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UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019

Abuse survivors demand Vatican transparency, accountability

Survivors of clergy sexual abuse met with organizers of a Vatican prevention summit Wednesday and demanded transparency, zero tolerance for abuse and for religious superiors to be held accountable when …


Inundated by Camp fire survivors, Chico is a ‘city within a city’

Because of its size and proximity to communities destroyed by the fire, Chico was the logical place for many displaced survivors to move. Now, however, the city is struggling to …


Camp fire survivors get Christmas pardons

California Gov. Jerry Brown on Christmas Eve granted her a pardon for her 1999 drug conviction, a mercy that made her feel as if the state recognized how far she’s …


UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 29, 2018

Synagogue massacre defendant appears in court in wheelchair

The man accused in the Pittsburgh synagogue massacre was released from a hospital and turned over to federal authorities for a court appearance Monday on charges he killed 11 people …


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 10, 2018

Supreme Court transparency group buys eponymous Kavanaugh site to aid victims

A black-and-white photo of the facade of the United States Supreme Court Building strips the top of the website. The vantage point, looking up at columns, makes the building feel …


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 21, 2018

Spokane sexual assault survivors join national #WhyIDidntReport

There can be many reasons why survivors of sexual assault don’t report: shame, guilt, embarrassment, denial or disgust. Not to mention fear – of losing a job, friends, colleagues, privacy, …


After the Las Vegas shooting massacre, survival can be excruciating

None of them have been OK since Oct. 1, when the family was caught in the crosshairs of the deadliest mass shooting in modern American history. Rosemarie, 54, has been …


Florida school shooting survivors are not ‘crisis actors’

Two students who survived the Florida school shooting and spoke publicly about it are not “crisis actors,” despite the claims of several conspiracy-oriented sites and an aide to a Florida …


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 21, 2018

Angry teens swarm into Florida Capitol; demand new gun laws

A week after a shooter slaughtered 17 people in a Florida high school, thousands of protesters, including many angry teenagers, swarmed into the state Capitol on Wednesday, calling for changes …


Shooting survivors on potential collision course with Trump

Student survivors of the deadly Florida school shooting who hope to become the face of a revived gun control movement are on a potential collision course with President Donald Trump.


Survivors of Taliban attack on Kabul hotel recount ordeal

Survivors of the Taliban attack on Kabul’s Intercontinental Hotel recounted on Monday the ordeal of the deadly, 13-hours-long weekend standoff that claimed 18 lives, including 14 foreigners.


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 7, 2017

Pearl Harbor survivors remember those killed 76 years ago

Survivors gathered Thursday at the site of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor to remember fellow servicemen killed in the early morning raid 76 years ago, paying homage to the …


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 19, 2017

Widow of Maryland workplace shooting victim says he feared co-worker

The widow of a man killed in a workplace shooting in Maryland said Thursday that her husband was so concerned about the gunman’s explosive temper that he brought it up …


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 23, 2017

Families of missing in Mexico quake still hold out hope

Hope mixed with fear Friday on a 60-foot stretch of a bike lane in downtown Mexico City, where families huddled under tarps and donated blankets, awaiting word of their loved …


Irma’s fury in the Keys: So loud ‘it hurt your eardrums’

Huge waves crashed down on this tropical paradise, pounding the white sands of Summerland Key with brute fury. Then came bomb-blast winds as Hurricane Irma slammed ashore.


A collection of memories from that infamous day

Over the years The Spokesman-Review has interviewed many Inland Northwest who had survived the 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor. Most of them are gone now, but their words live on.


Two from missing plane found alive in ocean

The Coast Guard has rescued two people from the ocean off Hawaii nearly a day after their plane disappeared from radar.


Pearl Harbor survivors mark anniversary in Spokane

Ray Garland knew only one thing on the morning of Dec. 7, 1941: He had a job to do. Garland watched for a moment as the bombs from Japanese forces …