Into Greener Pastures

Into Greener Pastures

How retail cannabis could encourage a more civil society in Spokane
When I was looking for housing a year ago, several friends urged me to stay away from Spokane due to rising crime rates, drug busts, gang activity and escalating poverty in the area.

Milestones in the Road

Even as our lifespans grow, what adds up to a life well-lived remains the same
In a perverse way, obituaries are one of the most meaningful features of any newspaper.

Stuck in a Box

Call it the fog of summer, but America has tuned out the bad news coming out of Iraq.

Soccer Conspiracy

Watch it, socialist hippie soccer lovers of the world, or we'll unleash John "Bomb 'Em" McCain on you
It's been a weird couple of weeks for our right-wing media.

Fireworks of Freedom

Publisher's Note
It's easy for events like D-Day to fade into soft focus, losing their hard, defining edges.

Help from Corpse and Johnny

What Bazaar taught me about street kids
We've been told by business leaders and politicians that street kids deter commerce and pose a public nuisance.

Meltdown in Moscow

Problems within the Idaho Republican Party become the problems of the entire state
"Fiasco" was the word Betsy Russell used in the Sunday, June 15, Spokesman-Review to describe the collapse of the Idaho Republican Party Convention in Moscow.

Golden State of Mind

Publisher's Note
HOLLYWOOD, Calif. — Let's hear it for vacation!

Peak Ignorance

How far will humans go to avoid uncomfortable truth?
In Berlin, an eerily lifelike sculpture, almost fully submerged in water, features about 20 aging, pale men huddled in suits.

Not To Be Overlooked

It's time to thank Dr. John Moyer — deliverer of babies and defender of the Spokane River
If you haven't been down to Huntington Park, you're missing a gem.

Wrestling With The Truth

Publisher's Note
The breakout star of the current TV season is a big, amiable former wrestler who also happens to be a genius of an astrophysicist.

Blame Labrador

Why the Idaho Republican Party is crumbling
"This is as low as the party can go.

It Doesn't Add Up

President Obama dodges accountability for his failures too easily
A dangerous cultural trend is emerging from President Obama's presidency, and it sets an irresponsible tone for all Americans.

Paying It Forward

Publisher's Note
Certain members of our political class are terrible prognosticators.

Camp Culture

A new summer camp offers life coaching and cultural connections for girls in Spokane
Children flutter with excitement at the end of the school year, envisioning lazy mornings, theme parks, camping and lots of summer fun with friends.

The Warren Way

Our hermetically sealed Supreme Court justices may be incapable of delivering laws that unite us behind progress
Sixty years ago, on May 17, 1954, the U.S. Supreme Court handed down its decision in the case of Oliver Brown vs. the Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas.

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