I strongly oppose the proposed dissolution of the Spokane Regional Law & Justice Council, to be replaced by a smaller Criminal Justice Coordinating Committee, reducing the number of voices of elected officials, civil servants and community members from 23 to 13.
For more than a year, the state of California prohibited my clients, Pastor Jeremy Wong and Karen Busch, as well as countless others from every faith tradition, from meeting with other believers in their own homes to study religious texts, pray and worship together. This is because the state’s “gatherings guidance” banned all indoor gatherings in counties where COVID-19 was most widespread and limited such gatherings to no more than three households in all other counties.
The Spokane City Council's recently unveiled “Water Conservation Master Plan,” designed to force area residents to reduce water use by 25% over the next 10 years, is unnecessary, dangerous and potentially harmful to the environment
Over the past year, we have learned a lot about the COVID-19 virus. Much of what we have learned has been how to protect ourselves, how to protect those we care about, how to treat the virus, and most recently how to prevent it with the vaccine. Each lesson has helped us feel more in control and a bit safer.
Family planning providers in Spokane and across the state are currently caught between providing care to all who need it and managing an outdated and complicated health insurance system that gives unequal treatment to sexual and reproductive health care.
It is the duty of every lawmaker and every citizen to ensure that every child has access to a high-quality public education. Equitable funding for charter public school students is one practical step toward a more just system – and the Legislature can help achieve it.