Liz Wardsworth is never going to mince words. I called her the other day to see how her University High School track and field athletes had fared at the regional meet, and to figure out who was headed on to the state meet this weekend. “This is going to be a short conversation,” she said.
With major news events happening rapid-fire and assaulting our brains daily, it’s hard to keep track of what went on even a few days ago, no less a few weeks ago. With that said, what I’m about to mention may seem of lesser importance in light of everything that’s transpired since, but I still think it needs airing.
For less than $200 a night visitors to Spokane County can stay in a home with a helipad on the roof, a converted historic electrical substation, or accommodations with Disney flair. It’s all part of the new travel wave led by the likes of lodging upstarts Airbnb and VRBO.
The Spokane County sheriff was urgently summoned to put down a “riot” by members of Industrial Workers of the World (the Wobblies) who were laying pipe for the Otis Orchards irrigation district. The trouble began when a “flunkey” in the cook house was fired for allegedly destroying food. More than 100 laborers, all Wobblies, then demanded that the contractor reinstate the flunkey and fire all non-Wobblies.
Idaho 1st District GOP Rep. Raul Labrador’s immigration enforcement crackdown bill cleared the House Judiciary Committee today on a party-line vote, with 19 Republicans supporting it and 13 Democrats opposing ...