Arrow-right Camera

The Spokesman-Review Newspaper The Spokesman-Review

Friday, August 23, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
Partly Cloudy Day 81° Partly Cloudy

Tags


Everything tagged


Sort by:

Stories tagged: Guest opinion


Mari Margil: Do your part to help with Alzheimer’s research

We must advance a comprehensive approach – at the local, state and national levels – to take on the challenge of Alzheimer’s. And, it’s important for each of us to …


Regina Malveaux: Washington is leading the way in disarming hate

Washington state has stood up to the gun lobby and their allies, including white supremacist militias. It’s time for our members of Congress to have the courage to do the …


Danielle Cloutier and Christy Plumer: Time to breach the salmon stalemate

If all stakeholders would work together, just imagine the economic benefit and cultural resurgence the Pacific Northwest would experience if we return to the wild salmon and steelhead populations of …


Mary Ann Murphy: Still work to be done in case of baby Caiden James Henry?

Caiden James Henry was the 10-month-old African American baby beaten to death by his white babysitter, Joshua Mobley, on Feb. 26, 2017. Questions remain about how this case was handled …


U.S. should revamp asylum process

Immigration law needs an overhaul – it’s been 30 years since the last comprehensive immigration reform. Here’s a proposal.


Jeff Roe, Dr. John Tomkowiak and Antony Chiang: Partnerships are key to expanding rural health care access

The divide between the health outcomes of urban and rural communities is stark. Access and quality are only part of the issue. The doctors who serve our rural communities are …


Jessa Lewis: We’re working for free – that’s bad for families and the economy

Washington state hasn’t updated our overtime laws for more than 40 years. That means if you’re working more than 40 hours a week, chances are you’re not getting paid for …


Jonathan Bingle: Smart investing by city can boost working families

Building a stronger Spokane will only happen if we support our working and middle class residents achieve economic opportunity and financial freedom.


Kate Burke and Julie Honekamp: STA should expand reduced fare program

Many of the city’s nonprofit partners and community leaders agree: Expanding the Spokane Transit Authority’s reduced fare pass program to all families and adults in need is the next logical …


Don C. Brunell: America’s renewed interest in the moon

With all of the attention on the 50th anniversary of the lunar landing, many are looking ahead to the next half century of space exploration. Of particular interest is returning …


Karen McGee: Idaho charter school movement has created wall of ineffective bureaucracy

The Idaho Charter School Movement is failing. The schools are not failing. The leadership is failing.


Abbey McMahon: Cash bail system is unjust

It doesn’t take an issue expert to see how unjust our country’s system of cash bail is.


Robert LaVenture: Hecla faces backlash for mismanagement from shareholders and communities

Please join the United Steelworkers, shareholders, environmentalists and elected officials to demand accountability from Hecla because workers, our families and communities cannot afford further mismanagement.


Tom Karier: Dam breaching isn’t so simple

Years of campaigning have painted it as a simple choice: those who favor salmon should support breaching the lower Snake River dams and those who favor lower power prices and …


Bernie Sanders: Path to racial equality runs through the one percent

We Americans owe many of our freedoms to those who put their lives on the line for racial equality, but a racial wealth gap exists between white and black Americans, …


Guest opinion: WSU College of Medicine admissions puts people, not numbers, first

Our community waited a long time for a medical school with a new mission: serving the needs of the entire state of Washington. However, serving the state means admitting and …


David Camp and Larry Luton: Let’s deal with our climate crisis now

Let’s deal with our climate crisis before our kids call it the climate catastrophe.


Guest Opinion: Tanner Rowe: Liberty is America’s forgotten foundation

We need to start affording our fellow man the liberty we demand for ourselves.


Guest Opinion: Delivering on the University of Idaho’s brave and bold mission

The University of Idaho’s mission is to serve our state’s citizens, communities and industries. For Idaho to thrive, UI has to deliver on that mission.


Mindy Smith and the Rev. Martin Wells: Much is at stake in Columbia River treaty’s update

Maps of the Columbia River circulating in the U.S. often stop at the international border, as though the world beyond is unknown. Despite the political line, we remain one region …


Guest Opinion: In baby murder conviction, a measure of justice

Lady Justice. There she stands. She wears a blindfold because she sees no color. She holds a scale that implies that there is an equal opportunity of justice for all. …


Guest Opinion: No drag hour at Spokane County Library District locations, but any readers welcome here

Media coverage of the recent drag queen story hour programs provided by the Spokane Public Library has surfaced the ongoing confusion between the Spokane Public Library and the Spokane County …


Guest Opinion: Spokane greens fail the climate test

Earlier this year, left-wing climate activists at 350 Spokane signed a proclamation demanding the U.S. stop using not only fossil fuels, but also hydro, nuclear and even waste-to-energy generation – …


Guest Opinion: Welcoming refugees, our neighbors, is the Christian thing to do

The church I pastor has a growing friendship with Afghan refugees resettled here through World Relief Spokane, and these new neighbors are helping us follow Jesus. June is World Refugee …


Guest Opinion: When you talk, they listen

Back in the 1980s, there was a brokerage firm called E.F. Hutton that had one of the better advertising slogans of the decade: “When E.F. Hutton talks, people listen.” Believe …


Guest Opinion: Cities are leading state on climate change

Summer is usually the time for backyard barbecues, afternoon swims and easy living. Unfortunately, we’re now at a time of anticipating wildfire and smoke season, increasingly dangerous heatwaves and drought. …


Outside Voices: Participation in 2020 Census is important

The participation of every person in the 2020 Census is important for you, your community and the nation. It’s very likely this isn’t the first time you have been told …


Guest Opinion: Tribes deserve seat on transit commission

The Spokesman-Review editorial (“Tribes don’t merit seat on transit commission,” June 16) highlights a disappointing missed opportunity to build relationships between tribal and local governments. Among the divisive words, the …


Guest Opinion: Support the Women’s World Cup team

The U.S. women’s soccer team outperforms its male counterpart but earns less – like women in every other field.


Guest Opinion: Flexible Washington college grant focuses on the needs of students

For nearly a decade, we have made the case in these pages for full funding of Washington’s signature student aid program, the State Need Grant. In what we believe is …