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Re: “Time To Move On

The Inlander was once a proud, prize-winning light of investigative and justice-advocacy journalism. Sadly, it has lost the courage to print anything the least bit controversial, joining the ranks of sell outs like NPR - Not Particularly Relevant. But it will always tell us where to eat . . .

Posted by Yak Maninoff on 10/19/2014 at 9:14 AM

Re: “The People's Court

I ran for Prosecutor against Steve Tucker four years a ago and I know Larry Haskell. There is a great difference between the two. Larry knows the people and the system. He is committed to protecting our community and making change happen. Frank Malone

Posted by Frank Malone on 10/18/2014 at 7:37 PM

Re: “Roadmap to Progress

This is laughable! What else can you say about it?

Posted by JPhi on 10/18/2014 at 3:50 PM

Re: “Time To Move On

I think that education on the issues at hand and doing an educated/non-biased Pro vs. Con on each candidate is much more helpful to the Inlander readers versus actual endorsements. The reality is that I am not going to vote for someone just because a paper endorses them. One thing that I can say is that I won't be voting for Larry Haskell...because I am sick of reading his wife's rude comments on every election news story. One would think that his campaign advisors would have addressed this with her but clearly not. editor can PERSONALLY endorse a candidate and not put endorsements in their publication. Food for thought....

Posted by food4thought on 10/18/2014 at 11:57 AM

Re: “Time To Move On

This is a huge mistake! I wonder if the Cowells got to Ted Jr. to prompt such a decision?

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Posted by JPhi on 10/18/2014 at 11:49 AM

Re: “Time To Move On


"Thanks to Ted McGregor Jr., Publisher of the Inlander, for the powerful endorsement!"

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Posted by Lila Pearl on 10/17/2014 at 8:31 AM

Re: “Time To Move On

Lila, are you surprised? It's an issue of integrity. Larry Haskell has it. Ted McGregor Jr. doesn't.

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Posted by DPA on 10/16/2014 at 9:51 PM

Re: “Time To Move On

What a crock! You didn't endorse Beggs and say "beware of Larry Haskell" without ever meeting Mr. Haskell or ever speaking with him? You might want to rein in your altruistic view of yourself.

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Posted by Lila Pearl on 10/16/2014 at 2:15 PM

Re: “Spokane's Cultural Spring

I want to hear more about the death and decay that must be composted to make a season of optimal growth. It sounds like that's where the fun is.

Posted by RobertHaroldIsAFruit on 10/15/2014 at 5:31 PM

Re: “Roadmap to Progress

Really George? You "fixed" America's problems? Was that when you shut down the government or when you repealed Glass-Steagall or when you labeled Clinton's attempts to eliminate Osama Bin Laden as diversions from your unending witch hunt, err ... impeachment investigations? If by "fix" you mean setting the nation up for a massive terrorist attack and financial meltdown then thanks but no thanks. And for the record, none of the points in the contract were ever enacted into law. Not even term limits. Point 4 of your column concludes with "The public despises hypocrisy." How betrayed they must have felt when you couldn't even stay committed to your own pledge of term limits. Revisionist hack commentary is seeping from your pores like cold sweat. Unfortunately, the editors of the Inlander continue to allow it to drip on to their pages.

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Posted by John N. on 10/11/2014 at 9:33 PM

Re: “Spokane's Cultural Spring

What's the authors point? She starts off talking about how she's been trying to leave and then never makes it clear why she's excited to live here. Is this part of an ongoing series or a personal journal entry?

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Posted by Jimmy on 10/10/2014 at 12:15 PM

Re: “A Part of Us All

Immigration reform is an issue that all Americans should be concern about. Someone crossing the border is an "alien" an "illegal", however once their body is laying in the dessert suddenly that unknown person because a mystery and important. It does not make sense to me! I come from an immigrant house hold which I always fear that one day my mother can be deported. My mother is undocumented my father is not in the picture she is the only person who provides for my younger siblings and someone who works in warehouses someone who works in the fields. Sometimes this person that everyone seems to call illegal is picking vegetables fruits that everyone eats someone who pays taxes. I am the oldest and EWU student I am fortunate to be able to attend college and be the first to come to college, yet I know many students who would want to come to college but because their status is illegal life is literally on hold. Immigration is a race issue I think and if people don't acknowledge it is just going to keep destroying families and incarcerations will be increasing. I am an activist, I have participated in civil disobedience because I am not the only one who faces similar issue that I do. Professor Dolezal thank you for sharing that stamen of immigration reform!

Posted by Stephanie Fuentes on 10/10/2014 at 8:33 AM

Re: “Spokane's Cultural Spring

Great read Rachel. Thanks for joining us at the "Coffee Talk". We appreciate the opportunities and challenges of tackling such important issues with intelligent, passionate voices in our city. There is always good, hard work with any harvest of goodness. I think we all can improve our own narratives through engaging different perspectives and experiences. All our stories make up the big story of Spokane, the good, the bad and the ugly. There are a lot of different views of Spokane depending on where you live, study, play, work and worship. Thanks for adding your voice and story to the gathering at Indaba and for the shout out here as well.

