Stories tagged: marriage
TUESDAY, MARCH 7, 2017
100 years ago in Spokane: Newlywed ‘Duke of Dunsmuir Downes’ appears to be a fraud
It all sounded like such a beautiful, romantic story. Several weeks earlier in Coeur d’Alene, Ethel Haller of Spokane married Captain W.W. MacKenzie, the Duke of Dunsmuir Downes in Scotland. …
FRIDAY, MARCH 3, 2017, 11:31 A.M.
Woman hopes to marry in dress made of Taco Bell wrappers
The wedding of one woman’s dreams will take place in a Taco Bell while she’s wearing a dress made of burrito wrappers.
TUESDAY, FEB. 21, 2017, 11:57 A.M.
Same-sex marriage laws helped reduce suicide attempts by gay, lesbian and bisexual teens, study says
Guess what? It did get better for gay, lesbian and bisexual high schoolers when the states they were growing up in changed their laws to allow same-sex marriage, a new …
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 15, 2017
100 years ago in Spokane: 4 found guilty of fraud in sensational white-collar trial
Four men were found guilty of “fraudulent use of the mails” in a sensational white-collar crime trial in Spokane. A jury found that the four men operated several companies, including …
SUNDAY, JAN. 1, 2017
Couple celebrates 35th anniversary with unusual gift: His-and-hers hearing aids
Couple gets His and Hers hearing aids for 35th anniversary.
FRIDAY, DEC. 16, 2016, 12:13 P.M.
Oregon woman digs boyfriend’s shoveled out marriage proposal
It wasn’t the marriage proposal Matt Behrens planned, but it worked just as well. He was going to pop the question Wednesday evening at a Portland restaurant, but the snowstorm …
TUESDAY, DEC. 13, 2016
100 years ago in Spokane: Police uncover illegal booze, drug operation in South Hill home
From our archive, 100 years ago Two women and three men were arrested after police found opium, cocaine, morphine and 125 quarts of whisky in a house on the lower …
FRIDAY, DEC. 9, 2016
100 years ago in Spokane: An interracial marriage makes front-page news
From our archive, 100 years ago A marriage between a Japanese man and a white woman was apparently unusual enough to make the front page of The Spokesman-Review.
TUESDAY, NOV. 22, 2016, 2:49 P.M.
Couples file appeal over North Carolina gay-marriage law
Three couples have asked an appeals court to revive their challenge to a North Carolina law allowing magistrates with religious objections to refuse to perform same-sex marriages.
THURSDAY, NOV. 17, 2016, 8:52 A.M.
Divorce in U.S. plunges to 35-year low
The U.S. divorce rate has fallen for the third consecutive year, to its lowest level in more than 35 years, according to data released Thursday.
WEDNESDAY, NOV. 9, 2016
Front Porch: New tile starts a cascade of home organization, improvement projects
Have you ever noticed that there’s an inevitable cascading effect from one simple action? Clean out one drawer in your house and you wind up cleaning out every drawer, not …
SATURDAY, OCT. 15, 2016, 5:20 P.M.
How equal are chores in your marriage – and does it matter?
It’s the age-old debate heard in homes across the nation: Who is responsible for the chores?
THURSDAY, SEPT. 29, 2016
People: Goldie Hawn’s key to romance with Kurt Russell? No marriage
Goldie Hawn says the key to her successful 33-year Hollywood romance with Kurt Russell is that they never got married.
MONDAY, SEPT. 26, 2016, 3:46 P.M.
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 …
SATURDAY, SEPT. 3, 2016
100 years ago in Spokane: Super-rich woman announces surprise marriage
From our archives, 100 years ago The surprise marriage of Sara E. Smith to Ralston Wilbur was front-page news in Spokane.
SUNDAY, AUG. 28, 2016, 5:07 P.M.
In City Council and in health: Centralia mayor to wed mayor pro-tem
There’s a wedding in Centralia, and the vows might cover “in City Council and in health.”
THURSDAY, JULY 28, 2016, 9:51 P.M.
Mary J. Blige files for divorce from husband of 13 years
Mary J. Blige is ending her marriage to her husband-manager after nearly 13 years. Court records show the “Family Affair” singer filed for divorce from Martin “Kendu” Isaacs on Tuesday …
WEDNESDAY, JULY 20, 2016
Love Story: After five decades, still ‘scrappily and happily’ together
Some people have the benefit of growing up in homes with parents who have loving, lasting relationships. They are raised within the strong, secure bonds of a healthy family, so …
WEDNESDAY, JULY 6, 2016, 2:53 P.M.
Seahawks QB Russell Wilson marries singer Ciara
Singer Ciara has one, two stepped down the aisle with NFL player Russell Wilson.
THURSDAY, MAY 26, 2016, 4:12 P.M.
Johnny Depp asks court to rule he should not pay spousal support
Johnny Depp has asked a court to determine that he should not pay spousal support to his estranged wife, Amber Heard, who filed for divorce after 15 months of marriage.
TUESDAY, MAY 24, 2016, 12:07 P.M.
More millennials living with parents than with a spouse
For the first time on record, living with parents is now the most common arrangement for people ages 18 to 34, an analysis of census data by the Pew Research …
FRIDAY, MAY 13, 2016, 9:08 A.M.
Trump and tabloids: The Donald denies he dished his own dirt
Back when Donald Trump’s love life was tabloid heaven, a Trump spokesman with intimate knowledge of the businessman’s personal relationships offered juicy stories about a failing marriage, a new live-in …
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 9, 2016, 11:42 A.M.
Same-sex marriages in Puerto Rico in doubt after ruling
An unexpected ruling from a federal judge in Puerto Rico is raising doubts about the future of same-sex couples seeking to get married on the island.
FRIDAY, MARCH 4, 2016, 11:46 A.M.
Alabama court won’t defy Supreme Court on gay marriage
The Alabama Supreme Court is refusing to defy the U.S. Supreme Court ruling that effectively legalized same-sex marriage nationwide.
THURSDAY, FEB. 25, 2016, 9:51 A.M.
Italy Senate OKs civil unions, but LGBT groups are unhappy
Italy’s Senate voted Thursday to grant legal recognition to civil unions, as the last holdout in Western Europe took a compromise step to give some rights to gay couples after …
SUNDAY, FEB. 21, 2016
Carolyn Hax: Husband can’t forget wife’s coffee date with other man
Hi, Carolyn: I am a married man and father of one beautiful 3-year-old boy. For Christmas my wife and I got a new computer to share, set up with her …
SATURDAY, FEB. 20, 2016
100 years ago in Seattle: Judge sets aside conviction against former Spokane woman found guilty of being ‘lazy husband’
From our archives, 100 years ago Robert Gaffney, a woman who passed as a man for decades, was released from a Seattle jail.
FRIDAY, FEB. 19, 2016
100 years ago in Seattle: After 4 years of marriage, wife discovers husband she married in Spokane was a woman
From our archives, 100 years ago Robert Gaffney was convicted in Seattle for failing to provide for his family, under what was known as the “lazy husband” law.
THURSDAY, FEB. 18, 2016, 11:33 A.M.
Idaho prisons to revisit policy on same-sex marriage
The Idaho Department of Corrections is revisiting its policy on same-sex marriage after an inmate threatened to take the agency to court.
MONDAY, FEB. 8, 2016, 9:34 A.M.
Rep. Raul Labrador at forefront of gay marriage clash
When the U.S. Supreme Court last summer gave same-sex couples the right to marry, Republican Rep. Raul Labrador of Idaho said Congress should move quickly to protect the religious liberty …