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Wednesday, October 16, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883

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Panes-taking process: Long-neglected Otis Hotel’s windows restored

Installed in 1911, the grid-patterned, pink-hued glass in the Otis Hotel was uncovered by workers on the building’s restoration project under eight layers of facade. Now Alex Brannin is giving …


High art: Kennewick studio gets community excited about glass

“We need a better word than ‘bong,’” said the 60ish-year-old gentleman, who seemed to enjoy coming out for Kennewick’s monthly art walk


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 21, 2019, 4:17 p.m.

Chihuly glass exhibit to open Saturday at Spokane’s MAC

After circling the stand once more, Mitchell Burdett finds a place for a 2-foot amber glass tendril, piece by piece turning five plain metal frames into vibrant, sea creature-inspired glass …


‘Glass’ stays at No. 1, while ‘Miss Bala’ opens in third

LOS ANGELES – With the distraction of the Super Bowl, freezing temperatures affecting large portions of North America and only one big new release in theaters in “Miss Bala,” movie …


UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 27, 2019, 9:34 p.m.

‘Glass’ is No. 1 again, Matthew McConaughey’s ‘Serenity’ flops

Matthew McConaughey recorded one of the worst debuts of his career, Oscar nominees saw only modest bumps and M. Night Shyamalan’s “Glass” easily remained No. 1 on a quiet weekend …


Review: ‘Glass’ is transparently hollow

There’s a dank, dark air that weighs down “Glass,” and it’s only the moments featuring McAvoy where it achieves liftoff. His is a tremendous physical performance, exhausting to watch (imagine …


Slugs, emojis, narwhals – you name it – Spokane’s Old World Christmas makes the glass ornament you never knew you wanted

Old World Christmas is nearly 40 years old and remains in Spokane four years after the founders sold the company. It still creates hundreds of different glass ornaments, which are …


‘Big blow’ marks end for Seattle glass studio set to make way for apartments

Seattle’s growth is driving glass artist Martin Blank from his South Lake Union hot shop. But before shutting it down, he brought his friends together to make one last sculpture.


First look: Space Needle unveils nearly complete glass observation deck

All-glass walls, a rotating floor and benches are part of the most expensive upgrade of the Space Needle’s history.


Rare glass-blowing studio heats up at Butte High

In places like Italy, glass-blowing is a life-long skill perfected in 20-year apprentices and a full-time commitment to the art. At Butte High School, though, the newly open glass-blowing studio …


Portland glass company sold; production moves to Mexico

One of two Portland-based glass manufacturers that sparked toxic air concerns earlier this year has been sold to a California company and will have production of its materials moved to …


Coeur d’Alene hopes to keep some glass containers out of landfill

Bottles and jars have gone straight to the dump for almost nine years in Kootenai County. The city of Coeur d’Alene is looking to keep some of that glass out …


Spokane’s recycled glass ends up in area landfill, due to lack of interested buyers

With traditional markets such as bottling companies and fiberglass manufacturers either inundated by product or going out of business, Spokane’s recycling collectors have turned to an area landfill to bed …


North Idaho ventures aim to fill recycling void

Mom-and-pop startups in North Idaho are aspiring to divert some of the thousands of tons of glass bottles dumped into landfills each year. Glass recycled in Spokane County is hauled …


Her art flourishes despite Parkinson’s

When Joan Waters retired from her job as a draftsperson at Avista Utilities in 2008, she wasn’t looking forward to retirement. It was her diagnosis with Parkinson’s disease, combined with …


CdA’s Art on the Green still looking sharp in its 43rd year

Art on the Green, Coeur d’Alene’s huge outdoor art party, will fill the grounds of North Idaho College this weekend with color, with music (from two stages) and with swordplay. …


Glass struggle: Spokane’s hard-to-use resource

Spokane’s giant stockpile of beer bottles and other glass is about to shrink. Faced with fewer options and higher costs for recycling glass, in late 2008 the city began taking …