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Patio provisions: Where to eat with heat outdoors in Spokane

With new restrictions handed down from the state, local restaurants and bars have found themselves scrambling for tents, heaters and most notably space to provide their customers comfortable and safe outdoor dining. As the mandates change, sometimes weekly, there is one thing that stays steadfast.

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Dear Annie 12/3

Dear Annie: My good friend, who happens to be in her 40s, moved back in with her parents over five years ago because of her health and for financial reasons. Her parents have allowed her to live with them and don’t require her to pay rent.
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Why health officials are terrified of a pandemic Christmas

UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 2, 2020

Americans heard the pleas to stay home. They were told what would happen if they didn’t. Still, millions traveled and gathered during last week’s Thanksgiving holiday, either doubting the warnings or deciding they would take their chances.

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‘Jersey Boys’ rescheduled to February 2022; Travolta show canceled

UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 2, 2020

"Jersey Boys," which was originally scheduled as part of the 2019-20 STCU Best of Broadway season, has been postponed until Feb. 11-13, 2022. Those with tickets for the original dates should keep their tickets. Previously purchased tickets will be honored for the new dates. Ticketholders will receive an email with more information.
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People’s Pharmacy: Do touchless thermometers work?

UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 2, 2020

Whenever I go to the doctor’s office, a nurse weighs me, takes my temperature and measures my blood pressure. These days, I really do not like them sticking a thermometer under my tongue even in its little plastic sleeve. How reliable are the touchless devices I have seen on TV news reports? Are they available to consumers
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Miss Manners 12/2

Dear Miss Manners: I am a lowly communications professional at a technology firm. When we have video calls with upper-level people, our leader spits tobacco juice into a bottle. On camera. He spits elegantly, but I still want him to stop because it’s gross. When we’re in the office, he turns away when he spits. Quite unobtrusive.
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Patio provisions: Where to eat with heat outdoors in Spokane

With new restrictions handed down from the state, local restaurants and bars have found themselves scrambling for tents, heaters and most notably space to provide their customers comfortable and safe outdoor dining. As the mandates change, sometimes weekly, there is one thing that stays steadfast.
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An expert’s guide to Chick-fil-A

A new fast-food joint opened Tuesday in Spokane: Southern-born, Southern-styled and Southern-run chicken sandwich restaurant Chick-fil-A opened its doors. What’s all the fuss about? Luckily, the writer and designer of your favorite Further Review pages – um, that’s me – is from the South.
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The way the cookies crumble: America’s bestselling cookie brands

Cookies are thought to have been invented in Persia – what is now called Iran was one of the first countries to refine sugar – in the 7th century. Cooks began making small cakes, pastries and wafers. These spread to Europe with the Muslim invasion of Spain and then the Crusades.
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Tell us about your favorite holiday light displays

UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 1, 2020

Do you or a neighbor go all out with holiday displays? Does your street do up the holidays right? Do you just love that place with the thousands of lights synced to Christmas music? We want to hear about it. Visit our holiday light map online and enter the coordinates in our mapping program.
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Dear Annie 12/1

Dear Annie: My husband tells me that I’m cheating on him by talking to my friends and family. He talks to people on the phone who I don’t even know, but I don’t ever worry about it or get on his case about it. What can I do? – Needing Help in Virginia
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This crisp, classic potato latke recipe delivers a satisfying, celebratory crunch

I love latkes so much, I named my dog after them. That’s not the punchline to a joke. When we got our Labrador retriever puppy in November 2019, we took one look at her pale yellow coat and named her Latke. And last Hanukkah, we tried photographing Latke with latkes, but being true to her Labrador self, she ate them before we could snap a single frame.
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Millennials are into wine, but the industry hasn’t figured that out yet

Wine consumption is up among millennials, but you couldn’t tell from the way it’s being advertised. Marketed around tasting notes and points, instead of any sense of fun, wine is still perceived as intimidating. Grape varieties, regions and industry terms can be difficult to grasp. To make it more approachable, we should meet the new wine drinkers.
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This aromatic butternut squash and pear soup is a nourishing salve for chilly days

Warm, soothing and aromatic and centered on nourishing produce, this soup has a truly healing vibe to it. But, more than that, what draws me to it is how alluringly tasty it is. Flavor-wise, sweet earthiness of butternut squash and sautéed onion lead the way. Those vegetables are simmered in a savory broth along with chunks of fresh pear.
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Great Northwest Wine: Success stories with pinot noir continue to emerge

In the world of wine, pinot noir might be the most cherished, celebrated and debated. There is a charm, almost a siren’s call, that beckons wine lovers to return repeatedly. Yet it presents myriad challenges for viticulturists and winemakers who will use polite terms such as “finicky” in public when they would rather use the coarse colorful language.
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Ask the Doctors 12/1

Dear Doctors: Our family spends a lot of time these days on our screens. I’ve always had trouble sleeping (mom brain), but now my husband and our two teen boys are struggling. Do you think all the screen time could be why? Dear Reader: We're all dealing with so much right now.