Everything went according to plan at the Cathedral of Notre Dame last week. Except for the part where a fire broke out.
After our local school district has revealed it will lay off hundreds of employees if it is not rescued – now, somehow, we are again considering the very money-generating mechanism that the Supreme Court deemed unconstitutional in the first place: raising local levies to cover a budget shortfall.
Long before there were people who resented HBO’s “Game of Thrones,” there were those right here in River City who held a grudge against Bloomsday and Hoopfest.
If you have elderly friends or relatives who live alone, it might be time to have the talk. No, not about giving up the car keys. This one is about the phone.
When Nadine Woodward announced she was running for mayor, local media covered it as a capital-B capital-D Big Deal. When most other candidates announced, not so much.
It has been almost three years since Tom Wobker shuffled off this mortal coil. But his poetry, penned under the nom de plume, The Bard of Sherman Avenue, remains popular.
There’s a difference between relaxed/not putting on airs and aggressively stupid. Not wearing a tuxedo isn’t necessarily the same thing as adorning oneself in stained, ill-fitting barbecue togs.
If Spokane County allowed for payment of property taxes through some sort of barter system, what could we offer?
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As you contemplate your 2019 family vacations, there’s something you probably ought to keep in mind.
On Monday, a meeting set up by a statewide grassroots group called “Washington Strikes Back 1639” drew more than 100 citizens to the Davenport Memorial Hall in Lincoln County, as farmers, teachers, ranchers, nurses, small business owners, elected officials and law enforcement officers all shared concerns about protecting their civil rights.
Gonzaga’s sweet road trip to Anaheim for the NCAA Tournament means a whole bunch of folks from Spokane just got unexpected travel plans to the land of the Real Housewives, and – both more importantly and less goofy – Disneyland.
If you have no particular interest in the local college team but still like watching the NCAA men’s basketball tournament on TV, how do you arrive at a rooting interest?
The good part about being an editor is that you typically see lots of the country, as you move from newspaper to newspaper. That’s also kind of the bad part, too. But not this week. And especially for those heading to Southern California to see Gonzaga in the Sweet 16.
You might have encountered “Florida Man” – the internet buzz phrase focusing on the misadventures and criminal antics of various thusly described Sunshine State ne’er do wells.
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A blue sedan turned into the side street as our patrol car pulled up to the stop sign, the driver frantically waving for attention. It had so far been an uneventful ride-along with Cpl. Erin Blessing of the Spokane Police Department on an ordinary afternoon last summer.
What do you get when a state bureaucrat, two ranchers and a pair of environmentalists walk into an Olympia hearing room? Sometimes, a consensus for policy change. Unfortunately, the Governor’s focus is heavy on social services and climate change, a little light on natural resources this year.
A lot has changed at Washington State University in the past 30 years, but nothing quite like the number of administrators.
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