Stories tagged: Vestal
Sun., Aug. 27, 2017
Shawn Vestal: With new ed funding plan, the constant is the variables
Four thousand dollars per student. That’s how much additional money is expected to flow the Spokane School District between next school year and 2020-21.
Fri., July 7, 2017
Shawn Vestal: Empire lawsuit just one more reminder of surreal hospital pricing
At the heart of the lawsuit against the former owners of two Spokane hospitals is a reminder of the freaky, shady way hospitals set prices. They seem to just … …
Thu., June 8, 2017, 5 a.m.
Shawn Vestal: In life, ‘Dutch Bros. Guy’ was seen by many, known by few
In the Google Maps image, you see him clearly: Sitting cross-legged on the sidewalk at the intersection of Division and Sharp, huddled behind a cardboard sign asking for help. Steven …
Sat., Feb. 15, 2014
Shawn Vestal: Killers’ fates shows injustice of death penalty
It is not hard to understand why someone might want Robert Lee Yates Jr. to die. I want him to live, miserably, as long as possible. I want him to …
Sat., March 24, 2012
Hard to rationalize pot prohibition
Norm Stamper’s told the story a lot: He was a rookie cop, working a “one-man car” in an affluent San Diego neighborhood, when he approached a home and smelled “burning …