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Wilder senior project tackles domestic and dating violence

This year, two Wilder girls decided to use their senior project as a chance to address the issue of dating and domestic violence.

Domestic violence call led to standoff, deadly explosion

A Connecticut woman’s call to police to report domestic violence led to a standoff and explosion in a barn behind her home that left one person dead and nine officers …

UPDATED: Tue., May 1, 2018

Police arrest man suspected of shooting at girlfriend

Police arrested a Spokane man Saturday accused of shooting at his girlfriend several times with a shotgun as she drove away from a home they shared.

Bellevue officer arrested for investigation of domestic violence

Authorities said a Bellevue police officer was arrested after an allegation of domestic violence assault.

UPDATED: Thu., April 12, 2018

49ers’ Reuben Foster charged in assault against girlfriend

Authorities say San Francisco 49ers linebacker Reuben Foster has been charged with felony domestic violence after being accused of attacking his girlfriend. Prosecutors say the 24-year-old Foster attacked his girlfriend …

UPDATED: Sun., April 8, 2018

Police investigating fatal shooting in East Central neighborhood

Police are investigating a domestic violence shooting in Spokane’s East Central neighborhood Saturday night.

UPDATED: Sat., March 31, 2018

Spokane Valley man surrenders after standoff following domestic violence call

A Spokane Valley man surrendered to a Spokane County SWAT team early Saturday morning after an hourslong standoff following a domestic violence call.

UPDATED: Tue., March 27, 2018

Spokane Valley man accused of cutting out wife’s ‘tongue from Satan’ ruled competent to stand trial

Doctors say a Ukrainian refugee who blamed demons and voices in his head for telling him to kill his wife is competent to stand trial.

UPDATED: Thu., March 22, 2018

New gun laws seek to protect victims of domestic violence, prevent suicide

New laws allow courts to take guns away from people who commit domestic violence harassers, voluntary surrender for people who fear they may commit suicide.

UPDATED: Mon., March 26, 2018

Shawn Vestal: Phil Tyler fallout expands to complaints from jail staff

Sheriff seeks investigations into Phil Tyler’s tenure as a jail officer amid complaints of harassment.

Law to give job protection to domestic violence victims

New law will offer employment protections to victims of sexual assault and domestic violence.

Community leaders respond to domestic violence allegations against Spokane activist Phil Tyler

Phillip Tyler, the prominent community activist who once led the Spokane chapter of the NAACP, is facing scrutiny for domestic violence allegations by multiple women that stretch back more than …

UPDATED: Tue., March 6, 2018

Idaho House rejects bill to keep guns away from domestic abusers

After an emotional debate, the Idaho House on Tuesday narrowly rejected legislation to mirror federal law by barring those convicted of misdemeanor domestic violence against an intimate partner from possessing …

Leonard Pitts Jr.: I am a child of domestic violence

For the record, the White House says it takes domestic violence “very seriously,” yadda, yadda, yadda. Take it for what it’s worth. It’s worth nothing to me, personally.

UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 10, 2018

His West Wing rattled, Trump casts doubt on aide’s exit

President Donald Trump on Saturday seemed to frame the downfall of a pivotal aide accused of abusing his wives as a character assassination, adding to the tumult that has engulfed …

UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 10, 2018

White House response to abuse claims shines light on victims’ fears

When Jennifer Willoughby and Colbie Holderness stepped forward to tell the story of how they were physically, verbally and emotionally abused by their ex-husband, who had since become a top …

UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 9, 2018

Domestic violence harassers could lose gun rights

Senate votes to take guns away from people convicted of domestic violence harassment.

Montana Highway Patrol trooper faces domestic abuse charge

A Montana Highway Patrol trooper in Great Falls faces a domestic abuse charge after allegedly grabbing a woman by the neck in an attempt to keep her from leaving a …

UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 21, 2017

Fight breaks out during hearing for Newman Lake domestic violence killing

Punches were thrown and curse words were shouted in the halls of the Spokane County Courthouse on Thursday following a hearing for Nick Holden, the man accused of killing his …

UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 18, 2017

Sarah Palin’s son charged with hitting father

ANCHORAGE, Alaska – Sarah Palin’s oldest son, Track, has been charged with assaulting his father at the family’s home in Wasilla, Alaska.

UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 6, 2017

Kalispel Tribal Police chief accused of domestic violence

The Kalispel Tribal Police chief is accused of assaulting his wife during an hourslong argument over the weekend.

UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 4, 2017

Court docs: Spokane police officer accused of assaulting girlfriend had history of domestic violence

The girlfriend of a Spokane Police Officer charged with assault alleges the officer had a history of abuse, including at one point passing a firearm across a table and telling …

UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 27, 2017

Domestic violence, death at Newman Lake home on Thanksgiving leave family devastated

Clutching a framed photograph of Tina Stewart to his chest, Don Estus struggled to put into words just how much she meant to him.

UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 24, 2017

Boyfriend arrested, charged with murder after woman found dead in Newman Lake home

A woman was found dead in a Newman Lake home Friday morning and her boyfriend has been arrested, according to the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office.

Woman arrested Saturday in north Spokane domestic violence shooting

A woman is in jail after police say she shot her boyfriend in the leg in north Spokane.

UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 14, 2017

Prosecutors won’t file charges against Spokane police officer suspected of domestic violence

The Spokane County Prosecutor’s Office has elected not to file charges against a Spokane police officer suspected of assaulting his wife.

Amy Goodman: Domestic violence connected to mass shootings

“The majority of mass shootings are connected to domestic violence or family violence in some way,” Sarah Tofte, research director at Everytown for Gun Safety, told us on the “Democracy …

Outside View: Enforcing gun laws would be progress

The goal must be to find out what went wrong in order make corrections to ensure the federal law is followed. No, it won’t prevent all mass shootings, but it …

UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 8, 2017

Questions of child custody follow fatal Spokane Valley stabbing

What happens to the child of a homicide victim when the suspected killer is the father? It’s a question most families don’t expect to have to answer.

UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 7, 2017

Spokane Police end multi-agency manhunt by arresting suspect in fatal stabbing

Following a several-hour manhunt by multiple agencies, Spokane Police officers arrested a man Tuesday who is suspected of stabbing a woman to death earlier in the day in Spokane Valley.