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WEDNESDAY, NOV. 23, 2016, 7 A.M.

Education Notebook: STCU awards grants to teachers

Twelve Spokane Public Schools teachers have received $250 classroom grants from STCU. Grant recipients are Cory Ulrich (Glover Middle School), Laurie Graham and Gregory Joireman (Shadle Park High School), Adelle McKee (Bemiss Elementary), Laura Squires (Indian Trail Elementary), Chelsea Pepper ...

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This 2012 photo shows cranberries in a field in South Haven, Mich. Cranberries have been part of Thanksgiving since the very first Thanksgiving at Plymouth. (Mark Bugnaski / AP)

WEDNESDAY, NOV. 23, 2016, 6 A.M.

Gardening: Cranberries in the spotlight on Thanksgiving table

Our Thanksgiving dinners are often all about tradition. Family traditions centered around whose recipe for the green bean casserole will be featured. Is it corn bread or bread stuffing? Do the mashed potatoes have sour cream in them or not. And last but not least, which recipe for cranberry relish are we having? Yes cranberries; that tart fruit that finds its way into several beloved Thanksgiving dishes and as a garnish for the day-after turkey sandwiches. Given its history, I think it deserves a more prominent place at our celebration.

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WEDNESDAY, NOV. 23, 2016, 4 A.M.

Front Porch: Political divides may corrupt Thanksgiving meal

I wish I had it in me to believe that this Thanksgiving will turn out to be what we all hope for – a big joyous meal shared with family and friends, nourished by laughter, warmth and good tidings. But unless you and your companions are ideologically in sync, that Norman Rockwell Thanksgiving isn’t happening this day.

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WEDNESDAY, NOV. 23, 2016, 3:40 A.M.

Free horse and carriage rides to begin

Free horse and carriage rides start Friday in downtown Spokane. Rides are available on a first-come, first-served basis from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. Fridays (break from 6 to 7 p.m.) and noon to 5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays (break from 2 to 3 p.m.) through Dec. 23, as well as noon to 3 p.m. Christmas Eve. Pick up is at 573 W. Spokane Falls Blvd., across from the Looff Carrousel.

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WEDNESDAY, NOV. 23, 2016, 3 A.M.

Weathercatch: Thankful for our weather – here’s why

Bad weather is hitting parts of the country as millions of people are driving or flying during the Thanksgiving holiday. Here in the Inland Northwest, we’re sitting pretty. Sure, we’ve got clouds and intermittent rainfall, but no freezing rain, heavy snow or glare ice on highways.

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WEDNESDAY, NOV. 23, 2016

Finch Arboretum restrooms getting upgrades

Th restrooms at the Woodland Center at Finch Arboretum are getting an update. The Spokane Park Board earlier this month approved a $55,000 contract with Western States Construction, Inc., of Spokane County, to build upgrades to the restrooms. The work ...

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WEDNESDAY, NOV. 23, 2016

Mead High School AP Scholars

Students from Mead High School have earned AP Scholar Awards for their academic success on their Advance Placement exams. AP Scholars with DistinctionAwarded to students who receive an average grade of at least 3.5 on all AP exams taken and ...

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WEDNESDAY, NOV. 23, 2016

Mt. Spokane High School AP Scholars

Students from Mt. Spokane High School have earned AP Scholar Awards for their academic success on their Advance Placement exams. National AP ScholarsAwarded to students who receive an average grade of at least 4.0 on all AP exams taken and ...

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WEDNESDAY, NOV. 23, 2016

Santa Express open in new location

Santa Express is open for holiday shoppers ages 4 to 12 at a new location this year. This year’s shop is on the main level of the Crescent building, 707 W. Main Ave. Santa Express is a fundraiser for Vanessa ...

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Cindy Hval

Cindy Hval

Stefanie Pettit

Stefanie Pettit

Landmarks: Pleasant Prairie barn a monument to farm life

The tall red barn out on Pleasant Prairie can easily be seen from a distance, not just because of its sharp contrast to the snow on the ground but also because it stands atop a rise and serves as a visible landmark for those driving …

Pat Munts

Pat Munts

Steve Christilaw

Steve Christilaw


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Parting Shot — 2.20.17

People participate in a protest Monday in Portland, Ore. Thousands of demonstrators turned out Monday across the U.S. to challenge President Donald Trump in a Presidents Day protest dubbed Not ...