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Camden: Telling trends of close election

December 8, 2021, 6:01am Columns

Although the 2021 general election was a month ago, the last Spokane-area contest wasn’t settled until last week, with the recount that confirmed Rod Higgins was reelected to a Spokane Valley council seat. Read story

Harrop: Anti-vaxxers’ COVID deaths don’t stir sympathy

December 6, 2021, 6:01am Columns

Cruel as this may sound, I’m having a hard time cringing at the internet trolls now going after noisy right-wingers who propagandized against the coronavirus vaccine and then succumbed to the deadly disease. Read story

Local View: Learn from California’s mistakes

December 6, 2021, 6:01am Columns

Recently, the state of California took the extraordinary step of walking back its clean-energy laws and federal environmental regulations as the state’s electricity needs threatened to exceed available energy. Without this quick action, Californians faced brownouts. Overreliance on wind and solar failed in California, increasing carbon emissions as the state… Read story

Pitts: Trump grift morbidly fascinating

December 6, 2021, 6:01am Columns

So it turns out I’m a friend of Donald Trump’s. In fact, I’m one of his top supporters. Also, my name is Joe. Read story

McManus: ‘Election denialism’ rooted

December 6, 2021, 6:01am Columns

On Jan. 6, when followers of President Trump stormed the Capitol to try to block the election of President Biden, the insurrection seemed like a bizarre anomaly — a freak storm whipped up by pro-Trump extremists and right-wing militias. Read story

Camden: Fix redistricting process

December 5, 2021, 6:01am Columns

While gerrymandering is a problem the nation needs to address, recent events reveal Washington’s bipartisan redistricting commission isn’t the perfect replacement for those bad old hyperpartisan legislative practices. Read story

Other Papers Say: Omicron a worry, not crisis yet

December 5, 2021, 6:01am Columns

The same week that millions of Americans gathered with family and friends, many of them thankful they could reunite after more than a year apart, a new high-risk coronavirus variant was identified in southern Africa. Named omicron, it threatens to reset the hard-won gains made against the pandemic. Read story

Donnelly: Property crime must be addressed now

December 5, 2021, 6:01am Columns

On Nov. 2, voters rejected County Amendment 10, which would have added a tax for juvenile detention facilities and jails. The measure’s ultimate goal, however, was to fund body cameras for law enforcement. Read story

Ambrose: Trying to make sense of pandemic

December 5, 2021, 6:01am Columns

Maybe in retrospect, a half-century from now, as historians look at all the facts, figures and long-term outcomes, we will understand the pandemic crisis, how it got started, what policies worked and whether honesty and science were sometimes set aside. As for right now, did President Joe Biden do the… Read story

Pitts: Retail robbers join crowd ignoring the law

December 3, 2021, 6:01am Columns

Why would they do this? Read story