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Washington News: Spokane, Gabriel Trinidad Lopez, Member of the Mongols Outlaw Motorcycle Gang Sentenced to 30 Months in Federal Prison for Unlawful Possession of a Firearm

Spokane, Wn.. – Joseph H. Harrington, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Washington, announced that Gabriel Trinidad Lopez, age 38, of Spokane, Washington, was sentenced today after having pleaded guilty on July 12, 2018, to being a felon in possession of a firearm. United States District Judge Stanley A. Bastian sentenced Lopez to … Continue reading Washington News: Spokane, Gabriel Trinidad Lopez, Member of the Mongols Outlaw Motorcycle Gang Sentenced to 30 Months in Federal Prison for Unlawful Possession of a Firearm

Idaho News: Spokane Man, Donovan Gomez Sentenced to 46 Months for Federal Gun Crime

COEUR D’ALENE, Io. – Donovan Gomez, 23, of Spokane, Washington, was sentenced last Tuesday to 46 months in prison for unlawful possession of a firearm, U.S. Attorney Bart M. Davis announced. Gomez was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge David C. Nye. Judge Nye also sentenced Gomez to three years supervised release after he is finished … Continue reading Idaho News: Spokane Man, Donovan Gomez Sentenced to 46 Months for Federal Gun Crime

Washington News: Spokane, U.S. Attorney Joseph H. Harrington Announces Progress in Making Our Communities Safer Through Project Safe Neighborhoods

Spokane, Washington – Joseph H. Harrington, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Washington, observed that one year ago, the Department of Justice announced the revitalization and enhancement of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), which Attorney General Sessions has made the centerpiece of the Department’s violent crime reduction strategy. PSN is an evidence-based program proven to … Continue reading Washington News: Spokane, U.S. Attorney Joseph H. Harrington Announces Progress in Making Our Communities Safer Through Project Safe Neighborhoods

SPOKANE, Wash. | Growing Spokane, Washington, sheds its sleepy city image

SPOKANE, Wash.  — Ramsey and Amy Pruchnic lived in the Seattle area for five years before deciding they wanted to escape the Puget Sound rat race and move closer to family on the opposite side of the state. Now they own their own businesses and live in a 1928 farmhouse on 10 rural acres they … Continue reading SPOKANE, Wash. | Growing Spokane, Washington, sheds its sleepy city image

SPOKANE, Wash | Washington state Democrats celebrate, eye 3 GOP House seats

SPOKANE, Wash— Democrats in Washington state celebrated early primary returns as they sought to capture three GOP-held congressional districts, including one occupied by Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, a top GOP House leader. In the 5th Congressional District in eastern Washington, McMorris Rodgers advanced Tuesday along with Democrat Lisa Brown. Brown is a former chancellor of … Continue reading SPOKANE, Wash | Washington state Democrats celebrate, eye 3 GOP House seats

Washington News: Spokane Valley Man, James Andrew Joy Sentenced to 15 Years for Attempted Production of Child Pornography

Spokane ,Wn. – Joseph H. Harrington, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Washington, announced that James Andrew Joy, age 29, of Spokane Valley, Washington, was sentenced today after having pleaded guilty on April 11, 2018, to Attempted Production of Child Pornography.  Chief United States District Judge Thomas O. Rice sentenced Joy to a … Continue reading Washington News: Spokane Valley Man, James Andrew Joy Sentenced to 15 Years for Attempted Production of Child Pornography

Washington News: Spokane, Justin Harter, Federal Court Dismisses Spokane Postal Service Employee’s Discrimination Case

Spokane, Washington– Joseph H. Harrington, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Washington, announced that United States District Judge Salvador Mendoza, Jr. dismissed a discrimination case filed against the U.S. Postal Service by Justin Harter, a former temporary employee. According to information disclosed during court proceedings, Harter, a resident of Missoula, Montana who has … Continue reading Washington News: Spokane, Justin Harter, Federal Court Dismisses Spokane Postal Service Employee’s Discrimination Case

Washington State News: Lawsuits challenge efforts to push abstinence-only on teens

