Vol. 17, No. 19
A Short-Staffed Sheriff and Nukes
The Spokane sheriff restructures, Hanford waste lurks and Eastern turns down more financial control
By Nicholas Deshais
How spotty detective work and careless prosecution may have put the wrong men behind bars
By Jacob H. Fries
Forces rally to get legal pot on the ballot
Aftermath of Prop. 4
A task force is reviewing the initiative process after Proposition 4 scared the pants off city leaders
By Kevin Taylor
Who’s the boss?
Tensions spark in Benewah County over who can enforce the law on Indian land
Verner’s Report Card
We look at how Spokane stacks up
By Daniel Walters
Why Things Are Getting Worse
Pseudo-conservative fundamentalists worry about losing status. And they just want somebody to hate.
By Robert Herold
Dark Night at the Museum
They’ve been battered by budget cuts, but staff at the MAC remain resolute
Oohs and Oz
The conductor will keep the Spokane Symphony all synced up. You just concentrate on getting Dorothy back to Kansas
By Michael Bowen
Nice Work, If You Can Get It
For recent college grads, any job sounds like nice work. And if you get one, won't you tell me how?
By Jessica McCabe
"African Americans in Spokane," Jerrelene Williamson
Yes, they exist
Owned by the Kalispel Indians, Masselow's promises fine dining with a tribal influence
By Kirsten Harrington
Belly of the Beast
Holy crap, Zip's on Third has weird flavored donuts
By Luke Baumgarten
"Who Killed Sgt. Pepper?" Brian Jonestown Massacre
If I wanted to hear bullshit dance-y electro-pop, I’d go buy a MGMT CD.
By Leah Sottile
Are You OK?
The Dutchess and the Duke are really, really sad
By Jordy Byrd
Fanfarlo's orchestral style soars higher than you'd expect it to
By Jeff Echert
All Day, Every Day
Quiz holds it down for the 509 - without coming right out and saying it
By Jorma Knowles
Not as immediately accessible as the pop bombast of Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga, but a welcome return to old school Spoon
Scorsese's newest thriller harnesses some fabulous performances but leaves the ending vague
By Ed Symkus
Like most action movies, Human Target is formulaic. And like most action movies, we don't really care.
A Serious Man
If this film has a point, it's this: "Life is pointless, and so is this movie."
By Maryann Johanson
Mass Effect 2
A fine-tuned role-playing saga full of mysteries, beguiling characters and some of the best gunfights in any galaxy
By Marty Demarest
Some Other Films
At a Whitworth film festival, define yourself against the values of Syrian musicians, war-ravaged Israelis and Hindu gods
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To-Go Box: Locust opens, more Secret Burger events and a Coeur d'Alene brewery closure
Country legends John Prine, Tanya Tucker and Charley Pride coming to Spokane, and more upcoming shows
By Nathan Weinbender
Despite voter-approved measure making labor bargaining public, Spokane Police Guild negotiations to remain closed
By Josh Kelety
Why was the Spokane City Council's budget counter-proposal released at the last minute?
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