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Spokane City Council says anti-public nudity initiative backers must gather signatures

The brewing debate about how much must be worn by baristas could be decided by voters. Three Spokane moms say they will gather signatures in hopes of asking voters to make it a misdemeanor to expose at least half of a female breast, any part of a female areola or nipple, or any part of male or female genitals or anus at any place the public has a right to be or see.

Spokane Valley City Council takes on bikini baristas

Spokane Valley City Council members said Thursday they’d like to see a new law regulating nudity at drive-thru coffee stands, just days after the Spokane City Council turned down a similar proposal. The announcement that the Spokane Valley council would create an ordinance to regulate the attire of scantily clad baristas prompted applause from the crowd at a special meeting Thursday.

Coffee stands’ owner defends baristas’ attire

Baristas offering drive-thru customers an eyeful of flesh with their coffee have drawn the ire of many residents; this week, they face possible crackdowns in Spokane and Spokane Valley. Yet the woman who owns three of the risqué coffee stands insists there’s nothing illegal going on: No one is forced to buy the coffee. None of the baristas are forced to work there.