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Rob Curley is the editor of The Spokesman-Review and joined the newspaper in 2016. He has previously held leadership positions at The Orange County Register, Las Vegas Sun, Washington Post and Lawrence Journal-World.

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News >  Column
Sept. 14, 2019, 6:33 p.m.
On Friday night, Condon was wearing his tux inside a U.S. Pavilion that was filled with others who were similarly overdressed for a night at Riverfront Park. It was for his annual, and final, “Our Town Gala” mayor’s ball. He wanted to make this one count. Literally.

News >  Column
Sept. 9, 2019, 12:05 a.m.
For the second year in a row, The Spokesman-Review’s popular Northwest Passages book club and community forum series is hosting a stage at the fair. Only this time, they gave us a really big stage that’s super easy to find. And cool things happen on that stage that most people don’t get to see.

Sept. 1, 2019, 6 a.m.
As soon as Labor Day passes, September and November are great months for a Las Vegas visit. The summer crowds thin out, the Mojave heat starts to break, and good deals can be found.

News >  Column
Aug. 22, 2019, 5 a.m.
As we’ve worked through the process to celebrate the Inland Northwest’s next generation of women leaders, we’ve been reminded of several incredible women who have long helped to make the Spokane area all that it is. That being said, we still do need a little more help.

News >  Column
Aug. 14, 2019, midnight
Molly’s work is different because it feels so human. If you saw one of her watercolors in an art museum, you wouldn’t think a second about it being out of place. Because it wouldn’t be.

News >  Spokane
Aug. 13, 2019, 5 a.m.
There’s a certain point in your life – let’s call it sometime in your mid-40s – when you realize some of the things you loved when you were younger haven’t aged well.

News >  Column
Aug. 4, 2019, midnight
You know from the beginning that it can’t be a complete list of the best ... more of just a guide to goodness.

News >  Column
Aug. 1, 2019, 9 p.m.
Non Sequitur was one of the most-read comics in the United States until its creator snuck an anti-Trump message into a strip and hundreds of newspaper canceled it. Slowly, some newspapers are coming back. The Spokesman-Review begins running Non Sequitur again, after an outpouring from our subscribers, this Sunday.

News >  Column
July 23, 2019, 6 p.m.
When Dorothy Dean and her nostalgia-filled recipes returned to the pages of The Spokesman-Review in the snow-filled winter of 2017 after a nearly 35-year absence, it was like our long-lost surrogate grandmother had returned.

News >  Spokane
July 12, 2019, 11:07 p.m.
Some people have jobs. Others have careers. And then there are those who have callings. Having dinner with Joanna James, Mareya Ibrahim and Deborah Di Bernardo makes that point. Great food tastes even better when the secret ingredient is engaging conversation seasoned perfectly with inspiration.

News >  Spokane
July 7, 2019, 5 a.m.
The customer call that came one day last December was different than any other. A longtime resident wanted daily delivery of The Spokesman-Review. At the International Space Station.

News >  Column
June 23, 2019, 5 a.m.
We asked readers if they wanted to forgive the creator of the “Non Sequitur” cartoon for

News >  Spokane
June 23, 2019, midnight
“The Lilac City” has worked well for Spokane for a very long time. It still does. It’s who we are. But our city now has something else in addition to some very pleasant-smelling purple flowers that we should celebrate. Basketball.

News >  Spokane
June 22, 2019, 11:07 p.m.
As a full-time student at Penn State, the 22-year-old graduate of Central Valley High School became a member of the Disney College Program in January 2018. When her internship was over, she continued both her online college classes and her employment at Disneyland.

A&E >  Music
June 13, 2019, 5:15 p.m.
Grab your tickets, Spokane. Judas Priest’s first local show since 1990 is nearly sold out.

News >  Spokane
June 9, 2019, 5 a.m.
Back in February, the “Non Sequitur” comic that ran in our newspaper had a hidden message in it. It was a naughty message. Really naughty. Involving President Trump. So, like many newspapers across the nation, The Spokesman-Review canceled the comic. Many readers have written notes asking that we bring it back. Should we? Well, we’re putting it to a vote.

News >  Spokane
May 9, 2019, 5 a.m.
The story of a young child with a fascination for business isn’t what packed the banquet room at the Davenport Grand for the spring meeting of the Association of Washington Business. It was Nikki Haley, the former U.S. ambassador to the UN, two-term governor and that daughter turned bookkeeper.

News >  Spokane
April 21, 2019, 5 a.m.
Janet Hubbard had only played a few chords when she said, to no one in particular, that she could hear it ... something more than just the music responding to her fingers.

News >  Spokane
March 30, 2019, 10:01 p.m.
A hotel with deep roots in Spokane was now hosting Florida State during the Seminoles’ Sweet 16 trip to Anaheim.

March 29, 2019, 5 a.m.
Seated eight rows behind the Bulldogs’ bench, Thayne McCulloh is just as nervous as the rest of the 1,000 or so people decked out in Gonzaga colors in the Honda Center.

News >  Spokane
March 27, 2019, 5 a.m.
If you’re heading to Anaheim to see Gonzaga in the Sweet 16, you’ve likely already put together a mental checklist of the types of food you’re either craving or the places you’ve always wanted to eat.

News >  Column
March 26, 2019, 5 a.m.
Gonzaga’s sweet road trip to Anaheim for the NCAA Tournament means a whole bunch of folks from Spokane just got unexpected travel plans to the land of the Real Housewives, and – both more importantly and less goofy – Disneyland.

News >  Column
March 26, 2019, 5 a.m.
The good part about being an editor is that you typically see lots of the country, as you move from newspaper to newspaper. That’s also kind of the bad part, too. But not this week. And especially for those heading to Southern California to see Gonzaga in the Sweet 16.

News >  Spokane
March 26, 2019, 5 a.m.
Awesome eats at Anaheim Packing District It’s a throwback to when oranges actually ruled Orange County.

News >  Spokane
March 23, 2019, 5 a.m.
Most freshman college basketball players just want to get into the game. Sophomores want to score. Juniors want to start. And seniors simply want to win. Especially the seniors on the Gonzaga women’s basketball team.