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  • Adams-Kinard gets 20 years in death of WWII veteran

    02/07/2015 10:31:49 AM PST · by Zakeet · 35 replies
    Spokane Spokesman-Review ^ | February 6, 2015 | Rachel Alexander
    The families of a victim and his killer displayed grief, forgiveness and redemption Thursday as a Spokane judge sent 17-year-old Kenan Adams-Kinard to prison for 20 years in the beating death of World War II veteran Delbert “Shorty” Belton. The 2013 murder garnered national media attention as much for Belton’s status as a war veteran as for the racial overtones: The two teens suspected of attacking and robbing him as he sat in his parked car outside the Eagles Lodge in north Spokane are black; Belton, who later died from the beating, is white. Demetruis Glenn, the other teen accused...
  • Spokane Deputy Promotes MRAP For Constitutionalists, Gun Owners: Full Clip

    12/20/2014 6:14:55 AM PST · by Altariel · 26 replies
    "So I'm thinking that is totally appropriate in Iraq, but where-what kind of situation in the U.S. would you see that happening?" "I mean, we've got a lot of constitutionalists, a lot of people that stockpile weapons, a lot of ammunition. You know, they have weapons here locally." (2:50-3:10)
  • EDITORIAL: Nanny staters, swinging on the schoolyard

    10/14/2014 8:54:02 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 13 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | October 13, 2014 | The Washington Times
    <p>Going to school these days isn’t what it used to be. Kids are marched through metal detectors on the way to a disappointing lunch of arugula with a side of alfalfa sprouts. Now they’re ruining recess. Swings in Seattle are now forbidden.</p>
  • First person to buy pot in Spokane says he was fired from job

    07/11/2014 9:15:12 AM PDT · by aimhigh · 43 replies
    Oregonian ^ | 07/10/2014 | Kasia Hall
    Mike Boyer got his 15 minutes of fame when he became the first person in Spokane to buy recreational pot on Tuesday. On Wednesday Boyer posted his resume on Craigslist, saying Kodiak Security had fired him. Kodiak officials told the Spokesman-Review, though, that Boyer still had a job with the company. Boyer said two of his three part-time employers have asked him to take drug tests after seeing news reports of his pot purchase. He said he will fail them. Kym Ramey, a human resources manager for Kodiak, said employees are tested per company policy. "We're a security firm," Ramey...
  • BREAKING: Jury acquits Spokane man of shooting fleeing car thief

    04/10/2014 5:53:29 PM PDT · by narses · 86 replies
    Tears flowed on both sides of a Spokane courtroom Thursday as a jury acquitted Gail Gerlach of manslaughter in the March 2013 death of Brendon Kaluza-Graham. Gerlach’s wife, Sharon, wept and embraced her family as the verdict, not guilty on both a first-degree and second-degree manslaughter charge, was read in open court. Ann Kaluza-Graham, grandmother of the man shot dead trying to steal Gerlach’s SUV, burst into tears as she said her grandson never got a chance to answer theft charges or prove himself a changed person. “This was a tragedy,” Gerlach said in a brief statement after the verdict...
  • Friend: Fatally Beaten WWII Vet ‘Never Did No Drugs’

    08/28/2013 11:31:33 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 30 replies ^ | August 28, 2013 5:13 AM | Staff
    <p>SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Bail was set at $3 million Tuesday for a 16-year-old boy who is charged with killing a World War II veteran and contends the man was beaten to death because he shorted the teen and another boy on a sale of crack cocaine.</p>
  • Spokane Cops Blame WWII Vet’s Death on ‘Fighting Back’, Says No ‘Racism’ Involved

    08/27/2013 12:30:10 PM PDT · by massmike · 109 replies ^ | 08/27/2013 | n/a
    Two teenage boys are charged in the bloody beating of Delbert Belton outside a Spokane, Washington ice skating rink and investigators are now suggesting the soldier—who took a bullet in the Battle of Okinawa—tried to stop the apparent robbery. Police say that enraged the teens and turned their petty theft into full-blown murder as they continued to beat him into submission with ‘big, heavy flashlights.’ ‘Our information is that the individual fought back and that may have made this, you know, a worse situation,’ said Spokane Police Chief Frank Straub in a Monday press conference.
  • 2nd suspect Arrested in Beating Death of WWII Veteran

