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Nicholas Deshais

Nicholas Deshais

Joined The Spokesman-Review in 2013. He is the urban issues reporter, covering transportation, housing, development and other issues affecting the city. He also writes the Getting There transportation column and The Dirt, a roundup of construction projects, new businesses and expansions. He previously covered Spokane City Hall.

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A century and more in the making, rodeo continues to thrill crowds – and push the limits of human endurance

UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 9, 2018, 1:41 p.m.

Despite the physicality and talent needed for rodeo, and despite fact that rodeos play on the sports cable network ESPN, and despite the steel will needed to climb aboard an angry horse or bull, and despite the practice necessary to ride a charging horse while attempting to lasso a fleeing bovine, despite all that, some people question if rodeo is a sport. But no one wonders if it’s a spectacle.

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Downhill trend: Spokane plunges in AllState driver rankings

UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 30, 2018, 10:02 p.m.

As Americans prepare for what may be the last great road trip of the 2018 summer this Labor Day weekend, Allstate released its annual “America’s Best Drivers Report,” which details just how good – or bad – American motorists are. Spokane’s drivers aren’t that great, and they’re getting worse.

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50 years on, remembering Spokane’s Natatorium Park

This year marks the 50th anniversary since the Natatorium Park closed. Few alive today would remember the park in its glory days – but the ghost of a memory remains, in photos, archives and anecdotes.