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  • Heritage turkeys rich in taste, history

    You haven’t tasted a turkey until you’ve sampled a fresh, locally-grown heritage breed turkey. Gone is the dry meat and bland flavor of the traditional bird. In its place is …


  • Coeur d’Alene Resort is all set to bring in holidays in style

    The biggest and brightest holiday display around is back, bigger, brighter – and greener – than ever. The Coeur d’Alene Resort Holiday Light Show begins Friday evening with a scream …


  • House fire danger rises with season

    Deep-frying a turkey may be one way to impress the taste buds of holiday guests, but Spokane fire officials warn the method poses a danger. Thanksgiving “marks the day in …


  • Religion Notebook: Thanksgiving Day service planned

    First Church of Christ, Scientist, 310 E. 14th Ave., will hold its Thanksgiving Day service today at 10 a.m. The church has offered this service for more than 100 years. …


  • Americans to mark holiday with family, festivities

    NEW YORK (AP) — Airports, train stations and highways are expected to remain busy as people head home to reconnect with family and friends for Thanksgiving — although some reunions …


  • Economy makes for tougher Thanksgiving journeys

    CHICAGO (AP) — Millions of Americans piled their families into cars, hopped on buses and waited out delays at airports Wednesday as they set off on Thanksgiving treks that many …


  • Obama pardons Thanksgiving turkey

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama pardoned two turkeys in an annual Thanksgiving rite on Wednesday, saying he wanted to offer the birds a second chance. “They say life is …


  • Stores try to make holiday shopping cheap and easy

    NEW YORK (AP) — This holiday season, Burger King won’t be the only place where you can have it your way. It used to be enough for stores to promise …


  • Sandy victims prepare for subdued Thanksgiving

    NEW YORK (AP) — The things that Marge Gatti once cherished are lying on what’s left of her deck, spattered in mud, like a yard sale gone awry. The white …


  • More Thanksgiving travelers driving to save money

    CHICAGO (AP) — Feeling the pinch of the sluggish economic recovery, many Americans setting out on the nation’s annual Thanksgiving migration sacrificed summer vacations, relied on relatives for airfare or …


  • Stores borrow from fast-food industry’s playbook

    NEW YORK (AP) — This holiday season, Burger King won’t be the only place where you can have it your way. It used to be enough for stores to promise …


  • Obama to pardon Thanksgiving turkey

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Back from a trip to Asia, President Barack Obama is taking care of some holiday business, pardoning the national Thanksgiving turkey. The annual White House ceremony takes …


  • Economy means sacrifice for Thanksgiving travelers

    CHICAGO (AP) — Feeling the pinch of the sluggish economic recovery, many Americans setting out on the nation’s annual Thanksgiving migration had to sacrifice summer vacations, rely on relatives for …


  • Turkey, pie and politics? T-Day family friction

    Ah, Thanksgiving. A little turkey, some cranberry mold, maybe apple pie with ice cream, some football on TV. Getting together with the cousins. Catching up beside the fire. Togetherness. On …


  • Wind, rain pummel Pacific Northwest, cause 1 death

    SEATTLE (AP) — Residents in Washington and Oregon braced for more wet weather after a fierce storm swamped streets, toppled trees and large trucks, cut power to nearly 50,000 residents, …


  • Judge rejects Nativity displays in Santa Monica

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — There’s no room for the baby Jesus, the manger or the wise men this Christmas in a Santa Monica park following a judge’s ruling Monday against …


  • Judge denies bid for park Nativity displays

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — There is no room for a 60-year-old Nativity display in Santa Monica’s showcase park after a federal judge ruled Monday against churches who had sued to …


  • Judge plans to deny bid park Xmas displays

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Los Angeles federal judge has indicated she will deny a bid by churches to force suburban Santa Monica to reopen spaces in a city park …


  • Battle over coastal Xmas display goes to LA court

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Damon Vix didn’t have to go to court to push Christmas out of the city of Santa Monica. He just joined the festivities. The atheist’s anti-God …


  • Free or low-cost holiday meals

    Many organizations offer free or low-cost Thanksgiving meals, or food baskets for people to prepare their own holiday feast: Thanksgiving Turkey Baskets - The Salvation Army will be distributing baskets …


  • Holiday travel will see snow over mountain passes

    There is likely to be rain – lots of it – in the days leading up to Thanksgiving with a mix of snow over Snoqualmie Pass through Wednesday. At lower …


  • Battle over coastal Xmas display goes to LA court

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Damon Vix didn’t have to go to court to push Christmas out of the city of Santa Monica. He just joined the festivities. The atheist’s anti-God …


  • Nine tips to snag seats together on holiday flights

    Flying this Thanksgiving and worried that you won’t be able to sit with family? You’re not alone. Nearly 24 million people are expected to fly during the 12 days surrounding …


  • Steer clear of debt in holiday shopping season

    Black Friday deals are starting early this year, and that means more pressure to spend spend spend. As the holiday shopping season expands and retailers make impulse buys ever-easier via …


  • Religion Notes: Service part of Thanksgiving tradition

    Before you sit down with your family next week to give thanks, First Church of Christ, Scientist, 310 E. 14th Ave., will offer its annual Thanksgiving Day service Wednesday at …


  • NC judge rules against New Year’s Eve possum drop

    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A possum drop that attracts thousands of people to a tiny town in western North Carolina each New Year’s Eve may have had its last hurrah …


  • Spotlight: Revolutionary show set for Bing on Saturday

    Area children can take a trip back to the Revolutionary War era on Saturday at the next KPBX Kids’ Concert. “Music From the Revolutionary War” will feature Robbin’s Rebels, a …


  • Veterans Day holiday closures

    Some offices and services will be affected Monday by the Veterans Day holiday: • Most city, county, state and federal offices will be closed. An exception is the city of …


  • Making the most of space is key to storing seasonal items

    It’s that time of year again, when we pull out the blankets and sweaters and stash the last of the warm-weather items until spring arrives. Many homes lack the space …


  • BBB: Smart holiday shoppers should do their homework first

    Who likes shopping? With the Black Friday melee just around the corner, everyone is starting to think about finding the best bargains on Christmas presents. People search high and low …