Stories tagged: Doug Clark
SUNDAY, FEB. 21, 2016, 5 A.M.
Doug Clark: Just another reason Spokane is superior to Seattle
Ever since the marmot trappers decided to settle along this this wide spot next to a river, Spokane has suffered from an inferiority complex of not being as cool as …
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 17, 2016, 10:19 A.M.
Doug Clark: In Spokane, politics is a cozy business
Spokane made the list of America’s “coziest cities.” That applies to our politics, at least.
MONDAY, FEB. 8, 2016, 11:40 A.M.
Doug Clark: Keyboard Cat has shelter buds’ backs
Keyboard Cat shares the spotlight with two Instagram faves: Hamilton Pug and Toast, a spaniel with a dangling boa-sized tongue in a new PSA to boost pet adoptions.
SUNDAY, FEB. 7, 2016, 5 A.M.
Doug Clark: Please, please, please put George McGrath on City Council
Having never worked on Wall Street, I never learned the subtleties of bribing politicians. But sometimes you have to put your uncertainties aside for the good of the many. So …
MONDAY, FEB. 1, 2016, 10:40 A.M.
Doug Clark: These Russell Wilson edibles aren’t worth the dough
You didn’t know the Seahawks dreamy leader and Pro Bowl MVP had his own line of gluten? Me neither.
MONDAY, JAN. 25, 2016, 12:25 P.M.
Doug Clark: Hey, Cheney High, it’s just a yearbook picture
Out-of-the-box students like Michael Ferguson are destined for big things. And when that comes, they tell their personal sagas to the world. How embarrassing for Cheney High School.
SUNDAY, JAN. 24, 2016, 5 A.M.
Doug Clark: Let’s spice up police body cam footage with tunes
Doug Clark takes on the big issues facing the Spokane Police Department.
WEDNESDAY, JAN. 20, 2016, 4 P.M.
Doug Clark: Cherished family treasure gets second life
The gleaming walnut piano was the centerpiece of my mother Carol’s living room and, until her death last April at age 92, one of the big joys of her long …
SUNDAY, JAN. 17, 2016, 5 A.M.
Doug Clark: New Buick looks slick, but its name’s a clunker in the Inland Northwest
Doug doesn’t know if he’d be able to buy Buick’s new prototype car, the Avista, if it ever goes into production.
WEDNESDAY, JAN. 13, 2016, 10:46 A.M.
Doug Clark: I’m descending deeper into Powerball delusion
Doug Clark goes from being a Powerball nonbeliever to a disciple in four easy steps.
MONDAY, JAN. 11, 2016, 11:18 A.M.
Doug Clark: City should give Ozzie a chance to star in Spokane police drama
Come to think of it, maybe letting Ozzie lead our cop shop isn’t so nutty after all.
SUNDAY, DEC. 13, 2015, 12:41 A.M.
Lynn Ellsworth Guitars used by greats, made in Spokane Valley
This sawdust-filled workshop would never be confused with Santa’s headquarters for several obvious reasons. Too far south. Not enough elves.
WEDNESDAY, DEC. 9, 2015, 9:59 P.M.
Doug Clark: His latest altruistic endeavor is taking the $90,000 job flacking for city parks
With City Hall mired in police and political scandal, Doug Clark is ready to help by graciously accepting the $90,000 PR job being advertised at the parks department.
WEDNESDAY, DEC. 2, 2015, 11:35 P.M.
Doug Clark: Jail guards should be lauded for doing the dirty work
There are heroes like the utility linemen who labored in freezing temperatures to get our power back on. Then there are those whose good works are mostly unacknowledged.
MONDAY, NOV. 30, 2015, 12:41 P.M.
Doug Clark: ‘Boy mayor’ no longer seems right
This is a fine way for Spokane’s first two-term mayor in forever to start.
THURSDAY, NOV. 26, 2015
Doug Clark: We need more people like Bill Church
Portrait of a thankful man. Eighty-year-old Bill Church sits in a straight-backed chair parked close to the flickering gold glow of his gas fireplace, the only source of heat in …
MONDAY, NOV. 23, 2015, 1:12 P.M.
Doug Clark: Professor Pilgrim says skip the cold cuts this Thanksgiving
Professor Pilgrim offers plucky advice and a “stronger” windstorm slogan
WEDNESDAY, NOV. 18, 2015, 6:20 P.M.
Doug Clark: Windstorm transformed Spokane into post-apocalyptic maze
We were in a video game without knowing the rules. That’s what driving around Spokane’s wind-torn South Hill felt like Tuesday night when my son-in-law, Shane Berry, and I ventured …
UPDATED: WEDNESDAY, OCT. 28, 2015, 10:56 P.M.
Doug Clark: Spookane has plenty of local notables to put the scare into Halloween
We’ve almost made it to Fright Night when all the ghouls come out to feed and drink and scare us with their infernal caterwauling.
UPDATED: SUNDAY, OCT. 18, 2015
Doug Clark: When nature calls, terror can follow
Today we explore that old saying we’ve all heard a million times, you know, the one that goes… Look before you Leak!
UPDATED: WEDNESDAY, OCT. 14, 2015, 2 P.M.
Doug Clark: Playboy was an important part of my young life
Every now and then there’ll be a moment in the culture that will stop you in your tracks. Johnny Carson’s last Tonight Show, for example. The death of Michael Jackson. …
TUESDAY, SEPT. 1, 2015
Doug Clark: Avista report card a waste of energy, smiley faces
Pay attention, everybody. I have great news regarding what we can all do in order to ace our next Avista “Home Energy Report” card. Die.
THURSDAY, AUG. 27, 2015
Doug Clark: Dogfight over Hillyard sign dies down
It’s Lookback Thursday, so let’s begin. Lookback 1 – It may be a dog’s world, but not in Hillyard anymore.
TUESDAY, AUG. 11, 2015
Doug Clark: Weigh your summer’s excitement on the thrill index
Is your summer a box-office bonanza like “Ant Man”? Or does it blow chunks like Adam Sandler in, well, name an Adam Sandler movie.
THURSDAY, AUG. 6, 2015
Doug Clark: Condon clears first ‘one-term mayor’ hurdle
The primary votes were counted Tuesday night and, just as expected, Spokane Mayor David Condon Sharbroiled his opponent. To recap the math …
THURSDAY, JULY 30, 2015
Doug Clark: President Wilson at top of undistinguished list in Spokane
So a socially consumed Tacoman (pronounced Taco Man) wants Spokane Public Schools to dump the Wilson out of Wilson Elementary because its namesake, the 28th president, was a diehard racist. …
TUESDAY, JUNE 23, 2015
Doug Clark: Al French’s deflection on Todd Mielke does taxpayers, county a favor
Hear ye. Hear ye. By the powers of the rickety Clark soapbox, I hereby declare today – June 23, Year of Our Lord 2015 – to be Al French Day.
THURSDAY, JUNE 18, 2015
Clark: Rachel Dolezal mess taints Police Ombudsman Commission
So here we are, less than a year away from the 10th anniversary of that March day when a citizen died because he went into a convenience store for some …
TUESDAY, JUNE 16, 2015
Doug Clark: Dolezal at NAACP perfectly OK in fake world
Rachel Dolezal has resigned her NAACP presidency. Aw, say it ain’t so.
TUESDAY, JUNE 9, 2015
Doug Clark: Musicians hit Inland Northwest streets for week with charity beat
The 13th annual Spokane Street Music Week opened at noon Monday with some of the highest expectations I’ve ever seen when it comes to raising Second Harvest food bank donations. …