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Shawn Vestal
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Shawn Vestal joined The Spokesman-Review in 1999. He currently is a columnist for the City Desk.

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Feb. 19, 2020, 5 a.m.
Lest you think we’re the only region with a tiny but incurable case of the crackpot secessionist bug, cast your eyes toward rural Oregon.

Feb. 16, 2020, 4 a.m.
Lauren McCluskey, her friends and her family made more than 20 attempts to reach out to university officials in the days before her murder, according to a federal lawsuit filed by Lauren’s parents, interviews and reporting on the case by journalists in Utah and elsewhere.

News >  Column
Feb. 16, 2020, 4 a.m.
Lauren McCluskey has been gone for 16 months now, killed by a man who stalked, harassed, threatened and extorted her for weeks before shooting her on the University of Utah campus. But her parents are doing all they can to make sure their daughter – and the litany of institutional failures that preceded her murder – is not forgotten.

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Feb. 14, 2020, 4 a.m.
Spokane has gone to great lengths to get good information and develop good ideas about how to dispense justice more smartly. But all the good ideas and hopeful recommendations will crash without any buy-in from the key players.