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Huckleberries: Life of a newspaper reporter isn’t all that bad

So the life of a newspaper reporter is considered the worst among 200 jobs in America again? I disagree.


Shawn Vestal: Cutting funds for state auditor’s office is punitive, counterproductive

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.


Happy accident a reason to celebrate for Vestal, Ligon

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 …


In debut novel, author Shawn Vestal dares to challenge traditions

Shawn Vestal’s debut novel, “Daredevils,” is released from Penguin Press on Tuesday.


Shawn Vestal: Just who runs the Spokane Police Department, anyway?

Recent events within the Spokane Police Department demand more urgency to rebuild and strengthen oversight.


Shawn Vestal: Gun-show promoter’s changing story part of the ‘everybody knows’ problem

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.


Shawn Vestal: Counting blessings might make us happier, healthier

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!


A Southern Idaho gem, finger steaks are tough to reproduce at home

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 …


A Southern Idaho gem, finger steaks are tough to reproduce at home

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.


Shawn Vestal: Better preparation for wildfires would help in fighting them

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 …


Shawn Vestal: People, not city, should vote on workers’ bill of rights

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 …


Tantrum

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 …


Haroutunian joins Vestal for reading at Auntie’s

New York writer Nicole Haroutunian, whose story collection “Speed Dreaming” has been widely praised, will be in Spokane this week for a reading at Auntie’s Bookstore. Haroutunian’s work has appeared …


Shawn Vestal: Conservatives who cross line to violence sound a lot like those who don’t

An all-too-familiar tale flew under the radar last week while everyone was talking about you-know-who: A disgruntled yahoo, devoted to his guns and apocalyptic anti-government views, went from talking about …


Unattended homeless camp highlights Spokane’s efforts

Last week, while the mayor was discussing the results of the city’s latest homeless count, a city crew was out dealing with one of the thornier parts of the issue. …


Shawn Vestal: Still time to rescue Spokane County CEO hiring process

There is, at this late and inconvenient date, one way for the Spokane County Commission to ensure that the public can trust its process for hiring a new county CEO. …


Vaccine ‘trutherism’ thriving, at public’s expense

Cast your mind back to June, when the Supreme Court ruled that Hobby Lobby could deny contraception coverage to its employees. At the time, some people wondered how far this …


Shawn Vestal: Truth trampled in Hitching Post stampede

It was always clear that for many, matrimony is a holy sacrament. Apparently, so is gettin’ hitched.


Vestal stunned at winning literary prize

H e thought for sure Anthony Marra was going to win, for his “freaking amazing” book “A Constellation of Vital Phenomena.” “I was not sitting there thinking, ‘I wonder if …


S-R columnist Vestal wins literary prize

Spokane writer Shawn Vestal won the $25,000 PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize for Debut Fiction on Monday evening for his collection of short stories “Godforsaken Idaho.” Vestal’s stories, printed by Amazon’s …


Shawn Vestal: Just call me Corn Doggy Dog

If there is any food more estranged from this culinary moment than the corn dog, it would be hard to find. The corn dog is not local and organic. It …


Future looks promising after boom year for Spokane area construction

If you’re under the impression that you’re seeing a remarkable amount of construction around Spokane – from cranes on the skyline to the peals of hammers in neighborhoods – you’re …


All Weaknesses Peculiar to Men

His favorite combinations were the contradictions, the strange ones. Brassieres and pistols. Windmills and bustles. He would scissor the images with an exactitude he found calming, seeking the perfect separation …


Shawn Vestal: Jerry Sandusky victim says reporting crimes was harder than abuse

They called him Victim 1. But many in his community knew exactly who Aaron Fisher was and what he was saying long before he let the world know that he …


RiverLit magazine creates outlet for area writers, artists

Keely Honeywell is pitching Anthology, a fundraising event for the Spokane literary magazine RiverLit at a new all-ages venue downtown, as a literary variety show. “We’ve got fiction readers. One …


Book Notes: Trio take spotlight at Beacon Hill event

The Beacon Hill Reading Series is hosting an Evening of Prose and Poetry at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. The free event will feature Marianne Salina, a Spokane writer who is working …


Book Notes: National Book Award winner Alexie to read at the Bing

Sherman Alexie’s breakthrough book, “The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven” is turning 20, and his most recent collection of stories, “Blasphemy,” is out in paperback soon. Must be …


Book Notes: Vestal, Olstein launch GU series

This year’s Gonzaga University Visiting Writers Series will kick off with two local writers telling very different stories about life in the West and will include acclaimed Chickasaw writer Linda …


Vestal’s ‘Stories’ capture dark legacies of the West

Shawn Vestal’s darkly provocative story collection rivets a reader’s attention early on. And like the Mormon faith, which visits itself mightily upon many of these stories, it never really lets …


Vestal’s own private Idaho

Next week, Spokesman-Review columnist Shawn Vestal earns a new title: published fiction author. Vestal’s debut collection of short fiction “Godforsaken Idaho” (Amazon Publishing/New Harvest, $15.95) will arrive in bookstores and …