How art speaks to life in this particular moment
For the last couple of months, I've been listening almost nonstop to the musical Hamilton. It's a masterwork that simultaneously celebrates our nation's origins and challenges us to be "young, scrappy and hungry" in building an ever more perfect union.
Here's hoping the new president fills the office with the grace and sense of tradition it requires
Donald Trump comes to the most powerful leadership position in the world lacking any governing experience, having put on display an astonishing level of self-serving cynicism, wrapped in narcissism and sustained by bullying. And then there are those nuclear weapons.
Letters to the Editor
Tara Dowd, I have been reading and agreeing with your editorials in the Inlander. Your sharp opinions are right on target.
Do Something: How to get involved with your community this week
Homeless people, or those at risk of becoming homeless, can find many of the services they need in one place on Jan. 24 at Spokane's Homeless Connect event.
What excites/concerns you about a Donald Trump presidency?
ELIZABETH GEORGE Excites you?
We'll be keeping an eye out for the Inland Northwest
Even in our polarized world, there are certain statements that are neither liberal nor conservative, neither criticism nor compliment. They’re simply facts.
Writers Resist, MLK Day activities and more ways to engage with your community
One of the most inviting efforts to share collective mourning and to get ready for the political activism needed now comes courtesy of Writers Resist, a nationwide movement of the literary-minded to "focus public attention on the ideals of a free, just, and compassionate society," according to the group's website, WritersResist.org. Local authors, poets and community organizers including Sharma Shields, Thom Caraway and the Spokane NAACP are part of the movement, and will be on hand for a literary throwdown Sunday, Jan. 15, at the Spokane Woman's Club (1428 W. Ninth) in solidarity with similar events across the country.
How Americans followed tradition when they voted for Trump
To think that an egotistical, ethnocentric, rich white guy is going to be sworn in as president is par for the course. Historically speaking, besides President Obama, this is exactly who Americans vote for time and time again.
Will you tip differently because of the minimum wage increase?
NICK GUIDA (Sandpoint, Idaho) I wouldn't.
America will be watching how Donald Trump delivers on the promises he made during the campaign
There are at least 14 benchmarks to look for after Donald Trump becomes America's 45th president; they'll define his presidency and determine how long Republicans remain as a congressional majority. They are:
Online reactions to news a Spokane County deputy involved in a deadly collision with Ryan Holyk won't face criminal charges
Jason Keedy: Another example of prosecutor's office and police having a much too comfy relationship. You see this in all of the police shootings.
Letter to the Editor
Your column in the Dec. 29 issue of the Inlander, "Time To Do Something," was for me just the opportunity I'd been waiting for, as I'd been wanting to tell the Inlander about my efforts over the last year to make a difference. This all started one day last spring: I was waiting in the car and observed the many vehicles idling through the various drive-thrus that I could see from my vantage point.
The Trump administration's regressive policies won't outweigh the progressive values embodied by our city and state
November 7, to say the least, was a shock for those of us working on social and environmental justice issues. Trump won.
How to work with your community this week
Intro To Activism As noted last week, we're dedicating this space to civic events, goings-on and opportunities to get involved.
A closer look at Spokane's entrepreneurial needs
HOW WOULD YOU GRADE SPOKANE'S SNOW-REMOVAL EFFORTS?
BLAKE BJERKE (NorthTown neighborhood) Grade: B