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  • SCRAPS officers busy in early July wrangling pets scared by fireworks

    The first days of July are one of the busiest times of year for the Spokane County Regional Animal Protection Service, largely due to pets being frightened out of their …

  • Obama: Freedom doesn’t just happen, must be defended daily

    The White House says it’s canceling its annual Fourth of July picnic and fireworks watch because of rainy weather soaking the nation’s capital.

  • Coeur d’Alene creates traffic plan for July 4 fireworks show

    A downtown traffic plan will be in effect in Coeur d’Alene as thousands of people leave town after the Fourth of July fireworks show.

  • Have a blast on the Fourth

    The Fourth of July falls on a Monday this year, which means a lot of us get to indulge in a three-day weekend. If you’re looking to get out of …

  • Spokane fireworks ban scofflaws risk $1,000 ticket

    As people start planning to celebrate the Fouth of July, the Spokane Fire Department is reminding people that fireworks are illegal in the city of Spokane and most of the …

  • Fourth of July travel will break records, AAA predicts

    Going out of town this Fourth of July weekend? Be prepared for a record-breaking amount of company.

  • What does freedom mean to you?

    People with a wide variety of beliefs and backgrounds came together in Riverfront Park on Saturday to celebrate the Fourth of July. As they sat in the shade with their …

  • Entertainment Fireworks manager has blast lighting up skies

    Last week was the busiest of the year for Rich Vaughan. He’s the eastern regional manager of Entertainment Fireworks, Inc., the company that created the Fourth of July shows for …

  • Robert J. Samuelson: U.S. political system a work in progress

    WASHINGTON – I am reading historian Gordon Wood’s splendid “Empire of Liberty: A History of the Early Republic, 1789-1815.” It is an ideal companion for this July Fourth weekend because …

  • Four generations gather to raise flags to honor WWII vet

    For 95-year-old Jerry Weed, the flag of the 82nd Airborne Division was right where it belonged on the Fourth of July – overlooking his son’s neighborhood, waving along with the …

  • Quiz will help you brush up on your U.S. patriotism

    So, you think you’re a good patriot. The flag pin on your lapel says “Made in America.” You sing “The Star Spangled Banner” before baseball games without looking at the …

  • Jim Kershner’s this day in history

    From our archives, 100 years ago Drenching rain put a damper on the Fourth of July celebrations. Even the big fireworks display at Natatorium Park was canceled.

  • Liberty Lake to host July Fourth events

    It would be difficult to find a place more appropriate to celebrate our nation’s independence than a lake named Liberty. The Friends of Pavillion Park in Liberty Lake will present …

  • Jim Kershner’s this day in history

    From our archives, 100 years ago The Rev. J. Neilson Barry, of Spokane, tried to warn parents about the menaces of the annual injury festival called the Fourth of July.

  • Granitas are an easy, grown-up variation on snow cones

    As cool as ice cream but lighter and more refreshing, granitas are quite possibly the perfect summertime treat. While they aren’t as dense or as heavy as ice cream, they …

  • July 5th show

    Sometimes, even America gets a belated birthday greeting. That was the case in Republic, Wash., where the Chamber of Commerce had to postpone the town’s annual Fourth of July fireworks …

  • Floating Fourth

    The horde of floating craft looked like a cross between “Waterworld” and a Macy’s parade. As they have for decades, boaters on Loon Lake decked out their watercraft in stars …

  • Loon Lake celebrates Fourth with boat parade

    The horde of floating craft looked like a cross between “Waterworld” and a Macy’s parade. As they have for decades, boaters on Loon Lake decked out their watercraft in stars …

  • Test your patriotic knowledge this Fourth

    So you think you’re a good patriot. You wear a flag pin on your pajamas, know that the last two words to “The Star Spangled Banner” are not “Play ball,” …

  • Doug Clark: Test how your idea of Fourth of July fun adds up

    Happy Fourth of July! It’s the day we celebrate the signing of the Declaration of Independence by those mythical forefathers.

  • Fourth of July activities

    Riverfront Park, Spokane – Features the Larry H. Miller Fireworks at 10 p.m., Steven King, Spokane Taiko Drums, Numerica Children’s Area featuring face painting, inflatables and magician Dick Frost, and …

  • Coeur d’Alene Fourth of July road closures take effect tomorrow morning

    If you’re heading into Coeur d’Alene for Fourth of July celebrations, be aware of the following street closures for the parade and fireworks.

  • Celebrate America’s birthday with free fireworks and music

    Fireworks, barbecues and parades are making their way to the Inland Northwest for Fourth of July celebrations. Since it’s illegal to shoot off any kind of fireworks across much of …

  • Getting There: Fewer folks hitting road for holiday

    The sluggish economy is being blamed for holding down the expected number of travelers during the July Fourth holiday period, according to AAA. An estimated 40.8 million Americans will journey …

  • Celebrate July Fourth at Greenacres Park

    The North Greenacres neighborhood is rolling out the red carpet again with their second annual Fourth of July celebration Thursday in Greenacres Park. The event is somewhat scaled back from …

  • Tri-County outlasts senior Legion field

    By the time the final two teams reached the Spokane/Coeur d’Alene Wood Bat Classic senior American Legion championship game Saturday afternoon at Avista Stadium, they’d reached the bottom of their …

  • Clouds clear for star-spangled day

    The sun shone and the clouds went away as Inland Northwest residents flocked to local Fourth of July celebrations in Coeur d’Alene, Liberty Lake and Spokane on Wednesday. By midafternoon, …

  • Start the celebration with a history refresher

    Test your Yankee Doodle IQ with our Fourth of July quiz. 1. What year did the American colonies declare independence from Great Britain?

  • Red, white and divine holiday treats

    Don’t let the middle-of-the-week holiday stop you from pulling together a quick, patriotic dessert for your Fourth of July festivities. Here are four festive recipes that can be made today …

  • Safe and sane

    The morning after Fourth of July in Deer Park – one of few spots in Spokane County that still allows personal fireworks – is a “pretty impressive sight,” said Michael …



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