    08/26/2013 9:37:15 AM PDT · by hoagy62 · 24 replies ^ | 8/26/13 | KXLY
    SPOKANE, Wash. - The second suspect in the beating death of an 88-year-old WWII veteran has been arrested. Police say they arrested 16-year-old Kenan Adams-Kinard just after 3 a.m. on Monday morning in connection with the murder of Delbert Belton. He was found in a basement apartment at 500 West Montgomery in Spokane and arrested without incident.
  • Teens face murder charge in beating death of Delbert Belton (Photo of fugitive)

    08/24/2013 2:06:35 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 65 replies
    The Spokesman Review ^ | August 24, 2013 | Kaitlin Gillespie
    National outcry follows beating death of WWII veteran Kenan D. Adams-Kinard The nation’s eyes have turned to Spokane and the two teenagers accused of murdering an 88-year-old World War II veteran. Police say two 16-year-olds beat Delbert “Shorty” Belton to death Wednesday night after robbing him. One suspect, Demetrius Glenn, turned himself in and was arrested late Thursday night. The other, Kenan D. Adams-Kinard, remained at large Friday night. “We hope Mr. Kinard or his family will do the right thing and surrender quickly without incident, and we can resolve this and bring closure to the family of the individual...
  • (White)WWII Veteran Beaten To Death In Spokane (2 Black Males)

    08/22/2013 10:04:57 PM PDT · by blam · 25 replies
    TBI ^ | 8-22-2013 | &#61517;Paul Szoldra
    WWII Veteran Beaten To Death In Spokane Paul Szoldra Aug. 22, 2013, 8:31 PMDelbert Belton A veteran who was wounded during the Battle of Okinawa in World War II was beaten to death Wednesday outside of the Eagles Lodge in Spokane, Seattle Times reports. Delbert Belton, 88, died from injuries sustained during the attack, which police believe was perpetrated by two African-American male suspects between 16 and 19 years old. Police responded to the scene after receiving a call at 8:15 p.m. and found Belton sitting in his car, suffering from severe injuries to his head. He died at the...
  • WWII vet, beaten by teens outside Eagles Lodge, dies [Spokane, WA]

    08/22/2013 3:38:22 PM PDT · by deks · 147 replies
    KXLY ^ | August 22, 2013 | Ian Cull
    WWII veteran Delbert Belton survived being wounded in action during the Battle of Okinawa only to be beaten and left for dead by two teens at the Eagles Lodge in Spokane on Wednesday evening. Belton, 89, died from the injuries he suffered in the beating Thursday morning at Sacred Heart Medical Center. . . "Shorty," as he was known by his friends at the Eagles Lodge, served in the U.S. Army in the Pacific during WWII and was shot in the leg during the Battle of Okinawa. He went on to work at Kaiser Aluminum at the company's Trentwood plant...
  • WWII Vet Assaulted In N. Spokane Dies; Suspect Photos Released

    08/22/2013 4:54:19 PM PDT · by Sleeping Freeper · 33 replies ^ | 8-22-13
    Spokane Police release surveillance photos of persons of interest in the homicide of an 88 year old man, occurring in N. Spokane last night. Anyone with information about either of the suspects is asked to call Crime Check at 456-2233. On 08-21-13 around 8:15pm Spokane Police responded to Eagles Lodge, 6410 N Lidgerwood on a call of an assault. When officers responded they located a 88 year-old man in his car with serious injuries to his head. He was transported to the hospital where he died as a result of his injuries.
  • WWII vet, beaten by teens outside Eagles Lodge, dies

    08/22/2013 5:00:01 PM PDT · by granite · 107 replies
    KXLY4 ^ | Aug 22 2013 04:05:48 PM PDT | Ian Cull
    WWII veteran Delbert Belton survived being wounded in action during the Battle of Okinawa only to be beaten and left for dead by two teens at the Eagles Lodge in Spokane on Wednesday evening. Related Content Photos of homicide suspects Belton, 89, died from the injuries he suffered in the beating Thursday morning at Sacred Heart Medical Center. Witnesses say the Belton was in the parking lot of the Eagles Lodge at 6410 N. Lidgerwood, adjacent to the Eagles Ice-A-Rena, around 8 p.m. Wednesday when the two male suspects attacked him. Belton died from his injuries Thursday at Sacred Heart...
  • FBI: No arrests in Spokane, Wash., ricin case

