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Re: “Who's In Charge?

Seriously? The former planning director was all talk. As much as people wanted to believe his words because he has an amazing gift for telling people what they want to hear, there's no substance. The mayor did the right thing.

A better analogy would be to cast Chesney as the tailor behind the "Emperor with no Clothes." Fortunately, he was let go before he caused a major embarrassment.

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Posted by thriller on 11/22/2014 at 10:19 PM

Re: “What We Aren't

i am trying to love it. i want to buy a home here and fight the good fight. issue i have is it seems to toxic with no end in sight. stayed at holiday inn downtown overlooking the river....only to wake to views of the paint company spewing pollution (right next to the college!!! LMFAO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1)). Aluminum plant seeping to the aquifer . spokesman owned by paper company who pollutes 24/7, sure take a nice hike up high dr and watch the smokestack on the horizon...oh boy what fun.....swimming? good luck!!!! if somehow i am wrong feel free to advise.

Posted by bob on 11/22/2014 at 1:17 PM

Re: “Republicans' Last, Best Chance

The Republicans' landmark victories this month meant nothing and they must change their principles immediately despite their successes? Apparently it's now legal to smoke weed in Idaho, which is the only explanation for this column.

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Posted by muddydog on 11/21/2014 at 5:18 AM

Re: “Heating Up

For sake of discussion here I am going to state my race; negro/black(originally from Caribbean isle). I agree with the Abe's comment especially the first lines. For starters the quality of education in Spokane schools is far from the best in the country . This is coming from somebody who was exposed to schools with high standards, schools that challenged and stretched student's minds. A person cannot give you what he/ does not have. I must disappoint many by saying we do not have a racial issue in society. We have a human issue as someone told me some time back. I will go further by saying we have a spiritual issue, a sin issue(whether you are believer or not). I cannot legislate a person's heart. The law cannot make a person unafraid of another. I say this because much of "racism" and what we call "hate" is based on fear/insecurity. The law cannot force and direct our feelings. So prejudice, bias, subtle discrimination, profiling will always be with us. The only thing we can ask of government is to prosecute when we can prove access to opportunity in society was denied due to bias. Also enough mention of police and government. What about parenting-the white elephant in the room? Who is having babies, how prepared are they financially, emotionally, intellectually and spiritually? Easy to shift blame. Not fair.

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Posted by chickenteeth43 on 11/18/2014 at 12:49 PM

Re: “Still on Probation

Mr. Chesney can voluntarily waive any confidentiality surrounding his termination. Perhaps the Inlander can ask him if he will do so. If he won't, perhaps Condon's hands are tied and he can't discuss the circumstances. If Mr Chesney has been treated unfairly, why would he want to keep quiet?

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Posted by muddydog on 11/13/2014 at 2:08 PM

Re: “Heating Up

I am not really sure what Rachel means by "equitable education." How do you teach math, science, English, etc. differently to students based on race and ethnicity? Keep in mind that Spokane County population stats show that total non-Caucasian population is around 5%. That means that Asian, Hispanic, Native American and black populations are even smaller than that. When you have fairly small populations of these groups and spread them out over the whole county among a dozen different school districts, there are some practical problems in doing anything that is designed to reach those groups, assuming there is something that can or should be done.

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Posted by Abe on 11/13/2014 at 10:29 AM

Re: “Heating Up

Frustrated with perceived unresponsiveness from public school administrators? Advocate for more charter schools and tuition vouchers. These alternatives increase parents' choices, and choices lead to competition. Competition will necessarily improve customer service at schools, because dissatisfied customers can take their students and dollars elsewhere. No choice means no competition and less pressure to keep the parents/customers happy.

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Posted by muddydog on 11/13/2014 at 10:22 AM

Re: “Heating Up

Rachel, what if all available evidence persuades the Grand Jury that Officer Wilson did nothing wrong? Would you want the Grand Jury to indict him anyway just to keep the peace?

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Posted by Forrest on 11/12/2014 at 7:15 PM

Re: “On Trust

This was a great piece. I will definitely ponder it - thanks for your thoughts, as always, Luke!

