Stories tagged: sue lani madsen
Sat., March 16, 2019, 5 a.m.
What do you get when a state bureaucrat, two ranchers and a pair of environmentalists walk into an Olympia hearing room? Sometimes, a consensus for policy change. Unfortunately, the Governor’s …
Sat., March 9, 2019, 5 a.m.
When the Spanish flu went viral in 1918, it didn’t mean trending on Twitter. Before vaccines, antibiotics, better sanitation and clean water, the leading cause of death was infectious disease. …
Sat., Feb. 16, 2019, 5 a.m.
Blowing and drifting snow made it impossible to get home from Spokane last Saturday. It was a tough day, and not because of the weather. Five judges interviewed 19 high …
Sat., Feb. 9, 2019, 5 a.m.
Sue Lani Madsen: Defending livelihood more important than bending to public perception when it comes to wolves
“How do you tell
Sat., Feb. 2, 2019, 5 a.m.
Less than a month old and the Spokane fair elections ordinance has already drawn fire. The target is its chief proponent, City Council President Ben Stuckart.
Sat., Jan. 26, 2019, 5 a.m.
Going viral can be deadly. In “The Great Influenza,” a history of the 1918 pandemic, author John M. Barry describes a century of research to isolate the origin of the …
Sat., Jan. 19, 2019
Spokane Councilman Breean Beggs described it as “the end of the beginning.” In opening remarks at the last in a series of four housing policy forums, Beggs pointed to the …
Sat., Jan. 12, 2019
In the case of post-abortion stress syndrome (PASS), politics has superseded medicine.
Sat., Dec. 29, 2018
The brief December interregnum is over. For political parties and elected officials, the end of one campaign means it’s time to launch the next. A dozen candidates have already filed …
Sat., Dec. 22, 2018
Local talk radio personality Rick Rydell has been off the air in Spokane for two years. He abruptly announced he was taking a sabbatical from KXLY in December 2016, amid …
Sat., Dec. 15, 2018
It’s possible to develop decent policy without formal stakeholder meetings or a multiyear million dollar study by experts. But it’s difficult-to-impossible without a good definition of the problem. A problem …
Sat., Dec. 8, 2018
If you’re unfamiliar with the phrase, or with the acute hearing of dogs, a dog whistle refers to a sound pitched so high only a dog can hear it. When …
Sat., Dec. 1, 2018
Mom always said people don’t really change as they get older, they just get more and more like themselves. Apparently so do countries.
Sat., Nov. 24, 2018
Food, glorious food. The centerpiece of every holiday. Whatever your Thanksgiving tradition, food is the constant whether it’s turkey with sausage stuffing or vegan roasted pumpkin with riced cauliflower dressing. …
Sat., Nov. 17, 2018
Heading over the river and through the woods to grandmother’s house next week will undoubtedly trigger a few family disagreements at the Thanksgiving dinner table. If not over politics, over …
Sat., Nov. 10, 2018
There’s a tough match-up next Tuesday evening in the boxing ring at the Howard Street Gym. No fisticuffs expected, only fact checking and flourishes of humor for the fifth edition …
Sat., Nov. 3, 2018
Health care reform has been a political slogan generator for over a decade. Repeal and Replace! Medicare for All!
Sat., Oct. 27, 2018
The contrast between Voters’ Pamphlet statements by U.S. Senate candidate Susan Hutchison and incumbent Sen. Maria Cantwell sparked more than a few jokes.
Sat., Oct. 20, 2018
The grassroots origin of the 1912 initiative and referendum process has been invaded by noxious weeds.
Sat., Oct. 13, 2018
It’s the 4th quarter and the game is tied. The red and blue teams are both looking to score campaign points with undecided voters, who will have to make the …
Sat., Oct. 6, 2018
The Washington State Department of Archeology – Indiana Jones they’re not
Sat., Sept. 29, 2018
It’s been a gut wrenching week for anyone following the Senate Judiciary Committee hearings and a teachable moment to discuss community norms and parents’ role in underage drinking.
Sat., Sept. 15, 2018
Sign wars have been fierce in the 5th Congressional District campaign. Both sides are suspicious of an organized effort behind the thefts.
Sat., Sept. 8, 2018
Two years ago, Kris Maynard had an idea and a patent pending. Two months from now his patented product will be on the market and his dreams are bigger.
Sat., Aug. 25, 2018
Three million acres burning, smoky skies blotting out the sun, businesses closed as people stay indoors to escape wind-driven emissions from a thousand small fires.
Sat., Aug. 18, 2018
It takes guts for a bureaucrat to act decisively without clear policy as a safety net. Fortunately for a young researcher treed by wolves, somebody had guts.
Sat., Aug. 11, 2018
The dry reports of fire management can’t capture the flurry and swelter of the reality on the ground.
Sat., Aug. 4, 2018
There’s no question James Allsup is a white supremacist. His YouTube videos and writings are full of traditional white supremacist rhetoric that would have been found in underground newspapers a …
Sat., July 28, 2018
Sandwiched between a resolution on a $77 million bond proposal for library projects and an ordinance vacating an alley is a resolution declaring Spokane a nuclear-free community and calling for …
Sat., July 21, 2018, 5 a.m.
If you’re still waiting for your prescription refill authorization or a call back for a physician referral, it might have stalled on my mother’s kitchen table.