Stories tagged: Shawn Vestal
UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 24, 2018, 10:05 p.m.
Every holiday season, we like to surprise our readers with a Christmas card from The Spokesman-Review staff.
UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 17, 2018, 12:39 p.m.
Shawn Vestal: Project in Spokane will bail accused low-level offenders out of jail in bid to even the field
The Bail Project is intended to fight fundamental inequities built into the cash bail system, and perhaps help reduce crowding in Spokane’s perpetually cramped jail along the way.
Fri., Dec. 14, 2018
Good news, everyone: Matt Shea has found a couple of interviewers he apparently doesn’t consider too dirty, godless or hateful to answer.
Sun., Dec. 9, 2018, 4 a.m.
Hope Works is run by Goodwill in partnership with the city of Spokane, Catholic Charities and the Downtown Spokane Partnership. The goal is to reach out directly to panhandlers, gather …
Fri., Dec. 7, 2018
Those of us who pay Avista to heat our homes owe a big thanks to Washington state regulators today.
UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 4, 2018, 8:55 p.m.
Maybe it’s time to revise that slogan on the Statue of Liberty.
Sun., Dec. 2, 2018, 6 a.m.
Orrin Gorman McClellan took his own life following an extended battle with the wounds that so many warriors bring home with them – post-traumatic stress disorder, likely traumatic brain injury, …
Sun., Nov. 25, 2018
It’s been a sea-to-shining-sea year for our peripatetic governor.
Thu., Nov. 22, 2018
The abundance and ease of the average American life in 2018 is a marvel, and it’s surpassingly easy to simply list the reasons we have to be thankful. But isn’t …
Wed., Nov. 21, 2018
TV news veteran Don Harris had covered Saigon in the final days of the Vietnam War and the Six-Day War in the Middle East, and he liked to be prepared. …
Sun., Nov. 18, 2018
Scratch the surface of a “constitutionalist” – at least one of the Western anti-government variety – and what you often find underneath is an authoritarian. Or an anarchist.
UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 16, 2018, 3:06 p.m.
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.