There's a local TV news promo airing that deals with small-town high school football.
It suggests that community involvement in same is one of the things that makes our area special.
Um, OK. But I ask you. Can you name any rural area in the United States where high school football is not a community thing?
Why do people here feel the need to assert that life in our area is wonderful in unique ways?
Are we so defensive and insecure that we need to routinely dabble in such rah-rah nonsense?
Or maybe people here just want to balance the insane local voices that cry out after some horrible crime that Spokane has become one of the worst places in the country.