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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
Nov. 4, 2018, 5:30 a.m.
The letters, emails and phone calls probably started in June. One of my favorite things about Spokane, and especially our subscribers, is that people here pay attention to the smallest details. They also aren’t afraid of sharing their observations about those things – especially any changes they don’t especially appreciate.

News >  Business
Oct. 28, 2018, 5 a.m.
Spokesman-Review Editor Rob Curley recently spoke with Avista CEO Scott Morris for a podcast that touched on several aspects of the company’s proposed sale to Hydro One Ltd., including what it means to the community where Morris was raised and went to school.

News >  Column
Oct. 28, 2018, 5 a.m.
Scott Morris is the CEO of Avista as it heads directly into one of the biggest and more important moments in the iconic Spokane company’s 128-year history: its pending $5.3 billion sale to Canada’s Hydro One.

News >  Column
Oct. 20, 2018, 8:06 p.m.
In doing that research for our family’s move to this area, it didn’t take long to figure out Gonzaga mattered. It also didn’t take long to realize that Zags basketball might mean more to us than most expected.

News >  Column
Oct. 13, 2018, 10:14 p.m.
Like all places, there’s typically a big difference between how the locals view their communities versus how the rest of the world views them. It was that very idea that set up one of The Spokesman-Review’s most in-depth series in our newspaper’s 135-year-history: “A Year in the Fields.”

News >  Column
Oct. 12, 2018, midnight
On the very day it was announced that Matthew Shepard’s ashes would be interred at the Washington National Cathedral, 20 years after his death, Westboro Baptist showed up in Spokane for pickets at Lewis and Clark High School and Gonzaga University.

News >  Column
Sept. 30, 2018, midnight
When our editor talks to different community groups about our newspaper’s different missions, he often explains our hope to be a daily instruction manual to life in our community. Then it hit us – we should totally make that book.

News >  Column
Sept. 22, 2018, 10:50 p.m.
Never mess up the crossword puzzles, a wise editor once said. Boy was he right.

News >  Column
Sept. 6, 2018, 6 a.m.
Our newsroom has now spent way more than “A Year in the Fields” as we’ve told the stories of the Washington farmer, and we want to talk with even more folks involved with our state’s agriculture scene. A county fair is a logical place to have those discussions.

July 29, 2018, 5 a.m.
From a top Gonzaga baseball pitcher to the minor leagues, now Marco Gonzales is making moves with the Seattle Mariners.

July 6, 2018, 10:04 p.m.
Ballpark Digest’s contest is now focused on the short-season A leagues. The bracket started with 32 stadiums across the nation. And the finals have two teams from Washington: Spokane’s Avista Stadium and Gesa Stadium in Pasco.

News >  Column
June 17, 2018, 8:27 p.m.
Watching families play catch after Sunday afternoon Spokane Indians games is where happiness and baseball collides.

News >  Spokane
June 5, 2018, 5:30 a.m.
As CEO of one of the region’s largest charities, O’Quinn gets to do the sorts of things most elected officials can only dream about.

News >  Column
June 2, 2018, 11:10 p.m.
The Mariners have been hosting Gonzaga Nights for years now, but Saturday’s was as perfect as one could be. And one of the most attended as nearly 2,000 Bulldog fans showed up to hang out with others who know more about Final Fours than they do the infield-fly rule.

May 8, 2018, 7 a.m.
John State is the culinary director of food and beverage for the Disneyland Resort in Southern California, in charge of everything from fine dining to the best corn dog you’ve ever eaten, and – of course – the fanciest candied apples you’ve ever seen.

A&E >  Food
May 6, 2018, 6 a.m.
For Disneyland culinary master John State, sometimes a simple corn dog hits the spot.

News >  Column
March 15, 2018, 5 a.m.
It’s not often that a bit of misbehaving is such a community-bonding moment.

News >  Spokane
Feb. 24, 2018, 6 a.m.
The Zags were on TV and it was a party. Well, TV probably isn’t the most accurate description. It was really a couple of huge projectors with screen sizes more in line with what you get in some small movie theaters. The volume also was just a little too loud.

News >  Column
Dec. 22, 2017, 12:01 a.m.
You learn a lot about people when you stand outside on a cold day, ringing a bell in front of a red kettle.

News >  Column
Nov. 23, 2017, midnight
Last year on Thanksgiving, our newspaper published my first column as the new editor of The Spokesman-Review. It was the first time we talked about some of the philosophical changes we were making at our community’s newspaper of record.

Oct. 27, 2017, 8:28 p.m.
A redband rally got one more win for the Spokane Indians this year.

News >  Column
Sept. 17, 2017, 6 a.m.
She couldn’t have been 5. Her face was painted like a tiger. There was a pink ribbon in her hair. She had just “won” a stuffed husky. It was too early to have a name picked out for the puppy dog, but the few being discussed indicated gender wasn’t going to be a huge concern.

News >  Column
Sept. 7, 2017, 10:38 p.m.
Most of us remember our first visit to the county fair. We were little.

News >  Spokane
Sept. 7, 2017, 10:10 p.m.
The county fair offers timeless fun for the whole community. Here’s what you need to know to plan your visit.

News >  Column
Sept. 3, 2017, 11:16 p.m.
Growing up as a huge baseball fan in the Heartland during an era when a couple of Brett brothers with Spokane ties played for my beloved Kansas City Royals, the only thing more certain than pine tar was the postseason.