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Paul Turner: Well, back in Spokane …

We’ve all encountered people who move here and talk incessantly about how great it was back where they came from. A little of that is OK, understandable even. Eventually that …


Sue Lani Madsen: Candidate questionnaires bear sour grapes

Candidates are deluged with a multitude of questionnaires, even if they aren’t seeking an endorsement.


Ammi Midstokke: Getting out of your box and into a boat

When you live in the Great Northwest, just going into your garden is a nature experience. For some reason, that seems to satisfy many of the masses and it would …


Paul Turner: Not just another roadside attraction

There used to be two kinds of families.


Shawn Vestal: At graduation, Freeman Class of 2018 remembers, and looks to the future

The celebration of the graduating Freeman High School Class of 2018 was made all the more poignant Saturday by the weight of what they’d been through together, and how they …


Then and Now: The Brownstone Building

Built in 1910, the Brownstone Apartments was an elegant, three-story building. At that time, Spokane was booming and workers needed housing. Third Avenue, still on the outskirts of downtown, was …


Sue Lani Madsen: Waving the bloody shirt

Lack of skepticism spreads fake news in the ongoing civil war of words. This time it was progressives who got snookered.


UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 25, 2017, 11:06 p.m.

Century-old maps – and a 21st-century treatment – reveal transit lines Spokane’s past

Cameron Booth, a Portland-based graphic designer from Australia, has given Spokane’s streetcar and electric interurban rail networks a decidedly 21st-century treatment, giving them new digital life.


100 years ago in Spokane: A day in the life of Camp Lewis

Spokesman-Review correspondent Wilbur W. Hindley accompanied 700 new draftees and recruits to the Army training camp at Camp Lewis (later called Fort Lewis).


Sue Lani Madsen: Health care shifting toward individualization; coverage should as well

A group of health care leaders and policymakers gathered Wednesday afternoon at the Inland Northwest State of Reform Healthcare Policy Conference for one last breakout discussion. The topic was “Building …


UPDATED: Wed., July 26, 2017, 2:52 p.m.

Front Porch: Technology might drive me crazy, or to the beach

I’m just about on board with getting a smart phone and have been researching what to buy … And then came the car.


UPDATED: Wed., May 3, 2017, 1:05 p.m.

Steve Christilaw: Rules to protect young pitchers a good idea

When you’re a kid it seems that every little thing you pick up just begs you to throw it.


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 28, 2017, 1:35 p.m.

Gary Crooks: Political change calls for rebalancing

Love him or hate him, Donald Trump has upset the political dynamic, and that has posed a challenge to editorial page editors across the country.


Alan Liere: Gallinaceous Gallopings

For reasons known only to lexicographers and possibly grandmothers, many words in the English language mean the same thing. These are called synonyms. Some people think synonyms are unnecessary, but …


Bert Caldwell: Columnist lineup changes on S-R Opinion pages

The lineup of columnists and cartoonists featured on The Spokesman-Review editorial pages has changed very little for at least three years. It will change a little more this week.


Art imitates real-life journalism – sort of

I saw two movies this week, both featuring superheroes. No, they did not sprout knife blades out of their knuckles. These people had the kind of superpowers I could relate …


Cal Thomas: Say no to pork barrel wishes

Most children have probably finished their Christmas lists to Santa Claus. Some elected officials, however, are still compiling theirs. Close behind Detroit’s wish list comes a long one from America’s …


Edward Wasserman: Silence on suicide a disservice

Suicide is a topic that the news media, so often accused of exploiting misery, handle with unique reserve. Most newsrooms don’t cover suicides at all unless they happen in a …