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Domestic Violence Action Month draws attention to underreported problem

The first time Aida Ortiz expressed concerns about her marriage, her mostly Catholic family encouraged her to keep it together. But her husband’s fits of rage became more frequent, and …


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 4, 2017

Deputy hurt in off-duty brawl sues insurer for cutting disability payments

A former Spokane County Sheriff’s detective left with a brain injury and the loss of an eyeball after an off-duty brawl in 2013 is suing Cigna Health Insurance for discontinuing …


Spokane counselor behind fight against abuse and hunger

Healing from abuse is a lifelong process. Mable C. Dunbar knows about that personally. She grew up experiencing some physical and emotional abuse. However, Dunbar said she experienced God’s healing …


Alex Yablon: Video games, politics, religion don’t drive mass shooters

My experience suggests that the outsize attention paid to the shooter’s particular beliefs obscures the real connections between mass shooters. What binds them together and elevates their likelihood of killing …


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 17, 2017

Local actor accused of beating woman with baseball bat at north Spokane business

A Spokane man arrested for beating his girlfriend with a baseball bat Wednesday is an actor who recently appeared in an episode of “Twin Peaks” and was a regular background …


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 16, 2017

Seahawks sign CB Tramaine Brock to help secondary

The Seattle Seahawks have signed former San Francisco 49ers starting cornerback Tramaine Brock. The 49ers released Brock during the offseason after he was arrested and accused of hitting a woman …


UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 6, 2017

Clippers’ Willie Reed arrested on domestic violence charge

New Los Angeles Clippers center Willie Reed was jailed Sunday in Miami on a battery charge.


100 years ago in Spokane: Vaudevillians bring more than their show to town

The touring vaudeville performers at the Pantages Theater arrived with their own special baggage car, containing all of their luggage and props.


UPDATED: Thu., July 27, 2017

FBI: Utah man says he killed wife on cruise because she laughed at him

A Utah man killed his wife aboard an Alaska cruise and told an acquaintance who later walked into the couple’s blood-splattered room that he did it because she laughed at …


State gets tougher on DUI and domestic violence in new laws taking effect today

Tougher laws on driving under the influence, domestic violence and gun background checks take effect on Sunday, along with scores of others.


Teaching teens about dating abuse

Jenny Moeller, founder of the Spokane group Create Your Statement, has built curriculum around teaching teenagers to recognize danger signs and empower them to avoid unhealthy relationships.


UPDATED: Tue., July 11, 2017

Spokane police officer arrested on suspicion of domestic violence; charges quickly dropped

A Spokane Police Department officer was arrested on a charge of domestic violence early Tuesday morning.



UPDATED: Mon., July 3, 2017

Police responding to domestic violence call shoot man in south Spokane

A man was shot and killed early Monday by police officers responding to a domestic violence incident just south of Spokane.


UPDATED: Fri., June 30, 2017

EWU football player arrested on domestic violence charge has been removed from the team

An Eastern Washington University football player arrested on a domestic violence charge last week has been dismissed from the team.


Domestic violence hotline: Immigration-linked calls increase

The nation’s most prominent domestic violence hotline reports a sharp increase in calls from abuse victims struggling with issues related to their immigration status.


Parents say boy shot at California school is recovering

A 9-year-old boy wounded by a gunman who opened fire and killed his estranged wife at a California elementary school was recovering Wednesday and in good spirits, his family said.


UPDATED: Thu., March 30, 2017

Spokane man accused of assaulting girlfriend is now accused of hiring hit men to kill her

A man in the Spokane County Jail since July accused of assaulting his then-girlfriend is now suspected of trying to hire at least two hit men to kill her.


Former Michigan player Jourdan Lewis charged with domestic violence

Former Michigan cornerback and NFL prospect Jourdan Lewis has been charged with misdemeanor domestic violence after authorities say he assaulted his girlfriend. Lewis was arraigned Thursday in 15th District Court …


Deputy Spokane County prosecutor resigns with no explanation

Thursday was the last day on the job for Deputy Spokane County Prosecutor Joe Kuhlman, who resigned. But nobody is saying why.


UPDATED: Fri., March 10, 2017

Spokane Sheriff’s deputy wounded in Colbert standoff identified

The Spokane County Sheriff’s deputy shot and wounded in the shoulder during a SWAT standoff Monday has been identified as Sgt. Harold Whapeles.


UPDATED: Fri., March 10, 2017

Former bank executive threatened wife hours before dying in north Spokane standoff

Hours before a former bank executive died


UPDATED: Thu., March 9, 2017

Suspect accused of killing Coeur d’Alene woman found dead

The man accused of killing a Coeur d’Alene resident Wednesday was found dead in a car on Bruss Road near Highway 53 Thursday afternoon.


Put sexual assault orders on equal footing

A bill to align sexual assault protection orders with orders related to domestic violence and harassment makes perfect sense, but this is the advocates’ third try. The objections have never …


Complaint alleges Montana man ran over wife, killing her

A 61-year-old Browning man is in federal custody on suspicion of killing his wife by running her over with a pickup truck near U.S. Highway 2 between Browning and Cut …


Coeur d’Alene police find man dead in home after domestic dispute

Coeur d’Alene police say they found a man dead in a home early Thursday after responding to a report of a domestic dispute.


Spokane County deputies searching for domestic violence suspect

Authorities are searching for a 32-year-old man who allegedly strangled a woman until she lost consciousness at a residence in Spokane Valley.


Union Gospel Mission to open new crisis shelter for women and children

The Union Gospel Mission later this month will open a new crisis shelter for women and children, replacing an old motel on East Sprague Avenue that the nonprofit has used …


Mother’s addictions caused nine-year separation, but she’s finally reunited with her daughter

Drugs and violence separated Avery McFarland from her mother, Stephanie Skupien, nine years ago when Avery was a little girl. Now they’re forging a new relationship.


Spokane nursing assistant, the victim of a brutal assault, now faces drug and exploitation charges

In early October, a 46-year-old nursing assistant was found brutally beaten outside a burning trailer in north Spokane. Now she faces charges of using methamphetamine and financially exploiting a patient …