The political advocay group Respect Washington has received thousands of dollars and legal advice from organizations tied to John Tanton, a Michigan-based activist who has been criticized for holding staunchly anti-immigrant views some have said raise to the level of white nationalism. The group will make the argument Spokane voters should have a say in whether the city’s non-biased policing policy, which they say makes the city a sanctuary for illegal immigrants, should remain in place.
City Council President Ben Stuckart says Spokane should start acting now to re-imagine a four block stretch of Main Avenue in order to promote business growth by getting more people walking and cycling down the street. He’ll ask his colleagues to sign off on a study that would create the city’s first dedicated, two-way bike lane right in the middle of town.
A driver is expected to face a vehicular assault charge after the car she was driving rolled into a ditch in Lincoln County, according to the Washington State Patrol. Dana Y. Birdtail, 25, was driving a Mazda Protege east about 5:30 p.m. on state Highway 174 when she lost control of the car, the WSP said in a news release. The crash occurred about 4 miles northwest of Wilbur, Washington.
Way back when, corner groceries and next-door bakeries were commonplace in neighborhoods, walking distance for everyday staples in the time before cars. With the raging popularity of the automobile in the last century, neighborhoods homogenized, becoming purely residential. City planners set rules segregating where we live from where we shop.
This week marks my one-year anniversary of the editor of The Spokesman-Review. I wanted to be here for so many reasons, but mostly because I had grown to dislike the smell of corporate journalism. I wanted to work someplace where profits weren’t the only measure of success.
Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich repeated his promise Thursday to seek a legal injunction if the measure on the November ballot passes, and said he’s in talks with railroads about joining him. Supporters are preparing for a vigorous campaign that has drawn interest beyond Spokane’s borders.
A settlement was announced Thursday in a landmark lawsuit brought by the American Civil Liberties Union against two psychologists involved in designing the CIA’s harsh interrogation program used in the
For the span of just a few hours each year, it’s safe to stroll along Fort George Wright Drive near Spokane Falls Community College. Just you and 50,000 other people on the first Sunday in May. Other than on Bloomsday, however, walking along the four-lane arterial is a bit sketchy.