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Meals on Wheels gears up for Thanksgiving

Mon., Nov. 20, 2017, 10:48 p.m.

Fabrice Brucheu wheels a cart loaded with senior meals toward the freezer Monday at the Senior Meals center in East Spokane. The center is preparing to make its usual lunch meals for Thanksgiving Days Meals on Wheels delivery, which will include baked turkey. (Jesse Tinsley / The Spokesman-Review)
Greater Spokane County Meals on Wheels plans to serve more than 1,200 turkey dinners at its 12 Silver Cafe locations on Wednesday and through its home-based delivery program.

Police say woman used complex ruse to kidnap baby in Spokane

UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 20, 2017, 10:48 p.m.

Fern Littlecalf, in court Monday, Nov. 20, 2017, had bail set at $50,000. She’s charged with three counts of second-degree kidnapping. (Jonathan Glover / The Spokesman-Review)
Fern T. Littlecalf, jailed on three counts of second-degree kidnapping, had what police describe as an extensive network of fake names and aliases, all working together for one goal: to kidnap a 6-month-old child from his mother.

A wet, but warm Thanksgiving on the way

UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 20, 2017, 10:49 p.m.

File - Rain and warmer weather is expected during the Thanksgiving Day weekend. (Dan Pelle / The Spokesman-Review)
More stormy weather is due over the Inland Northwest during the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, but forecasters said it should not cause any serious travel problems in the lowlands or in the mountains.

Then and now: Consolidated Freight Lines

Mon., Nov. 20, 2017

1935 - The new Consolidated Freight Lines warehouse and office is completed at 126 South Sheridan Street. Spokane was a key stop for the Portland-based Consolidated, sending hundreds of trucks a week on to Montana and the Dakotas. (Photo courtesy of Dan Murphy / SR)
Leland James, a Portland, Oregon, truck driver, built a trucking empire. He started by buying Portland-Spokane Auto Freight and a handful of other firms in 1929. He called his new company Consolidated Freight Lines. Around 1935, Consolidated built a new office and warehouse at 126 S. Sheridan St. in Spokane.

Science backs it up: Political divisions are impacting Thanksgiving

Sun., Nov. 19, 2017

Politically divided families cut their Thanksgiving dinner short by 20 to 30 minutes in 2016, according to a draft paper by Ryne Rohla, a doctoral candidate in economics at Washington State University, and M. Keith Chen, a behavioral economist at UCLA.

New housing for the homeless to open at Donna Hanson Haven

UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 18, 2017, 8:48 p.m.

Brianne Howe, a community court coordinator, checks out one of the rooms in the new Donna Hanson Haven community housing project on Friday, Nov. 17, 2017, in Spokane, Wash. (Tyler Tjomsland / The Spokesman-Review)
Crews are still putting the finishing touches on the four-story building, the newest homeless housing to be built by Catholic Charities in Spokane. The organization’s staff gathered with community members and diocese leaders to dedicate and bless the new building Friday.

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