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UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 16, 2019, 6:47 p.m.

Google employees call for pledge not to work with ICE

Hundreds of Google employees are calling on the company to pledge it won’t work with U.S. Customs and Border Protection or ICE – the latest in a year full of …


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 14, 2019, 7 p.m.

Pure as snow? Scientists say air carrying plastics to Arctic

Scientists say tiny bits of plastic are being sucked into the atmosphere and carried thousands of miles to some of the remotest corners of the planet.


UPDATED: Fri., July 19, 2019, 7:19 p.m.

Judge to give Motel 6 settlement preliminary nod in suit

A federal judge has told Motel 6 and civil rights attorneys he plans to give his preliminary nod to a settlement in the case involving guests who complained the national …


UPDATED: Fri., July 12, 2019, 7:11 p.m.

Dems, Republicans air warring views on migrants’ conditions

Democrats who’ve visited the southern border are accusing President Donald Trump of cruelty, while Republicans say Democrats are doing little to help migrants whose numbers have overwhelmed US authorities detaining …


UPDATED: Thu., July 11, 2019, 6:38 p.m.

Trump administration plans immigration enforcement operation

The Trump administration is moving forward with a nationwide immigration enforcement operation this weekend targeting migrant families, despite loud opposition from Democrats and questions over whether it’s the best use …


New holding center for migrant children opens in Texas

A former oilfield worker camp off a dirt road in rural Texas has become the U.S. government’s newest facility for detaining immigrant children after they leave Border Patrol stations


UPDATED: Tue., July 9, 2019, 9:24 p.m.

Activists worry about potential abuse of face scans for ICE

Civil rights activists complained Monday of the potential for widespread abuse following confirmation that at least three states have scanned millions of driver’s license photos on behalf of Immigration and …


UPDATED: Tue., July 2, 2019, 7:22 p.m.

Government photos show detained migrants pleading for help

A report from government auditors includes images of people penned into overcrowded Border Patrol facilities, including one man pressing a cardboard sign to a cell window with the word “help.”


UPDATED: Fri., June 28, 2019, 5:21 p.m.

Jim Meehan: New greens help Twin Lakes bounce back quickly from tough winter

My complicated relationship with that aspect of the game rarely takes a round off, but I had no complaints when my 25-foot downhiller rolled true before stopping inches from the …


UPDATED: Wed., May 1, 2019, 10:15 p.m.

Spokane’s May Day March takes stand against local agencies working with border patrol

A group of protesters gathered Wednesday in Riverfront Park is calling on Spokane County officials to stop working with border patrol agents.


UPDATED: Fri., April 12, 2019, 8:10 p.m.

Trump considering ‘placing Illegal Immigrants’ in Dem cities

President Donald Trump said Friday he is strongly considering releasing “Illegal Immigrants” into Democratic strongholds to punish congressional foes for inaction on the border– just hours after White House and …


UPDATED: Thu., April 4, 2019, 9:25 p.m.

Motel 6 agrees to pay $12 million to settle lawsuit

The national chain Motel 6 has agreed to pay $12 million to settle a lawsuit filed by Washington state claiming names of hotel guests were provided to immigration officials for …


UPDATED: Fri., March 15, 2019, 9:38 p.m.

Policy shift means uneasy wait in Mexico for asylum seekers

Juan Carlos Perla says he spent his first night in the U.S. in a cold immigration cell with 21 others at the nation’s busiest border crossing. Fluorescent lights were always …


Icing an athletic injury? That might only make things worse.

Icing, it turns out, is like flossing: an ingrained practice that seems practical but is not strongly supported by clinical evidence.


Washington State University, University of Idaho delay classes due to icy conditions

Washington State University in Pullman and University of Idaho in Moscow delayed classes Thursday morning as melting snow turned to ice overnight.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 13, 2019, 9:06 p.m.

Washington bill would limit state assistance to federal immigration enforcement

State and local agencies would be limited in what help they could give to federal immigration officials under a bill supporters say is designed to expand new business opportunities for …


UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 3, 2019, 9:13 p.m.

Deep freeze expected this week

Wondering how cold it’s going to get this winter? This week might reveal the answer. The National Weather Service is warning of ice and freezing temperatures in the Spokane area, …


UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 4, 2019, 7:09 p.m.

Border Patrol arrests kept secret

Even when the Border Patrol books suspects into a county jail and eventually into the Northwest Detention Center in Tacoma, immigration officials generally refuse to disclose the names of those …


ICE force-feeding multiple detainees on hunger strike

Immigration and Customs Enforcement has been force-feeding six detainees who are on a hunger strike at a Texas detention facility.


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 17, 2019, 9:04 a.m.

Ice disk in Maine as large as a football field stops rotating

Maine’s giant spinning ice disk that quickly gained international fame seems to have met its end.


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 27, 2018, 9:48 p.m.

Spokane awakes to icy roads Thursday after winter storm brings up to 3 inches of snow

One of the largest accumulations of snow in this decidedly mild winter arrived Wednesday.


Deported immigrants get their last flight on ‘ICE Air’

Shackled at their ankles and wrists and their shoelaces removed, a long line of men and women waited on the tarmac as a team of officers patted them down and …


Seattle University Law School suspends externship with ICE

After pressure from students, Seattle University School of Law administrators suspended its externship with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.


UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 12, 2018, 4:35 p.m.

U.S. says transfer from FEMA funds won’t harm hurricane relief

Trump administration officials pushed back Wednesday against a Democratic senator’s claim that nearly $10 million from the government’s disaster relief agency was transferred to immigration enforcement.


ICE issuing more immigrant ankle monitors. But do they work?

Federal authorities’ shift away from separating immigrant families caught in the U.S. illegally now means that many parents and children are quickly released, only to be fitted with electronic monitoring …


Trump to celebrate ‘heroes’ of ICE as political debate over federal agency intensifies ahead of midterms

President Donald Trump on Monday will offer public praise of federal immigration officers and tout them as “heroes” at a White House event aimed at drawing a sharp contrast with …


Court: Ex-federal immigration lawyer can be sued for forgery

A U.S. appeals court says a former federal immigration lawyer who forged a document in an effort to get a man deported can be sued for damages.


Sheriff Ben Wolfinger: ICE is doing its job: Enforcing our country’s laws

As the president of the Western States Sheriffs’ Association, I have the privilege of representing sheriffs from 16 states west of the Mississippi River on a variety of issues. One …


After 5 weeks in a Seattle church, immigrant still has hope

For the past five and a half weeks, Jose Robles has been confined to Gethsemane Lutheran Church in downtown Seattle, where he sought sanctuary in late June to avoid deportation …


Advocates say immigrant child died after leaving ICE custody

A report that a child died shortly after being released from a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement facility in Texas inflamed the debate Wednesday over the detention of immigrant families, …