When Push Comes to Shove

At the end of April I appeared before the Latah County Commissioners to register my concerns about the discriminatory harassment that is being directed at our ministries. The tax-exemption complaints that have been filed against Anselm House, New St. Andrews, Logos School, and Community Christian ministries were complaints that, if consistently applied to others in …

The Worst Kind of Puritans

Yesterday Nathan Wilson and Aaron Rench released another press release on the zoning mess in Moscow. As a public-spirited citizen, I am happy to post that press release here. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 23, 2005 The Future of the Zoning Complaint Industry in Moscow Public Statement from Aaron Rench and Nathan Wilson We have filed …

A Little Seven On Five

This morning I filed a public records request with the City of Moscow. In that request I asked for “all notes or records of communication between city council members and any other person, regarding a ‘neo-confederate’ resolution and Black History Month proclamation entered at the Moscow City Council meeting of February 3, 2004.” I also …

A Persecution Complex

The other day I was coming out of a local building supply, and was headed for my truck. I heard a voice behind me, an inquiring voice, saying, “Douglas Wilson?” That was a correct identification, so I turned around, indicating yes. A middle-aged woman I did not recognize was standing there, about to go into …

Dysfunctional Zoning Codes

The recent zoning complaint against the Moscow Food Co-op has just been rejected, and the obvious question for Nathan Wilson and Aaron Rench (the gentlemen who filed the complaint) is whether they will appeal. The following is a press release that they issued this morning. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 20, 2005 Moscow Men Have Zoning …