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UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 18, 2020

Larry Stone: Astros’ cheating, fallout compromise Major League Baseball’s credibility like steroids scandal once did

Pitchers and catchers report for spring training in a month, which usually is cause for celebration. But the carnage from baseball’s cheating scandal continues to grow, casting a pall on …



UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 7, 2020

The Falls, McKinley School projects win city backing

The City Council signed off Monday on incentives for the developers behind the McKinley School renovation in East Spokane and The Falls, a high-rise planned on the north bank of …


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 2, 2020

Larry Stone: David Stern’s legacy in Seattle is simple: There are no Sonics

The death of David Stern on Wednesday elicited the expected tributes to his far-reaching legacy as the 30-year commissioner of the NBA. No less an eminence than Michael Jordan extolled …


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 28, 2019

Larry Stone: No shortage of drama in Seahawks-49ers prime-time showdown

In typical Pete Carroll understatement, here’s how the coach envisions Seahawks fans during Sunday night’s game against the San Francisco 49ers at CenturyLink Field.


Larry Stone: As improbable as it may be, Marshawn Lynch could be the Seahawks’ Christmas miracle

Was anyone talking Monday about the most abysmal Seahawks performance of the year? Barely. All the buzz – and it quickly turned into a din – revolved around the ramifications …


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 20, 2019

Larry Stone: Entering final game as Huskies’ football coach, Chris Petersen embraces his uncertain future

Chris Petersen was in a rather playful mood Friday, the day before his final game as the University of Washington’s football coach. In fact, it may be his final game …



UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 14, 2019

Larry Stone: The worst might be yet to come for Mariners. So when will things turn for the better?

You know it had to have killed Mariners general manager Jerry Dipoto to be a benign observer to the most active winter meetings in recent memory.


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 11, 2019

Larry Stone: Allegations, punishment involving Astros, Patriots and Russia unlikely to deter cheaters as financial motivation grows

It was Sophocles, the Greek tragedian, who said, “I would prefer even to fail with honor than win by cheating.”


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 26, 2019

Larry Stone: After another strong defensive performance on road versus Eagles, Seahawks are starting to think big

The Seahawks are starting to see the outlines of a best-case scenario that was mostly fantasy and wishful thinking just a couple of weeks ago.


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 21, 2019

Spokane could have a new tallest building after developer submits plans for 22-story tower

Larry Stone’s 22-story residential tower could make it the tallest building in Spokane, reaching higher than the 20-story, 288-foot tall Bank of America Financial Center.


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 12, 2019

Larry Stone: If revitalized defense can keep it up, Seahawks will be the team no one wants to face

The Seahawks hope the defense’s performance in Monday’s victory over the 49ers is the emergence of a unit that all year has been considered their weak link. If they did, …


Larry Stone: Despite down season, Huskies show pride and poise in win over Oregon State

It was a disaster waiting to happen, one that would have been the most devastating blow in a season that has seen the Huskies’ hopes and dreams slip away, one …


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 9, 2019

Larry Stone: Sounders have a ‘ridiculous opportunity’ – the chance to win an MLS Cup in front of Seattle fans

For the sporting fans of Seattle, this is a rare and precious opportunity Sunday.


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 6, 2019

Larry Stone: We’re finally about to find out how good the 7-2 Seahawks really are

The Seahawks have nudged, trudged, finessed, finagled, willed and Wilson’d their way to a 7-2 record.


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 31, 2019

Larry Stone: Late Mariners broadcaster Ron Fairly was a weaver of tales, and here are some favorites

Late Mariners broadcaster Ron Fairly was a weaver of tales, and here are some favorites


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 24, 2019

Larry Stone: Yet again, Sounders dig deep and find a way to win in MLS Western Conference semifinal

This was a season that at times looked limitless, and at times looked hopeless.


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 9, 2019

Larry Stone: After ‘step-back’ season, Mariners must develop stars to bridge gap with MLB postseason teams

It’s readily evident that the Mariners, as presently constituted, aren’t even in the same ballpark as the 10 teams that qualified for the postseason.


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 17, 2019

Larry Stone: Not everything is rosy, but the Seahawks are 2-0 and ‘just getting warmed up’

They have won two games by a grand total of three points against teams that by November – or sooner – might look like they actually should have been pushovers.


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 17, 2019

Plan to redirect city funds from ‘Curing Spokane’ producer’s development project is ‘dead,’ Stuckart says

Developer Larry Stone is seeking $300,000 from the city to support a major downtown development project, but Ben Stuckart proposed diverting that funding toward drug addiction treatment instead.


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 7, 2019

Larry Stone: Seahawks have areas of concern, but offseason moves make Super Bowl dreams not so far-fetched

In the 2018 season, the Seahawks lost six games – including the one to Dallas in the playoffs that still causes sleepless nights – by a total of 23 points.


Developers offer mixed views on video’s proposed ‘cure’ for Spokane

Local developers offer their perspectives on the issues raised in “Curing Spokane,” a video released Thursday that discusses downtown crime, public safety and homelessness.


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.


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 29, 2019

Local developer releases video suggesting cure for downtown Spokane crime

Spokane isn’t dying, but it needs curing. That’s the argument made in “Curing Spokane,” a 17-minute video released on Thursday and produced by Spokane developer Larry Stone.


Larry Stone: Seahawks QB today, tycoon tomorrow –Just call Russell Wilson ‘Mr. Unlimited’

Last year, Russell Wilson somewhat facetiously introduced his alter-ego, “Mr. Unlimited,” to counteract what he termed “the typical boring Russell, Robot Russell.”


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 28, 2019

Larry Stone: Jake Haener’s decision to transfer was ‘awkward.’ Will it be problematic for Chris Petersen and Washington?

The word coach Chris Petersen used to describe the timing of the Jake Haener drama was “awkward.”


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 23, 2019

Larry Stone: With QB job his, Jacob Eason gets chance to take Washington Huskies to new level

It was the decision that seemed inevitable, but by all accounts really wasn’t.


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 21, 2019

Larry Stone: Shaquem Griffin, an inspirational NFL story, might be on the bubble to make the Seahawks roster

It was one of the feel-good stories of the sports world in 2018 when the Seahawks drafted Shaquem Griffin in the fifth round out of Central Florida.


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 9, 2019

Larry Stone: Quiet night from Seahawks rookie DK Metcalf is a reminder to scale back the near-hysterical hype

Somehow, DK Metcalf didn’t debut with a 100-yard pass reception and vault into the upper deck to celebrate.