Stories tagged: easter
Mon., April 17, 2017, 11:01 a.m.
Kids find syringes at Portland Easter egg hunt
Children searching for Easter eggs at a southeast Portland playground found a water bottle that contained syringes.
UPDATED: Sun., April 16, 2017, 9:22 p.m.
Meet the woman behind the White House Easter Egg Roll
Anna Cristina Niceta Lloyd auditioned for the job of White House social secretary and may not have known it. The veteran event planner’s creativity and handicraft were prominently on display …
UPDATED: Sun., April 16, 2017, 5:26 p.m.
Pope decries ‘vile’ attack on Syrians in Easter address
On Christianity’s most joyful day, Pope Francis lamented the horrors generated by war and hatred, delivering an Easter Sunday message that also decried the “latest vile” attack on civilians in …
Sun., April 16, 2017, 11:45 a.m.
Trump attends Easter service in Palm Beach
President Donald Trump attended Easter service at the Church of Bethesda-by-the-Sea near his estate in Palm Beach, Florida on Sunday – an annual ritual that provided a break from a …
Sun., April 16, 2017, 2 a.m.
Stephy Nobles-Beans: Remember who and what we honor on Resurrection Sunday
Billions of dollars are spent to celebrate Easter. Nearly 90 percent of Americans will buy Easter candy this year. More than 60 percent will buy Easter gifts. Almost 40 percent …
UPDATED: Sat., April 15, 2017, 10:25 p.m.
At special needs Easter egg hunt, kids will be kids
At the third annual special needs Easter egg hunt, at Life Center North Church, was held Saturday.
Fri., April 14, 2017, 1:19 p.m.
Pope attends Good Friday service recalling Jesus’ suffering
Pope Francis prostrated himself in prayer during a solemn Good Friday service in St. Peter’s Basilica to recall the crucifixion of Jesus. His quiet reflection came hours before he was …
Fri., April 14, 2017
Jay Ambrose: Handyman performs spiritual repairs
Then there are people like Joaquin who know that error can be corrected by grace and loving growth.
Thu., April 13, 2017, 5:35 a.m.
Egypt beefs up security outside churches ahead of Easter
Outside of Cairo’s St. Mark’s Cathedral, the seat of the Coptic Orthodox Pope, a dozen high-ranking police officers are stationed on all entrances, searching cars and scanning the area, as …
UPDATED: Tue., April 11, 2017, 5:21 p.m.
Churches in southern Egypt will not celebrate Easter
Egyptian churches, in the southern city of Minya, said on Tuesday that they will not hold Easter celebrations next Saturday in mourning for 45 Coptic Christians killed this week in …
Mon., April 10, 2017, 11:08 a.m.
Israel sets closure on Palestinian areas ahead of Passover
Israel closed off access to the Palestinian territories Monday as a security measure for the weeklong Passover holiday.
UPDATED: Mon., April 10, 2017, 5:30 p.m.
Easter candy hunt gets cheaper as funds exit sugar bets
As Americans prepare to fill their Easter baskets with sweet treats, hedge funds aren’t feeling the sugar rush. As expectations for a global supply surplus mount, money managers have reduced …
Fri., April 7, 2017, 5 p.m.
Faith and Values: Resurrection of spring brings another, more important, resurrection to mind
The days between Palm Sunday and next Sunday’s Easter are cues from our very calendars to slow down and marvel at God’s great love for people like us.
Fri., April 7, 2017, 11:30 a.m.
Get your kids ready for Easter and Passover with these books
Books to read with your kids this spring.
Wed., March 22, 2017, 11:24 a.m.
Jesus’ restored tomb is unveiled, well in time for Easter
Renovations at Christianity’s holiest site – carried out over the past nine months – were finally unveiled Wednesday in a ceremony that brought together rival Christian denominations and ushered in …
Wed., March 1, 2017, 10:26 a.m.
Pope Francis gets Ash Wednesday ashes in Rome to start Lent
Pope Francis bowed his forehead to receive a dab of ashes, then smudged ashes in turn on the heads of other faithful during an Ash Wednesday service in an ancient …
Mon., April 4, 2016
Post Falls officer’s kindness resonates on social media
Post Falls Police Officer cites shoplifting mom, but treats children to Easter goodies
Sun., March 27, 2016, 12:20 p.m.
Pakistani Taliban faction claims Easter park bombing
A breakaway Pakistani faction of the militant Taliban group has claimed responsibility for an Easter Sunday bombing in a park in the eastern city of Lahore that killed 60 people.
Sun., March 27, 2016, 4 a.m.
What if the great outdoors isn’t the greatest? Religious leaders weigh in on ‘Nature is my church’ notion
“Nature is my church” is a common refrain in the Inland Northwest, but religious leaders say church isn’t about the building or place, it’s about the being with the people …
Sat., March 26, 2016, 9:25 p.m.
After bleak week, Pope Francis offers Easter message
Pope Francis concluded a bleak week in Europe with a message of hope during an Easter Vigil service Saturday, saying darkness and fear must not prevail and “imprison” the world …
Sat., March 26, 2016, 2:19 p.m.
Hundreds gather for Riverfront Park Easter egg hunt
The anticipation built Saturday morning as kids waited behind yellow caution tape blocking them from meadows in Riverfront Park littered with Easter eggs. They clutched pails, buckets, baskets and grocery …
Fri., March 25, 2016
Faith and Values: To embrace our humanness is to begin resurrection
Traditional interpretations aside, I suggest their common human suffering and human hope bonded Jesus and the second thief in ways we may often just miss. Further, I suggest Jesus’ promise …
Thu., March 24, 2016, 11:19 a.m.
Riverfront Park Easter egg hunt returns
The big Riverfront Park Easter egg hunt will be back this year after a three-year hiatus.
Thu., March 24, 2016, 10:45 a.m.
Multiple Easter egg hunts offered by community groups, churches
There are multiple Easter egg hunts offered throughout the Spokane and Coeur d’Alene region.
Tue., March 22, 2016, 7 p.m.
Hot cross buns are an Easter ritual for many
Wake up on Easter morning to the scent of warming spices and citrus in traditional hot cross buns.
Thu., April 2, 2015
Jim Kershner’s This Day in History
From our archives, 100 years ago Spokane’s Polish Society gathered to hear Mrs. Helena Stas, a Polish novelist, talk about the plight of the home country.
Sat., April 19, 2014
Faith and Values: Easter weekend a reminder of the importance of hope
Hope is powerful. Hope’s presence gives perspective and purpose for life. Hope’s absence guarantees confusion, pessimism, even despair.
Mon., April 14, 2014
Easter, music, parent care prompt reader responses
After a tough week, writing about her childhood Easter memories in the 1960s perked up Spokane baby boomer Chris Kaufman. Kaufman submitted the Easter essay in answer to our occasional …
Mon., April 1, 2013
Horse riders take to Riverside State Park for Easter service
The tall Ponderosa pines of Riverside State Park were an outdoor sanctuary for a group ride to the first Easter on horseback service at the park Sunday. Organizer Teresa York …
Sun., March 31, 2013
Bigger Easter egg hunt draws families to Grant Park
A false alarm set eager children loose moments before a fire engine was ready to honk the start of the third-annual Easter egg hunt at Grant Park. This was the …