Stories tagged: Shawn Vestal
Fri., Nov. 16, 2018
The Spokane Public Schools board should heed the wishes of voters who rejected building an outdoor stadium in downtown Spokane.
Sun., Nov. 11, 2018
The temperatures had just peaked above 40 degrees on Wednesday, boosted by the bright sun.
Fri., Nov. 9, 2018
It wasn’t a wave, it was the tide. The regular, recurrent tide.
Sun., Nov. 4, 2018
Shawn Vestal: Another election year, another record high for corporate spending on Washington’s initiatives
Corporations are “speaking” louder than any other entity in this election by spending tens of millions of dollars on statewide initiatives.
Fri., Oct. 26, 2018
Another year, another victory for Washington in the race for the most regressive tax system in the nation, and another question for Halloween: Who’s afraid of the income tax?
UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 23, 2018, 9:05 p.m.
Glen Morgan, a conservative gadfly from Olympia who paints himself as a transparency activist, has produced a series of incredibly dishonest mailers intended to trick Democrats into writing in other …
Sun., Oct. 21, 2018
In Montana, the president’s stream of rhetoric was the manipulative, conspiratorial story of “the caravan,” and what it reveals about the Trump movement. His caravan tale – and the manner …
UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 18, 2018, 11 p.m.
The first rule of attending a Trump tent revival is the same as with any big jamboree, whether it’s Sasquatch or a Franklin Graham rally: Get there early.
Thu., Oct. 18, 2018
A lot has changed in the half-century since Elmer Dixon and his brother founded the Seattle chapter of the Black Panthers, but the key issues that motivate him remain essentially …
Wed., Oct. 17, 2018
How deep is the state? The deep, deep, perniciously deep state? Deeper than you might guess.
Sun., Oct. 14, 2018
It’s the hardest thing for any of us to hear, let alone believe: You just ain’t that special.
Fri., Oct. 12, 2018
The death penalty has had a long, troubled life in Washington, serving vengeance more than justice. It’s already on life support from a gubernatorial moratorium, and it’s time to let …
Wed., Oct. 10, 2018
I don’t know Ric Gendron at all. You may not either. But in a vivid way, we know him through his gift to us – his paintings.
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.
Fri., Oct. 5, 2018
Marv Hagedorn would have you believe that he took to Twitter the other day in order to pose an important question about sexual assault: “When is it too late to …
Sun., Sept. 30, 2018
A $450,000 city marketing campaign aims to turn the old formula about Spokane’s little-brother relationship to Seattle on its head.
Wed., Sept. 26, 2018
Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers protests too much about claims she would vote for Social Security and Medicare cuts. Not only is it utterly credible to believe she might vote for …
UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 24, 2018, 10:38 a.m.
GU’s Kristine Hoover found her life’s work exploring and fighting hatred.
Fri., Sept. 21, 2018
When the City Council overrode the mayor’s veto of new climate change standards for the city, it put Spokane into the right zone.
UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 19, 2018, 10:36 a.m.
Shawn Vestal: Legendary WSU quarterback Jack Thompson’s alleged comments in Jason Gesser case fit a pattern of cover-up
In the pages and pages of records surrounding the Jason Gesser case, Jack Thompson’s comment was not the most significant, perhaps, nor is he the person most responsible for taking …
Thu., Sept. 6, 2018, 5 a.m.
A couple years back, Katy Azar looked at the road construction in downtown Spokane – streets torn up, deadlines blown, costs overrun – and feared for the future of her …
UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 4, 2018, 9:47 p.m.
We’re entering a new era in the Northwest’s long, depressing tango with racist extremists, and there’s a lot about this era that’s new – from the methods to the mediums …
Sun., Sept. 2, 2018
The Pell Grant was the chief way poor kids could get a higher education, and a key way the country kept its promises about the equality of opportunity.
UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 4, 2018, 2:11 p.m.
If you’ve been in a school cafeteria, you know where a lot of food goes: into the garbage.
Wed., Aug. 29, 2018
Shawn Vestal: Council pushback shows progress on how we handle ‘quasi-impossible’ problems around homelessness
If you enjoy euphemism, then you’ll love the language that has sprung up around the decision to put roughly 150 homeless people back on the streets until next summer.
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 23, 2018, 11:36 a.m.
When it comes to the Washington Legislature, and what we can expect in terms of its willingness to abide by the Public Records Act, it won’t be Matt Shea’s whackjobbery …
Sun., Aug. 19, 2018
Six-figure salaries could mean sustainability problems for the city’s budget. Numbers crunchers have talked for years about the consequences of possible “structural gap” between salaries and revenues. That pressure has …
Sun., Aug. 12, 2018
It’s clear we’ll be hearing a lot about health care in the weeks to come. It’s also clear that the talk about health care – the framing, the spinning, the …
Fri., Aug. 10, 2018
Forty-five years ago, the president tried to fire an independent special prosecutor who was investigating him. Two men of principle – the attorney general and his deputy – refused. They …
Sun., Aug. 5, 2018
Mayor David Condon’s legacy will be one of getting things done at City Hall and not taking ‘No’ for an answer.