Stories tagged: Doug Clark
TUESDAY, MARCH 21, 2017, 6 A.M.
Doug Clark: Spokane’s Cip Paulsen has gone from busted cocaine kingpin to legalized marijuana magnate
Doug Clark took a field trip to the old Costco building on Third Avenue and found a legalized pot bonanza run by cocaine convict Cip Paulsen.
THURSDAY, MARCH 16, 2017, 6 A.M.
Clark: Spokane’s new snow plowing plan includes holiday cheer, a pour of schnapps and the promise of Condon Coins
The Spokane City Council (aka “The Shady Bunch”) took some time away from listening to George McGrath on Monday night to unanimously vote in favor of launching a new-and-improved War …
THURSDAY, MARCH 9, 2017, 6 A.M.
Clark: Tom Keefe’s St. Patrick’s obsession leads him back to Seattle
(First in a two-part oddball odyssey.)
TUESDAY, MARCH 7, 2017, 6 A.M.
Clarksville: Shooting with the sheriff leads to training lesson
Just a couple of good ol’ boys shooting a friendly game of 8-ball. With a slight difference, that is.
SUNDAY, MARCH 5, 2017, 5:30 A.M.
Doug Clark: The robots are coming for our jobs, even us newspeople
Columnist Doug Clark imagines what a robotic version of himself might be like.
UPDATED: WEDNESDAY, MARCH 1, 2017, 7:06 P.M.
Doug Clark: Chilling movie was no place for children
I saw something frightening inside Spokane’s River Park Square cinemas last weekend. Chilled me to the bone, in fact.
TUESDAY, FEB. 28, 2017, 5 A.M.
Clarksville: 84-year-old Gonzaga superfan once helped UI beat the Zags
I made a friend of an 84-year-old basketball junkie named Lefty Melton. Who better to lead us into the madness of March and add a bit of perspective about the …
SUNDAY, FEB. 26, 2017
Doug Clark: Spokane deserves more credit for depressing winters
The financial website Smartasset, which sounds totally made up even if it’s not, last week ranked Spokane as having the nation’s fourth most depressing winters. Fourth place? How embarrassing. Coming …
THURSDAY, FEB. 23, 2017, 11:18 A.M.
Spokane jazz singer Julia Keefe ready to showcase her skills at Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival
Julia Keefe caught the jazz bug grooving on Billie Holiday – as a toddler. I know. Weird, huh? But Keefe, now a seasoned professional jazz singer, swears it’s true.
UPDATED: MONDAY, FEB. 20, 2017, 11 P.M.
Doug Clark: The story of how a great guitar found its way home
Much has been written about the bond between a boy and his mutt. But that’s a marriage on the rocks compared to the bind that ties an old rocker to …
SUNDAY, FEB. 19, 2017, 8 A.M.
Doug Clark: They’re not potholes, they’re Spokane pits of opportunity
Columnist Doug Clark imagines what bits of constructive criticism former streets director Mark Serbousek might leave for his successor, as Spokane grapples with its seemingly endless pothole problem.
THURSDAY, FEB. 16, 2017, 5:45 A.M.
Doug Clark: Moon Creek Gourmet Sweets entrepreneur has caramel knowledge
The first one’s free. It’s the oldest trick in the drug pusher handbook. And the tactic works just as well for the irresistible caramels John Linstrum makes and peddles to …
THURSDAY, FEB. 9, 2017, 5:30 A.M.
Doug Clark: Float pod soaked my stress away, but did nothing for my deadline
Tuesday afternoon found me seeking inner peace and tranquility in a North Side strip mall, a Frisbee toss from a Red Lobster franchise. I naturally would have preferred a one-on-one …
MONDAY, JAN. 9, 2017, 12:01 P.M.
Doug Clark: A new year, a new knee, and I’m ready to go
Doug Clark talks about his two-month absence for knee replacement surgery.
SATURDAY, DEC. 24, 2016, 5:30 P.M.
