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Analysis: Why ‘a real race’ in Cathy McMorris Rodgers, Lisa Brown contest offered familiar November result

Democrats said they couldn’t match the fervor from energized Republicans in Eastern Washington that led to a comfortable GOP win in the district, despite rumors of a “blue wave.” Republicans …

UPDATED: Sat., March 11, 2017

Doug Clark: An end to the Seattle roadtrip with St. Patrick impersonator Tom Keefe

Doug Clark’s weekend getaway to Seattle with St. Patrick impersonator Tom Keefe ends in a questionable staged kidnapping.

Clark: Tom Keefe’s St. Patrick’s obsession leads him back to Seattle

(First in a two-part oddball odyssey.)

Doug Clark: The Eddie Gaedel bobblehead is not just another baseball bauble, it’s a four-pitch keepsake

I say it’s time we gave Tom Keefe a shot at running this burg. After all, look at the magic my pal has already performed on behalf of a largely …

Doug Clark: Eddie Gaedel’s biggest fan inducted into ‘Shrine of the Eternals’

PASADENA, Calif. – Just like a ballgame, the Baseball Reliquary began its 17th annual “Shrine of the Eternals” induction ceremony Sunday at the Pasadena Central Library with the National Anthem. …

Doug Clark: Fan hits home run with short story

When Tom Keefe turned 14, his father, Tom Sr., gave him a book that changed his life. No, it wasn’t the Bible.

Doug Clark: Quick, someone give the mayor a run for his money

Sound the air-raid sirens. We interrupt today’s Clark column with the following announcement that Spokane is in a Defcondon 1 state of emergency.

Doug Clark: Lunacy-based Gaedel Society boasts international reach

If the Nobel Foundation ever gets around to rewarding “inspired lunacy,” I know who deserves to be jetting to Stockholm to pick up that first award. Tom Keefe – the …

Positions filled on new police oversight board

A five-member advisory board to give further oversight of the Spokane Police Department will include the former director of a human rights organization and a retired military official who most …

Birthday party celebrates Riverfront Park’s Garbage Goat

Typically, when someone is said to have “inhaled” a piece of cake, it’s not meant to be taken literally. But the 40th birthday party Saturday afternoon for Riverfront Park’s garbage-eating …

Doug Clark: Mayoral roast leaves trail of laughs at the Bing

(Last in a two-part odyssey.)

Tribal rights activist, fisherman Frank dies at 83

Billy Frank Jr. once told a biographer that when he died, he wanted to be remembered as a fisherman. Leaving it at that for Frank, who died Monday at 83, …

Condon to open coffers for TV ad blitz

Spokane voters likely will have plenty of chances in the next few weeks to see David Condon on TV. The candidate who is challenging Spokane Mayor Mary Verner has spent …

Father Cataldo statue dedicated

The Rev. Joseph Cataldo was born in 1837 in Sicily, where he went through his religious education, probably never imagining that he would be sent off to the Inland Northwest …