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  • THURSDAY, MAY 7, 2015

    Doug Clark: Quick, someone give the mayor a run for his money

    Sound the air-raid sirens. We interrupt today’s Clark column with the following announcement that Spokane is in a Defcondon 1 state of emergency.


  • WEDNESDAY, APRIL 11, 2012

    Mayor: Flag shows Spokane’s true colors

    In all its faded glory, Spokane’s flag hung Tuesday in its rightful place, third only to the American and Washington flags. What would normally be unremarkable background at a mayoral …


  • FRIDAY, DEC. 24, 2010

    Cole’s zeal for family, city lauded

    Family, friends and Spokane civic leaders Thursday celebrated Expo ’74 President King Cole for giving everything he had to his family and adopted city. Cole died Sunday at age 88. …


  • TUESDAY, DEC. 21, 2010

    Spokane loses visionary leader in King Cole

    King Cole, the “father” of Expo ’74, who believed long before most everyone else that Spokane was big enough to host a world’s fair, died Sunday. He was 88. “King …


  • SATURDAY, NOV. 27, 2010

    Verner takes lead in longevity

    In the decade since Spokane began electing strong mayors, none had served more than three years – until this week. Mayor Mary Verner didn’t even need to finish her term …


  • FRIDAY, APRIL 23, 2010

    Verner launches re-election bid

    Spokane Mayor Mary Verner on Thursday held a $40-a-plate campaign kickoff breakfast for her re-election bid. That’s 18 months before Election Day.


  • SUNDAY, FEB. 21, 2010

    Deadlines near on YMCA’s fate

    Almost a half-century after David Rodgers turned a shovel of dirt to commemorate construction of a new downtown YMCA, he considers the decision to build the Y along the shore …


  • TUESDAY, DEC. 29, 2009

    Yake, 90, helped reshape Spokane

    The retired Spokane administrator who led the city’s engineering effort that transformed the industrialized, decaying core surrounding the Spokane Falls into a park that became the region’s central gathering spot …


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