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Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
Shawn Vestal

Shawn Vestal

Current Position: columnist

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

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Opinion >  Column

Shawn Vestal: Team Cathy helps drive local politics, but mum’s the word

If the Cathy McMorris Rodgers machine is hand-puppeting some of the fund-raising, policy-making and PR ploys of conservative politics in Spokane city government – an undercurrent that was illuminated in detail last week in the Inlander – the question is: Why do the local politicians she’s helping tie themselves into knots to keep it quiet?
News >  Washington

Retired Washington judges call on Roberts to act on ethics

More than 90 retired Washington state Superior Court judges have signed a letter to U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts expressing “grave concerns” about revelations of ethical quagmires on the court and calling on him to take measures to preserve the court’s integrity.
Opinion >  Column

Shawn Vestal: Accountability requires answers, not slogans

The accountability mayor held a press conference – backed by a Greek chorus of supporters, applauding her every utterance as if she were at, say, a campaign stop – to make it clear that she would not follow the city charter and investigate the police chief.