Stories tagged: editorial
Sun., Oct. 20, 2019
Spokane will have a new mayor and council president after the November election, but there’s new and then there’s new. Two candidates are seeking promotions from their current elected offices. …
Sun., Oct. 13, 2019
Having studied the candidates’ records and positions on the issues, we recommend Katey Treloar, Kelli MacFarlane and Kevin Morrison for the Spokane Public Schools board.
Sun., Sept. 29, 2019
The city is just about out of time if it hopes to do better than last year providing shelter to homeless residents. Temperatures this week could drop to freezing at …
Sun., Sept. 15, 2019
Spokane County commissioners are interested in remaking the Public Defender’s Office into a private, nonprofit organization. But there’s a larger question that must be answered.
Sun., Sept. 8, 2019
“Curing Spokane” is less a blueprint for solving acute challenges this region faces and more an indication of the depth of frustration with the lack of progress.
Sun., Sept. 1, 2019
Gov. Jay Inslee has been a fixture in state politics for three decades. Now that his second term as governor nears its end and his run for the Democratic presidential …
Sun., Aug. 25, 2019
Eastern Washington’s 4th District needs someone who can produce results, not just scandal.
Sun., Aug. 18, 2019
Avista Corp. has
Sun., Aug. 11, 2019
Spokane City Council members shouldn’t give up on a potential homeless shelter in East Central, especially without a solid alternative that can be quickly implemented. Another winter without more public …
Sun., Aug. 11, 2019
The Spokane Daily Chronicle editorial page warned of a “Northwest dope ring” with tentacles in Spokane.
Sun., July 28, 2019
Overall, Spokane Public Schools is in a good place, but voters need to decide which candidates can best address the challenges the district currently faces and anticipate the next set …
Sun., July 21, 2019
Ballots went out at the end of last week for the Aug. 6 local primary election. Spokane City voters will find several competitive and crowded races for council. Mayor, council …
Sun., June 30, 2019
The Spokane Regional Emergency Communications system will go live on Monday without the city of Spokane. The City Council voted unanimously to keep the city’s own 911 dispatch center in …
Sun., June 23, 2019
Sun., June 16, 2019
Democrats’ push to give the Spokane Tribe a seat on the Spokane Regional Transportation Council goes too far, for now.
Sun., June 9, 2019
The Spokane Valley City Council will consider whether to write an exception that would allow a
Sun., June 2, 2019
Whether lawmakers support marijuana legalization or not shouldn’t be the issue. It is in everyone’s interest for the industry to be as safe as possible.
Sun., May 26, 2019
Washington can do better. If the state is going to require toxicology tests in so many circumstances, it needs to fund the infrastructure to do it in a reasonable amount …
UPDATED: Tue., May 21, 2019, 1:57 p.m.
We recently spoke with Washington Sen. Andy Billig, D-Spokane, and agree with his bottom-line assessment of the 2019 legislative session. “It was an unusually good year for Spokane,” he said. …
Sun., May 12, 2019
As the legislative session wound down last weekend, Democrats used a constitutional loophole to cut the public out of debate and pass surprise tax increases.
Sun., April 28, 2019
The Washington Constitution requires “ample” school funding. Spokane and the entire state are learning that ample funding is not enough.
UPDATED: Mon., April 22, 2019, 10:41 a.m.
The high school journalists were shut out of the roundtable, advertised as an “open press event,” because they had not sent in an RSVP to an invitation they had never …
Sun., April 14, 2019
The Central City Line will be a testament to the perseverance of local, state and federal elected officials, not to mention the folks at the STA who never gave up.
UPDATED: Fri., March 15, 2019, 2:21 p.m.
Lawmakers from Spokane and throughout the state should do what they can to support and expand WSU’s new medical school.
Sun., Feb. 24, 2019
A 30-year-old ballot measure hamstrings Spokane Park Board management plans by forbidding it from selling surplus property without asking voters for permission.
Sun., Feb. 17, 2019
Wednesday’s weather provided a suitable backdrop for state lawmakers intent on passing a secrecy bill. Clouds hung low over Olympia, obscuring any sunshine, and snow statewide prevented people from attending …
Sun., Feb. 10, 2019
There is no question that plastic bag bans are a trendy environmental cause. But as with many causes, the facts do not support the fervor.
Mon., Feb. 4, 2019
Four tax proposals on the Feb. 12 special election ballot deserve an enthusiastic “yes” from voters. But one, the city of Spokane’s levy request, should give voters pause.
Sun., Jan. 20, 2019
This year, lawmakers in Olympia should knuckle down, focus on the core issues, and leave the divisive political ones dead in committees.
Sat., Oct. 27, 2018
Idaho is a devoutly free-enterprise state, yet voters there are being asked to change state law to prop up one industry: horse racing. Proposition 1 on the Nov. 6 ballot …