Stories tagged: gun violence
UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 12, 2019
Siblings of victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre and students who lived through it have grown up to become young voices of the gun violence prevention movement
UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 26, 2019
Spokane County sheriff’s deputies arrested a 36-year-old man who allegedly fired a gun at a newspaper carrier early Wednesday in Spokane Valley. No one was injured, though one bullet apparently …
Wed., Nov. 13, 2019
Attorney General William Barr announced a new initiative Wednesday that would better enforce the U.S. gun background check system, coordinate state and federal gun cases and ensure prosecutors quickly update …
UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 18, 2019
Familiar back-to-school supplies such as pencils, scissors and gym socks are recast as emergency survival tools in a new public service announcement from the Sandy Hook Promise, an anti-violence nonprofit …
UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 30, 2019
When shots rang out last year at a high school in Parkland, Florida, leaving 17 people dead, President Donald Trump quickly turned his thoughts to creating more mental institutions.
Tue., Aug. 13, 2019
The minority leader’s office cited plans that the Republican-led Senate Appropriations Committee was preparing to provide less funding for a variety of domestic programs including health and education in order …
UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 11, 2019
Spokane City Councilwoman Kate Burke and Moms Demand Action Spokane held the Vigil For Victims of Gun Violence outside Spokane City Hall Sunday afternoon.
Thu., Aug. 8, 2019
Foreign nationals should take extreme precautions in Trump’s America. So should the rest of us.
UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 6, 2019
Stop sending “thoughts and prayers” and vote on gun control measures, Sen. Patty Murray tells Republican colleagues.
UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 7, 2019
Last year’s shooting at a Florida high school sparked a movement among a younger generation angered by gun violence and set the stage for a significant shift in America’s gun …
Sun., Sept. 30, 2018
Among the thousands of immigrants who have been coming across the U.S.-Mexico border in recent months, many are seeking to escape gang and drug violence raging in their homelands. The …
UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 14, 2018
Country star Carrie Underwood has 13 songs on her sixth studio album, “Cry Pretty,” released on Friday. But two tracks in particular have been receiving a lot of attention.
Mon., July 30, 2018
“Imagine the earth beneath you opening up and swallowing you whole. Imagine feeling everything good inside you – love, joy, kindness, trust, security, hope – burning and scorching to embers, …
Tue., June 12, 2018
With frustration mounting over lawmakers’ inaction on gun control, the American Medical Association on Tuesday pressed for a ban on assault weapons and came out against arming teachers as a …
UPDATED: Tue., June 5, 2018
The federal school safety commission set up after the deadly shooting at a Florida high school will not examine the role of guns in school violence, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos …
Sat., May 19, 2018
Senate leader calls for special legislative session to improve school safety.
Fri., April 20, 2018
Following another round of student walkouts Friday morning, student-activists took center stage at an afternoon gathering of the Washington Education Association, the state’s biggest teachers union, in Spokane’s Riverfront Park.
UPDATED: Fri., April 20, 2018
More than 100 Central Valley and University High School students gathered at Terrace View Park in Spokane Valley Friday morning to protest gun violence for National Walkout Day.
UPDATED: Fri., April 20, 2018
Students from Florida to Chicago streamed out of their schools Friday in the latest round of gun-control activism following the February shooting at a high school in Parkland, Florida.
UPDATED: Sun., April 8, 2018
Their classmates took to the streets to protest gun violence and to implore adults to restrict guns, seeming to forecast a generational shift in attitudes toward the Second Amendment. But …
Sat., April 7, 2018
A survivor of the Parkland, Florida, school shooting joined the Rev. Al Sharpton on Saturday to announce a June rally in front of President Donald Trump’s Manhattan apartment to protest …
UPDATED: Thu., March 29, 2018
A group of teenagers from various Spokane high schools peppered Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers with a variety gun-related questions Thursday at Ferris High School.
Sat., March 17, 2018
As she addressed the crowd during the walkout at her Idaho high school, Kylee Denny faced heckles and name-calling from a group of students carrying American flags, she said. The …
UPDATED: Fri., March 16, 2018
House Bill 665, which expands Idaho’s laws on violent threats against schools cleared the Idaho Senate Friday on an overwhelming 32-1 vote, with several senators citing the big student protest …
UPDATED: Wed., March 14, 2018
Close to 2,000 people gathered on the Idaho Capitol steps to rally against gun violence on Wednesday – most of them high school and junior high students.
UPDATED: Tue., March 13, 2018
Gov. Jay Inslee encourages students to protest gun violence on Wednesday, will talk to some in Seattle.
Sun., March 11, 2018
As schools around the country brace for student walkouts following the deadly shooting in Parkland, Florida, principals and superintendents are scrambling to perform a delicate balancing act: How to let …
UPDATED: Tue., March 6, 2018
Dozens of woman came to express their thoughts on gun violence and learn how to spur legislative action, during a Moms Demand Action For Gun Sense in America gathering Tuesday …
Sat., March 3, 2018
In his quest to tackle gun violence, President Donald Trump has alternated between calling for tougher laws and declaring his fealty to the Second Amendment’s right to bear arms, leaving …
Fri., March 2, 2018
In his quest to tackle gun violence, President Donald Trump has ricocheted between calling for tougher laws and declaring his fealty to the Second Amendment’s right to bear arms, leaving …