsuit law

After Congress passed a new law allowing Sept. 11 victims’ families to sue Saudi Arabia in U.S. courts, opponents mounted an expensive political campaign, including paying American military veterans to …


“Come From Away” gets warm welcome on Broadway

“Come From Away” is based on the real-life story of how the tiny Canadian town of Gander, Newfoundland, took in and comforted thousands of stranded air passengers on 9/11, when …


Man who returned 9/11 flag from ground zero identified

The man who turned in an American flag raised at ground zero on Sept. 11 to a Washington state courthouse has been identified.


Senate will vote Wednesday on whether to override veto of 9/11 bill

The Senate on Wednesday will kick off Congress’ attempt to override President Barack Obama’s veto of a bill that would allow families of 9/11 victims to sue Saudi Arabia, according …


Outside View: Suing the Saudis would boomerang

It is clear the bill would undermine the principle of sovereign immunity, under which such disputes are resolved between nations, not in courts. No state would be more vulnerable than …


Nation marks 15th anniversary of 9/11 attacks

With solemn ceremonies and prayers, moments of silence and the ringing of bells, the nation Sunday marked the 15th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks that killed 2,977 people …


U.S. Muslim reflects on 9/11 and his lonely fight against extremism

Following 9/11, Abdul Cader has come to personify mainstream America’s idea of the “good Muslim” – the guy Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has in mind when he says American …


On 9/11, a town in Canada offered refuge to 7,000 stranded travelers

Fifteen years ago, on the day the World Trade Center fell, the Pentagon burned and almost 3,000 people died, hundreds of aircraft carrying thousands of frightened passengers were ordered to …


Trump, Clinton to visit ground zero

Donald Trump is planning to mark the 15th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terror attacks by attending the official commemoration at ground zero, a source tells the Associated Press.


House passes 9/11 legislation as Obama veto threat looms

The House has approved a bipartisan bill that would allow families of Sept. 11 victims to sue the government of Saudi Arabia. The measure was approved by voice vote Friday.


Wal-Mart: Coke display stacked like twin towers removed

Wal-Mart says a display of Coke cans stacked to look like the World Trade Center has been removed from a Florida store, and was not meant to be disrespectful near …


Congress pressured by 9/11 families to let them sue nations that funded terrorism

Marge Mathers, 75, is a 9/11 widow from New Jersey who “fled to Texas” in 2002 after her husband was killed in the World Trade Center.


Past opinions provide perspective

Military draft, Sept. 7, 1956 Presidential candidate Adlai Stevenson caught the ire of the editorial board.


Secret chapter of 9/11 inquiry released after 13-year wait

Newly declassified pages from a congressional report into 9/11 released Friday have reignited speculation that some of the hijackers had links to Saudis, including government officials – allegations that were …


Senate approves Sept. 11 legislation despite Saudi threats

The Senate passed legislation Tuesday that would allow families of Sept. 11 victims to sue the government of Saudi Arabia despite a White House veto threat and fierce objections from …


House Speaker Ryan won’t back bill allowing 9/11 victims to sue Saudi Arabia

House Speaker Paul Ryan is refusing to endorse bipartisan legislation that would allow the families of Sept. 11 victims to sue the government of Saudi Arabia for any role that …


Congress considers renewing law providing health benefits for Sept. 11 first responders

It took nine years after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks for Congress to guarantee health care for the firefighters, police officers, chaplains and others who fell ill as a result …


Ground broken at Arena for memorial to fallen heroes

Several hundred people gathered Friday morning – the anniversary of 9/11 – to break ground on a new memorial honoring post-9/11 service members who died in the line of duty. …


Spokane man’s 343 stair-climbs honor firefighters lost on 9/11

Spokane Fire Department Capt. Roger Libby was on a mission Monday. He would complete his 343rd stair-climb, in honor of the 343 New York firefighters who died in the Sept. …


Fallen soldier from Sandpoint honored

BOISE – Only one name was added to Idaho’s Fallen Soldier Memorial on Sept. 11 this year – that of David Lyon of Sandpoint, who was killed in Afghanistan in …


Veteran overcomes brain injury to obtain master’s at EWU

Chris Carver spent weeks in a coma after encountering an improvised explosive device in Iraq. Doctors gave him little chance of survival; the U.S. Army flew his wife and parents …


Bin Laden son-in-law convicted at NYC terror trial

NEW YORK (AP) — Osama bin Laden’s son-in-law has been convicted in New York of conspiring to kill Americans by serving as al-Qaida’s spokesman after the Sept. 11 attacks.


Volunteers clean up in north Spokane to commemorate Sept. 11

Gary Rohan stood in the backyard of his two-story home along Dakota Avenue on Saturday morning, with a simple question for the barefooted volunteer scampering around his roof with new …


Sept. 11 commemorations at 3 crash sites

A look at events in New York City, Washington and Shanksville, Pa., marking the 12th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks:


Mutual gratitude

Something as small as beef jerky can make a big difference to airmen stationed thousands of miles from home. Jessica Davidson learned just how such treats are appreciated Tuesday at …


Straub saw 9/11 up close

The new leader of the Spokane Police Department credits his life to a fire truck. More specifically, the New York City Fire Department truck he used as shelter as the …


Project helps kids mark 9/11

In honor of the 10-year anniversary of 9/11, students at Balboa Elementary School recently pledged to make their school and community better, and wrote or drew their promises on strips …


Sports across world mark 10th anniversary of 9/11

NEW YORK – From coast to coast, American flags as large as football fields were unfurled inside stadiums and fans of all ages sang the national anthem with gusto Sunday …