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Beth Robinette and Lindell Haggin: Empower farmers to lead on climate

With every new report, it becomes more and more clear that the biggest threat to people, wildlife and our communities is climate change. Last fall, two major studies came out …


Tim Campbell cartoon

Tim Campbell cartoon for Feb. 27, 2020.


Josh DiLuciano: Smart meters are an investment in our future

Readers of The Spokesman-Review are likely already aware that Avista began installing smart meters for its Washington customers last year. Designed to align both with changes in the industry and …


Joe Heller

Cartoon for February 26.


Ian Fisher: Bernie Madoff wants leniency. My dad received none.

As the son of a convicted embezzler who died in prison, I have a unique perspective on Bernie Madoff’s request for compassionate release.


Jeff Danziger

Cartoon for February 25.


Clay Bennett

Cartoon for February 24.


Michael Ramirez

Cartoon for February 24.


Lisa Benson

Cartoon for February 24.


Leonard Pitts Jr.: Living in post-integrity America

It is worth noting that every person Donald Trump pardoned or gave clemency came to his attention not through the normal machinery of government, but through inside connections or “were …


Joe Heller

Cartoon for February 24.


Michael Ramirez

Cartoon for February 23.


League of Women Voters of Washington: Redistricting update must get done in 2020.

We have an opportunity once every 10 years for our state to make any changes in Washington’s redistricting process. Now, in the 2020 legislative session, is our last chance to …


Joe Heller

Cartoon for February 23.


Editorial: Revise the noise ordinance so everyone understands the rules

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 …


Adam Schasel: Sick of supplemental levies? Then Invest in Idaho.

Teacher salary increases are a welcome relief, but our representatives aren’t doing their job bringing our funding formulas into the 21st century. Fortunately, Reclaim Idaho is picking up the Legislature’s …


Tom Toles

Cartoon for February 22.


Michael Ramirez

Cartoon for February 22.


Latah County officials: Idaho needs tax reform that benefits hardworking citizens

Property taxes have been a focus of the Idaho Legislative Leadership this session. What is needed is meaningful tax reform that rebalances our broken system.


Clay Bennett

Cartoon for February 21.


Jay Ambrose: Barr was right; the left was wrong

It is a sign of our times that Attorney General William Barr tried to do something right and some illiberal liberals, including not a few in the media, decided that …


Clay Bennett cartoon

Clay Bennett cartoon for Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020.


Reducing premature death from heart disease requires a broad approach

February is American Heart month. This acknowledges heart disease as the No. 1 cause of death in the United States, in spite of the incredible amount of resources put toward …


Lisa Benson cartoon

Lisa Benson cartoon for Feb. 19, 2020.


Elliott Nethercutt: Father’s 25 years led to satisfaction, no regrets

Just over 25 years ago, my father was sworn in to represent the 5th District of Washington. As I was reflecting on how the outcome of the 1994 election had …


Michael Ramirez

Cartoon for February 18.


Clay Bennett

Cartoon for February 17.


Tom Toles

Cartoon for February 17.


Joe Heller

Cartoon for February 17.


Lisa Benson

Cartoon for February 17.