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UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 6, 2019, 3:09 p.m.

Border Patrol accuses American of smuggling attempt near Oroville, arrests Yemeni immigrant in Spokane

The U.S. Border Patrol says agents arrested two Mexican citizens and an American smuggler who attempted to transport the pair across the Canadian border near Oroville, Washington, last weekend. Agents …


Man wages lonely protest in downtown Spokane against migrant ‘concentration camps’

“I don’t have either party’s name on my sign,” said Bill Compher, a 69-year-old musician and grandfather who has been demonstrating on downtown street corners. “It’s a moral question, not …


UPDATED: Thu., July 11, 2019, 4:05 p.m.

Customs clarifies policy on plane ID searches

U.S. Customs and Border Protection is clarifying that airline passengers aren’t required to submit to identification checks when getting off planes if there’s no law enforcement-related reason.


Graphic, sexually explicit Facebook posts roil Border Patrol

The head of the U.S. Border Patrol slammed as “completely inappropriate” sexually explicit posts about U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and comments questioning the authenticity of a photo of a drowned …


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 29, 2019, 8:20 p.m.

After questioning of Portland comedian, Spokane Mayor David Condon says city can’t stop Border Patrol agents

Spokane Mayor David Condon weighed in Tuesday on the detainment of a Portland comedian at the Spokane Intermodal Center, again insisting city leaders don’t have the authority to prevent federal …


UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 22, 2018, 1:55 p.m.

Guest Opinion: City Council must adopt “Protecting Passenger Rights For A Safer Spokane”

If Spokane truly is the “City of Choice,” let’s choose to do the right thing and adopt “Protecting Passenger Rights for a Safer Spokane.”


Shawn Vestal: The myth of the immigration ‘emergency’

A faulty assumption has continually been employed to justify the current anti-immigrant zealotry, and it goes like this: We are being flooded with illegal immigrants. They are coming in an …


Trump wants to build 30-foot-high wall at Mexican border

The Trump administration wants to build a 30-foot-high border wall that looks good from the north side and is difficult to climb or cut through, according to a pair of …