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Without the return of Tiger, a new PGA Tour season begins

Another PGA Tour season begins Thursday at Silverado in what was billed as the return of Tiger Woods, right up until the point that Woods decided his game was “vulnerable” and not where it needed to be for him to compete. The announcement at the start of the week spoiled the plans of the Safeway Open to make the golf course – and not the vineyards – the place to be.

Shoplifter in wrong place at the wrong time

Not only did a man suspected of stealing liquor from a north side Safeway Tuesday run right toward Sheriff’s deputies investigating a bank robbery next door, he even looked a little bit like the suspected bank robber.

Then and Now: Pay’n Takit stores

It’s hard to overstate the impact the Skaggs family had on retail business in 20th century America. Around 1915, Rev. Samuel and Nancy Skaggs opened Skaggs Cash Store dry goods store in American Falls, Idaho. The Skaggs had come west from Missouri with nine children and needed to supplement the meager income of a Baptist minister living on the windswept eastern plains of the Idaho territory.

Frozen food recall covers hundreds of items from many stores

Amid a massive frozen foods recall involving millions of packages of fruits and vegetables that were shipped to all 50 U.S. states, Canada and Mexico, authorities who want to stem the listeria-linked illnesses and deaths worry it’ll be difficult to get consumers to dig through their freezers and check for products they may have bought as far back as 2014.

Liberty Lake Safeway store part of huge Haggen acquisition

Bellingham-based Haggen Inc. will enter the grocery market in Eastern Washington by buying the Safeway store in Liberty Lake, the company announced Friday. Haggen will buy 146 Safeway and Albertsons stores in Washington, Oregon, California, Nevada and Arizona. The company will balloon from a small chain with 18 stores and 16 pharmacies to one with 164 stores and 106 pharmacies, according to a news release.

Use leftover turkey in tasty pot pie

There’s more to Thanksgiving leftovers than turkey and cranberry sauce sandwiches. Jeff Anderson, executive chef at Safeway, offers a couple of ideas for what to do with both ingredients – as well as leftover bread and roasted potatoes, plus a few pantry items.

Plank ramps up flavor

There’s no salmon like cedar-planked salmon. Incredibly moist, tender and perfumed with woodsy and smoky flavors, it might be my favorite way to enjoy this staple of the Pacific Northwest.

Albertsons owner to buy Safeway grocery chain

PLEASANTON, Calif. (AP) — Safeway says it has agreed to be acquired by an investment group led by Cerebus Capital Management, the owner of Albertsons and several other supermarket chains.

Two arrested in connection with pharmacy robberies

Police have arrested two people they believe are connected to five of the eight pharmacy robberies reported in Spokane County since Jan. 1, including the most recent robbery at the Albertsons on Indian Trail Road on Wednesday. Phillip J. Powlus, 35, was ordered held on $20,000 cash bond on charges of second-degree robbery and delivery of a controlled substance. Jacy L. Thomson, 33, is being held on $10,000 cash bond on a charge of possession of a controlled substance. Two additional charges of robbery were filed against Thomson on Thursday.

Mashed or gratin, sweet or plain, tater must-haves

Mashed potatoes are creamy and comforting. So are whipped sweet potatoes topped with a velvety crust of toasted marshmallows. This time of year, the root vegetables are readily available. In fact, you might even have some in your pantry right now. They can easily be turned into simple yet satisfying sides, if you’re still in need of another dish to round out your holiday dinner.

Safeway selling stores in Canada to Sobeys

NEW YORK – Safeway Inc. is selling its supermarket operations in Canada to food retailer Sobeys for $5.7 billion. Sobeys, a unit of Empire Co. Ltd, is already the No. 2 grocery operator in the country. It said the deal includes 213 grocery stores under the Safeway banner in western Canada, 62 fuel stations, 10 liquor stores, 12 manufacturing facilities and four distribution centers.