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Kip Hill

Kip Hill joined The Spokesman-Review in 2013. He currently is a reporter for the City Desk covering City Hall, Congressional politics and the marijuana industry. He previously hosted the newspaper's podcast.
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Pot shop vs. video arcade: City council members call ‘shenanigans’ after marijuana license is rejected

UPDATED: Fri., June 16, 2017, 11:09 a.m.

Calling it a ‘moral dilemma,’ City Councilman Mike Fagan has asked his colleagues to ease the restrictions on marijuana business locating near arcades for six months to allow an East Spokane pot shop to relocate. Questions have been raised about the arcade’s legitimacy, in large part because it opened months after the store’s owners gave their intent to move.

Colin Mulvany/The Spokesman-Review

'Myst' founders reunite for 'Obduction'  

After more than a decade, the Miller brothers – creators of the wildly popular “Myst” series of computer games – were back together in the studio last week filming for the “spiritual successor” to the trailblazing franchise. Robyn Miller, the younger of the two, stood by as Cyan World employees scrubbed his Civil War-inspired garb with dirt from the yard outside the team’s studio in Mead. He glanced down at his hand.

Tyler Tjomsland/The Spokesman-Review

Gerlach acquitted in shooting death of fleeing vehicle thief 73 

A Spokane jury affirmed the rights of gun owners to protect themselves on Thursday, acquitting Gail Gerlach of killing a man who was speeding away in Gerlach’s stolen SUV. Tears fell on both sides of the courtroom as the not guilty verdict was read in the controversial case. Gerlach’s wife, Sharon, wept and embraced her family, as the grandmother of the man shot dead, Brendon Kaluza-Graham, burst into tears, saying her grandson would never get a chance to answer to a judge for his crime.

Dan Pelle/The Spokesman-Review

Man arrested in South Hill fatal shooting 13 

The lawlessness, big money and complex business dealings of the North Dakota oil fields likely prompted the shooting death of a South Hill man in his home last month, according to investigators. Spokane police detectives stitched together an intricate web of speculative business deals by Doug Carlile, who solicited hundreds of thousands of dollars each from several investors to get in on the ground floor of a piece of Indian reservation land with the potential to produce billions of dollars worth of crude, according to one speculator.

Dan Pelle/The Spokesman-Review