Stories tagged: Shawn Vestal
UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 19, 2017, 12:16 p.m.
Shawn Vestal: WSU should keep printing the Evergreen student newspaper each day despite campuswide cutbacks
WSU managers are considering cutting the Evergreen publication schedule from five days a week to two, as a way to address the student daily newspaper’s budget deficit that has deepened …
Sun., Dec. 17, 2017, 6 a.m.
Shawn Vestal: Spokane police Chief Craig Meidl has defied the fears of his critics to become a model leader
If Craig Meidl’s first 13 months as police chief are any indication, he has done more than rise above the lowest expectations of his doubters. He’s acting like the kind …
Thu., Dec. 14, 2017, 6 a.m.
Five years ago today, 20 children and six adults were shot in class at a Connecticut school, and a lot of people thought it had finally, tragically arrived: The watershed. …
Tue., Dec. 5, 2017, 6 a.m.
The up-and-coming generation of white “nationalists” in American colleges are taking the old recipe of racial provocation in a new direction, with the “It’s OK to Be White” campaign.
UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 28, 2017, 12:13 p.m.
In the online world of conspiratorial patriot poseurs, Ephrata’s Gavin Seim has repeatedly cast himself as a hero, a valiant knight in battle with the tyrannical “psychopaths” of the justice …
Sun., Nov. 26, 2017, 6 a.m.
There’s a fascinatingly circular argument the attorneys for the Washington Legislature are making for why lawmakers should be allowed to keep the records of their activities secret from the public. …
Thu., Nov. 23, 2017, 6 a.m.
As the grandiose comfort and convenience of our lives expands, our ability to recognize our good fortune simply can’t keep up.
Tue., Nov. 21, 2017, 6 a.m.
Even in the imaginary world of ‘Tom’ and ‘Cindy’ the GOP tax plan falls short in the long run.
UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 19, 2017, 3:15 p.m.
Northwest Passages, The Spokesman-Review’s book club, debuted Thursday with a discussion with Shawn Vestal, author of “Daredevils.”
Sun., Nov. 12, 2017
Kelli Johnson didn’t just attend Expo ’74 – she got the whole VIP treatment. A Greenacres fourth-grader at the time, Johnson had an uncle who was closely involved in preparations. …
Thu., Nov. 9, 2017
Let’s not paint the Spokane Valley blue just yet. Maybe just a lighter shade of red. A nice pink, say.
UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 3, 2017, 4:06 p.m.
Northwest Passages is the new book club sponsored by The Spokesman-Review. Each month, Spokane-area readers will be invited to read along, join in the conversation and attend author events. Up …
UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 2, 2017, 6:29 p.m.
Shawn Vestal: Days before election, local GOP leader launches slimy whisper campaign against Spokane city councilman
It’s campaign season, and ethics vanish as Election Day approaches. Enter Stephanie Cates, chair of the Spokane County GOP. After weeks of local conservatives, including at least one prominent elected …
UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 31, 2017, 7:10 a.m.
Shawn Vestal: PAC fueled by Spokane firefighters’ money should clean up or get out of local politics
The end may be near for Spokane for Honest Government, the political action committee representing the firefighters union and other labor groups.
Fri., Oct. 27, 2017, 6 a.m.
Jared Bernstein says there are plenty of reasons to mistrust the “fairy dust” of tax cuts. One of his strongest arguments is one of the most familiar: The past five …
UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 24, 2017, 11:29 a.m.
A flyer that attacked Spokane City Council candidate Matthew Howes for restaurant violations was a slimy and poorly executed effort that fuels our political cynicism.
UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 3, 2017, 2:52 p.m.
The Spokesman-Review is launching a community book club to celebrate and enjoy great authors and stories of the Northwest. We invite our readers to join us for evenings of exploration, …
Fri., Oct. 20, 2017
Not long ago, the Seattle Times editorial board asked members of Congress what they were going to do about violence and guns. Cathy McMorris Rodgers answered that she was on …
UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 18, 2017, 12:16 p.m.
She grew up amid the church bombings in Birmingham, Alabama, of the 1960s – and went on to study at the Sorbonne. She was fired by the University of California …
Sat., Oct. 14, 2017, 9:01 p.m.
Vestal’s win marks the third straight year the fiction prize has gone to a Spokane author.
Fri., Oct. 13, 2017, 6:52 a.m.
He must be running for mayor. That’s the current conventional wisdom with regard to Spokane County Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich.
Fri., Oct. 6, 2017
Since 1973, 159 Americans have been exonerated following death-penalty convictions. Two of them shared their stories at Gonzaga University Wednesday night.
Sun., Oct. 1, 2017, 5:30 a.m.
Should a parent who refuses to vaccinate their children be allowed to send them to school during a disease outbreak? Under a “parental rights” ordinance being floated by a Spokane …
Fri., Sept. 29, 2017
Shawn Vestal: WSU researcher’s work rescuing frogs from extinction earns him national ‘Golden Goose’ award
WSU researcher Allan Pessier studied the fungus growing on the skin of frogs. His findings lead to a better understanding of why the world’s amphibians are dying off.
UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 26, 2017, 10:55 p.m.
If you need a further reason to be appalled by the congressional health care travesty, consider the current “repeal and replace” proposal in terms of the Washington-Idaho border.
UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 24, 2017, 12:53 p.m.
The 10th anniversary of Terrain is remarkable for many reasons. The annual downtown arts show has been a catalyst – maybe the catalyst – for renewed energy and creativity in …
UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 22, 2017, 12:17 p.m.
Denis McCormick’s job is to monitor complaints about Denver police officers. When the department was getting ready to start wearing body cameras, he found out by reading about it in …
Wed., Sept. 20, 2017
Shawn Vestal: Feds retreat from police reforms leaves Spokane without confirmation of major progress
Trump administration’s retreat from police reform efforts leaves Spokane without a final grade on its yearslong changes regarding transparency, oversight and community relations.
UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 13, 2017, 6:01 a.m.
Randall and Steven, and people like them, represent perhaps the toughest frontier in the effort to combat homelessness – people who, for a host of reasons, remain unhelped, unhoused, un-“fixed”.
Sun., Sept. 10, 2017
Over the past few years, as Washington’s Legislature has deepened into intractability, some state lawmakers have occasionally tried to gloss over their difficulties by comparing themselves to their counterparts in …