Stories tagged: Shawn Vestal
UPDATED: Wed., July 11, 2018, 1:09 p.m.
It was January 2016, and Spokane police Officer Chris McMurtrey had a man in his cruiser who he had arrested in a domestic violence case. The man taunted and threatened …
Sun., July 8, 2018, 6 a.m.
When folks arguing against gun-safety measures need a knee-jerk retort, they often deploy just a question: What about Chicago?
Thu., July 5, 2018, 6 a.m.
Shawn Vestal: Domestic violence is one of Spokane’s biggest public health problems. Time to end the silence.
Hundreds of times every month, someone in Spokane County picks up the phone and calls police to report violence in their home. A husband beat a wife, or a wife …
Sun., July 1, 2018
In Week 1 of The Spokesman-Review’s Summer Stories series, award-winning author and newspaper columnist tells the the story of one man’s attempt to get out from under.
Sun., July 1, 2018
If America had some good friends right now – the kind who will tell you hard truths – those friends would be sitting the country down and saying it’s time …
Tue., June 26, 2018, 9:58 p.m.
People living around Fairchild Air Force Base drank water contaminated with a chemical found in firefighting foams, probably for decades. In the year since the pollution was discovered in city …
Thu., June 21, 2018
A faulty assumption has continually been employed to justify the current anti-immigrant zealotry, and it goes like this: We are being flooded with illegal immigrants. They are coming in an …
Sun., June 17, 2018
On Father’s Day, between greeting cards and platitudes, let’s acknowledge the complicated fact that part of what makes parenting so fulfilling is that it’s difficult.
Fri., June 15, 2018
If you’re having trouble imagining just what kind of country we are becoming, vis-a-vis that whole “tired, poor and huddled masses” thing, think of SeaTac.
Sun., June 10, 2018
The celebration of the graduating Freeman High School Class of 2018 was made all the more poignant Saturday by the weight of what they’d been through together, and how they …
Fri., June 8, 2018, 5:30 a.m.
Spokane rents are rising. The vacancy rate is whisper thin. And the average renter is putting more of her income into housing than in years past.
Wed., June 6, 2018, 5:30 a.m.
The new crop of Nazis don’t come in uniform. They come in suits and ties, college boys with at least occasional good manners, wearing pocket squares and high-and-tights, spiffed up …
Sun., June 3, 2018, 4:30 a.m.
From torn-up roads, to large infrastructure and park projects, to that one looming crane, Spokane is entering a construction season that marks the way the city is changing distinctly.
Fri., June 1, 2018
The third issue of the city’s newest newspaper was put to bed this week, full of stories from the staff of enterprising young – emphasis on
Sun., May 27, 2018, 5:30 a.m.
Take that for good or for ill, but among the many things you might say about Tim Eyman you have to give him that.
Fri., May 25, 2018, 6 a.m.
Try and picture the legal and political landscape of Spokane without the Center for Justice. On issue after issue, it is almost impossible to imagine the same results without the …
Sun., May 20, 2018, 6 a.m.
Shawn Vestal: Between officials and reformers, a growing rift in efforts to improve Spokane’s criminal justice system
We have plenty to be proud of in the city’s push towards a fairer criminal justice system. But two years after receiving an award from the MacArthur Foundation, a significant …
Sun., May 13, 2018
As the concept of an Eastern Washington “Liberty State” – a far-right fantasyland of God, guns and free-cattle-grazing envisioned by Spokane Valley conservatives – evolves from a bad 100-year-old idea …
UPDATED: Wed., May 9, 2018, 10:49 p.m.
Gina Haspel, a CIA officer who worked with the Spokane torture team of James Mitchell and Bruce Jessen, has said something about the Bush administration’s post-9/11 interrogation program that few …
Wed., May 9, 2018, 5:30 a.m.
Everyone’s got an opinion, it seems, about the new sculpture commissioned for Riverfront Park. Some think it’s a clever and creative design from an esteemed artist that will eventually become …
Sun., May 6, 2018, 6 a.m.
As the number of people without health insurance begins to climb again, it’s worth remembering a baseline question in health care: Who pays when the patient can’t?
Thu., May 3, 2018, 6 a.m.
Mandy Manning showed up at the White House with a batch of letters for the president.
Wed., May 2, 2018, 5:30 a.m.
The new era of transparency in athletics spending is here at Washington State University, sort of, but it’s off to a vague start.
Sun., April 29, 2018
Budgets, people in politics like to say, are moral documents. They reveal values clearly when the rhetoric doesn’t.
Sat., April 28, 2018, 6 a.m.
DaShawn Bedford grew up in Spokane, graduated from Rogers High, and taught himself video production. He’s 37, African-American, raising three kids – and his take on Rachel Dolezal is complicated.
Wed., April 25, 2018, 6 a.m.
Businesses along North Monroe could use some extra customers during these next few months with the big road reconstruction project now underway.
Fri., April 20, 2018
George Nethercutt’s victory over Tom Foley in 1994 was a stunner, and presaged a wave of Republican victories across the country. Now, his successor, Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, faces the …
Wed., April 18, 2018, 6 a.m.
If it’s April, it must be time for Cathy McMorris Rodgers to start telling whoppers about health care.
Sun., April 15, 2018
Teens often turn to their peers when thoughts of suicide cross their minds, but everyone has a role to play. Here are some of the warning signs to look out …
UPDATED: Mon., April 2, 2018, 2:46 p.m.
Walter Kendricks remembers that he was at a Boy Scouts meeting in Lorain, Ohio, when he heard. Otis Manning recalls his mother hearing the news in their Seattle home, on …