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Bikini baristas may become tank-top baristas after ruling

SEATTLE – The “bikini baristas” in one Washington city might become tank-top baristas following a U.S. appeals court ruling. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Wednesday overturned a …


Attorney in bikini baristas lawsuit wants out of case

An attorney representing a group of bikini baristas and a coffee chain owner in a lawsuit challenging the city of Everett over its dress code ordinances is seeking to leave …


UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 11, 2017, 9:42 p.m.

Bikini baristas sue city over new dress code ordinance

A group of baristas who wear bikinis at work have sued a Washington state city, saying two recently passed ordinances banning bare skin violate their rights to free expression and …


Everett outlaws bikini-clad employees at certain businesses

The City Council in Everett, Washington has voted to require employees at coffee stands to wear a minimum of tank tops and shorts, in response to businesses where woman often …


Everett officials consider dress code for bikini baristas

A northwest Washington state city is considering a dress code for scantily-clad baristas officials say sell sex along with lattes.


Exposure law proposal focused on Spokane baristas falls short on signatures

Bikini baristas will remain in Spokane. The Spokane County Elections Office ruled as invalid nearly half of the signatures collected to place an initiative on the November ballot asking voters …


Your coffee order includes a six-pack at Spokane stand

First came the nearly nude jiggling barista gals at XXXtreme Espresso. Now come the bare-chested beefcake boys, flaunting their tanned man muscles at Hot Cup of Joe.


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 27, 2013, 8:56 a.m.

Spokane Valley bikini baristas ordinance passes

SPOKANE VALLEY — The Spokane Valley City Council unanimously approved an ordinance Tuesday that identifies what body parts cannot be exposed in public.


Doug Clark: Egad, now it’s barbers with a little off the top

What’s going on around here? First it’s bikini baristas.


Bikini Barista issue goes to Spokane County officials

The battle over bikini baristas moved this week to the Spokane County Courthouse, as county commissioners said they will hear from the public on their own version of an espresso …


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 …


Doug Clark: Spokane City Council navigates barista storm to right port

It’s a commonly held belief that the public couldn’t care less about government. But that’s only because government is almost always dealing with such dull and boring stuff, like annexations, …


Editorial: Modest steps could make barista furor less steamy

The cities of Spokane and Spokane Valley are mired in debates over bikini baristas who wear nothing of the kind. After all, skimpy swimwear is legal and more or less …


XXXtreme Espresso draws protests

More than 200 people filled Spokane Valley City Council chambers and packed the hallways Tuesday to ask elected officials to force lingerie-clad baristas at nearby XXXtreme Espresso to cover up …


Doug Clark: Bikini baristas at risk of a city cover-up

As we get ready to say so long to the summer of 2013, a burning question comes to mind. Whatever happened to Mike Fagan’s war on the bikini barista babe …


Clark: Fagan fight a tempest in a C-cup

It’s always such a drag coming back from vacation. Not only do I have to start thinking about committing some actual work, but there’s the chore of ridding my computer …


Bikini-clad baristas prompt cover-up talk

On Monday, Mike Fagan passed around a list of anatomical definitions to members of the city’s Public Safety Committee, including fellow Spokane City Council members, the police chief and the …