    05/20/2013 2:07:35 PM PDT · by Olog-hai
    Associated Press ^ | May 20, 2013 4:57 PM EDT | Nicholas K. Geranios
    The FBI said Monday that no one has been arrested after last week’s discovery of a pair of letters containing the deadly poison ricin in Spokane, but the agency remained tight-lipped about the investigation and a weekend raid at a downtown apartment building. … The letters were postmarked last Tuesday in Spokane and addressed to the downtown post office and the adjacent federal building. They were intercepted by the Postal Service, and no one was injured. … Witnesses have said a man was escorted from the building by law enforcement officers Saturday morning. Sandalo Dietrich declined to say if anyone...
  • Catholic Gonzaga University Won’t Allow Catholic Students To Form Catholic Group [Diversity Rule!]

    04/06/2013 12:02:04 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 22 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | April 06, 2013
    Catholic Gonzaga University Won’t Allow Catholic Students To Form Catholic Group The Daily Caller. Roman Catholic, Jesuit-affiliated Gonzaga University in Spokane, Washington has refused to recognize the Knights of Columbus as an official student group because — wait for it — the Knights of Columbus is a Catholic organization. Gonzaga administrators notified the students who had sought the school’s official seal of approval last month, reports The Cardinal Newman Society’s Catholic Education Daily. “The Knights of Columbus, by their very nature, is a men’s organization in which only Catholics may participate via membership,” reads a letter written by Sue Weitz,...
  • Smaller Cities Like Austin, Athens And Spokane Will Win Out In the recession

    06/25/2012 8:36:35 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 3 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 06/24/2012 | Dr. Stan Humphries, Chief Economist, Zillow Inc.
    During the housing bust, two hypotheses made the rounds. The first one stated that the American attachment to homeownership is over. The second one was homeowners are going to eschew suburbs in favor of the convenience and vitality of urban living. I don’t believe either of these to be true. Yes, the homeownership rate crested at almost 70 percent in 2004, just before the housing bubble burst, and is now down to 65 percent. But this retrenchment doesn’t represent a rejection of the premise of homeownership. The current level of homeownership is now around its long-term historical average. Frankly, homeownership...
  • Spokane Animal Hoarding suspect “pimped herself out” for hay (yes, you read that correctly)

    03/07/2012 4:16:06 AM PST · by Stoat · 23 replies
    Northwest Cable News ^ | March 6, 2012 | Othello &
    SPOKANE-- A couple weeks ago Spokane County Animal Protection Officers seized nearly 100 large animals from a property in Elk during an animal cruelty investigation.      During the seizure SCRAPS told us officers found dead animals on the property.  According to a search warrant, in addition to numerous horses i found extremely thin, officers also discovered several dead goats and a llama (edit)  Stiner said, "I’ve done the best that I could to take care of them and unlike a lot of owners that are just opening their gates and letting them go, at least I was making the attempt...
  • Presidential hopeful wows his Spokane fans (Newt pix)

    02/25/2012 9:33:23 AM PST · by red flanker · 8 replies
    Spokesman Review ^ | February 24, 2012 | Shawn Vestal
    A lot of show biz has crossed the stage at the Bing, and Thursday was no different. Fans stood in line more than an hour before showtime. Some held signs or dressed up. A tour bus lurked outside, and police rerouted traffic. When the doors opened, people flooded in, filling the ground floor immediately and then streaming up to the balcony. The crowd buzzed and rustled, in the full flower of Spokane diversity: every kind of white. Bald old graybeards dominated, but there were plenty of teenagers, families with children in tow, people dressed in athletic spandex and backwoods flannel,...
  • Gingrich coming to Spokane

