Stories tagged: Shawn Vestal
Fri., Feb. 22, 2019, 5 a.m.
Let me get this straight: Federal funding is being used to pay $20 “rewards” to Spokane teenagers who skip sex-ed courses and take an online abstinence course instead?
Sun., Feb. 17, 2019, 4 a.m.
Does everything have to be for sale? Even the amenities in our cherished Riverfront Park?
UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 15, 2019, 1:39 p.m.
Shawn Vestal: The Legislature’s terrible, horrible, no-good, very bad public-records bill promotes secrecy, not openness
The members of the Washington Legislature are demonstrating, repeatedly and at great expense, that they simply will not abide by the spirit or the letter of the 47-year-old Public Records …
UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 12, 2019, 7:09 p.m.
It is often said no two of them are the same. It is also often said that given the vast variety of shapes they assume – coupled with the uncountable …
Sun., Feb. 10, 2019, 5 a.m.
Lawmakers eager to water down Idaho’s voter-passed Proposition 2 should not forget the drubbing Brent Regan took at the state Supreme Court.
UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 8, 2019, 9:59 a.m.
Shawn Vestal: Cursory Google search would have caught red flags in Spokane school resource officer hire
An internal affairs report deepens the questions about how Spokane Public Schools hired a former deputy for a job at Ferris High School. Even if Shawn Audie was justified in …
UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 4, 2019, 6:56 a.m.
They call them nonmedical exemptions, and the resurgent measles virus loves them.
Fri., Feb. 1, 2019
A couple of months back, the city received the results of a “fact-finding report” regarding concerns of city staffers who felt they were mistreated, and possibly even bullied in violation …
UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 30, 2019, 10:30 a.m.
In 1967, a Mexican citizen with a legal work permit was pulled over by Border Patrol agents on a California state highway.
Sun., Jan. 27, 2019
Shawn Vestal: It’s not a shutdown, but Condon and the council have found themselves in quite the stalemate
In his lame-duck final year, Mayor David Condon is testing the limits, acting in ways that, to some, seem more like a civic emperor.
Fri., Jan. 25, 2019
You may have heard, sometime over the past year, that minimum-wage increases in Seattle were an economic disaster – leading to job losses and cuts in hours that actually cost …
Wed., Jan. 23, 2019
Rep. Marcus Ricelli introduced a bill to create a “state fruit and vegetable incentives program” to help people living in or near poverty get their hands on healthier food.
Sun., Jan. 20, 2019
Where you live can have a big influence on your health.
Wed., Jan. 16, 2019
Well, that’s one way to get your hometown some national attention.
Sun., Jan. 13, 2019
Schools struggling to move past tragedy are right in Chris Crutcher’s wheelhouse: the places that combine his service as a therapist for traumatized kids and his career as an author …
Fri., Jan. 11, 2019
Has legal pot ushered in a more violent era in Washington? That’s the possibility put forth in a New Yorker article by Malcolm Gladwell, the popular science writer and lightning …
UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 24, 2018, 10:05 p.m.
Every holiday season, we like to surprise our readers with a Christmas card from The Spokesman-Review staff.
UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 17, 2018, 12:39 p.m.
Shawn Vestal: Project in Spokane will bail accused low-level offenders out of jail in bid to even the field
The Bail Project is intended to fight fundamental inequities built into the cash bail system, and perhaps help reduce crowding in Spokane’s perpetually cramped jail along the way.
Fri., Dec. 14, 2018
Good news, everyone: Matt Shea has found a couple of interviewers he apparently doesn’t consider too dirty, godless or hateful to answer.
Sun., Dec. 9, 2018, 4 a.m.
Hope Works is run by Goodwill in partnership with the city of Spokane, Catholic Charities and the Downtown Spokane Partnership. The goal is to reach out directly to panhandlers, gather …
Fri., Dec. 7, 2018
Those of us who pay Avista to heat our homes owe a big thanks to Washington state regulators today.
UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 4, 2018, 8:55 p.m.
Maybe it’s time to revise that slogan on the Statue of Liberty.
Sun., Dec. 2, 2018, 6 a.m.
Orrin Gorman McClellan took his own life following an extended battle with the wounds that so many warriors bring home with them – post-traumatic stress disorder, likely traumatic brain injury, …
Sun., Nov. 25, 2018
It’s been a sea-to-shining-sea year for our peripatetic governor.
Thu., Nov. 22, 2018
The abundance and ease of the average American life in 2018 is a marvel, and it’s surpassingly easy to simply list the reasons we have to be thankful. But isn’t …
Wed., Nov. 21, 2018
TV news veteran Don Harris had covered Saigon in the final days of the Vietnam War and the Six-Day War in the Middle East, and he liked to be prepared. …
Sun., Nov. 18, 2018
Scratch the surface of a “constitutionalist” – at least one of the Western anti-government variety – and what you often find underneath is an authoritarian. Or an anarchist.
UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 16, 2018, 3:06 p.m.
The Spokane Public Schools board should heed the wishes of voters who rejected building an outdoor stadium in downtown Spokane.
Sun., Nov. 11, 2018
The temperatures had just peaked above 40 degrees on Wednesday, boosted by the bright sun.
Fri., Nov. 9, 2018
It wasn’t a wave, it was the tide. The regular, recurrent tide.