Stories tagged: holiday
UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 10, 2018, 4:11 p.m.
Sears raises $100 million in new financing, weighs $200M in cost cuts
Sears has secured more financing, and is considering more cost cutting, as the beleaguered retailer reported a big sales drop during the critical holiday season.
Sun., Dec. 24, 2017
Collecting Christmas: Nuts for nutcrackers and more
From Santas to snowmen, from penguins to polar bears, the holidays offer an opportunity for avid collectors to add to their stash.
Fri., Dec. 22, 2017, 12:01 a.m.
Rob Curley: Holiday bell brings a front-line view of the caring and kindness in our community
You learn a lot about people when you stand outside on a cold day, ringing a bell in front of a red kettle.
Tue., Dec. 19, 2017, 6:01 p.m.
FedEx says record number of holiday deliveries are on track
A record number of holiday packages are on track to arrive this year, and the package delivery companies appear to be handling the load well.
Mon., Dec. 11, 2017
Finding the perfect gift takes patience, observation and care
I am a gift giver. A true gift giver. I show love by thinking of and giving what I hope is the perfect gift. My husband reprimanded me because I …
Sun., Dec. 10, 2017
Elf on the Shelf: For lazy/busy/exhausted parents, precious memories are too darn costly
More than 11 million Elf on the Shelf kits have been sold around the world since the concept launched in 2005, inspiring great creativity in some parents and sheer exhaustion …
Fri., Dec. 8, 2017
After the lights dim, Rockefeller Christmas trees still give
Old Rockefeller Center Christmas trees never really die, they just get built into the wall frames and floor supports of affordable homes.
Tue., Dec. 5, 2017, 5 p.m.
10 stocking-stuffers for health-conscious foodies
If you’re looking for stocking-stuffers for health-conscious foodie friends and family members, consider locally- and regionally-made goodies.
Mon., Dec. 4, 2017
After the passing of its patriarch, Bergman’s Christmas Tree Farm to close in Spokane Valley
Dog leash in one hand, chain saw in the other, Doug Bergman slowly trailed the family of six as they led him toward the newest addition to their living room. …
Sun., Dec. 3, 2017
Nerd Wallet: Plan, give and spend smart to avoid holiday debt
If you don’t have a holiday savings fund stashed away, smart planning and clever shopping can ensure you don’t end up struggling to pay off debt.
UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 30, 2017, 5:58 p.m.
American says it has found pilots for most Christmas flights
American Airlines said Thursday that only a few hundred of its late-December flights remain without pilots scheduled to fly the plane and the airline has not canceled any holiday-season flights.
UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 29, 2017, 4:28 p.m.
Union: Many AA flights in December lack scheduled pilots
A scheduling glitch has left American Airlines scrambling to find pilots to operate thousands of flights over the busy Christmas holiday period.
UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 25, 2017, 9:28 p.m.
L.L. Bean’s beloved duck boots expecting record holiday season
L.L. Bean says it’s in the midst of another record breaking year of sales for its iconic “duck boot,” and there will be enough to meet the holiday crunch.
Sat., Nov. 25, 2017, 6 a.m.
Retailers take another look at printed catalogs
In a time of explosive growth for online buying, retailers and shoppers are showing renewed interest in a humble purchasing device that uses paper instead of pixels.
Thu., Oct. 26, 2017, 10:19 a.m.
UPS predicts record holiday deliveries, defends price hike
UPS expects another record holiday season, with deliveries up 5 percent over last year, as online shopping continues to grow.
Tue., Oct. 17, 2017, 8:52 a.m.
Amazon hiring people in the South Sound for holiday season
Amazon will be hiring about 2,500 people in the South Sound for a variety of positions as it ramps up for the holiday shopping season.
UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 4, 2017, 2:22 p.m.
Retail group expects holiday sales to rise 3.6 to 4 percent
With stores closing and retailers filing for bankruptcy, a trade group says it still expects holiday sales to at least match the 3.6 percent growth of a year ago, as …
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 30, 2017, 9:38 p.m.
Western U.S. bakes, with heat expected into holiday weekend
Strong high pressure baked much of the West in high heat Wednesday, and forecasters said the siege would last into the Labor Day weekend and likely beyond.
UPDATED: Fri., June 30, 2017, 10:09 p.m.
Parking meter enforcement gets tougher in downtown Spokane
Pay attention to where and when you park, because starting Saturday, the city will begin issuing fines for overstaying the maximum amount of time posted on a meter.
UPDATED: Thu., June 22, 2017, 9:56 a.m.
Auto club predicts record travel over July 4th weekend
Auto club AAA said Thursday that it expects 44.2 million people will travel at least 50 miles (80 kilometers) from home, a 2.9 percent increase over last year’s record for …
UPDATED: Sun., May 28, 2017, 7:40 p.m.
To many Americans, Memorial Day has lost its meaning
While millions of Americans celebrate the long Memorial Day weekend as the unofficial start of summer – think beaches and backyard barbecues, mattress sales and sporting events – some veterans …
UPDATED: Thu., May 4, 2017, 9:31 p.m.
Mexican-Americans torn about Cinco de Mayo in Trump era
Trump’s immigration policies and rhetoric are leaving some Mexican Americans and immigrants feeling at odds with a holiday they already thought was appropriated by beer and liquor companies, event promoters …
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 …
Fri., March 31, 2017, 1:57 p.m.
Gov. Brown proclaims March 31 Cesar Chavez Day
Oregon residents can celebrate more than the coming weekend today as Gov. Kate Brown has declared March 31 Cesar Chavez Day.
Thu., Dec. 29, 2016, 4:02 p.m.
Garbage trucks to block possible Times Square truck attacks
Massive 20-ton sanitation trucks, weighted with an extra 15 tons of sand, will surround the iconic New Year’s Eve celebration in Times Square, officials said Thursday, describing a security measure …
Thu., Dec. 22, 2016, 3 p.m.
Singers offer up all sorts of baubles for holiday listening
Country music fans must have been good this year because this year has been quite the year for holiday albums from that music genre.
Thu., Dec. 22, 2016, 8:46 a.m.
Tri-Cities Airport unveils new security checkpoint for holiday travelers
Holiday travelers will have a little more breathing room when they pass through security at the Tri-Cities Airport in Pasco.
Wed., Dec. 14, 2016, 3 p.m.
Touching story about Santa may not be true
The Knoxville News-Sentinel says it no longer stands by the story of a man who told the newspaper that a terminally ill boy died in his arms while he was …
Mon., Dec. 12, 2016, 4 p.m.
Terminally ill 5-year-old boy dies in Santa’s arms
A Tennessee Santa Claus says a terminally ill 5-year-old boy died in his arms after he gave the child a present in the hospital.
Thu., Dec. 8, 2016, 7:35 a.m.
Bad Santa: Child crushed after not-so-jolly man tells him to ‘lay off the hamburgers and french fries’
Anthony Mayse took a seat on Santa’s lap, looked into his eyes, and told the elderly chimney-hopper exactly what he wants this Christmas: an iPod touch and a drone. But …