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I’d say it’s a way of describing, like, your perception of the world, I guess, and that’s my eyes. So however I see something, I mean if I’m going to draw it out, paint it out, whatever. Do you create art? I like to draw and paint a lot.
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Art is a way that an individual expresses himself through any kind of form — whether it’s music, drawing, or just any sort of expressionism. Do you enjoy art? Yes, I personally express myself through music. What kind of music? I write raps. So hip-hop a little bit.
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Takeover Averted Partisanship did not win out in Kootenai County races
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low the trumpets! Bang the drums! The sound of joy in Coeur d’Alene over last week’s election of three new school board members should be heard ricocheting down the I-90 corridor all the way to Spokane. All three of the super-conservatives in the Coeur d’Alene School Board election battle ran as Republicans in nonpartisan races. “REPUBLICAN” blared out in large type on yard signs and all campaign material. But Christa Hazel, Dave Eubanks and Tom Hearn won anyway in a landslide of transparency and responsiveness over right-wing policies and blatantly partisan tactics. In a companion race for trustees of the board of Kootenai Health, Liese Razzeto and Dr. Neil Nemec, the two hospital board candidates who did not identify their political party, won their battles to serve on the volunteer hospital board. In this issue, you’ll read about the right-wing migration from Orange County to North Idaho, raising the question of whether conservatives here have gone too far in seeking to control every facet of local government. The answer from the voting public was clearly yes, the right-wingers have indeed gone too far.
or her cover story, Sierra Crane-Murdoch made three visits to the Coeur d’Alene area from her home in Missoula. She interviewed scores of people, some leaning left and many careening right. I was among those who Sierra interviewed for background information. I applaud her diligent journalism, which elicited information not widely known or understood. You will read in this story, which originally appeared in High Country News, that thousands of disillusioned Californians left the Golden State in the late 1990s. Kootenai County received many of these super-conservatives, who believed they had finally reached “God’s Country.” Crane-Murdoch points out that entire evangelical ministries came north together. In addition to the evangelical hordes, 500 retired California police officers had settled in North Idaho by the year 2000. The immigration of California conservatives began changing the political balance in North Idaho as early as 1994. In 1990, a Democrat held every legislative seat in Boise, save one. At this writing, all 12 of the legislative seats in the five northern counties are held by Republicans. All the elected officers in the Kootenai County Courthouse are Republican, and there’s no balance in sight. Some serious damage to the school district has already been done. Last year, the trustees eliminated the Lake City High School International Baccalaureate (IB) program and the Primary Years Program (PYP) at Hayden Elementary School. School patrons grumbled that nobody on the school board paid attention to their opinions. The trustees also refused to consider all-day
kindergarten. Newly elected school trustee Dave Eubanks has said it would be very expensive to try to reinstate the two advanced learning programs, as all materials pertaining to them have been destroyed as required. However, he suggests that the implementation of the Common Core program will come close to filling that gap. As you may be aware, the Common Core standards have been adopted by 45 states in an effort to upgrade academic standards, encourage critical thinking and to do away with bubblemarking, multiple-choice standardized tests. The conservative Idaho Legislature approved Idaho joining the multi- state program in 2011. Teachers and Coeur d’ Alene school district administrators are now tightly locked in adversarial negotiations. These teachers take home less pay than they did five years ago. Now they are asked to accept scant health care and retirement benefits. Do you blame teachers for looking for jobs elsewhere? Although many of us are relieved by the change the new school board members will make for the future, they still have to contend with financial reality. The legislature simply did not adequately fund the public schools, as is required by the Idaho State Constitution. The new trustees will also have the responsibility of hiring a new superintendent, as the very capable Hazel Bauman will soon leave her post for another position in western Washington.
believe the losers in these local elections lost because of their aggressive use of partisanship. I think they created their own backlash in that regard. The hospital board will not be plagued by partisan diversion as it seeks to build positive policies to implement the Affordable Care Act. The candidates who won worked very hard at reaching the voters door to door and by phone. Members of a new organization, Balance North Idaho, made a difference through networking and advertising, and the Coeur d’Alene Educational Partnership held a well-attended educational forum. The Coeur d’Alene Press leaned over backward to provide all the information voters needed. And a record number of people took the time to turn out and vote. In short, it took a team of nonpartisan workers to blunt the right-wing takeover attempt and elect the most qualified people for the jobs. My conclusion is that super-conservatives are not the only ones who believe this is God’s Country and worth fighting for.
COMMENT | PUBLISHER’S NOTE
All Eyes on Idaho BY TED S. McGREGOR JR.
orth Idaho is attracting national attention — again. Way back in 1907, the Steunenberg murder trial pitted the forces of labor and capital against each other and had an anxious nation holding its breath. Would the two sides trigger an all-out class war? Today — as you’ll read in this issue — Kootenai County is on the national radar for its one-party rule. Will purity tests on culture issues trigger a political civil war inside the Idaho GOP? Last fall, the New York Times blog FiveThirtyEight wrote that Idaho is “a really red state. … Its electorate is mostly antiabortion, anti-union and anti-federal government. … [Idaho] is about twice as Republican-leaning in presidential elections as Mississippi.” Times have changed. I spent a lot of time in Coeur d’Alene growing up. I remember Playland Pier; my grandparents, Archie and Hilda McGregor, owned Lakeview Court just across Northwest Boulevard from the beach. My grandparents, like most locals, were FDR Democrats, with hardworking roots and middle-class aspirations. Maybe they still remembered the stories of the time mine owners had the governor declare martial law in the Coeur d’Alene Mining District and lock up a thousand or so miners for weeks. (Of course, the miners did blow up a smelter.) Gov. Frank Steunenberg declared martial law in 1899; he was later killed by an angry miner. The book about the whole affair, Big Trouble, is one of the definitive histories of class warfare in America. But a funny thing happened since the class wars of the 1890s-1930s; they were replaced by the culture wars of the 1960s-present. Meanwhile, economic conservatives (today’s mine owners) coopted social conservatives in places like Orange County and now Idaho. And while their economic agenda has been successfully enacted (tax cuts, bailouts, “businesses are people”), the social agenda is never quite realized — conveniently leaving the political troops at-the-ready to blame liberals for another election cycle. That’s why, as Coeur d’Alene City Councilman Dan Gookin says in our story, “We’re taking national issues and projecting them on a local level.” North Idaho is one of America’s great places; it deserves dynamic leadership. And the issues are very real for residents. In education, Idaho was just ranked 48th in the nation by Education Week. And in pay, Idaho is 37th in median household income, according to the 2010 Census. Will the various factions of Republicans just be against everything? Or will they become effective leaders and create a better community? Will another group rise up to defend the common good? As this experiment in one-party government plays out right here in the Inland Northwest, we’ll all be watching. n
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o you support a woman’s right to vote? If you do, you can thank, in part, the good work that was done by local initiatives more than 100 years ago that helped pressure our federal government to adopt the 19th Amendment to the Constitution. Sometimes that’s the best way to move the country forward. But sometimes it isn’t. Take for example the two proposed local citizen initiatives known as the Community Bill of Rights and the Voter Bill of Rights. They may sound great, but if you look closer you find poor policies that will backfire. Two of the four Community Bill of Rights planks are already addressed in state or federal law. How do we know? Spokane has firsthand experience with them. The Community Bill of Rights purports to bestow rights on the river and aquifer, but those protections are already contained in the Clean Water Act. In 2011, the City Council approved a settlement that minimizes the threat of toxic PCBs in the Spokane River. The second plank has to do with collective bargaining. Our state has tough laws in support of collective bargaining. How do we know? Because in 2010 City Council voted to institute a Spokane Police Ombudsman with full investigatory power and saw that action overturned by our state Public Employee Relations Commission. The third plank, which grants veto power for neighborhoods to reject zoning changes for buildings over 10,000 square feet, might be the most problematic. It’s important to have great neighborhoods where citizens can walk to services and organizations. But do you want to pass a measure that would allow a small group of folks to potentially block not just a commercial building, but a new school, a new church or even new affordable housing? The state gives authority on land
use decisions to local elected officials for a reason — to ensure accountability and to consider the needs of the entire community. The last plank of the Community Bill of Rights and the Voter Bill of Rights contain some similarities. They both are inspired by the poorly received U.S. Supreme Court Citizens United decision. While we may disagree with that decision and support action to change it, both these ballot measures create more problems than solutions. The Voter Bill of Rights forbids corporations to have communication with elected officials in anything but a public meeting when discussing legislation. Nonprofits would also be subject to this tenet. Currently, two city councilmembers own their own corporations. Would they still be able to talk to their fellow councilmembers? Good government relies on more communication, not less. While we disagree with and don’t support either initiative, we do support the initiative process. We did not support a resolution last week that would have asked the Mayor to use taxpayer money to litigate the initiatives before they were seen by voters. We understand the citizens behind these measures are seeking greater transparency and citizen involvement in government, but if they really want to focus on change, a great place to put their energy is in our local candidate races. If we have the right people in office, working together to consider all citizens, we can work for collaborative solutions that give our region the best chance to move forward. Jon Snyder and Amber Waldref are members of the Spokane City Council. Ben Stuckart is the Spokane City Council president.
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Prepped For Scandal by andy borowitz
resident Obama’s handling of controversies about the IRS, the Justice Department and Benghazi has raised “grave doubts” about his ability to cope if he ever became involved in an actual scandal, prominent Republicans said this week. “If this is how he handles this stuff, Lord have mercy on him if he ever has to deal with a real scandal,” said newly elected Rep. Mark Sanford (R-South Carolina). “Quite frankly, I don’t think he has what it takes.” “The true test of a leader is this,” Rep. Sanford added. “When he gets in a fix, does he have the presence of mind to lie about his whereabouts? Sadly, I don’t think President Obama passes that test.” Mr. Sanford’s concerns mirror those of another leading Republican lawmaker, Sen. David Vitter (R-Louisiana). “If President Obama honestly thinks he’s dealing with scandals
right now, I’m pretty sure he doesn’t know what a scandal is,” Sen. Vitter said. “When you get that 3 am phone call, and it’s a reporter claiming that a prostitute said you like to dress up in a diaper, are you prepared for that call?” Sen. Vitter said. Elsewhere, in a dramatic departure from existing White House procedures, President Obama requested that his staff start cc’ing him on stuff. “Look, I know a lot of you think I’m really busy and you don’t want to bother me,” the President reportedly told his staff in an Oval Office meeting. “But cc me anyway. It’s good for me to keep up on what’s going on around here.” n For more fake news from Andy Borowitz, visit borowitzreport.com.
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The End of Overtime? L by jim hightower
ittle Eric Cantor, the prancing politico who serves as the GOP’s House majority leader, apparently thinks he’s too slick to get caught in an outright legislative lie — or maybe he thinks we rubes are too dumb to figure out that he’s trying to trick us. Either way, a crude deceit is at the very heart of his “Working Families Flexibility Act,” which he recently slid through the House. It eliminates the central elements of America’s middle-class framework, namely the eight-hour workday and 40-hour week. Under the 1938 Fair Labor Standards Act, bosses can make hourly employees work extra, but only by paying an overtime wage for the added hours. Cantor claims his bill would improve this New Deal protection by letting corporate managers require extra hours on the job without overtime pay by offering “comp time” to the employees. In other words, work more hours now in exchange for taking off those same number of hours later on. With a wink at corporate lobbyists, Cantor slyly refers to this switch
as “womenfriendly,” allowing working moms the flexibility to decide when to take time off. Therein lies the lie. It’s not workers who get to decide, but bosses. Note that Cantor’s bill does not guarantee employees the right to use the time off they would earn by giving up extra pay. They can use the comp time only if and when the employer says it’s OK — which might be never. Also, even if employees are granted time off, bosses can require them to be on call during their “free” time. Cantor’s bill is a con. It hands workplace flexibility to corporations, not to “moms,” while also stealing the hard-won right of workers to be assured of an eight-hour day, or extra pay. For more info, contact the National Partnership for Women and Families at nationalpartnership. org. n For more from America’s populist, check out jimhightower.com.
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Republic High School teacher Liz Bremner dolls up Tyler Weyer, who played Sarah Palin for a school event. He also helped convince Palin to give a commencement speech. YOUNG KWAK PHOTO
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This Saturday, Sarah Palin will meet her biggest fan and future protégé BY DEANNA PAN
he closest Tyler Weyer has been to Sarah Palin was dressing as her — red blouse, auburn wig, rimless glasses and all. About a month ago, before his classmates, teachers, principal and mother, the 17-year-old senior wobbled on high heels, purchased from the “11 plus” shelf at Value Village in Spokane. He towered over a blonde eighthgrade girl in a pantsuit on the Republic High School stage as they discussed the role of sexism in the 2008 presiden-
tial campaign. “So please,” implored Tyler to the audience, “Stop photoshopping my head on sexy bikini photos.” “Stop saying I have cankles,” the eighth-grader deadpanned. Their spoof was a hit, even though everyone knew Tyler would do Sarah Palin. Last year, for the debate team’s annual “Interp Night,” he read the first paragraph of Palin’s book Going Rogue and nailed her distinctive
Wasilla accent. He can still recite the opening lines — “It was the Alaska State Fair, August 2008. With the gray Talkeetna Mountains in the distance...” — from memory. Tyler, the senior class president, is known around school for his fascination with the former Alaskan governor, but for the first time this year, he says, “I wasn’t the only one talking about Sarah Palin.” This Saturday, Palin will deliver the commencement address to Republic’s 27 graduating seniors after the class of 2013 bombarded Palin and her political action committee through Facebook, Twitter and email for several months. The idea, of course, was Tyler’s.
yler distinctly remembers the day in August 2008 that Republican presidential nominee John McCain announced Palin as his running mate. He was watching TV at his grandparents’ house when Palin addressed the country. “I know this is common and a lot of people feel this way, but I felt she was speaking to me and to me alone,” Tyler says in fourth period on Friday, the last day of ...continued on next page
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classes for seniors. “I was like, ‘Oh my goodness, I like her!’ She has common sense. She’s a very level-headed woman. I mean, obviously, you couldn’t rise to that position if you weren’t.” “I don’t feel that she’s a normal politician.” He’s been following the rising Tea Party star ever since. He reads her books, knows her stance on all the issues and checks her Facebook page for regular updates. He has a framed autographed photo of Palin hanging on a wall in his bedroom. Even when he’s not impersonating Palin for drama productions, he’ll occasionally slip into her lexicon. His speech is peppered with the catchphrase queen’s folksy sound bites: “Oh gosh!” “Oh my goodness!” and “Aw shucks!” In the years since her VP nomination, of course, Palin has charted an unconventional course. Amid major criticism, she quit her job as governor of Alaska and was all but fired by FOX News as a right-wing pundit. She became both a Tea Party kingmaker for anti-establishment candidates and the butt of countless late-night talk show jokes. RHS Principal Shawn Anderson receives two to three emails a week from outsiders criticizing the class’s decision. But Tyler dismisses his trolls. “We don’t pay attention to them,” he says. And when Tyler wrote to Palin’s political action committee in January, he had the full support of his class. Part of her appeal, Tyler says, is the fact that she shares their small-town roots.
Republic, a 1.6-square-mile enclave in a sea of coniferous trees, is the only incorporated town in Ferry County, with a population of roughly 1,100 people, two-thirds of whom could easily fit inside the RHS gym. There’s one main street lined with all the necessities: grocer, pharmacist, post office, a couple motels and a Mexican restaurant. You’d have to drive an hour to go to the mall or see a movie. “We’re lucky and also unlucky that [our kids] are pretty sheltered,” says Liz Bremner, an RHS teacher and debate coach. “But to see someone that has come from a small town, gotten an education and has gone out and become somebody who is nationally influential? I think it’s really important. We don’t have enough role models like that from small communities.” Palin will be the biggest public figure to pass through Republic, according to many residents. “They did a movie up in Greenwood [British Columbia]; that’s not far from here,” notes Joyce Bond, a longtime resident and vice chairman of the Ferry County Republican Central Committee, referring to the 1999 Ethan Hawke drama Snow Falling on Cedars. “Some of our locals had their cars in there and drove in the movie.” Principal Anderson says he’s expecting nothing short of a “circus” on graduation day. In preparation for the event, he had to contact the city mayor to talk logistics. City police is coordinating security with state and tribal police,
border patrol and the sheriff’s department. Anderson recently consulted the fire department about the gym’s capacity. Each senior was given 20 tickets. A general admission line will form Saturday at 7 am for those hoping to squeeze inside. Even though students aren’t permitted to scalp their tickets, Bond says she would pay “$100 maybe” to see Palin address the senior class. “Graduation anyways is packed, so with Palin coming it’s gonna be unbelievable,” she says. “We don’t get [celebrities] — that’s why it’s so amazing.”
n a bigger school, in a different town, Tyler might not fit in. His encyclopedic knowledge of congressional politics is kind of geeky. Few high school kids wash down their breakfast cereal with Fox & Friends or attend school board meetings voluntarily. He regularly visits Principal Anderson’s office to voice his concerns about everything from club policies to campus beautification efforts. He successfully petitioned for a clock in the hallway. Two weeks ago, he complained to the principal, front office and even the superintendent about the goldenrod color used to paint the pillars outside. “I have never had one issue with Tyler in school about any question of his character,” says Anderson. “But you know, he may drive you crazy every once in awhile.” Tyler will attend Wenatchee Valley Community College next fall before transferring to Washington State University to study political science. When asked about his own future in politics, he answered like a seasoned politician. “That’s a long time from here,” he says. “If I ever had the honor to hold public office, I would consider it an amazing privilege.” n firstname.lastname@example.org
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Matthew R. Buquet, 38, of Spokane, pleaded not guilty last week to federal charges of sending threatening letters containing the poison ricin. An indictment states one letter addressed to U.S. District Judge Fred Van Sickle threatened to “injure and kill” the judge.
Investigators continue to probe the cause of a bridge collapse along Interstate 5 on May 23, which sent vehicles and debris tumbling into the Skagit River in western Washington. All three people who crashed into the river survived.
President Obama defended the nation’s use of drones to kill suspected terrorists, but also announced a tightening of policies to clarify their use as a last resort.
In a long-awaited decision, Fairchild Air Force Base lost its bid to serve as the new home base for the next generation of air refueling tankers last week as officials announced the KC-46A tankers would go to McConnell Air Force Base in Kansas. See p. 18.
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The INB Performing Arts Center hosted a memorial services for three service members from Fairchild Air Force Base’s 93rd Air Refueling Squadron. Capt. Mark Tyler Voss, Capt. Victoria Pinckney and Technical Sgt. Herman “Tre” Mackey III died May 3 when their KC-135 crashed in Kyrgystan. Voss’ mother Marcelle Voss, pictured, spoke during the memorial service.
