Stories tagged: Doug Clark
Tue., April 1, 2014
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 …
Sun., Nov. 24, 2013
Doug Clark: It’s not just a truck, it’s a demon on wheels
Today we pose the physics question … Can anyone recommend a good exorcist?
Thu., Nov. 14, 2013
Doug Clark: Weed Wagon generates buzz around Spokane
Cannabis is not normally associated with a word like “energy.” It’s one of those oxymoronic contradictions in the nomenclature, as in military “intelligence,” say, or Spokane “strong” mayor.
Sun., Nov. 10, 2013
Doug Clark: Election autopsy finds more bucks, zero bang
The Spokane City Council has been rocked by a seismic shift in the balance of impotence. The council’s right-leaning rube majority has been replaced by a preponderance of lunks of …
Sun., Nov. 3, 2013
Doug Clark: Egad, now it’s barbers with a little off the top
What’s going on around here? First it’s bikini baristas.
Thu., Oct. 31, 2013
Doug Clark: Council campaign fortune could be better spent
It takes a lot to shock me after nearly 40 years of journalism. I once had to conduct an interview while standing next to a charred corpse that lay among …
Sun., Oct. 27, 2013
Clark: Drivers share close encounters with wildlife
The other day, I told you about my nightmarish collision with a big female moose that galloped in front of our new pickup truck on a recent Friday night a …
Thu., Oct. 24, 2013
Doug Clark: Shaken, unscathed after moose mishap
Luck, a wise soul once observed, is the residue of good design. In which case I’d like to thank the Toyota Corp., its American and Canadian auto parts manufacturers, its …
Sun., Oct. 20, 2013
Doug Clark: Mayor David Condon gains little currency with coin
On Friday I set out on a downtown quest to determine the street value of Spokane’s newest mode of currency, the Condon Coin. Haven’t heard of the Condon Coin?
Thu., Oct. 17, 2013
Doug Clark: Intrepid columnist helps stargazers recalibrate
I’m not trying to upset anyone’s personal belief system, but I’m becoming more and more convinced that astrology is not the exact science it’s cracked up to be. Before we …
Sun., Oct. 13, 2013
Doug Clark: Knuckles aren’t the only thing brass about Kevin Smathers
The plot sickens: We’ve got this Spokane fire captain, Kevin Smathers, who supposedly kept illegal brass knuckles in his city vehicle and stored city-issued firearms in his personal safe.
Sun., Oct. 6, 2013
Clark: South Hill magazine could use more glitz, less filler
In this time of texts, tweets and emails, about the only actual mail I get are boring bills, report cards from Avista branding me an energy pig and postcards from …
Thu., Oct. 3, 2013
Doug Clark: Simple quiz tests ability to get grip on gridlock
We’re living in the craziest times. The federal government can’t function. Meanwhile, any 17-year-old counter worker at Dick’s can take the burger orders from a busload of basketball players without …
Sun., Sept. 29, 2013
Clark: Musicians Legacy & Legends Project sounds pretty sweet
The Musicians Legacy & Legends Project. That’s the name a handful of local musicians put on a simple idea that is also noble and long overdue.
Thu., Sept. 26, 2013
Clark: Dutch’s needs help packing Singer’s last gift
I figured the last word had been written on Dutch’s. After all, Spokane’s near-century-old downtown pawnshop and music store will be closing its doors forever at October’s end. I was …
Sun., Sept. 22, 2013
Clark: Answers at the Reddy on latest from Avista
Hello and welcome to another installment of Ask Reddy Kilowatt. The iconic former power company mascot, with his red lightning-bolt body and light bulb nose, has agreed to come back …
Thu., Sept. 19, 2013
Clark: Atlantic article jumps on tragedy to trash Spokane
‘There are three kinds of lies,” Mark Twain once observed. “Lies, damned lies and statistics.”
Sun., Sept. 15, 2013
Clark: Downtown Spokane’s stark reality plain to see
Boy Mayor got it almost right. Last February, in his annual State of the City hoo-haw, Mayor David Condon declared his intent to make Spokane the Northwest’s “City of Choice.”
Thu., Sept. 12, 2013
Doug Clark: Bikini baristas at risk of a city cover-up
As we get ready to say so long to the summer of 2013, a burning question comes to mind. Whatever happened to Mike Fagan’s war on the bikini barista babe …
Sun., Sept. 8, 2013
Clark: Struggling to stay between lines with football
Elected officials, as all of us learn by the time we can vote, are nothing more than common burglars with glossier footwear. So imagine how stunned I was to read …
Sun., Sept. 1, 2013
Clark: Spokane not broken by breaking news
The last week or so has seen a depressing run of news here in the Spokane area. But don’t despair. As you’ll hopefully deduce from the following actual recent news …
Thu., Aug. 29, 2013
Doug Clark: If ‘Shorty’ Belton dealt crack, I’ll don a tutu
So 88-year-old Delbert “Shorty” Belton was really a lowdown Spokane crack dealer. And not only that …