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Starbucks: You don’t have to buy coffee to sit in our cafes or use our restrooms

Starbucks is now allowing people to use its restrooms and sit in its cafes and patios even if they do not buy anything.


UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 10, 2017, 10:28 a.m.

City restoring historic restrooms at Byrne Park

The city of Spokane is restoring Depression-era restroom facilities at Byrne Park in north Spokane that were damaged during the 2015 windstorm. The $243,000 project will include restorative work on …


Group files initiative on transgender bathrooms

A group that wants to repeal a Washington state rule allowing transgender people to use the bathroom of the gender with which they identify is trying once again to overturn …


Finch Arboretum restrooms getting upgrades

Woodland Center restrooms at Finch Arboretum are getting an update


Bullock criticizes attorney general over restroom lawsuit

Gov. Steve Bullock is criticizing Attorney General Tim Fox’s decision to sue over federal rules allowing transgender students to choose restrooms, saying school districts are better suited than a judge …


Lawmakers meet to take up Charlotte-transgender ordinance

Legislators worked in a special session Wednesday and considered stopping any local government in North Carolina from passing an ordinance like the one Charlotte recently approved allowing transgender people to …


Rules on transgender restroom access sparked heated debate in Spokane Valley

Spokane Valley sent a letter in support of legislative efforts to repeal new state rules governing transgender people’s access to restrooms.


OSHA: Let transgender people choose restrooms

Following local and national discussion about transgender rights, the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration has released new guidelines covering use of workplace restrooms.


Jim Kershner’s this day in history

From our archives, 100 years ago The designers of the Spokane County Courthouse never imagined that women would serve on juries, so they didn’t include a restroom for women jurors.


County parks rely on volunteers

Spokane County parks officials are preparing for summer with the assumption that last year’s budget crunch is the new normal. Parks Director Doug Chase is planning a more sustainable austerity …


County finds money to keep park restrooms open

Restrooms will be available at Spokane County parks all this summer despite budget cuts that threatened service at seven parks.


Spokane County seeks park restroom solution

A cost-cutting plan to leave restrooms locked at seven Spokane County parks this summer is getting a second look. Restroom service is to be eliminated this summer at seven county …