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Posted by Eric Blauer on 10/10/2014 at 8:14 AM

Re: “Spokane's Cultural Spring

I'm thrilled to see the amazing work of Spokane Faith & Values being honored here. I encourage other Spokanites to visit to find out how they can take part in upcoming Coffee Talks or even to lend their voices as a contributor.

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Posted by Tiffany McCallen on 10/10/2014 at 7:57 AM

Re: “A Nutty Gun Policy

I'm a white female thats going to college, and honestly, I don't feel the need to carry a gun around on campus. I understand that there are rights, and I agree with firearms wholeheartedly. However I agree with Professor Dolezal. That makes me feel less safe on campus honestly. I wouldn't want to be sitting in a classroom knowing that anyone could just be carrying a firearm. You hear about shootings and things, but some of them come from the students too. For example Columbine. Those were students that killed the 15 people! Whats hard about this argument is that we can't be 100% positive the firearms would be used ONLY for safety reasons. I think it's okay to be able to have gun rights, but not in schools.

Posted by summicko on 10/09/2014 at 11:48 PM

Re: “Camp Culture

I am a Recreation Management major at Eastern, with a passion for camps and what they can do to build confidence as well as develop life long relationships. So I was immediately drawn to this article. I believe so heavily in how it can change someones life. I had no idea that a camp like this existed. I think it is amazing. I am a female and I remember the ages of 10-14 and recall how difficult they can be. I was never discriminated on for my race however I am aware of the hardships. I can only imagine they bonds they are building with their peers and teachers. I hope camps like this can continue to grow all over Spokane. Reading this made me regain faith in humanity. With all the horrible things going on in this world it is nice to see an event that is so positive

Posted by Danae on 10/09/2014 at 10:40 PM

Re: “The People's Court

It is disappointing that you pick a few examples of the thousands of cases successfully prosecuted (and thousands more that are declined for reasons that may never be made public) in the Spokane County Prosecutors Office and label the “Elected” - thus all within his purview - ineffectual toadies. I do not speak for my office but I hope I speak for my profession when I remind voters that the Rules of Professional Conduct specifically bar prosecutors from extrajudicial commentary regarding active investigations and cases. There is a pretty good reason for this prohibition – fairness to the accused. We are not allowed to inflame public opinion lest we want to deal with trials moved to other counties, reversals on appeal and sanctions … or worse … from the Washington State Bar Association. Larry Haskell came back to our office in 2013 when the opportunity arose to change our leadership. Yet you dismiss his 42 year history of public service as “status quo” without even considering his record on its own merits. Your readers deserve better than what you have presented.

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Posted by Sharon Hedlund on 10/09/2014 at 7:25 PM

Re: “The People's Court

"Steve Tucker was the prosecutor, and he did a poor job. Breean Beggs is running for prosecutor, and he isn't Steve Tucker. Because he isn't Steve Tucker, Breean Beggs will do a good job as prosecutor, and you should vote for Breean Beggs." Really? That's the best that can be said for Beggs? That's the best critical thinking and analysis the Inlander can bring to the issue? Is the Inlander endorsing him or damning him with faint praise?

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Posted by muddydog on 10/09/2014 at 4:23 PM

Re: “Spokane's Cultural Spring

When a leader in business, politics or any other area wants to implement change, their chances of success increase if they frame the issue positively rather than negatively. Instead of saying that "bad things are being done by bad people and we/ you must stop them or we/you are bad, too" it's better to say "it would be great if we did the following good things, and these are the positive outcomes if we do the good things." To be specific, fewer people will respond favorably if they're told that Spokane is racist and must do the following to stop/avoid being racist. Rather, they should be told that Spokane is a great place, populated by people of good will, and would be even better for specific, demonstrable reasons if it did x,y, or z. The tone of this piece is an improvement compared to its predecessors.

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Posted by muddydog on 10/09/2014 at 2:04 PM

Re: “Sit-Lying to Ourselves

I doubt most people consider homeless panhandlers an asset to the "vibrancy" of a city. But hey, import a bunch of them from Portland, San Francisco, and Seattle. Fill Spokane with them. You'll make Spokane so vibrant that people will be ecstatic.

Yet another example of the mental disorder of liberal thinking.

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Posted by Shelly on 10/09/2014 at 1:40 PM

Recent Comments

  • Re: Time To Move On

    • The Inlander was once a proud, prize-winning light of investigative and justice-advocacy journalism. Sadly, it…

    • on October 19, 2014
  • Re: The People's Court

    • I ran for Prosecutor against Steve Tucker four years a ago and I know Larry…

    • on October 18, 2014
  • Re: Roadmap to Progress

    • This is laughable! What else can you say about it?

    • on October 18, 2014
  • Re: Time To Move On

    • I think that education on the issues at hand and doing an educated/non-biased Pro vs…

    • on October 18, 2014
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