It’s very, very likely that the W-4 form on file with your employer is off – way off. And as a result, you could have to pay hundreds of dollars at tax time in April, and even more next year if you don’t fix it now.
It’s almost always best to resist the urge to make self-serving statements that begin “Back when I was a kid.”
And I’m hoping that we, as a community, as a people, can hold in our hearts a sense of their humanity, of our shared humanity with them, and not retreat from the duty to give them a roof and a warm space and the help they need with the problems that most of us – safe and cozy in the inn – can’t even imagine.
Sometimes the best gifts, the things that stay with us long after Christmas, are memories.
So here’s my better-late-than-never report on how to keep thieves from stealing packages from your front porch.
It is, George McGrath acknowledges, a very nice bridge – this span that he has pugnaciously insisted on calling the Bridge to Hookerville.
You can’t beat a stocking stuffed with festive (and some not so festive) column items. Well, maybe you can. But here goes anyway.
“Did you know that when Bing Crosby wrote ‘Silver Bells,’ he wrote it after hearing the Salvation Army’s bells while here in Spokane during Christmas?” Or not.
Like so many of us, I find myself feeling sentimental and reflective at this time of year. More than the Christmas lights and carols, visits with friends and relatives and exchanging gifts, I am thinking of Christmases past, loved ones no longer here and changing times and traditions.
Here’s an idea. Gonzaga University could invite professional conservative martyr Ben Shapiro to reprise the topic of one of his recent Daily Wire podcasts: Has Catholic Church Sex Abuse Been Exaggerated?
Some little kids are so skeptical of Santa. No matter how much compelling evidence you offer, they have doubts. They make a face.
The Bail Project is intended to fight fundamental inequities built into the cash bail system, and perhaps help reduce crowding in Spokane’s perpetually cramped jail along the way.
Short sports fanatics are my very favorite. By that, I mean kids. Kids also have the best favorite players. And the Bulldog guard is the current king of the Zags with Spokane's playground demographic.
The final numbers are in, and campaign fundraising and spending on two ballot measures this fall far exceeded the amounts spent by both leading candidates for governor.
There are Spokane residents who don’t know what Christmas is like here.
Good news, everyone: Matt Shea has found a couple of interviewers he apparently doesn’t consider too dirty, godless or hateful to answer.
The ongoing battle to achieve independent oversight over the Spokane Police Department – a value that voters in this city have supported overwhelmingly – is again being thwarted by the police officers union and compliant city administrators.
One of the true gifts of the season is the good-natured argument.
Hope Works is run by Goodwill in partnership with the city of Spokane, Catholic Charities and the Downtown Spokane Partnership. The goal is to reach out directly to panhandlers, gather information about them and try to connect them to services that might help them get off the street.
When the Idaho Legislature convenes in January, 25 of its members will be brand-new, and that’s not counting two who were just elected after earlier being appointed and serving in prior sessions, or two others who moved over from the Senate to the House.
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