Why new religion commentator?
Question: I was curious as to why the paper made a change in the writers for the Saturday in life religion commentary. -- Charles Clemens, Spokane
Answer: We added Steve Massey, a former assistant city editor at this newspaper turned full-time pastor, because his views are somewhat more conservative than those of long-time columnist Paul Graves. The combination gives us a local religion column every week instead of every two weeks and provides a wider range of views than before. -- Steve Smith, editor