Stories tagged: marriage
Thu., May 18, 2017, 12:08 p.m.
1 in 6 newlyweds’ spouse is of different race or ethnicity
More and more Americans are marrying people of different races and ethnicities, reaching at least 1 in 6 newlyweds in 2015, the highest proportion in American history, a new study …
Thu., April 27, 2017, 6 a.m.
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.
Wed., April 12, 2017, 12:46 p.m.
North Carolina bill banning same-sex marriage again won’t be heard, House speaker says
day after North Carolina lawmakers introduced legislation that would outlaw same-sex marriage and defy a landmark U.S. Supreme Court ruling, a top Republican there said Wednesday that the bill is …
Tue., March 7, 2017, midnight
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. …
Fri., 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.
Tue., 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 …
Wed., Feb. 15, 2017, midnight
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 …
Sun., Jan. 1, 2017, midnight
Couple celebrates 35th anniversary with unusual gift: His-and-hers hearing aids
Couple gets His and Hers hearing aids for 35th anniversary.
Fri., 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 …
Tue., Dec. 13, 2016, midnight
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 …
Fri., Dec. 9, 2016, midnight
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.
Tue., 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.
Thu., 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.
Wed., Nov. 9, 2016, midnight
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 …
Sat., 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?
Thu., Sept. 29, 2016, midnight
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.
Mon., 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 …
Sat., Sept. 3, 2016, midnight
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.
Sun., 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.”
Thu., 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 …
Wed., July 20, 2016, midnight
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 …
Wed., 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.
Thu., 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.
Tue., 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 …
Fri., 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 …
Wed., 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.
Fri., 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.
Thu., 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 …
Sun., Feb. 21, 2016, midnight
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 …
Sat., Feb. 20, 2016, midnight
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.