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UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 6, 2018, 10:13 p.m.

Trump officials cry ‘Not me’ as he fumes over NYT column

One after another, President Donald Trump’s top lieutenants stepped forward Thursday to declare, “Not me.”


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 30, 2018, 5:50 p.m.

Man charged with making death threats over Trump editorials

A Los Angeles man upset about The Boston Globe’s coordinated editorial response to President Donald Trump’s attacks on the news media was arrested Thursday on charges he threatened to kill …


Editorial: The Spokesman-Review isn’t ‘the enemy of the people’

No American president, or any city council member, for that matter, has ever unreservedly delighted in the way he or she was presented in the press. “I so appreciate the …


Other Voices: Leaving more than 200 Washington State University students without beds is unacceptable

Washington State University will welcome its largest freshman class ever Wednesday, but students will be greeted with cramped rooms as the university struggles to meet its freshman live-in requirement.


Jeremy Field: 65 years of powering the American Dream: U.S. Small Business Administration celebrates 65 years

When President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed the Small Business Act on July 30, 1953, creating the U.S. Small Business Administration, little did he know the lasting impact the agency would …


Webb Scott Brown: DEQ’s Hecla decision stymies responsible economic development

Our family ranch near Trout Creek at one time included an old mine off the southern end of Goat Peak Ridge. The prospectors at the time never “struck it rich.” …


Editorial: Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus

Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus. He exists as certainly as love and generosity and devotion exist, and you know that they abound and give to your life its …


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 8, 2017, 3:10 p.m.

Court papers show Manafort drafting op-ed under house arrest

Paul Manafort, the former chairman of Donald Trump’s campaign, was heavily involved in the drafting of an opinion piece on Ukrainian politics even while under house arrest, according to documents …


New York Times endorses Clinton for president

The New York Times endorsed Hillary Clinton for president, saying the Democrat’s “record of service and a raft of pragmatic ideas” represent the best choice to tackle the challenges the …


Blaine Stum: Destigmatize mental illness

For years I struggled to deal with or talk about my diagnosis. The term “mental illness” was something I could not bring myself to say. And starting therapy seemed like …


Veteran Venezuelan newspaper prints last edition amid crisis

A major regional newspaper that has survived dictatorship and hyperinflation during its 82-year run is printing its last edition as imported newsprint grows scarce in Venezuela’s crashing economy.


Gary Crooks: A call-out for more commentary from community

In the brave new world of Opinion, we need more input from you.


Christmas Day, more than any other, signifies dignity of all

Editor’s note: The following is the 1941 Christmas message from President Franklin D. Roosevelt. Fellow workers for freedom:


Fast justice is best for small-time offenders

In many people’s minds, an ideal criminal justice system is one that locks lawbreakers up for as long as possible and makes them miserable in the meantime. In some hard-core …


In Darkness, Light

The teacher stepped in front of the student and took the bullets. A split-second act done, perhaps, without a conscious thought. In Jonesboro, Ark., an entire town grieves. Two school …


Pothole At City Hall

John Talbott, mayor of Spokane, wants a car. A car paid for by taxpayers, even though he once criticized government spending on such things as cars. We took Talbott’s request …


Post Falls People, Vote On Bond

Four months have gone by since Nick Scherling left Post Falls Middle School on foot for home. The cold wintry temperatures have given way to crocuses. The grass is beginning …


Deleting Ms Gouge Blackmail Tactics Pc Vendors Offering A Competing Browser Had To Pay More For Windows.

It’s an American dream come true if there ever was one. Smart kid just out of college with more ideas than money starts up a software company in a garage. …


Marketplace Losers Take Alternate Route Not Monopolistic Capable Nonproprietary, Lower-Cost Or Free Products Win Out.

Your tax dollars at work: Prodded by competitors of Microsoft Corp., political demagogues and busybody government lawyers are yapping like a pack of bloodhounds, hot on the trail of a …


Bill Maps The Way To A Better Future

In spite of objections from nervous employees of Eastern Washington University, efforts to improve this area’s public higher education offerings continue to progress. Where, a puzzled bystander may ask, should …


People Can Guide Downtown Plans

Early in October 1959, a handful of New York consultants arrived in Spokane to begin laying out a 20-year development plan for the city’s core. Four months later, the preliminary …


Such An Easy Way To Avoid Real Grief

The woman was well dressed and her haircut looked expensive. She used the airport bathroom, walked out of the stall and then sauntered out of the restroom. She didn’t stop …


Nethercutt Sees What Sabey Can’t

Rep. George Nethercutt has lent his good name to the effort to revitalize downtown Spokane. In a letter to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development last week, Nethercutt …


Forging Ahead On Trail Of Success

The hostile 1983 takeover of Western Frontiers Inc. by Coeur d’Alene businessman Duane Hagadone was one of the best things that ever happened to Post Falls. It forced Bob Templin …


Speaker Should Listen, Pay Heed

Clyde Ballard sits in the eye of a political hurricane. And he can let fly with some pretty good gusts of wind, himself. As Speaker of Washington state’s House of …


Score Big One For The Common Man Work, Talent Paid Off Bono Got His Start Making Meat Deliveries Along Sunset Boulevard.

Was Sonny Bono’s lightweight reputation deserved or did his political career prove the critics wrong? Even in death, U.S. Rep. Sonny Bono can’t shake his 1970s persona as a clown …


These Nice Guys Should Finish First

If this were the movies, Washington State would win the Rose Bowl tomorrow, with a miraculous touchdown as the final gun sounds. That’s the way it works. The good guys …


Ewu Affair A Test Of State’s Resolve

Eastern Washington University needs help, and Gov. Gary Locke has moved decisively to provide it. Locke named three well-qualified trustees to Eastern’s board. Each appears to have an open mind …


Locke’s Gas Tax Plan The Better Solution

Gov. Gary Locke, that big-spending Democrat, wants to raise the gasoline tax. Braaaaaack. Republican legislators, those short-sighted tightwads, don’t want to improve our potholed, congested roads. Neener neener neener. If …


Work, Simplicity Propel Habitat

Denise Otradovec may soon hang a “Home Sweet Home” sign at her new house on East DeSmet. This year Habitat for Humanity’s Spokane chapter celebrates its 10th anniversary. It is …