    02/21/2012 12:06:09 PM PST · by Red Steel · 28 replies · 4+ views
    The Spokesman Review ^ | February 21, 2012; 9:50am
    Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich will hold a town hall-style forum in Spokane on Thursday, Spokane County Republican Chairman Matthew Pederson confirmed. Details will be released later today, he said. Gingrich is the third GOP presidential hopeful to make a stop in the Inland Northwest. Rick Santorum spoke in Coeur d'Alene last week and Ron Paul held a rally at the Spokane Convention Center on Friday. Mitt Romney's son will visit Spokane Valley this afternoon. Gingrich, despite being from Georgia, has noteworthy ties to Inland Northwest politics that he may or may not dwell on in his visit....
  • Families in Nixa and Spokane being forced from homes in unexpected foreclosures

    10/12/2011 4:19:30 PM PDT · by katiedidit1 · 22 replies ^ | 10/12/2011 | Linda Russell
    SPOKANE, Mo.-- Entire neighborhoods of families in Christian County are being kicked out of their homes. The foreclosures come as quite a shock to the people living in those homes. Ernie and Sharlene Risinger and their 11 year old daughter love their Spokane home and community, but they're being forced out. Their American dream has turned into a nightmare. Nearly four years ago, the Risingers moved into the place they call home. "Sounded like a great deal. He wanted $1,500 deposit or down and we would actually be buying our house," says Ernie Risinger. Or so they thought. The Risingers,...
  • 'Bigfoot' Inadvertently Caught in iPhone Video

    05/31/2011 4:24:23 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 23 replies ^ | May 31, 2011 |
    A young woman in Spokane, Washington claims to have captured definitive video footage of the legendary Bigfoot, the elusive ape-like humanoid that famously avoids high definition footage. The woman in question -- who revealed herself to the media only as "Samantha" -- says she was filming a group of friends hike through Downriver Park in Spokane when her iPhone inadvertently picked up the mythical beast. Because the creature was some distance away, Samantha didn't notice until she reviewed the footage later at home. A few days later, she uploaded the video to YouTube; the "evidence" was soon viewed by over...
  • Search For Bigfoot In Spokane

    05/29/2011 4:42:17 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 14 replies ^ | 29 May 2011 | Annie Bishop
    SPOKANE, Wash. -- A Spokane woman out for a day hike along the Spokane river claims to have proof of the mysterious and elusive Bigfoot. Samantha, who did not give her last name, and her friends were hiking at Downriver Park over the weekend when they captured Bigfoot by using their iPhone camera. Samantha posted a YouTube video of the creature a few days later. In her post, Samantha said she didn't notice Bigfoot until she looked at her video when she got home. So, far more than 1,500 people have viewed the video online. "Someone asked me in the...
  • Alleged neo-Nazi charged with hate crime in Spokane bomb plot

    04/21/2011 6:29:35 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 9 replies
    Seattle Times ^ | April 21, 2011 | Mike Carter
    A federal grand jury in Spokane has added a federal hate crime to the charges pending against Kevin William Harpham, an alleged white supremacist suspected of planting a backpack bomb along the city's Martin Luther King Jr. Day parade route. Harpham is named in a new four-count indictment issued late Thursday. It adds two counts, one relating to a violation of the federal Hate Crimes Act and the other accusing him of attempting to use an explosive device in connection with the hate crime. Harpham faces up to life in prison if convicted. He had earlier pleaded not guilty to...
  • KXLY Exclusive: Father Of Kevin Harpham Says Son Didn't Plant (Spokane MLK parade) Bomb

    03/13/2011 5:50:48 PM PDT · by Libloather · 19 replies
    KXLY ^ | 3/13/11 | Sally Showman
    KXLY Exclusive: Father Of Kevin Harpham Says Son Didn't Plant BombSally Showman | KXLY4 Reporter Updated: 5:28 pm PDT March 13, 2011 KETTLE FALLS, Wash. -- The father of suspected MLK day bomber Kevin Harpham is defending his son, claiming there is no way Kevin could have planted the bomb in Downtown Spokane because he was with him at his Kettle Falls home. The bomb was originally reported as a suspicious package when city workers found the black backpack and notified police. When officers opened the backpack they found an explosive device wrapped in t-shirts. Two of the shirts in...
  • Arrest in attempted MLK Day bombing in Spokane

