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  • The Slice: Vermont of the West?

    I’d like to see the Spokane area become known as the Vermont of the West. At least at this time of year.


  • The Slice: See you all at Avoid-fest – or maybe not

    It’s tempting to assume that everyone around here takes part in Bloomsday, Hoopfest, et cetera. But, of course, that’s not true. Lots of people avoid Spokane’s big-deal annual gatherings.


  • The Slice: Spiders no longer welcome at Turners’

    The imminent approach of cool weather and certain recent events prompt me to issue the following press release. SPOKANE — Inland Northwest spiders are being cautioned to avoid Paul Turner’s …


  • The Slice: Don’t be rushing that studly look

    Remember, Labor Day is not when studded tires may be used again. Let’s move on.


  • The Slice: Season four shouldn’t surprise

    Fall is still a couple of weeks away. But this weekend traditionally marks the unofficial end of summer. And you know what that means.


  • The Slice: Imparting wisdom to the ignorant often a tough task

    Here’s the problem with people thinking they are clever. Spokane’s Tom Latimer, who is almost 80, dislikes it when strangers and casual acquaintances greet him with, “Hello there, young man!”


  • The Slice: Answering the call of duty

    I’m trying to get back in the groove after a long vacation. Maybe some quick Q-and-A could be my equivalent of a pitcher’s warm-up throws.


  • The Slice: Good to be back – now where was I?

    It’s probably a sign that you had a good vacation when you realize you’ve forgotten the computer password you use at work. Let’s move on.


  • The Slice: Pig Out not your thing? Try POITP

    Paul Turner’s Slice column will return Thursday, but until then, here’s a final sampling of some of the tastier tidbits from this date in Slice history: FROM 2000:


  • Did your summer test positive?

    Slice-meister Paul Turner is taking some time off this month, but don’t despair: In his absence, we’re rerunning some of the tastier tidbits from this date in Slice history. Today’s …


  • City hustled and bustled in black and white

    Slice-meister Paul Turner is taking some time off this month, but don’t despair: In his absence, we’re rerunning some of the tastier tidbits from this date in Slice history. Today’s …


  • The Slice: Have you met Granny Smith?

    Slice-meister Paul Turner is taking some time off this month, but don’t despair: In his absence, we’re rerunning some of the tastier tidbits from this date in Slice history. Today’s …


  • The Slice: Is it P.C. to even ask such a thing?

    Slice-meister Paul Turner is taking some time off this month, but don’t despair: In his absence, we’re rerunning some of the tastier tidbits from this date in Slice history. Today’s …


  • Kids feeling ill today? We probably know why

    Slice-meister Paul Turner is taking some time off this month, but don’t despair: In his absence, we’re rerunning some of the tastier tidbits from this date in Slice history. Today’s …


  • He was cruisin’ for a bruisin’

    Slice-meister Paul Turner is taking some time off this month, but don’t despair: In his absence, we’re rerunning some of the tastier tidbits from this date in Slice history. Today’s …


  • That Fox prediction worked out OK

    Slice-meister Paul Turner is taking some time off this month, but don’t despair: In his absence, we’re rerunning some of the tastier tidbits from this date in Slice history. Today’s …


  • It’s a good bet this summer brought out familiar shades from 2005

    Slice-meister Paul Turner is taking some time off this month, but don’t despair: In his absence, we’re rerunning some of the tastier tidbits from this date in Slice history. Today’s …


  • If you’re a dweeb, does size matter?

    Slice-meister Paul Turner is taking some time off this month, but don’t despair: In his absence, we’re rerunning some of the tastier tidbits from this date in Slice history. Today’s …


  • Parental fashion sense is not encouraged

    Slice-meister Paul Turner is taking some time off this month, but don’t despair: In his absence, we’re rerunning some of the tastier tidbits from this date in Slice history. Today’s …


  • Some would just as soon send a do-not-care package

    Slice-meister Paul Turner is taking some time off this month, but don’t despair: In his absence, we’re rerunning some of the tastier tidbits from this date in Slice history. Today’s …


  • For some of our co-workers, the euphemism could seem just like the reality

    Slice-meister Paul Turner is taking some time off this month, but don’t despair: In his absence, we’re rerunning some of the tastier tidbits from this date in Slice history. Today’s …


  • Inland Northwesterners had chance to be territorial

    Slice-meister Paul Turner is taking some time off this month, but don’t despair: In his absence, we’re rerunning some of the tastier tidbits from this date in Slice history. Today’s …


  • The Slice: Destiny is written in neon lights

    Slice-meister Paul Turner is taking some time off this month, but don’t despair: In his absence, we’re rerunning some of the tastier tidbits from this date in Slice history. Today’s …


  • Starting things off on quite a funny note

    Slice-meister Paul Turner is taking some time off this month, but don’t despair: In his absence, we’re rerunning some of the tastier tidbits from this date in Slice history. Today’s …


  • You still can’t place calls at lake bottom

    Slice-meister Paul Turner is taking some time off this month, but don’t despair: In his absence, we’re rerunning some of the tastier tidbits from this date in Slice history: FROM …


  • Paul’s gone, but The Slice rolls on

    Slice-meister Paul Turner is taking some time off this month, but don’t despair: In his absence, we’re rerunning some of the tastier tidbits from this date in Slice history. Today’s …


  • The Slice: That big D is considered to be one big capital offense

    There are people who get really annoyed when sign-makers and others capitalize the “d” in Coeur d’Alene. Fresh picked: Tina Wynecoop submitted photographic evidence to bolster her claim that, “It’s …


  • The Slice: Spokane reruns? A can’t-miss

    Wild Bill Hickok was shot in the back of the head while playing cards in a saloon on this day in 1876. That killing and the subsequent capture of the …


  • Are we supposed to become vigilantes?

    Here’s how to intentionally misinterpret a campaign pledge. One candidate for a Spokane City Council seat lists the following as a top priority: “Ensure our neighborhoods are safe for seniors …


  • The Slice: Any openings on the news team?

    Spokane TV news is too restrained. Instead of naming stories only in cases of natural disasters – “Ice Storm,” “Fire Storm,” “Son of Fire Storm,” et cetera – they ought …

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