He’s got a mop of curly gray hair, a big smile and a booming, broadcaster’s voice. He has a thing for time-travel and the macabre and has proclaimed himself “the good guy” when it comes to selling textbooks to the students of EWU. This is Allan Gainer, graduate of Eastern, owner of The Tree of Knowledge bookstore and Mayor of Cheney.
Spokane Mayor Dennis Hession responded to recent criticism and shared his vision for Spokane at a meeting last Tuesday with Journalism students from EWU. Hession, who has thrown his hat in the ring for this year’s mayoral race, responded to criticisms leveled by opponent Al French (who met with students earlier in the month) by saying that many issues have been blown out of proportion.