FRIDAY, OCT. 31, 2008
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WEDNESDAY, OCT. 29, 2008
Mark Zandi, chief economist for Moody's, recently wrote of the best ways to stimulate the economy. The Economic Policy Institute then put it in a handy chart, which reflects the return we could expect to see for every dollar spent.Best places to spend the money:1....
TUESDAY, OCT. 28, 2008
MONDAY, OCT. 27, 2008
A new poll from the University of Washington has Obama way ahead in Washington. It also shows a six-point lead for Gregoire in the governor's race with a four-point margin of error. All three state initiatives are headed toward passage, the poll indicates, except I-985...
FRIDAY, OCT. 24, 2008
THURSDAY, OCT. 23, 2008
The latest voter registration information from the secretary of state's office breaks the numbers down by legislative district. Forty-eight of the 49 have totals between 5,000 and 8,000. One district, the 43rd, has 12,000 voters. That district is in Seattle, stretching from the waterfront north...
The S-R's Jim Camden is reporting that 40,000 voters have already submitted their ballots in all-mail Spokane County. Another 9,500 absentees have already been marked and delivered in Kootenai County.I'm unrepentently old-fashioned and would prefer to see everyone trudging to the neighborhood polling place throughout...
WEDNESDAY, OCT. 22, 2008
I keep hearing Sarah Palin talk about what mavericks she and John McCain are. Mavericks?I thought the Mavericks were the father and son Democratic U.S. senators from Texas in the early and mid 20th century. Or, better yet, the fictional but loveable ne'er-do-well itinerent gambling...
TUESDAY, OCT. 21, 2008
MONDAY, OCT. 20, 2008
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FRIDAY, OCT. 17, 2008
For anyone following our edit board announcements, today we wrote about Kootenai County's jail expansion and public safety facilities measures. We're for them, though the price tag is steep. Read here. We will be endorsing in other Idaho races, beginning next week.Also, look for our...
THURSDAY, OCT. 16, 2008
We just interviewed a Congressional candidate, a Republican, who pronounced nuclear "nuc-u-lar" instead of the proper pronunciation. Listen here.What's up with the mispronunciation? It is it a Republican thing? (He wasn't the first candidate who mispronounced it this endorsement season. But they have all been...
Barack Obama's assertion during Wednesday's debate that 100 percent of John McCain's ads have been negative has been widely disputed. Obama probably was referring to a report from the Wisconsin Advertising Project that documented one week during which all of McCain's ads were negative --...
From our editorial today:Kenneth Cross, 80, took meticulous care of his Spokane Valley lawn and was friendly and helpful to his neighbors, who responded in kind. Cross was tragically killed Sept. 20 in his home. David K. Brewczynski has been accused of the murder. The...
WEDNESDAY, OCT. 15, 2008
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.