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Trendsetters What the national debate means for Washington’s GMO initiative; plus, WSU reins in tuition THE OTHER WASHINGTON
As the local effort to label GENETICALLY MODIFIED FOODS heats up — supporters have raised nearly $1 million as the opposition nears $2,400 — the movement is getting mixed reactions on the national stage. Last week, the U.S. Senate overwhelmingly shot down an amendment to its farm bill, which covers most agricultural and food policy, that would have affirmed states’ rights to require GMO labeling. (The amendment came after discussion in the House about prohibiting states from banning certain farming tools or techniques that are legal in other states, potentially affecting farmers’ ability to sell their products across the country.) When he introduced the amendment, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders cited national polls about labeling and the more than 300,000 signatures that leaders of Washington state’s labeling initiative — I-522 — turned in to get the measure on the ballot this year. Opposing senators said bioengineered crops will help feed the world’s growing population and the amendment could encourage a mismatched patchwork of labeling rules across the country. I-522 leaders urged their supporters to email federal lawmakers in favor of the amendment and the national labeling bills, but continue to push for state-level action. “It’s just reality,” says Yes On 522 spokesperson
Elizabeth Larter. “Congress is slow to get things done. There are many issues that had to be passed on state level because Congress refused to act.” — HEIDI GROOVER
Last fall, WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY PRESIDENT ELSON FLOYD floated a radical plan: stop tuition from climbing faster than the rate of inflation. But his plan was conditional. He would wait to see how the state budget shook out before making any promises. But as the Legislature continues to battle over the budget, Floyd decided just to go ahead with his tuition plan anyway. On May 24, WSU’s Board of Regents approved a mere 2 percent tuition increase for the upcoming fall. WSU hasn’t yet determined how it will manage its budget this year, but in the past five years, the university has reduced general education requirements and eliminated 581 positions, three majors, multiple degrees and 1,080 courses. Despite all that, last year, WSU tuition increased by more than 15 percent. To WSU students, the lack of a big increase this year comes as a relief. “It’s been a little bit of a reassurance
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Advocates for people with developmental disabilities are praising a new executive order encouraging public sector employers to hire more disabled people. Last week, GOV. JAY INSLEE signed an executive order, effective immediately, that includes several directives to improve employment opportunities for the disabled in Washington. One of the directives is a “Disability Employment Challenge,” which urges state-run employers to make 5 percent of their workforce comprised of people with disabilities by June 30, 2017. The order also creates a Disability Employment Task Force to help state agencies recruit disabled candidates. “The fact that the governor is willing to recognize that people with disabilities can be a productive and valuable part of the workplace is a fantastic step toward greater employment not only in public service, but in business and industry too,” says Brian Holloway, communications director of the Arc of Spokane, a local advocacy organization for people with developmental disabilities. The unemployment rate for people with disabilities in Washington is about 36 percent, compared to 33 percent nationally. For people with developmental and intellectual disabilities, experts estimate the unemployment rate is much higher at 70 percent. “There tends to be a default setting that someone with a developmental disability can’t contribute to the workplace,” he says. “That’s not true.” — DEANNA PAN
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s Spokane regional leaders argued whether a proposed tribal casino would encroach upon Fairchild Air Force Base, both sides seized upon one fact: Fairchild had been nominated as one of four contenders to serve as the first activeduty operating base for new KC-46A refueling tankers. To opponents of the casino, the possibility was one more reason to stop the base from being threatened. To supporters, it was proof that even though the Pentagon knew about the proposed casino, the Air Force was still willing to consider Spokane to host the first wave of new tankers. But last week, those hopes were dealt a major blow. McConnell Air Force Base in Wichita, Kan., was chosen as the preferred base for the first 36 tankers. Fairchild was left with the disappointing tied-for-second status of “reasonable alternative.” For now, Spokane County loses out on the tankers, and all the economic stimulus they could have brought. The Air Force announcement said McConnell was in a better location, with cheaper construction, than the alternatives. The new tankers will train in Altus, Okla., for example, located less than 250 miles from McConnell. And according to an Air Force PowerPoint presentation, choosing McConnell will save $36.9 million in construction costs over Fairchild. Rich Hadley, president of Greater Spokane Inc., says in retrospect that one thing could have given Fairchild a better shot: “Pick Spokane up and move it to Kansas.” To understand why, take out a compass, draw a 1,000-mile radius around Kansas, and
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A C-17 Globemaster III at Fairchild Air Force Base. U.S. AIR FORCE PHOTO see how many other Air Force bases it covers. Now do the same with Fairchild. Some continued to speculate about encroachment issues. “It would be very helpful to know whether the Spokane Tribe’s proposed casino figured in the decision, if only to put the issue to rest for good,” the Spokesman-Review wrote in an editorial last week. The answer is: No, the casino didn’t come into play. “The proposed multi-use facility near Fairchild AFB was not considered in the decision process,” Air Force spokeswoman Ann Stefanek says in a statement. While the Air Force assessed existing encroachment at Fairchild — like the mobile home park in the base’s crash zone — it was never a “key finding or a major consideration.” In fact, in the initial criteria used to select candidates for the tankers, encroachment was worth only a measly two points out of 100. The quest to bring the tankers to Fairchild isn’t quite over yet. In the upcoming months, environmental impact studies will look at both McConnell and Fairchild before a final decision is made. Technically, the Air Force could still choose the “reasonable alternative” instead of the “preferred alternative,” but Stefanek says that’s never happened before. For now, the Fairchild community is left asking where to go next. In 2018, another base — possibly Fairchild — will receive the next round of KC-46A tankers. But some community leaders, like Greg Bever, chair of GSI’s Forward Fairchild committee, worry that another Base Realignment and Closure process will shut down bases before then. “I want to make sure we’re BRAC-proof,” says Bever. “We can’t control geographic locations. We can’t control what other bases are doing.” What the region can do to help Fairchild is limited. Bever says it can work to fix current encroachment problems, like the mobile home park, and prevent future ones. It can continue to rally the community behind the base. In the meantime, Washington’s politicians haven’t stopped lobbying. “We’re going to continue to highlight what Fairchild has to offer,” U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers says. “The military is really refocusing its attention on the Asian Pacific. Fairchild is in a very strategic location.” email@example.com
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f anyone in Kootenai County could have predicted the Democrats’ downfall, it was Dan English. He had spent most of his life in the Idaho Panhandle and monitored more than 100 local elections in his 15 years as county clerk. The first ballots he counted, in 1996, revealed tight contests between Republicans and Democrats, but in the years that followed, the margins only widened. By 2002, the Democratic presence had been so whittled down that only one Democrat — English himself — still held an elected county office. For his re-election campaign that year, he distributed wooden nickels labeled, “Save the Last One,” reminding voters of a bygone time when his party dominated the county. That caught the attention of USA Today, which observed that English was a rare political survivor in what had become “the most Republican county in the most Republican state in the nation.” Once again, English was spared. But by Nov. 2, 2010, when he faced another election, Kootenai County had swung even further to the right. President Obama was especially unpopular with Idaho Republicans, and any association with his party and policies had become a political liability. English is a gentle, affable man with bipartisan appeal: His children served on active duty in Iraq; he founded the nonprofit North Idaho Youth for Christ; and he was civically
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engaged well before he became clerk, serving on the school board and city council. English knew, however, that his record no longer mattered as much as the letter “D” beside his name. “You don’t have anything to worry about. People like you,” his friends assured him, but English had doubts. That November evening, he noticed the election supervisor studying the absentee ballots — often a preview of the final totals — with particular intensity. “I have to run this again. Something’s not right,” she told him. When she left the room, English pulled the results from the trash. “Sure enough, there I was, losing.” He called his wife and said, “I think this may be the end of the run.” In the end, not a single Democrat was elected to a partisan office in Kootenai County. All three county commissioners, as well as the clerk, the assessor, the sheriff, the treasurer, the county attorney, and the coroner were Republican; so were the nine state legislators representing the area. Voters even backed a Republican candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives, Raúl Labrador, by a 10 percent margin over Democratic incumbent Walt Minnick. (Labrador is now one of Congress’ most conservative members.) To outside observers, it may have appeared that the county swung along with the nation’s political pendulum. American voters ...continued on page 22
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Dan English, one of the last Democrats to hold a partisan office in Kootenai County, was defeated in 2010. leaned right in 2010, awarding Republicans a majority in the U.S. House of Representatives. But in Kootenai County, something far more enduring than partisan realignment had tipped the scales. As English put it, the 2010 election marked “the end of an era” — not only politically, but demographically. Conservative newcomers, primarily from Southern California, had helped quadruple the county population since 1970. Allied with conservative North Idahoans, they systematically transformed the local politics. It was part of a much larger pattern: Increasingly mobile Americans were deliberately seeking out communities that reinforced their own social and political values. Elsewhere, conservative emigrants helped push certain suburbs of Boise, Denver, Colorado Springs, Salt Lake City and Phoenix further to the right, while liberals relocated to urban centers and college towns. The shift had a polarizing effect: In 1976, less than a quarter of Americans lived in counties that voted overwhelmingly — by more than a 20 percent margin — for either presidential candidate. By 2004, nearly half of Americans did. The consequences have only begun to emerge. Journalist Bill Bishop and sociologist Robert G. Cushing, in their widely praised 2008 book, The Big Sort, suggest that the U.S. has become a patchwork of ideologically distinct communities that elect representatives who are frequently unwilling to compromise. No wonder, they write, that Congress is gridlocked, and issues such as health care, which once crossed party lines, are now definitively partisan. “What happened,” writes Bishop, “wasn’t a simple increase in political partisanship, but a more fundamental
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kind of self-perpetuating, self-reinforcing social division.” Americans had created communities that functioned as “social-resonators” in which they could hear the “amplified sound of their own voices and beliefs.” Indeed, Kootenai County’s transformation suggests that the most indelible impacts may be felt in the echo chambers themselves — in the counties, red and blue, where the majorities’ values are reinforced in every facet of local government, and where it’s easy to forget the way the other half thinks. “It’s taking us a step back,” one self-described conservative told me, “because by making our own private Idaho, we’re insulating ourselves from the world.” KOOTENAI COUNTY SPANS 1,316 SQUARE MILES, from its flat prairie border with Washington state across the north shore of Lake Coeur d’Alene to the dense pine forests on Fourth of July Pass. In the late 1800s, prospectors discovered gold, silver, lead and zinc in the mountains just east of the pass, and for much of the next century, mining undergirded the regional economy. In the 1970s, the “Silver Valley,” on a fork of the Coeur d’Alene River, produced half the nation’s silver and ranked among the 10 most productive mining districts in the world. The mines, and the unions that arose with them, made the region faithfully Democratic. Republicans rarely won local partisan elections, and unionized workers backed Idaho Sen. Frank Church, who sponsored the 1964 Wilderness Act and opposed the Vietnam War. But North Idaho also contained deep conservative pockets. In 1964, the presidential election revealed strong
support for Republican Barry Goldwater, and the area caught the attention of Ronald Rankin, a leader of Southern California’s burgeoning conservative movement. In 1965, Rankin moved to Coeur d’Alene, the largest town in Kootenai County, from Orange County, south of Los Angeles, where he’d directed the California Republican Assembly and rallied Goldwater supporters. (At one event, Rankin reportedly told a young Ronald Reagan — then making his first run for California governor — that he was “too liberal.”) According to the Spokesman-Review, Rankin and his family moved to Idaho “looking for a quieter life.” The following year, however, he revealed another reason in the Lewiston Morning Tribune, saying that “several very wealthy Southern Californians” had planted eight field organizers, including Rankin, across the West to “reshape the Republican Party from the bottom up along arch-conservative lines.” Kootenai County was a strategic target. Rankin told the Tribune he liked the “community atmosphere”; the small electorate was easier to influence, and almost entirely white. (The Aryan Nations had its headquarters in the county until 2001.) It was a place, Rankin believed, where one person could make a difference — where, by reorienting the local politics, he could help change the nation. “If we can carry the bottom of the ticket,” he said, “then we have a chance of carrying the top.” Rankin’s failures and successes read like a litmus test for the county’s political transformation. His first move — an attempt to recall Sen. Church — was seen as radical, even among Republicans, and over the years, as the Spokesman-Review noted, he ran “for every public office from governor to a seat on a local highway district ... most always unsuccessfully.” Eventually, though, Rankin’s popularity grew. He hosted a radio talk show and had some success spreading his anti-tax philosophy. In 1996, he finally won a seat on the Kootenai County Commission and persuaded fellow commissioners to make English the county’s official language. By the time Rankin died in 2004, local politics had shifted so drastically to the right that some conservatives considered him too liberal. (Rankin reportedly dubbed them “the far-righteous.”) The economy had slid out from underneath Democrats. The price of silver dropped precipitously in 1980, the metals market slumped, mines closed, and Idaho passed right-to-work legislation that effectively disabled the unions. Kootenai County’s new economy was based on tourism, medical care and the high-tech industry. At the front of this transition was Coeur d’Alene native Duane Hagadone, an ambitious conservative who owned the Coeur d’Alene Press and other Northwestern newspapers. Hagadone believed that the region’s economic future depended on its natural beauty, epitomized in the 25-mile-long Lake Coeur d’Alene. He was already on his way to becoming one of Idaho’s wealthiest men when he built an 18-story hotel and resort on the lakeshore, featuring a golf course with a floating green and a new marina that offered cable television and room service to visiting yachtsmen. At a Chamber of Commerce meeting in 1985, after county commissioners approved the project, Hagadone gushed, “The potential of what we have in this great community in this great area is almost scary.” Meanwhile, Southern California was struck by a series of disasters in the early 1990s — a recession, an earthquake, race riots — that together marked the beginning of an exodus. Between 1992 and 2000, excluding birth and death rates, California lost 1.8 million more people than it gained; collectively, Montana, Idaho, Wyoming, Utah, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico and Arizona gained 1.4 million more than they lost. More than half of the immigrants to Idaho in that period came from California. Of the top four counties that lost emigrants to Kootenai, three were in California — San Diego, Los Angeles and Orange.
Like many other mass movements, this one spread by word of mouth. In 1990, the Coeur d’Alene Press reported that one Orange County family had convinced “half its neighborhood” to relocate to Coeur d’Alene. A pastor told me that “whole [evangelical] ministries” came north together. By the end of the 1990s, more than 500 California police officers had retired to North Idaho, among them Mark Fuhrman, who committed perjury in the prosecution of O.J. Simpson. One officer told the Los Angeles Times that he left Anaheim because “the narrow roads got wider, orange groves became tract homes and street gangs became too numerous to count.” He went looking for “another Shangri-La,” and found it in Kootenai County. Indeed, as the county’s population soared above 100,000, it began to look less like Idaho and more like suburban California. The prairie was paved with curling cul-de-sacs and gridded with Starbucks, Del Tacos and Holiday Inns. An old lumber mill site, just past the outflow into the Spokane River, became an office complex and parking lot. Once, when county commissioners voted to approve a subdivision, a local politician opined, “They are trying to turn Idaho into Orange County.” Another resident wrote to the Spokesman-Review, “When I moved there in 1976, Coeur d’Alene was a nice, sleepy town, just getting ready to construct its first McDonald’s. Today, thanks to the horde of Californians who settled there, the place has espresso bars and strip malls and ferns and houses with diagonal wood.” Pundits predicted that Californians’ migration to places like Kootenai County would have a moderating effect on the politics of the Intermountain West. The newcomers “are finding work in jobs unrelated to the traditional timber, mining and agricultural fields,” observed Timothy Egan, a Western correspondent for The New York Times, in 1993. Egan suggested that these “lifestyle refugees” would cause an “environmentalist tilt in the [Western] elec-
There’s this desire to return to a simpler, nostalgic life, even though we don’t really have any idea what that is.”
torate.” But he overlooked a key detail: The counties from which these refugees came were the most conservative in California. They were, in fact, the birthplace of modern American conservatism — home to the John Birch Society, early evangelicalism, the 1978 tax revolt that led to property-tax limits in Proposition 13, and two years later, Reagan’s election to the presidency. When California’s conservative bulwarks faltered in the 1990s under the weight of rising taxes, stricter regulations, Mexican immigration, and the state’s steady liberalization, conservatives went looking for what they believed they had lost. Many told me that Kootenai County became their idea of “God’s Country” — an American utopia, a refuge from “a world turned upside down.” As one transplant told Egan, “There’s this desire to return to a simpler, nostalgic life, even though we don’t really have any idea what that is.” LAST DECEMBER, I MET TINA JACOBSON at a Starbucks in the suburbs north of Coeur d’Alene. I already knew that, depending on whom one consulted, Jacobson was either the county’s most principled or most pugnacious Republican. “I make no bones about it,” she told me. “I am a Conservative. I spell ‘Conservative’ with a capital C.” The daughter of Dutch immigrants, Jacobson grew up in ...continued on next page
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cover story | their own private idaho Southern California, where, from a young age, she listened to talk radio. She recalled with alarming clarity the day that her high school political science teacher “came bouncing into the room braless” and cried over Democrat George McGovern’s loss in the 1972 presidential race. When Jacobson turned 18, she registered as a Republican and, soon after, entered politics, campaigning against a school bond. Eight years later, she escaped California and moved with her husband to Boise, where she eventually won election as a local precinct captain. Idaho’s small population gave her an entry into politics that would have been impossible in California. She mingled with conservative heavyweights, and when she moved to the Coeur d’Alene area in 1993, for her husband’s job, she sought, and won, an appointment as secretary of the Kootenai County Republican Central Committee. That gave her access to addresses and voting records, which she scoured for emerging patterns. The next year, Helen Chenoweth, a leader of Idaho’s conservative movement, was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives and later she hired Jacobson as an assistant. Jacobson admired the congresswoman and read her subsequent re-elections in 1996 and 1998 as landmarks in Idaho’s rightward tilt. In Kootenai County, the shift was especially noticeable. By 2002, registered Republicans outnumbered Democrats, and even as the nation swung left in the 2008 election, the Democratic Party didn’t run candidates in five local Legislature races. Still, the county’s Republican Party struck Jacobson as lackluster. “We needed to run the agenda, put forth resolutions, move politics in a direction that conservatives wanted to go,” she explained. “If you’re a majority party, if you don’t use that to your advantage, what’s the point?” She suspected, too, that as the local Democratic Party atrophied, its members were switching their affiliation in order to vote for moderate
candidates in Republican primaries. “They still wanted to be a part of it, so they came to us because we were the only game in town,” she said. “The battle was still Republicans vs. Democrats. The problem was, we were all wearing the same jersey.” At a Central Committee meeting after the 2008
Tina Jacobson worked “under the radar,” she says, to elect more conservative Republicans. election, Jacobson saw an opening when another former Californian, Bob Pedersen, asked for help to run for Congress. Pedersen came from Orange County, where he’d been active in the early evangelical movement and worked as a volunteer pastor. In his view, the pivotal point in California’s decline came in 1992, when police officers charged with brutally beating a black man,
Rodney King, were acquitted of criminal charges, setting off riots across L.A. Pedersen recalled standing on his porch with a gun, looking over that urbanized valley, the horizon lit with fire. “It looked like Armageddon,” he recalled. “I said, ‘I’m getting out of this. I’m not going to raise my kids here.’” In 1994, Pedersen and his wife packed their three children into a van and drove north. “I believed Idaho was the new Promised Land,” he said. “It was beautiful. It was a new place to start.” Jacobson advised Pedersen that he wasn’t ready to run for Congress. “He had no name recognition,” she told me. “I said, ‘Bob, if you want to make a difference, you’re going to have to take over the Republican Party. Here’s how it’s done.’” Jacobson believed that the precincts offered citizens the greatest potential for political influence. Precinct captains walk their neighborhoods, meeting voters face-to-face, and together they form the county Republican Central Committee, which grooms candidates and has tremendous influence among regional and state Republicans. If a county commissioner or legislator steps down, the committee nominates replacements. Jacobson advised Pedersen that precinct captainships were rarely contested in elections; incumbents would be unlikely to even notice someone vying for their seat, until they saw a ballot. In the spring of 2009, Pedersen placed an ad in Nickel’s Worth: “Are you tired of the Republican Party? Conservatives Unite!” On April 1, 130 people packed into a pizza parlor in Post Falls. Pedersen was nervous, not expecting such a crowd. Through a hand-held microphone, he explained that the same kind of liberals leading the country toward financial and moral ruin had infiltrated the local Republican Party. “They’re just Godless,” he said. “They aren’t Republican.” That night, several volunteers joined him in organizing a club they
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called Rally Right. (Though its principles resemble those of the Tea Party, Rally Right’s slogan states, “It’s easier to fix the Republican Party than start a third party.”) By the end of the summer, Rally Right boasted more than 2,000 members and invited candidates to speak at their meetings. Raúl Labrador came twice. Pedersen vetted candidates for precinct captainships according to what he called “The Conservative Creed.” It began, “Do you believe God is the foundation of this country, and do you believe in God?” and then asked about states’ rights — “a protection against tyranny of a federal government” — and the right to bear arms. Finally, it asked, “Do you stand for the traditional marriage and do you stand against abortion?” Each candidate was tested twice. In May 2010, 42 of the vetted candidates won positions on the 71-seat Central Committee; Jacobson was elected chairwoman. “It was all under the radar,” she told me. “By the time we were done, it was too late for anybody to react.” REPUBLICAN GROUPS PROLIFERATED ACROSS Kootenai County after the 2008 presidential election, and among them was Rally Right’s greatest rival, the Reagan Republicans. I met that groups’ president and co-founder in the office of his custom tiling company, X Things Manufacturing, tucked in a dingy concrete complex in Post Falls. Ron Lahr, a funny man whose sarcasm often edges toward exasperation, wore a leather jacket over a green sweatshirt. He had moved to Kootenai County from Spokane in 2002, and connected with Jeff Ward, another Washington emigrant and a former staffer for George Nethercutt, the Republican who defeated that state’s 30-year Democratic Rep. Tom Foley in 1994. “We talked a lot about how unsophisticated the politics were
here in Kootenai County,” Lahr recalled. Together they joined a “Pachyderm Club” affiliated with the Republican National Committee, and both became precinct captains. At one event, Lahr was instructed to write down his name and the city of his birth. “Of the 60 or 70 people there,” he said, “most were born in California.” Lahr and Ward thought the Pachyderms and the Central Committee were hamstrung by party affiliation, unable to back candidates in the primaries or take part in non-partisan elections, such as for school board or city council. Non-partisan officials oversee the levying and
name on the ballot, but the group would ensure that voters knew candidates’ affiliations and be inspired to vote. They set about compiling lists and neighborhood maps, and on Saturdays before elections, gathered club members and knocked on doors. With donations to their PAC, they acquired data on demographics and voting patterns. They learned, for example, that many Democrats did register as Republicans in order to vote in primaries. “If you just take the information from the county, it says, ‘This person is a Republican,’” Lahr explained. “With our data, we can say, ‘This person is registered as
The battle was still Republicans vs. Democrats. The problem was, we were all wearing the same jersey.”