A fake fir for Christmas brings plenty of good cheer
Breaking their sacred vows, the Clark family buckles and buys a fake Christmas tree … and they love it.
TUESDAY, NOV. 15, 2016
Doug Clark: By the time you read this, I’ll be in a ton of pain
By the time you read this, I will most likely be hollering for morphine louder than the entire cast of “Hacksaw Ridge.”
WEDNESDAY, NOV. 9, 2016, 1:55 P.M.
Doug Clark: Democracy is a party for my Presidential Press Posse
Doug Clark’s Presidential Press Posse made the rounds on Election Night.
MONDAY, OCT. 31, 2016, 2 P.M.
Doug Clark: Clues and theories abound in mystery of the Navy pilot belt buckle
The mystery of the Doug Clark belt buckle has been solved – sort of.
MONDAY, OCT. 24, 2016, 10:10 A.M.
Doug Clark: There’s nothing creepy about Dougles the Clown, although he’s inappropriately dressed for a South Hill cocktail party
Dougles the Clown wants to put to rest any suspicions people harbor about clowns.
SUNDAY, OCT. 23, 2016, 6 A.M.
Doug Clark: Keep eyes, nose alert for counterfeit WSU gear
Counterfeit t-shirts are the tip of the iceberg. Doug Clark rounds up other counterfeit WSU products.
WEDNESDAY, OCT. 19, 2016, 12:49 P.M.
Doug Clark: I’m no fighter pilot, but I do like a good belt buckle mystery
It’s not every day that some guy you’ve never met from the Mississippi Gulf Coast thinks you’re a fighter pilot.
MONDAY, OCT. 17, 2016, 1:12 P.M.
Doug Clark: Steve Goodman had a song in his heart, a pennant in his dreams
Doug Clark is rooting for the Chicago Cubs because the song sung at every Cubbies win at home was written by one of his songwriting idols, Steve Goodman.
THURSDAY, OCT. 13, 2016
Doug Clark: The swami offers political predictions and predicaments
Greetings and salutations, all ye faithful followers. Once again I have shed my portly visage and appear to you today in my transcendental state as Clarnak the Magnanimous, the voice …
TUESDAY, OCT. 11, 2016
Clark: This old Glen Campbell album is more than just a gentle reminder of Mom
Wanna hear a ghost story? Or maybe this is one of those weird, wild coincidences that defy Vegas odds or mathematical calculation.
SUNDAY, OCT. 9, 2016
Doug Clark: Kanye West owes ‘Fade’ popularity to an earlier chart-buster – Rare Earth’s Peter Rivera
Thanks to Kaye West’s “Fade,” a vast and youthful audience that never heard of Rare Earth is being exposed finally to a singer with real chops.
WEDNESDAY, OCT. 5, 2016, 2:30 P.M.
Doug Clark: Read of my bitter struggle for survival. In flip-flops. On the South Hill.
Whether you know it or not, we’re all just a brain cramp away from winding up in a pajama-clad struggle for survival.
SUNDAY, SEPT. 18, 2016, 8:30 A.M.
Spokane chess whiz Alex Herron moves to put the ‘cool’ in his favorite game
Last January, Herron won the Greater Spokane League Chess Championship as a freshman at Gonzaga Prep. So I’m proud to say that it took the champ about a dozen moves …
WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 14, 2016, 4:10 P.M.
Clark: Ba-da bing, ba-da boom! Spokane comedian gets roasted to raise money for the food bank
Everybody is fair game at a comedy roast and our skewering of Jay Wendell Walker was no different.
WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 7, 2016, 7 P.M.
Clark: Comedian Jay Wendell Walker is primed for an old school Spokane roasting
Spokane comedian Jay Wendell Walker has made people laugh for decades. Now it’s time to roast him with fellow friends and reprobates.
SUNDAY, AUG. 21, 2016, 4 A.M.
Doug Clark: Recovering alcoholic helps others find ‘pure life’
Shawn Kingsbury sobered up and something truly amazing happened …