SATURDAY, NOV. 17, 2018
Yes, I know we’re fast approaching a season of glad tidings and great joy. But the fact of the matter is, that be-of-good-cheer stuff rubs a few folks in Spokane the wrong way.
TUESDAY, NOV. 13, 2018
Local residents complaining about early signs of winter isn’t just a tiresome form of whining. It’s a love song to Spokane.
SUNDAY, NOV. 11, 2018
Today is the anniversary of Washington’s 1889 statehood.
TUESDAY, NOV. 6, 2018
Technically, it’s not a presidential election year, so I doubt if we’ll hear it today. You know, “If (fill in the blank) wins, I’m moving to another country.”
SUNDAY, NOV. 4, 2018
There’s a little problem with the picture of Spokane as one big, happy family.
TUESDAY, OCT. 30, 2018
Survey after survey shows that readers of the print newspaper tend to be older people. I’m not suggesting that makes me uniquely qualified to speak to these good folks. But you know what they say. If the comfortable shoe fits, wear it.
SUNDAY, OCT. 28, 2018
Spokane is torn in two, but it is not politics that divides us.
Seven months after Paul Turner’s The Slice column disappeared from the pages of the Today section, it’s back. Look for column monthly in Sunday Today.
MONDAY, OCT. 22, 2018
What do falling leaves bring to mind?
SUNDAY, OCT. 21, 2018
There’s a problem with squirrels. They are fast, unpredictable and lack any real understanding of the threat to them posed by vehicular traffic.
TUESDAY, OCT. 16, 2018
Many people in Spokane don’t know what day of the week it is. And what’s more, many of them don’t really care.
SUNDAY, OCT. 14, 2018
Third-graders offer suggestions to adults regarding Halloween.
TUESDAY, OCT. 9, 2018
The key to life in Spokane is convenient parking.
SUNDAY, OCT. 7, 2018
Paul Turner looks back on a long career with The Spokesman-Review, and says farewell.
THURSDAY, OCT. 4, 2018
My access to the S-R’s digital archives is about to get complicated.
WEDNESDAY, OCT. 3, 2018
Spokane has had boosterism in its blood for a century.
MONDAY, OCT. 1, 2018
My wife was at home and happened to be looking out a window one recent afternoon. She observed a minor traffic collision. The fault in the matter was quite clear. So she wanted to present herself as a witness.
SUNDAY, SEPT. 30, 2018
So we have arrived at the eve of October.
THURSDAY, SEPT. 27, 2018
There are two kinds of people in the Inland Northwest.
WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 26, 2018
Today I would like to present a transcript of my exclusive interview with the last man in Spokane to still have a landline phone at home.
TUESDAY, SEPT. 25, 2018
Those who have road-tripped across the Inland Northwest know that public restrooms can make us wishful for an RV.
MONDAY, SEPT. 10, 2018
Did you see that Lou Grant is scheduled to appear at North Idaho College on Wednesday?
SUNDAY, SEPT. 9, 2018
My wife and I celebrate our 30th anniversary today.
THURSDAY, SEPT. 6, 2018
So I admit it.
WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 5, 2018
I suppose there are people who care about Big Sky Conference football. In fact, I’m almost sure of it. Seems as if I’ve met some of them. It’s just that in Spokane their fandom tends to get drowned out by the noise about Gonzaga basketball, WSU football and whatever. Which is fine. We Big Sky fans take a sort of pride in the absence of hype. Well, I do anyway.