management of many local taxes, and since incumbents rarely lost, many of the same people held their positions for years. Lahr and Ward suspected there were Democrats among them — the county’s last holdouts — who were prone to irresponsible and excessive spending. “We thought, if we can influence the election for fire district, city council, school board,” Lahr told me, “that’s access to a lot of money.” Lahr and Ward formed the Reagan Republicans in 2009, aiming to not only influence the standard partisan races, but also to recast nonpartisan races as, essentially, partisan. No R or D would appear by a candidate’s
a Republican. Here’s what we think they really are.’” Within three years, the group helped 51 Republicans, including 15 non-partisan candidates, win primary and general elections. In 2009, three of their candidates fell short in races for Coeur d’Alene city council, but two of them, including Dan Gookin, who also had roots in California, tried again in 2011, this time amid controversy over the council’s plan to spend $15 million reconstructing McEuen Field, a downtown park. Gookin hired the services of Strategery, a side-project of Lahr and Ward’s that offered more sophisticated assistance ...continued on next page
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cover story | their own private idaho than volunteers could provide. The seat Gookin sought was open, and Democrats had nominated George Sayler, a popular retired legislator with a record of earning bipartisan support. (Gookin himself had once voted for Sayler.) But Sayler favored the park project and was an unabashed Democrat. A few weeks before that city council election, during a public conversation with Gookin hosted by the North Idaho Pachyderm Forum, an audience member asked Sayler if he supported President Obama. “What connection does that have with the city election?” Sayler asked. Then he replied, “I am proud I endorsed Barack Obama, and I would do it again.” A week later, Strategery reprinted the quote on a flier beside headshots of Sayler and Obama, and dropped it on peoples’ doorsteps. Sayler lost by 15 percent. THE CITY COUNCIL ELECTION aggravated an ideological conflict within the local Republican Party — not between conservatives and moderates, but between those who believed, like Jacobson, that only conservatives counted as Republicans, and those like Lahr, who believed that any Republican, moderate or conservative, was better than a Democrat, and those like Gookin, who believed that there was still a sacred place for non-partisanship. The flier unsettled Gookin — Sayler’s politics, though no secret, struck him as “just one of those things” that needn’t be mentioned. Gookin moved to Coeur d’Alene from Seattle in 1993. Previously, he’d lived in San Diego, where he founded the For Dummies book series and authored many of them himself. When he arrived in North Idaho, he “wasn’t really associated with one party or another” and was often accused of being both a Democrat and a Republican. “It’s just a way to marginalize someone you don’t understand,” he told me. “They just kind of shove you into an area and say, ‘This is where you’re supposed to go.’” He thought that politics had grown nastier over his years in the county, and his own campaign was a casualty of this. “We’re taking national issues and projecting them on a local level,” he said. “It just doesn’t work. It’s not the same thing.” I heard this frequently throughout my reporting: The same politics dividing the nation in presidential and congressional elections had seeped into local government. The difference was that in Kootenai County, Democrats had all but disappeared, and so Republicans had no common enemy to rally against. Many I spoke with blamed the Reagan Republicans for the party’s conflicts, because their work in primaries pitted Republicans against one another. Others pointed to the 2010 election of precinct captains, which forced people to take sides. One Rally Right member told the Coeur d’Alene Press, “The Republican Party is not being fractured. It’s just being cleansed of the people who are not true Republicans.” Bob Pedersen perpetuated this distinction; according to Lahr, Pedersen wanted “to be the arbiter of who’s Republican and who’s not.” Pedersen denounced Lahr and Ward as “the real enemy” because he often disapproved of candidates the Reagan Republicans endorsed. When Gookin met Pedersen at the fairgrounds one summer and mentioned that he was running for city council, Pedersen regarded him skeptically. “What do you think
about government?” Gookin recalled him asking. “I said that I thought taxes should be low and government should be small. He thought that was a good answer. Then he said, ‘What do you think about gay rights?’ I told him I thought gay people had a constitutional right to be married. He said, ‘Well, we’re going to disagree on that.’ He never talked to me again.” Among the many Republicans Pedersen refused to endorse was Luke Malek, who won a Legislature seat in 2012. John Cross, chairman of the Republican Central Committee of North Idaho, told me that some people didn’t think Malek was conservative enough “because of who he hung around with,” an accusation I heard applied to several moderates. Even Cross, who is considered highly conservative, initially drew Pedersen’s skepticism due to his take on the role of God in politics. “It’s not that I have an open disagreement with Bob about religion,” Cross said. “I just — how do I put this? — I don’t talk about it, and I don’t define other people by it.” When I finally met Pedersen, in a Post Falls suburb, I was surprised to find him at once boyish and grandfatherly. He has cloudy blue eyes, thinning hair and eyebrows that bristle over
They just kind of shove you into an area and say, ‘This is where you’re supposed to go.’”
the rims of his glasses. He works as an antique collector. “I want this to be known,” he insisted. “I did not try to control the Republican Party. All I did was get conservatives elected. I’m nobody. I’d never been in politics before.” Despite Pedersen’s delight in the conservative takeover, some Republicans told me they feared speaking out against what the conservatives defined as the party line. “The more the party gains power,” one told me, “the less dissent it seems they’re allowing.” Gookin blamed this on a lack of effective leadership: “We don’t have anyone saying, ‘Knock it off, we both believe in the same thing. Get back there. We have enough room to tolerate different opinions.’ No one wants to do that. And by being silent, you encourage it.” The infighting struck a new high in February 2012, when Tina Jacobson helped choose Richard Mack as the keynote speaker for the annual Lincoln Day dinner. Mack is widely celebrated among Libertarians and Constitutionalists for winning a U.S. Supreme Court case that found a gun control bill unconstitutional in 1997. This time, it was Jeff Ward who doubted Mack’s loyalty. Ward and 13 other Central Committee members wrote a letter charging that, “It is quite evident that Mr. Mack’s support of the Republican Party is inconsistent, intermittent and ...continued on page 28
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COUNTERPUNCH LONG PUMMELED BY THE FAR RIGHT, MODERATES IN NORTH IDAHO HIT BACK LAST WEEK
BY DANIEL WALTERS
fter a string of victories for the far-right wing candidates they endorsed, it may have seemed like the Kootenai County Reagan Republicans were the only major force in North Idaho politics. But in last week’s election, the script changed. Neither Reagan Republican candidate won a Kootenai Hospital District board seat. And voters rejected the Reagan Republican-endorsed incumbents on the Coeur d’Alene school board in favor of a moderate Republican, an independent and even a Democrat. “On Tuesday night, it’s like we ripped back the curtain and found the Wizard of Oz was shorter and less powerful than we had feared,” Coeur d’Alene City Councilman Mike Kennedy says. The far-right had been bested by an alliance of moderates.
arent Christa Hazel, former social worker Tom Hearn and retired middle school teacher Dave Eubanks had all been endorsed by Balance North Idaho, a political action committee designed specifically as a counterweight to the Reagan Republicans. And they all won. Marketing firm co-founder Eden Irgens and former North Idaho College Trustee Mic Armon invented Balance North Idaho to fight one political machine with another. The group’s logo is red on the left side, blue on the right, with a colorless North Idaho in the middle. While the Reagan Republicans have sought to saturate non-partisan races with political ideology, Balance seeks to desaturate them. The need for balance became clear to Irgens, she says, after talking with an elected official who worried about losing the next election if he dared defy the Reagan Republicans. And while none of her children were in the Coeur d’Alene school district’s International Baccalaureate program, Irgens also felt Reagan Republican-backed trustees blew past public comments in a rush to rid the district of the program. Armon, meanwhile, had been unchallenged as a North Idaho College trustee for 12 years. That ended when he was beat by a Reagan Republican-backed opponent who never even bothered to show up to debate. “I think that was a little bit of a wake-up call,” Armon says. The political action committee has since brought together people with a slew of party affiliations and promised to stay out of partisan races altogether. “We’re just going to endorse the most qualified candidates,” Irgens says. If they are a Democrat, or even a Reagan Republican, so be it. In fact, they endorsed Jim Pierce — also the Reagan Republicans’ preferred candidate — for the Kootenai Hospital District Board of Trustees. (He lost.) Balance didn’t donate directly to candidates, but provided advice, marketed their endorsements and sent foot soldiers to knock on doors. For some candidates, they even offered public speaking training. Hazel says Balance North Idaho played a major part in her school board victory. “One election does not make for a trend,” Hazel says. “It does make for momentum. …
Win a House! Christa Hazel, a Republican, was back by Balance North Idaho. That momentum will carry us through November.” While Democrats have had little outright success in the recent years, Kootenai County Democrats Chair Paula Neils says the party is willing to be flexible to defeat farright Republicans. “We’ll support any moderate candidate who we think has a good shot,” Neils says. “We’re not ruling out that we’ll support Republican candidates.” She knows Democrats who donated to Hazel, a Republican. But while Balance-endorsed candidates succeeded in Coeur d’Alene last week, they failed in Post Falls. Those candidates, Irgens says, just weren’t ready. “The Post Falls folks did not understand what they were up against,” she says. “You cannot beat the Reagan Republicans without working really hard.”
his November will provide another matchup for Balance North Idaho and the Kootenai County Reagan Republicans. Three Coeur d’Alene council positions are up for election, and the mayoral seat will be vacant as well. Kennedy says he’s reluctantly considering a run for mayor, despite the consternation of his wife. A moderate Republican from New York, Kennedy became a Democrat upon moving to North Idaho. Yet, over the past year and half, he’s been encouraged by what he’s been hearing from mainline conservatives. “These are the rock-ribbed, long-time faithful Republicans in this town who are tired of their own party having been taken over by constitutionalists,” Kennedy says. n
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questionable,” and suggested that Republican if you take us to church, you’re teaching us to officials might be offended if forced to share his believe in ghosts and fairy tales.’” Hamilton said podium. The Committee put the question up he spoke to the teacher, who responded that the for a vote, and decided 31-30 to disinvite Mack. school curriculum, called Primary Years Program The ensuing debate in the newspapers grew so (PYP), provided by the worldwide educational hostile that Mack himself wrote in. Jacobson told foundation International Baccalaureate, “teaches the Coeur d’Alene Press, “This breaks my heart to us to question our values, even those that have see how we are treating each other. These are been instilled by our parents.” Hamilton was your comrades, not your enemies. We’re Team livid. “You don’t get to instill a value system in Republican.” Two weeks later, Jacobson remy child that may be contrary to what I believe invited Mack, alleging that a “false proxy” ballot as a parent,” he said. “You teach them reading, had been used in the vote against him, and Ward writing, arithmetic, history, a little civics, arts and dropped the issue. music, but especially in the formative years, valJacobson resigned from the Central ues are up to me.” As for his values, Committee in May 2012. She told me he said, “I believe the Bible teaches that she wanted more time to work on the truth, and there is no truth Send comments to her novel, a paranormal romance about outside the Bible. I don’t expect our email@example.com. schools to teach that. I understand an ambitious anti-tax crusader who is elected to the Idaho Legislature and falls why they shouldn’t. But you don’t in love with a ghost. get to tell my kid that I’m wrong.” (The Hayden Meadows teacher could not be THOUGH KOOTENAI COUNTY’S political reached for comment.) transformation is evident in the polls, impacts Hamilton began attending school-board on the ground will take longer to surface. The meetings. He had never been politically active, clearest signs have appeared on the city council but he now suspected school trustees of promotand county commission, where opposition to ing a “liberal progressive” educational approach, taxes and levies is stronger than ever before. and squandering public funds in the process. He Meanwhile, the “social resonance” that The Big met a group of parents who were already protestSort predicted has just begun to surface in county ing PYP, as well as an optional International Bacschools. calaureate high school program. Some of their In the fall of 2010, Tom Hamilton became criticisms — that the programs were a United concerned with what his 9-year-old daughter was Nations plot, for example — struck him as a bit learning at Hayden Meadows Elementary, in conspiratorial, but others resonated. He especialthe Coeur d’Alene school district. I met Hamly resented a core IB goal, which is to teach stuilton, who has a red beard and a jovial grin, at dents to be “global citizens.” When I asked what Ground Force, a mining machinery plant where he thought IB meant by that term, he suggested he serves as manager. He told me: “She came it signified “tolerance in the progressive sense” — home one day and said, ‘Our teacher says that the idea that two people can have different belief
School-board president Tom Hamilton (left) chats with others at a Reagan Republican meeting. systems and both be right. “I don’t agree with that,” he said. “I’ll give you an example. I would agree that I have no right to persecute, abuse or judge somebody should homosexuality be the lifestyle they choose. But in my belief system, biblically, I can’t say that’s OK.” Hamilton announced his school-board candidacy at a Reagan Republicans meeting. Jeff Ward came to his house and explained how to run a campaign, and on Saturdays thereafter, members of a group called Republican Women gathered there and then split off with clipboards and district walking lists. Hamilton knocked on at least 400 doors, he said: “I told people that I was a fiscal and political conservative. That I don’t believe value indoctrination should be part of public education.” In May 2011, he won the election, along with another candidate backed by the Reagan Republicans. Within 16 months, due to conflicts between new and old members, all three remaining incumbents resigned and were replaced with conservatives. In the spring of 2012, many parents, students and teachers defended the IB programs as good preparation, especially for students who would eventually live outside North Idaho. At one board meeting, Tim Sanford, a high school music instructor and conservative Republican, told the trustees, “Asking a student to think and analyze and challenge the world around them is not dangerous, nor is it brainwashing. It makes a self-assured person, who not only knows what they believe in, but why they believe in it.” Despite the protests, later that year the school board decided — unanimously — to eliminate both IB programs. But then Hamilton did something that no one expected: He supported a $33 million
school bond that would raise taxes. Before he became trustee, he’d voted against school levies. “I was that guy on the outside saying that our schools have enough money, that they can’t come to us for handouts every time there’s a budget shortfall,” he told me. “Well, you get on the inside, and you start looking at how things really are, and you see that the need is very real.” Hamilton knew that most of his conservative supporters opposed the bond, and without them, it wouldn’t pass. So, once again, he made the rounds of the Republican groups. “I remember walking into the Pachyderms, and a lot of them had taken the literature I’d mailed out and circled and marked and highlighted it with exclamation points.” Hamilton knew then that he had walked into a “hostile” room. “So I began, ‘I know many of you don’t want me to, but I am supporting this bond, and here are my reasons why.’ And then I just let them ask questions.” Last November, 72 percent of voters approved the school bond. “I understand the fear,” Hamilton told me. “I understand that a lot of people are living under a tax burden, and are scared of where the country is going right now. I look at this and say, can I do something about national politics? I don’t think I can. But can I impact the community locally? That I can do. Is everyone going to like me for it? Probably not. But I’d like to think that I’m not so dug in on principle that reason doesn’t enter into my argument.” n Comments? Send them to editor@inlander. com. A version of this article first appeared in High Country News.
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Festival of Tradition Spokane’s ArtFest features multigenerational art ventures, ancient techniques and cultures from around the world BY CARRIE SCOZZARO
urrounded by grandfather trees and historical buildings, including the stately old dame of the Patsy Clark Mansion, one can’t help but marvel at the accumulation of tradition at ArtFest. Potters, welders, painters, glassworkers. ArtFest is living history. Like countless arts and crafts across America at any given moment, it’s the continuing narrative of how humans create.
THREE GENERATIONS OF GLASS
Michael McCoy of Essential Glass Works barely remembers a time when glass wasn’t a part of his life. His mother was an architect and artist, while his father made stained glass pieces. He collected art glass and learned glass cutting and repair while other kids were learning how to drive. First in northern California, later in Idaho, McCoy parlayed his art, design and business skills into his own stained glass business, including teaching classes. Ever adaptable to changes in the market, McCoy transitioned into fused glass around 1998, took a class with veteran Seattle artist Gale Franko and entered what he calls his “dichroic period.” “People think we paint it,” says McCoy, explaining that dichroic glass is specially treated to allow quartz crystals to form on one side of the glass. As the glass moves — reflecting light — the shimmery color you see is different than when it’s stationary. The result is eye-popping color on barrettes, earrings, pins and other jewelry. McCoy painstakingly cuts and layers glass as small as one-sixteenth of an inch, fusing them at 1600° Fahrenheit in a specialized oven into complex designs: drag...continued on next page
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“festival of tradition,” continued... oven into complex designs: dragonflies, scarabs, cats, landscapes, abstracts. His orcas, for example, require 30 separate pieces of glass, including computer-designed “eyes” he had specially made for this popular design. Continuing the tradition of glasswork in the McCoy family is daughter Heather, who also creates jewelry and manages the gallery at Essential Glass Works, which features glass, jewelry and ceramics from artists across the country.
