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  • SUNDAY, DEC. 16, 2012

    Spotlight: Hay, Junkies set local shows

    So far, 2013 is shaping up to be a good concert season, especially for music fans of the Gen X persuasion. Too Far North productions has booked former Men at …


  • THURSDAY, OCT. 25, 2012

    Shenanigans continues its location hunt

    The CEO of the company that recently closed C.I. Shenanigans said he’s looking for a new restaurant location in Spokane. RAM International’s Jeff Iverson said Spokane has been a good …


  • MONDAY, OCT. 15, 2012

    Owner closes CI Shenanigans unexpectedly

    The owner of downtown Spokane restaurant CI Shenanigans closed the business Saturday evening, surprising the restaurant’s landlord, the Spokane Public Facilities District. About 40 workers were affected by the closure.


  • SUNDAY, OCT. 14, 2012, 3:39 P.M.

    Shenanigans closes its doors as facilities district prepares for demolition

    CI Shenanigans closes its doors, leaving about 40 workers out of jobs


  • WEDNESDAY, OCT. 10, 2012

    Arena, convention center bond sale gets OK

    The Spokane County commissioners on Tuesday unanimously approved a resolution to sell $15 million in bonds as financial backing for expansions of the Spokane Convention Center and Spokane Veterans Memorial …


  • THURSDAY, SEPT. 27, 2012

    Artist modifies images to make her own medium

    When artist Gay Waldman was in kindergarten, her teacher sent her home with a note that read: “Gay will be an inspiring artist one day.” Waldman said her father thought …


  • SATURDAY, SEPT. 15, 2012

    Hoteliers see good, bad in Worthys’ plans

    Spokane-area hotel managers have mixed feelings about Walt and Karen Worthy’s plans to build a 700-room downtown hotel. Yes, the 15-story full-service hotel will take away some of their business, …


  • THURSDAY, SEPT. 13, 2012

    Worthys announce plans to build headquarters hotel

    In the span of four weeks Walt and Karen Worthy pieced together ambitious plans to build the city’s largest hotel: a 700-room, 15-story showpiece connected to the Spokane Convention Center. …


  • THURSDAY, SEPT. 13, 2012

    PFD says voter approval sparked couple’s interest

    The move by Walt and Karen Worthy to build a convention headquarters hotel on Spokane Falls Boulevard shows the economic potential of expanding the Spokane Convention Center, public officials said …


  • WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 12, 2012, 9:02 A.M.

    Worthys to build 15-story hotel downtown

    Developer and hotelier Walt Worthy will build a 15-story, 700-room hotel south of the Spokane Convention Center, connected to the center by a skywalk, according to a press release.


  • THURSDAY, JULY 12, 2012

    Landers: Fly fishing fair benefits experts, beginners

    Molly Semenik admits to being intimidated as she walked into her first International Fly Fishing Fair and began mingling with champions of the sport. “I was still dreaming about being …


  • WEDNESDAY, APRIL 18, 2012

    Convention Center expansion measure passing

    Spokane County voters on Tuesday appeared to approve a ballot measure to expand the Spokane Convention Center and add more seats to the Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena. Measure 1 had …


  • TUESDAY, APRIL 17, 2012, 8:26 P.M.

    Voters say yes to Convention Center expansion

    Spokane County voters on Tuesday appeared to be approving a ballot measure to expand the Spokane Convention Center and add more seats to the Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena.