    03/09/2011 12:20:24 PM PST · by nuconvert · 20 replies
    The FBI has made an arrest in connection with the attempted bombing along the route of the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day parade in downtown Spokane. An FBI source in Washington, D.C., said one man was arrested Wednesday outside a home near Colville, Stevens County. Agents, including a bomb expert from Quantico, Va., were preparing to search a house where others associated with the suspect were living, the source said. The suspect is believed to be affiliated with white supremacists, the source said
  • Excessive-Force Case Filed Over Lab Mix Who Dared to Sniff Police Dog's Butt

    02/05/2011 9:34:49 AM PST · by Immerito · 25 replies · 1+ views ^ | January 11, 2011 | Nina Shapiro
    Police departments are perennially accused of excessive force--the poignant SPD shooting of Native American carver John Williams being just the latest example. Usually, however, the victims are human beings. Not so in an excessive-force case recently filed in federal court, which details the fatal shooting of a Labrador retriever mixed-breed dog named Slyder, allegedly for doing little more than sniffing the butt of a police dog.
  • Bomb Found Along Spokane MLK Parade Route, FBI Seeks Suspect

    01/18/2011 5:35:17 PM PST · by Libloather · 63 replies
    Q13 Fox ^ | 1/18/11
    Bomb Found Along Spokane MLK Parade Route, FBI Seeks SuspectThe FBI is searching the person connected to a possible attempted bombing in Spokane. Q13 FOX News Online Web Reporter 1:10 p.m. PST, January 18, 2011 SPOKANE — The FBI is searching for the person connected to a possible attempted bombing in Spokane. The bomb was found along the Martin Luther King parade route. The bomb could have caused multiple deaths if it had exploded says the FBI. The FBI is offering a $20,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of people responsible for placing the backpack on...
  • Leadership of GOP up for grabs in county (Spokane, WA) (Tea Party v "Moderates")

    12/10/2010 6:24:27 PM PST · by narses · 11 replies · 1+ views
    Spokane GOP leaders are in the midst of a nasty fight that could shape local elections for years to come. The internal battle for control of the Spokane County Republican Party pits “mainstream” GOP members against surging “tea party” activists hoping to maintain and extend their influence in Eastern Washington’s political arena. At stake is the direction of regional Republican politics, everything from priorities to candidate recruiting and support. On one side is Cindy Zapotocky, the current chairwoman who has been embraced by much of the grassroots and tea party wings of the party. On the other is former Airway...
  • Extradited Hacker Sentenced to 10 Years in Federal Prison for Masterminding First-Ever Hack....

    09/28/2010 12:39:52 AM PDT · by Cindy · 8 replies - DOJ Press Release ^ | September 24, 2010 | n/a
    NOTE The following text is a quote: Extradited Hacker Sentenced to 10 Years in Federal Prison for Masterminding First-Ever Hack Into Internet Phone Networks Defendant Also Ordered to Pay Over $1 Million in Restitution NEWARK, NJ—The first individual ever charged with hacking into the networks of Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) providers and reselling hacked VoIP services for a profit was sentenced today to 120 months in prison, United States Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced. Edwin Andres Pena, 27, transmitted over 10 million minutes of unauthorized telephone calls over the victims' networks. Pena, a Venezuelan citizen, fled the United States...
  • Holy Father gives Spokane diocese new bishop

    06/30/2010 4:39:41 PM PDT · by NYer · 7 replies
    cna ^ | June 30, 2009
    Bishop Blase Cupich Spokane, Wash., Jun 30, 2010 / 06:27 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Benedict XVI made headlines in Washington state today by appointing Bishop Blase Cupich to the Diocese of Spokane and accepting the resignation of Bishop William Skylstad who has reached the age of retirement.In a press conference this morning, Bishop Skylstad reflected on his years as leader of the Washington flock, saying he is “humbled to have had the honor of serving in the Diocese of Spokane as its bishop since April of 1990.”“Although these years have not been without challenges, it has been a time...
  • Envelopes with white powder sent to fed buildings in Wash., Idaho, Utah

    06/14/2010 9:57:14 PM PDT · by FromLori · 8 replies · 198+ views
    Seattle Area Local News ^ | 6/14/2010 | by and CNN
    BELLEVUE – The FBI is investigating after envelopes containing white powder showed up in government offices from Seattle to Boise. In Bellevue, a building with offices of the Internal Revenue Service was evacuated around 12:30 p.m. A female worker said she opened an envelope in the mailroom and white powder "poofed" out. "One worker was directly exposed and another worker was close enough nearby to be concerned. We've taken both of them to the hospital," said Lt. Eric Keenan of the Bellevue Fire Dept. Federal and local investigators converged on the four-story building. While Port of Seattle bomb dogs searched...

