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UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 18, 2020

ICE ups ante in standoff with NYC: ‘This is not a request’

NEW YORK – Federal authorities are turning to a new tactic in the escalating conflict over New York City’s so-called sanctuary policies, issuing four “immigration subpoenas” to the city for …


Lawyers: ICE arrests trans migrant woman month after release

Lawyers for a transgender woman from El Salvador who won her release from immigration detention say she has been arrested and taken back to the same New Mexico facility because …


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 16, 2020

Student immigration status would be protected under Washington Senate bill

A student’s immigration or citizenship status would be protected and law enforcement officers couldn’t get it without a valid judicial warrant under a bill being considered by a Senate panel.


UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 17, 2019

Washington sues feds over courthouse immigration arrests

Contending it is the best way to get the federal government’s attention, Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson said he is suing the Department of Homeland Security to make its agents …


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 30, 2019

Light snow, slick roads expected in Eastern Washington on Sunday

Eastern Washington and North Idaho are expected to receive light snow on Sunday, which could lead to slick conditions on Interstate 90 and other highways as many return home from …


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 31, 2019

Tricker-or-treaters endure chilly Halloween as Spokane closes in on record-cold October

“It’s going to be a little cool but clear skies,” said Mark Turner, a meteorologist at the National Weather Service Spokane Office.


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 6, 2019

Border Patrol accuses American of smuggling attempt near Oroville, arrests Yemeni immigrant in Spokane

The U.S. Border Patrol says agents arrested two Mexican citizens and an American smuggler who attempted to transport the pair across the Canadian border near Oroville, Washington, last weekend. Agents …


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 16, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.