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LeFavour: Give Us A Hearing 21 

It is a bit sad that it was on Valentines day that Senator McKenzie said he didn't plan to schedule a hearing on S1033 to finally make it so gay people in Idaho can no longer be legally fired from our jobs for no other...

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CdA Charter Chief Backs Luna Plan 

In his testimony to Idaho legislators, Principal Dan Nicklay of the Coeur d'Alene Charter Academy said in part: "It is unfortunate that the majority of the plan's critics focus not on whether this plan is good for students, but on their feelings that they weren't...

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Panel Votes To Ban Assisted Suicide 11 

Legislation to outlaw physician-assisted suicide in Idaho has cleared the Senate State Affairs Committee, which just voted to send SB 1070 to the full Senate with a recommendation that it pass. The bill was sponsored by anti-abortion activists, but was negotiated with the Idaho Medical...

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AM: 'Pawn Stars' Feats Spokane Book 

Rick MacKinnon was removing junk from a property when he came across a musty pile of books and documents, including this edition of the laws passed by the first Congress. The producers of "Pawn Stars" were impressed. Shawn Vestal SR column here. (SR photo: Christopher...

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APhoto Of The Day -- 2.16.11 

Surachate Taokongta, right, kisses his wife Supatra during a World's Longest Continuous Kiss competition in Pattaya, southeastern Thailand, Sunday. Laksana Tiranarat and husband Ekkachai broke the record for longest continuous kiss by smooching for 46.24.09 hours, more than 12 hours longer than previous mark. You...

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Herb: Ballfields On Lakeshore? C'mon 

Herb: Baseball fields are important. We must have those facilities available for our children. Having said that, most of the population growth has gone to the north. The advent of a second high school, the ball fields on the old land fill to the south...

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MM: Luna's Plans Are Utter Crap 

Moscow Minidoka: I find it funny that when nearly everyone I talk to in this state (including my very conservative relatives in southeastern Idaho, Boise, and the Magic Valley) thinks Luna’s plan is utter crap, someone it’s only “union thugs” who would stoop to this....

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Food Shoppers Paying For Less 

Item: If grocery items seem smaller, it may not be your imagination/McClatchy Newspapers Kraft American cheese: 22 slices per packet instead of 24, down 8.3 percent Tropicana orange juice: 59 ounces per carton instead of 64, down 7.8 percent Classico pesto sauce: 8.1 ounces per...

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Huckleberries Online

D.F. Oliveria started Huckleberries Online on Feb. 16, 2004. Oliveria's Sunday print Huckleberries is a past winner of the national Herb Caen Memorial Column contest.