SATURDAY, JUNE 30, 2007
FRIDAY, JUNE 29, 2007
THURSDAY, JUNE 28, 2007
Our edit board this week discussed car accidents, as part of our discussion about today's editorial touting the value of slower speed limits near parks and playgrounds.Two of us were in minor traffic accidents recently and we all have little ones in our lives who...
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 27, 2007
Despite the memory lapses evident in his congressional testimony, Attorney General Alberto Gonzales remembered to show up in Spokane today to tout an anti-gang initiative.Question: If you were in charge of an important project, would you want Gonzales speaking on its behalf?UPDATE: Two protesters arrested.
TUESDAY, JUNE 26, 2007
At our morning editorial board meetings, we discuss serious stuff, of course, but often our conversations veer into unexpected, lighter topics. Yesterday, I told my colleagues about my husband accidentally shaving off part of his beard which led to his story about his father being...
In Our View, it makes sense for the Police Department to ditch the traditional wool uniforms for comfy, practical jumpers jumpsuits.If nothing else, officers might be more cheerful as they write up that infraction. And with the new cell-phone laws, they'll need help keeping cool.(S-R...
MONDAY, JUNE 25, 2007
SATURDAY, JUNE 23, 2007
A federal agency shows a distinct lack of cooperation with a U.S. senator. Is it just their own political battle, or should the public at large be concerned? Read Saturday's "Our view" and share your own thoughts.And from Sunday, there's one comment on the issue...
FRIDAY, JUNE 22, 2007
A recent release from U.S. Sen. Larry Craig's office contains a questionable comment:The Democratic leadership in Congress is pushing through a measure to eliminate secret ballots. Yes, you heard me right - the very foundation of our system of government is being shaken up by...
THURSDAY, JUNE 21, 2007
Newsday photoFor those who follow the Supreme Court and appreciate an occasional peek at its inner workings, here's a column that's worth a few minutes of your attention. Bottom line: Look for Ruth Bader Ginsburg to lead the liberal wing of the Roberts court into...
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 20, 2007
Item: Mom faces prison: Woman given probation had baby, then appeals court overruled judge/Taryn Brodwater, Spokesman-ReviewKathy Plonka, Spokesman-Review"I'm going to miss so many firsts, " said Kendra Goodrick as she held her 9-week-old son Jameson at her home in Hayden Monday.Goodrick, 29, said she never...
TUESDAY, JUNE 19, 2007
Casey King has asked the question that is at the center of the global warming issue. Hardly anyone disputes that the Earth is warming, but is man to blame?The scientific consensus is yes, but how do they know?The short answer: They know the difference between...
MONDAY, JUNE 18, 2007
Despite high gas prices, global warming -- oops, I mean "climate change" -- and the higher cost of parking coming soon to downtown Spokane, people still drive to work da sola.See today's story.When I worked in Washington D.C. for two years in the 1980s, I...
SUNDAY, JUNE 17, 2007
Do you think the city of Spokane should abandon its practice of routinely countersuing those who file civil rights abuse cases? Here's what an editorial says about it today.Or, what are your thoughts about the budgetary pickle Spokane Public Schools find themselves in. Read our...
SATURDAY, JUNE 16, 2007
FRIDAY, JUNE 15, 2007
In the mid-1980s, I interviewed Jonathan Peck, a futurist with the Institute for Alternative Futures.We were talking about the then changing telephone technology and he mentioned that someday people would carry their phone numbers with them everywhere. He wasn't sure how it would work. Maybe...
THURSDAY, JUNE 14, 2007
A Matter of Opinion is really a matter of three opinions – those held by the people responsible for the opinion pages of The Spokesman-Review. Check in regularly to find out what they’re up to, what they think and where they differ and to joust with them if you want.