WEDNESDAY, MARCH 20, 2019
A pair a students at Whitworth College etched an elaborate hoax in stone that captivated historians and the press for months during spring 1942.
SUNDAY, MARCH 17, 2019
As the Washington Legislature considers tightening up vaccine requirements for kids entering public schools, anti-vaxxer opponents have taken up the argument that it’s a simple question of parental choice.
FRIDAY, MARCH 15, 2019
The College Republicans at Gonzaga University deserved better from Ben Shapiro. Or at least from his bookers.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 13, 2019
A number of county sheriffs from Washington are declaring themselves monarchs who will decide which laws to enforce, rather that public servants sworn to enforce laws passed by the people.
SUNDAY, MARCH 10, 2019
A lot has changed at Washington State University in the past 30 years, but nothing quite like the number of administrators.
FRIDAY, MARCH 8, 2019
The system is failing three children at the center of an abuse case that one nurse called “child torture.”
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 6, 2019
If children in Idaho are looking for love from the Legislature – or simple protection from zealot parents – they’re not going about it the right way.
SUNDAY, MARCH 3, 2019
On a May afternoon in 1983, a man asked two 8-year-old girls outside Trent Elementary to help him look for the keys to his car. He then pushed the girls into the car and drove off. One of the girls escaped; the other was raped and choked repeatedly, then left for dead in a wooded area.
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 27, 2019
She’s not in leadership anymore, but Cathy McMorris Rodgers just put on a one-vote exhibition in how to lead. By example. By doing the hard thing, rather than merely saying the easy one.
When compared to the tax-paying woes of the rich, the tax-paying woes of the poor get too little consideration in Washington state.
SUNDAY, FEB. 24, 2019
Don Sullivan has seen this photo most of his life, though the woman was always a mystery to him. When he was a child, growing up in the Los Angeles area, his parents told him it was a photo of his Aunt Betty. Thanks to DNA testing, Sullivan has solved many mysteries of his birth family, including about the woman once known to him as “Aunt Betty.”
FRIDAY, FEB. 22, 2019
Let me get this straight: Federal funding is being used to pay $20 “rewards” to Spokane teenagers who skip sex-ed courses and take an online abstinence course instead?
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 20, 2019
Idaho has brief, though deep, history of electing senators who distinguished themselves as truth-tellers and swimmers-against-the-tide while chairing the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. Now comes Jim Risch. One wonders what kind of legacy he will leave.
SUNDAY, FEB. 17, 2019
Does everything have to be for sale? Even the amenities in our cherished Riverfront Park?
FRIDAY, FEB. 15, 2019
The members of the Washington Legislature are demonstrating, repeatedly and at great expense, that they simply will not abide by the spirit or the letter of the 47-year-old Public Records Act, which declares the citizens the owners of their government and which requires public officials to do their business openly.
TUESDAY, FEB. 12, 2019
It is often said no two of them are the same. It is also often said that given the vast variety of shapes they assume – coupled with the uncountable number of ice crystals that have fallen and are falling and will fall upon the earth – that it is impossible to make such a claim. That we should be humble about the limits of the knowable.
SUNDAY, FEB. 10, 2019
Lawmakers eager to water down Idaho’s voter-passed Proposition 2 should not forget the drubbing Brent Regan took at the state Supreme Court.
FRIDAY, FEB. 8, 2019
An internal affairs report deepens the questions about how Spokane Public Schools hired a former deputy for a job at Ferris High School. Even if Shawn Audie was justified in his use of force to break up a fight at Ferris High School, the school district compromised itself by hiring him.
SUNDAY, FEB. 3, 2019
They call them nonmedical exemptions, and the resurgent measles virus loves them.
FRIDAY, FEB. 1, 2019
A couple of months back, the city received the results of a “fact-finding report” regarding concerns of city staffers who felt they were mistreated, and possibly even bullied in violation of city policy, by members of the City Council.
WEDNESDAY, JAN. 30, 2019
In 1967, a Mexican citizen with a legal work permit was pulled over by Border Patrol agents on a California state highway.
SUNDAY, JAN. 27, 2019
In his lame-duck final year, Mayor David Condon is testing the limits, acting in ways that, to some, seem more like a civic emperor.
FRIDAY, JAN. 25, 2019
You may have heard, sometime over the past year, that minimum-wage increases in Seattle were an economic disaster – leading to job losses and cuts in hours that actually cost low-wage workers money.
WEDNESDAY, JAN. 23, 2019
Rep. Marcus Ricelli introduced a bill to create a “state fruit and vegetable incentives program” to help people living in or near poverty get their hands on healthier food.
SUNDAY, JAN. 20, 2019
Where you live can have a big influence on your health.