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Rob Curley: As nominations for inspirational Spokane women roll in, we need a little more help

As we’ve worked through the process to celebrate the Inland Northwest’s next generation of women leaders, we’ve been reminded of several incredible women who have long helped to make the …


Rob Curley: Some things age well, like Chris Crutcher’s writing

There’s a certain point in your life – let’s call it sometime in your mid-40s – when you realize some of the things you loved when you were younger haven’t …


Rob Curley: No perfect way to pick top Non Sequitur strips, but we did it anyway

You know from the beginning that it can’t be a complete list of the best … more of just a guide to goodness.


Rob Curley: Non Sequitur creator, who went too far and lost a lot, will return to The Spokesman with a special Spokane strip

Non Sequitur was one of the most-read comics in the United States until its creator snuck an anti-Trump message into a strip and hundreds of newspaper canceled it. Slowly, some …


UPDATED: Fri., July 12, 2019, 11:48 p.m.

When you crave a calling, not a career: Anita Lo, Joanna James join other top female foodies at Crave

Some people have jobs. Others have careers. And then there are those who have callings. Having dinner with Joanna James, Mareya Ibrahim and Deborah Di Bernardo makes that point. Great …


Rob Curley: Before we tell you if ‘Non Sequitur’ is coming back, you have to read this column. And boy oh boy, do we have a surprise …

We asked readers if they wanted to forgive the creator of the “Non Sequitur” cartoon for


Rob Curley: Should “Non Sequitur” return to the comics page?

Back in February, the “Non Sequitur” comic that ran in our newspaper had a hidden message in it. It was a naughty message. Really naughty. Involving President Trump. So, like …


A single chord ringing out is all it took to reconnect with a 140-year legacy

Janet Hubbard had only played a few chords when she said, to no one in particular, that she could hear it … something more than just the music responding to …


When at Disneyland, let Walt be your guide to his magical kingdom

The first thing most people do when they visit Disneyland is head straight for the rides. They have it all wrong. To truly experience Disney magic, you need Walt to …


Rob Curley: Going to the game with Thayne

Seated eight rows behind the Bulldogs’ bench, Thayne McCulloh is just as nervous as the rest of the 1,000 or so people decked out in Gonzaga colors in the Honda …


UPDATED: Wed., March 27, 2019, 11:35 a.m.

Traveling to see the Zags? Here’s your foodie’s guide to Anaheim.

If you’re heading to Anaheim to see Gonzaga in the Sweet 16, you’ve likely already put together a mental checklist of the types of food you’re either craving or the …


UPDATED: Tue., March 26, 2019, 5:39 p.m.

Going to see the Zags in Orange County? Here’s your Disneyland to-do list.

Gonzaga’s sweet road trip to Anaheim for the NCAA Tournament means a whole bunch of folks from Spokane just got unexpected travel plans to the land of the Real Housewives, …


UPDATED: Tue., March 26, 2019, 8:28 p.m.

Your guide to Orange County: More than amusement parks

Awesome eats at Anaheim Packing District It’s a throwback to when oranges actually ruled Orange County.


Rob Curley: ‘Orange’ you ready for the Sweet 16?

The good part about being an editor is that you typically see lots of the country, as you move from newspaper to newspaper. That’s also kind of the bad part, …


UPDATED: Thu., March 21, 2019, 9:52 a.m.

Jimmy Kimmel reacts to Spokane backlash proving Gonzaga’s existence

After online backlash to Jimmy Kimmel’s monologue questioning the existence of Gonzaga, the late night TV host had something to say to Zags fans.


Rob Curley: Hey Jimmy Kimmel, Gonzaga is totally real and Spokane will prove it to you

It happens every year at tournament time: Some national television person ticks me off. Actually, it’s usually multiple people. I think in TV terms, they call that a gaggle of …


UPDATED: Tue., March 12, 2019, 11:03 p.m.

Last Gonzaga fan in Vegas arena still believes Zags a team of destiny

Katherine Morgan, the former president and CEO of the Greater Spokane Valley Chamber – and current senior vice president at Bank of America – simply couldn’t bring herself to leave …


UPDATED: Sat., March 9, 2019, 11:37 p.m.

Rob Curley: Gonzaga sits back, relaxes when it comes to taking flight

So, what’s it like to travel when you’re one of the elite college basketball programs in the nation?


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019, 12:15 p.m.

Rob Curley: Why America needs journalists – and the T-shirts to prove it

I like Facebook. Even with all of its problems. It’s where I keep up with my friends and the people I care the most about. The people I grew up …


Rob Curley: Among the Christmas trees, Hutton Settlement’s Trevor McArthur finds place and purpose

It’s the smell. Not the warm and familiar fragrance of the trees, though he loves that scent as well.


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 26, 2018, 10:16 p.m.

Rob Curley: What happens when your two hometown teams lead the nation?

On Monday, the Associated Press named the Zags the No. 1 team in the nation, jumping over Kansas. That meant the Curley family’s favorite team was No. 2. It also …


UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 18, 2018, 2:21 p.m.

Rob Curley: At 90, Mickey Mouse still the symbol of a dream that wouldn’t quit

Strap on those Mickey ears you bought during your last vacation to Disneyland and let’s begin this little mouse tale.


Rob Curley: Come help us close out the Kettle Kickoff charity drive – we’ve got ‘Olaf’ your Christmas cheer right here

Last year, our newspaper was asked to participate in the Salvation Army’s Kettle Kickoff. We were all ready. But I was especially ready. Dressed as Santa, the generosity I saw …


Rob Curley: For Spokane mayor David Condon, convenient and popular transport of Lime scooters moves beyond novelty. He’s right.

If you have seen the fresh fleet of Lime scooters across Spokane, you likely marveled at two things: just how darn fast they seem to go and how many adults …


Rob Curley: You have to go back in time (not too far) to relish in iconic, downtown clocktower sights

The letters, emails and phone calls probably started in June. One of my favorite things about Spokane, and especially our subscribers, is that people here pay attention to the smallest …


Rob Curley: How one defining moment in Avista CEO Scott Morris’ life helped him work through another – the proposed sale to Hydro One

Scott Morris is the CEO of Avista as it heads directly into one of the biggest and more important moments in the iconic Spokane company’s 128-year history: its pending $5.3 …


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 20, 2018, 9:54 p.m.

Rob Curley: Throwing a big hoops party with some of Gonzaga’s biggest stars? Of course! That’s just obvious

In doing that research for our family’s move to this area, it didn’t take long to figure out Gonzaga mattered. It also didn’t take long to realize that Zags basketball …


Rob Curley: Never mess up the crossword puzzles, a wise editor once said

Never mess up the crossword puzzles, a wise editor once said. Boy was he right.


W. Stacey Cowles: Retail woes, tariffs mean big change for newspapers, subscribers

In the last year, print subscriptions across the country are up 25 percent to 100 percent depending on your rate. Outrageous, but based on simple economics.


UPDATED: Tue., June 5, 2018, 6:55 a.m.

Shelly O’Quinn outlines vision for making a difference through charity

As CEO of one of the region’s largest charities, O’Quinn gets to do the sorts of things most elected officials can only dream about.