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UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 13, 2018, 9:02 a.m.

Middleton parents rally to reinstate principal while the school board stays mum

Parents rallied around a suspended principal at


Thousands sign petition to reinstate Idaho teachers suspended in costume controversy

Thousands of people have signed a petition seeking to reinstate the 14 staffers suspended from Middleton School District over a Halloween costume controversy.


Police: Idaho child given rat poison while trick-or-treating

Police say the parents of a 7-year-old trick-or-treating in southwestern Idaho found rat poison among their child’s candy.


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 1, 2018, 5:54 p.m.

Pins found in Halloween candy in Omak

Omak Police reported two incidents of sharp pins found in Halloween candy on Thursday, according to a news release.


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 31, 2018, 4:16 p.m.

Beyonce in ’90s Halloween mood with Toni Braxton salute

Beyonce is in a 1990s mood as she salutes singer Toni Braxton for Halloween.


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 31, 2018, 4:54 p.m.

Gardner Minshew’s signature look has taken over Halloween. A look at some of the best Minshew costumes we’ve seen on Twitter today

At the risk of running into himself a few-dozen times on the trick-or-treat trail, Washington State quarterback Gardner Minshew might want to stay in this Halloween.


Haunted tales of Spokane’s past fill newspaper morgue

In the morgue of The Spokesman-Review, a windowless, dark and rarely-visited room in the basement of the Review Tower, eyes of Spokanites long dead stare out from yellowing paper, and …


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 30, 2018, 6:23 p.m.

Ghost of Christmas past, Halloween present: Spirit Halloween finds temporary home in vacant R Us locations

The former Babies R Us location at 6104 N. Division St. is functioning as Spirit Halloween. The former Toys R Us at 15505 E Broadway Ave. is also serving as …


UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 28, 2018, 8:37 p.m.

Last push for pumpkins: Families make final journey to Green Bluff ahead of Halloween

Spokane area families braved rain, puddles and mud Sunday afternoon to pick out their carving pumpkins before Green Bluff’s fall activities wind down to a close.


‘Halloween’ carves up another $32 million to top box office

“Halloween” dominated the North American box office for the second straight weekend, carving up an estimated $32 million in ticket sales.


BBB Tip of the Week: Spooktacular tips for Halloween

Shopping to decorate for Halloween should be a fun-filled experience – not a terrifying one.


Curse of the spider woman: Spokane artist finds the beauty in tarantulas and other large arachnids

When they’re dead, she said, it’s so much easier to share and show off their beauty.


A dietitian’s call for trick-or-treat season: Let them eat candy

Halloween should not be about replacing caramels with stickers. Instead, every day should be about parents acting as role models to teach children to develop a healthy relationship with food.


Kelly’s ‘Blackface’ remarks amplify Halloween costume debate

NBC talk show host Megyn Kelly’s comments about blackface on Halloween have reinvigorated a debate over costumes that cross racial lines and what’s appropriate at a time when diverse movie …


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 26, 2018, 6:26 p.m.

I tried Starbucks’ Witch’s Brew so you don’t have to

Starbucks unveiled a new limited edition Halloween Frappuccino on Thursday. It looks striking, but the flavor is no magic spell.


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 25, 2018, 12:06 p.m.

Haunted happenings: Things to do, places to go to get your scare on

A quick list of some local Halloween-themed events ranging from the merely festive to the truly spooky.


Three tips to avoid Halloween hand injuries

There are plenty of frights to go around on Halloween, but a hand injury probably isn’t one you’d expect.


Megyn Kelly apologizes for suggesting blackface OK

NBC’s Megyn Kelly swiftly apologized Tuesday for a morning show segment that questioned why dressing up in blackface for a Halloween costume is wrong.


The unlikely 25th-anniversary celebration of ‘Hocus Pocus,’ a film reviled by critics in 1993

But sometime between then and now, “Hocus Pocus” seemingly came back from the dead – reincarnated as a beloved cult classic soaked in ’90s nostalgia that, rather than rotting in …


UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 21, 2018, 3:02 p.m.

‘Halloween’ scares up $77.5 million in ticket sales

Forty years after he first appeared in theaters, Michael Myers is still drawing huge audiences for a good scare.


Review: It takes a granny (Jamie Lee Curtis) to get tough on Michael Myers in new ‘Halloween’

At this point in 2018, a movie featuring three generations of victimized women squaring off against a predatory male is destined to find an audience. Nostalgia and catharsis; splatter and …


Paul Turner: This Halloween heed the advice of third-graders and forget the toothbrushes and dole out lots of candy

Third-graders offer suggestions to adults regarding Halloween.


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 5, 2018, 4:44 p.m.

Keeping Halloween fun for those with special needs

Some families face fears around the Oct. 31 holiday in relation to childhood diabetes, food allergies, autism or mobility issues. In some cases, parents just dread all that sugar. But …


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 29, 2018, 3:57 p.m.

Seventh annual Scarywood offers every flavor of frightening

They appear out of the dark with tilted heads and shambling gaits. They creep through the shadows, crouch in bushes and leap out in a chorus of moans and roars …


Idaho Falls man sentenced to up to 20 years after bank heist

An Idaho Falls man who walked into a bank on Halloween and gave a note to employees saying he had a bombwas sentenced Monday to six to 20 years in …


UPDATED: Fri., June 8, 2018, 12:17 p.m.

‘Halloween’ trailer shows Jamie Lee Curtis means business

Jamie Lee Curtis is returning on a mission in the film that started her career in 1978.


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 2, 2017, 8:03 p.m.

Trump’s tweets seen as unlikely to slow New York terror case

The suspect in the deadly New York City truck rampage was inspired by the Islamic State group’s online videos and plotted his attack for two months, renting a truck ahead …


Stars celebrate Halloween with costume cavalcade

Heidi Klum morphed into a Michael Jackson-style werewolf, Neil Patrick Harris masqueraded as a carnival barker and singer Cardi B transformed into Disney villain Cruella de Vil as Hollywood kept …


100 years ago in Spokane: Halloween pranksters grease streetcar tracks, overturn outhouses

A “continuous string of Halloween complaints” flooded into Spokane police headquarters. One of the most common — and most serious — offenses was “greasing car tracks.” Boys smeared grease on …


Deeply creepy: South Hill home leaves families spooked

While some homeowners are more skeptical than others, the last three families to occupy a South Hill home since 1999 have reported some semblance of the supernatural.