Stories tagged: Shawn Vestal
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 …
Sat., April 23, 2016, 12:10 p.m.
Shawn Vestal has launched a thrilling motorcycle leap of his own, bold, fast-paced and seemingly headed for oblivion. Readers are advised to hang on for a wild and rewarding ride.
Sun., April 17, 2016, 4 a.m.
So the life of a newspaper reporter is considered the worst among 200 jobs in America again? I disagree.
Tue., April 12, 2016, 3:35 p.m.
The state is poised to spend less time, energy and money on the best tool we have for double-checking the work of government: audits.
Sun., April 10, 2016, 4 a.m.
Shawn Vestal and Sam Ligon are friends. And it was a happy accident that both writers are releasing books in April, just in time for Get Lit, Eastern Washington University’s …
Sun., April 10, 2016
Shawn Vestal’s debut novel, “Daredevils,” is released from Penguin Press on Tuesday.
Thu., Jan. 14, 2016, 11 a.m.
Recent events within the Spokane Police Department demand more urgency to rebuild and strengthen oversight.
Thu., Jan. 7, 2016, 10:09 a.m.
A year ago, as Washington’s new background check law had barely taken effect, the organizer of a Spokane gun show committed an unpardonable sin. He said the law had worked.
Tue., Dec. 22, 2015, 3:08 p.m.
One month ago, just two days before Thanksgiving, I drove past my house with my son, and we saw something that filled us both with joy: Light!
Wed., Sept. 30, 2015
When I visit my family in Southern Idaho, I will often get my hands on a basket of finger steaks before I hug my mother. That has more to do …
Tue., Sept. 29, 2015, 10:02 a.m.
When I visit my family in Southern Idaho, I will often get my hands on a basket of finger steaks before I hug my mother.
Fri., Aug. 28, 2015
As we welcome firefighters from Australia to help battle this year’s tragic, costly and historic wildfires, it’s worth asking ourselves whether we’re doing enough to protect our own state. State …
Wed., Aug. 5, 2015
Are we confused, electorate? I know I am. On one hand, the city of Spokane has, in essence, sued its citizens on behalf of corporations, trying to prevent voters from …
Sun., July 5, 2015
In those days, our daughter would bang her head on the floor. She would bite us, hold her breath until her face purpled like a blood blister. Her shrieks would …