To tackle a couple questions:
First - JackInTheBox - I think you would find that as a Gonzaga graduate you would have more opportunities than UIdaho, from my understanding. In terms of SeattleU, while albeit a lower "tier" ranking according to U.S. News, it compares favorably. The bar passage rate and state respect for the school (which are probably more important) are as high, if not higher in both departments. Many of my contemporaries have had little trouble finding work in firms in Seattle, particularly in botique firms. In the Spokane area, it seems practically automatic in terms of placement, as long as you do your homework and don't totally slack off academically.
Second - Perversely - Spokane is a great, up and coming city. While the economic conditions depressed the town in the late 1980s, there has been an economic infusion lately for downtown renovations to buildings. I am by far not a local and have only been here 8 months. I do enjoy it. In addition to that, Gonzaga and the clout it carries within the state legislature, have given an infusion to the community around the University. Also, it is gorgeous. Mountains abound, tons of skiing, trails, lakes etc. for outside activities.
On a note about bar passage rates - everyone takes a class after graduation, regardless of where you go. It should just be something that is mandated by any university. Depending upon whether you take the class or not, thats your decision, but probably has something to with the rates of some schools versus others (like percentage of students who do take a bar class).
If you have anything else, feel free to ask.