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After Dark

In Show & Tell on March 19, 2009 at 2:51 pm

brettdennenWhat do we do here at Spokane Metro once the whistle blows? Last Monday, it was the Brett Dennen show at Knitting Factory. Click here to see video from the show.


We Rule

In Here & Now on February 27, 2009 at 10:46 am


Wow. High praise indeed from SpokaneMan at the Spokane Insiders’ Blog! Obviously, we’ll be running an excerpt in the “Letters” section of our April issue. Jen, can you schedule a photo shoot with the staff riding on a white horse? I’m pretty sure we’ll all fit…

Spokane Insiders’ Blog
02/26/09 | 3:30 PM

Spokane Metro Magazine

Every great metropolitan city has one. It’s chic, it’s cool and it represents the city to visitors and locals alike. I’m not talking about a high-class restaurant or a trendy boutique. I’m talking about a quality lifestyle magazine. Seattle boasts Seattle Metropolitan. Portland touts Portland Monthly. But what about Spokane?

Up until this past August, Spokane was like Cinderella, waiting for a magazine to sweep it off of its feet. Countless suitors (who’ll remain nameless) have come and gone, trying valiantly, yet unsuccessfully to win Spokane’s love. But in the end they were like a too small shoe – they just didn’t fit.

And then along came Spokane Metro ( If a magazine could ride in on a white horse, it would have. But for the sake of this blog we’ll pretend its publishers rode in on a white horse – all three on the same horse of course – and stole Spokane’s heart with their smart, stylish and sophisticated rag about Spokane city living.

Great photography and fantastic writing set Spokane Metro apart as it informs readers about the latest and greatest going down in Spokane. Looking to find who the movers and shakers are? Open up Metro. Want to get the inside scoop on where to live, play and do business. Open up Metro. If you haven’t subscribed yet, you should – right now!

Have you read Spokane Metro? What did you think of it?

(Posted By: SpokaneMan)

Making Their Case

In Here & Now on February 26, 2009 at 2:31 pm


Entering the Spokane police property warehouse from the street, the aroma of pot is potent. “By the end of the day, I’m a little ‘woooo,’” says Shannon Hallam, facilities manager for the evidence storage building, an aging cinder-block structure tucked into the West Central neighborhood.

There, inside a 17,000 square-foot facility housing 140,000 items of police evidence, confiscated marijuana plants are dried and stored, along with some $2 million-worth of other controlled substances. During a recent media tour of the 60-year-old warehouse, Mayor Mary Verner acknowledged the building’s ventilation could be better. “These are not good working conditions,” she said.

Verner and Police Chief Anne Kirkpatrick are drumming up public support to build a new, $11.8 million facility to house the growing inventory of drugs, cars, TVs, weapons, money, DNA and other criminal evidence. Verner says she’s concerned the existing premises are so dilapidated that items could be compromised or destroyed. Verner said she also is concerned for the safety of the seven city employees who work there.

To read more about the proposed police warehouse facility (and to see more eerie photos of the existing one) click here.

In The Market?

In Here & Now on February 26, 2009 at 11:36 am


2/27 • What a fine looking house – at least that’s what the Today Show’s Barbara Corcoran thought when she came across this Spokane real estate listing online. Corcoran, the Today Show’s real estate expert, contacted Spokane broker Jaime Morlin, of Benton Rock Real Estate, and asked for more pictures of her listing at 912 W. 29th Avenue.

Morlin obliged, and later contacted the Spokane Regional Convention & Visitors Bureau, asking the CVB to share five great tidbits about Spokane for Corcoran’s segment, which will feature homes from around the country. It’s slated to air Friday morning on KHQ-TV 6 between 7 and 9 a.m.