    03/03/2010 9:47:40 PM PST · by Velveeta · 532 replies · 5,882+ views
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  • Feds tight-lipped about IED found at Courthouse [Spokane, Washington]

    04/07/2010 1:41:28 PM PDT · by Cindy · 52 replies · 2,274+ views ^ | Updated: 11:53 am PDT April 7, 2010 | Rob Kauder
    SNIPPET: "Assistant US Attorney Tom Rice confirmed only that a device was found outside the Tom Foley Federal Courthouse on March 28th."
  • Busty Suspect Makes it Rain: Deputy Allegedly Uncovers Stash of Loot in Bra

    03/18/2010 12:26:36 AM PDT · by smokingfrog · 12 replies · 905+ views
    CBS news ^ | 3-17-10 | Crimesider staff
    An alleged member of a fraud ring targeting Spokane area banks was already in custody when a corrections deputy unfastened the suspect's bra...and released a hoard of cash the alleged thief had managed to conceal. When the counting was complete, officers had recovered just shy of $26,000. According to authorities in Spokane, the suspect, Lukeisha Harris, apparently had the room to conceal the stolen cash. "Well as I understand it, this is a very large suspect. She was described by bank tellers as heavy set. The police report indicated that she was six foot and 400 pounds," Spokane County Sheriff...
  • 400-pound suspect had $26,000 in bra

    03/15/2010 8:03:03 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 39 replies · 1,122+ views ^ | 03/14/10 |
    SPOKANE, Wash. – A fraud bust, indeed: Spokane County sheriff's deputies say a woman was hiding nearly $26,000 in her bra when she was booked into jail for investigation of theft. Lukeisha A. Harris was one of three Seattle-area residents arrested Friday as part of an alleged fraud ring. Deputies say they used phony Oregon driver's licenses and counterfeit credit cards to obtain cash advances from Spokane banks.
  • Tea Party Spokane URGENT Time sensitive information

    12/27/2009 9:21:34 AM PST · by narses · 8 replies · 756+ views
    Join thousands of patriots in Olympia on Thursday January 14 at 12:00 noon. The Tea Party and 912 Spokane have coordinated resources and reserved charter buses for $60.00 per seat on January 14, 2010. Loading begins at 4:00 AM, departure at 5:00 AM, same day round trip to Olympia. We will announce the departure area later. A minimum of 38 passengers are required to pay for the bus. You will receive a full refund if we do not have enough. Please have your reservations in and paid for by January 5. 2010. If you can car pool, email at
  • The Merger that Wasn't

    10/23/2009 6:58:07 PM PDT · by fiscon1 · 1 replies · 403+ views
    The Provocateur ^ | 10/23/2009 | Mike Volpe
    In the Spokane area, there appears to be a very high stakes confrontation between CEO's of two competing local hospitals. Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center’s chief executive charged Rockwood Clinic’s leaders with bad-faith dealings and ethical lapses the day after Rockwood stunned Spokane’s medical community by announcing it would align with Sacred Heart’s main rival. “It is clear to us that the interim leadership of Rockwood is leading the Rockwood physicians down a very dangerous path fueled purely by profit motive,” said Sacred Heart CEO Dr. Andrew Agwunobi. Rockwood will be purchased by Community Health Systems Inc., which bought Sacred...
  • Wash. college agrees to end discrimination against pro-life students

    10/01/2009 3:49:54 AM PDT · by Man50D · 10 replies · 971+ views
    Alliance Defense Fund ^ | September 28, 2009,
    Community Colleges of Spokane and Spokane Falls Community College officials agreed to a court order Thursday that settles a lawsuit filed after they attempted to unconstitutionally silence the pro-life message of a student group. SFCC officials threatened student Beth Sheeran, represented by attorneys with the Alliance Defense Fund, and other members of a Christian student group with disciplinary measures, including expulsion, if they chose to hold a pro-life event on campus because the information they were sharing with other students was deemed “discriminatory” and did not include a pro-abortion viewpoint. The agreed-upon order eliminates or revises the problematic policies and...
  • Unsettling resurgence of Aryan Nations in North Idaho

