Stories tagged: news-columnist
Thu., Feb. 14, 2019, 5 a.m.
The Spokane Edible Tree Project has gleaned over 100,000 pounds of apples, pears, plums, peaches, raspberries and blueberries from Spokane backyard trees since its inception in 2013. The Tree Project …
Sun., Jan. 20, 2019
Where you live can have a big influence on your health.
Sun., Jan. 20, 2019
After three years of study, research, input and work, the Legislature’s interim committee that worked on a new approach to dividing Idaho’s school funding among schools across the state handed …
Sat., Jan. 19, 2019
Spokane Councilman Breean Beggs described it as “the end of the beginning.” In opening remarks at the last in a series of four housing policy forums, Beggs pointed to the …
Sat., Dec. 15, 2018
The final numbers are in, and campaign fundraising and spending on two ballot measures this fall far exceeded the amounts spent by both leading candidates for governor.
UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 1, 2018, 12:55 p.m.
The holidays have a way of being both joyous and wistful. Some of my fondest childhood memories are of spending Thanksgiving and Christmas with my family. We usually celebrated it …
Sun., Nov. 11, 2018
With most counting finished for the 2018 election and very few races still in doubt, it seems appropriate to pass out the awards for the highlights and lowlifes of the …
Sat., Nov. 3, 2018
I’m often asked why I became a religion reporter.
UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 7, 2018, 3:56 p.m.
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.
Sat., Aug. 25, 2018
Three million acres burning, smoky skies blotting out the sun, businesses closed as people stay indoors to escape wind-driven emissions from a thousand small fires.
Thu., Aug. 16, 2018
I’m sure you noticed the entertaining series of stories The Spokesman-Review sports section presented this summer in which several “What if?” scenarios were explored.
Sun., July 29, 2018
Idaho Sen. Mike Crapo, chairman of the Senate Banking Committee, and Sen. Bob Corker of Tennessee, chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, announced last week that their committees will …
Sat., July 28, 2018
Sandwiched between a resolution on a $77 million bond proposal for library projects and an ordinance vacating an alley is a resolution declaring Spokane a nuclear-free community and calling for …
UPDATED: Sun., July 1, 2018, 4:22 p.m.
OK, I admit it. My grandfather came to the United States illegally more than 100 years ago. He faced an easier time than today’s immigrants and absolutely no repercussions for …
Sun., July 1, 2018
This is a nation populated with an alarming number of broken, unhinged people. Many of them have guns. You knew that. But have you considered what it’s doing to the …
Mon., June 25, 2018
Speaking on behalf of those of us who are not addicted to coffee, there’s something I’d like to say to a few of those who are. Shut up already.
Sun., June 24, 2018
Two GOP nominees for statewide office, one of them an incumbent, missed the post-primary campaign finance reporting deadline, but Idaho Secretary of State Lawerence Denney said he’s not planning to …
Sat., June 23, 2018
For many people, June is Graduation Month. Our spiritual journeys can reflect a similar range of possibilities.
Mon., June 18, 2018
What are adults using in 2018 to scare kids into making academic progress over the summer?
Sun., June 17, 2018
Father’s Day doesn’t lose its significance just because your own father is gone.
Sun., June 10, 2018
The Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, on which U.S. Sen. Jim Risch, R-Idaho, serves, held a hearing last week on the upcoming wildfire season, but Risch didn’t show up.
Thu., June 7, 2018
Here in Spokane, two strangers might not want much to do with one another. But place those same individuals in Florida or Texas wearing their Cougs shirts and, well, you …
Fri., June 1, 2018
The third issue of the city’s newest newspaper was put to bed this week, full of stories from the staff of enterprising young – emphasis on
Sun., May 27, 2018
To make up for the state’s lack of a governor’s mansion, Idaho pays its governor a $4,500 a month housing allowance, which in current Gov. Butch Otter’s case is $54,000 …
Mon., May 21, 2018, 5:30 a.m.
Once in a while a reality check seems in order.
Sun., May 13, 2018
As the concept of an Eastern Washington “Liberty State” – a far-right fantasyland of God, guns and free-cattle-grazing envisioned by Spokane Valley conservatives – evolves from a bad 100-year-old idea …
Thu., May 10, 2018
The desire to make noise – specifically, the urge to produce a racket with arguably unnecessary power tools while working out in the yard – is one of Spokane’s particular …
Tue., May 8, 2018
Peggy and Dick Leupp met in a church choir.
Mon., May 7, 2018, 6 a.m.
Getting There: Though long past its heyday, the Felts Field ‘aeroport’ still serves its city’s planes
Just a few years after it was named Felts Field, Spokane’s first municipal airport was bragging about its great and swift business.
Mon., May 7, 2018
On two different occasions, I’ve had neighbors come over to see if our house was on fire.