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The valentines just kept coming

One of Spencer Worden’s favorite things to do is decorate for holidays. For Christmas – his favorite – he hangs colored streamers from the wall and places holiday-themed items bought …


Parents protest school district Valentine’s Day party ban

An Oregon school board had to call off its meeting after more than 100 angry parents stormed the district office and yelled at board members.


Keith and Judy Veselits

A trip to the river leads to a lifetime of adventure.


Shannon and Dennis Moen

The hot rodder and the car hop


Jeff and Jennifer Barlow

Jane Jetson finds her George


Ryan and Danielle Vanhook

Ryan jumpstarted his life when he helped Danielle.


Matt and Cara Hoag

Gonzaga University brought Cara and Matt Hoag together – even though they never met while they attended classes.


Some fries, valentine? Fast food chains aim for sweethearts

Is that love in the air or french fries? White Castle, KFC and other fast-food restaurants are trying to lure sweethearts for Valentine’s Day.


Spreading the love: Annual Valentine’s Day coloring contest yields some real gems

Kids colored, painted and decorated hearts for Valentine’s Day. Judges swooned, and had a tough time picking winners.


Mama Bear Moxie: Be still my cynical heart

Love should be actively celebrated and shown throughout the entire year and not just on a random day in the middle of February.


7 things to do outside on Valentine’s Day (or shortly thereafter)

Forgot to make dinner reservations? Never fear. There are plenty of outdoor date options in the Spokane area. Even in February.


Valentine condom campaign wants lovers to think of animals

An environmental group wants couples to think of wild animals before acting like them this Valentine’s Day.


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 16, 2017, 4:13 p.m.

Yik Yak user gives EWU student, police a scare with threat of Valentine’s Day massacre

A former Eastern Washington University student gave a current student and the EWU police quite a scare when he threatened a Valentine’s Day massacre via an anonymous social media application.


Man cites love as reason for fleeing from deputies on Valentine’s Day

True love doesn’t usually result in felony charges, but it did for one man who led deputies on a high speed chase from the West Plains to Spokane Tuesday.


Wayne and Faith Washington: The big man on campus married the beauty queen (who also was an Air Force medic)

She first saw him on the basketball court at Eastern Washington University in 1975. Faith Farrington of Indianapolis was a medic newly stationed at Fairchild. “There wasn’t a lot of …


The best places in Spokane to kiss your valentine

It’s Valentine’s Day and you are short on cash. No need to despair, grab your sweetie and try these 15 best places to kiss in Spokane.


Lerria and Tony Schuh: A traumatic brain injury was not as strong as their love

Sometimes a new hairstyle can make a big difference. It did for Tony Schuh. He met his future wife, Lerria, at Carroll College in Helena, Montana.


Erika and Mark Simonds: Faced with a ‘slow-mover’, she popped the question

Like many young professionals in Spokane, Erika and Mark Simonds knew each other and moved in the same social circles long before their first date. When Mark heard of a …


100 years ago: S-R editorial page defends college women accused of ‘high crimes against romance’

The Spokesman-Review’s editorial page offered a Valentine’s Day defense of the much-maligned “college woman.” The editorial said that “innumerable sins and high crimes against romance have been laid at the …


The 7: The region’s best romantic films can put you in the mood for love

Date night plans? Settle in for a Northwest-filmed romance.


Oklahoma town cancels dance because of old city ordinance

A small Oklahoma town is echoing the story line of `80s movie “Footloose” by canceling a Valentine’s Day dance because of an arcane city ordinance enforcing a strict moral code.


One base, three ways to say ‘I love you’

You can’t go wrong with homemade cookies for Valentine’s Day.


Reservations required: Restaurants filling up for Valentine’s Day

With the romantic holiday falling on a Tuesday, Inland Northwest restaurants are expecting to by busier on the weekends before and after, too.


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 10, 2017, 4:55 p.m.

BBB Tip of the Week:

Love is in the air with Valentine’s Day coming up. Especially after the holidays when people can feel lonely, this is a prime time for scammers to play on the …


Quilling: Paper craft lends elegance to Valentine’s cards

Want to add a little panache to your Valentine’s Day cards? Learn how to roll a few quilling shapes – hearts, teardrops and petals, for starters – to convey your …


Valentine’s on a Sunday creates a busy week for florists

Florists say Valentine’s Day on a Sunday doesn’t give them a day of rest.


Those Valentine’s Day flowers might just be from Kenya

Kenya’s cool climate and high altitude make it perfect for growing large, long-lasting roses. Such conditions have helped make Kenya become the world’s fourth-biggest supplier after the Netherlands, Ecuador and …


How to avoid Valentine’s Day cooking disasters

Don’t aim too high. ‘The name of the game is simple’


Dinner and romance made for each other

Whether is dinner by candlelight at Dick’s, a progressive proposal or a Hawaiian beach in the moonlight, romantic meals serve up a host of memories.


Faith and Values: Set record straight about true love

When it comes to love, our culture really needs to hit the reset button. Consider the recent clamor over “Fifty Shades of Grey.”