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Monday, February 18, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883

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Michael Ramirez

Cartoon for December 24.


Signe Wilkinson

Cartoon for December 24.


Lisa Benson

Cartoon for December 24.


John Kass: Oh, holy night

For everyone who keeps hold on what is important about this very special night.


Matthew Hayward: County sets example on union bargaining

The Spokane County Board of Commissioners’ recent vote to open collective bargaining negotiations with unions set an example the rest of the state should follow.


Tom Agnew: More reasons to love the Inland Northwest

In our lifetime, the Spokane River and the Rathdrum Prairie/Spokane Valley aquifer have never been cleaner, and they are becoming cleaner still.


Michael Ramirez

Cartoon for December 23.


Michael Ramirez

Cartoon for December 22.


Joe Heller

Cartoon for December 22.


Linwood Laughy: Time for BPA to act on dams

The Bonneville Power Administration’s challenges include a disappearing California market for BPA’s surplus energy, aging assets requiring major capital investment, and the rapid expansion of Northwest wind and solar capacity, …


Jim Goodman: After 40 years, I opted out of dairy farming

After 40 years of dairy farming, I sold my herd of cows. I couldn’t find anyone who wanted to take over our farm – who would? Dairy farming is little …


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 4, 2019, 2:52 p.m.

Chris McCabe: Recycle your cardboard for even happier holidays

The holiday season should be a happy time, and it can be an environmentally responsible one as well by ensuring all of those cardboard boxes going into recycling bins are …


Kelly Candaele: Penny Marshall’s girl power

Penny Marshall turned the All American Girls Professional Baseball League story into the highest-grossing baseball film in Hollywood history.


Marc A. Thiessen: Trump is about to repeat Obama’s mistake in the Middle East

Donald Trump was right to denounce Obama for declaring victory against the Islamic State and withdrawing U.S. forces. So why is he now doing exactly what he criticized Obama for …


Jacob Silverman: The Facebook scandal isn’t really about social media. It’s about capitalism.

As Facebook generates billions in profits by exploiting access to our attention and our personal lives, it tells us this arrangement is good for us. It’s long past time to …


Tim Campbell

Cartoon for December 21.


Michael McFaul: Why Vladimir Putin is a terrible strategist

In the short run, Vladimir Putin has won several tactical victories. In the long run, however, these same wins have planted the seeds of long-term isolation and weakness for Russia …


Max Boot: Abandoning American primacy will just cost us more in the long run

American primacy may be a drag, but it beats the alternatives – and if we are to maintain our geopolitical primacy, we will need to stop the erosion of our …


Tim Campbell

Cartoon for December 20.


We are the workers tasked with saving retail – for $9.50 an hour

“Hi, what brings you in today?” I chirp for maybe the 40th time that day. Each customer who walks into the store is subjected to the same insipid script, which …


Froma Harrop: May you be healthy and covered in 2019

A federal judge in Texas just threw out the Affordable Care Act root and branch. Upheld, the ruling would rocket Republicans toward their goal of killing Obamacare. The downside for …


Timothy L. O’Brien: How Donald Trump got caught in a legal vise

The Trump team’s possible collusion with Russia to sabotage and tilt the 2016 election, a probe spearheaded by Special Counsel Robert Mueller III, pulls many strands of the investigations together. …


Tom Toles

Cartoon for December 18.


Hugh Hewitt: Know who would love impeachment? Trump.

That the House Democrats are going to drive toward a vote on one or more articles of impeachment seems, to me, predestined. But President Donald Trump can look at his …


Clay Bennett

Cartoon for December 17.


Lisa Benson

Cartoon for December 17.


Joe Heller

Cartoon for December 17.


Kathy Love: No country for the old sage grouse

The mating dance of the sage grouse is like a ballet with percussion and wind. If you were to view it in slow motion, here’s what you’d see: Costumed in …


Lisa Benson

Cartoon for December 16.


Joe Heller

Cartoon for December 16.