Stories tagged: Local Gun Control
UPDATED: Wed., March 14, 2018, 10:44 p.m.
Students and adults gather on the steps at the state Capitol after school walkouts to protest gun violence.
UPDATED: Wed., March 14, 2018, 10:51 p.m.
From Mead in the north to Lewis and Clark in the south and across the state line to Coeur d’Alene High School in the east, students across the region walked …
UPDATED: Wed., March 14, 2018, 10:28 a.m.
The Spokesman-Review asked local high school students to share, in their own words, why they plan to walk out of class Wednesday morning to demand stricter gun policies. Their reasons …
UPDATED: Tue., March 13, 2018, 7:29 p.m.
Like everyone else in their generation, today’s students grew up in the shadow of the mass shootings. Wednesday, teens across Spokane are protesting that it’s time for change.
Fri., March 9, 2018, 6 a.m.
The spirit of 17: Sacajawea Middle School students and staff build a plan to honor Florida shooting victims
Sacajawea Middle School has found a way to honor Florida school shooting victims while averting disciplinary measures of a walkout.
UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 28, 2018, 1 p.m.
Inspired by the powerful messages from the students who survived the school shooting in Parkland, Florida, a Spokane eighth grader started handing out permission slips to about 200 fellow students …
UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 21, 2018, 10:16 p.m.
The Legislature should make it harder to buy a military style, semi-automatic rifle, and require the buyer to be at least 21, Gov. Jay Inslee said.
UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 21, 2018, 9:18 p.m.
Dozens of Cheney High School students left their classrooms when the clock struck noon Wednesday and staged an hourlong demonstration in subfreezing temperatures, joining a wave of young people across …
Wed., Feb. 21, 2018, 6 a.m.
Some of her classmates say it’s no use, that nothing can – or will – be done to prevent another mass shooting. But Christina Morrison, a junior at Freeman High …
UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 20, 2018, 10:28 p.m.
Stevens County GOP, amid criticism from Democrats, pulls gun auction from event featuring Cathy McMorris Rodgers
The Stevens County Republican Party halted plans to raffle a semiautomatic rifle at an event where Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers was scheduled to speak next month after outcry from her …
Fri., Feb. 16, 2018
A ban on bump stocks could get a House vote in next
Tue., Jan. 30, 2018, 5:39 p.m.
Washington bill would require concealed weapon carriers to seek permission to bring guns into others’ homes
A person with a concealed pistol license would have to ask permission to bring a gun into another person’s residence under a bill being considered by a Senate committee.
UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 26, 2018, 7:59 p.m.
The Senate voted to ban “bump stock” devices that can allow a semi-automatic weapon to fire almost as rapidly as an automatic weapon.
UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 17, 2018, 6:54 a.m.
Senate committee passes ban on bump stock devices on a party-line vote.
UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 15, 2018, 11:24 p.m.
Supporters, opponents of major gun legislation pack Senate hearing.
UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 12, 2018, 10:50 p.m.
Fight over gun control legislation heating up with a protest Friday and major hearing set for Monday.
UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 6, 2018, 9:24 a.m.
2018 Washington Legislature faces heavy lifting on money for schools, construction projects, water rights law
The 2018 Legislature faces some familiar issues, including a final fix for public schools, a construction budget left over from last year and a possible tax on carbon pollution.
UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 27, 2017, 9:09 p.m.
House Republicans moved forward on legislation to expand gun owners’ rights, the first gun-related measure since mass shootings in Las Vegas and Texas killed more than 80 people.
UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 3, 2017, 6:36 p.m.
Gov. Jay Inslee calls for state restrictions on devices that make semi-automatic weapons into automatic weapons.
UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 27, 2017, 10:20 p.m.
The day before Freeman High School endured a shooting tragedy, the accused shooter flipped a coin into the air. Heads meant shoot students.
UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 23, 2017, 10:29 p.m.
Crowds packed the University High School gymnasium in a remembrance for Sam Strahan, whom many called a hero for his attempt to intervene in the school shooting at Freeman High …
UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 23, 2017, 4:46 p.m.
The Washington State flag has appeared on every College GameDay show since Oct. 4, 2013. The Freeman High flag made its debut Saturday morning.
UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 20, 2017, 9:50 p.m.
The events at Freeman High School last week represent the fundamental challenge of school security: balancing the public nature of schools with safety and security.
Wed., Sept. 20, 2017, 5 a.m.
Across the Spokane-region students met with school staff to start and try to process last week’s school shooting.
UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 19, 2017, 8:11 p.m.
The attorney for accused Freeman High School shooter Caleb Sharpe entered a written not guilty plea into the record on Thursday, according to new court documents.
UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 18, 2017, 11:01 p.m.
When Spokane County Sheriff’s detectives searched Caleb Sharpe’s home, they found he had marked out the faces of fellow classmates in the Freeman High School yearbook. “X = kill,” Detective …
UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 18, 2017, 11:01 p.m.
The two girls injured in the Freeman school shooting surprised their classmates with a visit, Monday.
UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 18, 2017, 9:25 a.m.
Freeman High School students will return to school Monday for the first time since violence erupted there last week.
Sun., Sept. 17, 2017
Whatever your pet theory regarding school shootings, the events at Freeman High could satisfy it. Do you blame easy, continual access to guns? Check. Do you blame mental illness and …
UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 16, 2017, 2:54 p.m.
The Washington State Cougars will pay tribute to Freeman High School by wearing bone stickers on their helmets during today’s Pac-12 Conference opener against Oregon State.