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Pasco Shooting
5:31 pm
Wed February 25, 2015

Tri-Cities Latinos Disappointed In Progress of Pasco Police Shooting Investigation

Credit Anna King / Northwest News Network

Kennewick police investigating the police shooting this month of Antonio Zambrano-Montes say so far they know bullets entered him from the front, and a rock was found near his body.

People have demonstrated against Pasco police and questioned whether officers used excessive force to stop him when, witnesses say, he was throwing rocks in traffic.

People from the Tri-Cities’ large Latino population gathered outside Wednesday’s Kennewick police media briefing to give reporters their opinions.

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Olympia Gun Rally
6:38 am
Mon December 15, 2014

Gun Rights Activists Rally At Washington Capitol

Dave Grenier allowed people to handle his handgun as an act of defiance against the new background check law. Grenier believes the law violates the Washington constitution.
Credit Austin Jenkins / Northwest News Network

Several hundred gun rights activists rallied at Washington’s capitol Saturday to protest the new voter-approved law that requires background checks for person-to-person gun sales and transfers. Most participants in the "I Will Not Comply" rally were openly carrying handguns or rifles or both.

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Police Shootings Protest
7:30 am
Thu December 11, 2014

Amid State Capitol Holiday Festivities, Demonstrators Protest Police Shootings

Protesters hold a 'die-in' in the rotunda of the Oregon capitol building.
Credit Chris Lehman / Northwest News Network

Political protest mixed with holiday festivities in Salem Wednesday. A group demonstrating against recent police shootings brought their message to the state capitol building.

Their shouts of "hands up, don't shoot" echoed through the marble corridors and in the rotunda.

"Hands up, don't shoot," they chanted. 

The group tried to meet with the governor but heard from spokeswoman Amy Wojcicki instead.

"All parents, regardless of race, class, culture or origin should feel," Wojcicki said. 

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Portland Protests
7:56 am
Wed November 26, 2014

Tensions Flare In Portland Protests

Demonstrators gathered outside the Justice Center in downtown Portland for a peaceful protest to voice their opinions regarding the decision made by a grand jury in Ferguson.
Credit Alan Sylvestre / OPB

Portland Police arrested seven people Tuesday night, after a peaceful demonstration ended and a smaller group of protesters roamed through the city.

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