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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.

Paul Turner: First day of school, take two

The first day of school inevitably prompts some of us to wistfully contemplate do-overs.

Paul Turner: Spokane resents public sector wages - especially when they’re higher

There are a number of things that make people in Spokane angry. But I can tell you what’s near the top of the list: Public employees making high salaries.

UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 28, 2018, 12:05 a.m.

Paul Turner: Troubling tales for incoming seventh-graders turned out to be rather tall

Once upon a time, kids about to start their first year at middle school or junior high approached this transition with trepidation.

Paul Turner: At a retirement party, looking back, looking forward

Maybe you would agree that retirement parties are unique. Part celebration of a happy transition to another chapter of a person’s life and part melancholy farewell, they are a mixed …

Smoky skies and the Great Indoors

There have been some good things about August’s on again/off again smoke-filled air. I mean, if you really think about it.

UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 21, 2018, 7:32 p.m.

Spokane doesn’t take it easy when it comes to the Eagles

Feelings about the Eagles divide Spokane more sharply than politics or opinions about bicyclists.

Paul Turner: Don’t fret, a righteous wind’s gonna blow our troubles away

Eventually the Inland Northwest’s air will clear and the siege of smoke will be over. Really and truly over. Until the next time.

Paul Turner: Who made you the arbiter of shorts?

It seems a significant number of Lilac City residents long to be the person who gets to decide who is allowed to wear shorts. Or so I have come to …

Paul Turner: Some things don’t change

Markets disappear, prices fluctuate and the politics of farm policy can make a farmer scratch his head. But Roy Dube’s quiet pride in being a farmer has not changed. And …

Paul Turner: What if, Spokane?

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.

Paul Turner: The deeper meaning of ‘Blue Skies’

A reader in Cheney sent an email Tuesday blaming me for a song getting stuck in his head.

Paul Turner: What tales apartment walls may tell

It has been suggested to me a time or two over the years that this newspaper seldom acknowledges the existence of apartment dwellers.

Paul Turner: Ode to the oral traditions of family gatherings

Let’s turn our attention instead to the unsung heroes of these clan gatherings: Men and women who know how to tell family stories.

Paul Turner: Want to be an advice columnist? Spokane’s got its own issues.

I have no doubt some of those who have volunteered their services as advice columnists over the years would do an excellent job. I just have one question. Would they …

Paul Turner: Camping keeps the flame alive

“What was that?” There are at least 21 ways to answer that startled question when someone in your tent asks about a mystery sound late at night while camping.

Paul Turner: Football season raises a few questions

Will you be a football fan this year or will you find some other seasonal diversions?

Paul Turner: Minor league soccer in Spokane? You don’t say!

In the discussions about possibly building a sports stadium in downtown Spokane, it came up that the city might attract a minor league soccer team if that happened.

Paul Turner: Staring at the water an oft-overlooked pastime

Swimming, boating and straddling those aquatic crotch rockets, it’s all fine. But when people talk about the Inland Northwest’s love of lake life, I sometimes think they overlook what just …

Paul Turner: Blame the coyote

Around here, just who are the usual suspects?

Paul Turner: A few alternatives for measuring time

Labor Day is seven weeks from today. But that’s simply going by the calendar. How quickly will it

Paul Turner: Combing through nominees for Inland Northwest Bald Man of the Year

Let’s hear from bald men and a few of those who remember the moon landing this week in 1969.

UPDATED: Wed., July 11, 2018, 10:40 p.m.

Paul Turner: Dialing in was real adventure back in the day

So I apologize if I made it sound as if the West was a radio wasteland back in the day.

UPDATED: Tue., July 10, 2018, 8:56 p.m.

Paul Turner: Babies’ names offered snapshot of community

Say what you will about the newspaper. This is our community, too. No one here at Riverside and Monroe wants to see anything bad happen to a single child.

UPDATED: Mon., July 9, 2018, 11:45 p.m.

Paul Turner: Of backyard magpies, raccoons, moose … and eagles?

Anyone seen a pterodactyl in Browne’s Addition? Or maybe just a moose?

Paul Turner: In defense of men underfoot

I’m not saying men always get blamed for everything.

Paul Turner: Could you be 2018’s Inland Northwest Bald Man of the Year?

Today we set about identifying the 2018 Inland Northwest Bald Man of the Year.