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Monday, November 18, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Guest Opinions

Nichole Gibson: Video shows need for police de-escalation training

Our community pays law enforcement officers to help keep the community safe. Unfortunately, a recently released video demonstrates that some law enforcement officers may have very different ideas than the community about what that safety looks like.

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Michael Ramirez

Syndicated Columns & Other Voices


Blame the greenies

Wildfires in California caused by antiquated power grid? Blame the greenies that have invested trillions in "alternative power," which contributes relatively little, instead of a modernized power grid.

Appreciate what’s good

Friends, our country is still a good place to live. Is it perfect? No of course not. Does our country have blemishes in its past? Of course. Has our country looked at the wrongs and attempted to improve? I believe we have. Is there still room for improvement? Yes, of course.

A win for the community

I think we have an opportunity for poetic justice in our local elections.

Center delay a disservice

This week, I have been reading with great concern articles which undermine the work of Jewels Helping Hands because one of its co-founders, Jason Green, was convicted of mail fraud several years ago. Jason served his time and has been rebuilding a new, better life since then. I have always believed in rehabilitation and the importance of reintegrating past felons into our society. Jason is a perfect model of what we should want for all offenders once they are released.

Trump’s ‘coup’

Why is President Trump saying that the Democrats are trying to stage a coup? He's the one who, by his own admission, solicited the aid of a foreign government to help his re-election campaign.

Enough with the road diets

I was heading west on Trent Avenue a couple of blocks east of Hamilton Street when I came to the most confusing roundabout in the city. If you were in the left lane you were routed to a road that goes to the WSU campus. If you were in the right lane you were routed to a two-lane road-dieted section of Trent Avenue.