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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.
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.
Never mess up the crossword puzzles, a wise editor once said. Boy was he right.
In the last year, print subscriptions across the country are up 25 percent to 100 percent depending on your rate. Outrageous, but based on simple economics.
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.
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.
You learn a lot about people when you stand outside on a cold day, ringing a bell in front of a red kettle.
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.
The county fair offers timeless fun for the whole community. Here’s what you need to know to plan your visit.
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.
Serious football fans know WSU coach Mike Leach is an offensive genius. There aren’t many college passing records that Leach’s “Air Raid” offense hasn’t completely destroyed. Other college coaches explain how “in awe” they are of his ability to read a passing game.
This week marks my one-year anniversary of the editor of The Spokesman-Review. I wanted to be here for so many reasons, but mostly because I had grown to dislike the smell of corporate journalism. I wanted to work someplace where profits weren’t the only measure of success.
This is what makes this year’s Gonzaga tale – you know, the ultimate connection between a community and its hometown team – one that makes you feel warm all over. Then the next thing you know, you’re grabbing a box of Kleenex and telling everyone around you how much you love them.
The Zags are likely the smartest team to be a No. 1 seed in the NCAA tournament.
The calls were immediate. Emails quickly followed. Now the stamped letters are arriving at our building on West Riverside. There have been a lot of changes to The Spokesman-Review over the last few months. We hear about them all. Almost instantly. Most have been met positively. Though we get an earful often enough. But nothing we’ve done to try to improve our newspaper has received the response that we got from the return of Dorothy Dean.
Living in Las Vegas teaches you things. Many of those lessons can’t be printed in a family newspaper, but the wisdom that can be shared on these pages is well worth knowing.
How journalists fare in a world of fake news.
Waking up on Christmas morning is one of life’s great moments.
Some of you have wondered what’s going on with The Spokesman-Review. A rumor is circulating that we shut the CdA office. Well, I’m still here and the bosses intend to keep me here. In fact, they’re actually going to require that I start working for my salary. After the first of the year, I’ll be writing my Huckleberries column five days a week.
It’s amazing to get to work in one of the most iconic buildings in the Inland Northwest. But it’s even more amazing to be a part of one of the last great local newspapers in this nation.