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Americans think fake news is big problem, blame politicians

Half of U.S. adults consider fake news a major problem, and they mostly blame politicians and activists for it, according to a new survey.

Spokane Bishop Thomas Daly calls on local Catholic politicians to examine abortion positions before worshiping

The bishop’s writing is drawn from Catholic canonical law, but local lawmakers said Monday they found the statement divisive as several states across the country re-examine their laws governing abortion …

‘Fake news’ smear takes hold among politicians at all levels

An Idaho state lawmaker urges her constituents to submit entries for her “fake news awards.” The Kentucky governor tweets #FAKENEWS to dismiss questions about his purchase of a home from …

UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 8, 2017

Zombies to pop culture icons top Halloween favs for Spokane costume shops

What’s popular in Spokane and Coeur d’Alene this Halloween? You’ll likely see zombies, scary political figures, and the latest pop-culture characters.

UPDATED: Wed., May 17, 2017

Report: House GOP leader suggested Putin was paying Trump

House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy suggested last year to fellow top Republicans that Russian President Vladimir Putin was paying Donald Trump, according to a published report. A spokesman for McCarthy …

Looking Back: Opinions from past add perspective

Looking Back reviews opinions published in The Spokesman-Review during this week in history. Berlin Olympics, Aug. 6, 1936

AP explains: Why do Republicans say sky is falling? Is it?

The United States depicted at the Republican National Convention is a scary place. It is wrenched by economic uncertainty, political dysfunction, runaway immigration, violent streets and existential threats from abroad. …

Shawn Vestal: Legislators not entitled to free lunch

Some ethical purists are concerned about all the free lunches – and free dinners, and free breakfasts, and free drinks, and free golf, and free heavy apps at free receptions …

Doug Clark: Council candidate’s residency dispute alarming

In that ongoing comedy called Spokane politics, a new star is rising. His name is Mark Hamilton.

For candidates, it’s time to be official

Everyone thinking about running for political office this year, take note: You have less than a week to make up your mind. Everyone talking about running and acting like they’re …

Doug Clark: Wayward snow toss will cost you

In the latest example of your busybody government at work, Spokane’s City Council has decided to make outlaws out of we citizens who dare toss snow into the streets. Weird. …

Doug Clark: When politicians converge, kiss your assets goodbye

This has been a week of chilling developments. No. Not all hell breaking loose in Egypt. I’m talking about real bad news.

He refuses to apologize, but Rammell’s one sorry guy

There was a time back in my naive younger days of journalism when the imbecilic behavior of politicians would confound me. “How can these so-called leaders be such embarrassing clods?” …