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Paul Turner: With a dry winter comes the loss of a time-honored tradition – snowplow grumbling

A lot of people in Spokane have been out of sorts this winter because something in their lives has been missing.


Paul Turner: Maybe ‘Spocaine’ wouldn’t be so bad after all

What if we just agreed to go ahead and pronounce the name of our city ‘Spocaine’?


Paul Turner: That guy from the old photo album

Have you ever imagined, many years from now and long after you are gone, being that person in the photo no one can recognize?


Paul Turner: Making the case for a life in the boonies

Why do so many people in our area choose to live way off by themselves, out in the country?


This year, find the resolve to win Bloomsday

Seeing as how New Year’s resolutions almost always fail, why not aim high at the outset?


Paul Turner: Yesterday’s free range baby boomers

It’s almost always best to resist the urge to make self-serving statements that begin “Back when I was a kid.”


Paul Turner: Tips to outwit holiday package thieves

So here’s my better-late-than-never report on how to keep thieves from stealing packages from your front porch.


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 15, 2018, 4:46 p.m.

Paul Turner: Hallmarks of a Spokane Christmas

There are Spokane residents who don’t know what Christmas is like here.


Paul Turner: The trick to Spokane winter driving

Spokane doesn’t have the hardest winters around. But we do have some of the trickiest winter driving.


UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 3, 2018, 7:46 p.m.

Paul Turner: I’m giving up on ‘Washington state’

Our nation’s capital has “D.C.” as part of its official name, but out here in the Northwest we are the ones who have to be described in a way that …


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 1, 2018, 1:15 p.m.

Paul Turner: 13 Christmas questions

So it’s December, time for the 13 Questions of Christmas in Spokane.


Paul Turner: Predictions for the next 50 years

How will things change in the next 50 years – not just in pro football but in American life?


Paul Turner: Doubling down on grace could be a new Spokane-inspired Thanksgiving tradition

Most people offering the blessing do a decent job of staying on point. At least in my experience. They are sincere and focused on gratitude. But every once in a …


Paul Turner: Time to burnish those Washington State bona fides

Today is the anniversary of Washington’s 1889 statehood.


Paul Turner: Spokane family rivalries

There’s a little problem with the picture of Spokane as one big, happy family.


The Slice returns: Some blowhards are good people

Seven months after Paul Turner’s The Slice column disappeared from the pages of the Today section, it’s back. Look for column monthly in Sunday Today.


Paul Turner: The pie that divides us

Spokane is torn in two, but it is not politics that divides us.


Paul Turner: Natural selection and the Spokane squirrel

There’s a problem with squirrels. They are fast, unpredictable and lack any real understanding of the threat to them posed by vehicular traffic.


Paul Turner: This Halloween heed the advice of third-graders and forget the toothbrushes and dole out lots of candy

Third-graders offer suggestions to adults regarding Halloween.


Paul Turner: Parking provides a trophy hunt in Spokane

The key to life in Spokane is convenient parking.


Paul Turner: Goodbye, and thanks – it’s been a great ride.

Paul Turner looks back on a long career with The Spokesman-Review, and says farewell.


Paul Turner: One last dance with Spokane Man

My access to the S-R’s digital archives is about to get complicated.


Paul Turner: Leave paddling in the dustbin of history

My wife was at home and happened to be looking out a window one recent afternoon. She observed a minor traffic collision. The fault in the matter was quite clear. …


Paul Turner: Are you suffering from Octoberitis?

So we have arrived at the eve of October.


Paul Turner: The rush to fireplace season

There are two kinds of people in the Inland Northwest.


For the restroom-wary among us, RVs can offer respite

Those who have road-tripped across the Inland Northwest know that public restrooms can make us wishful for an RV.


Paul Turner: 30 years of marriage is great, eh!

My wife and I celebrate our 30th anniversary today.


Paul Turner: Big talk before this Saturday’s EWU football game

I suppose there are people who care about Big Sky Conference football. In fact, I’m almost sure of it. Seems as if I’ve met some of them. It’s just that …


Paul Turner: Pig Out’s greatest hits

In the time-honored tradition of summer reruns, here’s a greatest hits package of column items and excerpts dealing with Pig Out in the Park.


Paul Turner: The end of summer is a state of mind

This holiday weekend is, of course, the traditional milestone. Still, I suspect some of us have our own perspectives.