A glance at what Spokesman-Review bloggers have to say
By Catherine Johnston
April 20 – Happy Easter: The springtime tradition that blends pagan and Christian symbols arrives.
While women may wear fascinators atop their heads and happy toddlers suck on chocolate bunnies, most people recognize the egg as Easter’s central symbol.
As we should.
The egg recalls the rock at the tomb, sealing in Jesus, sealing in death. Orthodox Christians color their eggs red – to symbolize the blood of Good Friday. With the cracking of the egg, we recall the tomb opening, Jesus rising from death to new, transformed life, a life we share. We move out of the desert of hopelessness and despair into the light of resurrection.
The rock rolls away. Joy remains. Happy Easter.
By Paul Turner
April 17 – When people in Eastern Washington make fun of Idaho: Do they ever stop and think that without Western Washington’s domination of state politics, Eastern Washington might give the Gem State a run for its money when it comes to a certain brand of political high jinks and arguably blind antipathy for government?
By Jim Camden
April 17 – Washington voters might be willing to approve higher taxes for some public projects, a new survey by The Elway Poll suggests.
Asked whether they would support or oppose a tax increase for seven different things local governments spend money on, a majority of the 501 voters surveyed supported six of them: 75 percent would support tax increase for fire; 74 percent for roads; 73 percent for schools; 64 percent for libraries; 61 percent for parks and recreation; and 60 percent for public transportation.
Only 39 percent said they’d support higher taxes for jails.
By Rich Landers
April 20 – A campground host is being sought for the Huckleberry Campground along the St. Joe River 30 miles east of St. Maries.
The U.S. Bureau of Land Management’s Coeur d’Alene District provides the volunteer hosts free camping and utilities for services five days a week.
Info: (208) 769-5041.