Stories tagged: Shawn Vestal
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 …
UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 8, 2017, 2:37 p.m.
They called it a “free speech rally.” A better description of the gathering at WSU’s Glenn Terrell Mall might have been “Alt-Right Melodrama,” starring Washington’s most famous bigot bro: James …
Tue., Sept. 5, 2017, 1 p.m.
It is a simple, superior, satisfying food. But, for him, baking sourdough bread is not merely about eating it. Otherwise he’d just buy one of the excellent loaves at any …
Sun., Sept. 3, 2017, 5 a.m.
Halfway through the last academic term, Rayanne was failing every one of her classes at Lewis and Clark High School. All six of them.
Thu., Aug. 24, 2017, 6 a.m.
If you’re fearful about what might arise from an unstable, trigger-happy North Korea – to say nothing of how the current administration might handle it – you’re not alone.
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 9, 2017, 11:43 a.m.
Does Spokane City Councilman Mike Fagan think extraterrestrials crash-landed at Roswell, New Mexico, in 1947, and that the government snatched up their bodies and constructed a cover-up? This is not …
UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 8, 2017, 3:49 p.m.
Former Spokane residents Sherman Alexie and Timothy Egan also up for the state’s highest literary honor.
Sun., July 2, 2017
Welcome to The River, the 2017 edition of The Spokesman-Review’s Summer Stories series. Beginning this week, we will feature 10 new works of short fiction by Spokane-area writers in the …
Fri., June 30, 2017, 6 a.m.
Drug court is a proven alternative to jailing offenders, however Spokane County Prosecutor Larry Haskell is reluctant to use the program for those with lengthy criminal records.
UPDATED: Tue., June 27, 2017, 11:22 p.m.
Mike Kreidler calls it “dumbing down” health insurance. The Congressional Budget Office uses a different metric to measure the worsening of health insurance now proposed in Congress: sinking actuarial value.
Sun., June 25, 2017
A columnist’s dip into coaching shows him that fun, rather than fundamentals, is what underpins Hoopfest.
Wed., June 21, 2017
Shawn Vestal: The current political zeal for cutting poverty programs will leave millions of vulnerable children and adults hungry
Every month, more than 16,000 households in Spokane County receive federal help buying food.
UPDATED: Wed., June 14, 2017, 12:02 a.m.
Last week, as millions of Americans tuned in to hear former FBI chief Jim Comey testify, Idaho Sen. Jim Risch took the lead in the weakest defense of presidential misbehavior …
UPDATED: Thu., June 1, 2017, 11:38 a.m.
The election is 18 months away, but Ben Stuckart is finding fodder for optimism in early polling on his effort to unseat Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers.
UPDATED: Tue., May 30, 2017, 10:32 p.m.
Vestal: Rep. Matt Shea makes a desperate and silly attempt to shield himself from defamation lawsuit
Just curious: What kinds of defamation and libel laws will we have here once we’ve created the new God-honoring, gun-loving, Eastern Washington state of Liberty?
Sun., May 28, 2017
Even if we don’t carry a gun, at the least we may want to understand why cases sometimes end up with a verdict that may not make sense to us.