Stories tagged: columnist
UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 26, 2018, 8:44 a.m.
With a sly grin, John Austin admits he liked to window shop but not buy as a young man growing up in the shadow of the now-defunct Wallace bordellos. But …
Mon., Jan. 22, 2018
Much like the Cascadia earthquake, the
Sun., Jan. 21, 2018
Long after the fact, little Wyatt’s neighbors told police that his parents treated him like “crap.” His father, Melvin Bledsoe, 27, and his stepmother, Joy Tamika Anderson, 30, are facing …
Sat., Jan. 20, 2018
Sue Lani Madsen: As Roe v. Wade approaches milestone 45th anniversary, questions of viability, abortion on collision course
Justice Sandra Day O’Connor wasn’t on the Supreme Court when Roe v. Wade was decided 45 years ago. But in 1983, she wrote a dissenting opinion in a subsequent abortion …
Sun., Jan. 7, 2018, 6 a.m.
Keeping up with the Legislature from Spokane can be difficult. We offer some suggestions to make it easier.
Sat., Jan. 6, 2018
There is common ground on health care – the system isn’t working. Everyone has favorite anecdotes about what’s working the worst, either before or after the Affordable Care Act or …
UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 4, 2018, 8:52 p.m.
Shawn Vestal: At a moment of acrimony in city politics, Amber Waldref chose compromise over conflict
In a time of combat at City Hall, Amber Waldref has been a peacemaker.
Sun., Dec. 31, 2017
Spin Control: What’s ahead for the state of Washington in 2018? Jim Camden throws out a few possibilities
2018 may have some surprises, but also some variations on familiar themes.
Sat., Dec. 30, 2017
Our national leaders, many of them public Christians, have just enacted legislation that amounts to the opposite of a Jubilee, concentrating more wealth among the wealthy and increasing the financial …
Fri., Dec. 22, 2017
Every holiday season brings much goodwill. But there are also random acts of meanness that cause us pause.
Sat., Dec. 16, 2017
She hopes to provide “a modicum of water for rural landowners.” Not adequate water, a modicum. A smidgen. A pittance. A drop in the bucket.
Sat., Dec. 2, 2017
Q: It seems to me that if anyone has a right and a reason for protesting and marching in the streets (it) is the Jewish people, considering all the horrible …
Sat., Nov. 4, 2017, 3:05 p.m.
A Pulitzer-winning columnist took jabs at Sarah Huckabee Sanders’s weight and appearance. He then apologized.
“Sarah Huckabee Sanders does not look like the kind of woman Donald Trump would choose as his chief spokesperson.” So began the Wednesday morning column of Los Angeles Times writer …
Mon., Oct. 30, 2017
The dirt piles along many main Spokane corridors come from the city’s massive project to stop sewage from entering the Spokane River, but the work is having an impact on …
UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 28, 2017, 9:45 p.m.
How can we see tolerance as one (big) step toward more fully embracing either our own humanity or someone else’s? I was stimulated to ask this question of myself – …
UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 25, 2017, 1:34 p.m.
Last Friday night, my fellow panelists and I dutifully arrived early for the taping of “On Point” with Tom Ashbrook. It was Spokane Public Radio’s annual thank you event for …
Sun., Sept. 17, 2017, 6 a.m.
She couldn’t have been 5. Her face was painted like a tiger. There was a pink ribbon in her hair. She had just “won” a stuffed husky. It was too …
Sun., Aug. 27, 2017
Four thousand dollars per student. That’s how much additional money is expected to flow the Spokane School District between next school year and 2020-21.
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 16, 2017, 4:11 p.m.
I still remember a memo my former boss sent around to the staff working the sports section of this newspaper.
Sat., Aug. 12, 2017
Students have always been expected to bring their own basic supplies. The cost of fully funding the supplies list for a typical 5th grader is $30 to $60 or more …
Sat., July 8, 2017
Mid-game promotions are the lifeblood of minor-league sports. Spokane’s show a social consciousness that you just don’t see at other ballparks.
Fri., July 7, 2017
At the heart of the lawsuit against the former owners of two Spokane hospitals is a reminder of the freaky, shady way hospitals set prices. They seem to just … …
Wed., July 5, 2017, 3:33 p.m.
I’m not at my best in the morning. I admit it. I don’t relish the sunrise. In fact, I’d prefer not to be notified of its occurrence.
UPDATED: Sun., July 2, 2017, 12:19 p.m.
Doug Clark remarks on the passing of World War II veteran Bill Wheatley, one of the nation’s disappearing heroes.
UPDATED: Fri., June 23, 2017, 10:47 p.m.
It was the former drill sergeant on a February 2017 Heritage Foundation panel discussion who announced, “Biology isn’t bigotry, biology is the truth.” In her opinion, the transgender agenda is …
Thu., June 15, 2017, 5 a.m.
Doug Clark: Psychedelic flashbacks, bucket thieves on camera and other highlights from Street Music Week
The future of Street Music Week tracked me down Wednesday inside the Red Robin restaurant. I was grabbing a late lunch when he stuck one of our red collection buckets …
Sun., May 14, 2017
Only one thing to do when Mother’s Day arrives and you don’t have a mom anymore.
Mon., March 14, 2016, 11:59 a.m.
Doug Clark shares some of his recent reader interactions
Sun., Dec. 21, 2008
If you’re going to throw something, better a shoe than a grenade or a bomb. I’m not defending Muntadhar al-Zeidi, the Iraqi journalist who flung both his shoes at President …
Sat., Sept. 13, 2008
Now that the Democratic and Republican conventions are behind us, let the judgments begin! People from all sides of the media, the internet and from each side of Main Street …