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The Slice: When .com, .net, .edu just won’t do

There’s a ring to the .ca boom.


Paul Turner: Rooting for the home team in Spokane is a choice

Spokane’s geographic isolation has one sometimes overlooked benefit. If you live here, you can freely root for whatever pro sports teams you desire. You can pick and choose.


The Slice: Minor misery loves company

As a general rule, I cannot recommend aging.


Paul Turner: Predawn hours offer proof that running is in our Spokane DNA

Bloomsday may be months away, but every morning the groups of runners setting out on their Spokane routes are worth saluting.


Paul Turner: Spokanite, Spokanian, Spokanoid? Maybe it’s time we settle on a name

I’ve been writing about this longer than some of my colleagues have been alive. And yet, the matter remains unresolved. What do you call a Spokane resident?


Paul Turner: Don’t let Resting Spokane Face ruin another Christmas

This most joyous of days can pose a special challenge for some of us. That’s because of Resting Spokane Face.


Paul Turner: Day before will be like any other

The day before the world changes might be a day much like today.


Paul Turner: As darkness descends on the Northwest, get outside to beat the blues

Before you dismiss the idea of wintertime blues as some weak-kneed nonsense foisted on us hardy Northwesterners by trembling transplanted Californians, you might want to consider this: We all know …


The Slice: I’ll have to figure out what this person would win

The Slice column for Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2017.


Paul Turner: Thanksgiving celebration scenarios are endless

Who will be the MVP of your Inland Northwest Thanksgiving celebration? Go ahead and make your prediction.


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 1, 2017

Paul Turner: Do you forgo becoming snowbird out of fear of Spokane burglars?

I had asked readers what’s keeping them from becoming snowbirds. Assuming they are retired and could afford it, et cetera.


Paul Turner: Spokane knows the true value of old cars

I’ve crossed paths with all sorts of people in Spokane who, for one reason or another, just never got rid of an old car.


Paul Turner: Mike Leach is preparing Cougar fans for politics at the Thanksgiving table

We in the Inland Northwest have had a dress rehearsal for sports at the Thanksgiving table already, thanks to Washington State University football.


Need to unplug for a while? Take a walk with a four-footed friend

No matter what confusion and complications the day presents, walking the dog offers a chance to chill and hit the reset button.


UPDATED: Sat., April 1, 2017

Paul Turner: Incredible atmosphere for Spokane, Gonzaga glory

You saw it. But Nick Russell heard it. He was one of the thousands of Zags fans making noise. A lot of noise. One of Spokane’s biggest days played itself …


Writer refutes ‘boring’ label given to Post Falls

Online reporter Chanse Watson of the Idaho Panhandler didn’t appreciate a website that ranked his hometown of Post Falls as the second-most boring one in Idaho. How can Post Falls …


The Slice: Buckle up for the ride of your life

I recently was taking some medications that prevented me from driving a car. It made me take a hard look at how I behaved as a passenger. I have my …


The Slice: Long road to recovery

Editor’s note: The Slice columnist Paul Turner has been on medical leave for six weeks. Today, he writes about the medical emergency that sidelined him. He will return to his …


The Slice: Barking at the car wash

Steve Webbenhurst was driving behind a pickup that had two dogs tethered in the back. When the truck turned into a car wash, Webbenhurst couldn’t help but wonder if the …


The Slice: Everything starts with the socks

If you want to have a decent social life in Spokane, you need to have presentable socks. At least at this time of year.


The Slice: Camera doesn’t add 10 feet

Some Spokane TV news reporters don’t set the bar high for what qualifies as a “massive” tree. Let’s move on.