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Lawsuit: Men treated unfairly in college sex assault cases

A former Drake University student who says the Des Moines-based university failed to consider his allegations of sexual assault against a female student but believed her allegations against him is challenging federal guidelines for investigating such cases.

Cosby lawyers say comedian is too blind to defend himself

Bill Cosby’s eyesight has deteriorated to the point where he cannot identify his accusers in photographs or otherwise help with his defense, his lawyers said Wednesday as they waged a multipronged effort to get the sexual assault case against the 79-year-old comedian thrown out.

Shawn Vestal: Spokane Daiquiri Factory owner consistently did the wrong thing

It would not have happened to a nicer guy. When the deputies came to put a stake in the heart of the Spokane Daiquiri Factory, it had long since ceased being a matter of one ignorant rape joke. That controversy might well have subsided, had the guy who owned the place done the simple, obvious, decent thing. And, had decency not been a good enough reason to do that, a self-interested business owner might have simply recognized the chance to make the most of all the attention he was getting and pretended to be decent. He could have spun that manure into great PR: We’ve changed the name. We made a mistake. We’re very sorry.

Gonzaga sues bar for trademark abuse

Gonzaga University has filed a federal lawsuit to stop a controversial downtown bar from using its logo and mascot in advertising.

Doug Clark: Free speech shields bar; customers may not

When I heard that a Spokane bar was serving “Date Grape Koolaid,” I knew the morons running this joint would eventually need my help. And sure enough, the Daiquiri Factory, 121 N. Wall St., is now in trouble up to its highballs.

Downtown bar draws protest with ‘Date Grape Koolaid’

Nearly a hundred people turned out Saturday evening to protest at the grand opening of the Daiquiri Factory in downtown Spokane, loudly chanting objections to a drink named “Date Grape Koolaid.” The protest was organized on Facebook in a matter of hours after the nightclub posted its drink menu on Friday. Taylor Malone set up a page on the social media site advertising the protest.