Vol. 17, No. 7
Spokane's new efficiency program has found quite a bit of fat — some $800,000 worth
By Daniel Walters
It takes a whole community to help a soldier heal
By Kevin Taylor
Change or Die
As Spokane County has become more urban, its government has been given a choice: Reform or go under.
By Nicholas Deshais
Shooting the Gap
Can the city ever fix its $7 million general fund rift?
Mayor Verner takes a trip into Spokane’s heart of darkness; plus, tuning up democracy and hunting down wolves
CEOs Sound Off
Doing nothing about climate change is completely unacceptable
By Mike Kaplan
Benefits of Reform
As federal health care reform enters the debate stage, keep the big picture in mind
By Eileen Cody
Our guest critic this week is Mr. Joe Bob Lipsey of Sand City, Texas
By Michael Bowen
Get the (Golden) Snitch!
Mothers, lock up your bludgers. Muggle Quidditch has hit Spokane.
By Sarah Hauge
Teen Monsters in Heat
Hormones ran feverishly high at the Twilight: New Moon premiere. Then the film started.
By Chris Dreyer
"Boilerplate: History’s Mechanical Marvel," Paul Guinan and Anina Bennett
How dare the powers that be airbrush Boilerplate out of our collective history
By Ted S. McGregor Jr.
Bing Crosby Comes Home
He was famous all over the world, but Bing was just another hometown boy in Spokane
By William Stimson
Nightshade Slave Trade
For those who love tomatoes in wintertime, a cautionary tale
By Ari Levaux
Same Place, New Space
Empyrean’s sprinkler problems are out of the way — but will its new location just pose a host of new problems?
By Leah Sottile
Son From Utopia
Zappa Plays Zappa is no tribute band — it’s a spot-on supergroup.
By Jon Brown
"Tiny Dots," Yarn Owl
Pullman’s Yarn Owl is like a nice young gentleman – the kind you’d bring home to meet mom. That's both good and bad.
By Seth Sommerfeld
Audrey Tautou has found a character to finally end the typecasting. Nice for her, but what about us?
By Marjorie Baumgarten
Trip the Dark Fantastic
Anderson’s animated retelling of Roald Dahl’s story isn’t fluffy or cute, but it’s utterly real
By Maryann Johanson
Almost 30 years after its creation, Ted Turner's ground-breaking network is rusting in fourth place.
If all low-budget fairy tales were this good, blockbuster makers Peter Jackson and Guillermo del Toro would be out of a job.
By Tammy Marshall
A flashy, feverish, single-player fighter designed to do decent battle on the online arcade.
By Marty Demarest
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What local dog owners need to know to not be crappy people
By Josh Kelety
The city of Spokane is getting sued over how it evicted homeless people from Camp Hope
Spokane County building code director resigns after harassment and choking allegations
Local maker Jeremiah Colladay is carving his brand in leather
By Quinn Welsch
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