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Family Fun: Read stories to celebrate Native American Heritage Month

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.

Family Fun: Six ways to show gratitude all month long

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.

Trump urges supporters to vote in wake of Kavanaugh hearing

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.

Trump sabotages GOP immigration plans in Congress

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.

U.S. pending home sales rose a slight 0.2 percent in November

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.

U.S. new home sales skyrocket 17.5 percent in November

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.

U.S. housing starts rose 3.3 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.

Spokane-area’s strong home-buying streak continues in November

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.