Issue of

Jun 23-29, 2011

Vol. 18, No. 36


  • Law of the Valley

    Newly appointed Spokane Valley City Attorney Cary Driskell talks about panhandling and pigs.

    By Daniel Walters

  • Help Unwanted

    Washington ranks high in a new study looking into teen unemployment.

    By Heidi Groover

  • Just Say Maybe

    A serious effort to legalize marijuana kicks off.

    By Nicholas Deshais

  • The Daily Deal

    Deals from Groupon and other coupon services often carry a hidden cost.

    By Scott A. Leadingham

  • Electric City

    Electric car-less Spokane, a forested dispute, bedbugs and tweeting traffic.

    By Heidi Groover, Chris Stein and Daniel Walters

  • Free Fall

    How the safety net for the homeless in Spokane is being destroyed.

    By Daniel Walters



  • Man With a Big Heart

    Ronny Turiaf returns to Spokane. Plus, what to watch for at Hoopfest, what to shout and which teams have the best names.

    By Michael Bowen

  • Butchered

    Ryan Desmond's meat portraits are being pulled down all over town. Is it discretion or censorship?

    By Luke Baumgarten

  • For Your Consideration

    Lady Gaga was just born that way. Plus, a Portland muckracker tells all, and Sergio Leone is back.

    By Ted S. McGregor Jr.


  • Sweet Stop

    One Coeur d'Alene business is catching up on years of candy deprivation.

    By Carrie Scozzaro

  • Street Vue

    Five outdoor dining spots where you can pretend you’re in Paris.

    By Joel Smith

  • Melting Cheese

    A new grilled-cheese cart downtown works out the kinks. Plus, lunching in the legal quarter.

    By Luke Baumgarten and Tiffany Harms


  • Nerdcraft

    Two brothers from Boston started dressing like Harry Potter and created a new genre of music - in the spirit of Bruce Springsteen.

    By Jordy Byrd

  • Knights in Stage's Service

    The KISS sound has become far less important than the KISS image.

    By Joseph Haeger

  • Music Quest

    Northern Quest is bringing the perks of an outdoor venue closer.

    By Tiffany Harms


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