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WEDNESDAY, NOV. 24, 2010

Seattle gets a "c" for congratulations

Once again, Seattle deals with Snowpocalypse. In 2008 during the last storm, the snow probably cost Mayor Greg Nickels his re-election big after he gave the city a “B+” for its response. Why do they struggle so much with snow? Does it make sense to...

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THURSDAY, AUG. 27, 2009

What you need to know

When the new issue of Newsweek came featuring a shot of space and the words proclaiming, "In Search of ALIENS: NASA is out there looking and 24 other surprising things you need to know now", we were all but ready to settle into a fascinating...

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SATURDAY, AUG. 15, 2009

MONDAY, JULY 27, 2009

Another Green Monday

Where did we go wrong? That was the question posed last week by The Inlander for their cover story that allowed local writers, politicians, scientists, artists, teachers, conservatives, liberals, etc to answer the question from any angle, field or point of view they desired. We...

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TUESDAY, MARCH 3, 2009

Looking back, moving forward

A century ago, it was the most efficient way to travel the streets of Spokane. Walking near Manito you can see the tracks embedded in brick where the pavement is open, the final remaining physical evidence of an electric trolley car system. Although it began...

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TUESDAY, NOV. 25, 2008

Spokane freeway revised 

Ah, the North Spokane Corridor. Originally proposed in 1946, this thing has had more delays than “Chinese Democracy.” Zing! (Last time, we promise.) And you’re kidding yourself if you think both are worth the wait. Richard Roesler of the S-R reports lawmakers are now proposing...

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