Stories tagged: Shawn Vestal
Wed., Aug. 21, 2019, 5 a.m.
If anything, the growing condemnation of Matt Shea by local officials, in response to the latest details about our region’s foremost conspiratorial, paranoid, gun-worshipping, anti-government zealot, will just fuel his …
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 15, 2019, 7:46 a.m.
‘There are so many great writers in town’: Summer Stories contributors join readers at Northwest Passages event
Spokane authors got the chance to meet local readers and Spokane readers got a chance to hear from a slate of local writers Wednesday night, during a Northwest Passages Book …
Wed., Aug. 14, 2019
Everyone agrees we need affordable housing and services for the poor. Everyone has, they assure everyone else, a heart for the suffering among us. And everyone concludes, over and over …
Sun., Aug. 11, 2019
Every single day of 1999, the air was safe to breathe. Imagine.
Fri., Aug. 9, 2019, 5 a.m.
When she hears her father’s voice, Remi Marlow’s bright blue eyes find him across the room and lock on, tracking him with a broad smile. And when Dan Marlow spots …
UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 6, 2019, 11:15 p.m.
The early primary results included both signs of swing – chiefly in Nadine Woodward’s leap to the front of the mayor’s race and strong performances from other critics of the …
Sun., Aug. 4, 2019, 5 a.m.
Shawn Vestal: Despite delay, price hike, Central City Line holds great potential in itself and as a model
The people overseeing the Central City Line say the sharp recent increase in the project’s estimated budget is not a red flag marking an emerging boondoggle. In fact, they argue …
UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 2, 2019, 9:49 a.m.
Shawn Vestal: Explanations for letting man accused of ‘child torture’ off the hook aren’t a good excuse
Despite an explanation of the decision not the press charges against a man who has an extensive history of credible reports of abusing his three children, it remains inexplicable how …
UPDATED: Wed., July 31, 2019, 9:49 a.m.
Jim Valentine’s defense of the racist imagery he paraded through Coeur d’Alene’s Fourth of July celebration embodies the representative species of our racist moment – the “Who, me?” racist; the …
Fri., July 12, 2019, 4:59 a.m.
Nadine Woodward has distinguished herself as someone who seems to gaze upon the city from a castle window, viewing problems from an aloof, fearful distance. This is unfortunate if you …
Sun., July 7, 2019, 5 a.m.
Christopher Lawrence has seen massive social changes in the 50 years since the riots at the Stonewall Inn, and he’s helped a lot of those changes come about in Spokane …
Sun., June 30, 2019, 6 a.m.
The Spokesman-Review’s annual short-fiction series looks back 50 years to the Summer of ’69.
Sun., June 16, 2019, 5 a.m.
Would it surprise you to know that crime in Spokane – and crime downtown, in particular – is down significantly so far this year?
Fri., June 14, 2019
Women have every right to be offended and outraged when a man dons womanface.
Fri., June 14, 2019
As another academic year comes to a close, as schools mark the end of this season, celebrate graduations and promotions, and commence summer vacation, I remember all of my teachers.
Wed., June 12, 2019, 5 a.m.
When people try to co-opt blackface for their own unrelated political aims – by, say, comparing drag queens to blackface performers – it cynically reduces the historical crime of blackface …
Sat., June 8, 2019
I truly believe that so-called “nonteaching jobs” are incredibly important to ensuring the success of each student.
Fri., June 7, 2019, 5 a.m.
Each year, the athletics department’s accumulated deficit – the amount it “owes” to other departments at the school – grows. Today, for example, the school’s Board of Regents is expected …
UPDATED: Sat., June 1, 2019, 4:23 p.m.
People with housing – they’re everywhere, and their numbers are growing. Try not to overreact.
UPDATED: Fri., May 31, 2019, 4 p.m.
It might be the most gruesome garage sale in Spokane history. Zombie parts. Zombie goo. Bottles of blood. Heads and hands. Wigs and prosthetics. Racks and racks and racks of …
Wed., May 29, 2019, 5 a.m.
Time was, if Spokane went a-courtin’ in Seattle, trying to woo businesses and rich folk over to the dry side, it wouldn’t have raised a whisper of concern in the …
Fri., May 24, 2019, 5 a.m.
Who’s ready for summer? Swimming, grilling, camping, coughing …
Wed., May 22, 2019, 5 a.m.
Shawn Vestal: Universities should look at their out-of-classroom spending growth before they start slashing budgets
As Eastern Washington University wades into the thicket of budget cutting by 3.5% here and 3.5% there, there’s another percentage that’s worth consideration. One hundred and fifty-five percent.
Wed., May 15, 2019, 5 a.m.
Washington’s new law to establish safer standards on the highly flammable oil trains that pass regularly through Spokane – past hospitals, a high school, a freeway – is likely headed …
Sun., May 12, 2019, 5 a.m.
When I play the piano, I hit a lot of wrong notes. But I’m lucky to know, because my mom showed me, that if I keep trying, I’ll hit more …
Fri., May 10, 2019, 5 a.m.
Shawn Vestal: The 800 former federal prosecutors who signed a letter alleging Trump obstructed justice are heroes
The intensely counterfactual speech emerging continually from the White House and its emissaries is a crisis. No country built on self-governance can function when lies and misinformation, to say nothing …
UPDATED: Fri., May 3, 2019, 7:12 p.m.
The Kootenai County GOP’s hearty applause and embrace of a dangerous alt-right conspiracist over ‘free speech’ leaves one wondering if they would be similarly supportive of the late Richard Butler’s …
Wed., May 1, 2019, 5 a.m.
A superstitious person might wonder if there’s a curse on the Ridpath Hotel, whose history has been marked by saviors who turn out to be con men.
Tue., April 23, 2019, 5 a.m.
Guardian report suggesting Rep. Matt Shea supported surveillance of protestors should be enough for the GOP to push Spokane Valley legislator out of its ranks.
Fri., April 19, 2019, 5 a.m.
For the first time in decades, a steel-framed butterfly towers above the north-bank entrance to Riverfront Park.