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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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Shawn Vestal: Bill Morlin, a legendary hard-nosed journalist – and kind of a sweetheart, too

UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 22, 2021

Morlin died late Saturday, following a brief, brutal illness. Among journalists and readers, his passing is monumental – the loss of a committed, unrelenting reporter, second-to-none at rooting out cancerous secrets, whose career stretched from the days when this was a two-newspaper town to an era when most of the freelance work he did in retirement appeared online.