Stories tagged: Doug Clark
UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 18, 2015, midnight
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: Wed., 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. …
Tue., Sept. 1, 2015, midnight
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.
Thu., Aug. 27, 2015, midnight
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.
Tue., Aug. 11, 2015, midnight
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.
Thu., Aug. 6, 2015, midnight
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 …
Thu., July 30, 2015, midnight
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. …
Tue., June 23, 2015, midnight
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.
Thu., June 18, 2015, midnight
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 …
Tue., June 16, 2015, midnight
Doug Clark: Dolezal at NAACP perfectly OK in fake world
Rachel Dolezal has resigned her NAACP presidency. Aw, say it ain’t so.
Tue., June 9, 2015, midnight
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. …
Mon., June 8, 2015, 10:08 p.m.
Listen to the Music
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 2nd Harvest food bank donations. …
Sun., May 31, 2015, midnight
Doug Clark: Clarnak the Magnanimous mystifies with wit and barbs
Greetings to you, my easily impressed minions. I come to you today not as Doug Clark the handsome columnist, but as Clarnak the Magnanimous, wise seer and solver of life’s …
Thu., May 28, 2015, midnight
Doug Clark: Switching on neon sign may signify brighter days for Ridpath
‘See it, yet?” “I don’t think so.”
Tue., April 14, 2015, 10:02 p.m.
Prompted by Spokane couple’s mistaken toll, state House backs apologies
OLYMPIA – Motorists who get a toll bill for a bridge they didn’t cross or a highway they didn’t use would get a letter of apology from the state agency …
Tue., Feb. 24, 2015, midnight
Doug Clark: It’s daffodil bandit season in Spokane Valley
You believe this weather? It’s like we’re playing a board game called “Weatheropoly” and somebody picked the card that says … “Skip winter. Go directly to spring.”
Sun., Feb. 15, 2015, midnight
Story of Triumph: Family treasures roadster for many reasons
This is the story of an old car and the family that loves it. Not just any old car. Kurt and Joanie Matter’s beloved automobile is a low-slung 1959 blue …
Tue., Feb. 10, 2015, midnight
Ready to vote these clowns off the island
I had a few minutes to kill the other day so I decided to end all the bickering over amnesty for undocumented workers. And as you probably guessed, I’ve come …
Thu., Jan. 22, 2015, midnight
Doug Clark: 25,000 pounds of pot? Let’s all light up
I was thunderstruck the other day to read that Washington’s booming marijuana biz is in an “economic nightmare” because of an overload of weed. What? I thought passing High-502, the …
Sun., Jan. 11, 2015, midnight
Remembering Charlie with random acts of free speech
Paris, if the Internet can be believed, is 4,872 miles away from Spokane.
Tue., July 22, 2014, midnight
Doug Clark: Conserve our tax dollars, not our trees
I got a case of government heartburn when the Spokane City Council voted 6-0 Monday night to start buying only recycled paper. Especially since doing so will cost nearly six …
Tue., April 1, 2014, midnight
Doug Clark: Mini-me shows real potential
When you get to be a man of my age, it’s only natural to start worrying about your impending death. Well, impending incontinence first.
Tue., Jan. 28, 2014, midnight
Doug Clark: South Hill institution putting his mortar and pestle aside
By the powers concocted by me, I hereby proclaim this day in Spokane – Jan. 28, 2014 – to be … Tom Stanley Day.
Sun., Dec. 29, 2013, midnight
Doug Clark: Your yearly dose of Budnick quirk
And now, for those who thought (hoped? prayed?) that the following impudence couldn’t possibly last more than, oh, 20 or 21 years, I bring you … The 26th annual Budnick …
Sun., Dec. 22, 2013, midnight
Doug Clark: Elk’s new reindeer burger goes down in history
Gather ’round, boys and girls. Uncle Doug has a Christmassy story to share about Santa’s most famous four-legged friend. You know, the one with the shiny red nose?
Thu., Dec. 19, 2013, midnight
Doug Clark: Score your level of Christmas Chaos
We’re less than a week away from that magical day when that Holly Jolly Fat Man makes his annual appearance. And for the record I mean Santa, not rare sightings …
Sun., Dec. 15, 2013, midnight
Doug Clark: Ombudsman Lite still lacking in flavor
It’s a big moment at City Hall on Monday night as members of the Spokane City Council plan to vote on Mayor David Condon’s proposed ordinance about independent police oversight. …
Thu., Dec. 12, 2013, midnight
Doug Clark: EWU grants mascot status for band fan
Eastern Washington University’s Academic Senate passed a recommendation this week that I become the “official mascot” of the EWU marching band. I couldn’t be more stunned.
Sun., Dec. 8, 2013, midnight
Doug Clark: Mother Nature gave my EWU gig a chilly reception
ICE STATION CHENEY – How cold was it Saturday at Eastern Washington University’s triumphant football playoff game? So cold the band couldn’t perform outside with instruments.
Thu., Dec. 5, 2013, midnight
Doug Clark: John Ahern’s recount strategy compounds big loss
Nobility sometimes rises out of a crushing defeat. It’s our way of romanticizing lost causes like Gen. Custer’s futile last stand at Little Big Horn, say, or those brave Alamo …