Urgency - not patience - is what we need on school funding. The state Legislature has had four years since the McCleary decision was handed down, and nearly two years since they were held in contempt of court for failing to comply with the decision. They have had plenty of time to resolve the issues highlighted in your editorial. Yet this session came and went without any meaningful action to provide the stable, reliable and full funding our public schools need.
I am a fan of the Second Amendment, particularly the part that says "well regulated" (as in "militia"). Don't tell me regulations would not eliminate the most recent holocaust or any other single tragedy. If sensible regulations save one life anywhere, why would we not support them?
Kudos for the muddy waters/Hangman Creek cleanup article on June 12. Growing up in the 1950s and '60s, I often saw muddy Hangman from the High Drive bluffs. Over the last few months, I've worked in Vinegar Flats and watched the steam flow almost daily. I expected to see muddy waters, but am surprised the creek flows pretty clear most days. But not every day.
Regarding muddy waters and Hangman Creek: Through education and greater community exposure to the creek, Spokane will take more value in this unique creek. The restoration efforts scheduled by the Coeur d'Alene Tribe at the headwaters can mimic efforts to restore the stream-side ecology within the city limits.
On June 10, Sue Lani Madsen's opinion piece, "Don't let emotions over train derailment impede good decision-making," ran on the front page of the Local News section. It's important news that the City Council passed a resolution asking to stop oil shipments after the derailment in Mosier, Oregon.
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