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UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 29, 2018, 9 p.m.

2 million in Times Square for New Year’s? Experts say no way

Ryan Seacrest and Anderson Cooper will be there. Snoop Dogg, too. But 1 or 2 million people in New York’s Times Square for New Year’s Eve? As Snoop would say, …


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 22, 2018, 4:46 p.m.

Spokane’s New Year’s fireworks display moving to 9 p.m.; First Night hopes to make comeback

Celebrate New Year’s at 9 p.m. Dec. 31 at Riverfront Park. The earlier time is meant to coincide with park activities, not necessarily New Year’s in New York.


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 30, 2018, 9:39 p.m.

First Night will no longer host a downtown Spokane New Year’s Eve party

First Night Spokane will no longer host a New Year’s Eve party downtown amidst waning attendance and rising costs.


Ecuadorean village rings in new year with devil dance

Revelers in the Ecuadorean village of Pillaro are ringing in the new year with a unique Latin American tradition: Dancing through the streets wearing giant devil masks with protruding horns …


UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 31, 2017, 9:06 p.m.

Fireworks, prayers as revelers around the world welcome 2018

A look at how revelers around the world are ringing in 2018.


Goodbye 2017, and take your unicorns with you

You know all those things you wish would disappear but won’t? Us, too.


Man shot dead at New Year’s party in Redmond

Police are investigating after a man was shot and killed at a large New Year’s Eve party at an apartment complex in Redmond.


Giving and re-gifting to charities booms as end of tax year looms

Few events stimulate charitable giving like the end of the year. The holidays put some in a generous mood; others are motivated by the desire to gather up one more …


Inland Northwest residents share their New Year’s resolutions for region

The staff at The Spokesman-Review posed the following question to Inland Northwest residents from all walks of life: “What’s one thing you’d like to see happen in the region in …


100 years ago in Hillyard: Hillyard voters reject plan to join Spokane

From our archives, 100 years ago Hillyard voters soundly defeated a proposition for annexation to Spokane, by a vote of 573 to 252.


100 years ago in Spokane: Chinese residents debate which new year to celebrate

From our archives, 100 years ago The Spokane Daily Chronicle reported a rift in the city’s Chinese population, between those who wanted to celebrate the American New Year, and those …


Families ring in new year at Kids Night Out

When the doors of the Spokane Convention Center opened for Kids Night Out early Wednesday afternoon, the volunteers outnumbered the children. But it didn’t take long for a steady stream …


Jim Kershner’s this day in history

From our archives, 100 years ago The first New Year’s Eve celebration at the new Davenport Hotel was jovial and merry.


Families celebrate 2015 at First Night Spokane

When the doors of the Spokane Convention Center opened for Kids Night Out early Wednesday afternoon, the volunteers outnumbered the children. But it didn’t take long for a steady stream …


Plenty on the calendar for First Night Spokane

Tonight’s First Night celebration ringing in the new year in downtown Spokane will feature fire and ice. “We have approximately 150 different performers and different types of activities,” said Lona …


Children’s hospital celebrates New Year’s Eve with patients

Madeline Cumbie and her family have a special reason to celebrate the New Year. In June 2012, Madeline, 4, will finish cancer treatment. She was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia …


Snow to fall from 4 to 10 p.m., then rain

Winter weather advisories have been posted for parts of Eastern Washington and North Idaho this morning for the likelihood of snow starting about 4 p.m. and continuing into the evening.