Spokane’s East Central neighborhood in late July is deceptively quiet. A few people brave the 90-degree heat and scorched sidewalks, but most stay inside with their swamp coolers. At the corner of Greene and Fifth, however, there’s a party going on. The Rev. Percy Happy Watkins and the Tuesday night men’s group are getting their grill on, frying chicken and other barbeque goods in spite of the heat while they catch up on the week’s happenings.Read More »
It was 12 p.m. on July 2, and the 98-degree heat radiated off the asphalt basketball court in Liberty Park. Pastor Tommy Williams, wearing a neon yellow shirt labeled “COACH” blew a whistle.Read More »
House representatives voted down the controversial 2013 Farm Bill Thursday afternoon. President Obama has threatened to veto the massive bill in its current state, based on its cuts to what he considers vital social programs such as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP, also known as food stamps, saying they are a "cornerstone of our nation's food assistance safety net."Read More »
So far it looks like Gap and Walmart are the major holdouts.
I was happy to see many of my favorite retailers, including H&M, sign on to the agreement.Read More »
To the outside observer, the US Highway 26 project was innocuous, if a bit of a traffic impediment. The 2008 construction project, intended to widen a dangerously narrow 1.5 mile section of the Mt. Hood highway in Oregon, would provide improved passage for cars turning left.
Hereditary Chief Wilbur Slockish, however, says the project has destroyed his freedom of religion, and is suing for damages.Read More »
Erik Ellertson came from a long line of devout believers. His grandfather was a Lutheran missionary in the Republic of Cameroon, Africa, and his parents took him to church as soon as he was old enough to sit still in Sunday school classes.Read More »