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A rock slide forced the closure of westbound Interstate 90 at the Fourth of July Pass Thursday morning.
The mainstream media is a fair target for criticism, but you have to ask yourself this when you dismiss it as a legitimate source of information: Compared to what?
Camping on Independence Day weekend can mean enduring a thoughtless stranger’s ill-timed fireworks.
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The Royal Belgian Commission – or, “These Brave Men From the Little Land of Heroes” – was scheduled to arrive in Spokane for a visit. Spokane was doing its utmost to show support for Belgium, which had taken the brunt of some of the worst fighting in the European war.
This year’s Fourth of July in the Inland Northwest appeared to be quiet, and not particularly dangerous or smoke-and-fire-filled, though it did feature its fair share of spooked dogs and cats.
Many Spokane residents weren’t deterred by Riverfront Park construction and came downtown to watch the annual fireworks display.
A spunky parade that starts at 10 a.m. every July Fourth at Wall and Lincoln streets on Spokane’s South Hill is small enough to take timeouts for lemonade.
Americans are celebrating their country’s 241st birthday with big-time fireworks, small-town parades and the quirky spectacle of competitive hot dog eating.
As the nation’s 50th Fourth of July approached in 1826, Thomas Jefferson was at one of the lowest points of his life.
Spokane’s Fourth of July celebrations since 1874 have featured music, cannons, marijuana and more.
Americans are celebrating their country’s birthday Tuesday with big-time fireworks, small-town parades and the quirky spectacle of competitive hot dog eating, marking a day of shared traditions in a nation that has grappled with divides this past year.
Record-setting eaters are gearing up to gobble at the renowned Nathan’s Famous July Fourth hot dog eating contest in New York. Nine-time champion and record-holder Joey “Jaws” Chestnut downed 70 franks and buns in 10 minutes last year and is defending his title Tuesday against Matt “The Megatoad” Stonie. Meanwhile, three-time champ Miki Sudo is defending the women’s title against record-holder Sonya “The Black Widow” Thomas.
On the Fourth of July teenagers are most likely to be injured launching homemade fireworks, adults by shell-and-mortar explosives and children by errant rockets.
Americans have disagreed about government and civic life since the country’s founding, about who should vote, who should run for office and the risks of political factions. But as the U.S. nears its 241st birthday, many say democracy itself is in the dock.
Spokane fire crews will patrol the city this weekend through Independence Day, potentially issuing $536 fines to those caught shooting off illegal fireworks.
A new Idaho Attorney General’s opinion undercuts a legal argument that a couple of southwestern Idaho businesses have been using for years to justify selling illegal aerial fireworks to customers who agree to sign an affidavit saying they’re buying them to take out of state – that they won’t shoot them off in Idaho, which would be illegal.
Pie, muffins and cookies with a patriotic kick.
Auto club AAA said Thursday that it expects 44.2 million people will travel at least 50 miles (80 kilometers) from home, a 2.9 percent increase over last year’s record for the holiday.