Gary Crooks

Gary Crooks

Associate Editor Gary Crooks writes opinion columns and editorials; edits letters and other copy for the Opinion pages.


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Smart Bombs: Spoiler alert – No fetus scandal 72 

Now that the Planned Parenthood “scandal” has proven to be bogus, will politicians who based their charges on deceptively edited video clips be angry with the laughably labeled Center for Medical P...

Smart Bombs: Pledging to close minds 14 

Business interests lobbied heavily for a transportation package, but Sen. Michael Baumgartner was the lone Republican in the Spokane area to vote for the gas-tax increase that will finance it. In t...

Smart Bombs: Legislators made own beds 12 

The “meltdown” melodrama of the third special legislative session could’ve been avoided if lawmakers finished on time and the process was easier for the public to follow. Nobody thinks it’s a good...

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