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Paul K. Haeder 

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Paul Haeder is a contributing writer to The Inlander. He is a communications instructor at Spokane Falls Community College and a student in the Masters of Urban and Regional Planning program at Eastern Washington University.
  • Work In Progress
  • Work In Progress

      It made sense to me two weeks ago to write an impassioned column on Earth Day. Hell, four months back, when I was first tasked with the challenge of co-organizing a killer of a celebration around Earth Day 2010, I envisioned huge media fanfare, tens...
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  • Gutting Classrooms
  • Gutting Classrooms

    Higher education is a great leveler and — especially in these times — a safety net we can’t afford to tear apart
      His essay, describing how the unit he was in had to clean up the “mess” when his convoy accidentally hit an elderly woman carrying bread from a market, was gut-wrenching. “Â… [I]t was the first time I cried as a Marine Â… she reminded me of my mom back home.
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  • Color Spokane's U-District Green
  • Color Spokane's U-District Green

    The U-District could become a model of sustainable growth in the city. Just ask the Dutchman who runs Portland State.
      That was the message of the new president of Portland State University, Wim Weiwel — an expert on the role of universities in sustainable urban development — when he blew into town recently to impart his ideas to local politicians and business leaders.
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  • College, the Last Refuge
  • College, the Last Refuge

    Just when more people want to attend college, state governments are slicing higher-education budgets
      Unfortunately, that’s not what we’re seeing. Our students are a microcosm of American culture — and we just don’t know how to resist, or fi ght back anymore, according to clinical psychologist Bruce E. Levine in his book, Surviving America’s Depression Epidemic.
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  • Thank a Reporter
  • Thank a Reporter

    Journalists keep an eye on the prize, reporting on humanity’s contextualized struggle
      As we approach 2010, prognosticators will assess the breaking-news headlines of 2009: hemorrhaging employment, foreclosures, climate change, society’s struggle against corporations, Wall Street and banks, the continuing irrelevance of the Republican Party and all things tied to sports, celebrities and consumerism.
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  • Down for the Count
  • Down for the Count

    Newspapers are hurting, but journalism is still crucial
  • Before Its Time
  • Before Its Time

    Pondering the future over an oyster and a bottle of wine
  • Feed Your Head
  • Feed Your Head

    The words of Gandhi are still profound some 60 years after he uttered them: "To forget how to dig the earth and tend the soil is to forget ourselves."
  • We're Not Alone

      Luckily, there is a sea change i
  • Interview with David James Duncan

      PKH: Talk about writing, and young people trying to take a stab at writing as a career in a world of Flash videos and Internet messaging. We've got so much
  • Interview with David James Duncan

      & & PKH: Talk about writing, and young people trying to take a stab at writing as a career in a world of Flash videos and Internet m
  • The Buck Must Stop

      The Washington Environmental Council has devel
  • Sayonara, Snowpack

      & r & & & -- Rowland Howard (1876) & & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & U & lt;/span & ntil recently, global warming and th
  • Economies of Stale

      & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & "S & lt;/span & mall is beautiful" is an axiom lost on many Americans bent on acquiring more material goods at t
  • Global Forming

      But Sonia Shah, journalist and author of Crude: The Story of Oil, is mo
  • Cowboy Critic

      The Oprah reference is an accurate one for Lyman, t
  • SG - Outdoors

      to stay out till sundown, for going out, I found, was really going in. - John Muir & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & I & lt;/span & t's easy to have guilt-free, jamming summer fun around here even
  • Ghandi Meets Adam Smith

      "In my mind, the question is 'What is a g
  • Bly's Call to Duty

      & & by Paul K. Haeder & & & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & E & lt;/span & ach of his poems puts a chink in the armor of the war makers. Robert Bly's Friday night appearance at SFCC will be part touchstone for peace and part riling-up of the audience to bear witness a
  • War and Peace In Vietnam

      Flying into Vietnam 10 years ago brought back the phone call my family received that my father had been shot by the Viet Cong. That was 1969, and I was a 13-year-old fighting schoolmates because I didn't support the war in Indochina. Even
  • Bird Stamp

      She holds the glassy rock from Deep Creek Canyon -- chipped from 16 million-year-old Columbia River Plateau basalt -- while watching the sea west toward Tulum, sifting hues of blues and greens into the coral reef where tangs and pa

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