The biggest earthquake in years rattled Spokane, tossing one patient out of his bed at Sacred Heart Hospital.
When newly orphaned Pollyanna is sent to live with dour Aunt Polly, the unwanted girl refuses to complain. Heroine of a popular early 20th century children’s series, Pollyanna played the Glad Game. Her father taught her the over 800 verses in the Bible telling Christians to rejoice and be glad is a sign God takes joyfulness seriously. By the end of the first book and the classic Disney movie, Pollyanna’s contagious optimism has transformed an entire community.
Clarence Dibble, 13, learned the hard way that treehouses can be dangerous.
So, Thanksgiving.What is it looking like at your house?
When you’re a college basketball fan who grew up in Kansas and now lives in Spokane, some questions are inevitable. Here are two: Your friends in the Pacific Northwest want to know just what in the heck a Jayhawk actually is. Those back in the rectangle state would really like to understand what in the world a Zag is.
Being called a Pollyanna is usually not meant as a compliment. But being optimistic doesn’t mean ignoring things which are dreadful or discouraging, it means controlling what you can and not wallowing in what you can’t. Focus on dread and all you have is less joy.
This column ran Tuesday, a day earlier than planned, due to an editor’s error. Here it is again, in full. Kershner will file a fresh piece for Thanksgiving Day.
The federal ruling is likely to face further scrutiny as the Joe Biden administration assumes office in Washington, D.C.
Deep-down, what does all that shouting and posturing really matter? What seems to matter to the riverbanks people is their inalienable right to be angry, to be fearful. I thought our inalienable rights were to “life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness,” not anger and fear.
Police finally came up with several leads in the Chicken House murder mystery, which stemmed from a gruesome discovery a week before outside of Cheney.
Four years ago about this time, I passed along advice to readers I'd picked up over the years covering politics. It turned out to be wrong then, but I stick with it for the four years ahead.
Mrs. Bert Williams, 26, mother of four, told police how she had become one of the leading dope distributors in Spokane.
A woman identified as Mrs. Warm came to the door of her neighbor, Mrs. Brooks, and said, “Can you keep our baby a minute while I run out and get some milk?”
Like a child resisting bedtime, I balked when my husband mentioned getting our yard and garden ready for winter.
Officers investigating the “chicken house” murder near Cheney raided a nearby shack outside Medical Lake and arrested “two Scandinavians.”
The Western Forestry and Conservation Association was meeting in Spokane to formulate plans to save the Northwest forests from wildfire.
Traffic in and around the Lilac City hasn’t just increased sharply since a precipitous drop immediately after Inslee announced a stay-home order in March, it’s also up from 2019, when – assuming you can remember such a halcyon time – there was no pandemic.
Four years ago I was working with a group of journalism students covering the election when an editor came out and asked for everyone’s attention. He told us the Associated Press had just called the election for Donald Trump.I watched as the students held back tears. Some went outside or to the bathroom to cry.
Calpurnia pleaded with Caesar not to go to the Senate on that fateful March day.
More people who strongly supported one candidate or deeply loathed another seemed to get angry this year when we told them the race isn’t going to turn out the way they hoped.
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