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Saturday, October 24, 2020  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Raise your Halloween spirits with these glowing slime creatures

Give your home a spooky vibe this Halloween season by creating glow-in-the-dark slime creatures. While making slime is a fun activity on its own, transforming it into shapes such as pumpkins, ghosts and bats is a bright, ghoulish delight.

Pandemic pushes start of holiday shopping earlier than ever

Add last-minute holiday shopping to the list of time-honored traditions being upended by the coronavirus pandemic. Retailers are kicking off the holiday season earlier than ever this year in hopes of avoiding big in-store crowds and shipping bottlenecks in November and December.

Fourth of July fun in the time of coronavirus

Save for the first couple of months, nothing about 2020 has been normal. And though coronavirus is still disrupting the lives of people around the world, cities in the Inland Northwest are trying to bring a little familiarity to quarantine.

Nation’s largest retail trade group: holiday sales rose 4.1%

The National Retail Federation had expected growth in a range of 3.8% to 4.2% for the November and December period. The growth is nearly double the 2.1% growth seen during the holiday 2018 period, which was hurt by a government shutdown, stock market volatility and interest rate hikes.

Bill would make Juneteenth a state holiday

State workers would have June 19 as a legal holiday under a bill proposed to commemorate Juneteenth, the day slaves in Texas learned the Civil War was over and they were free

Big Calif. storm to whip up weekend travel trouble in central U.S.

The storm roared ashore in Southern California on Christmas, unloading torrential rain in Los Angeles and even triggering a tornado warning near Santa Barbara. This vigorous weather system will charge to the northeast over the next three days, generating headaches for post-holiday travelers from California to the Great Lakes.

Vanessa Williams performs holiday, pop music potpourri at the Fox

If attendees were expecting a classic and old-fashioned holiday concert by the Spokane Symphony and guest singer Vanessa Williams on Saturday night, they were instead treated to an early Christmas gift by the talented musicians led by animated and lively musical director James Lowe and the award-winning singer and actress.

Vanessa Williams headlines the Fox with Spokane Symphony’s Holiday Pops

The Spokane Symphony, under the direction of James Lowe, and the Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox have saved one of its best shows for last to wrap up the holiday season and year. Singer, actress and fashion designer Vanessa Williams headlines the Holiday Pops Concert with the Spokane Symphony at 8 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at the Fox.