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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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March 3, 2021, 5 a.m.
It was not even 8:30 in the morning and the kid was already wearing clothing, for heaven’s sake.

Feb. 25, 2021, 2:54 p.m.
What does it mean to “strike” a document from the public record? To “remove all remnants” of it?

Feb. 25, 2021, 1:22 p.m.
The faculty at Washington State University is trying to conduct a very modest, very gentle intervention with the school’s drunk uncle – asking the administration not to expand its subsidy to the deficit-spending athletics department by another few million dollars per year.

Feb. 23, 2021, 4:39 p.m.
“The police ombudsman and any employee of the OPO must, at all times, be totally independent. Any findings, recommendations, reports, and requests made by the OPO must reflect the independent views of the OPO.”