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BRIEF: Romney wins WA

Mitt Romney has won the Washington state caucuses. It's his fourth win in a row. In a statement he said Washington voters, “…want a conservative businessman who understands the private sector and knows how to get the federal government out of the way so that the economy can once again …

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Compassion is kid’s play

By Contributor Ernesto Tinajero Editor’s Note: This weekSpokaneFAVScontributors are exploring the definition of compassion. Read Monday’s panel on this topichere. Toddlers stumble. It defines them. Sometimes they get up and continue to play. Other times the tears flow. My 2-year-old is no different; he falls, bumps and cries. We call …

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Compassion is calling all angels, even the ‘others’

By Contributor Rev. Marj Johnston Editor’s Note: This weekSpokaneFAVScontributors are exploring the definition of compassion. Read Monday’s panel on this topichere. Compassion is something I just expected I would learn and practice all my life. It falls under the “do unto others” category, right after “love God and love your …

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Paul hopes for a win in Washington

Ron Paul isn't winning in the primary states, but on Friday at the Spokane Convention Centerhe said he's cautiously optimistic he'll have success here in Washington. “I've always had support here,” he said. “We've have always had enthusiastic crowds.” Supporters, both republican and democrat, nearly filled the center to hear …

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VIDEO: Santorum rallies conservative Spokane voters

<p> SPOKANE VALLEY — Rick Santorum has a lot of people praying for him. More than 500 supporters filled New Life Assembly Church in Spokane Valley on Thursday to show the Republican candidate that they champion his Christian values.</p> <p> Read article <a href="/politics/election/santorum-rallies-conservative-spokane-voters">here</a>.</p> Tracy SimmonsTracy Simmons is an award …

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Eating meat can be good for the soul

One of the first questions people ask me about Buddhism, and one of the topics becoming more and more of an issue in the American psyche, is a question regarding diet. Are all Buddhists vegans? Are they vegetarians? Do you eat meat? Why? The answer is no, not all Buddhists are vegans or vegetarians.

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