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Spokane messenger sends billboard-sized love letter to Pittsburgh in wake of shooting

John Pogachar doesn’t want a brand name, a hashtag or even a credit. He just wants love – in big, bold white letters on an eye-grabbing red backdrop.

‘Love, Simon’ breaks ground with a radical ordinariness

It’s not that Hollywood studios haven’t centered high-profile stories around gay protagonists, or even coming-of-age stories with a gay lead– just last year “Moonlight” won best picture at the Oscars …

Review: ‘Love, Simon’ is so much more than a coming out story

The larger message of “Love, Simon,” aside from tolerance, acceptance and love, is that being yourself and living your truth out loud is good for you, and it’s good for …

‘LOVE’ returns: Philadelphia park gets its sculpture back

“LOVE” returned to Philadelphia on Tuesday, just in time for Valentine’s Day.

Philip Tyler: Spokane should rise above political divisiveness

I have witnessed friends de-friend, associates disassociate and budding relationships become unrelated, all because of party politics and the perceived hate for the other side.

FDA: ‘Love’ is not a real ingredient in bakery’s granola

A Massachusetts bakery’s granola may be made with love, but federal officials say it shouldn’t be listed as an ingredient on the package.

Couple married 69 years die minutes apart, holding hands

The children of a suburban Chicago couple married for 69 years say their parents died just 40 minutes apart while holding hands at a hospital.

UPDATED: Wed., March 22, 2017, 2:05 p.m.

The space between like and love, as seen on Netflix’s ‘Love’

“Love” is highly aware of the fragility of early relationships, when two people are not committed to each other but pondering it. Even in the best moments, on the best …

Kathleen Parker: I have two words for this day

You can either take a pill and hire a shrink or accept on faith that there’s something more. As a disciple of preparedness, I do both.

Couple’s messages in a bottle tie strangers together

Somewhere on the currents of Puget Sound is a clear glass wine bottle containing a conversation. It’s been floating with its cargo of letters for the past four years. When …

Hundreds of Romanian couples celebrated for lasting marriages

A district of the Romanian capital on Monday celebrated hundreds of couples who have been married for at least half a century by handing out cash awards and inviting them …

Getting back in the swing

The talk is familiar. The girls chat about their clothes. They giggle. They roll their eyes about bum boyfriends, men who are scared to get too close. Then the band …

Documentary tracks seniors in search of love

It seems perfectly logical that baby boomers – forever on a conquest to remain young, relevant and fun – will date and look for love. Yet what about the older …

Picken travels world with kids after death of spouse

After spending a year and a half traveling the world, Dawn Picken is back in her Spokane house, and her two kids are back in their old school. Together, the …

Paul Graves: Planting seeds of love part of the peace journey

(This is the second in a series of letters to Paul Graves’ grandchildren about St. Francis’ Prayer of Peace.) Dear Katie, Claire and Andy,

Marriage forbidden, couple started over

Sometimes falling in love has painful consequences. For Jim and Andy CastroLang it meant giving up another lifelong love. The couple met in August 1981 at Blessed John XXIII University …

Dishwashing started love cycle

Love can make a person do unexpected things. For Rusty Clemons, it motivated him to wash dishes at his brother’s Colville restaurant. A pretty waitress named Marie had caught his …

Real Romance Forget The Flowers, It’s The Little Stuff That Counts

With Valentine’s Day looming, this might be a good time to remember that there’s more to romance than hearts and flowers. Twelve years ago, Spokane’s John Barron proved that. He …

Set In Their Ways Singles Likely To Lose Flexibility As They Age

There are a number of advantages that never-married singles over 30 enjoy. High on my list is the freedom to do whatever I want, whenever I want to do it. …

Churches Trip On Rocky Marriages

What is the most important single step to cut the divorce rate? Pastors are likely to say it’s regular church attendance. But statistics don’t support that belief. Gallup Polls report …

Humans Flirt Like Animals, Experts Say

With the same methods they long have used in studies of animals, scientists are turning their attention to the nuances of human courtship rituals - otherwise known as flirting.

Workplace Is Fertile Ground For Romance Companies Coming To Accept That Employees May Pair Off

Chris and Roger Gamelin met in a hallway at Steelcase Inc. Both employees, he was installing furniture, she was on her way to the cafeteria. One thing led to another …