SPOKANE, WA – Several affiliates of Planned Parenthood sued the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services on Friday over its efforts to impose an abstinence-only focus on its Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program that has served more than 1 million young people. The lawsuits were filed in federal courts in New York City and Spokane, … Continue reading Washington State News: Lawsuits challenge efforts to push abstinence-only on teens

SPOKANE, Wash | Lawsuits challenge efforts to push abstinence-only on teens

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Several affiliates of Planned Parenthood sued the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services on Friday over its efforts to impose an abstinence-only focus on its Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program that has served more than 1 million young people. The lawsuits were filed in federal courts in New York City and … Continue reading SPOKANE, Wash | Lawsuits challenge efforts to push abstinence-only on teens

SPOKANE, Wash.  | Rachel Dolezal accused of welfare fraud after race scandal

SPOKANE, Wash.  — A former NAACP leader in Washington state whose life unraveled after she was exposed as a white woman pretending to be black has been charged with welfare fraud. Rachel Dolezal, who legally changed her name to Nkechi Diallo in 2016, was charged this week with theft by welfare fraud, perjury and false … Continue reading SPOKANE, Wash.  | Rachel Dolezal accused of welfare fraud after race scandal

SPOKANE, Wash | Correction: West Coast Volcanoes-Q&A story

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — In a story May 12 about West Coast volcanoes, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Hawaii was part of the “Ring of Fire,” a Pacific Ocean area prone to earthquakes and volcanic eruptions due to subducting tectonic plates, and that the eruption of Kilauea had experts eyeing volcanoes on the U.S. … Continue reading SPOKANE, Wash | Correction: West Coast Volcanoes-Q&A story

SPOKANE, Wash | Hawaii volcano raises concerns of eruptions along West Coast

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — The eruption of a Hawaii volcano in the Pacific “Ring of Fire” has experts warily eyeing volcanic peaks on America’s West Coast that are also part of the geologically active region. The West Coast is home to an 800-mile (1,300-kilometer) chain of 13 volcanoes , from Washington state’s Mount Baker to … Continue reading SPOKANE, Wash | Hawaii volcano raises concerns of eruptions along West Coast

SPOKANE, Wash. | Hawaii volcano raises concerns of eruptions along West Coast

SPOKANE, Wash. — The eruption of a Hawaii volcano in the Pacific “Ring of Fire” has experts warily eyeing volcanic peaks on America’s West Coast that are also part of the geologically active region. The West Coast is home to a chain of 13 volcanoes, from Washington’s Mount Baker to California’s Lassen Peak. They also … Continue reading SPOKANE, Wash. | Hawaii volcano raises concerns of eruptions along West Coast

SPOKANE, Wash | Audit finds mismanagement in Washington State athletics

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — An internal audit has found extensive mismanagement within the budget-challenged Washington State athletic department, including the possible inflation of home football attendance figures and the improper distribution of free tickets to football games. “The environment within Athletics … did not support a culture of compliance or fiscal responsibility,” according to the … Continue reading SPOKANE, Wash | Audit finds mismanagement in Washington State athletics

SPOKANE, Wash | Judge prevents Trump from cutting Planned Parenthood grants

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — A federal judge has issued a permanent injunction blocking the Trump administration from cutting grants to Planned Parenthood that pay for a teen pregnancy prevention program in numerous states. U.S. District Court Judge Thomas Rice of Spokane issued his ruling late Tuesday, after listening to arguments from attorneys for Planned Parenthood … Continue reading SPOKANE, Wash | Judge prevents Trump from cutting Planned Parenthood grants

SPOKANE, Wash. | Workers’ radiation exposure halts nuke plant demolition

SPOKANE, Wash. | April 8, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) Seven decades after making key portions of the atomic bomb dropped on Nagasaki, Japan, workers at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation are being exposed to radiation as they tear down buildings that helped create the nation’s nuclear arsenal. Dozens of workers demolishing a plutonium processing plant from the 1940s … Continue reading SPOKANE, Wash. | Workers’ radiation exposure halts nuke plant demolition