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  • Former Bing manager sues for wrongful termination

    Former Bing Crosby Theater general manager Michael Smith has filed a lawsuit alleging he was denied overtime pay and wrongfully fired when he refused to perform illegal activities.

  • Bing Theater continues to benefit from artistic, structural upgrades

    Jerry Dicker has invested in a lot of downtown Spokane real estate, but it’s the Bing Crosby Theater that he calls his “labor of love.” Since acquiring the Bing in …

  • Bing Crosby Theater getting state-of-the-art upgrades

    Improvements to the Bing Crosby Theater are creating a buzz. Jerry Dicker purchased the downtown Spokane landmark 10 months ago and went to work.

  • Buyer plans to improve Bing Crosby Theater

    Spokane’s historic Bing Crosby Theater, a downtown entertainment landmark, has been purchased by area business developer Gerald V. Dicker. Dicker’s GVD Commercial Properties Inc. paid $920,000 to the previous owner, …

  • DSHS settles abuse case from ’70s for $1.7 million

    A Spokane man molested in the 1970s after being placed as a foster child in the home of a convicted child molester will be paid $1.7 million by the state …

  • The damage done

    In 1976, a teenager named Michael Phillip Smith lived in the home of a convicted child molester. The arrangement had the blessing of two juvenile probation officers and a judge, …

  • Files gone, histories erased

    It’s an open secret. Each year the state’s Department of Social and Health Services destroys thousands of private records about the children once in its care. Preserving the voluminous files …



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