Stories tagged: Shawn Vestal
UPDATED: Thu., May 18, 2017, 10:36 p.m.
Officially, Spokane’s homeless numbers went up significantly this year. Rob McCann thinks that’s great news.
Wed., May 17, 2017, 6 a.m.
Is there any kind of vigilante shooting-in-the-back that a Spokane jury won’t bless with a not-guilty verdict?
Fri., May 12, 2017
Shawn Vestal: Department of Justice review of Spokane Police Department has prompted changes the community can embrace
In big, broad ways, there is reason to feel proud of Spokane on this front: We have evolved from the city that sued and blamed the family of Otto Zehm …
Fri., April 28, 2017
It’s not like the guy could be all that smart. But there’s no way Jim Valentine could be quite this dumb: The Post Falls man stuck a gross caricature of …
UPDATED: Thu., April 13, 2017, 11:02 p.m.
None of your business. Wondering how the Legislature’s coming along in its negotiations over funding education? Wondering who the legislative leaders are meeting with as they try to hash it …
Wed., March 22, 2017, 6 a.m.
Refugee Aung Zaw’s life has been full of enough strife that a few racist posters pasted to the door where he works didn’t rattle him too much. But the rest …
Fri., March 17, 2017, 5 a.m.
It was the Friday before St. Patrick’s Day, 1992, which meant St. Patrick’s Day season was well under way. Patty Henchel went to the Hi-Neighbor Tavern on North Monroe with …
UPDATED: Mon., March 13, 2017, 5:10 p.m.
Vestal: McMorris Rodgers backs GOP health care plan stripping insurance from Eastern Washington’s poor
Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers and the GOP are yanking the rug out from under the poorest and most vulnerable people in her Eastern Washington congressional district.
Fri., Feb. 24, 2017, 5:30 a.m.
Are you mad? Seems that everyone is these days. And perhaps that’s okay, because sometimes incivility is a necessary and messy part of democracy.
UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 16, 2017, 9:02 p.m.
Twenty years ago this month, the Washington Legislature passed the first of two bills “defending” marriage from gay people. Five years ago this month, the Washington Legislature became the first …
Fri., Feb. 10, 2017
When the president met with law enforcement officials this week, what made news was his flip comment that he might “destroy” a state senator’s career. What got less attention was …
Wed., Feb. 8, 2017, 5:30 a.m.
Breitbart News’ treatment of Twin Falls, Idaho is illustrative of its approach to “news.”
Fri., Feb. 3, 2017, 4:22 a.m.
Turning over welfare to the states has resulted in more people being mired in “deep poverty.”
Fri., Jan. 27, 2017, 4 a.m.
Do bigger paychecks help produce bigger babies? Some recent research suggests they might. That was one of several interesting and unexpected results of a recent attempt to check on the …
Wed., Jan. 18, 2017, 2:30 p.m.
He helped stave off a depression. He opened the doctor’s office to millions of Americans, changing the country’s fundamental expectations about health care. He got Osama bin Laden.
Thu., Dec. 8, 2016, 4:22 p.m.
Vestal: Spokane psychologist who developed CIA’s waterboarding program has become a torture pundit amid Trump’s ‘torture works’ rhetoric
After president-elect Trump’s statements supporting torture of enemy combatants, a Spokane psychologist who helped design the CIA’s waterboarding program says the country must do what’s necessary to collect enemy information …
Thu., Nov. 17, 2016, 5:55 p.m.
Shawn Vestal gives some advice to his son – in 2028, when the now-9-year-old is first able to vote for president.
Mon., Nov. 7, 2016, 7 p.m.
She’s voting for him. I voted for her. But on Wednesday morning, whichever one of us is celebrating and whichever one is mourning, we’ll still be family.
Mon., Oct. 31, 2016, 7 p.m.
Imagine it: Your house on fire. Your children inside.
Thu., Oct. 27, 2016, noon
The new U-District bridge linking the promise of college with the problems of a neighborhood is a chance for change that Spokane should embrace.
Wed., Oct. 12, 2016, 5:30 a.m.
Shawn Vestal: Cathy McMorris Rodgers and other GOP leaders display cowardice when it comes to Trump embrace
If there’s anything good arising from the fever swamp of Trump, it has been the occasional blips of political courage in the GOP, peeking from the stew of calculation, cynicism …
Thu., Sept. 22, 2016, 3:07 p.m.
Vestal: Can a modest proposal to keep guns from troubled family members pass? An initiative aims to find out
How well a gun-control initiative fares with voters this fall may tell us whether we’re at the tip of a wave – where modest proposals to make the country safer …
Tue., Sept. 20, 2016, 4:20 p.m.
WSU president Kirk Schulz’s football first mantra fails the leadership test needed to deal with the problem of player arrests.
Tue., Sept. 13, 2016, 4:48 p.m.
McMorris Rodgers has raised $8.6 million in this election cycle, and passed on $3.2 million for fellow House members and candidates.
Thu., Aug. 18, 2016, 7 p.m.
Shawn Vestal: Lack of public involvement leads Stuckart to reject Meidl’s appointment as police chief
City Council President Ben Stuckart said Thursday that he would vote against Craig Meidl’s appointment as Spokane’s police chief Monday night. He will urge his fellow council members to do …
Fri., July 8, 2016, 3:42 p.m.
Don’t pick a side, says columnist Shawn Vestal. It doesn’t have to be cops versus citizens, black versus white, us versus them. We can all be on the same side …
Sun., July 3, 2016
They were camping, if you want to call it that. A tent you could stand in, tricked out in geometric shapes. Foot-thick air mattresses, inflated with a battery-powered blower. A …
Thu., June 23, 2016, 9:55 a.m.
ACT for America – an anti-Muslim group with chapters around the country fermenting sour, ignorant racism – claims that it is leading a fight against Islamic terrorism. Its chief weapon? …
Thu., May 26, 2016, 10:23 a.m.
A Spokane psychologist who developed and implemented the Bush administration’s torture program has co-authored “Enhanced Interrogation,” which was slated by Crown Publishing for a May 10 release. The book has …
Tue., May 24, 2016
Mother’s Day, 2016. A Spokane woman, trailed by a handful of kids and adults, marches through the Spokane Valley Target, waving a Bible over her head and roaring. “Target would …