Tag search results
Tags let us describe our content with keywords, making it easier to find what you're most interested in. Use the search box to look for tags, or explore our coverage with the lists below.
Most parents want their kids to find meaningful work and a living wage by their early 20s. But gettng those things doesn’t always require a college degree.
Conflict or the potential for conflict attracts more media attention than harmony. That explains why some events on Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers’ calendar this week received news coverage, and others slipped silently by like a sockeye traveling up the Columbia River. Or the parts of the river that still have salmon. There was potential for conflict in the Spokane Republican’s two-hour meeting with the Spokane Tribal Council. The reservation is the only consistently blue precinct in Stevens County, with less than 21% of voters supporting McMorris Rodgers in 2018, compared to 75% countywide. But it was a collaborative session, not the kind of political theater generated inside and outside too many town hall meetings.
With record low unemployment, there’s a place for any qualified worker. The key word is qualified. The challenge is effective – and legal – screening.
Candidates are deluged with a multitude of questionnaires, even if they aren’t seeking an endorsement.
People in rebellion don’t see value in respecting the system but feel entitled to what they want right now. Therapeutic communities like Teen Challenge transform the heart in addition to providing skills and tools to empower a transformed life.
Comprehensive immigration reform needs to remove the barriers to the legal route. They are an incentive to play games with the refugee and asylum process.
The American Community Survey is carried out annually. It’s sent to a statistically determined random sampling of households in every county, every year instead of to all households every 10 years. And it does ask the citizenship question.
Celebrating diversity is one of the six values adopted by the Spokane Public Library Board. If diversity is your highest value, all people and all viewpoints should be welcome.
Libraries promote reading, but Spokane Public Library’s story-hour theme based on drag queens takes a particular stand on gender fluidity.
An author who speaks out against gentification fails to make a rational case for denying access to transit, parks and odorless summer nights just to keep the rent low.
“How are the children,” Victor Rivas Rivers asked, quoting a traditional Masai greeting. It’s a measure of the health of the community. When children grow up experiencing abuse first or secondhand, they and the community are not well. And now we have data on how unwell.
“Our commitment is to continually making things better. You can’t wake up every morning frustrated,” advised Jeff Thomas, CEO of Frontier Behavioral Health. Actually, you can, but it’s not healthy. Not for you or your family member living with mental illness. Last week’s column describing one family’s frustrations with the mental health system resonated with many families.
He is now officially homeless. Thank you, mental health care “system,” you have done it again.
When Keith Whittington studied the impeachment process in graduate school, he figured no one would ever be interested in such a dusty old topic. Then President Bill Clinton was impeached.
Everything went according to plan at the Cathedral of Notre Dame last week. Except for the part where a fire broke out.
The child care crisis is about to get worse in Washington after new rules go into effect on August 1.
Let’s say you want to start a new business after retirement, and you do it the American way. You get a business license and liability insurance, check state and local regulations. You hire your son as an employee and set up an L&I account to pay the required taxes and state insurance fees. And then you get a call for an audit.
On Monday, a meeting set up by a statewide grassroots group called “Washington Strikes Back 1639” drew more than 100 citizens to the Davenport Memorial Hall in Lincoln County, as farmers, teachers, ranchers, nurses, small business owners, elected officials and law enforcement officers all shared concerns about protecting their civil rights.
A blue sedan turned into the side street as our patrol car pulled up to the stop sign, the driver frantically waving for attention. It had so far been an uneventful ride-along with Cpl. Erin Blessing of the Spokane Police Department on an ordinary afternoon last summer.
What do you get when a state bureaucrat, two ranchers and a pair of environmentalists walk into an Olympia hearing room? Sometimes, a consensus for policy change. Unfortunately, the Governor’s focus is heavy on social services and climate change, a little light on natural resources this year.