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The Slice: Spokane’s swell, and we finally know it

UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 25, 2019

When I started writing The Slice in August of 1992, Spokane had a thinner skin. At least that’s the way it seems. Back then, even the mildest form of subjective truth-telling about the Lilac City’s shortcomings evoked wounded cries of “Spokane bashing.”
Opinion >  Column

Paul Turner: Well, back in Spokane …

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.
Opinion >  Column

Paul Turner: Yearning for peace and solitude

You know how some people hereabouts flee perceived social ills by moving way out to the country? Sure. Well, what if they relocate to the boonies only to discover that some of the exact same characters they are trying to get away from are already out there?
Opinion >  Column

Paul Turner: So you moved here. Your first impression?

For those who weren’t born here, this time of year is the setting for many stories that begin “The first time I saw Spokane …” That’s because a fair number of people came through town in the course of summer travels long before moving here years later.