Stories tagged: Shawn Vestal
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.
Wed., May 24, 2017, 6 a.m.
Ho hum. The Legislature flunks again.
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.