Posted by Miranda Larson on 11/10/2014 at 4:46 PM

Re: “Numbers Tell the Story

Maybe there is an education party now. Certainly the Democrats got schooled. And Brownback--a tea party favorite-- beat the Democrat and the Rhinos from his own party.

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Posted by muddydog on 11/06/2014 at 10:50 PM

Re: “Real Solutions

She beat Pakootas by an 18% margin. The haters must be stewing in their own bile.

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Posted by muddydog on 11/06/2014 at 10:13 PM

Re: “Inferences Left Hanging

If Mr. Herold has any friends, they need to take turns accompanying him everywhere he goes for the next week or so. After the election results yesterday he may be at risk for harming himself.

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Posted by muddydog on 11/05/2014 at 7:45 AM

Re: “The Real Me

More evidence of Baumgartner's maturity level:

http://www.spokesman.com/photos/2014/nov/01/273151/

This is how children behave. This is not how I wish to be represented in Olympia -- by someone with the mentality of a smug frat bro. North By Northwest predates any contribution Baumgartner thinks he's made in our region.

Shame on this shameless self-promoter.

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Posted by getoutandvote on 11/02/2014 at 1:40 PM

Re: “Truth Scarier than Fiction

I know! It's so interesting. What a dichotomy where people think that job growth is sunanimous

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Posted by Kenny Barney on 10/31/2014 at 1:47 PM

Re: “Epic Fail on Ebola

If, as McGregor says, all our Ebola problems are because Congress will not confirm Murthy, well then perhaps Obama should nominate another candidate - and one that is acceptable to both parties (thus representing 98% of the population and not just the LIBERAL simple majority.) Oops - By the Way - Centers for Disease Control - now there is a story about how Big Government will protect us.

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Posted by Warren Walker on 10/31/2014 at 12:36 PM

Re: “Truth Scarier than Fiction

So, North Dakotan boom towns are a combination of Gangs of New York and Robocop, with explosive lightning? And they're going to cause two decades of growth and far less unemployment, and money? Okay, I'm willing to risk it. Likely many Dakotans are also willing to risk it, but feel free to explain to them how you know better Ms. Editorial Writer. By the way, that at the end there was the worst tagline ever. Try a classic: "WHO WILL SURVIVE...AND WHAT WILL BE LEFT OF THEM?"

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Posted by ChihuahuaRage on 10/30/2014 at 5:19 PM

Re: “Inferences Left Hanging

Who Knows Rich Cowan?? Certainly we don't from your article.... But you sure seem to dislike Mr Baumgartner with a passion. Partisan Politics to a fault.....Just wondering what your resume would be like Professor Herold..Do Not see many shining Marks on your Rate My Professors Page at Gonzaga...http://www.ratemyprofessors.com/ShowRatings.jsp?tid=496144#...But probably your detractors are all Republican.

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Posted by Anon on 10/30/2014 at 4:00 PM

Re: “The Real Me

Michael. Care to comment? I'd say you have a thin skin to go along with an outsized ego. Purely an observation. Based on the record.

http://www.seattlemet.com/news-and-profiles/publicola/articles/republican-us-senate-candidate-baumgartner-go-fuck-yourself

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Posted by reader on 10/30/2014 at 1:57 PM

Re: “The Real Me

Not gracious Michael. You got some well-deserved criticism. You didn't address any of it. You've taken far too much credit for the work of others, dressed up your resume to a fare-thee-well and are behaving like the GOP heir apparent. Perhaps a tad of humility is in order.

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Posted by citizenvoter on 10/30/2014 at 12:02 PM

Re: “Epic Fail on Ebola

Predictable commentary that polticizes the issue, and inaccurately at that. The Ebola czar appointed by President Obama is a political hack with no medical training and no background in public health. Neither this article nor the Administration addresses the risk of an outbreak in a reasoned, scientific way.

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Posted by muddydog on 10/29/2014 at 10:34 PM

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