“Insiders & Naysayers”: A Search for the Headwaters of Spokane’s Modern Politics.
Editor’s Note: As we headed toward this year’s city elections, I asked long-time journalist and Spokane historian Bill Stimson if we could re-publish his ten-part series on Spokane’s political history, “Insiders and & Naysayers.” The articles were originally published at Camas Magazine in June, 2000, just when Camas and KXLY-TV were breaking apart the River Park Square scandal that had thrown the city into a tempest of litigation and finger-pointing.
(2009) “Insiders & Naysayers”: A Search for the Headwaters of Spokane’s Tempestuous
21st Century Politics.
Spokane’s Founding Political Idea: “Get it Done.”
The Election that Changed Spokane’s Politics
Government by Commission, “Spokaloo.”
The First Cowles
Insider Politics and Expo ’74
Bill Cowles and the Obligations of Power
“Naysayers” and Government Structure
Paul Sandifur and the Return of the Pan Tans
River Park Square