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UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 20, 2018, 10:23 p.m.

Puerto Rico marks 1 year since Maria with song and sadness

Clapping and raising their hands to the sky, hundreds of people clad in white gathered at an 18th-century fort in the Puerto Rican capital on Thursday to remember the thousands …


North Korea stresses economy, not nukes, on 70th anniversary

North Korea held a major military parade and revived its iconic mass games to celebrate its 70th anniversary on Sunday, but in keeping with leader Kim Jong Un’s new policies …


Book notes: September is shaping up as a busy month for book lovers

Art Spiegelman, whose landmark book “Maus” helped legitimize the graphic novel, will kick off the Visiting Writers Series at Gonzaga. He joins Amy Stewart, Eli Saslow, and a birthday party …


UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 20, 2018, 10:46 a.m.

On 50th anniversary, Post Falls Marine veteran remembers Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia

David A. Smith was a lance corporal in the Marine Corps the night 250,000 Soviet solders landed in Czechoslovakia, and a man holding a dog showed up at his door …


Gala opens countdown to 50th anniversary of 1st moon landing

Former NASA astronaut Buzz Aldrin was noticeably absent from a gala kicking off a yearlong celebration of the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing, even though his nonprofit space …


UPDATED: Sun., July 8, 2018, 4:42 p.m.

New Mexico nuclear weapons laboratory marks 75 years

The once-secret city of Los Alamos is marking 75 years of discovery at Los Alamos National Laboratory, which still plays a key role in maintaining the United States’ nuclear weapons …


UPDATED: Wed., April 4, 2018, 8:43 p.m.

MLK honored as thousands march to ‘keep the dream going’

Fifty years after a shot rang out in Memphis, killing the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., freedom rang from the balcony of the Lorraine Motel as a bell tolled 39 …


Examining Martin Luther King Jr., in the momentous years after ‘I Have a Dream’

The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. was human, not a saint, though many insisted on placing him on that dangerous pedestal, and do still, 50 years after his death. As …


UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 25, 2018, 9:08 p.m.

‘Precursor to 9/11’: Trade center attack echoes after 25 years

In a room in the 9/11 museum, there are a police captain’s poignant notes and a flashlight that illuminated the way to safety. Nearby, a letter from a trapped man …


Fred Rogers, America’s favorite neighbor, celebrated in 2018

The low-key, low-tech “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood” presented Rogers as one adult in a busy world who always had time to listen to children. That legacy burns for many in these …


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 18, 2018, 3:42 p.m.

White nationalist might speak on Kent shooting anniversary

The campus tour organizer for white nationalist Richard Spencer is making a bid for him to speak at Kent State University this spring on the anniversary of the shootings during …


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 7, 2017, 11:48 a.m.

Pearl Harbor survivors remember those killed 76 years ago

Survivors gathered Thursday at the site of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor to remember fellow servicemen killed in the early morning raid 76 years ago, paying homage to the …


JFK birth centennial ending on assassination anniversary

BROOKLINE, Mass. – A year of events marking the 100th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy’s birth came to close Wednesday, exactly 54 years after his assassination. National park rangers …


What was Toyota’s ‘Halloween curse’? 60 years later, it’s a distant memory

Plano, Texas, gained one of the world’s best known brands in May when Toyota opened its new North American headquarters. But the Japanese automaker was nothing of the sort when …


Fox Theater renovation breathed life into Spokane’s downtown entertainment scene

The Fox, built in 1931, is celebrating the 10th anniversary of a major renovation that helped kick off a resurgence of economic development in Spokane’s downtown core.


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 21, 2017, 7:47 p.m.

ATM at 50: Once an oddity, it’s changed consumer behavior

An automated teller machine. The cash machine. In Britain, a cashpoint. ATMs, known for spitting out $20 bills (and imposing fees if you pick the wrong one), turn 50 years …


Theatrical production to showcase last year of MLK’s life

You think you know Martin Luther King Jr.’s story? Tavis Smiley is willing to bet you don’t. To mark the 50th anniversary of King’s assassination next April, the radio and …


J.K. Rowling marks 20 years since Harry Potter appeared

“Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone” was released in Britain on June 26, 1997.


Facebook CEO, wife celebrate 5th anniversary with Maine hike

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan have spent a day hiking around Mount Katahdin in Maine and talking with local residents on their anniversary weekend.


Deals ensure cash keeps flowing to unsettled Prince estate

A year after Prince died of an accidental drug overdose, his Paisley Park studio complex and home is now a museum and concert venue. Fans can now stream most of …


Anniversary: Bob and Jean Panther

Bob and Jean Panther Spokane


Couple celebrates 35th anniversary with unusual gift: His-and-hers hearing aids

Couple gets His and Hers hearing aids for 35th anniversary.


May Hutton DAR to celebrate 20th year

The May Hutton Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution is celebrating its 20th anniversary on Oct. 15 at 1 p.m. at the Hutton Settlement, 9907 E. Wellesley Ave.


Anniversary: Les and Vera Graham married 70 years ago

Les and Vera Graham celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary with a luncheon reception on June 19 in Spokane.


Why resist? Get Windows 10 while it’s still free

What are you waiting for? There are few reasons left to resist Microsoft’s Windows 10 update, especially while it’s still free.


Birthday party honors Medicare’s 50th

Medicare is turning 50 this year and the Washington State Alliance for Retired Americans and other retiree and labor advocacy groups are having a party Thursday at Spokane Community College …


Ed Mertens a driving force behind incorporation

One could argue that Ed Mertens is the father of Spokane Valley. He was involved in three unsuccessful efforts to incorporate the city of Spokane Valley before finally succeeding in …


NW Today: Space Needle to get paint job

SEATTLE — As Seattle Center celebrates the 50th anniversary of the World’s Fair, the Space Needle is getting an anniversary paint job.


Police are still probing death

One year ago today, 2-year-old Karina Janay Moore died from injuries she sustained 10 days earlier in her Post Falls foster home. Police received the call at two seconds after …


Minnehaha Park reaches milestone

Minnehaha Park is turning 100 years old, and on Saturday the neighborhood council with the same name is putting on a daylong celebration. The celebration will mark the anniversary of …