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Rob Curley: Investment in new press is an investment in local journalism

Twenty years ago, if a newspaper announced it was going to build a new press, I would have rolled my eyes.

UPDATED: Thu., June 11, 2020

Pearls Before Swine creator talks comics, journalism at Northwest Passages forum

Northwest Passages virtual interview with Stephan Pastis

UPDATED: Tue., June 2, 2020

Daily photos and stories are our focus, not awards – but we like awards, too

The changes to local newspaper newsrooms across the country have been written about ad nauseam. Here’s the CliffsNotes version of the obvious: There are a whole lot fewer journalists out …

Letters of thanks to The Spokesman-Review

When you’re a newspaper editor, you get a lot of email, notes and phone calls. I’ve worked at some of the biggest newspapers in the nation and never received as …

Rob Curley: Spokesman-Review staff pivots, shifts to keep delivering the news

None of us have done this before. There was no playbook to follow. None of the newspaper’s historical emergency publishing plans explained what to do if there was a worldwide …

UPDATED: Sat., April 25, 2020

Curley: Let’s have an honest talk about ‘fake news’ and what local newspapers really do

Today, we hear the phrase “fake news” all the time, but it’s oddly been turned into something that seems charged and political, whether something is factual or not. And if …

Rob Curley: It’s all about family as Dodgers pitcher Blake Treinen seems headed for a Hollywood ending

We grew up in a small-town where 50 people in your graduating class was considered huge. Our extended family all lived nearby and we were a fairly tight-knit bunch. Even …

Rob Curley: What do COVID-19, content moves, a castle proposal and newspaper carriers have in common? They’re all in this column and brought to you by the letter C

I don’t normally write a three-dot column – which is newspaper slang for a column that talks about mostly unrelated things separated by a whole bunch of ellipses – but …

Rob Curley: Coronavirus not only makes communities sick, it has infected local journalism, too

In the era of the coronavirus, journalism has never felt more important. That’s what makes what is currently happening to local newspapers across the country, both dailies and weeklies, so …

Rob Curley: Join Northwest Passages for sit-downs, interviews and entertainment, all from your home

Today is the day we’re beginning the virtual version of our Northwest Passages book club and community forums. Though we’re starting with more of the forum part than the book …

Editor Rob Curley reads Madonna’s “Mr. Peabody’s Apples” for Storytime from the Tower

Rob Curley reads his favorite children’s book, “Mr. Peabody’s Apples.”

UPDATED: Sun., March 29, 2020

Rob Curley: Northwest Passages Book Club helps us connect with Storytime from the Tower and virtual community forums

Northwest Passages Book Club events will resume, via streaming, plus ‘Storytime from the Tower’ for children.

Rob Curley: Look to us for news, not risk to your health

A newspaper gets used to the idea that some people – mostly bad people – are afraid of us. But not our readers. And definitely not this time. We were …

UPDATED: Mon., March 9, 2020

Rob Curley: Following a Spokane bachelorette’s journey

While most people are deathly afraid to speak in public, there aren’t many microphones or large audiences Katherine Morgan isn’t completely at home with. Still, she might seem like the …

Rob Curley: Romance authors featured at Monday’s Northwest Passages event have sold millions of books

Asa Maria Bradley, Katee Robert, Rebecca Zanetti and Lucy Gilmore will speak to the Northwest Passages book club on Monday.

Rob Curley: Cynicism, trusting your mother’s love and peaches on Christmas

Romantic stories get to me. They always have. And that trait sometimes puts a journalist in an awkward position with others in this particular profession.

Rob Curley: Making hoops history under the Pavilion’s new lights

There are so many examples of Gonzaga’s game-changing moments that many folks can rattle them off with almost no thought. There’s Casey Calvary’s tip-in against Florida in 1999 that launched …

UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 3, 2019

Rob Curley: Open hearts, wallets – it’s our kind of day

So many days in a row with nicknames: Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, Robbi’s Tired Sunday and Cyber Monday. Then there’s today: Giving Tuesday. It might be the one that …

Rob Curley: Finding inspiration in vibrant, dedicated newsroom

The world is filled with constant change and consistent chaos, so there are times when you can’t help but feel thankful for tradition. Something reliable. And with substance.

UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 21, 2019

Rob Curley: What do Jack Skellington, the Salvation Army and the Spokane Symphony have in common?

Trying to figure out how to top last year’s bell-ringing bash and bazaar has been on my mind for a while. Then, while walking past the Fox Theater and seeing …

Rob Curley: Kindred spirits of community kindness and a transformational kitchen

Christ Kitchen teaches practical job skills to women in poverty. One of the job programs it’s been working for a couple of years to fund aims to teach these women …

UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 18, 2019

Rob Curley: Revisit Zags’ rise with Big Ed and Q on eve of Bulldogs’ season

The evening will feature tons of cool videos, fun and revealing live interviews on stage with Gonzaga men’s assistant coach Tommy Lloyd and women’s head coach Lisa Fortier, as well …

UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 13, 2019

Rob Curley: Hearing the candidates one more time before you vote, only this time with a little more discussion and a little less debate

There have been so many dang debates in Spokane this election season that it’s hard to tell whose heads are swimming the most: the candidates’, the voters’ or the journalists’. …

Rob Curley: Author Tom Mueller, who has Spokane roots, explains America’s ‘Crisis of Conscience’

Sometimes things are just meant to be. Like when you work for seven years researching and writing a book that takes a massive deep dive into the complicated and often …

UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 23, 2019

Foley symposium with Matthews postponed

An upcoming symposium in Spokane on former U.S. House Speaker Tom Foley featuring MSNB host Chris Matthews will be rescheduled.

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

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 …