LIVING THE DREAM
Charan Sachar always dreamed of working with clay, taking a circuitous route that began growing up in India. That’s where his mother ran a bridal boutique and where he’d eventually earn a Bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering. After relocating to the United States to complete his Master’s in computer science, Sachar worked in software engineering, eventually relocating to Washington state in 2000, putting him one step closer to his dream. “I took classes at a local pottery co-op and it was love,” says Sachar, who quit his engineering job in 2011 to develop Creative with Clay full-time. He learned to throw on the wheel and handbuild, experimenting with decoration, using an extruder (picture a giant cookie press) and making his own dies (the part that forms the cookie shapes). “I wanted to create the soft, delicate look of intricate embroidered fabrics from India,” says Sachar. He uses a technique called slip-trailing, covering the surface of the somewhat damp clay with “lines” of colored slip (liquid clay) that, once the piece is fired, become part of the surface pattern and texture of the piece. “I try to introduce new patterns and colors inspired by seeing
what’s new in the Indian fashion industry and in Bollywood movies,” he says. “The paisleys and floral patterns are the most popular and they keep making their way in often. And doing them freehand gives a lot of opportunity to keep changing them all the time.”
ADVANCING THE ANCIENT WORLD
Raquel Edwards’ images seem to come from another place and time, combining the ancient art of encaustic — painting with colored wax — and the comparatively new process of digital photography. The process is laborious, beginning with a photograph mounted to a substructure. Edwards makes her own encaustic medium, a combination of beeswax and tree sap, then tints it with natural earth pigments and nontoxic oil paints. Between eight and 14 layers of wax are applied to the photograph, each layer hot enough to flow evenly, but not so hot as to burn. Propane and butane torches are used to “fuse” each wax layer with its predecessor. The result is a filmy, ethereal version of the original image: bird’s nests, butterflies, landscapes and ephemera. “Both the little details and expansiveness of the natural world inspire me,” she says. While her still lifes “celebrate rebirth, metamorphosis and new beginnings,” says Edwards, her landscapes “are about stillness and reflection. They are inspired by those pockets of the world that allow us to step outside of the chaos of modern life and contemplate what is essential. They are often majestic and expansive scenes that are subtly faded and distressed — a representation of time’s unstoppable passage. Through them, I examine the delicate balance between nature’s strength and its fragility.” n ArtFest • Fri, May 31 through Sun, June 2 • Coeur d’Alene Park • 300 S. Chestnut St. • Free entry
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Tickets for the Sasquatch! Music Festival went on sale Feb. 9 — 105 days before the festival started — and people immediately turned to Craigslist to buy and sell the four-day passes, originally sold for $337.50. This chart shows the average prices listed in Craigslist ads for the Seattle and Spokane areas each day up to May 24, when the festival started. BUYING $700
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oshua Covey needs to look no further than his 3-year-old son to know that comic books have truly become his life. All day long, his son plays with comic hero action figures. He runs around the house with a towel tied around his neck. And when Covey’s son watches his favorite movie, X-Men, he only will do it while wearing black-rimmed glasses like the character Cyclops. Covey, 28, smiles when he talks about his kids enjoying comic books. As a professional comic book artist, perhaps the biggest compliment is for his own kids to think their dad is cool. “My daughter … is about to start first grade at the end of the year. And she had a school project where she got to interview one of the people from her family and asked them how they made
their money and where they worked. It was cool because I got to put together the project with her. We got to use pages from the comics I drew,” says Covey. “It’s those things you see when you’re a kid and you think, ‘Man, I just wish I could do that when I get older. And I’m finally getting to experience that,” he says. In the past two years, the Hayden, Idaho, artist went from exhausted construction worker to a successful, full-time comic book artist, penning covers for big-time titles like Adventure Time, Avengers spinoff Steed and Mrs. Peel and ongoing series Freelancers. He joins a stable of Inland Northwest comic book artists — from The Spider creator Colton Worley to the Catbeard the Pirate webcomic creator Matt Nelson — who are making waves in the comic world with their art.
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Joshua Covey’s commission of DC character Oracle (left ) and The Goon (top.) After years of working in construction to support his family, Covey says that one day he realized he wanted to seriously pursue comic art as a career. Comics was something he’d always loved — from his days as a young kid shopping at Spokane’s Comic Book Shop. “You just wake up one morning and say ‘I’m tired of what I’m doing,’ ” he says. So Covey started hitting the comic convention circuit, toting his portfolio full of sketches and waiting in long lines for publishers and artists to critique his work. It wasn’t long ago, he says, when he waited at California’s WonderCon for three hours to get Ross Richie, the founder of comic publisher Boom! Studios, to review his portfolio — chasing him down a hallway and practically begging for him to look at his work. That review led to some of Covey’s biggest comic work — and eventually allowed him to ditch construction altogether and make comics full-time. Now, almost over night, he’s the guy people at conventions are begging for portfolio reviews. “I had people come to me and actually ask for me by name and ask for my signature and that kind of stuff,” he says. “I mean, it’s really humbling. You really get taken back by it because there are these people that actually seek you out now.” It’s real now. He’s a comic book artist. He’s living the life he always wanted to live. “I feel like somebody’s gonna pinch me one day.” n firstname.lastname@example.org Spokane Comicon • Sat, June 1, from 10 am-5 pm • Spokane Community College • Building 6, 1810 N. Greene St. • $7; $1 off with a can of food • All-ages • spokanecomicon.com
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Josh Yake (left) scours the wilds of the Inland Northwest for morel mushrooms (top) and other edibles, including ferns (above). JENNIFER DEBARROS PHOTOS
From Forest to Table Foraging for edible plants and fungi in the forests of the Inland Northwest BY CHEY SCOTT
pend a few hours poking around the forest floor of Mt. Spokane with Josh Yake, and you won’t view nature the same way again. You’ll likely see it as a garden waiting to be harvested. “We’ve got morels! Look at all these morels! Holy shit!” Yake yells out from a cedar-treed hillside. It’s a damp, overcast morning out on the lush, green mountain, and he’s hit the jackpot, stumbling across a patch of recently sprouted morel mushrooms on a steep slope covered in huckleberry bushes. Only a few of the fungi are large enough to harvest now, Yake explains as he pulls a knife from his pocket to carefully cut one of the
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oblong, sponge-textured mushrooms from the ground. “Where there’s one morel, 99 percent of the time there are others. If you don’t see them, you’re just not looking,” he explains. “There’s a lot of land out here, and you could walk for four days and not find one, but you just have to tune into what you’re looking for.” Having foraged for edible plants and berries since his childhood, at a family cabin on Twin Lakes, Idaho, and during camping trips around the Northwest, Yake only more recently decided to turn his longtime hobby into a full-time venture, establishing Gourmet Foragables & More back in 2010.
Spending 20 hours or more a week scouting Inland Northwest forests for edible plants, berries and fungi, Yake sells his harvests at area farmers markets four days a week, and directly to a handful of well-known restaurants, including Casper Fry, Manito Tap House, Luna, Santé and Downriver Grill. In addition to the highly sought-after morels he’s just discovered — which will go for as much as $40 a pound — Yake’s finds for the day include fiddleheads, the immature coiled tops of a lady fern that taste somewhat like asparagus; stinging nettles, which are used in teas, soups or as a spinach substitute; and miner’s lettuce and coral
mushrooms, named for their structural resemblance to ocean reef coral. It’s been a successful foray so far, and Yake and his girlfriend, Jill Pittmann, are only about an hour into it.
hile foraging for naturally occurring plants and fungi has been a means of sustenance from the beginning of humanity, it seems to have recently resurfaced as a modern food trend, fitting in nicely with other food movements like using locally sourced ingredients, organically grown produce, and urban gardening. “It’s like we’re returning to a simpler time with everything in our food system, trying to get away from industrialization and all the corporations and all the pesticides,” Yake says. “You can come out here and there is so much good stuff that is free and abundant and good for you.” Getting started in the treasure hunt that is foraging is easier than one might think. A number of mushroom hunting and foraging clubs around the area — including the Spokane Mushroom Club, the North Idaho Mushroom Club and the Wild Edibles group in Post Falls — offer educational group forays to teach beginners how to identify and find some of the more common edible plants and fungi in the Inland Northwest. Do an online search for the term “foraging,” and pages and pages of results offer up links to hobbyist foragers’ blogs and websites, and trending news articles on the topic. Most of these resources emphasize the importance of learning to identify edibles with an experienced forager to avoid confusion with look-alike toxic species. Yake says there are a number of poisonous plants and mushrooms out there; the best rule to follow is when you’re even the least bit uncertain about a potential edible, don’t pick it and don’t eat it. As part of Gourmet Foragables, Yake recently started offering educational forays, taking groups out into the woods to hunt for edibles while teaching his methods for finding and harvesting them. Last month, nearly three dozen people signed up for Gourmet Foragables’ first “forest-to-plate”-themed foray, which included a gourmet dinner using the gathered edibles that was planned and cooked by Casper Fry chef Joshua Martin. Martin is one of several area chefs who frequently incorporate Yake’s foraged ingredients into seasonal specials, like a watercress vinaigrette that’s been popular at Casper Fry. Martin says he buys from Yake once or twice a week, taking whatever he’s foraged that could find its way into a dish.
or Yake, other than serving as his main source of income from spring to fall, foraging is both a satisfying escape into nature and a self-sufficient means of using what nature offers us as sustenance. When he forages, Yake practices what he preaches to others: take only what you can use, and use what you take. And though some might view foraging — or more specifically, foraging and making a profit from it — as exploitive of nature’s resources, Yake says his experiences have only instilled in him a deeper respect for the land. “This is real food. A hundred years ago this would have been a much more common practice, but somewhere along the line we just sort of lost it,” he says. “There’s something about reaping the seed you didn’t sow — it’s just cool.” n Gourmet Foragables educational foray • Sun, June 2 at 9 am • $50/one person, $90/couple, preregistration required • Priest River and Priest Lake, Idaho • gourmetforagables.blogspot.com
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The Aluminum Debate The Elk makes the case for beer in a can this weekend BY MIKE BOOKEY
or a long time, the beer can got a bad rap. It’s become a symbol of the lesser when it comes to the brewing hierarchy. Stores even relegated it to the wayward end of the beer aisle. That, as you should have noticed by now, is changing. The beer can is getting some hardearned respect because — and this might surprise you — it’s superior to the bottle in more ways than one. This weekend, the Elk Public House is standing up for the beer can, hosting the second annual Spo-Can Craft Can Beer Festival for two days in Browne’s Addition. The festival is set to feature more than 40 different craft beers, all of them served in good ol’ aluminum. There’s also live music to accompany your sipping. “A big part of this weekend is definitely the educational piece. We’re trying to get rid of the stigma about canned beer,” says Marshall Powell, the Elk’s general manager. Craft breweries are just starting to put their beers in cans, and not merely for novelty purposes. Ely Johnson, a Spokane-based “Beer Ranger” for Colorado’s New Belgium Brewing (the makers of Fat Tire) says that the benefits of canned beer is why his company has continued to focus on cans. First, the opaque aluminum can prevents light from affecting the beer, something even dark brown bottles can’t accomplish. Also, aluminum cans ship much cheaper than bottles, which are both heavy and awkwardly shaped. Add to that the fact that aluminum recycles much more efficiently than glass and you’ve got a convincing argument. Powell and Johnson also contend that beer just tastes better out of the can rather than straight out of a bottle — although Johnson says that if you can pour a beer into a glass, you should do it. “With a bottle, there’s almost no way to smell the beer. With the can, there’s a larger opening and the way you put your mouth on it allows some aromatics to come out,” says Johnson. Please, give the can a chance. n Spo-Can Craft Can Beer Festival • Sat, June 1 from noon to close; Sun, June 2 from noon to 8 pm • Elk Public House • 1931 W. Paciﬁc Ave. • 363-1973
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he panhandle seems to be the proving ground for westward-expanding restaurant chains, especially from the Midwest and Montana. While many have staked claims — Ciao Mambo and MacKenzie River Pizza, for example — not all have survived the Coeur d’Alene-area market mix of resort-y, rural and suburban sensibilities. Bullman’s Wood Fired Pizza, however, might have the goods to endure the mostlylocals winter dining season, maybe luring folks to check out the unabashedly upscale Riverstone development. With its urban lodge décor — slate wall tiles embedded with copper, industrial droplights, distressed wood seating, earth-tone walls and floor — Bullman’s style might remind you of Fire Artisan Pizza, which opened downtown in 2011, then expanded to Spokane late last year. Characteristic of wood-fired pizza, Bullman’s delivers crisp Neapolitan-style pies with a telltale char and enticing smokiness.
The sauce is neither overly salty nor sweet, and mozzarella ($7). Beer is bottle-only but the perfect medium for toppings that range features a decent selection of microbrews from traditional (sausage, mushrooms, like Laughing Dog’s IPA and Huckleberry Parmesan) to esoteric. The Bitterroot, for Cream Ale. example, features pistachios, red onions, Just across from Riverstone cinemas rosemary, mozzarella, olive oil and sea salt. and within walking distance for RiverNamed for areas throughBullman’s features an urban lodge décor — slate wall out Montana, pies range from tiles embedded with copper, industrial droplights, about $9 for a small 10-inch distressed wood seating and earth-tone walls. that easily feeds two people to just under $20 for the 14-inch large. stone’s increasing resident population, BullChild-size pies for less than $5 will appeal man’s is also right off Interstate 90. That’s to families. especially convenient for Washingtonians Besides pizza, Bullman’s menu includes heading east for good eats. a half-dozen hearty salads as well as sandwiches like the Dearborn, with ham, Bullman’s Wood Fired Pizza • 2385 N. Gouda, caramelized onions, arugula and Old Mill Loop, CdA • Open Mon-Thu Dijon aioli ($7). Appetizers include three 11 am–9 pm, Fri-Sat 11 am-10 pm, Sun kinds of “sticks”: cheese, bread or Fire noon-8 pm • bullmanspizza.com • (208) Sticks: cayenne pepper sauce, spicy chicken 930-0219
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modest changes, expanding to include additional indoor and outdoor seating and adding pizza to the menu. It’s one of nearly two dozen signature items on Angelo’s standing dinner special: two entrées and a bottle of wine for $55. A fine dining experience combining Old World charm and cuisine in an unlikely CdA setting. — CARRIE SCOZZARO
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BURGERS CHARLEY’S GRILL & SPIRITS 801 N. Monroe St. | 328-8911 This cozy Monroe Street restaurant and lounge provides a quiet retreat from the hustle and bustle of the courthouse next door. The menu features Angus beef hamburgers, 8-ounce sirloin steaks, fried appetizers, a full bar and a retro cigarette vending machine. Tickets for the Spokane Arena, INB Performing Arts Center, Fox Theater, Bing Crosby Theater, or Spokane Civic Theatre will get you 20 percent off food items. PARADISE CREEK BREWERY 245 S.E. Paradise St., Pullman | 338-9463 Paradise Creek finally gives you an excuse to use the words “adorable” and “beer” in the same sentence. Located in an antique post office, this place has mastered the art of taking the old and adding flair — from the atmosphere down to the menu. Standouts on the menu include their Lamb Burger and the BBQ sauce made with their own porter.
THRIFTY SCOTSMAN 12024 E. Sprague Ave. | 928-2214 They weren’t joking with the thrift thing. This place is cheap. Inside the small, unadorned block building are a smattering of old-fashioned arcade machines, but the real fun is going through the drive-thru. Trust us. Try a Scotsman Burger. You’ll be glad you did. MARY LOU’S MILK BOTTLE 802 W. Garland Ave. | 325-1772 You can’t go wrong with diner-style food and 1950s nostalgia, especially at this neighborhood icon. The retro-throwback restaurant in the heart of the Garland District takes customers back to a simpler time, when the burgers were served with homemade milkshakes, the fries were cut fresh, and the bill didn’t hit our pocketbooks too hard. You can easily relive the past with a patty melt and huckleberry milkshake, made (of course) with Mary Lou’s own homemade ice cream.
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The G-Dog How a Jesuit priest is bringing former gang members back into society BY MIKE BOOKEY
had never heard the name of Father Greg Boyle when it was announced that the Jesuit priest would be the commencement speaker at my college graduation. With a prominent film school, Loyola Marymount had the ties to bring in Goldie Hawn the previous year and a pre-publicly insane Mel Gibson the year before that. I figured we’d at least get Burt Reynolds. But Father Boyle did not disappoint. He told the rapt graduating class assembled under a warm Los Angeles sun about how he had devoted his life to helping gang members no longer need to be gang members. He called these guys “homies,” and it was tough not to giggle at the sight of a white Catholic priest using street slang. But Boyle — who did his undergrad work at Gonzaga — was no joke. Through his Homeboy Industries, he’d found a way to assimilate gang members into the folds of society by finding a spot for them in the workforce.
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Coincidentally, when I took my first job a month after Boyle’s speech, it was as a cub police reporter working the night shift in L.A., which meant dealing nearly exclusively with gang violence. And I never forgot that somewhere out in East L.A., Father Boyle was trying to stop this sort of destruction. Now Boyle has popped up on my radar again, this time as the subject of a new documentary, appropriately dubbed G-Dog, the nickname the former gang members have given him. Directed by Freida Mock, who won a Best Documentary Oscar for 1994’s Maya Lin: A Strong Clear Vision, the film takes us into the heart of Homeboy Industries and how Boyle’s notion that “nothing stops a bullet like a job” is proving to be true on the streets of Los Angeles. In the film, we see former hardcore gangbangers learning job skills, ranging from restaurant work to clothing sales, by working at Homeboy Industries’
businesses. The organization also provides fatherhood training, substance abuse assistance and tattoo removal. More than anything, we see Boyle — through Mock’s lens — shining a humanistic light on a subculture written off by society, to the point that gang killings weren’t even making the evening news in L.A. when the violence was at its worst over the past decade. “Gang violence is not about anything, it’s just the language of kids who’ve given up,” says Boyle at one point in the film. Mock says that she made the film, in part, because society at large doesn’t understand gang life. “This film has been an eye-opener to confront my own misconceptions, and to realize that gangs are both a complex social and public safety issue,” says Mock in her director’s statement. The film’s cinematographer, Erik Daarstad, lives in North Idaho and is bringing the documentary to Sandpoint’s Panida Theater. Both screenings are also slated to include a Q&A with Daarstad and Mock, the film’s director. Sandpoint doesn’t have a gang problem, of course, but perhaps it’s time we acknowledge that it is a problem. Even if it takes a guy like G-Dog to tell you about it. n G-Dog • Fri, June 7 and Sat, June 8 at 7:30 pm • $7/ adults, $6/students • Panida Theater • 300 N. 1st St., Sandpoint • panida.org
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Do you know what Americans like? Oil painting, pretentiousness, and the French. Renoir, a period piece, follows Impressionist painter Renoir’s decline into the throes of old age, arthritis withering away his hands and geriatrics eating at his spirit. Renoir’s son has just returned from World War I injured and tired. Now, father and son must convalesce in the French countryside, where a beautiful, 15-year-old redheaded model revives both spirit and artistic talent. (SM) Rated R
DECEPTIVE PRACTICE: THE MYSTERIES AND MENTORS OF RICKY JAY
Ricky Jay started his magician’s apprenticeship at age 4, continuing the magic throughout his lifetime. Even the hardest audiences and the most difficult to impress have been flabbergasted at his work. But what about the real Ricky Jay? The guy who has bounced around between mentors, influences and mysteries? For those who are die-hard fans of Jay, this movie will provide insight into the man behind the curtain. For those who have never heard about Jay in your life, this movie will highlight the influence of one of the most talented performers in the universe. (SM) Not Rated
So one day you’re out on a routine spacecraft journey with your dad and the next thing you know, you’ve catapulted onto an alien planet where giant beasts keep trying to eat you. Except the alien planet isn’t really alien at all. Rather, it’s Earth 1,000 years after humanity was forced to escape. So now you’re sitting here, your dad’s dying from injuries sustained on the crash landing onto this abandoned planet, and you have to man up and kick some butt before every living thing in 10 square miles eats you alive. Will Smith stars with his son, Jaden Smith. M. Night Shyamalan directs, so you know it’s going to get a little crazy. (SM) Rated PG-13.
