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100 years ago in Spokane: City celebrates Belgium’s war effort

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.

A boisterous Fourth sends pets scrambling

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.

U.S. to mark Independence Day with pomp, dazzle, hot dog contest

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.

Chomping champs face off at July 4 hot dog eating contest

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.

As July Fourth approaches, Americans debate democracy’s fate

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.

Idaho AG’s analysis undercuts legal argument for aerial fireworks ‘affidavit’ scheme

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.