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One of the important things that books do is provide windows and mirrors, said Sheri Boggs, youth collection development librarian at the Spokane County Library District. That means readers are able to see into other experiences and cultures in some books, while in others they see reflections of their lives.
Thanksgiving Day is typically reserved for giving thanks for family, friends and the previous year. While the coronavirus pandemic has made it more difficult to find much to be thankful for from the last few months, moments to express gratitude can still be found. And November is National Gratitude Month.
Donald Trump fueled his 2016 campaign with fiery immigration rhetoric, visions of hordes flowing across the border to assault Americans and steal their jobs. Now, in the final weeks before midterm
President Donald Trump on Saturday turned his embattled Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh into a rallying cry for Republicans to vote in November, saying they can help reject the “ruthless and outrageous tactics” he says Democrats used against the judge.
Idaho Secretary of State Lawerence Denney announced Tuesday that the proposed initiative to authorize “historical horse racing” machines in Idaho has qualified for the November ballot.
The Alliance for Gun Responsibility plans to turn in about 360,000 signatures this week to get its proposed firearms-safety initiative on Washington’s November election ballot, a spokesman said Monday.
Just when House Republicans needed Donald Trump’s backing the most – on their big immigration overhaul – he dashed off a presidential tweet on Friday saying they should quit wasting their time on it.
Michelle Obama’s memoir, one of the most highly anticipated books in recent years, is coming out Nov. 13.
Employers posted fewer open jobs in November, the second straight month of decline after openings reached a record high in September.
U.S. builders spent 0.8 percent more on construction projects in November, the fourth consecutive monthly gain.
WASHINGTON – Slightly more people signed contracts in November to buy homes – with pending sales rising just 0.2 percent as the housing market copes with a dwindling supply of properties on the market. The National Association of Realtors said Wednesday that its index of pending home sales was 109.5 in November. The modest increase follows a 3.5 percent increase in October.
Americans stepped up their purchases of new homes at the fastest pace in more than 25 years in November, with sales skyrocketing 17.5 percent amid robust demand and a continued shortage of existing homes on the market.
Americans purchased homes at the fastest pace in nearly 11 years, as sales climbed 5.6 percent in November.
Construction of new homes increased 3.3 percent in November – with the gain largely coming from single-family houses being built at the strongest pace in more than a decade.
U.S. consumers went on a shopping binge last month as the holiday season began, leading to big gains among online retailers, electronics stores and furniture stores.
Spokane-area home sales continued at a strong pace in November, benefiting from mild temperatures and the lack of significant snowfall. Strong demand for homes and inventory shortages will continue in 2018, a Spokane Association of Realtors spokeswoman said.
U.S. employers added a robust 228,000 jobs in November, a sign of the job market’s enduring strength in its ninth year of economic recovery.
U.S. services companies expanded at a slower pace in November, an unsurprising downshift after having grown in October at the fastest rate in a dozen years.
Black Friday deals and strong consumer confidence could push auto sales higher in November despite waning demand for post-hurricane replacement vehicles.
American factories grew more slowly in November but still appear healthy.