Vol. 17, No. 17
Parking Lots and Pot
People are trying to legalize dope; plus, we don’t need more parking lots, and soldiers are people too
By Nicholas Deshais
Moscow’s Moose Lodge holds a hell of a drag show, if you overlook the gay hairstylist — such a cliché — and the purse-lipped senior citizens … wait, no, they’re part of the fun
By Richard H. Miller
Eastern Washington legislators band together to keep the governor from closing Pine Lodge. For now.
By Kevin Taylor
The city’s beaming about its latest bond rating, but what does it really mean?
By Daniel Walters
Get a Room!
The Rodeway’s in for a makeover. Is Spokane getting Portland-ified?
Little City, Big Dogs
Mayor Mary Verner sees Spokane shine in a national setting
Eastern Washington’s congresswoman talks oil exploration, government takeovers and why Republicans oppose everything Obama does
Earning Pollution Credits
Ecology bids to include “pollution trading” as part of cleanup plan
A New Vision
Greenstone readies to begin constructions on the long-hyped Kendall Yards project — but how will it affect nearby West Central?
Doctors and an Apple
Bob Apple runs for Olympia; plus, the need for a med school, temporary bike routes and more courteous bloggers
Reclamation to Preservation
As temperatures rise, the man-made gardens of plenty in the West are under threat
By Allen Best
Profanity’s become so commonplace. Instead, save it for special occasions — and then let the whoreson scalawags really have it.
By Steve Wing
Turns out, enlightenment is more than just meditating and eating like an herbivore
By Robert Goldworm
Obama's First Year
Reagan’s policies have fizzled; Obama’s are just getting started.
By Robert Herold
"Hoodwinked," John Perkins
An especially exciting life, if you’re lucky, will net enough material for one book.
Foul-mouthed, porn-devouring, slightly racist slacker puppets teach you how to be a better person
By Michael Bowen
Dog obedience classes have basic rules. Sylvia shows why humans ought to follow them
'Footnotes in Gaza,' Joe Sacco
Sacco leaves us with a cinematic story that will appeal to more than the average news-seeking Time magazine reader.
By Leah Sottile
Spokane has wanted a grocery store downtown for years. Now we have one.
By Sarah Hauge
Punk for Peewees
A bar band turns into a Disney Channel fave
By Seth Sommerfeld
Home, Home on the Road
As “The White Buffalo,” Jacob Smith’s life gets a lot more interesting
By Jon Brown
To Bop or Not To Be
Masters of the drums, sax, piano and trumpet will groove at the Fox for two nights
Since leaving Spokane last fall, Kaylee Cole’s been soul searching. And sleeping in a garage
'Secret of the Oozy,' Bunkdoozy
You’re taking a big risk when you label your band a “jam band.”
"The Goodbye Album," Matthew Sonntag
It’s only natural for a young artist to imitate his idols: We learn by walking in the footsteps of giants.
By Jeff Echert
For three decades Anvil waited for their wishes to come true. Now the time has come.
"Need You Now," Lady Antebellum
This is very accomplished pop music — sometimes a little overblown, but consistent, upbeat and singalong-ready.
By Ted S. McGregor Jr.
Zeppelin or not, No Quarter doesn’t just preach to the choir
Idaho’s Finn Riggins developed its sound in the middle of nowhere
By Jordy Byrd
If your job involves telling strangers the worst news they will ever hear, how can you be filled with anything but anger?
By Ed Symkus
Should've followed the Adult Swim model. This kind of thing doesn't stay fresh beyond 15 minutes.
The Passion of the Craven
If you are the ass of a bad guy, prepare to be kicked. Mad Max lives in Boston now.
Lost has never been done before. And it will never be done again.
A heart-warming travelogue about coming to the real America
By Tammy Marshall
Avoid Dark Void
By Marty Demarest
Know Your Mushrooms
The largest creature on Earth is a mushroom in Eastern Oregon. And the biggest weirdos on Earth are fungophiles.
The Sky Crawlers: Innocent Aces
A freewheeling aerial combat game that, despite its motion-sensitive innovations, remains rooted in the standards of the past.
L'espionnage, Je t'aime
That Pierre Morel movie with John Travolta looking ridiculous in a completely shaved head? Pretty damn good, actually.
By Maryann Johanson
It's Too Quiet
Who says a horror movie has to be scary the whole way through?
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Two warming center operators have been fighting for their own reputations - and against each other
Electric vehicles are needed to meet climate goals, but without recycling, their batteries pose a huge problem
By Samantha Wohlfeil
WSU students bring authentic Chinese food and bubble tea to downtown Pullman
By Melina Ernst
Local vegan-friendly holiday eats; plus, Sawmill Grille opens in Post Falls and the debut of miFlavour's full-service French cafe
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