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Since 1986, visitors have marked the unofficial end of summer in the South Hill’s Comstock Park with a free performance by the Spokane Symphony. Beautiful weather brought a crowd at least 5,000 strong to the performance, which included patriotic tunes and pop classics.
One crash involved a 23-foot pontoon boat being towed by a truck near Spokane Community College, police reported.
Airlines expect record crowds over the week-long Labor Day period, continuing a rise in travel that has boosted the airlines’ profits all year.
The fight to save the seas from plastic waste may mean the end for mini bottles of shampoo and other toiletries that hotel guests love to stuff into their luggage.
Spokane Valley holiday closures In observance of the Independence Day holiday, city of Spokane Valley offices and services will be closed today. City offices will be open for regular hours Friday.
J.C. Penney is closing more stores following weak holiday sales season for the retailer.
As Americans commemorate Martin Luther King Jr., Democratic presidential hopefuls are fanning out across the country to honor the civil rights leader and make themselves heard on the national stage.
Northwestern converted three Utah turnovers into 21 points in a dizzying nine-minute stretch in the pouring rain in the third quarter of the Holiday Bowl, including Jared McGee’s 82-yard fumble return for a touchdown, to stun the No. 20 Utes 31-20.
Roundup of Friday’s preps girls basketball action from across Eastern Washington and North Idaho.
A street corner weed that had been decked out with Christmas lights and brought out holiday goodwill in Ohio has apparently met an early demise.
North Alabama is in the first year of a four-year transition to Division I. The Lions were a Division II power before joining the Atlantic Sun Conference in all sports but football, which is in the FCS Big South.
A man is accused of spoiling a Lewiston family’s holiday plans after allegedly burglarizing their home Christmas day and attacking them with a wooden lamp when confronted.
On Wednesday, MasterCard SpendingPulse – which tracks retail spending trends – said holiday sales had seen the strongest growth in the past six years, surging 5.1 percent to more than $850 billion.
Some Gonzaga basketball players probably set sprinting records dashing through the airport early Saturday morning to catch flights home. But several Zags, including four international players, won’t get called for traveling over the Christmas holiday.
The technology and requests may be different than they were at the old Crescent or Bon Marche department stores, but children still line up every year to bend the ear of Kris Kringle ahead of the holiday.
British police say two people were arrested early Saturday morning for suspected “criminal use of drones” in the Gatwick Airport case that has created nightmarish holiday travel delays for tens of thousands of passengers.
The trade group AAA estimates a 4.4 percent increase in holiday travel nationwide this year compared to 2017, and weather conditions are expected to be wet and potentially snowy in Eastern Washington.
We all know the image: A smiling Bing Crosby, wearing a Santa hat and a bow tie of holly leaves, looking out at us from a snow-white background. It’s the cover image from “Merry Christmas,” the 1955 re-release of an earlier Crosby compilation. The title was changed again, in 1986, to “White Christmas,” in honor of the record’s most famous song. Bing and Christmas go hand in hand; as Richard Corliss pointed out in a 2014 article in Time, “Bing pretty much invented the Christmas music industry. He’d been hosting Christmas specials on radio since 1936.”
In thinking about our Bing Crosby Holiday Playlist, it occurred to us that Spokane-area musicians might have opinions on the subject. Turns out they do.
James Patterson has renewed a most welcome holiday publishing tradition – bonuses for independent bookstore employees.