We all know people who like to grouse about Spokane.
Often, when social issues become politicized – whether it’s homelessness in Spokane or gun violence nationwide – there is a brief, urgent flare of interest in “treatment” as a solution. Treatment for addicts. Treatment for the mentally ill. Sounds good. Makes sense. And it’s too simplistic by half, because the scope and complexity of the problem dwarfs the available resources and, with addiction in particular, there is the stubborn problem at the heart of recovery known as human motivation.
Washington ranked fifth in turnout for the 2018 midterm elections.
Conflict or the potential for conflict attracts more media attention than harmony. That explains why some events on Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers’ calendar this week received news coverage, and others slipped silently by like a sockeye traveling up the Columbia River. Or the parts of the river that still have salmon. There was potential for conflict in the Spokane Republican’s two-hour meeting with the Spokane Tribal Council. The reservation is the only consistently blue precinct in Stevens County, with less than 21% of voters supporting McMorris Rodgers in 2018, compared to 75% countywide. But it was a collaborative session, not the kind of political theater generated inside and outside too many town hall meetings.
Molly’s work is different because it feels so human. If you saw one of her watercolors in an art museum, you wouldn’t think a second about it being out of place. Because it wouldn’t be.
Everyone agrees we need affordable housing and services for the poor. Everyone has, they assure everyone else, a heart for the suffering among us. And everyone concludes, over and over again, that right next to them is simply not the right place.
So before the S-R sports section rolls out its always excellent preseason previews, here’s my brief guide to selecting a college team to root against.
We’ve all encountered people who move here and talk incessantly about how great it was back where they came from. A little of that is OK, understandable even. Eventually that can get old though.
Every single day of 1999, the air was safe to breathe. Imagine.
With record low unemployment, there’s a place for any qualified worker. The key word is qualified. The challenge is effective – and legal – screening.
The early primary results included both signs of swing – chiefly in Nadine Woodward’s leap to the front of the mayor’s race and strong performances from other critics of the status quo – and signs of support for the current council, with three incumbents leading their races.
Selling a house in Spokane this summer is like being a pretty girl.
The people overseeing the Central City Line say the sharp recent increase in the project’s estimated budget is not a red flag marking an emerging boondoggle. In fact, they argue it’s the opposite: an attempt to produce a realistic budget before work begins, driven in large part by a federal requirement that the agency set aside a big pot of money to defray unforeseen costs.
The art of critiquing real estate flyers.
You know from the beginning that it can’t be a complete list of the best ... more of just a guide to goodness.
Despite an explanation of the decision not the press charges against a man who has an extensive history of credible reports of abusing his three children, it remains inexplicable how every adult, every organization, every institution meant to protect those kids accountable could have blown this so badly.
Non Sequitur was one of the most-read comics in the United States until its creator snuck an anti-Trump message into a strip and hundreds of newspaper canceled it. Slowly, some newspapers are coming back. The Spokesman-Review begins running Non Sequitur again, after an outpouring from our subscribers, this Sunday.
For Spokane residents, summer vacation trips to visit relatives in distant red states can involve trying to explain the two Washingtons. There is the Washington that people far from here think they know. Then there’s the Washington in which we actually abide.
People I don’t agree with have good qualities, and it’s up to me to find out what they are. It’s not fair to judge or label them based on signs they put in their yards.
Candidates are deluged with a multitude of questionnaires, even if they aren’t seeking an endorsement.