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Tuesday, July 7, 2020  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Clark: Dutch’s needs help packing Singer’s last gift

I figured the last word had been written on Dutch’s. After all, Spokane’s near-century-old downtown pawnshop and music store will be closing its doors forever at October’s end. I was …

Doug Clark: Hoffman Music celebrates century of sounds

Earl Smith sold me my first trumpet. Well, to be accurate, I was merely the benefactor of the transaction. Me being in the fourth grade, it was Mom who wrote …

Doug Clark: Singer set tone of humor, humility at Dutch’s

Saying Gary Singer ran a pawnshop is like saying the Clocktower’s just a timepiece. Singer was a larger-than-life Spokane original. And you didn’t have to patronize his landmark family business …