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It was only a matter of time before magicians figured out that illusions could be applied practically in the form of bank robbery. But Interpol and the FBI aren’t impressed with these magic tricks. Now, a battle royale breaks out between the cops and the magicians who steal for spectacle and sport. Michael Caine and Morgan Freeman gear up in this movie as magic trick debunker and bank’s financial backer. Jessie Eisenburg, Dave Franco, Isla Fisher and Mark Ruffalo sprinkle their acting talent throughout the movie as illusionists and the cops out to get them. (SM) PG-13
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A class act all the way, this sports bio tells the story of Brooklyn Dodgers second baseman Jackie Robinson (Chadwick Boseman), who wore the number 42 and was the first black player to make it into the majors. His achievement was helped along by Dodgers GM Branch Rickey (Harrison Ford), who braved the ire of fans and players alike to get rid of that race line. The film concentrates on Robinson’s life in the mid-to-late 1940s, even though there are tales aplenty of earlier exploits that would also make a great film. The athletic Boseman adds a genial intensity to the role, and Ford gets his meatiest and crustiest part in years. There’s much use of the N word, every bit of it to capture the reality of the situation. (ES) Rated PG-13
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Drinking and turning over a new leaf in life never really mesh well. On one hand, you have alcoholic regret. On the other hand, you have responsibility and being an adult. But Robbie, one criminal son-of-a-gun, is bound to make both these things work in tandem. Narrowly escaping jail, he visits a whiskey distillery and sees economic and fiscal opportunity spelled across the sky. He and some parole buddies might spend the next 20 years in a half-drunken stupor with this new career direction… or, they’ll band together and make something of themselves. At Magic Lantern (SM) Not Rated
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In a world where everyone is connected through cellphones, laptops and tablets, human relationships have been forced upon an evolutionary path to cope. A businessman always on his cellphone with clients. Cyber bullies pushing classmates around online. A teenager who makes a living performing on an adult website. The question is asked — how do we connect? What does that connection mean when humans take their interactions online, through text and over the phone? This drama, starring Jason Bateman, follows the lives of disconnected people who crash together in a struggle to relate. (SM) Rated R
It’s that time of the year when the garden patch of children’s summer movies begins to ripen for the picking — in 3D! You can brace yourself for a lot of tomfoolery, some wholesome family messaging and approximately three hundred dire situations in which quirky characters must work together to save the world. This time around, a teen falls into a mystical forest world where a battle between good and evil will decide the fate of the entire freaking universe. All bets are on, but we can assume that good’s going to win out with this one. (SM) Rated PG
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But who’s counting? The wildly successful film series about a team of men and women who love to drive fancy cars really fast and, oh, yeah, steal lots of money, takes on a Bondian feeling when FBI agent (the Rock) asks for their help in tracking down a stolen computer chip and the bad guys who took it. This entry also gives team leader Vin Diesel a second chance with Michelle Rodriguez, the love of his life who was “killed” a couple of films back. The action isn’t quite nonstop, as there’s some quiet talk and goofy banter. But when that action roars back, it’s breathtakingly exhausting. (ES) Rated PG-13
THE GREAT GATSBY
Will the fifth time be the charm? The fifth adaptation of the 1925 Fitzgerald novel (the others were in 1926, 1929, 1974, and 2000) has it over its predecessors because it sticks closest to the source material, in both storytelling and spirit, and because director Baz Luhrmann is a visionary stylist. He takes the tale of selfish, wealthy rich folks in the 1920s, most of whom think they deserve everything they want, casts it perfectly (Leo DiCaprio and his smile were made for the role of the mysterious Gatsby), then goes over the top with swooping 3D cameras, fast editing, and a nutzoid musical score. (ES) Rated PG-13
HANGOVER PART 3
We loved the first Hangover for the quirky adventures in Las Vegas. We sort of loved the sequel, Hangover Part 2, for the missing ears and jaunt through missing appendages and face tattoos. What sort of shenanigans is the gang going to get into this time in the third installment of the Hangover jamboree? There’s no wedding, and therefore no bachelor’s party, so there’s no saying what’s going
to go down. All we know for sure is that there’s a journey to a mental hospital, a kidnapping, and the Wolfpack is back in action. (SM) Rated R
Some guys get sneaky and play video games behind their family’s back. Some hide a drug and drinking habit. But Richard Kuklinski hid the biggest secret of all — he operated as a contract killer until his arrest in the ’80s. Biggest kick? His wife and daughter didn’t know about his penchant for sneaking out in the night and mercilessly murdering hundreds of people for the mob. Based on a real life story with real life people, take a theatrical sneak peak into the life of one of the sneakiest and also deadliest dudes in the killing business. At Magic Lantern (SM) Rated R
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So, there’s this pretty obscure movie that a lot of you haven’t heard about. It’s called Iron Man and it really never got popular. They made a sequel, which didn’t do well in box offices either and definitely didn’t amass a huge fan base or anything. A third one is coming out this week. So, I guess, if you feel like it, go and see a movie that didn’t get big and support some struggling actors like Robert Downey Jr., Guy Pierce and Gwyneth Paltrow. The movie is about a man who makes a metal robot suit. There’s an evil villain. The guy has to save the world most of the time and stuff. We’re kidding, this thing is outrageous and, of course, very popular. (SM) PG-13
Two teenagers stumble across a ruggedly handsome fugitive (Matthew McConaughey) hiding in the Deep South from bounty hunters and the law. The boys decide to take matters into their own hands, making a pact to keep the dashing criminal hidden from hungry killers and help reunite him with his long lost love. It’s nice to see McConaughey continue his habit of appearing in movies that aren’t, by and large, romantic comedies. Let’s hope he keeps it up. (SM) Rated PG-13
First, Wade Walker crashes a family reunion without permission. Next, he shows
up to the Peeples family’s fancy-shmancy house in the Hamptons. After that, Wade asks Dad Peeples to marry the most precious and beautiful daughter out of the batch. Dad Peeples ain’t having nothin’ to do with that business. Not only is this a recipe for disaster, it’s also a recipe for a loving and quirky romantic comedy. Girls, drag your boyfriends to this one while he whines and complains all the way to the theater. Guys, prepare for some old-fashioned antics of love, as well as a cancerous growth spurred on by the complete inanity that is this movie. (SM) Rated PG-13 RETURNING
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A circus performer/motorcycle badass/ thief/new father (Ryan Gosling) turns to robbing banks to support his brand new baby son and chip-off-her-shoulder lover. A rookie, idealist cop (Bradley Cooper), complete with hopes and dreams, tries to stop the robberies in an attempt to move up the ranks in a corrupt police department. Who is right? Who is wrong? Does the love for your family, or rather, the love of the law win out in the end? Watch the 15-year-long journey of two people as their stories entangle, altering their lives in heavy ways. (SM) Rated R
Centered around four musically inclined retirees and starring everybody’s favorite Downton Abbey actress Maggie Smith, this movie melds together our love for music and old people. The drama that ensues at this retirement center threatens the success of the annual gala concert, leaving the audience with one question: will the show go on? (KS) Rated PG-13
STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS
Director J.J. Abrams has done what every Star Trek fan has been hoping for. He’s upped the ante on everything in the sequel to his 2009 reboot of the franchise. And he’s done so with an eye cocked in the direction of diehard fans, to whom he sends little shout-outs of old Trek references. He also spins a whopping good, action- and effects-filled tale of intrigue and attitudes (and relationships and photon torpedoes and even a cameo by a Tribble). (ES) Rated PG-13
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atching this documentary will not give you any insight into how Ricky Jay actually does his craft. He’s the best sleight-of-hand guy around, someone who can boggle your mind with only the help of his hands and what he calls his 52 assistants (a deck of cards). He can make aces take on lives of their own. He can throw a playing card so hard and so accurately, it will pierce the skin of a watermelon. And he’s equally adept at the old cups-and-balls routine. But Deceptive Practice doesn’t consist of any Penn & Teller sort of revelations. It’s about, as the title suggests, the people behind Jay; the great magicians he grew up watching and emulating, and the chosen few who took him under his wing to teach him their secrets. The film has plenty of footage of Jay as a performer — when he was 7, still using his real name, Ricky Potash, and when he was 14 and calling himself Tricky Ricky — along with TV appearances over the years (some of them with below-the-shoulder hair), as well as clips from his dazzling one-man close-up shows in which he’s as much a raconteur as he is a magician. But there’s also remarkable archival footage of his teacherheroes: Dai Vernon, Charlie Moore, Al Flosso, Slydini, Cardini. A particularly funny one of the goofy Flosso shows him cracking up the almost always stone-faced Ed Sullivan by making coins
flow from his nose. The film looks in on Jay during private meditative moments, sitting in some nondescript dressing room in front of a mirror, calming his pre-show nerves by repeatedly shuffling and fanning a deck of cards. “Practice, to me,” he says at one point, “was never anything but pleasure.” But he also takes many opportunities to quietly yet enthusiastically open up about and pay homage to those important men in his life, and to rue the fact that the DECEPTIVE PRACTICE: THE style of MYSTERIES AND MENTORS personal OF RICKY JAY mentorNot Rated ing he Directed by Molly Bernstein and Alan Edelstein was At Magic Lantern privileged to receive is likely gone. Some viewers might be disappointed that we don’t learn much about Jay. We find out that he caught the magic bug from his amateur magician grandfather Max Katz, but there are only brief mentions of the antagonistic relationship between him and his parents, and nothing about the difficulties of a show business career. Perhaps the most revealing instant is when Jay says, to himself as much as to the camera, “It really is a very peculiar profession.”
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nce you’re old like us, there’s no such thing as summer breaks and vacations — just working in hot offices when the AC breaks, sitting in traffic in a car without AC, going to shows in venues without AC. Basically, adult life is hot and boring. But we’re committed to making this summer a great one. So when we’re sitting in the office or the car, sweating our asses off, we’ll be blaring these summer albums.
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The Terror Though the Lips have come a long way from their “She Don’t Use Jelly” and “Yoshimi” days, they’ve retained a knack for making upbeat, irresistible music that’s impossible to turn off. The Terror, their latest, is weird and electronic, droney and far out in space. But as I’m driving through windy mountain passes this summer, you can guarantee this will be on my radio. (LEAH SOTTILE)
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Damage Countless hours of the sun-soaked days of my youth were spent listening to Jimmy Eat World’s Bleed America and Futures. I’d curl up with my CD player in the back of the van on family road trips and lose myself in the sound while drifting across the Montana landscape. Jimmy Eat World describes their upcoming album Damage as “an adult breakup record,” but I’m sure it’ll still partially take me back to days when “adult” felt so distant. (SETH SOMMERFELD)
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Volume 3 For me, summer usually comes with a crippling shot of nostalgia for the glorious pre-employment days of high school when I did nothing more than drive around in my pickup listening to music for three months. If nostalgia is your thing, you could do worse than She & Him’s Volume 3, the latest offering from actress/singer Zooey Deschanel and singer-songwriter M. Ward. Featuring their usual Brill Building innocence and sunny disposition, you’ll be reliving that high-school romance you never had in no time. (GAWAIN FADELEY) (A)
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Monomania Since Deerhunter delivered Cryptograms in 2007, I’ve been able to expect that with every new record they’ll soundtrack the colder, darker parts of the year. This time around, the perhaps ironically titled Monomania comes at the beginning of summer, and I’ve been hooked so far. The simple, garage-y crunch is perfect for this time of year, and seeing the group stripped down and aggressively raw again is certainly refreshing. (JORDAN SATTERFIELD)
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The Wack Album I’ve always been a fan of the summer comedy over the big-budget blockbuster; give me Anchorman over Fast & Furious 6 any day. So you can have your guaranteed megahits like Kanye West’s Yeezus. I’ll be laughing it up with the fake rap bravado of The Lonely Island’s The Wack Album. Somehow, these guys can make a rap about semicolons totally hilarious. (SS)
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Absolute Pleasure You eye that tall, handsome, hipster/ rocker dreamboat from across the room, bite your lip, grab a sixth warm, pisswater beer, down it, strut through the crowd and introduce yourself. He smiles. You leave with him. The sun sets as you fold into the car and turn up the Electric Six’s Absolute Pleasure as the sun turns off. (SARAH MUNDS)
…Like Clockwork If like me, you like your rock ‘n’ roll heavy, sexy and swaggering, then I’ll see you at the record store on June 4 when Josh Homme and Queens of the Stone Age release ...Like Clockwork. From live performances, it seems to have all the machismo and headbangery we’ve come to love from QOTSA, making it the early soundtrack to all of my summer backyard BBQs. (LS)
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Scars I’m not much of an air-conditioning person: I prefer open windows and shady spots to artificial cooling. I like to drive with my car windows rolled down and I like to play my music loud (I always adjust the volume to a non-offensive level when driving through residential neighborhoods or while parallel parking). This summer I plan on blasting Hate Meditation’s debut album Scars, a sonic maelstrom of frosty black metal perfectly suited to driving on the interstate with the wind and the road noise and the speed. You’ll feel like you’re being chased by a pack of snarling hellhounds. (JON BROWN)
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Trouble Will Find Me The National’s Trouble Will Find Me is what you thought about during that last kiss on his doorstep, saying good-bye for the final time. You miss him, so you went out on Friday night. But it’s weird and lonely. Not knowing where to sit at the party, who to stand by. You’re cradling a red Solo cup when some bro you barely know chats your ear off about his fantasy football league. You silently judge his Tapout T-shirt and Tool tattoo. You calculate a way to get out of here and cry your troubles away with The National. (SM)
Victim of Love Check out Charles Bradley’s Victim of Love if that high school romance fizzled and you still haven’t gotten over it. Bradley had been making ends meet as Brooklyn’s finest James Brown impersonator when he was signed to revivalist soul label Daptone Records. His latest offering is another gritty slice of life and love. (GF)
Fifteen Quiet Years When I’m feeling nostalgic it’ll be time to listen to the forthcoming Rodan retrospective Fifteen Quiet Years, an assemblage of rarities by this short-lived but highly influential post-rock band from Louisville, Ky. At times breathtakingly beautiful, at others devastatingly brutal, Rodan’s loud/ quiet dynamics are arguably the most perfectly realized example of the early ’90s Louisville scene that spawned Slint, Crain and Palace Brothers (and their various offshoots) and had a major impact on modern underground music. (JB)
Nomad When it really heats up around here and Spokane bares its high-desert roots, track down Nomad, the newest record from Tuareg guitarist Bombino. Hailing from Niger, he’s the newest star of North Africa’s “desert blues’ sound, and enlisted the Black Keys’ Dan Auerbach to produce. (GF)
Mosquito 8:30 pm. You’re in College Town. You’re at a party. The Yeah Yeah Yeahs’ Mosquito is blasting into the summer air, flooding the house, tickling tan skin, and licking at the ankles of 50 or so college kids fresh out of finals and moral willpower. Your two best gay friends are sipping Tom Collinses and talking about Proust on the porch steps. Sorority girls compete for the blonder hair, the longer legs, the pinker nails. You ignore them all and revel in the power of Karen O. (SM)
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At one point during Indians’ set on Sasquatch’s Yeti stage, a row of twentysomethings in daisy headbands and an old man with a white mustache and a Miller Light beer cozy were bobbing their heads in unison. That’s because Indians’ keyboard-heavy mix of folk and rock, reminiscent of Bon Iver, is mesmerizing. The combination of sweet vocals and instrumentals, ranging from trippy to sing-songy, was one that everyone could get behind.
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The first thing that made this band stand apart was when its drummer and lead singer told the crowd not to be “assholes.” She chastised people for littering and spending too much time taking pictures of shows with their phones instead of watching them (two obvious and maddening trends at the festival). Then she rocked. This duo from Charleston, S.C. — Cary Ann Hearst and Michael Trent — played a sultry, bluegrassy brand of old-fashioned rock ‘n’ roll. With the chemistry of a couple (which they are) and the attitude of punk rockers, they had passersby stopping for more and me looking for where to buy their new album.
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Festival lesson: Don’t discount a band you’ve heard on the radio until you see the theatrics of its members onstage. In this case, that’s Surfer Blood lead singer John Paul Pitts crowd surfing with cat whiskers painted on his face and an e-cigarette in his mouth. Um, what? The Florida band’s reverb-heavy surfer rock played perfectly with a setting sun and a crowd of kids ready to dance their asses off.
NANCY AND BETH
Before Sasquatch, my only exposure to this duo was their cover of Riskay’s “Smell Yo Dick” with mustachioed actor Nick Offerman. Hilarious? Yes. Something that’ll become a staple of my iTunes library? Not so much. But the two actresses — Megan Mullally and Stephanie Hunt — put on a performance that was hilarious and also showcased a serious level of musical badassery. Before a captivated crowd, they sang and danced in sync to old country ballads and hits from the 1930s, ’40s and ’50s — all covers but reinvented with spunk and theatrics. The two seemed to be simultaneously making fun of the songs and having the times of their lives performing them. They’ve gone from a funny video I saw on YouTube to something I’ll be coming back to for genuine boogieing.
