Let me get this straight: Federal funding is being used to pay $20 “rewards” to Spokane teenagers who skip sex-ed courses and take an online abstinence course instead?
I like Facebook. Even with all of its problems. It’s where I keep up with my friends and the people I care the most about. The people I grew up with in my tiny hometown. My college buddies. The wannabe rock stars in the various bands in which I tried to play guitar. (You should see how awesome I looked in acid-washed jeans, with the biggest ’80s hair this side of Texas.)
Idaho has brief, though deep, history of electing senators who distinguished themselves as truth-tellers and swimmers-against-the-tide while chairing the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. Now comes Jim Risch. One wonders what kind of legacy he will leave.
What’s stopping people from waving goodbye to something that, as they have been known to point out, clearly makes them unhappy? Here are a few theories.
Happy Presidents’ Day Eve.
Does everything have to be for sale? Even the amenities in our cherished Riverfront Park?
Blowing and drifting snow made it impossible to get home from Spokane last Saturday. It was a tough day, and not because of the weather. Five judges interviewed 19 high energy young women for the Lilac Royalty Scholarship Court. There were only seven openings, and twelve girls to be disappointed. I was one of the judges.
An internal affairs report deepens the questions about how Spokane Public Schools hired a former deputy for a job at Ferris High School. Even if Shawn Audie was justified in his use of force to break up a fight at Ferris High School, the school district compromised itself by hiring him.
Sometimes love can feel oppressive, even suffocating, especially when it weighs 14 pounds and is sitting on your chest.
A “round-table conference of prominent men and women” was planned in Spokane to “”beat down the bolshevik agitators, I.W.W. advocates and soviet efforts in this part of the country.”
My wife and I occasionally reminisce about one of our favorite stories (one of those “I’m such a good husband” tales) so I decided to share it with our readers. It’s basically a statistical analysis of how I rated as a supportive help-mate for my wife. Years ago, something happened (or didn’t happen) prompting Ellen to voice the opinion that I wasn’t pulling my own weight around the house. Knowing deep within how completely incorrect she was, I was deeply hurt and fired up to prove her wrong. My fourth-grade teacher said I had a future in math, so I decided to make this a numbers thing.
Apparently there is some disagreement about just which population subset is at the center of the American experience.
Idaho’s Division of Child Welfare, which oversees child protection, foster care and adoptions, is responsible for one of the state’s most vulnerable populations – children who may have been abused or neglected. But a 2017 report from the state Office of Performance Evaluations documented major problems in the division, including a massive overload of cases for the staff that created a “constant feeling of crisis.”
I suppose many longtime Spokane residents who did not grow up here have wondered.
They call them nonmedical exemptions, and the resurgent measles virus loves them.
Less than a month old and the Spokane fair elections ordinance has already drawn fire. The target is its chief proponent, City Council President Ben Stuckart.
A couple of months back, the city received the results of a “fact-finding report” regarding concerns of city staffers who felt they were mistreated, and possibly even bullied in violation of city policy, by members of the City Council.
Comic strip creator Garry Trudeau’s takes “Doonesbury” takes umbrage at vocal fry in Sunday’s strip. Vindication, Stefanie Pettit writes.
In 1967, a Mexican citizen with a legal work permit was pulled over by Border Patrol agents on a California state highway.
Let’s turn to marmots this Groundhog Day in what we could call ‘New Punxsutawney’
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