Crime, Law and Justice

Emily Schwing / Northwest News Network

A student is dead and three are in serious but stable condition after a shooting Wednesday morning at Freeman High School in Freeman, Washington, near Spokane.

A student told reporters that a male schoolmate had brought two guns to school and fired one of them at the beginning of the late-start school day at 10:15 a.m. Spokane fire chief Brian Schaeffer said the suspect was "taken down safely" and is in custody of law enforcement. 

Austin Jenkins / Northwest News Network

Guns and domestic violence are a deadly combination. Now domestic violence survivors in Washington can find out if their abusers illegally attempt to buy a gun through a licensed dealer.

That’s because of a first-in-the-nation law that took effect this summer.

Oregon Youth Authority

Hillcrest Youth Correctional Facility opened its doors in 1913. On Friday, the 104-year-old youth detention facility  in Salem, Oregon, closed for good.

Washington Department of Corrections

Two Washington state inmates at the Stafford Creek Corrections Center near Aberdeen have filed a civil rights complaint in federal court over prison shaving policies.

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Racist graffiti and a possible bomb threat forced the evacuation of more than 100 Washington State University students from their residence hall in the middle of the night Monday.




Washington Department of Corrections

A prisoner who escaped Tuesday from a wildfire work crew in Washington state is still on the run. The Washington Department of Corrections said Maksim Petrovskiy may be in Portland.

Two Inmates Escape From Washington Wildfire Crew

Aug 15, 2017
Washington Department of Corrections

Two prison inmates escaped from their service fighting a wildfire near Goldendale, Washington early Tuesday morning.

Tyray Munter, 30, was convicted of second degree assault and theft. Maksim Petrovskiy, 22, was convicted of possession of a stolen vehicle. Both were less than four years from release, which is a requirement of the inmate wildfire crew program.

U.S. Department of Justice

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions is reminding Oregon and other states with legalized recreational marijuana that federal marijuana law is still in effect.

Tony Overman / The Olympian

A former deputy director at Washington’s Department of Fish and Wildlife is awaiting trial on charges he broke into the home of a co-worker and raped her while she slept.

The case has revealed a sexually-charged culture within the agency that one employee described as “a pattern of behavior that was not hidden.”

Anna King / Northwest News Network

A Richland, Washington, flower shop owner who was on the losing end of a same-sex wedding discrimination case now wants to piggyback on an upcoming U.S. Supreme Court argument.

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