WEDNESDAY, NOV. 21, 2018
TV news veteran Don Harris had covered Saigon in the final days of the Vietnam War and the Six-Day War in the Middle East, and he liked to be prepared. But neither he nor his son, Jeff Humphrey, nor the rest of the family were that concerned about an assignment to Jonestown, Guyana.
SUNDAY, NOV. 18, 2018
Scratch the surface of a “constitutionalist” – at least one of the Western anti-government variety – and what you often find underneath is an authoritarian. Or an anarchist.
FRIDAY, NOV. 16, 2018
The Spokane Public Schools board should heed the wishes of voters who rejected building an outdoor stadium in downtown Spokane.
SUNDAY, NOV. 11, 2018
The temperatures had just peaked above 40 degrees on Wednesday, boosted by the bright sun.
FRIDAY, NOV. 9, 2018
It wasn’t a wave, it was the tide. The regular, recurrent tide.
TUESDAY, NOV. 6, 2018
In almost every way, the hotly contested race between Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers and challenger Lisa Brown has been a more positive, more passionate and less cynical electoral exercise than our current moment would give us the right to expect.
SUNDAY, NOV. 4, 2018
Corporations are “speaking” louder than any other entity in this election by spending tens of millions of dollars on statewide initiatives.
WEDNESDAY, OCT. 31, 2018
Cathy McMorris Rodgers’ voting record shows clearly where she has stood on protecting those who have pre-existing conditions. But it doesn’t seem to be the record she thinks she has.
SUNDAY, OCT. 28, 2018
Avista Corp. gives a lot of money to local candidates. If it leans in any political direction, it is toward incumbency – toward those already in power. But Avista’s recent decision to spend $200,000 to signal-boost the candidacies of French and Kuney with TV ads is a dramatic, puzzling departure from business as usual.
FRIDAY, OCT. 26, 2018
Another year, another victory for Washington in the race for the most regressive tax system in the nation, and another question for Halloween: Who’s afraid of the income tax?
TUESDAY, OCT. 23, 2018
Glen Morgan, a conservative gadfly from Olympia who paints himself as a transparency activist, has produced a series of incredibly dishonest mailers intended to trick Democrats into writing in other candidates – an effort to drain away liberal votes to benefit Republican candidates.
SUNDAY, OCT. 21, 2018
In Montana, the president’s stream of rhetoric was the manipulative, conspiratorial story of “the caravan,” and what it reveals about the Trump movement. His caravan tale – and the manner in which it was peddled to those prepared to believe it by distortion in right-wing echo chambers – drew on every tool in the propagandists’ playbook, from racist dog-whistling to conspiratorial insinuations to the demonization of political opponents to whispers, winks and nods.
THURSDAY, OCT. 18, 2018
The first rule of attending a Trump tent revival is the same as with any big jamboree, whether it’s Sasquatch or a Franklin Graham rally: Get there early.
A lot has changed in the half-century since Elmer Dixon and his brother founded the Seattle chapter of the Black Panthers, but the key issues that motivate him remain essentially the same: equality, poverty, health care, housing, economic justice, police brutality.
WEDNESDAY, OCT. 17, 2018
How deep is the state? The deep, deep, perniciously deep state? Deeper than you might guess.
SUNDAY, OCT. 14, 2018
It’s the hardest thing for any of us to hear, let alone believe: You just ain’t that special.
FRIDAY, OCT. 12, 2018
The death penalty has had a long, troubled life in Washington, serving vengeance more than justice. It’s already on life support from a gubernatorial moratorium, and it’s time to let it perish.
WEDNESDAY, OCT. 10, 2018
I don’t know Ric Gendron at all. You may not either. But in a vivid way, we know him through his gift to us – his paintings.
SUNDAY, OCT. 7, 2018
Following a widespread review of military decorations in the post-9/11 years, Ronald Shurer II was awarded the Medal of Honor, the nation’s highest honor for military valor.
FRIDAY, OCT. 5, 2018
Marv Hagedorn would have you believe that he took to Twitter the other day in order to pose an important question about sexual assault: “When is it too late to speak up?”
TUESDAY, OCT. 2, 2018
The Trump Baby was every bit as much the enormous gaseous windsack as the man who inspired him, tethered in the Spokane breeze at the corner of Division and MLK Jr. Way.
SUNDAY, SEPT. 30, 2018
A $450,000 city marketing campaign aims to turn the old formula about Spokane’s little-brother relationship to Seattle on its head.
FRIDAY, SEPT. 28, 2018
Since legalization, retail sales of marijuana have gone nothing but up, and dramatically so. But that rapid increase is about to flatten, state economic forecasters say.
WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 26, 2018
Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers protests too much about claims she would vote for Social Security and Medicare cuts. Not only is it utterly credible to believe she might vote for such cuts – which would certainly be, like last year’s failed Trumpcare effort, swaddled in claims that the cuts are not cuts – but she’s already voted to do so. More than once.
SUNDAY, SEPT. 23, 2018
GU’s Kristine Hoover found her life’s work exploring and fighting hatred.