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‘Occupy’ activists protest World Economic Forum

DAVOS, Switzerland — Activists linked to the global ’Occupy’ movement used giant red weather balloons to stage a flying protest over the venue of the World Economic Forum on Wednesday, …


Spin Control: Consistency in the eye of the beholder

OLYMPIA – As the news media lurches between ignoring and overexposing the Occupy Wall Street/Spokane/Seattle/ Everywhere movement, is it too much to ask for the pontificators to show a little …


Local protest stays peaceful

As their cohorts in New York City were arrested in droves Saturday, organizers of the Occupy Spokane protest, which began Wednesday, say there have been no arrests locally and conflicts …


Protesters march through Capitol

OLYMPIA – Sixteen protesters were arrested in Washington’s Capitol outside the governor’s office Thursday in the third day of demonstrations over proposed cuts to state spending. Fifteen, including three from …


Spin Control: Groups plan to make noise: Cut tax breaks, not spending

OLYMPIA – When the party that’s in becomes the party that’s out, one can expect an increase of unhappy people coalescing and demonstrating against the new order. But if one …


Protests, some violent, spread through Arab world

Here is a summary of Thursday’s developments in the Arab world, as anti-government protests inspired by uprisings in Egypt and Tunisia spread in the region.


Mubarak resigns, hands power to military

Fireworks burst over Tahrir Square and Egypt exploded with joy and tears of relief after pro-democracy protesters brought down President Hosni Mubarak with a momentous march on his palaces and …


U.S. says Egypt’s crackdown of ‘deep concern’

The Obama administration today called Egypt’s crackdown on protesters a “deep concern” and urged Egyptian authorities to allow peaceful demonstrations and restore Internet traffic and social networking sites.


N. Idaho residents stand against hate message

Large crowds of counter-demonstrators turned out in the early morning darkness in Coeur d’Alene today to answer the small group of protesters from Westboro Baptist Church that plans a second …


Spokane unites against Westboro’s message of hate

A crowd of more than 1,000 has gathered at Eastern Washington University to demonstrate against a group of eight Westboro Baptist Church pickets — by far the largest crowd of …


Small-government backers rally

The people who gathered in the breezeway of the Spokane Center got a smorgasbord of national and local issues to cheer or jeer Thursday afternoon, and they clearly knew what …


Physicians make their case for single-payer health care

A group of physicians calling themselves “Mad As Hell Doctors” vowed Wednesday in Spokane to keep pushing Congress toward a government-run plan. Two crowds gathered Wednesday, the first outside the …


Thailand protests turn violent

BANGKOK, Thailand – Thai soldiers sprayed automatic weapons fire into the air and threw tear gas to clear protesters blocking roads in the capital in the pre-dawn darkness today. Demonstrators …


Abortion protest draws 4,000

OLYMPIA – More than 4,000 people crowded the Washington state Capitol steps Tuesday to decry abortion. “Let’s make sure the Supreme Court can hear all of us today,” newly elected …


Campus offers activists haven

ATHENS, Greece – Inside the gates of Athens’ main university, bonfires rage and masked gangs stockpile petrol bombs, broken paving stones and marble hacked from the neoclassical buildings. It’s their …