This is less a story of finding love than one of reconnecting with an old flame I’d forgotten was smokin’ hot. This frenzied British rock band has always held a little space in my music library, but their music wasn’t something I craved or woke up singing. That all changed when frontman Alex Turner led a set as night fell over the Gorge, stomping his leather shoes and spitting angsty lyrics, making me see the band in a whole new way. He seemed to be daring the crowd to stand still. We couldn’t. n
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MUSIC | SOUND ADVICE
emember when you were a 12-year-old girl, sitting in your bedroom writing about boys in a pink diary with a fluffy glitter pen? Jewel remembers those days with songs like “Who Will Save Your Soul” and “You Were Meant for Me.” Now she’s hiking all the way out to Airway Heights to take you back to eighth grade. As the daughter of an Alaskan cowboy, Jewel has released nearly a dozen top-selling albums since her first songs hit the airwaves in the mid-1990s. Her debut album, Pieces of You, sold a bajillion copies around the world, peaking at fourth place on the Billboard charts — and she’s kept that momentum ever since. — SARAH MUNDS Jewel • Fri, May 31 at 7:30 pm • Northern Quest Casino • 100 N. Hayford Rd., Airway Heights • $65-$135 • 481-6700
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ARBOR CREST WINERY (927-9463), Pink Tango Trio BUCKHORN INN (244-3991), Texas Twister CELLAR,Kosh CDA CASINO, Echo Elysium CRUISER’S (208-773-4706), Triple Shot DALEY’S CHEAP SHOTS, Dragonfly J THE HOP!, John Doe, Lei Majors, Vibe, Chief Danger, Daniel Stickney JONES RADIATOR, White Cat Pink, B Radicals J LAGUNA CAFÉ, Just Plain Darin LEFTBANK WINE BAR, Nick Grow MOON TIME, Monarch Mountain Band O’SHAY’S, Open mic PHAT HOUSE, Drew Blincow, The Tone Collaborative ROADHOUSE, Sammy Eubanks SWAMP, DJ Aphrodisiac VIKING BAR & GRILL (315-4547), Tommy G ZOLA, Cruxie
315 MARTINIS & TAPAS, Bill Bozly BEVERLY’S (208-765-4000), Robert Vaughn J BLUE SPARK, Volume feat. Strange Mana, Encino Band, Psychic Rites, Bandit Train, Locke BOLO’S (891-8995), Protocol BOOMERS (368-9847), Johnny Qlueless J BOOTS BAKERY & LOUNGE, Volume feat. John K., Tyler Aker, Ian L. Miles, Eternal Summers CARLIN BAY RESORT (208-6677314), Shiner J CARR’S CORNER, Volume feat. Concrete Grip, Zingaia, Odyssey, Witch Mountain THE CELLAR,Bakin’ Phat J THE CENTER, Project 86, Push, Luke
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ROCK BROKEN WATER
roken Water’s Tempest slapped me in the face last year. I’m still not even sure how I heard about the Olympia band and its 2012 record, but when I did, I couldn’t stop listening again and again and again. The unassuming trio backs up its rock music with slow, mellow guitar lines that slowly build momentum and usually explode into something psychedelic and distorted. It’s rock ‘n’ roll for the Sonic Youth set: fans of bands that aren’t afraid to be heady and introspective and dwell on a guitar line for a little too long. Still, after more than a year of rocking Tempest on my headphones, the final track “When You Said” continues to make me tingle. — LEAH SOTTILE Broken Water with Normal Babies and Garlands • Wed, June 5, at 9 pm • Baby Bar • 827 W. 1st Ave. • Free • 21+ • 847-1234
Dowler & The Savage Gentlemen CHECKERBOARD BAR, Larusso, Good Morning Tonight CLOVER (487-2937), Andy Day J CLUB 412 (624-3629), Volume feat. Emma Hill, Dead Serious Lovers, Campfire OK, Bias, Terrible Buttons CDA CASINO, The Cronkites, Just Plain Darin COLDWATER CREEK WINE BAR (208-263-6971), Kari Marguerite and The 76 CONKLING MARINA (208-686-1151), Cliff Park COUNTRY CLUB (208-676-2582), Last Chance Band CRUISER’S (208-773-4706), Triple Shot CURLEY’S (208-773-5816), Phoenix FEDORA PUB, Truck Mills FIZZIE MULLIGANS, Karmas Circle GRANDE RONDE CELLARS (4558161), Maxie Ray Mills
J THE HOP!, KLAW, Rubberdiculous, Astro Cobra, Mythos, Wicked Obsession J INTERPLAYERS THEATRE (4557529), Volume feat. Garlands, Duck Duck Suckerpunch, Stickers, Pony Time, Myth Ship IRON HORSE, Aftermath IRON HORSE BAR (926-8411), Acuff and Sherfey JONES RADIATOR, Blue Canoe J KNITTING FACTORY, Locals Live feat. Storm Normandy, The Backups, The Lion Oh My!, Unplug J LAGUNA CAFÉ, Pamela Benton MARQUEE, Likes Girls, MCSquared J MOOTSY’S, Volume feat. Blackwater Prophet, Space Movies, Haunted Horses, Summer in Siberia J NORTHERN QUEST CASINO, Jewel (see story above) J NYNE, Volume feat. Jacob Jones, Folkinception, Wolves in the
Woods, Hey! Is for Horses, The Lonesome Billies PARK BENCH CAFÉ (456-4349), Union Street PEND D’OREILLE WINERY (208-2658545), Mike & Shanna PICNIC PINES (299-3223), Bobby Bremer Band RED LION AT THE PARK (326-8000), Chris Rieser and Jaw Rawley RED LION RIVER INN (328-9526), Chris Rieser and The Nerve J RED ROOM LOUNGE, Volume feat. Brothers Ov Midnite, Jaeda + Half Zodiac, Phil in the Blank, p.WRECKS, Imperfect Cody, Lilac Linguistics, Freetime Synthetic, BLVCK CEILING, Bruxa ROADHOUSE, Luke Jaxon SILVER FOX (208-667-9442), BoogieBuzz SPLASH (208-765-4000), Not Guilty, Steve Denny
THE SWAMP, B Radicals, Tyler, The Yes! Reflex VALLEY EAGLES (922-3433), Texas Twister VIKING BAR & GRILL (315-4547), Martini Brothers VINTAGE VINES (227-9463), Stephanie Hatzinikolis ZOLA, Raggs and Bush Doktor
BEVERLY’S (208-765-4000), Robert Vaughn BIG CITY SALOON (474-0579), DJ Fusion J BLUE SPARK, Volume feat. William Ingrid, Marshall McLean Band, The Hoot Hoots, Dead Hipster Dance Party BOLO’S (891-8995), Protocol BOOMERS (368-9847), Johnny Qlueless J BOOTS BAKERY & LOUNGE, (early show) Soul Brunch with DJ Darkside Som; (evening show) Volume
feat. The Holy Broke, Javier Ryan, Team Growl, The Strangers, My Pinky Has a Name BROADWAY BAR AND GRILL (326-5000),Dudley Do-Wrong CARLIN BAY RESORT (208-6677314), Shiner J CARR’S CORNER, Volume feat. Losing Skin, FAUS, Hooves, Great Falls CHAPS (624-4182), Just Plain Darin CLOVER (487-2937), Dan Mills J CLUB 412 (624-3629), Volume feat. Cedar & Boyer, Cathedral Pearls, The Finns, Sick Kids XOXO, Nude Pop
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CDA CASINO, The Cronkites, Just Plain Darin CDA CELLARS, Chris Haas COLDWATER CREEK WINE BAR (208263-6971), Touch of Jazz CONKLING MARINA (208-686-1151), Cliff Park COUNTRY CLUB (208-676-2582), Last Chance Band CURLEY’S (208-773-5816), Phoenix J THE ELK (363-1973), Folkinception FEDORA PUB, Truck Mills FIZZIE MULLIGANS, Karmas Circle J THE HOP!, C-BO, Loss Monstarz and more
J INTERPLAYERS THEATRE (4557529), Volume feat. The Catholic Guilt, Rice Queen, BBBBandits, King Elephant, 66beat J IRON GOAT BREWING, One Year of Beer Celebration feat. Milonga, Folkinception, Floating Crowbar IRON HORSE, Aftermath KELLY’S IRISH PUB (208-667-1717), CdA Fire Dept. Pipe and Drum Corp J KNITTING FACTORY, Too Broke To Rock Series feat. Heaven’s Basement, Acidic, Arisen From Nothing J MOOTSY’S, Volume feat. Bullets or Balloons, Shahs, Normal Babies, Mirror Mirror J NYNE, Volume feat. Skin Flowers, The Static Tones, The Camaros, The Makers PHAT HOUSE, Steve Powers, Moksha, Sunstripe, Clark Bondy, Ted Swenson, Gary Hemenway, Daniel Cox RED LION RIVER INN (328-9526), Chris Rieser and The Nerve J RED ROOM LOUNGE, Volume feat. The Lion Oh My, Diamond Speedboat, Belt of Vapor, Kinski J REVEL77 (280-0518), Oracles Kitchen, Conor Knowles, Sea Giant, Fable ROADHOUSE, Luke Jaxon SADDLE INN (624-1228), Bobby Bremer Band SHOP, SFCC/EWU Guitar Students Concert SPLASH (208-765-4000), Not Guilty, Steve Denny USHER’S CORNER (482-0700), Scorpius VIKING BAR & GRILL (315-4547),
Quarter Monkey ZOLA, The Rub
J 1912 CENTER (208-669-2249), Mighty Squirrel ARBOR CREST WINERY (927-9463), The Cronkites CARR’S CORNER, David Ramirez, Jay Nash DALEY’S CHEAP SHOTS, Jam Night with VooDoo Church ELK (363-1973), The Rub J GENO’S (487-9541), Eddie Haskell Jazz Trio SADDLE INN (624-1228), The Two Dudes SPLASH (208-765-4000), Steve Denny ZOLA, The Bucket List
BLUE SPARK, Open mic J CALYPSOS COFFEE (208-6650591), Open mic EICHARDT’S, Monday Night Jam with Truck Mills RICO’S (332-6566), Open mic SPLASH (208-765-4000), Steve Denny ZOLA, Nate Ostrander Trio
J CHAIRS COFFEE (340-8787), Open mic HOT RODS (534-4061), DJ Dave KELLY’S IRISH PUB (208-667-1717), Powell Brothers RICO’S (332-6566), The Underground Blues Band ROADHOUSE, Luke Jaxon
J SHOP, Keenen Magik VIKING BAR & GRILL (315-4547), AG/CP ZOLA, Dan Conrad and The Urban Achievers
J BABY BAR, Broken Water (see story on facing page), Normal Babies, Garlands EICHARDT’S, Charley Packard FEDORA PUB, Kosh FIZZIE MULLIGANS, Kicho GENO’S (487-9541), Open mic J THE HOP!, Elektro Grave IRON HORSE BAR (926-8411), Open mic PHAT HOUSE, The Heights REVEL77 (280-0518), Chelsey Heidenreich RIPPLES (326-5577), Dru Heller Trio ROADHOUSE, Steve Starkey SUNDOWN SALOON (208-765-6585), Sam Platts and the Kootenai Three ZOLA, Island Soul
J THE ELK (363-1973), Elkfest feat. Terrible Buttons, Aan, The Cave Singers, the Builders and the Butchers, Pickwick and more on June 7-9 KNITTING FACTORY, We Came as Romans on June 13 RIVERFRONT PARK, BOBFest on June 15 CENTER, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, on June 16 MIKEY’S GYROS (208-882-0708), The Cave Singers on June 25 FOX THEATER, Old Crow Medicine Show on July 2t
MUSIC | VENUES 315 RESTAURANT • 315 E. Wallace Ave., Coeur d’Alene • 208-667-9660 AVENUE PIZZARIA • 2001 W. Pacific Ave. • 624-0236 BABY BAR • 827 W. First Ave. • 847-1234 THE BELLTOWER • 125 SE Spring St., Pullman • 509-334-4195 BING CROSBY THEATER • 901 W. Sprague Ave. • 227-7638 BIGFOOT PUB • 9115 N. Division • 467-9638 BLUE SPARK • 15 S. Howard St. • 838-5787 BOOTS BAKERY & LOUNGE • 24 W. Main Ave. • 703-7223 CARR’S CORNER • 230 S. Washington • 474-1731 THE CELLAR • 317 E. Sherman, Coeur d’Alene • 208-664-9463 THE CENTER • 6425 N. Lidgerwood St. • 433-7328 THE CHECKERBOARD BAR • 1716 E. Sprague Ave • 535-4007 COEUR D’ALENE CASINO • 37914 South Nukwalqw Rd., Worley • 800-523-2467 DALEY’S CHEAP SHOTS • 6412 E. Trent • 535-9309 EICHARDT’S • 212 Cedar St. Sandpoint • 208-263-4005 FEDORA PUB • 1726 W. Kathleen, Coeur d’Alene • 208-765-8888 FIZZIE MULLIGAN’S • 331 W. Hastings Rd. • 466-5354 FOX THEATER • 1001 W. Sprague • 624-1200 GIBLIANO BROTHERS • 718 W. Riverside Ave. • 315-8765 THE HOP! • 706 N. Monroe St. • 368-4077 IRON HORSE • 407 Sherman, Coeur d’Alene • 208-667-7314 JOHN’S ALLEY • 114 E. 6th, Moscow • 208883-7662 JONES RADIATOR • 120 E. Sprague Ave. • 747-6005 KNITTING FACTORY • 911 W. Sprague Ave. • 244-3279 LAGUNA CAFÉ • 4302 S. Regal St. • 4480887 LUXE COFFEEHOUSE • 1017 W. First Ave. • 642-5514 MARQUEE • 522 W. Riverside Ave • 838-3332 MEZZO PAZZO WINE BAR • 2718 E. 57th Ave. • 863-9313 MOON TIME • 1602 Sherman, Coeur d’Alene • 208-667-2331 MOOTSY’S • 406 W. Sprague • 838-1570 NORTHERN QUEST CASINO • 100 N. Hayford Rd., Airway Heights • 242-7000 NYNE • 232 W. Sprague • 474-1621 O’SHAY’S • 313 Coeur d’Alene Lake Drive, Coeur d’Alene • 208-667-4666 THE PHAT HOUSE • 417 S. Browne St. • 443-4103 RED ROOM LOUNGE • 521 W, Sprague Ave. • 838-7613 ROADHOUSE COUNTRY ROCK BAR • 20 N. Raymond Rd., Spokane Valley • 413-1894 SERGIO’S • 825 W. Riverside Ave. • 7472085 THE SHOP • 924 S. Perry St. • 534-1647 SOULFUL SOUPS & SPIRITS • 117 N. Howard St. • 459-1190 THE SWAMP • 1904 W 5th Ave • 458-2337 VIKING BAR & GRILL • 1221 N. Stevens St. • 315-4547 ZOLA • 22 W. Main • 624-2416
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EXTRAVAGANZA EVERYBODY GET DOWN
W-w-w-w-wait. Are you saying you haven’t heard about Volume? The music festival taking over eight downtown venues, bringing in 76 bands from around the region to play music here? You haven’t made your personalized schedule yet on our website? You’re saying you don’t have your tickets? Get up, get dressed, cancel your plans and get downtown this weekend for the downtown extravaganza that celebrates all things local music. To us, it’s the most wonderful time of the year. — LEAH SOTTILE Volume: The Inlander’s Music Festival • Fri, May 31, and Sat, June 1 • Various downtown locations • $17 weekend; $10 per day; $15 per day starting May 31 • inlander.com/volume
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FILM RADIO AT THE MOVIES
“Movies 101,” a weekly Spokane Public Radio show that dissects film, is coming to The Bing Crosby Theater for a live taping. Hosted by Dan Webster and Nathan Weinbender along with guests Leonard Oakland and Barbara Williamson, the review covers the works of Alfred Hitchcock. Following the discussion is a screening of his classic 1959 film North by Northwest. — KARA STERMER Spokane Public Radio Goes to the Movies • Wed, June 5, radio show at 6:30 pm and film at 7:30 pm • $10 • Bing Crosby Theater • 901 W. Sprague Ave. • kpbx.org • 328-5729
THEATER ONCE UPON A TIME
Think you’re too old for fairy tales? Think again. Based on tales by the Grimm Brothers, Into the Woods tells the story of various characters you are sure to recognize as they set out on adventures to chase their dreams. Cinderella, Rapunzel and, of course, a wicked witch make an appearance, to name a few. But this isn’t Disney. Hopes and dreams are quashed in this dark comedy with an end that isn’t so happily ever after. — MYCHAELA NICKOLOFF Into the Woods • May 31-June 29 • Thu-Sat at 7:30 pm, Sun at 2 pm • Lake City Playhouse • 1320 E. Garden Ave., Coeur d’Alene • lakecityplayhouse.org • (208) 667-1323
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CRAFTS COUNTRY CHIC
Who would have predicted that what started out as a small antiques sale in a barn 13 years ago could grow to attract more than 10,000 visitors from across the United States. This is the case with the Farm Chicks Antique Show. Event founder and organizer Serena Thompson anticipates record-breaking attendance this year at what she’s dubbed “the happiest antiques show on earth.” Nearly 300 vendors pack into the Fairgrounds’ expo hall, offering up anything and everything vintage or antique, vintage-inspired, “junked,” repurposed and handmade. It’s an event shabby-chic or vintage lovers don’t want to miss. — CHEY SCOTT The Farm Chicks Antique Show • June 1-2: Sat from 9 am-6 pm, Sun from 9 am-4 pm • $8/day • Spokane County Fair & Expo Center • 404 N. Havana St. • thefarmchicks.com
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Now that Relay for Life is celebrated annually worldwide, it’s hard to believe that it all began less than two decades ago with one man, Dr. Gordy Klatt, and his 24-hour walk around the Baker Stadium track in Tacoma. The movement has since spread across the globe, raising $4.5 billion to fight cancer, a testament to the passion of communities fighting this disease. The Spokane Convention Center is set to be filled with the same passion while the community walks to celebrate survivors, honor those lost and raise awareness. — ANNA CLAUSEN Relay for Life of Spokane • June 1-2: Sat, 5 pm to Sun, 8 am • Spokane Convention Center • 334 W. Spokane Falls Blvd. • spokanerelay.org
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STAND-UP COMEDY Local comedians. Thursdays at 8 pm. Free. Uncle D’s Comedy, 2721 N. Market St. (4837300) PRODUCT PLACEMENT Improv show based on audience suggestions. Fridays at 8 pm through May 31. $7-$9. All-ages. Blue Door Theatre, 815 W. Garland Ave. bluedoortheatre.com LIVE COMEDY Live stand-up comedy shows every Sunday at 9 pm. Free. Goodtymes Bar and Grill, 9214 E. Mission Ave. (928-1070) JEFF DUNHAM Live comedy show. June 20 at 8:30 pm. $30-$60. Northern Quest Resort & Casino, 100 N. Hayford Rd., Airway Heights. northernquest.com (481-6700)
FEED THE NEIGHBORHOOD Free meals every Wednesday from 4-6 pm. Free. (Volunteers also needed to cook meals) 7th and Catherine Ave., Post Falls, ID. (208-661-5166) HOST FAMILIES NEEDED Local families are needed to host Afghan children (ages 7-12) who are set to arrive here to receive medical care this summer, for six weeks starting on June 20. Children accompanied by an interpretor. (208-660-8088) PJALS SPRING SOIREE A silent and live auction, live music, food and more benefiting the Peace and Justice Action League of Spokane. May 30 from 5:30-9 pm. $20. St. John’s Cathedral, 127 E. 12th Ave. peacejustice.org (838-7870)
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Advice Goddess TIME IS ON HER SLIDE
My girlfriend is constantly late, which is annoying, but what’s more annoying is that there’s always an excuse: She had to do one more thing at work; traffic was horrible; her dog wouldn’t pee, so she had to walk him longer; she couldn’t get somebody off the phone. She always apologizes and is always late the next time. I don’t take her lateness as a sign she doesn’t care enough about me, but it doesn’t exactly feel great, either. —Waiting
She has to be at your place in 10 minutes? Well, that should be just enough time to retranslate the Gutenberg Bible, reorganize her closets, and then get that ship into that very tiny bottle. It’s hard for the punctual to understand how anyone can treat time like it’s stretchy. (It’s not as if an hour will ever go by more slowly because Time went out drinking with its friends Mass and Distance and woke up with a nasty hangover.) But the chronically late aren’t necessarily the disrespectful, power-tripping jerks who those always sitting waiting for them in restaurants sometimes suspect them to be. Julie Morgenstern writes in “Time Management from the Inside Out” that if someone’s late by varying amounts of time — 20 minutes here, 12 there — their lateness is probably “technical,” involving errors like underestimating how long things take, rather than psychological (as in, “I’ll show you who’s queen!”). Morgenstern advises the chronically tardy to avoid the temptation to cram in “just one more thing” by viewing time as we do space — seeing an hour as a finite container, which can only fit so many activities. Over a week, she suggests jotting down how long tasks actually take, including hidden time costs (such as travel time, cleanup time, interruption time, and dog bladder cooperativeness). And because life tends to have more snags than a bad girl’s tights, she advises building in “cushion time” — an extra 20 percent on top of the time you think a task will take. Chronic inconsideration, even when it isn’t intentional, chips away at a relationship. (The way to your heart is not through your girlfriend’s last-minute to-do list.) Explain that you understand that her chronic lateness isn’t an attack on you, but if there is “one more thing” she could squeeze in, perhaps it could be the thought of how you feel sitting all alone in a restaurant, keeping busy by searching for coded messages woven into the tablecloth. Give her Morgenstern’s book, and tell her it would mean a lot to you if, for the next three weeks, she’d make a serious effort to show up when she says she will. (Of course, three weeks is just a start, but that sounds less daunting than “Change your deeply ingrained habit right now!”) Praise any efforts and improvements you see, and don’t expect perfection. Just hope for a day when “the most unbelievable thing…!” is her on-time arrival — as opposed to another eight-car pileup on her suburban culde-sac, making her even later than she already was, thanks to her dog’s insisting on watching the rest of “Days Of Our Lives.”
