Stories tagged: editorial
Sun., May 17, 2020
The COVID-19 danger isn’t over, it’s entering another phase that will continue to require public cooperation for the health of everyone.
Sun., May 10, 2020
Candidate filing week for this year’s local and state elections is here. So far it looks like too many incumbents will get a free pass to re-election.
Sun., May 3, 2020
Life in Washington will change in many ways, some of them permanent. And one of those changes should be the length of the school year.
Sun., April 26, 2020
Now that things have stabilized, Gov. Jay Inslee needn’t go it alone. State lawmakers are ready to help, and they should have a seat at the table as so many …
Sun., April 19, 2020
During the first weeks of the COVID-19 outbreak, America focused on saving lives and preventing the disease from spreading at all costs.
Sun., April 5, 2020
Leaders have scrambled to mitigate the worst effects of the coronavirus outbreak where possible, but in a crisis, rushed decisions are sometimes bad decisions. Snap eviction moratoriums are among them.
Sun., March 29, 2020
Without local journalism, social distancing becomes social isolation. Yet the COVID-19 pandemic has dealt a cruel blow to local news sources. Never have newspapers and their readers needed each other …
Sun., March 22, 2020
The Innovia Foundation has served this community well for decades and largely done an excellent job reflecting its values. That’s why the revelation this month that the foundation had been …
Sun., March 8, 2020
There’s an urgent situation in Washington state that requires
Sun., March 1, 2020
If the letter from the Washington State Department of Transportation to Spokane City Council President Breean Beggs was meant as a wake-up call about the U.S. Highway 195 corridor, mission …
Sun., Feb. 23, 2020
Spokane and its police department have made a mockery of state and city laws against excessive noise. Despite improvements in recent months, they have failed to consistently and appropriately respond …
Sun., Feb. 16, 2020
The debate over where to site a new stadium in Spokane sets competing visions and priorities against each other. But both sides partly miss the fundamental question.
Sun., Feb. 9, 2020
A plan to give Spokane and other border communities a leg up called the Point 09 proposal is kicking around the Legislature this year. It deserves passage for the good …
Sun., Jan. 26, 2020
The city of Spokane and Spokane County now require transparency in public-sector union negotiations. They should push hard to enforce those laws, even as lawyers fight over them.
Sun., Jan. 19, 2020
State lawmakers must take perverse pleasure in keeping Washingtonians in the dark. Having returned to Olympia, Democratic legislators are pushing a sneaky bill that would wreak all kinds of havoc …
Sun., Jan. 12, 2020
The tragedy on Silver Mountain is a reminder of the high risks involved – and the importance of preparing for what you hope never happens.
Sun., Jan. 5, 2020
The new year brings a new political season to Spokane and all of Washington. Here are some key issues that voters should keep an eye on in 2020 as state …
Sun., Dec. 29, 2019
Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center, the region’s most important provider, is operating in the red. The real challenge, however, is much bigger than one hospital.
Sun., Dec. 22, 2019
State Rep. Matt Shea will best serve his constituents by resigning immediately. He can no longer represent Eastern Washington effectively in Olympia. Voters knew about many of Shea’s radical extracurricular …
Sun., Dec. 15, 2019
If the public doesn’t get a chance to comment on major spending changes, the City Council shouldn’t approve them. Transparent government of the people is as simple as that.
Sat., Dec. 7, 2019
The Spokane City Council made a wise decision when it shelved a proposed landlord-tenant ordinance.
Sun., Nov. 24, 2019
Any Stevens County Republicans who ever thought about running for local office ought to start talking to neighbors and preparing to launch a campaign. The county’s three commissioners deserve to …
Sun., Nov. 17, 2019
The state Public Disclosure Commission, which enforces campaign finance laws, concluded that two labor-backed political action committees violated the rules during the hotly contested Spokane mayoral race. Then it let …
Sun., Nov. 10, 2019
Washington voters last week handily
Sun., Nov. 3, 2019
A roundup of The Spokesman-Review’s recommendations for the Nov. 5, 2019, ballot.
Sun., Oct. 27, 2019
Three Spokane City Council positions are on the Nov. 5 ballot. These are very competitive races with strong candidates and no easy decisions.
Sun., Oct. 27, 2019
Over the past few weeks, we’ve offered recommendations to voters on initiatives and in local races that appear on the Nov. 5 ballot. Today we have a few final suggestions …
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., Oct. 6, 2019
While Americans have focused tremendous national angst on next year’s presidential elections, Washingtonians shouldn’t forget that there’s an election coming up Nov. 5. Over the next few weeks, we will …