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Doug Clark’s back with a song in his heart about Rachel Dolezal

The longtime Spokesman-Review columnist, who retired in 2017, will debut “The Ballad of Rachel Dolezal” at Pig Out in the Park on Monday.


Street Music Festival raises nearly 30K for food banks

Local volunteers raised nearly $30,000 during the annual Street Music Week in Spokane and Coeur d’Alene for food donations in Eastern Washington and North Idaho.


‘Street Music Week’ starts Monday

The streets of downtown Spokane will be a little livelier than usual during lunch hour next week.


UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 19, 2017, 8:11 a.m.

Rob Curley: In an early-morning call, losing an old friend and finding a way forward

This week marks my one-year anniversary of the editor of The Spokesman-Review. I wanted to be here for so many reasons, but mostly because I had grown to dislike the …


Doug Clark: Pinball champ learned to play in Spokane

Raymond Davidson won the world pinball championship this summer in Denmark.


Doug Clark: Time in jail may be good thing for wannabe politicians

So two out of the four candidates running for a Spokane Valley City Council seat have reportedly spent time in jail.


UPDATED: Sun., July 2, 2017, 12:19 p.m.

Doug Clark on the passing of WWII vets: ‘What we really need is another Greatest Generation’

Doug Clark remarks on the passing of World War II veteran Bill Wheatley, one of the nation’s disappearing heroes.


Clark: Spokane’s second day of summer was the perfect time to Tango

They say it takes two to tango. But Wednesday – the second day of summer – I swear I counted at least 10 adults who were dancing tango in the …


Doug Clark: Psychedelic flashbacks, bucket thieves on camera and other highlights from Street Music Week

The future of Street Music Week tracked me down Wednesday inside the Red Robin restaurant. I was grabbing a late lunch when he stuck one of our red collection buckets …


Clark: Thief can’t put a damper on Street Music Week

The 15th annual Street Music Week kicked off Monday in downtown Spokane with warm weather, cool jazz and a felonious punk.


Doug Clark: From boat cars to car desks, Spokane’s Tim Lorentz keeps turning heads

Tim Lorentz, who motors his boat car around Spokane, has now fashioned a desk out of a 1969 Lincoln Continental.


Clark: Hillyard’s weekend of old-school boxing entertainment will be lights out

Great news from Hillyard. None of the punches thrown this weekend will be barroom, sidewalk or angry neighbor related.


UPDATED: Sun., May 28, 2017, 5:44 p.m.

Doug Clark: The force returned to Spokane’s Michael Runyan last week

“May the Force Be With You.” Michael Runyan stared and puzzled over those six words that have now become as recognizable as the Pledge of Allegiance.


Doug Clark: Nesting hummingbird is a tiny terror threatening summer bliss

Going up against a nesting hummingbird is a dangerous ordeal.


Clarksville: Spokane’s Madison Kerr rowing for national college championship

Spokane’s Madison Kerr is part of the Western Washington University rowing team eyeing an 8th national championship


UPDATED: Thu., May 18, 2017, 6:11 a.m.

Doug Clark: Spokane’s new slogan ‘Creative by Nature’ is a lame and costly effort for The Lilac City

The Visit Spokane people want the rest of us to think that “Creative by Nature” is substantially better than the last dumb catchphrase, “Near Nature. Near Perfect.”


Clarksville: Ritzville Triathlon is a trap-shooting, golf-playing, pin-knocking good time

The Ritzville Triathlon – like all of humankind’s finest ideas (spittoons, restroom condom machines, Einstein’s Theory of Relativity …) – was hatched inside a saloon.


Clarksville: A Jeep heard around the world and the man tasked with restoring it

The centerpiece of the greatest adventure story you’ve never heard rolled into Spokane on a recent clear Friday morning. The Jeep, a once-red 1966 CJ-5, now faded into the dusty …


A renegade in the land of the big wheels

As I discovered Wednesday night, it’s not so easy being a two-wheeled renegade when the two wheels under you are hooked to a 49cc Honda Ruckus.


Doug Clark: The Monroe Street ‘Road Diet’ will starve businesses

Buoyed by last summer’s success at nearly destroying downtown shopping through the random digging of giant holes in the pavement, the Spokane City Clowncil is now looking to see if …


Doug Clark: The case of the missing key

True, the little disappearances of life are not the end of the world. They’re not up there with murder, mayhem or misdemeanors. But as Eddie Heinen discovered, a common misplaced …


UPDATED: Wed., April 19, 2017, 9:56 p.m.

Doug Clark: This year’s birthday wishes went up in smoke

Yet another memorable birthday came and went and the wishes were a mixed bag.


UPDATED: Wed., March 29, 2017, 11:49 p.m.

Doug Clark: Are you a true Zags fan? Take the quiz and prove it

Are you a Zags fan or just another bandwagon blowhard? Take Doug’s Bulldog quiz and prove your loyalty.


Doug Clark: Spokane magician Dave Womack, aka David DaVinci, is spinning showbiz into fame

David Womach had his sights set on a magic career since he was a teen and has achieved many of his dreams as he settles in Moab, Utah, for a …


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.


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 …


Clark: Tom Keefe’s St. Patrick’s obsession leads him back to Seattle

(First in a two-part oddball odyssey.)


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.


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: Wed., 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.