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  • Eddie Bauer shutters downtown mall store

    Outdoor clothing retailer Eddie Bauer closed its downtown Spokane retail store recently, leaving only an outlet store in the Spokane Valley, the Bellevue-based company said Friday. Spokeswoman Sarah Redgrave said …


  • Eddie Bauer closes downtown Spokane store

    Outdoor clothing retailer Eddie Bauer closed its downtown Spokane retail store recently, leaving only an outlet store in the Spokane Valley, the Bellevue-based company said Friday.


  • Top jail site reaffirmed

    Once again a consulting study has concluded the best site for a new medium-security Spokane County jail is next to the existing high-security jail. A “weighted analysis” released Friday lists …


  • Siddoway chosen to fill Appeals Court vacancy

    A Spokane attorney involved in a couple of the most contentious civic projects in the past 20 years was named Wednesday to an opening on the state Court of Appeals. …


  • Memo on legal work in RPS case surfaces

    A lawyer with the state attorney general’s office who provided a legal review of an investigation into a fatal 2006 River Park Square garage crash believed his review was being …


  • Amid buzz, Apple quiet on possible Spokane store

    If Apple intends to open one of its stylish retail stores in Spokane, the Cupertino, Calif.-based company is saying little to confirm that rumor.


  • Decade’s local politics had highs and lows, thrills and chills

    Local politics for the Double Zeroes, or whatever one calls the last decade, started with a promise of a new millenium and a broken campaign promise. It ended with lots …


  • Scary Christmas

    The annual outing to get the kid’s picture on Santa’s lap is just a crying shame for some parents. For Paul and Kathy Marshall, it started when their only child, …


  • Mall shake-up

    When Chicago-based General Growth Properties Inc. filed for bankruptcy in April, the news set off alarms for dozens of Spokane and North Idaho retailers doing business in three area malls …


  • City ordinance reins in public-private deals

    Never again. That’s the message city leaders say they hope is sent with the ordinance approved unanimously Monday that outlaws some of the most controversial elements of the River Park …


  • Garage critics oppose Ormsby nomination

    A former mayor of Spokane and other critics of the River Park Square project are opposing the nomination of a local lawyer to be the next U.S. attorney for Eastern …


  • Council to take up public-private deals

    An ordinance designed to prevent officials from entering into deals similar to the one that partnered the city with River Park Square in the late 1990s will be considered tonight …


  • Ormsby nominated to be U.S. attorney for East Side

    Michael C. Ormsby, who won a political office when he was 18 and has spent ensuing years in public service positions, has been nominated to be the next U.S. attorney …


  • Prosecutor seeks advice on RPS crash

    Spokane County Prosecutor Steve Tucker has asked for advice from the state Attorney General’s office on an investigation into the death of a woman whose car fell from the River …


  • Garage manager said he marked wall for replacing

    Thirteen years before a woman died when her car hit a wall that gave way at the River Park Square garage, the garage’s manager may have marked the panel to …


  • State may look into RPS garage death

    Spokane County Prosecutor Steve Tucker said this week that he may ask the state attorney general’s office to help decide if manslaughter charges should be brought in the case of …


  • City officials release more RPS documents

    Spokane city officials on Thursday turned over a packet of River Park Square documents they had previously labeled confidential. The records, which detail disputes among attorneys working for the city …


  • Mall garage price-fixing conspiracy suspected

    The attorney who originally handled the city’s litigation over River Park Square wanted to accuse a former Spokane mayor and two City Council members of being part of a conspiracy …


  • U.S. attorney cleared in RPS case

    The office that investigates possible misconduct by U.S. attorneys has cleared Eastern Washington’s federal prosecutor of allegations leveled against him last year surrounding River Park Square. H. Marshall Jarrett, head …


  • Mayor hopes law ends garage debate

    Mayor Mary Verner said a proposed ordinance aimed at preventing financial ordeals similar to the River Park Square deal should put an end to official city discussion of the controversial …


  • City’s RPS strategy faces familiar critic

    The Seattle attorney who originally represented the city of Spokane in the contentious River Park Square issue is accusing his successor of misleading council members with a failed legal strategy …


  • RPS lawyer cleared of conflict of interest

    An attorney for the owners of River Park Square did not violate bar association rules against conflicts of interests when he represented the mall and the company that publishes The …


  • Cowles Co. opposed RPS papers’ release

    The company that owns The Spokesman-Review fought last year against the release of hundreds of pages of documents generated in the lead-up to the River Park Square lawsuit settlement. The …


  • Parking garage claims settled

    The IRS and a law firm for two Northwest attorneys involved in the River Park Square garage bonds have settled an investigation into the sale of bonds which were at …


  • Cowles firms pay $6.5 million judgment

    Cowles Co. development firms have paid a $6.5 million judgment, plus 12 percent interest, to satisfy a 2004 ruling obtained by the former manager of River Park Square, court documents …


  • RPS files to get review

    An outside attorney from the U.S. Justice Department will be asked to investigate whether anyone involved in the River Park Square development project broke federal corruption laws.


  • Mall garage was tax exempt

    The River Park Square parking garage was exempt from property taxes while it was operated by a city-created agency, a Washington state appeals court panel agreed this week. A three-judge …


  • Parking prices may go up

    The Spokane City Council soon will consider making downtown parking more expensive – partly to help pay off bonds for the River Park Square parking garage. A proposal endorsed by …


  • City settles lawsuits over RPS documents

    The city of Spokane apologized Monday for illegally withholding nearly 90 public documents related to a failed River Park Square parking garage deal in the 1990s. The apology was part …


  • Council to look at RPS disclosure settlement

    Spokane City Council members today are expected to consider a $299,000 settlement with Tim Connor, Camas Magazine and its publishers for failure to disclose public documents related to a failed …