    08/18/2009 10:49:50 PM PDT · by Cindy · 81 replies · 4,839+ views ^ | 06:30 PM PDT on Tuesday, August 18, 2009 | / JOHN LANGELER
    Note: Photo and videos included. COEUR D'ALENE -- The Aryan Nations is experiencing an unwanted resurgence in North Idaho. SNIPPET: "However, a man named Paul Mullet claims he is going to bring the racist organization back." SNIPPET: "Mullet says he moved here from Ohio five months ago because North Idaho is the "last stand" for the Aryan Nations movement. Mullet says he's in the process of buying a large amount of land in the area." SNIPPET: "Monday's distribution of racist material in Spokane Valley's Trentwood neighborhood was the latest in a series of similar incidents. Aryan Nations literature has also...
  • Police investigating northside explosion

    08/03/2009 11:04:09 PM PDT · by Cindy · 16 replies · 1,088+ views ^ | Posted: Aug 03, 2009 6:41 PM,Updated: Aug 03, 2009 9:14 PM | Dave Erickson / KXLY4 Anchor / Reporter
    SNIPPET: "SPOKANE -- Police are continuing to investigate an explosion that hit a northside neighborhood early Sunday morning. The explosion happened near the intersection of Eloika and A Street leaving one home damaged and neighbors' yards littered with debris from the bomb." SNIPPET: "Whatever the device was it was strong enough to blow out the windows and tear away the eaves on the house as well as blow out Angel Garcia's basement window next door." SNIPPET: "Spokane Police say a witness saw somebody run up to the house and then run away. A few seconds later the house was rocked...
  • National Veterans Wheelchai Games comes to Spokane, WA

    07/07/2009 3:30:48 PM PDT · by airborne · 299+ views
    29th Annual Veterans Wheelchair Games Scheduled for Spokane July 6, 2009 WASHINGTON -- A wide range of disabilities cannot stop more than 500 of America’s greatest wheelchair athletes, all U.S. military Veterans who will begin competition at the 29th National Veterans Wheelchair Games being held July 13-18 in Spokane, Wash. “President Obama recently said that caring for Veterans and their families is a matter of honor as a nation,” said Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric K. Shinseki. “The National Veterans Wheelchair Games highlight our nation’s commitment to our wounded heroes. The Games also allow those Veterans to teach us all...
  • Tea Party Spokane Wa -- Pics!

    04/15/2009 7:31:53 PM PDT · by IYellAtMyTV · 18 replies · 3,194+ views
    IYellAtMyTV | 04/15/2009 | IYellAyMyTV
    Pictures of Spokane Wa. tea party. Estimated one thousand plus "Extremists" attend!
  • Spokane parks to blow up squirrels

    04/14/2009 10:14:21 AM PDT · by llevrok · 60 replies · 4,796+ views
    KING 5 TV Seattle ^ | 4/13/09 | Carl Spackler
    SPOKANE - Spokane is having a problem with too many ground squirrels at the Finch Arboretum So the Parks and Recreation department is going to use a special machine to detonate some of the 100 to 150 rodents that are tearing up the grounds. The machine is called the Rodenator Pro. It pumps propane and oxygen into the tunnels of squirrels, then sends an electric spark that causes an explosion. The shock waves kill the squirrels and collapse their tunnels. The parks department says the Rodenator is a humane way to kill the squirrels. But it warns area residents that...
  • Spokane parks to detonate squirrels

    04/13/2009 2:33:14 PM PDT · by Daffynition · 99 replies · 1,879+ views ^ | Apr 13, 2009 | staff reporter
    <p>So the Parks and Recreation department is going to use a special machine to detonate some of the 100 to 150 rodents that are tearing up the grounds.</p> <p>The machine is called the Rodenator Pro. It pumps propane and oxygen into the tunnels of squirrels, then sends an electric spark that causes an explosion. The shock waves kill the squirrels and collapse their tunnels.</p>
  • Spokane underused Shriners Hospital in line for closure

