Vol. 18, No. 23
Rick Eichstaedt tries to put the brakes on the proposed new jail.
By Nicholas Deshais
Filling in the Valley
Will the Spokane Valley City Council’s two vacancies just be filled with more of the same?
By Daniel Walters
The Idaho House says you need to pony up to sue over megaloads.
By Kevin Taylor
Reefer rally at City Hall and the start of another war.
By Nicholas Deshais and Daniel Walters
North Idaho’s “Our Region Reads” opens old wounds, for the better.
By Mary Lou Reed
Local is Best
Many of the winners of our 18th annual readers poll were small, local businesses
By Ted S. McGregor Jr.
Rebuilding itself around an unlikely leader, Spokane’s spoken-word scene grows into a community.
By Luke Baumgarten
Writer and History Channel costar Buddy Levy talks books, TV, and real life.
By Anna Vodicka
'Imprisoned in Paradise,' Priscilla Wegars
The megaloads are traveling along roads built by the forced labor of Japanese-Americans.
When head coach Kelly Graves took the reins of the GU women’s team, no one thought they’d ever be this good.
By Howie Stalwick
When actors cavort in a swimming pool, attitudes change and pants get wet.
By Michael Bowen
Channeling Mildred Bailey
It's past time we honored the jazz phenomenon from Spokane who's not named Bing.
By Julia Keefe
Two foreign students in rural Idaho go looking for the flavors of home.
By Carrie Scozzaro
Garland Gets Wet
The Drinkery adds to the growing bar scene in the Garland district. Plus, new Italian food downtown.
By Jordy Byrd and Kirsten Harrington
Baring It All
Bitch’s music will make you squeamish and happy to be a woman (or to date one).
By Jordy Byrd
'Several Shades of Why,' J Mascis
I never would have thought J Mascis would be the one to show how beautiful sadness can be.
By Leah Sottile
'Collapse into Now,' R.E.M.
Their best in ages.
By Jordan Satterfield
Out on his Own
The next generation of rock and roll: Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real.
Are we too self-absorbed to laugh at self-absorption anymore?
For decades, Barney’s been a jerk. Naturally, women find him irresistible.
By Marjorie Baumgarten
Killers With Cleavage
Baby Doll is gonna poledance for you. Then she’s gonna rip out your kidneys.
By Ed Symkus
Body and Brain Connection
Does your body follow your brain's commands when your brain is soused with alcohol? We investigate.
By Marty Demarest
Charles Ferguson takes us on a tour of financial collapse from Iceland to Wall Street.
By Jorma Knowles
Best of the Inland Northwest 2011
By the Numbers
By Inlander Staff
Best of Food and Drink
Our readers have voted for the best restaurants, roasters and more.
Best of Nightlife
Our readers' picks for the Inland Northwest's finest happy hours, dance clubs, cocktails and more.
Best of the Outdoors
Our readers have voted for the region's best mountains, lakes, beaches and gear shops.
Best of Kids and Family
Readers weigh in on the Inland Northwest's best kids menus, kids events and more.
Best of the Arts
Our readers' picks for the region's finest writers, festivals, bands and more.
Best of People
Our readers' votes for the Inland Northwest's best athletes, politicos, dog trainers and more.
Best of Shopping
Our readers' picks for the region's best markets, salons, boutiques and more.
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Controversial church wants to take over Moscow, public impeachment hearings continue, and other headlines
By Samantha Wohlfeil
The state ethics law is supposed to prevent corruption, but some university employees say it's overbearing
By Wilson Criscione
Politicians avoided the Superfund scarlet letter for Lake Coeur d'Alene, but with a tourism empire now at stake, leaders want to tackle pollution
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