Arrow-right Camera
The Spokesman-Review Newspaper
Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883

Latest Stories

Opinion >  Column

Front Porch: Adapt or die

There I stood at the base of a long staircase leading up to the front door of a lovely home set up on a hillside in Spokane Valley, with nary a handrail in sight.
Opinion >  Column

Sue Lani Madsen: Republicans taking the initiative

Washington state politics have been dominated by Democrats for 30 years. The initiative process is a necessary counterbalance to one-party rule. It’s also a useful get-out-the-vote tool, one that Democrats have used for years. In 2024, Republicans will be wielding the power of the initiative.
Opinion >  Column

The Black Lens is coming back

Do we understand how extraordinary it was that Sandy Williams established a beloved Black newspaper, the Black Lens, in Spokane? It started in 2015 and while the independent Black press goes back to pre-Civil War America, most of the notable Black papers today are in cities like Memphis, Baltimore and Chicago. But Sandy decided the Black community in and around Spokane needed a place for stories that gave inspiration, knowledge and pride along with a thoughtful discussion of issues important to Black people.