    04/12/2009 6:22:35 PM PDT · by anniegetyourgun · 6 replies · 592+ views
    Spokesman Review ^ | 4/12/09 | John Stucke
    The problems facing Spokane's Shriners Hospital for Children are daunting: too few patients, high costs, falling donations. It's a troublesome scenario that has put the hospital on the short list for closure as its parent organization staggers from massive investment losses that threaten to wipe out one of the best-known philanthropic organizations of the past century. "Either we close six hospitals now, or we might have to close all 22 in a matter of five to six years," national Shriners board Chairman Ralph Semb said last week. "Our entire system is at stake. There's no easy fix," he said. The...
  • Daughters of laid-off dad ask Obama for help

    04/05/2009 5:12:56 AM PDT · by grimalkin · 93 replies · 3,142+ views
    KOMO 4 News ^ | 4/5/09 | KOMO 4 Staff
    SPOKANE, Wash. - Two Washington state girls took their plea straight to President Obama after their dad was laid off from his job. The two mailed a letter to the president at the White House after watching their father, Henry, struggle to find a new job. Now they're about to lose their home. It's a simple letter - asking for help. "My name is Lilian Deck and my sister and I live in Spokane," the girls' letter begins. "We would like to ask you a question - where is the help you promised in your campaign?"
  • Spokane Residents Dealing In Illegal Substances (Phosphate banned by Law in Detergents)

    04/01/2009 9:42:07 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies · 1,633+ views
    The Moderate Voice ^ | 3/31/2009 | PATRICK EDABURN
    It seems that folks in Spokane Washington are dealing in the latest of illegal substances…………….. dishwashing soap. A recent law passed in Spokane County prohibits the sale of dish soap containing phosphates as part of an effort to reduce water pollution. The problem is that the eco-friendly detergents do not perform as well as their counterparts. Many people were shocked to find that products like Seventh Generation, Ecover and Trader Joe’s left their dishes encrusted with food, smeared with grease and too gross to use without rewashing them by hand. The culprit was hard water, which is mineral-rich and resistant...
  • Spokane residents smuggle suds over green brands

    03/31/2009 8:33:16 AM PDT · by ak267 · 29 replies · 958+ views
    AP ^ | 3/31/09 | ak267
    SPOKANE, Wash. – The quest for squeaky-clean dishes has turned some law-abiding people in Spokane into dishwater-detergent smugglers. They are bringing Cascade or Electrasol in from out of state because the eco-friendly varieties required under Washington state law don't work as well. Spokane County became the launch pad last July for the nation's strictest ban on dishwasher detergent made with phosphates, a measure aimed at reducing water pollution. The ban will be expanded statewide in July 2010, the same time similar laws take effect in several other states.
  • Envirofascist law turns Spokane residents into bootleggers

    03/30/2009 9:24:45 AM PDT · by soccermom · 35 replies · 983+ views
    AP in Belleville News Democrat ^ | March 28, 2009 | soccermom
    SPOKANE, Wash. -- The quest for squeaky-clean dishes has turned some law-abiding people in Spokane into dishwater-detergent smugglers. They are bringing Cascade or Electrasol in from out of state because the eco-friendly varieties required under Washington state law don't work as well. Spokane County became the launch pad last July for the nation's strictest ban on dishwasher detergent made with phosphates, a measure aimed at reducing water pollution. The ban will be expanded statewide in July 2010, the same time similar laws take effect in several other states. But it's not easy to get sparkling dishes when you go green....
  • A Priest Who Stirs the Pot

    03/04/2009 10:05:10 AM PST · by NYer · 2 replies · 424+ views
    Deacon's Bench ^ | March 4, 2009 | Deacon Greg Kandra
    A lot of priests know their way around a kitchen, but the Washington Post this week profiled one who is turning it into his own little apostolate. Take a look: Mass had been over only a few minutes and the Rev. Leo Patalinghug had already traded his green and gold robe for an apron, his priest's collar poking out over the top. He was chopping onions with the speed and flair of a celebrity chef --which he is. Sort of. The unusual cooking demonstration occurred on a recent afternoon at a Catholic bookstore in downtown Washington. About two dozen people...