After a century of second-city sulking for the Lilac City, I'm pleased to report that finally, Spokane's ticket to undying fame and much-deserved respect is in a little clause tucked away deep in Senate Bill 5318, as amended.
First, though, some background: the bill would require state officials to participate in wildlife management and conservation efforts with other states and Canadian provinces, as part of the "Yukon to Yellowstone conservation initiative."
Y2Y stretches from Cokeville (pardon?) in west-central Wyoming 1,990 miles to the Peel River in the northern Yukon.
Interestingly, the bill now includes this line:
"As the largest city within the Y2Y region in the United States, the City of Spokane should be recognized as the United States capital of Y2Y."
That's right: the Biggest City Between Cokeville and the Peel.
Except for Calgary.