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Kansas native and ‘mild dude’ Logan Mize: ‘I’m not a typical country artist’

When Wichita, Kansas, country singer-songwriter Logan Mize called the morning of Feb. 3, he was looking at about a foot of snow in Salt Lake City, and it was the …


Art Walk kicks off Winter Arts Tour

A major must-see on this weekend’s Spokane’s Winter Arts Tour is the bustling First Friday Art Walk.


Spokane City Council to vote on revised ban on high-pitched devices designed to drive away homeless

After minor revisions, the Spokane City Council will vote Monday on a bill drafted by Councilwoman Kate Burke that would outlaw the use of the Mosquito, which emits a high-pitched …


Totally cool! Eat, drink and be merry at the Davenport Grand’s terrace igloos

The holidays are over, but the Davenport Grand Hotel is offering a new experience that celebrates winter without the use of ice skates, skis or sleds. Six igloos located on …


Theme for this First Friday: art in dark rooms

Forget New Year’s diet resolutions to boost your health. Recent research has shown that visiting art galleries and museums can lower anxiety and depression, increase critical thinking skills and even …


Happy Hour of the Week: Baby Bar

There’s nothing infantile about Baby Bar downtown, as its Happy Hour lineup seven days a week is $3 domestics, $4 draft beer, $4 well drinks, $5 house wines, $5 bartender’s …


Happy Hour of the Week: Locust Cider & Brewing

The chain’s Spokane outlet opened Nov. 29. Choose any flatbread pizzas – from the interesting and fun Pork Burnt Ends, Frito Pie Pie and Brie Baron to the classic Pepperoni …


Shawn Vestal: Depths of Spokane history lie beneath fading downtown ghost signs

Our city’s historic brick buildings wear the faded history of painted advertisements all around downtown. The more you look, the more you see.


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 7, 2019

After six years, the Bartlett says ‘Farewell’

Farewell to the Bartlett, on Friday, features Miles Martin, Bristol, Cate, Bandit Train, Scott Ryan, the Holy Broke, Jenny Anne Mannan, Cedar and Boyer, Chris Molitor, Bob Riggs, Windoe, Blake …


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 26, 2019

‘A Place of Truths’: New downtown plaza teaches Spokane tribal history, river preservation

The city of Spokane debuted A Place of Truths Plaza downtown Friday afternoon. The $25 million project features public art from indigenous artists and a wastewater tank that will keep …


Happy Hour of the Week: Cochinito Taqueria

During Happy Hour, it’s $1 off select tacos, appetizers, beer and margaritas. During all-night Happy Hour on Tuesdays, one featured taco is $2. The margarita at chef-owner Travis Dickinson’s taqueria …


For a gourd-old time, head downtown to Fall Fest

Downtown Spokane is bringing autumn activities to the city during the second-annual Fall Fest.


Happy Hour of the Week: Post Street Ale House

In two visits to Post Street Ale House, two servers said most drinks are half off, and no food is on the Happy Hour menu. That’s a bummer because the …


Happy Hour of the Week: Steam Plant

Steam Plant was named by Men’s Journal as one of “the 10 coolest places in America to drink craft beer.” And it’s no wonder. The 1916 building, which operated as …


UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 11, 2019

Downtown music venue the Bartlett to close Nov. 8

The Bartlett, a downtown staple for local, regional and national musicians since it opened six years ago, will host its last show Nov. 8. Co-owners Caleb and Karli Ingersoll announced …


UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 8, 2019

‘An outlet for their art’: Street artists paint downtown Spokane wall in first of planned monthly sessions

Street artists gathered Saturday to paint a rotating art wall on the side of Boots Bakery in downtown Spokane. The organizers’ goal is to turn the painting of the art …


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 30, 2019

‘Curing Spokane’ advocates selling STA downtown plaza and putting a bus station underground

The video suggests Spokane Transit Authority’s downtown bus plaza is a magnet for criminal activity.


Downtown Spokane Partnership will pay businesses for projects that deter crime and nuisances

The Downtown Spokane Partnership will offer up to $2,500 in matching rebates for property owners who make changes to their building’s exterior such as security cameras and blocking hidden spaces.


UPDATED: Wed., June 19, 2019

Woman who drowned in hotel pool identified, suffered from heart issue

The woman who drowned Tuesday afternoon at the Centennial Hotel in downtown Spokane was 74-year-old Marla Willeen Leander, the Spokane County Medical Examiner said Wednesday.


UPDATED: Tue., June 18, 2019

Woman likely drowned in hotel pool in downtown Spokane

A woman was found floating unconscious in the outdoor pool of the Centennial Hotel in downtown Spokane on Tuesday afternoon, police say.


UPDATED: Mon., June 17, 2019

Panel disagrees on approaches to Spokane’s homelessness problem

A panel of social service providers and policy makers disagreed on the causes of homelessness and its solution Thursday.


UPDATED: Tue., May 28, 2019

Dinner at the Mango Tree reminds of travels to India

I’ve traveled most extensively in southern India, but I’ve ventured north, too. And the food, like the culture, varies tremendously between the two. Trying to make a definitive statement about


UPDATED: Wed., May 1, 2019

Runners Soul to close doors after two decades of helping Spokane’s fleet footed

Radio advertisements and employees confirmed that the store that set up shop on Wall Street in 1999 will close this month. For owner Curt Kinghorn, it will be the end …


UPDATED: Fri., April 26, 2019

100 years ago in Spokane: First aerial pictures of city show downtown from eyes of flying circus aviators

The aviators of a “flying circus” (air show) that had wowed Spokane left behind the first aerial pictures ever printed of Spokane.


UPDATED: Thu., April 4, 2019

Downtown apartment fire ruled accidental

Fire investigators ruled a March 20 apartment fire in downtown Spokane, sparked by a bedside candle, as accidental.


UPDATED: Wed., March 20, 2019

Multiple residents displaced in downtown Spokane apartment fire

Multiple downtown Spokane residents were displaced Wednesday morning after a fire tore through several units in a century-old apartment building near Lewis and Clark High School.


Parking study: Spokane should create “premium” parking zone with meter rates of up to $5 per hour

The Spokane parking study suggestion that may cause the most heartburn among motorists urges the city to increase on-street hourly rates.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019

Longtime chef, bartender take over ownership at downtown’s Scratch and Rain

Two employees and one of their spouses have purchased the restaurant and bar and are planning to largely keep things the same while they get comfortable in their new roles. …


Then and Now: Spokane Steam Laundry

The plentiful flow of the Spokane River gave the first settlers, S.R. Scranton and J.J. Downing, the idea to build a simple sawmill as early as 1871. Another early settler, …


Clean air agency says Otis Hotel developers violated asbestos rules

Troubles continue to mount for the renovation of the Otis Hotel in downtown Spokane, as the Spokane Regional Clean Air Agency issued asbestos-related violations to five companies working on the …