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The pastor of the Oakville, Washington Assembly of God church said he was trying to protect his family and the public when he drew his concealed pistol and shot a gunman on Father’s Day.

David George cried at times as he spoke publicly Wednesday for the first time since the shooting.

Following two days of raucous heckling and disruption from Portland demonstrators, a regional office for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement has temporarily shuttered, the agency announced Wednesday.

Deer Park High School Serves as Practice Fire Camp

Jun 19, 2018
Doug Nadvornick/SPR

When a wildfire ignites and firefighters are called to put it out, they not only bring the equipment they need to battle the fire. They also bring a whole logistical system to take care of their personal needs. Sometimes on the big fires, that support system becomes quite an operation.

You can get a sense of what that looks like this week at Deer Park High School, north of Spokane.

What caused 44-year-old Tim Day to go on a carjacking and shooting spree on Father’s Day that left one man critically wounded?

New hardline immigration policies from the federal government have led to backlash nationwide. And in Oregon, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement has an occupation on its hands.

A Canadian mining company has officially asked the Washington Department of Ecology to begin the review process for a proposed silicon smelter in Newport.

Advocates of Net Neutrality Rally in Spokane

Jun 18, 2018
Jeremy Burnham/SPR

A group of citizens concerned about the FCC’s recent repealing of net neutrality rallied in front of Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers’ downtown Spokane office Monday. 

“Hey hey, ho ho, McMorris Rodgers has got to go," group members chanted.

This post has been updated.

A shooting spree in Tumwater, Washington, ended in a sun-drenched Walmart parking lot when a civilian shot the suspected gunman to death, police said Sunday evening.

Three people were hurt: a teenage boy with minor injuries, another person with minor injuries, and a man who was airlifted to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle. He is now in critical condition, Harborview spokeswoman Susan Gregg said.

Planned Parenthood Opens New Spokane Clinic

Jun 15, 2018
Doug Nadvornick/SPR

Planned Parenthood of Greater Washington and Northern Idaho dedicated a new clinic in Spokane Friday.

President and CEO Karl Eastlund says the new facility is larger, more efficient and more welcoming than the organization’s previous clinic.

A Chinese immigrant arrested during the bust of a sprawling illegal pot growing operation last November wants to withdraw his guilty plea. The man claims he didn't understand his conviction could lead to deportation.

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