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Comment Archives: stories: News & Comment

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.

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: “The Lives on the Bus

Welcome to my life.

Posted by AmericanErrorist on 11/22/2014 at 2:29 AM

Re: “'It Just Felt Right'

I'm so proud of her. What an insperation.

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Posted by Mirm Stevens on 11/21/2014 at 7:36 AM

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.

1 like, 1 dislike
Posted by muddydog on 11/21/2014 at 5:18 AM

Re: “The Lives on the Bus

EdZuck, it was a good story to work on. Thank you.

Posted by Young.Kwak on 11/20/2014 at 5:33 PM

Re: “The Lives on the Bus

Bandannas! One of Mark Richard's and the *legitimate business* community's concerns! That is so hilarious as to be a show stopper. Bandannas! My neighbor, graduate student and Master's candidate at a major university just left his house wearing a...bandanna! It's cold Mr. Richard -- maybe you haven't noticed that from your well-heated DSP office. Oh. And by the way, Spokane is a city. A municipality. Not a shopping mall. Yeesh.

Posted by urbandweller on 11/19/2014 at 2:11 PM

Re: “Money Men

"When you step off the edge of a cliff it is kinda hard to just walk away..." Should have refused the $7,000 increase in pay, me thinks?

Posted by schmidty on 11/18/2014 at 4:18 PM

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: “Fault Lines

It looks like the Stewarts and their minions were right.

Posted by Sir Knight on 11/17/2014 at 10:43 PM

Re: “Jesus' Food Truck

Yay Jesus! Good job. God Bless.

Posted by Amanda Ruiz on 11/17/2014 at 11:54 AM

Re: “The Lives on the Bus

As a bus rider, I wouldn't want The Plaza to move. I love the central location. It does need to be cleaned up though. Not just the people who loiter, but in design as well. I try not to go inside because it's too dark and crowded. Certain areas outside don't smell that great, especially during the summer. Having said all of that, however, I think the STA does a good job keeping things secure. I've never felt unsafe at the Plaza.

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Posted by Michael on 11/16/2014 at 11:17 AM

Re: “Money Men

Pleas help the homeless. Look at the mental illness, the racial slurs, the crimes against homeless, the bullying, the slurs and negative assumptions, their growing numbers, their dwindling resources as service organizations run out of money and facilities. Please look at our laws against the homeless that inmply the old saying, "out of site out of mind
".
This week(November 13-23rd is National Hunger and Homeless Awareness Week. Resolve to fight hunger, poverty, homelessness. Many people do not realize or know the facts. Twenty percent of the panhandlers do not use their money wisely. Eighty use it for food and clothes. Construction takes away many homeless dwellings. Some have lived there ofer twenty years. Look at Mr. Kohen's interview of Bruce Nunn on KHQ. Let's make a difference. Let the people of Spokane know and look for options. Organize a speaker's bureau if possible. There are many ways to fight hunger ad homelessness. I would like to see our city set a model for achieving the following goals: homes, medicines, physical and emotional/mental care for all poor and homelsess where they can be helped and in turn help others. Walk a mile with the homeless.

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Posted by Mary Ann Ashlock on 11/15/2014 at 10:44 AM

Re: “The Lives on the Bus

The "portraits of the plaza" slides and blurbs are very cool. Thanks to Young Kwak and the Inlander for including them with the article.

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Posted by EdZuck on 11/14/2014 at 12:54 PM

Re: “'Loss of Confidence'

Wouldn't this also apply to the officer that shot and killed the dog last summer in CDA? The City continues to hide behind the "personell matter" cover up.

Posted by Dennis Liming on 11/13/2014 at 9:18 PM

Re: “Reclaiming the West

Andy Rathbun: “I used to have nothing but lower-middle class,” he says."
You ought to be embarrassed by this ignorant, self-serving comment. The economic status of your neighbors is not the problem.

Posted by 3Es on 11/13/2014 at 8:00 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?

1 like, 1 dislike
Posted by muddydog on 11/13/2014 at 2:08 PM

Re: “Sweet Sisters

I worked with Tracy when i was at the Ridpath she was very proffesional and thz pastries top quality,living in France now i can say that some french pastry chefs and businesses have a lot to learn from those super ladies!

Posted by Charles Gatsby on 11/13/2014 at 12:37 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.

7 likes, 6 dislikes
Posted by muddydog on 11/13/2014 at 10:22 AM

Recent Comments

  • Re: Who's In Charge?

    • Seriously? The former planning director was all talk. As much as people wanted to believe…

    • on November 22, 2014
  • Re: What We Aren't

    • i am trying to love it. i want to buy a home here and fight…

    • on November 22, 2014
  • Re: The Lives on the Bus

    • Welcome to my life.

    • on November 22, 2014
  • Re: 'It Just Felt Right'

    • I'm so proud of her. What an insperation.

    • on November 21, 2014
  • Re: Republicans' Last, Best Chance

    • The Republicans' landmark victories this month meant nothing and they must change their principles immediately…

    • on November 21, 2014
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