  • WEDNESDAY, APRIL 4, 2012

    Mailer for Measure 1 may have violated law, PDC says

    The taxpayer-supported Spokane Public Facilities District may have violated campaign rules last month when it sent voters a newsletter depicting passage of a tax measure as “necessary” and “critical.” Although …


  • WEDNESDAY, MARCH 28, 2012

    Measure 1 campaign pulls McLaughlin ad

    The campaign to extend taxes to pay for the expansion of the Spokane Convention Center and Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena has pulled a TV ad featuring Spokane City Councilwoman Nancy …


  • SATURDAY, MARCH 3, 2012

    Paul decries government ‘busybodies’

    Ron Paul, making a return visit to Spokane in advance of today’s Republican precinct caucuses, showed again Friday that he continues to enjoy strong support across the Inland Northwest. Paul …


  • THURSDAY, JAN. 12, 2012

    County may add fairgrounds to PFD ballot

    Spokane County Commissioners said Wednesday they might want a piece of the action when voters are asked for money to expand the existing Convention Center and add seats to the …


  • THURSDAY, NOV. 24, 2011

    Former meth addict found new beginning at mission, in kitchen


    Few people have more to give thanks for than Kimmi Halbrook, who served up a heaping helping of gratitude with every plate she prepared at the annual Union Gospel Mission …


  • SUNDAY, OCT. 30, 2011

    Spotlight: ‘Norman’ a hit with critics

    The positive reviews continue to pile up for the Spokane-filmed coming-of-age movie “Norman,” which extends its run this week at the River Park Square AMC. The film-review compilation site Rotten …


  • SUNDAY, MARCH 27, 2011

    Spotlight: Martin, Lang, Moody Blues highlight bookings

    We have a solid list of new concert bookings to announce: • Steve Martin and his banjo act, July 22, 8 p.m., Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox – This …


  • WEDNESDAY, FEB. 23, 2011

    Convention center expansion hinges on tax vote

    Five years after opening a new convention center, the Spokane Public Facilities District is readying plans to ask voters for a $65 million expansion. The proposal would add more than …


  • TUESDAY, FEB. 22, 2011, 7:25 P.M.

    Facilities district seeks $65 million expansion

    Five years after opening a new convention center, the Spokane Public Facilities District is readying plans to ask voters for a $65 million expansion.


  • SATURDAY, MARCH 20, 2010, 7:13 P.M.

    Volleyball tournament a big draw

    Spokane sports fan had a tough choice this weekend: spike or dunk. In addition to the much-touted NCAA men’s basketball tournament, Spokane played host to the Pacific Northwest Qualifier, a …


  • TUESDAY, MARCH 16, 2010

    Shenanigan’s restaurant sold

    Downtown Spokane eatery C.I. Shenanigan’s has been purchased by the Spokane Public Facilities District. But loyal customers can take a breath – Shenanigan’s will remain where it is for the …


  • MONDAY, MARCH 15, 2010, 5:35 P.M.

    Facilities district buys Spokane restaurant Shenanigan’s

    Downtown Spokane eatery C.I. Shenanigan’s has been purchased by the Spokane Public Facilities District. But loyal customers can take a breath — Shenanigan’s will remain where it is for the …


  • SUNDAY, FEB. 28, 2010, 12:30 A.M.

    Sport fishing show coming to Spokane

    A harbinger of spring salmon fishing is coming to town March 5-7. “The last time I gave a seminar on fishing for spring chinook was 2001, the year of the …


  • SUNDAY, FEB. 28, 2010

    2010 Great Western Sportfishing Show programs set

    Local and regional experts in all types of fishing will present programs at six different areas of the Great Western Sportfishing show during its three-day run - Friday through Sunday …


  • FRIDAY, JULY 17, 2009

    Parking lot will narrow block of Main Avenue

    A lane of travel in a block of a downtown street will be eliminated this summer to make way for a bigger parking lot. The Spokane Public Facilities District next …


  • MONDAY, JULY 13, 2009

    Spokane gets set to welcome athletes from around world

    Stevie Gilbert grabbed the yardstick, turned it horizontally and walked through Wonders of the World bead shop, the store she manages in the Flour Mill shopping center north of downtown …


  • SUNDAY, MARCH 1, 2009

    Show offers angling tips

    Anglers can catch a lesson on skills needed to be successful at Inland Northwest fisheries during the Annual Great Western Sportfishing Show Friday through next Sunday at the Spokane Convention …


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