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Marine Key Figure In Fatal Club Shooting Suspected Shooter Is Lakeside High Grad On Leave Before Okinawa Duty

The teenager who deputies say killed a man at a Spokane Valley strip club this week is a Marine Corps rifleman who was in town visiting his parents. Eric C. …

Cops Say Victim Let Killers In Neighbors Suspected Drug Dealing At Home

Residents awakened by a shooting in their neighborhood watch police and media surround a home on North Regal. Photo by Christopher Anderson/The Spokesman-Review

Son Accused In Shooting Of Minister

A Hillyard minister was in the hospital fighting for his life Wednesday, and his son was in jail accused of shooting him. David A. Sevier, 57, was in critical condition …

Gunfire At Baptism Kills 1, Injures 5

Gunshots that killed one man and wounded five other people at a church basement party celebrating a baptism apparently were fired by gang members who had crashed the festivities, police …

Bullies Must Not Be Tolerated

Quick. Name a bully from your elementary school days. Most likely you remember both the first and last name of the bully. The power of bullies is so great we …

Living In The Shadow Of Fear

We received more than a dozen stories of bullying - past and present - from our readers when we put out a request two months ago for those stories. Some …

Battling Bullies

Here are some tips to help parents deal with bullies: Helping victims Begin early: Two-year-olds can learn to say, “I don’t like that, that hurts.” If children reveal they’ve been …

Stand Up For Yourself, Your Rights

Lisa Johnson

Tell Parents About Harassment

Guy Thomas

Self-Reliance Grew From Experience

First person I am 69 years old now, but I still remember the suffering I experienced in high school from fellow students who harassed and ridiculed me. I was extravagantly …

A Life Spent Fending Off Bullies

Jacob Stellmon III

Olajuwon Fined $5,000 For Elbowing Schrempf

Hakeem Olajuwon took the news calmly and had little to say Wednesday after he was fined $5,000 by the NBA for elbowing Seattle’s Detlef Schrempf in the back of the …

Cheap Seats


A Grim Deathbed Account Beating Victim’s Dying Words Lead To Likely Murder Charges

Telisha Shaver was killed after she walked into an assault on her sister and a friend in a Valley home.

Unruly Teen Leads To Teachers Strike Threat

A strike threat by teachers forced a special deal to be made Thursday for teaching a disruptive 13-year-old boy. Richard Wilding had been expelled from Glaisdale School in Nottingham after …

Three Boys Booked For Beating Baby

Three boys were booked Tuesday for investigation of attempted murder in the beating of a month-old infant during the theft of a Big Wheel tricycle from a home in their …

Focusing On The Real Problem

Think for a second. Did you blink when you read the headline “Moses Lake student shoots and kills teacher and two peers?” In an age jammed with juvenile crime, many …

Ngor Refused To Give Killers A Picture Of Wife


Guns Kill More Kids Than Ever Firearms Second-Leading Cause Of Death Among Children 10-19

Gunfire is the second-leading cause of death among Americans aged 10-19, the Children’s Defense Fund said Monday. And firearm deaths are increasing faster among youth than any other age group. …

Salvi Guilty Of Murder In Abortion Clinic Killings

Jurors on Monday found John C. Salvi III guilty of murdering two women and wounding five others in a rampage at two abortion clinics. Salvi was sentenced to two consecutive …

Under The Gun In Separate Shooting Incidents, Neighboring Homes Hit With Gunfire That Easily Could Have Been Fatal

1. Duct tape covers bullet holes in a window of a home on North Lillian Road that was shot up Monday. Photo by Steve Thompson/The Spokesman-Review 2. Left, children in …

Witnesses Describe Abortion Clinic Killings


Jury Seated In Abortion Clinic Slayings


Waitress, Manager Both Known For Likable Style Slain Woman Juggled Job, Adult Children, Commuted From Coeur D’Alene

Marie Van Slate was a bubbly, caring waitress who would tease customers about eating greasy french fries. “If you want to use the term ‘model employee,’ that was Marie,” said …

Angry Outbursts Punctuated Life Of Quiet Eccentricity

Emergency medical workers rush to the aid of victims in Tuesday’s shootings at the Ridpath Hotel. Photo by Dan Pelle/The Spokesman-Review

2 Deadly Shootings In 5 Days Catch Region In Cross Fire Few Clues Before People Become Killers; Residents Left Frightened, Wondering

Spectators gather outside the Ridpath after Tuesday’s shootings. Photo by Dan Pelle/The Spokesman-Review

Ridpath Gunman Kills Hotel Worker, Himself Elderly Patron Passes Out Cash, Then Opens Fire

1. Emergency workers attend to Ronald MacDonald, a Ridpath manager who was wounded in Tuesday’s shootings in the lobby of the downtown Spokane hotel. Photo by Christopher Anderson/The Spokesman-Review 2. …

Tragedy Draws Town Together Stunned Residents Cling To One Another After School Slayings

1. Family members gather at the home of shooting victim Manuel Vela on Saturday. “He was full of life,” said Domingo Martinez, Manuel’s uncle. Photo by Dan McComb/The Spokesman-Review 2. …

Family, Friends Remember, Grieve For Lost Children

The suddenness of the Moses Lake school shooting started to hit home on Saturday. One moment the children were peacefully studying in class, said the Rev. Kevan Smith of Immanuel …

Boy Describes Classroom Scene

Jon Lane shoved aside the barrel of the high-powered rifle and slammed the 14-year-old gunman against the classroom wall. He held the teenager there while a classroom full of terrified …