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UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 12, 2019

As Newtown students grow up, some turn to activism

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

Man accused of shooting at newspaper carrier in Spokane Valley

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 …

Justice Dept. rolls out new program to combat gun violence

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

Back-to-school PSA shows students running, hiding, fighting gun violence

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

Trump eyes mental institutions as answer to gun violence

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.

Schumer wants funds to go to fighting gun violence instead of to the border wall

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 student, parent groups hold vigil for victims of gun violence outside City Hall on Sunday

Spokane City Councilwoman Kate Burke and Moms Demand Action Spokane held the Vigil For Victims of Gun Violence outside Spokane City Hall Sunday afternoon.

Dana Milbank: Foreign countries warn about travel to Trump’s U.S. Can you blame them?

Foreign nationals should take extreme precautions in Trump’s America. So should the rest of us.

UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 6, 2019

Blame bigotry, not mental health, for mass shootings, Murray says

Stop sending “thoughts and prayers” and vote on gun control measures, Sen. Patty Murray tells Republican colleagues.

UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 7, 2019

Parkland attack fueled big shift in America’s gun politics

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 …

As immigrants flow across U.S. border, American guns go south

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

Carrie Underwood’s new album isn’t political, but here’s why it still makes a statement

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.

Leonard Pitts Jr.: Gun violence’s toll on one family

“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, …

Frustrated AMA adopts sweeping policies to cut gun violence

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

School safety panel will not look at guns, DeVos says

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 …

Legislature needs special session to make schools safer, senator says

Senate leader calls for special legislative session to improve school safety.

Stoneman Douglas High student speaks as students, teachers rally

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

Valley students rally against gun violence

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 begin school walkouts on Columbine anniversary

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

Advocates: School gun clubs teach discipline, not violence

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 …

Sharpton, school survivor, announce anti-gun violence rally

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

McMorris Rodgers, Knezovich take questions on gun violence at Ferris High School

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.

School-walkout unity also lays bare division among students

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

In wake of big student protest, Idaho Senate passes school-threats bill, 32-1

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 students rally against gun violence at Idaho Capitol

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

Inslee to students: Speak up against gun violence

Gov. Jay Inslee encourages students to protest gun violence on Wednesday, will talk to some in Seattle.

Schools brace for massive student walkouts over gun violence

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

Women gather in Spokane to learn how to take action against gun violence

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 …

It’s clear Trump is hazy in outlining gun measure priorities

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 …

Trump leaves lawmakers hanging on gun priorities

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 …