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Washington joins lawsuit against proposed changes to detaining immigrant children

Washington joined a group of other states challenging proposed new rules by the Trump administration that state Attorney General Bob Ferguson described Monday as part of “scorched earth immigration policies.”


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 12, 2017

Obama making changes to Cuban immigration policy

President Barack Obama is ending a longstanding immigration policy that allows any Cuban who makes it to U.S. soil to stay and become a legal resident, a senior administration official …


AP Exclusive: 17 seconds of terror in gov’t office shooting

The Homeland Security Department missed clear warning signs of a disgruntled federal agent’s descent toward violence and could have intervened before he started a deadly gun battle inside a government …


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 8, 2014

US orders agents to monitor travelers for Ebola

WASHINGTON — The first person diagnosed with Ebola in the U.S. died Wednesday despite intense but delayed treatment, and the government announced it was expanding airport examinations to guard against …


Airport getting security camera upgrade

Spokane is one of five U.S. cities whose airports will receive a major upgrade of video surveillance cameras provided by the Homeland Security Department. The Spokane International Airport will install …


Ridge links terror level, politics

WASHINGTON – Former Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge claims in a new book that he was pressured by other members of President George W. Bush’s Cabinet to raise the nation’s …


Stimulus to finance ‘virtual fence’

WASHINGTON – The Homeland Security Department is accelerating plans to build a costly and long-troubled “virtual fence” of sensors and cameras along the U.S.-Mexican border, aided by $100 million from …