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Editorial: Germany has much to teach U.S. about refugee aid

FREYSTADT, Germany – I have been spending the last few months in Germany, and have been in awe how local volunteers here in a small, Sandpoint-size village near Nuremberg have …

Trudy Rubin: Kurds need support for Mosul assault

Low oil prices are pushing key American ally to financial breaking point.

Few Idaho lawmakers attend anti-Islam Statehouse talk

Fewer than 20 of Idaho’s 105 lawmakers attended a Statehouse presentation Thursday night on refugee resettlement featuring two anti-Islam speakers, as close to 100 protesters lined the hallway outside the …

Editorial: Learning about Islam a wise way to fight fears

Don’t blindly accept anti-Islam messages. Attend a community event designed to allay fears and increase understanding.

Crisp: Admit more, not fewer refugees

Thousands studying in the U.S. will move Islam towards modernity.

Anti-Islam speakers set talk on refugees, invite all Idaho lawmakers

Two anti-Islam speakers have reserved the Idaho Capitol auditorium and invited every Idaho legislator to a talk on refugee resettlement during the opening week of Idaho’s legislative session. Legislative leaders …

Goodman: Refugees are the roadkill of war

Thousands trapped in Europe, some who helped the U.S., desperately seek new homes.

Eye on Boise: Eye on Boise: Idaho reps split votes on transportation, education

Eye on Boise column for Sunday

Charles Krauthammer: Disastrous Syria policy created refugee crisis

Obama ignores his role, but Republican rants on threat from those fleeing Mideast are shortsighted.

Spokane Interfaith Council invites Idaho Rep. Scott to ‘Meet the Neighbors’ at Islamic Center

The Spokane Interfaith Council has invited Idaho Rep. Heather Scott, R-Blanchard, to a “Meet the Neighbors” event at the Spokane Islamic Center in January, in response to her legislative newsletter …

North Idaho Rep. Heather Scott calls for special session on refugees

Eye on Boise column for Sunday

Smart Bombs: Fear of refugees is wretched

America’s post-Paris panic sullies a proud heritage of compassion for refugees.

Sue Lani Madsen: As Syrian refugee crisis brews, remember ISIS doesn’t play by the rules

As we mull whether to accept Syrian refugees, it’s worth keeping in mind that we have rules for war, and ISIS doesn’t play by the rules.

Goodman: Equating refugees with terrorism wrong

Xenophobes lead efforts to shut door to Syrians fleeing bombs from all sides.

House votes for more security checks on Syrian refugees

Syrian and Iraqi refugees would need extra checks from FBI and others to enter country under House plan.

Shawn Vestal: Let’s not repeat history by identifying a type of person as an enemy

After Pearl Harbor, the country did what people often do in times of crisis and fear: We identified a type of person as an enemy, and then treated all people …

Editorial: Blocking refugees because of Paris attack wrong

Syrian passport found near terrorist becoming an excuse for halting refugee processing.

Syrian refugees: Inslee says yes, Otter no

Washington won’t try to keep Syrian refugees out of the state, Gov. Jay Inslee said.

Thousands rush into Croatia as police reopen Serbian border

BERKASOVO, Serbia – Thousands of people trying to reach the heart of Europe surged across Serbia’s border into Croatia on Monday after authorities eased restrictions that had left them stranded …

Germany curbs flow of migrants

BERLIN – A beleaguered Germany announced Sunday that it would temporarily halt free entrance for asylum seekers – a dramatic step likely to exacerbate bottlenecks at other European frontiers to …

Resettling refugees takes time, resources

Images of Syrian refugees streaming into Europe have dominated the news for the past week, but the crisis is more than a European issue. World Relief Spokane settled 527 refugees …

Afghan family targeted by terrorists finds refuge in Spokane

He woke up surrounded by bodies. Wahid Kashify, a native of Afghanistan, was lying in the back of an ambulance, covered in blood.

Refugee project plans its next harvest

The Refugees’ Harvest Project is getting ready for another urban harvest season, and it’s looking for refugees who are interested in volunteering and for growers in the Spokane-area who would …

Refugee family builds a new life in Spokane

On a sunny day in mid-February, Samah Mohammed pauses to take in her new surroundings. She sets her bags on a bed as her husband, 41-year-old Omar Abdulrazaq, and two …

Exercises give a glimpse into refugees’ world

Tim Cruger thought he had the book memorized. He knew his name, where he was from, and all of his family members’ names and ages. What more could he possibly …

Refugees find freedom, fresh start in Spokane

With midnight approaching, three weary travelers shuffle down the ramp past airport security to the baggage claim. The 5-year-old girl grips her mother’s hand and tries to hide behind her …

Many Spokane employers happy to hire refugees

Upon arriving in the U.S. from Ukraine, Max Baron and his family faced obstacles many refugees do on their way to self-sufficiency. “It was a completely new life,” he said. …

Refugees glean to give back

Refugees from Asia and Africa will gather thousands of pounds of fresh produce to redistribute throughout Spokane this summer. The Refugees’ Harvest Project includes nearly 40 Hmong, Nepali, Tanzanian, Karen …

Refugees distribute fruit harvested from backyard trees

Mature fruit trees are a common sight in the East Central neighborhood. Some of the trees were originally planted on the small farms that were there in Spokane’s earliest days. …

Bhutanese refugees missing in Spokane case

Three refugees from Bhutan have been reported missing since June 11, and Spokane police have assigned a detective to investigate the case.