MALCOLM IN THE MID-LIFE
When I turned 50, my doctor prescribed me “male enhancement pills” (just so I could be more like the old me in bed). I recently started dating a woman I really like, and I’m wondering whether I’m wrong to let her think this is the real 53-year-old me. —Supplemented Getting to know each other doesn’t require your confessing “I take medication to increase the blood flow to my penis” and her coming back with “I use wax to remove my big black mustache.” Just be silently thankful that Mr. Happy stands up instead of fainting when the pressure’s on. Because more and more people are getting old without getting grandpa-like, I suspect that the stigma surrounding Daddy’s Little Erection Helpers will eventually go the way of the embarrassment formerly associated with Internet dating. Quite frankly, taking a pill to manage your recalcitrant penis is rather like taking one to manage your allergies, except that nobody associates your nasal function with your manhood. Once you’re in a relationship, it is appropriate to share news of any medications you’re taking. When you do, clear up a misconception many women have by explaining that the pill doesn’t change your libido; it just helps with the hydraulics. The problem, if any, is in the side effects, such as “erections lasting more than four hours.” A woman does appreciate a man who can stand firm, but maybe not all the way to the emergency room and then some. n ©2013, Amy Alkon, all rights reserved. • Got a problem? Write Amy Alkon, 171 Pier Ave, #280, Santa Monica, CA 90405 or email AdviceAmy@aol.com (www.advicegoddess.com)
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EVENTS | CALENDAR LIGHT THE WAY Dinner and auction fundraiser gala benefiting the American Childhood Cancer Organization of the Inland Northwest. June 1 from 5-11 pm. $75. Spokane Convention Center, 334 W. Spokane Falls Blvd. acco.org/ inlandnw (474-2759) REARDAN LIBRARY BOOK SALE Open house and book sale as part of Reardan Mule Days. Refreshments will be served. June 1 from 11 am-3 pm. Free. Reardan Memorial Library, 120 S. Oak St., Reardan, Wash. reardan.lib.wa.us (994-9997) RELAY FOR LIFE An all-night walk celebrating cancer survivors and remembering cancer victims, as part of a fundraiser for the American Cancer Society. Starts June 1 at 5 pm. Spokane Convention Center, 334 W. Spokane Falls Blvd. relay.acsevents.org (7012057) CHALKARTWALK Annual neighborhood family day featuring chalk art, activities and more. June 1. Hillyard Neighborhood, Spokane. (217-4656) KIBBLES4KRITTERS The SCRAPS pet food bank is running low and donations of pet food, treats and cat litter are being collected. June 1 from 9 am-6 pm. Jacob’s Upholstery, 16023 E. Sprague Ave. (477-2984) VANESSA’S PROMISE Annual Vanessa Behan Crisis Nursery fundraiser event, featuring keynote presentations by members of Vanessa Behan’s family. June 4 from noon-1 pm. Spokane Convention Center, 334 W. Spokane Falls Blvd. vanessabehan.org (340-0479) BAD SCIENCE FRIDAY “Dowsing and Dead People”-themed activities on the ideomotor effect. June 7 from 10 am-6 pm. $7-$10. Mobius Science Center, 811 W. Main Ave. mobiusspokane. org (443-5669) PARADE OF PAWS 10th annual 2- or 4-mile dog walk benefiting the Spokane Humane Society. June 8 at 10 am. No entrance fee; participants are asked to collect pledges from friends and family. Spokane Humane Society, 6607 N. Havana St. spokanehumanesociety.org (467-5235) DEMO DAY AND WELLNESS FAIR A community information fair offering live demonstrations, resources, kids activities and more. June 8 from 10 am-2 pm. Free. Fire Station No. 92, 3801 E. Farwell Rd. (466-4602)
THE FARM CHICKS ANTIQUE SHOW Antiques, vintage items, clothing, art, handmade goods and more, featuring more than 200 vendors from across the U.S. June 1 from 9 am-6 pm and June 2 from 9 am-4 pm. $8/day. Spokane Fair & Expo Center, 404 N. Havana St. thefarmchicks.com
A COURSE IN MIRACLES Theological study group. Thursdays at 7 pm. Love Your Life Center, 1111 E. Sherman Ave. Coeur d’Alene. (208-777-1996) COUNTRY SWING LESSONS Learn country-style swing dancing with The Swinging Boots. Thursdays from 7-9 pm. $5. The Roadhouse Country Rock Bar, 20 N. Raymond Rd. (413-1894) ARGENTINE TANGO LESSONS Lessons for newcomers are free on Thursdays at 6:45 pm. Club Corazon, 2117 E. 37th Ave. spokanetango.com (688-4587)
RECONNECTION WORKSHOP Workshop to provide post-deployment skill building for military families, on the topic of working through anger. May 30 at 6 pm. American Red Cross, 315 W. Nora. (326-3330) SACRED RUBBLE SALE & AUCTION Community rummage sale fundraiser and auction benefiting Unity Center’s general fund. May 31 from 10 am-4 pm and June 1 from 9 am-2 pm. Unity Spiritual Center, 2900 S. Bernard St. unityspokane.org (838-6518) SPOKANE CARE CONGRESS Longterm care rally and informational event. June 1 from noon-4 pm. Free, lunch and childcare provided. Liberty Park Methodist Church, 1526 N. 11th Ave. caringacrossgenerations.org (599-3507) SUMMER SERVICE DAY Community members are invited to a day focused on improving and enhancing the fairgrounds in preparation for summer activities and events. June 1. Kootenai County Fairgrounds, 4056 N. Government Way, CdA. northidahofair.com (208-765-4969) SPOKANE COMICON Seventh annual comic convention featuring vendors, programming, gaming tournaments, contests and more. June 1 from 10 am-5 pm. $6-$7, kids under 12 free. All-ages. SCC Bldg. 6, 1810 N. Greene St. spokanecomicon.com (262-8923) NATURAL LAWN CARE Learn how to care for your lawn using less labor and resources. June 1 from 11 am-1 pm. $12, preregistration required. Sun People Dry Goods Co., 32 W. Second Ave. sunpeopledrygoods.com (368-9378) QUEST FOR CLEMATIS Plant sale fundraiser and presentations on gardening with clematis as part of a fundraiser benefiting the Friends of the Rogerson Clematis Collection, a nonprofit botanical garden. June 1 from 9 am-4 pm. $8/morning presentation and early bird plant sale (9-10 am). Northern Quest, 100 N. Hayford Rd. rogersonclematiscollection.org SPOKANE SWING DANCE CLUB A social swing dancing event featuring a one-hour lesson preceding the dance on West Coast Swing. June 2 from 6-10 pm. $5-$8. German American Society Hall, 25 W. Third Ave. spokaneswingdanceclub.org (954-2158) SHARE THE DHARMA DAY Visitors are invited to explore meditation, Buddhist teachings, attend a vegetarian potluck and participate in a group discussion. June 2 from 9:45 am-3 pm. Free. Sravasti Abbey, 692 Country Lane, Newport, Wash. sravasti.org (447-5549) BUDDHIST MEDITATION CLASS “Developing Love” meditation workshop. June 3-July 8, Mondays from 6:30-8 pm. Free, donations accepted. Unitarian Universalist, 4340 W. Fort George Wright Dr. sravasti.org (447-5549) SPOKANE COMPASS CLUB Final luncheon of the season featuring a presentation of a donation to the Ronald McDonald House. June 4 at 11 am. $19. Spokane Club, 1002 W. Riverside Ave. firstname.lastname@example.org (455-7789) FIRE ON THE RUNWAY Local firefighters and models walk in an annual fundraiser fashion show event for the Red Cross. June 7 from 7-10 pm. $50. The Lincoln Center, 1316 N. Lincoln St. redcross.org (326-3330)
SPOKANE CARVERS 12TH ANNUAL RENDEZVOUS A two-day festival featuring woodcarving classes, demonstrations and more. May 31-June 1 from 8 am-4 pm. Free. KOA Campgrounds, 3025 N. Barker Rd. (467-3342) WALLACE STREET FAIR Vendors, kids’ games, food, live music and more. June 1-2, Sat from 8 am-7 pm, Sun from 10 am-3 pm. Free. Wallace, Idaho. (208-556-1037)
TRANCE Drama/thriller (rated R) May 30-June 2, show times vary. $3-$6. The Kenworthy, 508 S. Main St., Moscow. kenworthy.org (208-882-4127) CONTACT Film screening. June 4 at 1 pm. Free. SFCC Spartan Theater, 3410 W. Fort George Wright Dr. (533-3222) SPR GOES TO THE MOVIES Live taping of Spokane Public Radio’s Movies 101 followed by a screening of Alfred Hitchcock’s North by Northwest. June 5 at 6:30 pm. $10. Bing Crosby Theater, 901 W. Sprague Ave. (328-5729) SWAN LAKE Live broadcast of Swan Lake performed by Russia’s Mariinsky Ballet. June 6 at 6:30 pm. $12.50. Regal Cinemas Northtown and Regal Cinemas Riverstone (CdA). fathomevents.com THE BIG WEDDING Comedy. June 6-9, showtimes vary. $3-$6. The Kenworthy, 508 S. Main St., Moscow. kenworthy.org (208-882-4127) G-DOG Screening of the documentary on Father Boyle, a priest who worked with East L.A. gang members. June 7 and 8 at 7:30 pm. Panida Theater, 300 W. First, Sandpoint. Panida.org (208263-9191) FULL DRAW FILM TOUR Archery film festival. June 7 at 6 pm. $11-$14. Bing Crosby Theater, 901 W. Sprague Ave. bingcrosbytheater.com (227-7638)
YUCATECAN CUISINE Chef Colomba from Cafe Carambola leads a class on Yucatecan-style cooking. May 30 from 5:30-8 pm. $50. Jacklin Arts & Cultural Center, 405 William St., Post Falls. jacklincenter.org (208-457-8950) WASHINGTON WINES Sample wines from some of the state’s first wineries and vineyard sites, as well as newer estates. May 31 at 7 pm. $20, reservations required. Rocket Market, 726 E. 43rd Ave. (343-2253) IN VINO VERITAS “There is Truth in Wine” annual fundraiser benefiting Planned Parenthood of Greater Washington and North Idaho, featuring wine tasting, hors d’oeuvres, an auction and more. May 31 at 6 pm. $100. 21+. Chateau Rive, 621 W. Mallon Ave. ppgwni.org (866-904-7721) CHEESEMAKING Learn to make five types of cheese at home in a basic, introductory course. June 1 from 1-5 pm. $5/children, $25/adults, preregistration required. Pine Meadow Farm Center, 10425 S. Andrus Rd., Cheney. Pinemeadowfarm.org (448-3066) ONE YEAR OF BEER CELEBRATION Celebrate the brewery’s first anniversary with barrel-aged beers, live music, food and more. June 1 from noon10 pm. Iron Goat Brewing Co, 2204 E. Mallon Ave. (474-0722)
Spo-Can 2013Canned craft beer fest featuring more than 40 beers and live music. June 1 and 2 from noon-8 pm. The Elk Public House, 1931 W. Pacific Ave. (363-1973) Meet Your Local ProducerMeet Deer Park dairy farmer Stephanie Littrel as part of the “Meer Your Local Producer” series for June Dairy Month. June 7 from 10 am-2 pm. Free. Yoke’s Fresh Market, 9329 E. Montgomery Rd. (425672-0687)
JewelConcert. May 31 at 7:30 pm. $65$135. Northern Quest Resort & Casino, 100 N. Hayford Rd. northernquest.com (481-6700) Kinderchor Children’s ChoirSeason finale concert featuring the prep choir and concert choir. May 31 at 7 pm. $5. St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 5720 S. Perry St. (448-2255) Hsia-Jung Chang“Piano in Nature” solo recital by the NYC-based pianist and Spokane Symphony solo accompanist. June 1 at 7 pm. $15-$20. Holy Names Music Center, 3910 W. Custer Dr. mandalastudio.com (326-6344) EWU Symphony OrchestraOrchestra and choral concert. June 1 at 7:30 pm. $3-$5. EWU students free. EWU Showalter Hall, Cheney campus. ewu. edu/music (359-2241) SFCC Band ConcertConcert by the SFCC community band. June 3 at 7:30 pm. $2-$5. SFCC Music Bldg. No. 15, 3410 W. Fort George Wright Dr. (533-3720) Celtic WomanConcert. June 5 at 7:30 pm. $48-$99. INB Performing Arts Center, 334 W. Spokane Falls Blvd. inbpac. com (279-7000) Jazz EnsembleA concert performed by 15 students ages 9-18, of the CdA Charter Academy. June 6 at 7 pm. $5. Jacklin Arts & Cultural Center, 405 William St., Post Falls. jacklincenter.org (208-457-8950) Eric TaylorConcert by the singersongwriter who’s appeared on Austin City Limits, Late Night with David Letterman, NPR and more. June 6 at 7:30 pm. $20. Private residence, 1514 S. Cedar St. (879-1871) Jennifer RussellMusic by the spiritual coach and singer/songwriter. June 9 at 9 am and 11 am. Unity Spiritual Center, 2900 S. Bernard St. unityspokane. org (838-9518) SFCC Symphony OrchestraConcert. June 10 at 7:30 pm. $2-$5. SFCC Music Bldg. No. 15, 3410 W. Fort George Wright Dr. (533-3592)
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Spokane ShockArena football game vs. San Jose Sabercats. June 1 at 7 pm. $14-$35. Spokane Arena, 720 W. Mallon Ave. spokaneshock.com (242-7462) Spokane Festival of SpeedVintage and historic auto racing event benefiting the Northwest Parkinson’s Foundation. Races on June 1-2, Test and Tune on May 31 at Jaremko Nissan, from 6-9 pm (free). $10/race admisson. Spokane County Raceway, 750 N. Hayford Rd., Airway Heights. spokanefestivalofspeed.com Artisans Golf TournamentSecond annual scramble-format golf tournament fundraiser benefiting The Artisans of Spokane, a nonprofit providing services for disabled persons. June 1 at 8 am. $89. Esmeralda Golf Course, 3933 E. Courtland Ave. theartisans.org (3254489) Hoops Over the HorizonThree-onthree coed basketball tournament. June 1 from 9 am-5 pm. Open to children in grades 3-12. $100/team. University High School, 12420 E. 32nd Ave. horizonmspta.com (228-4940) Wildflower and Photo WalkA walk around the refuge with wildlife photographer Rich Leon. June 1 at 10 am. $5. Turnbull Wildlife Refuge, 26010 S. Smith Rd., Cheney. (498-9295) Bay Trail Fun Run5K or 10K fun run in celebration of National Trails Day with proceeds benefiting Friends of the Pend d’Oreille Bay Trail. June 1 at 9 am. $25-$30. Starts at Trinity at City Beach, 58 Bridge St., Sandpoint. pobtrail.org (208-946-7586) Forest Thinning and PruningLearn to thin a natural forest to improve tree quality, reduce fire risk, improve access and more. June 1 from 8 am-5 pm. $15, preregistration required. U of Idaho Extension, 1808 N. Third St., CdA. uidaho. edu/extenion/forestry (208-446-1680) CdA Paddlefest and Demo DayTry out kayaking, stand-up paddleboarding and more. June 1 from 9 am-3 pm. Free and open to the public. Independence Point, Lake Coeur d’Alene. (208-6761533) National Trails DayService project to cut a new trail to reroute the Little Spokane River Valley Trail in Riverside State Park. June 1 from 9 am-1 pm. Riverside State Park. rei.com/spokane Spokane Table Tennis ClubPingpong club meets Wednesdays from 6:30-9 pm. $2/visit. Southside Senior & Community Center, 3151 E. 27th Ave. (456-3581)
The Dixie Swim ClubComedy. Through June 2. Thurs-Sat at 7:30 pm, Sun at 2 pm. $21. Spokane Civic Theater, 1020 N. Howard St. (325-2507) Grease 1950s rock ‘n’ roll musical. Through June 16. Thu-Sat at 7:30 pm, Sun at 2 pm. $11-$29. Spokane Civic Theater, 1020 N. Howard St. spokanecivictheatre.com (325-2507) Rosencrantz & Guildenstern are Dead Comedy based on Shakespeare’s Hamlet. May 30-June 9. Thurs-Sat at 7:30 pm, Sun at 2 pm. $8. SFCC Humanities Bldg. No. 5, 3410 W. Fort George Wright Dr. (998-7515) Beauty and The BeastMusical. Through June 2. Fridays at 7 pm, Saturdays at 1 pm and 4 pm, Sundays at 1 pm. Spokane Children’s Theatre, 2727 N. Madelia St. (328-4886)
Disney’s AladdinThe Christian Youth Theater Spokane performs a stage adaptation of the Disney animated film. Through June 2. Fri-Sat at 7 pm and SatSun at 3 pm. $10-$14. Bing Crosby Theater, 901 W. Sprague Ave. cytspokane. com (487-6540) Into the WoodsDark comedy/musical. May 31-June 29. Thurs-Sat at 7:30 pm, Sun at 2 pm. $10-$20. Lake City Playhouse, 1320 E. Garden Ave., Coeur d’Alene. (208-667-1323) P4P Benefit PerformanceA portion of proceeds from the sale of tickets to the Civic’s production of Grease will benefit local nonprofit Partnering for Progress. June 5 at 7:30 pm. $30-$35. Spokane Civic Theater, 1020 N. Howard St. (720-8408) Mark Twain: One Man and His World A one-man show featuring Jerry Hardin. June 6-8 at 7:30 pm, June 9 at 2 pm. $12-$28. Interplayers Theater, 174 S. Howard St. (455-7529) Staged Play ReadingsStaged reading of two plays by the theater’s coplaywrights-in-residence, Bryan Harnetiaux and Sandra Hosking. June 7 and 8 at 7:30 pm. $5. Spokane Civic Theater, 1020 N. Howard St. (325-1413)
Call for ArtistsArtists are invited to enter artwork into the annual juried art show at Art on the Green (Aug. 2-4). Entry deadline June 1. $7 entry fee per item. artonthegreen.org (208-6679346) Melissa ColeThe local artists’ brightly colored, textured acrylic paintings will be on display through July. May 17-July 12. Artist reception May 17 from 5-7 pm. Free. Jacklin Arts & Cultural Center, 405 N. William St., Post Falls. jacklincenter. org (208-457-8950) Nancy StoningtonThe Seattle-based watercolor artist’s work will be on display as a preview to the jurored watercolor exhibit in June. May 24-June 8. Artist reception May 24 from 5-8 pm. Gallery hours Tues-Sat, 10 am-8 pm, Sun 10 am-6 pm. Free. Prichard Art Gallery, 414 S. Main St., Moscow. uidaho.edu/ prichardartgallery (208-885-3586) Ad InfinitumAn annual exhibition featuring the work of eight graduating seniors enrolled in EWU’s Visual Communication Design BFA program. May 24-June 6. Artist reception May 24 from 6-8 pm. Free. Gallery hours Mon-Fri 9 am-5 pm. EWU Gallery of Art, Cheney Campus. (413-6385) ArtFest 28th annual fine arts and music festival featuring 160+ artisans, food booths, live music, a wine and beer garden and more. May 31 from noon-8 pm, June 1 from 10 am-8 pm, June 2 from 10 am-5 pm. Free. Coeur d’Alene Park, 300 S. Chestnut St. northwestmuseum.org (456-3931) Timothy Ely“Transmission” exhibition featuring drawings and painted books. Through June 22, artist reception May 31 from 5-8 pm. Free. Gallery hours Tue-Fri from 10 am-6 pm and Sat from 10 am-4 pm. Tinman Gallery, 811 W. Garland Ave. (325-1500) Wheelin’ ItWatercolors, batiks and pencil art of wheeled vehicles by local artists. June 1-30. Gallery hours MonSat from 10 am-6 pm, Sun from 10 an-5 pm. Free. Gallery Northwest, 217 E. Sherman Ave. thegallerynorthwest.com
Jonathan Sachs“Somethin’ ‘bout an Old Farm Truck” photography exhibit. June 2-30. Artist reception June 2 from 1-3 pm. Free. Dahmen Barn, 419 N. Park Way, Uniontown, Wash. artisanbarn.org (229-3414) Blackletter Typography ShowA typography art show featuring work by 10 local artists, with proceeds from drinks and poster sales benefiting the nonprofit Global Neighborhood. June 7 from 7-11 pm. STEX Motorsports, 123 E. Sprague Ave. (474-1456) Catherine EarleExhibition of 30 new paintings by the Sandpoint-based artist. June 7-July 6. Artist reception during ArtWalk, June 7 from 5-8 pm. Free. Gallery hours, daily from 11 am-6 pm, Fri 11 am-8 pm. The Art Spirit, 415 Sherman Ave., CdA theartspiritgallery.com (208765-6006)
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Bruce Holbert and John Whalen The two authors will read from and sign copies of their latest work. May 30 at 7 pm. Free. Auntie’s Bookstore, 402 W. Main Ave. auntiesbooks.com (8380206) Venerable Thubten ChodronThe Buddhist leader of Sravasti Abbey, in Newport, Wash., will discuss her commentary “Don’t Believe Everything You Think.” May 31 at 7 pm. Free. Auntie’s Bookstore, 402 W. Main Ave. auntiesbooks.com (838-0206) David GoldfieldBook reading and signing of “America Aflame.” June 4 at 7 pm. Free. Auntie’s Bookstore, 402 W. Main Ave. auntiesbooks.com (8380206) Colin Conway“A Little Harmless Fun” book reading and signing. June 5 at 7 pm. Free. Auntie’s Bookstore, 402 W. Main Ave. auntiesbooks.com (8380206) Honoring LifeA discussion of the death penalty with perspectives from several religious points of view. June 5 from 6:30-8:30 pm. Free. All-ages. St. John’s Cathedral, 127 E. 12th Ave. (2303017) Jennie Shortridge “Love Water Memory” book reading and signing. June 6 at 7 pm. Free. Auntie’s Bookstore, 402 W. Main Ave. auntiesbooks. com (838-0206) Venerable Thubten ChodronThe Buddhist leader of Sravasti Abbey, in Newport, Wash., will discuss her commentary “Don’t Believe Everything You Think.” June 7 at 6:30 pm. Free. Morning Light Yoga Studio, 1319 N. Government Way, CdA. (447-5549) Three Minute MicOpen mic poetry night featuring guest poet Jonathan Potter. June 7 at 7 pm. Free and open to the public. Auntie’s Bookstore, 402 W. Main Ave. auntiesbooks.com (8380206) Jim Morrison“To See Another Sunrise: How to Overcome Anything One Day at a Time” book reading and signing. June 8 at 2 pm. Free. Auntie’s Bookstore, 402 W. Main Ave. auntiesbooks. com (838-0206) n
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Looking I think you were looking for me. K** I haven’t seen you walk in that bar in years, then you’re just standing there. I’ve heard that you’ve been through some things, but if you ever need me while you figure them out let me know. You wouldn’t have given me that awkward smile and ran out if you didn’t want something! Still live in same place, stop by.
