Issue of

Jan 21-27, 2010

Vol. 17, No. 15


  • Amber's Alert

    Spokane’s youngest-ever councilwoman on block watches, light bulbs and the Fightin’ First

    By Joel Smith

  • Something's Fishy

    Two respected biologists say President Obama must make good on his vow to “restore science” to salmon restoration

    By Kevin Taylor

  • No P on Grass

    Limits on phosphorus lawn fertilizers is the latest wrinkle in meeting water-quality targets

    By Kevin Taylor

  • Roping the Budget

    Lassoing a steer may be more fun than wrestling a budget into balance for Idaho’s governor

    By Kevin Taylor

  • Ka-Boom

    A Spokane Valley man was arrested for possessing bomb-making materials last week, but what exactly did he have?

    By Joel Smith

  • The Felon Vote

    How Gonzaga law students helped refine a legal case poised to change Washington prisons dramatically

    By Daniel Walters

  • The Decade When Spokane Grew Up (Again)

    Cleaning up the park in the ’70s was great, but Spokane finally became a real city in the 2000s

    By Joel Smith

  • Fine Line

    With his district to the right of him and Pelosi to the left, Congressman Walt Minnick has walked a tightrope through his first year in office

    By Kevin Taylor

  • Language Barriers

    Inside an English Language Development classroom where students hail from Nepal, Russia, Thailand, Cuba and Afghanistan

    By Don Gronning

  • R-71, Hession and the Public Library

    The controversy of Referendum 71 heads to the Supreme Court; plus, former Mayor Dennis Hession and a run on library books

    By Nicholas Deshais

  • Where the Sidewalk Ends

    River Park Square has had a testy relationship with street musicians — but is the mall itself violating city noise ordinances?

    By Daniel Walters

  • French and the Clunkers

    An ethics committee clears Al French; plus a new, local Cash for Clunkers program

    By Joel Smith, Nicholas Deshais and Kevin Taylor

  • What Are The Chances…

    We asked those in the know what to expect in the next decade

    By Nicholas Deshais

  • Winter Readiness?

    Spokane’s new snow strategy; plus, a ban on surface parking and an election challenge in Coeur d’Alene

    By Nicholas Deshais

  • Reefer Lawfulness

    How budget troubles in Olympia might make marijuana legit

    By Nicholas Deshais

  • Bad Medicine

    Forget meth, cocaine and heroin: Prescription drugs are the No. 1 killer in the Inland Northwest. And the epidemic shows no end.

    By Nicholas Deshais

  • To Market

    The search for a spot for the Spokane Public Market may have ended — in an unlikely location

    By Daniel Walters

  • The Demon Rum

    A fired officer’s $4 million claim about alcoholism is a 100-proof insult to protesters

    By Kevin Taylor

  • Chamber Cleaning

    The new Spokane Valley City Council starts its 2010 term with a boom

    By Daniel Walters




  • The Decade in Food

    Locally, we became a much more adventurous area. Nationally, things got scary and voyeuristic

    By Luke Baumgarten

  • Nuclear Family

    Your clan will probably go ballistic over Mission Bistro’s comfort food

    By Luke Baumgarten



Book Launch: Chosen Companions of the Goblin @ Woman's Club of Spokane

Fri., Oct. 25, 7 p.m.
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