Will November bring new profiles in courage?

Will November bring new profiles in courage?

Some things in politics, we're told, are like gravity. They're unchangeable truths, for better or worse.

On the Street

Who's your favorite Gonzaga player of all time?
KAMEA SANDSTROM My favorite Gonzaga basketball player is Rui [Hachimura], because he's always determined and smiling when he's playing the game.

Bloomsday Training Clinics, Garden Prep and more

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Get ready for Bloomsday 2018 (this year on Sun, May 6) at free community training clinics. Free, register online.

Our sitting congresswoman has a lot to answer here about her unconditional support of Donald Trump

Lisa Brown's campaign against Republican Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers is proceeding about as predicted: Rodgers has more money, while Brown is closing in. But as for press coverage and what passes for policy debates?

Readers react to Phil Tyler news, death with dignity cover story

Letters to the editor
THE CORRECT RESPONSE IS AN APOLOGY In response to the controversy surrounding your story about Phil Tyler ("History of Violence," 3/1/18), first I'd like to say bravo for bringing to light a subject many will probably not.

Black Panther offers a radical, new portrait, blowing up tired tropes

One of the pictures permanently etched in my mind and on my heart is of a young boy, in a plaid jacket; he is brooding with big, brown eyes, deep in thought as he responds to a series of questions prompting him to choose between a black doll and a white doll. "Show me the doll that you would like to play with."

International Women's Day

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Spokane's 2018 celebration focuses on the power of letting women's voices be heard. The event features workshops, a resource fair and keynote speech by Sandy Williams, local activist and creator of the Black Lens newspaper.

From the census to gerrymandering, citizens must demand honesty if we want America to thrive

This year, the Trump administration's Justice Department announced plans to include on upcoming census forms the question of whether the person filling out the form is an American citizen. Some assert that the question intends to identify noncitizens for immigration purposes.

Readers respond to breastfeeding on the job, new millennial research

Letters to the editor
Readers respond to our news article about a Spokane County employee who left her job because she found it difficult to pump breast milk ("A Power Struggle," 3/1/18). Vicki Forslund Bordieri: It's 2018 people!

On The Street

JESSICA RIMESTAD It would be my husband.

Beyond a lack of political will, the deep freeze on gun violence research is willful ignorance

It wasn't panic, but the woman looked concerned. She was running toward my son and me as we made our daily walk down the path to his kindergarten class.

Up-and-coming Silicon Valley company finding human resources it needs to grow in Spokane

Yet another leading technology company has quietly opened an office in downtown Spokane. Egnyte, based in Mountain View, California, took two floors above Luigi's in 2017 and expects to employ 100 people soon.

Saving salmon talk, Parade of Nations and more

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Earth Ministry and Save Our Wild Salmon host a discussion and light Lenten lunch with farmers, commercial fishermen, Native Americans and faith leaders to discuss concerns surrounding salmon recovery in the Columbia Basin. Sun, March 4, from noon-3 pm.

Readers respond to black market weed, WA legislators' secrecy

Letters to the editor
Readers respond to our blog post about Washington lawmakers changing public-records law to exempt themselves from sharing information ("WA Legislature Praises Itself for Expanding Legislative Transparency. Media and open government groups call BS," 2/23/18):

On the Street

What's your favorite book from childhood, and why?
ANDREA SWANSON: From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler. I liked it, because I thought it would be cool to escape to the Metropolitan Museum of Art and stay overnight.

Wallowing in angst of being rejected by a faceless entity I didn't care about until it rejected me

I remember the day I found the job listing. Among all the listings posted on Craigslist that day for positions I was wildly unqualified for or completely uninterested in or that paid shockingly little or, frequently, all three, the listing for a part-time dishwasher position at Red Lobster stood out as, like, very whatever.


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Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition

Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition @ Northwest Museum of Arts & Culture

Tuesdays, Thursdays-Sundays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Wednesdays, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Continues through May 20

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