I feel like its a little ridiculous to get crushes, especially on someone with whom I’ve had such little interaction, but here I am, crushed. You’re so charming you practically glow and I’m sure I couldn’t have made any less of an impression given my inability to do little more then smile and try to figure out how your eyes could possibly sparkle like that. I don’t have any illusions about this going anywhere (well, maybe a few, but full recognition that they’re illusions), I just thought/hoped putting my affection in print might ease the yearning my heart insists on.
Everyone is really friendly and no matter how busy it is, the staff is always smiling. Also, there’s always great music playing. Thanks for taking such good care of us! Philly Steak Girl & Garden Guy.
for parking lot layouts and my constant lamentations of puppy owning. I love you smuches. Xoxo dood.
5 Mile StarbucksSaturday, May 18th between eight and noon. I was working the drive through window when you came through. You were wearing a black and blue sweater, and you had brown hair. Your smile was so contagious, and with the look you were giving me I couldn’t help but smile back the whole time we talked at the window. As you drove away you looked back and flashed that amazing smile back at me one last time. I wish I would have wrote my number on your cup. If by some grand chance you see this, know that I would love an opportunity to see your smile again. Garland TheaterI was walking in to see a $1 movie at the Garland on Wednesday, 5/15. You: beautiful blonde driving a late model (2009?) Honda Civic 2-door. I crossed the street right behind your car and couldn’t help but get a second look at you. When I turned, I noticed you were looking my way as well. Feel kind of dumb writing an “I Saw You,” but what the heck. If you are interested, let me know what I was wearing or what I look like. It may be difficult, but try to be more specific than “devastatingly handsome.” Fred MeyersSarah - You locked your keys in your car after your shift at Fred Meyer and tinkerbell was no help, so we opened your door for you. We talked about climbing and you said you might like to give it a try. I’d like to see you again for coffee or climbing Mother’s Day Dazzling women with three wonderful kids helping mom carry plants. Didn’t wish you happy Mothers Day, would like to fix my blunder, maybe with a dance or a walk in the park. Your pick, suggestions? Walking To The ParkAs I stroll past your house to the park my only desire is to catch a glimpse of you working in your yard, emanating masculinity. I too believe overalls to be a necessity in ones fashion arsenal. When you flash me that smile I go weak at the knees. Please rescue me from this insatiable crush.
Cheers Happy Birthday Dave!I hope all your wishes come true. Miss M. Central YMCA Samaritan “My children say “”Thank you to the lady who helped us by grabbing gasoline for us when we had none left. Thank you! Oh! And plus, we might be able to give you some candy, like pixie stix and licorice or maybe a bag of M&M’s!”” PS, thank you for the caramel apple lollipops.” AI saw you in the pure divine light, a love reflection certain in truth. My soul has awakened and I am
Put a non-identifying email address in your message, like “email@example.com” — not “firstname.lastname@example.org.” full in the heart. Oh, how I long to spend forever on the path that leads straight to our belonging! The thought renews each day with a hope that keeps me smiling through the years that are painfully hard. This rare form of beauty is revered, and deserves to be protected from the ugliness of guilt that would come from destroying those worlds that could never compare in strength. Keep looking upward, my peaceful warrior...M Great SamaritanThat turned in my purse at Fred Meyer on 5/14. New IPhone, credit cards, license, debit card, cash, paperwork... everything intact. You have no idea how much stress and heartache you spared me. I literally cried in relief when I returned to the store and discovered it had be turned in. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. (Oh, by the way... crash course in attentiveness completed!)
Happy AnniversaryFalling in love with you was easy. Staying in love with you is easier. I love you more and more each year that pass. I am excited to begin another year of our married life. Happy Anniversary my beautiful wife. Dave & Molly forever! Northside WalmartI just moved back from Alaska! It was cold and lonely and you can’t find tator tots anywhere. I’ve been meaning to write you back sooner- there is hope for this second chance. You were gone a long time and I’m looking forward to what lies ahead! Maybe after our walk we can have a drink at your place? Joel took back his patio furniture! RE: Dear Wonderful FriendsYou guys rock! I’m sorry that happened to your kids, but stay strong! You are in the right. I’ve been meaning to write a cheer to you since I saw your jeer but things have been busy lately. But now I finally have the chance and I just want to say, Hell Yeah! You summed up the frustration Atheists have with pushy Christians to a tee. Would love to party with you folks! Rock on! We Will Miss You!To our party costume queen, we are so happy and excited for you! We will all miss the gift of your smile that lights up our world/library. We hope you enjoy the next 6 months in the Caribbean! -Your gals @ HY. RE: I Miss You Too! Thanks! Cheers to the band of boys in black cars near Cannon Hill Park and to the boys in the gold pick-up on Cedar who honked at me during my run on Sunday evening. Normally I despise actions such as these, but you gave me a confidence-boost to run even faster and further. Thanks for the pick-me-up! A Our adventures started a couple years ago. Now it continues. I love you tremendously! K
Perfect For Each OtherWe were the couple that had no idea what it was suppose to look like, only that we had what it took to create it together. I love you more today than I ever thought I would. R I saw you sitting alone at Twigs, I saw you laughing we me across the table. I saw you holding my hand in the car. I saw you afraid that I would tell you I loved you. Then I saw happiness in your eyes when I actually did. I saw you inspiring me to be bigger. I saw you not wanting to let go but doing so anyway. You let me see you. I love what I saw. I hope you will someday see me. -K Happy TweetsCheers to the lady that gave me a bag of bird food, thank you for the kindness on behalf of my friends in the bird community! Customer ServiceBy far Spokane has the best car parts service people anywhere. I needed a seemingly simple window handle installed and the guy went the extra “miles” for me as he was so in the zone on North Division. Kudos to the Lilac City for knowing old cars and helping guys install little things like windshield wipers and window handles on an ‘89 Nissan.
Jeers Show Some PrideSlum Lord, For a while you had the front door fixed and it locked. Now its broken and you won’t fix it. We’ve been having sleepers in the stairwells and dope dealing in the same areas. These are street people who don’t live in the building. I’ve even complained to the management and they say they can’t do nothing about it. They say they can’t stop it. If you don’t care about your property or your tenants then sell the building to someone who does care. I don’t want to come home and see all my stuff gone because a meth head needed money for a fix. Come on.
Amanda L. is this week’s winner Cheers To My BBI can’t express how happy I am of the “Say it Sweet” promotion! that we found each other. Send in your CHEERS so You help me be the best you too can be enme possible, and I hope I do tered to win 1 dozen the same for you. I can’t wait to travel the world with you exploring, “Cheers” cupcakes at Customer ServiceCheers to the catching frogs, giggling at awesome staff at The Pita Pit! Celebrations Sweet ridiculous movie plots, and trying Hair StylistElizabeth. I met you Every time we go in, you remember Boutique. new things together! Thank you once and was instantly smitten. our order and our particulars. for tolerating my general dislike “I Saw You” is for adults 18 or older. The Inlander reserves the right to edit or reject any advertisement at any time at its sole discretion and assumes no responsibility for the content.
Beautify At HomeTo car driving east on I-90 on 5/21/13: you almost killed somebody! Why? Because you were too busy driving hands-free so you could backcomb your pretty blonde hair. Your car should not be a place where you beautify yourself. Yes, that refers to you ladies whom also believe driving and mascara application go hand-in-hand. You are not only putting your life in danger, but the lives of others. Save your grooming for where it belongs - at home.
kids. There was nothing disgusting about the original jeer. To the second person, you are an idiot too. You’re breeding intolerance by encouraging Christians not to associate with Atheists. I’m an Atheist but I have Christian friends and family members. We all get along perfectly well. Atheists don’t want to turn you away from the church, if anything it’s exactly the opposite. We encounter missionaries and proselytizers regularly. There’s practically bible prints on my front door from the thumpers. Like the saying goes, “religion is like a penis, it’s fine to have one but please don’t wave it around in public.
are limitless. We’ve got to be reaching higher with our fantasies.
Main Street Pet OwnersThe Main street neighborhood between Division and Browne is an amazing block filled with great non-profits and local businesses. However we must send a big jeers to the pet owners who allow their dogs to crap wherever they please and don’t bother to clean it up. The parking lot between the Main Market and Boots is literally a crap yard for their dogs not to mention the sidewalk now! Who wants to come down here and shop when they have to walk around dog crap on the sidewalks! Dear Main street pet owners, clean up after your dogs! People like you give pet owners a bad name and you hurt the image of our beautiful block! Crowded IslesWhy doesn’t anyone know how to walk in a store anymore!? Every time I go grocery shopping I get stuck in an isle full of people who can’t seem to tell left from right! And when I ask politely to get by I get a snotty response and a dirty look. And also, please stop parking your carts right in the middle of the path! I would like to get in and out just once without someone making it an absolute hassle. Please, have some respect for the other shoppers!
Lack of CompassionTo the hotel for not allowing a homeless family of four to get just one good night of sleep off of Spokane’s streets because you said you were out of double rooms, and it was against policy to let two young parents with a two-year-old and a four-yearold sleep in a single room, even though I offered to pay for a double regardless to the fact that you didn’t have one available. I told you the kids were both sleeping all stacked up in a baby stroller, and the mom was crying. You said you didn’t care. And jeers to Spokane and its surrounding churches for not having even one single shelter for families who are down on their luck.
RE: Matthew 7:6RE: Matthew 7:6, one must be cautious while trying to support someone’s christian beliefs so as not to paint yourself as myopic and judgemental, which you did quite well. Suggesting that these people should avoid atheists and free-thinkers is completely absurd... isolating yourself from any and all diversity promotes ignorance and Be RespectfulTo people whom bigotry. You don’t “know” anything show up late to appointments and more than anyone else. You believe then yell at the reception staff. I did that you do, but you can’t get any not make you late. Nor do I set the closer to the truth than those that rules. Learn to be on time or at least believe in other religions or those when you are late be angry at your that believe in none at all. Your lack of time managment, not the dogma is little more than a series of friendly staff that makes 2 dollars interpretations of an outdated text that mostly serve to support what over minimum wage! the believer wants to believe and not necessarily what was actually RE: RE: Dear Wonderful Friends said. I’m sure you wrote this letter This is directed toward the two with the intent of supporting other people who wrote jeers in response christians, but all you’ve managed to the original jeer entitled “Dear to do is represent the darker, Wonderful Friends.” To the first dumber side of organized religion. person, you claim to be a fellow non-believer who is disgusted by this “holier-than-thou” sort of Have Some Imagination Spokane Atheism. However, I am convinced The Inlander recently asked “if you that you are actually a Christian could have one band, living or dead, trying to make Atheists look bad. come play in Spokane, who would it Nice try! No Atheist would be be?” Everyone picked artists that are disgusted by parents expressing currently alive, active, and touring. their concern over Christians Have some imagination, people! attempting to brainwash their own You have decades of amazing musicians who B E T S are no longer A I S E S I O L E I A I M with us to pick C D S from. How about R I D S O F T T O O D E N Frank Sinatra, E A S T O F E T S T P A Led Zeppelin, O R C A U C E R N E and Run-DMC L O R T S M A E do a I C A U R A L
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To My ExToday is the day that I had the courage to write this. It took a whole year but time heals wounds. You were the first man I loved. You were the first person I opened my innocent heart to, and when you broke up with me in that one, cold text you took some of my innocence and left me with a pain I never knew existed. Don’t it always seem to go that you don’t know what you’ve got til it’s gone? When your dark eyes looked into mine and you said you loved me, I believed you. But though I now feel it was a lie, I know you were never out to hurt me. You deserve to find true love even if you are only using women these days. I hope I’ll run into you years from now, and see you happy with a family and know that you came back around. And I am a stronger woman because of you. Someone once said, fall down seven times, stand up eight. I’m standing again and I am ready to forgive you. love, E
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Could It Be?Is this the female I gave three chances to and screwed them up royally? The one who thought ripping hearts apart was fun and s#!t on the nice guys? I have been wondering for the past 6 months but no one puts in details. So there’s 5000 people wondering every week and no one can confirm. Details people, details. And to the person who jeered the Jeers - people need to be held accountable for their actions. Be a true friend and help change peoples flaws. Don’t whine about whinning. Its pointless like your jeer. AA Girls and BoysJeers to City Council Candidate Mark Hamilton for calling Councilmember Amber Waldref a nice “girl”. She is no more a “girl” than any of the male Councilmembers are “boys.” Ben Stuckart a “boy”? Or Mayor David Condon - both of whom are close to Amber in age. Oh, and you may think that she is too narrowly focused on her neighborhood instead of the whole district or city, but at least there aren’t any concerns about her living in the district she serves. Birthday Celebration I was celebrating my birthday with a few friends. My male friend ordered me my first birthday drink (and only one at your bar)...a shot of patron. You, the male bartender (busy as you were) forgot to give me a lime.. or salt.. so we waited...for a long while while you continued to serve other customers. I got impatient because we were missing the show so I told my friend to just snag a cup and scoop out a few limes since they were in arm reach. You then persisted to scream at my friend. Honestly... if you weren’t a crappy bartender he wouldn’t have had to reach across to grab them in the first place. I’m not sure where you learned to bartend (probably that crap hole bar) but when someone buys a shot of tequila lime and salt come with them fyi. Thanks for being rude and putting a damper on my celebration. I’ve had numerous encounters like this at your venue and it’s really disappointing. If your bartenders can’t deal with a high volume bar with a happy upbeat attitude... do us a favor and fire them and hire good help! We are there to have a good time and their attitudes always kill the good vibes!
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First responders in Moore, Okla., dig through the rubble of Plaza Towers Elementary School. KENDALL JAMES PHOTO
When the Storm Comes
Here in the Inland Northwest we don’t worry about tornadoes, but the stories that came out after the devastation in Moore, Okla., are all too familiar to anyone who grew up in tornado country. As the storm tore off the roofs, children huddled beneath the sinks in elementary school bathrooms. They held books to protect their heads. “You’re OK, you’re OK!” a teacher yelled at Briarwood Elementary as students shrieked. Cinder blocks flew and walls fell around them. “It’s almost over,” teachers said. More than a thousand buildings were entirely destroyed as the tornado cut a wide path through the Oklahoma City suburbs. On the National Weather Service’s tornado intensity scale, it earned the highest rating. In some places whole neighborhoods were reduced TV. You watch the names of Tornado Warning counties to rubble. In other places the satellite images show the stream across the screen above the forecaster’s head, and unlucky path of destroyed houses — one neighbor’s house look out the windows to see if the sky is turning greenish. a pile of debris, another neighbor’s home untouched. When the sirens start their baleful whine, your parents At Plaza Towers Elementary, where gather you up to sit in the basement seven third-graders died, teachers knelt bathroom where there are no windows. over students to protect them as they You are comforted by probability: To donate to the American Red Cross were buried in debris. After it was over, There’s only a small chance a funnel Disaster Relief, text REDCROSS to they said: “Someone will come for us.” cloud will form. Even if one forms, 90999 to give $10 or go to redcross. Eventually the sirens end, and you there’s only a small chance it becomes org/support for other ways to help. emerge. Most of the time everything is a tornado and touches down. Even if a frozen exactly as you left it — trees intact, tornado touches down, there’s only a windows intact, dinner half-made in the small chance its path will come through kitchen. You are comforted by probability until you are here. It could go through the next town over, or even the the unlucky one in a million, and then you trust that help next street. There are many other streets. And even if it will come. n comes through here, you might not die.
Growing up in tornado country, you get used to the sirens and hope you’re lucky BY LISA WAANANEN
he sirens start up with a low moan that you can feel in your belly before you hear it. They go off once a month around noon, just as a test, and if you’re outside for recess, it’s loud enough that you might cover your ears. Other times at school they have a tornado drill, which isn’t as much fun as a fire drill because you don’t get to go outside. Instead you walk in quiet lines out to the hall and sit cross-legged with your knees up against the lockers. You stare up-close at your sneakers and listen to the teachers’ shoes click click click on the hard tile floor behind you. The most important thing about a tornado drill is to cover your head with your arms. “Keep your head down,” the teachers say. “Shhh. Just a little longer.” At home, you know it’s going to be a tornado night if Mom and Dad keep glancing at the weather radar on
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