Stories tagged: Shawn Vestal
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 …
UPDATED: Mon., March 26, 2018, 3:16 p.m.
Sheriff seeks investigations into Phil Tyler’s tenure as a jail officer amid complaints of harassment.
UPDATED: Tue., March 13, 2018, 7:29 p.m.
Like everyone else in their generation, today’s students grew up in the shadow of the mass shootings. Wednesday, teens across Spokane are protesting that it’s time for change.
Sun., March 11, 2018
Twenty years ago, a blip of a debate surfaced among the camps of the gun lobby regarding legislation in Olympia.
UPDATED: Thu., March 8, 2018, 10:44 p.m.
Here’s something you don’t hear every day in the journalism world: Print wins!
Tue., March 6, 2018, 6 a.m.
The names proposed for Spokane’s new bridge – with the exception of a proposal to use Salish for “Spokane Way,” – are dispiriting illustrations of how a government committee can …
Sun., March 4, 2018, 5 a.m.
Spokane’s evenings have sure gotten a lot more colorful. The Steam Plant towers blaze nightly. The Grand Hotel and the Fox and the old Masonic Temple glow in changing hues. …
Sun., Feb. 25, 2018, 12:07 p.m.
In fall 1973, Eric Grohe was a young graphic artist working in New York City when he returned home for a visit to Seattle. “I ran into Brent Blake, literally …
Fri., Feb. 23, 2018, 5 a.m.
A group of local leaders has asked Spokane County Prosecutor Larry Haskell to reconsider a provision in some case-resolution agreements that could inadvertently impose life-wrecking consequences on refugees and legal …
Sun., Feb. 18, 2018
By stripping the truth about climate change from educational science standards, the members of the Idaho House Education Committee have equated established scientific knowledge with overconfident ignorance, columnist Shawn Vestal …
UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 16, 2018, 7:11 a.m.
Congress is super, super sad right now, you guys. Their hearts are broken. Their grief is boundless. Their minds are reeling.
Tue., Feb. 13, 2018, 6 a.m.
When Attorney General Jeff Sessions rescinded the feds’ take-it-easy policy on pot prosecutions, he threw a ton of uncertainty into Washington’s marijuana industry.
Sun., Feb. 11, 2018, 6 a.m.
For decades, John Griffith was, to the outside world at least, an ordinary guy: a veteran of the Air Force, captain in the Spokane Fire Department, a husband and a …
Sun., Feb. 4, 2018
The reality-TV shows “Live PD” and “COPS” have gleaned plenty of footage in working with local police agencies – and have helped fuel an image of the city as a …
Fri., Feb. 2, 2018, 6 a.m.
Not too long ago, a relatively small but relatively loud group of people approached the Spokane School Board to oppose a planned sex-ed curriculum. The result: The process of adopting …
UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 30, 2018, 12:53 p.m.
Shawn Vestal: The American Redoubt is alive and well in the Idaho Capitol as ‘Bundy sniper’ receives hero’s welcome
An Idaho man who has become a symbolic hero in the American Redoubt for aiming his assault rifle at the feds during the Bundy ranch standoff in 2014 – and …
Sun., Jan. 28, 2018
One of the earliest and most potent forces dividing the haves and have-nots may have pretty humble roots: the agricultural beast of burden.
Thu., Jan. 25, 2018, 6 a.m.
The new federal tax cuts should add a jolt to the state’s economy, a new revenue forecast says. Not a huge jolt. Not a marijuana-sized jolt.
Sun., Jan. 21, 2018
Long after the fact, little Wyatt’s neighbors told police that his parents treated him like “crap.” His father, Melvin Bledsoe, 27, and his stepmother, Joy Tamika Anderson, 30, are facing …
UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 18, 2018, 6:23 a.m.
We’re off to the library tonight. Not looking for books. Not checking out DVDs. Not planning to Google stuff on the computer. Not seeking to check out another installment of …
Sun., Jan. 14, 2018, 6 a.m.
Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers’ claim that the House reauthorized the Children’s Health Insurance Program is fit for a fact in Wonderland.
UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 12, 2018, 2:40 p.m.
Rather than making a public appeal tied to his opposition to the new campaign finance legislation, Mayor David Condon stayed strategically quiet during the two months that the proposal was …
Tue., Jan. 9, 2018, 6 a.m.
The chairman of Idaho’s tax-collection agency, Ken Roberts, addressed lawmakers in Boise last week, reporting his analysis of the effect that the new federal tax-cut package. His conclusion: Idahoans could …
UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 4, 2018, 8:52 p.m.
Shawn Vestal: At a moment of acrimony in city politics, Amber Waldref chose compromise over conflict
In a time of combat at City Hall, Amber Waldref has been a peacemaker.