Stories tagged: Shawn Vestal
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 …
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 …