Why no 'search' function on Web site?
Question: How about a search field on the Web site? I was trying to find the article on the Spokane Tribe/BIA police scandal (continuation lost in paper - where are the proof readers?). Can't find the article online, to search a person has to click on various buttons and read through each. -- Karl Moldrem, Davenport
Answer: When our site was initially created nine years ago, we weren't on servers and/or didn't have the software to offer this capability. It's one of the shortcomings of our site that we put off knowing our new newspaper publishing computer system would give us a chance to gather the information in a searchable database. That's coming in a few months. Meanwhile, if you want to find a story in today's newspaper, go to the cover page and in the middle column you'll find "complete list of today's headlines." Once you get to that page, press the "CTRL" key and the "F" key at the same time and a "find" function will allow you to search that page for a keyword that you know is in the headline or first sentence of the story. I know it's a couple of extra steps, but it's a pretty effective method of finding the correct story. And, FYI, the story you're looking for was reprinted Monday in full. -- Ken Sands, managing editor of online and new media