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UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 7, 2018, 4:05 p.m.

Auntie’s Bookstore at 40: Owner hopes many new chapters await

Auntie’s Bookstore will celebrate its 40th anniversary Saturday, marking a longevity that’s rare among small retailers, and particularly notable for an independent book seller.


Front & Center: John Waite says his love of literature, not lucre, behind his purchase of Auntie’s Bookstore

Six weeks ago, Auntie’s Bookstore wasn’t on John Waite’s radar. Today, he owns it.


Victims upset with plea deal given to airman

Two people who awoke to find a man armed with a knife in their downtown apartment building last fall say they didn’t know the U.S. Air Force airman had his …


Condon and Lichty advance in mayor race

Spokane Mayor David Condon had the best primary election night of his elected life Tuesday, but he acknowledged the lopsided vote wasn’t a cause for unbridled celebration. “We all know …


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 4, 2015, 10:30 p.m.

Condon will face Lichty in November election

Spokane Mayor David Condon had the best primary election night of his elected life tonight in his quest to re-election.


City Hall no stranger to District 2 candidates

Candidates for Spokane City Council on the city’s south side are no strangers to City Hall. Two of the candidates have mounted unsuccessful campaigns for City Council in recent years. …


Political balance before Spokane voters

For the past year, the debate at Spokane City Hall often has devolved into two camps, the mayor versus the City Council. Or, more directly, David Condon versus Ben Stuckart. …


Hotel’s neighbors anticipating growth

Not more than two blocks from the Davenport Grand Hotel there is an economic revival of small bars, restaurants, an organic grocery, salons, an art-movie house, community advocacy organizations, specialty …


Saranac Commons next step in downtown Spokane evolution

Downtown Spokane’s once-gritty east end has evolved into a collection of shops, eateries and hipster hangouts. Another project from Spokane property owner Jim Sheehan, the Saranac Commons, will add to …


Vestal: Hip block of West Main crying out for edgy moniker

You know something’s really alive when you get the urge to name it. That’s where things stand in the little block on the east end of West Main Avenue – …


Spin Control: Political force is strong in this one

Politicians are always looking to expand their base, even when they divide the electorate into different groups. Business owners. Union members. Blue collar workers. Soccer moms. Seniors. College students. John …


Labor Council backs Riccelli without seeking views of other Democrats in House race

Candidates haven’t even officially signed up to run for office, but the contest for a state House seat representing central Spokane is heating up. The race for the seat held …


Snyder, Waite enter field for House seat

The scramble is on for a state House seat in central Spokane, part of the fallout of Senate Majority Leader Lisa Brown’s surprise decision not to seek re-election. Brown said …


Council candidate stays on the air

No candidate for Spokane office has had as much air time this campaign season as Mike Fagan, and he hasn’t had to dig into his campaign funds to get it. …


Northeast Spokane council candidates have all run for office before

To the cynical voter, the crowded field of candidates running to represent northeast Spokane on the City Council could be seen as a list of rejects. Each of the six …


Q&A: John Waite, running for Spokane City Council seat representing Northeast Spokane

John Waite gives his positions on taxes, libraries, streets and other issues facing the city in The Spokesman-Review’s Spokane City Council candidate questionnaire. Waite faces Gary Pollard, Mike Fagan, Luke …


Council candidates split on global warming’s cause

Only four of the dozen candidates running for Spokane City Council say human activity contributes significantly to global warming. The rest – including two incumbents – question what has become …


Union contracts contentious issue in six-way council race

It’s not easy to goad Nancy McLaughlin into a fight. Even during the most passionate Spokane City Council debates, she’s among the least likely of the seven members to shout, …


Candidates enter fray

About a dozen candidates for local offices waited Monday morning for the door of the Spokane County Elections Office to open to officially launch their campaigns. “They are marching us …