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Shawn Vestal: The political shift in the Valley isn’t quite the left turn the far right thinks it isDec. 4, 2019, 4 a.m.
If you’re still wondering how a lawmaker who pals around with people who fantasize about “skull-stomping” commies online continues to be re-elected, and whether that trend will continue, consider a pair of recent comments from the Spokane Valley mayor and the former county treasurer. And wonder no more.
Shawn Vestal: Jailing people is expensive. Let’s look at all the options before building more cells in Spokane.Dec. 1, 2019, 5 a.m.
It costs $298 to book someone into the Spokane County Jail and $134 a day to keep them there. Meanwhile, it costs $25 to start someone on an electronic home monitoring device and $4 to run the device each day afterward, according to new statistics from a local criminal justice task force.
Nov. 28, 2019, 4 a.m.
Our city’s historic brick buildings wear the faded history of painted advertisements all around downtown. The more you look, the more you see.
Nov. 24, 2019, 5 a.m.
Twelve extreme risk protection orders have been issued by Spokane courts since a new law took effect that allows courts to temporarily remove guns from people who are threatening themselves or others. The case files suggest a process that is careful, methodical and fair.