Robert Lee Yates is known to have murdered at least 13 women sex workers in the Lilac City. And while many had the good fortune of never meeting him, his presence was still an overwhelming threat. A menace that eventually led to the creation of Spokane’s premier homeless shelter for women, Hope House on Third Avenue.
When musician Larry Jess gathers his trumpet, it’s like a meeting between old friends – inseparable as the day is long, but still excited to make the acquaintance. Similar to a handshake, Jess works his way into it: first, by finding a tune through just the mouth piece. Then, with half of the instrument assembled.
Ben Goldfarb will discuss his PEN/E.O. Wilson Literary Science Writing Award-winning book “Eager: The Surprising Secret Life of Beavers and Why They Matter” with the Northwest Passages Book Club on Sept. 18.
Austen Sullivan ended up unconscious and jailed after his bicycle and a Spokane sheriff deputy’s cruiser collided. Video from that night captured a controversy that spurred investigations and a county payout.
On Saturday, from about noon to 7 p.m., the Harvester Restaurant in the small town of Spangle, about 20 minutes south of Spokane along U.S. Highway 195, will be transformed into a bull-riding mecca. More than a dozen cowboys and cowgirls will show the world what it’s like to be a real-life Urban Cowboy.
Don’t let the name ruin the fun: Pig out in the Park isn’t all about the pigs. Or the meats. In fact, in the food festival’s 40 years in Spokane, some might consider it decidedly vegetarian-friendly, with mounds of desserts, appetizers and all things deep fried, including mac and cheese.