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Paul Turner: Staring at the water an oft-overlooked pastime

Swimming, boating and straddling those aquatic crotch rockets, it’s all fine. But when people talk about the Inland Northwest’s love of lake life, I sometimes think they overlook what just …


Paul Turner: Blame the coyote

Around here, just who are the usual suspects?


Paul Turner: A few alternatives for measuring time

Labor Day is seven weeks from today. But that’s simply going by the calendar. How quickly will it


Paul Turner: Combing through nominees for Inland Northwest Bald Man of the Year

Let’s hear from bald men and a few of those who remember the moon landing this week in 1969.


UPDATED: Wed., July 11, 2018

Paul Turner: Dialing in was real adventure back in the day

So I apologize if I made it sound as if the West was a radio wasteland back in the day.


UPDATED: Tue., July 10, 2018

Paul Turner: Babies’ names offered snapshot of community

Say what you will about the newspaper. This is our community, too. No one here at Riverside and Monroe wants to see anything bad happen to a single child.


UPDATED: Mon., July 9, 2018

Paul Turner: Of backyard magpies, raccoons, moose … and eagles?

Anyone seen a pterodactyl in Browne’s Addition? Or maybe just a moose?


Paul Turner: In defense of men underfoot

I’m not saying men always get blamed for everything.


Paul Turner: Could you be 2018’s Inland Northwest Bald Man of the Year?

Today we set about identifying the 2018 Inland Northwest Bald Man of the Year.


Paul Turner: Ground rules for mowing my lawn

Every once in a while a mumbling kid will show up on our porch and ask if I would like to have our lawn mowed.


Paul Turner: How to talk when we talk about Hoopfest

Here’s a quick guide to the sort of Hoopfest stories your co-workers and others will actually want to hear from you today.


Paul Turner: The thoughts that follow in the wake of violence

This is a nation populated with an alarming number of broken, unhinged people. Many of them have guns. You knew that. But have you considered what it’s doing to the …


Paul Turner: Time to consider those midyear resolutions

So it’s time again to consider your Second Half of the Year Resolutions.


Paul Turner: Don’t forget the sounds of summer

What is summer’s signature sound? Open the freezer and see.


Paul Turner: Enough about your caffeine addiction

Speaking on behalf of those of us who are not addicted to coffee, there’s something I’d like to say to a few of those who are. Shut up already.


Paul Turner: A special quiet at the Little Bighorn battlefield

The Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument makes you wonder.


Paul Turner: Not just another roadside attraction

There used to be two kinds of families.


Paul Turner: Good luck keeping kids to their books this summer

What are adults using in 2018 to scare kids into making academic progress over the summer?


Paul Turner: Questions for my father

Father’s Day doesn’t lose its significance just because your own father is gone.


Paul Turner: About that missing invitation to the lake

Why don’t you get invited to friends’ lake places? See if you think one of these multiple-choice options might be the explanation.


Paul Turner: Encourage students to say ‘Thank you’ to a great teacher

Is there a teacher who made a difference? The last week of school is a chance for students to say “Thank you.”


Paul Turner: Street Music Week is back this week and deserves your support

Street Music Week is practically a Spokane institution. And it’s not just a downtown thing. You can hear performers in the Garland District and Coeur d’Alene.


Paul Turner: Finding that Spokane connection

Here in Spokane, two strangers might not want much to do with one another. But place those same individuals in Florida or Texas wearing their Cougs shirts and, well, you …


Paul Turner: Perhaps ‘Spokane Man’ should find himself a local biker babe

Should “Spokane Man” and “Spokane Woman” go on a date?


Paul Turner: It’s not just politics that divide us – so do sweet onions, beards and pool water

When it is suggested that there are two kinds of people in the Spokane area, it’s tempting to think of politics. But there are more dividing lines than that.


Paul Turner: Maintaining that slim population margin over Tacoma

Pregnancy is a serious business, and no one in Spokane should be trying to have babies just so the Lilac City can maintain its slim population lead over Tacoma. But …


You know Inland Northwest lake waters are too cold for swimming when …

This comes up every year in the Inland Northwest. When are area lakes OK for comfortable swimming?


Paul Turner: The cure for condiment fever

The unofficial start of summer arrives with a question.


Paul Turner: Spokane’s special love affair with summer

Hard as it might be for some of your Spokane friends and neighbors to believe, summer isn’t everyone’s favorite season.


Paul Turner: This ain’t no TV Western here, pardner

Here’s something nobody ever asks: What are the essential differences between old-time TV Westerns and Spokane in 2018?