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Dressed up, ready for fun: New Orleans celebrates Mardi Gras

The streets of New Orleans were filled Tuesday with excited kids hoping to catch beads from atop ladders, revelers in fancy costumes walking through the French Quarter and Mardi Gras …


New Mexico tribe celebrates return of pueblo cultural items

Tribal and federal officials celebrated the return Wednesday of dozens of cultural items to Acoma Pueblo’s nearly 1,000-year-old village in New Mexico after the tribe spent years pressing for the …


World Cup afterglow gives France a sorely needed boost

The members of France’s victorious World Cup team returned home from Russia to triumphant arcs of water heralding their airplane’s arrival and a red carpet welcome Monday, and that was …


Gala opens countdown to 50th anniversary of 1st moon landing

Former NASA astronaut Buzz Aldrin was noticeably absent from a gala kicking off a yearlong celebration of the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing, even though his nonprofit space …


UPDATED: Wed., July 4, 2018, 8:20 p.m.

On July 4, Americans celebrate their union, rue divisions

With backyard barbecues and fireworks thundering across night skies, Americans are celebrating Independence Day by participating in time-honored traditions that express pride in their country’s 242nd birthday.


‘All indulged’: Puget Sound’s wildest Fourth of July party was its first one — in 1841

The first Fourth of July celebrated in the Puget Sound region? It happened 177 years ago near what is now Joint Base Lewis-McChord and included some of the same festivities …


Pullman celebrates 130 years with art show

Hundreds of vendors, artists, musicians and admirers converged on Pullman’s downtown corridor Saturday to celebrate the city’s 9th Annual ArtWalk – themed after Pullman’s recent 130-year anniversary.


Syria’s tiny Assyrian community celebrates its survival

It is the Assyrian New Year, or Akitu. And the start of year 6768, by their calendar, coincided this time with Easter, a rare occasion that gave the small and …


Not just a drunken revelry: Mardi Gras for kids as well

The family was among more than 100 revelers marching through the streets of New Orleans on Jan. 20 in the Krewe of Confetti Kids parade – one of the many …


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 20, 2017, 10:39 p.m.

Trump celebrates after Congress wraps up massive tax package

Congressional Republicans delivered an epic overhaul of U.S. tax laws to President Donald Trump on Wednesday, bringing generous tax cuts for corporations and the wealthiest Americans while providing smaller cuts …


UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 19, 2017, 10:36 p.m.

With 10,000 refugees welcomed, World Relief Spokane marks important milestone

World Relief Spokane recently passed an important milestone, successfully relocating their 10,000th refugee. It’s a milestone they hope to pass again.


UPDATED: Mon., June 5, 2017, 11:23 p.m.

Spokane hoists pride flag above City Hall for first time

The rainbow colors of the gay pride flag, a rallying symbol for LGBT communities, will fly downtown above City Hall through Saturday, when the city will observe its 26th annual …


St. Paschal Parish celebrates centennial

St. Paschal Parish celebrates its centennial this weekend.


Spokane’s first Vietnamese Heritage Day Celebration to be held Saturday

Spokane’s first Vietnamese Heritage Day Celebration will take place Saturday, hosted by the Vietnamese American Senior Association of Spokane.


Buddhist Temple plans traditional Obon celebration

For the first time in a long time, the Spokane Buddhist Temple will host an Obon festival this weekend. “We haven’t had an Obon festival in 25 or 30 years,” …


Earth Day is today in CdA

Coeur d’Alene will host its 11th annual Earth Day celebration today from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the city library, 702 E. Front Ave. Admission is free and people …


The Fruits Of History Crowd At East Central Community Center Celebrates Pride In African Heritage

A light for all to see. Angelia Thornton, 6, watches as the Kinara is lighted during Saturday’s Kwanzaa celebration at East Central Community Center. Photo by Sandra Bancroft-Billings/The Spokesman-Review


Hillyard Renaissance Proud Parade, Artsy Face Lift Reverse Fortune Of Neighborhood Plagued By Disreputable Past

1. People power. Mondo Holman, 6, joins a dozen other apartment complex neighbors to walk, run and roll up Market Street in Hillyard for the annual parade. Photo by John …


Show Must Go On Despite Inclement Weather, Most Parade Participants Stick It Out

1. Don’t rain on my parade. Red Hot Mamas ringleader Molly Habenichg barrels down Sherman Avenue Saturday during the Fred Murphy Pioneer Days Parade. Photo by Craig Buck/The Spokesman-Review 2. …


Thousands Pray At Pyramid Of The Sun

An Aztec dancer blows a whistle during the festivities at the Pyramid of the Sun to mark the spring equinox. Photo by Associated Press


Parade Makes Spring Official St. Paddy’s Day Shenanigans Annual Rite For All Types Of Irish

Spokane’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade, the annual spring rite marking a once-solemn religious feast day, begins at noon Saturday. Only Irish need apply. Err…except for that half-English president of the …


Vietnamese Mark Start Of New Year Customs Link Past, Future For Spokane Community

Helping prepare Vietnamese noodles are Xuan Tran, Tam Duong and On Ha. Photo by Colin Mulvany/The Spokesman-Review


Unsinkable Marine On Parade He’s The Hottest Thing To Hit The Silver Valley Since Lana Turner

Lance Cpl. Zachary Mayo stops to talk with two boys before his parade through Osburn Tuesday. /The Spokesman-Review


Drumming Up Yule Spirit Annual Festival Of Lights Parade Kicks Off The Holiday Season

James Primmer, right, and the Lakeland Santa Songsters sound their way down Lakeside Avenue during Friday’s Sixth Annual Festival of Lights Christmas Parade in Coeur d’Alene. Photo by Craig Buck/The …


Oktoberfest Aims To Tap Civic Spirit

A Munich brewery plays host to 7,000 guests Saturday as Oktoberfest begins. Photo by Associated Press


Junior Lilac Parade Saturday

The Junior Lilac Parade will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday in downtown Spokane. Many downtown streets will be closed starting about 9 a.m. The parade should last nearly two hours.


Post Falls To Celebrate Namesake With Pageant ‘Stories Of Q’Emiln’ Will Offer History And The Falls Itself

To do something new, Post Falls is relying on the old. The River City will see the history of its falls in a pageant debuting this summer. “We wanted Post …


A Victory By Any Other Name May Not Be Right

The Clinton administration’s recasting of V-J Day is being denounced by some Inland Northwest veterans as yielding to the Japanese. Or, as Spokane resident Jack Donohoe, a Bataan Death March …


N. Koreans To Mark Kim Jong Il’s Birth

In the clearest sign yet that Kim Jong Il has become North Korea’s new leader, the communist country on Tuesday officially designated his birthday as the nation’s “greatest holiday.” North …


Making Tracks Wallace Trucks In Snow To Make Streets Slick Enough For Annual Snowmobile Gathering

A cooling trend. A woman works her way through the piles of snow on Cedar Street that Wallace trucked in for its winter festival. Photo by Christopher Anderson/The Spokesman-Review