SUNDAY, JAN. 20, 2019
Where you live can have a big influence on your health.
WEDNESDAY, JAN. 16, 2019
Well, that’s one way to get your hometown some national attention.
SUNDAY, JAN. 13, 2019
Schools struggling to move past tragedy are right in Chris Crutcher’s wheelhouse: the places that combine his service as a therapist for traumatized kids and his career as an author of novels about the highs and lows of adolescence.
FRIDAY, JAN. 11, 2019
Has legal pot ushered in a more violent era in Washington? That’s the possibility put forth in a New Yorker article by Malcolm Gladwell, the popular science writer and lightning rod who frequently draws criticism for elevating the hints and possibilities of scientific research into absolute natural laws.
WEDNESDAY, JAN. 9, 2019
A century ago, as Spokane was welcoming a new year, it was also tallying the dead.
TUESDAY, DEC. 25, 2018
And I’m hoping that we, as a community, as a people, can hold in our hearts a sense of their humanity, of our shared humanity with them, and not retreat from the duty to give them a roof and a warm space and the help they need with the problems that most of us – safe and cozy in the inn – can’t even imagine.
SUNDAY, DEC. 23, 2018
It is, George McGrath acknowledges, a very nice bridge – this span that he has pugnaciously insisted on calling the Bridge to Hookerville.
WEDNESDAY, DEC. 19, 2018
Here’s an idea. Gonzaga University could invite professional conservative martyr Ben Shapiro to reprise the topic of one of his recent Daily Wire podcasts: Has Catholic Church Sex Abuse Been Exaggerated?
SUNDAY, DEC. 16, 2018
The Bail Project is intended to fight fundamental inequities built into the cash bail system, and perhaps help reduce crowding in Spokane’s perpetually cramped jail along the way.
FRIDAY, DEC. 14, 2018
Good news, everyone: Matt Shea has found a couple of interviewers he apparently doesn’t consider too dirty, godless or hateful to answer.
WEDNESDAY, DEC. 12, 2018
The ongoing battle to achieve independent oversight over the Spokane Police Department – a value that voters in this city have supported overwhelmingly – is again being thwarted by the police officers union and compliant city administrators.
SUNDAY, DEC. 9, 2018
Hope Works is run by Goodwill in partnership with the city of Spokane, Catholic Charities and the Downtown Spokane Partnership. The goal is to reach out directly to panhandlers, gather information about them and try to connect them to services that might help them get off the street.
FRIDAY, DEC. 7, 2018
Those of us who pay Avista to heat our homes owe a big thanks to Washington state regulators today.
TUESDAY, DEC. 4, 2018
Maybe it’s time to revise that slogan on the Statue of Liberty.
SUNDAY, DEC. 2, 2018
Orrin Gorman McClellan took his own life following an extended battle with the wounds that so many warriors bring home with them – post-traumatic stress disorder, likely traumatic brain injury, hearing loss, compression injuries, and system-wide trauma through the body that he couldn’t quiet or control.
WEDNESDAY, NOV. 28, 2018
Hotter, drier, smokier summers. More rain and less snow in the winters. Droughts, overflowing rivers and coastal surges. Sunburned apples and softer berries. More heatstroke and Lyme disease. Less skiing and boating, more respiratory problems, suffering fisheries. That’s what’s in store for the Northwest, according to the Fourth National Climate Assessment.
SUNDAY, NOV. 25, 2018
It’s been a sea-to-shining-sea year for our peripatetic governor.
THURSDAY, NOV. 22, 2018
The abundance and ease of the average American life in 2018 is a marvel, and it’s surpassingly easy to simply list the reasons we have to be thankful. But isn’t there more to it than that – than being glad we’ve got love in our lives along with nice things and happy moments?
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.