Stories tagged: Sen. Mike Padden
Wed., April 26, 2017
Timing propels passage of tougher DUI law
The state needed to toughen the law to lower the risk of tragedy.
Sat., Feb. 11, 2017, 9:04 a.m.
Erin Williams Hueter: Sexual assault victims deserve equal protection
Current law requires victims of sexual assault to return to court every two years if they need continued protection.
Fri., June 3, 2016
The Columbian: Raise smoking age to 21
Editorials cover raising the smoking age from 18 to 21 years of age, and the Senate GOP report on the Department of Corrections scandal.
Sun., April 10, 2016
Editorial: Editorial: Shine light on budget negotiations
A bill can be unopposed at a public hearing, sail through committee and overwhelmingly pass a floor vote. But if it has a fiscal component, it’s subject to hostage-taking and …
Wed., March 9, 2016
Editorial: Toughen state’s DUI law
Allowing drivers with four DUIs to remain free is frightening. Second chances make sense. But not four chances, when the possibility of deadly consequences is so apparent
Wed., Feb. 24, 2016, 3:44 p.m.
‘Urgent’ letter brought forth with no advance notice sets off council debate
Small Spokane Valley Carnhope Irrigation District set to possibly benefit from easier water rights regulations and CDBG grant.
Sun., Feb. 14, 2016
Smart Bombs: Power play, not road rage
The firing of Transportation Secretary Lynn Peterson wasn’t an act of road rage. It’s the beginning of the campaign to replace Gov. Jay Inslee.
Wed., Feb. 5, 2014
Sheriff pushes bill boosting panel’s power to fire officers
Spokane County Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich is taking another run at closing a loophole in state law governing the firing of bad law enforcement officers. On Tuesday, he enlisted support of …
Fri., June 8, 2012
Free eye clinic at UGM resumes recycling glasses
For years, Richard Hathaway avoided eye exams because he didn’t have the money to pay for them. “My glasses were 15 years old,” said Hathaway, who’s homeless and suffers from …