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  • Swapping Stories
  • Swapping Stories

    An anonymous source exposed a married couple as swingers. Was the Civic Theatre right to fire them?
      It had been a coup for Yvonne A.K. Johnson, executive artistic director of Spokane Civic Theatre. In the middle of a recession, ticket sales and fundraising were so successful that she succeeded in creating a much-coveted position: the theater’s first-ever full-time music director, who would oversee the Civic’s most profitable productions.
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  • Fault Lines
  • Fault Lines

    The East Valley School District got the “seismic change” it was looking for, but it may cost school board members their seats
      East Valley School District parent Stacy Montoya pounds the podium, delivering a sermon lambasting the board and superintendent for their transition away from the middle school system. “
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  • Strong Arm of the Law
  • Strong Arm of the Law

    What happens when someone complains a cop used excessive force? Usually, not much.
  • Annotating the Music
  • Annotating the Music

    There’s a hard reality behind the Spokane Symphony’s struggles
      It would have been appropriate for Robert Herold to fact-check before writing his recent commentary, “Way Out of Tune” (11/15/12). Here’s what’s really going on. First, M
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  • Dance Off
  • Dance Off

    Can a once-vibrant dance scene hang on in a place like Spokane? A prominent local dance instructor has his doubts.
      This, frankly, isn’t the ideal location for the timeless art of dance. It’s jammed in a strip mall of ugly asphalt and cigarette butts, neighboring a coin-op laundromat and a smoke shop. I
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  • Blood Sport
  • Blood Sport

    Local backyard wrestling teeters between athletics and maniacal violence.
      Tending to two toddlers parked in a stroller on the sidelines, she cheers for Shadow, a stone-faced fighter wearing a black bandana around his head and a shirt that reads, “F--- You You F---kin
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  • A Hubbub of Hopefuls
  • A Hubbub of Hopefuls

    Talent shows aren’t always about talent. Sometimes they’re about something more.
      Nevertheless, Red Eye Promotions, a local marketing group, was determined to show that Spokane has, in fact, got talent. The second annual show will assemble the top 20 acts — discovered at auditions like the one last Saturday — who will perform for a celebrity panel.
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  • Man vs. Wolf
  • Man vs. Wolf

    Loved and hated, the gray wolf finds itself a target for hunters as advocates call for continued protection
      Robert Roman cradles a pale wolf skull in his upturned palm. He does not hate wolves, he says, gripping the hollow eye sockets and turning the bleached bone in his hands.
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  • Mad as Hell
  • Mad as Hell

    Why ex-Republicans, right-wing radicals and a few crazies love the Tea Party
      Thomas Dixon is a red-blooded American, a military man and a citizen who absolutely despises his government. The Spokane Valley resident despises what he sees as a tyrannical president and a new healt
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  • When a 'Miracle' Meets the FDA
  • When a 'Miracle' Meets the FDA

    Depending whom you ask, a Spokane business was either selling modern snake oil or a cure-all.
      Matthew Darjany and Daniel Smith's Miracle Mineral Solution is shut down by the feds
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  • Kid Crime, Adult Time
  • Kid Crime, Adult Time

    How "tough on crime" laws are failing our children.
      Layton is a tough, streetwise 16-year-old who already has 20 tattoos and a handful of felonies. He was driving with some buddies and a girlfriend. They were all plenty buzzed, he says, cruising in a warm car on a dank February night. It was a good time. Layton, even months later, can’t explain what happened next.
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  • 'I Do Not Trust Muzlims'
  • 'I Do Not Trust Muzlims'

    Comments by the wife of Spokane County Prosecutor Larry Haskell have raised questions about his office's impartiality
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  • What We Aren't
  • What We Aren't

    The people who hate Spokane aren't the problem; worrying about people who hate Spokane is the problem
  • Rabbit Season
  • Rabbit Season

    For those who eat homegrown food, there’s a solid option for meat.
      Then she butchers and eats them. Terri’s a locavore, and for a growing number of city dwellers like her, raising rabbits for meat is one of the latest developments in the movement. While plenty of folks raise their own vegetables, many who enjoy their homegrown food find themselves without meat.
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