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Shawn Vestal
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Shawn Vestal shawnv@spokesman.com (509) 459-5431

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


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News >  Spokane
May 29, 2020, 5 a.m.
A repeat drunken driver who works at Spokane’s coronavirus hot spot just put six city cops – and who knows how many others – at risk of contracting COVID-19. From the jail to his job at a Hillyard pasta factory to a crowded sedan full of fellow partiers, he has done his best to be our gold-medal super spreader, while giving the city an example in what not to do

News >  Column
May 24, 2020, 4 a.m.
For years, when an infectious disease reared up in Spokane, there was a simple but important reaction: Call Dorothy MacEachern.

News >  Column
May 22, 2020, 4 a.m.
Everywhere you look right now, with the announcement that Spokane County can move cautiously down the road toward reopening the economy, you see people racing across the coronavirus finish line, arms raised, cheering. Which risks putting us back at the coronavirus starting line.

News >  Column
May 20, 2020, 5 a.m.
With video conferencing, courts are trying to fit an in-person process into a no-contact world and trying to balance justice with safety in unprecedented ways.