Stories tagged: sue lani madsen
Sat., Aug. 17, 2019, 5 a.m.
Sue Lani Madsen: Representative’s tribal visit is a reminder that we have a system that works, even when it works slowly
Conflict or the potential for conflict attracts more media attention than harmony. That explains why some events on Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers’ calendar this week received news coverage, and others …
Sat., Aug. 10, 2019
With record low unemployment, there’s a place for any qualified worker. The key word is qualified. The challenge is effective – and legal – screening.
Sat., July 27, 2019
Candidates are deluged with a multitude of questionnaires, even if they aren’t seeking an endorsement.
Sat., July 20, 2019
People in rebellion don’t see value in respecting the system but feel entitled to what they want right now. Therapeutic communities like Teen Challenge transform the heart in addition to …
UPDATED: Fri., July 12, 2019, 10:07 p.m.
Comprehensive immigration reform needs to remove the barriers to the legal route. They are an incentive to play games with the refugee and asylum process.
Sat., July 6, 2019
The American Community Survey is carried out annually. It’s sent to a statistically determined random sampling of households in every county, every year instead of to all households every 10 …
Thu., July 4, 2019, 5 a.m.
Celebrating diversity is one of the six values adopted by the Spokane Public Library Board. If diversity is your highest value, all people and all viewpoints should be welcome.
UPDATED: Tue., June 11, 2019, 9:47 p.m.
Libraries promote reading, but Spokane Public Library’s story-hour theme based on drag queens takes a particular stand on gender fluidity.
Sat., June 1, 2019, 5 a.m.
An author who speaks out against gentification fails to make a rational case for denying access to transit, parks and odorless summer nights just to keep the rent low.
Sat., May 25, 2019, 5 a.m.
“How are the children,” Victor Rivas Rivers asked, quoting a traditional Masai greeting. It’s a measure of the health of the community. When children grow up experiencing abuse first or …
Sat., May 18, 2019, 5 a.m.
“Our commitment is to continually making things better. You can’t wake up every morning frustrated,” advised Jeff Thomas, CEO of Frontier Behavioral Health. Actually, you can, but it’s not healthy. …
Sat., May 11, 2019, 5 a.m.
He is now officially homeless. Thank you, mental health care “system,” you have done it again.
Sat., April 27, 2019, 5 a.m.
Sue Lani Madsen: Princeton professor explains why Trump is a ‘useful vehicle to think about Constitutional crises’
When Keith Whittington studied the impeachment process in graduate school, he figured no one would ever be interested in such a dusty old topic. Then President Bill Clinton was impeached.
Sat., April 20, 2019, 5 a.m.
Sue Lani Madsen: Pre-planning by fire departments makes the difference between a chance to rebuild and total loss
Everything went according to plan at the Cathedral of Notre Dame last week. Except for the part where a fire broke out.
Sat., April 13, 2019, 5 a.m.
Sue Lani Madsen: Washington’s child care crisis is going to worsen as state chooses uniformity over diversity
The child care crisis is about to get worse in Washington after new rules go into effect on August 1.
Sat., April 6, 2019, 5 a.m.
Sue Lani Madsen: Sometimes doing business the American way means dancing in a mindless bureaucratic ballet
Let’s say you want to start a new business after retirement, and you do it the American way. You get a business license and liability insurance, check state and local …
Sat., March 30, 2019, 5 a.m.
On Monday, a meeting set up by a statewide grassroots group called “Washington Strikes Back 1639” drew more than 100 citizens to the Davenport Memorial Hall in Lincoln County, as …
Sat., March 23, 2019, 5 a.m.
A blue sedan turned into the side street as our patrol car pulled up to the stop sign, the driver frantically waving for attention. It had so far been an …
Sat., March 16, 2019, 5 a.m.
What do you get when a state bureaucrat, two ranchers and a pair of environmentalists walk into an Olympia hearing room? Sometimes, a consensus for policy change. Unfortunately, the Governor’s …
Sat., March 9, 2019, 5 a.m.
When the Spanish flu went viral in 1918, it didn’t mean trending on Twitter. Before vaccines, antibiotics, better sanitation and clean water, the leading cause of death was infectious disease. …
Sat., Feb. 16, 2019, 5 a.m.
Blowing and drifting snow made it impossible to get home from Spokane last Saturday. It was a tough day, and not because of the weather. Five judges interviewed 19 high …
Sat., Feb. 9, 2019, 5 a.m.
Sue Lani Madsen: Defending livelihood more important than bending to public perception when it comes to wolves
“How do you tell
Sat., Feb. 2, 2019, 5 a.m.
Less than a month old and the Spokane fair elections ordinance has already drawn fire. The target is its chief proponent, City Council President Ben Stuckart.
Sat., Jan. 26, 2019, 5 a.m.
Going viral can be deadly. In “The Great Influenza,” a history of the 1918 pandemic, author John M. Barry describes a century of research to isolate the origin of the …
Sat., Jan. 19, 2019
Spokane Councilman Breean Beggs described it as “the end of the beginning.” In opening remarks at the last in a series of four housing policy forums, Beggs pointed to the …
Sat., Jan. 12, 2019
In the case of post-abortion stress syndrome (PASS), politics has superseded medicine.
Sat., Dec. 29, 2018
The brief December interregnum is over. For political parties and elected officials, the end of one campaign means it’s time to launch the next. A dozen candidates have already filed …
Sat., Dec. 22, 2018
Local talk radio personality Rick Rydell has been off the air in Spokane for two years. He abruptly announced he was taking a sabbatical from KXLY in December 2016, amid …
Sat., Dec. 15, 2018
It’s possible to develop decent policy without formal stakeholder meetings or a multiyear million dollar study by experts. But it’s difficult-to-impossible without a good definition of the problem. A problem …
Sat., Dec. 8, 2018
If you’re unfamiliar with the phrase, or with the acute hearing of dogs, a dog whistle refers to a sound pitched so high only a dog can hear it. When …