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  • UPDATED: Sat., May 6, 2017, 10:30 p.m.

    Former mayor David Rodgers remembered as the man who inspired Riverfront Park

    Former Spokane Mayor David Rodgers was remembered Saturday as a man with a fondness for his morning bowl of Wheaties, tennis and time with his family at his lake cabin.


  • UPDATED: Wed., April 19, 2017, 8:36 a.m.

    David Rodgers, mayor who ‘taught Spokane to dream big,’ dies at 93

    Former Spokane Mayor David Rodgers, the father of modern Spokane who presided over the city during a time of economic expansion, died Tuesday at the age of 93.


  • 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.


  • 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 …


  • 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. …


  • 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 …


  • 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 …


  • 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.


  • 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 …


  • 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 …