Good Eats

Good Eats

Programs aim to make fruits and vegetables more accessible for low-income community members
Gabriel Robinson really likes tomatoes. And broccoli.

'Out of Compliance'

Washington Supreme Court says legislature's effort to fund education falls short; plus, highway honors Freeman High hero
GRADE: INCOMPLETE Last week, the Washington Supreme Court gave a progress report on the state legislature's latest attempt to AMPLY FUND EDUCATION.

Hungry Decisions

Second Harvest is working to switch food banks in Eastern Washington and North Idaho to client choice
Just after 8 on a Tuesday morning, Loretta Kern starts pulling canned goods off a shelf and filling brown paper bags, which she places in a few grocery carts lined up along another aisle. Soon, she'll take each cart along the shelves, stacking up loaves of bread, a carton of milk, spaghetti squash, cereal and other items that people might need, then repeating the process with the next cart.

Taking Their Medicine

We know the best way to fight opioid addiction — so what's stopping us?
A collision with a logging truck, on a sunny December day in 1999, broke Mindy Harris' collarbone, lower back and three vertebrae in her neck.

'Where's Your Papers?'

Local attorneys are seeing immigration enforcement ramp up — especially around the Spokane Intermodal Center
Manel Perdomo struggles to stand from her seat on a Greyhound bus. A U.S. Border Patrol agent is waiting nearby.

Clearing the Field

Brown takes aim at McMorris Rodgers; plus, proposed tax abatement could spur growth in downtown Spokane
TAKING THE FIFTH It's difficult to undersell just how much of an underdog any Democrat will be going up against U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers.

The People Have Spoken

Results and analysis from last week's election
MOVE TOWARD MODERATION Ed Pace thought it would be a close race.

The Smell Test

After legalization, should the mere odor of marijuana be enough to kick a kid out of school?
In October, not long after she dropped her son off at Mary Walker High School, Sheila Goforth got a call. It was the school.

Mic Dropped

Stuckart gavels a city council meeting to an abrupt halt; plus, Eastern star QB arrested and Cathy's power vote

Words Matter

Spokane County Prosecutor Larry Haskell's attempt to treat people equally could inadvertently punish immigrants
In theory, a person is innocent until proven guilty — a notion that provides a bedrock for our justice system. In practice, that's not always the case.

South for the Winter

These Spokane-area bees hitch a ride to warmer, nuttier climes to help with a multibillion-dollar industry
As fluffy snowflakes dust fields northeast of Deer Park Saturday afternoon, a man in a yellow-and-black-striped hat finishes loading colorful wooden boxes onto his flatbed trailer. Will Olson crunches through the fresh snow as he secures the 30 or so beehives that spent the summer here on a friend's rural property, a few miles off Highway 395.

Blind Spots

Ten important stories being ignored by the mainstream media
The fight over "facts" — over what's true, what's not, who's lying and who's helping them lie — is being waged on a daily basis. At times, it seems as though the battle is for nothing less than the soul of America.

Her Too

Spokane City Council candidate Kate Burke speaks out about sexual harassment, and the disappointing reactions from people she admires
On that day in March last year, Kate Burke has no reason to think twice about letting Richard Rush into her home.

'Leading by Example'

Spokane County will no longer ask applicants about criminal records; plus, Stuckart proposes campaign-finance rules for city races

Homeward Bound

After a year of promising results, a project to house homeless youth could have far-reaching impacts
In February, Ashley Stannard walked into the school counselor's office at Logan Elementary with tears streaming down her face.

Collision Course

How the lives of three homeless strangers collided on the streets of Spokane, before tragedy struck
Scotty Keller barely knew the two people killed before his eyes the morning of Oct. 8.


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