Stories tagged: christmas
Sun., Sept. 22, 2019, 5 a.m.
For the past two decades, Paula Bulkley has been racking up hundreds of hours of volunteer service at Shriner’s Hospital on the South Hill. The only thing that cuts into …
Wed., April 10, 2019, 5 a.m.
A court decision that should have netted North Idaho couple Jeremy and Kristy Morris $75,000 after a jury found a Hayden homeowner’s association engaged in religious discrimination is looking a …
Wed., Jan. 2, 2019
Spokane area residents have about a week and a half to dispose of their fresh-cut Christmas trees before the city’s and the Boy Scouts’ Christmas tree pickup programs end.
Sun., Dec. 30, 2018
Perhaps Christmas movies that celebrate love or the triumph of faith over distress, are, in their own way, perpetuating the Christian message.
Sat., Dec. 29, 2018, 6 a.m.
Christmas, by far, is the most manic of the holidays. In a strange sort of bipolar roller coaster of stress and gluttony, of joy and relatives, wrapping then unwrapping, we …
Fri., Dec. 28, 2018, 4 p.m.
Being a mom during the holidays is a bit of a thankless job. For reference, here are a few of the things that I dealt with in the days leading …
UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 26, 2018, 5:05 p.m.
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.
Tue., Dec. 25, 2018, 6:31 p.m.
The message of Christmas had special resonance this season among Pakistani Christians, an old but often persecuted minority of about 3 million in a country of 208 million that is …
Tue., Dec. 25, 2018, 3:36 p.m.
California Gov. Jerry Brown on Christmas Eve granted her a pardon for her 1999 drug conviction, a mercy that made her feel as if the state recognized how far she’s …
UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 25, 2018, 3:49 p.m.
Queen Elizabeth II wove personal reflections into the latest edition of her annual Christmas message, saying she hoped her long life brought a measure of wisdom and noting her grandchildren’s …
UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 25, 2018, 7:30 p.m.
P.J. Farrell had a lot to look forward to on Christmas morning. Getting home, waking up his kids, seeing the excitement wash away the tired in their eyes, and watching …
Tue., Dec. 25, 2018, 5 a.m.
Slugs, emojis, narwhals – you name it – Spokane’s Old World Christmas makes the glass ornament you never knew you wanted
Old World Christmas is nearly 40 years old and remains in Spokane four years after the founders sold the company. It still creates hundreds of different glass ornaments, which are …
Tue., Dec. 25, 2018, 2 a.m.
The Christmas season has become a commercialized event, beginning with Thanksgiving Day, finding its culmination with the ushering in of a New Year. Tucked away between these two days, obscured …
Tue., Dec. 25, 2018
This year at Christmas, I can only manage to catch glimpses of a star, to hear fragments of a song, to see the outlines of a face. But it is …
Tue., Dec. 25, 2018
And I’m hoping that we, as a community, as a people, can hold in our hearts a sense of their humanity, of our shared humanity with them, and not retreat …
UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 24, 2018, 10:05 p.m.
Every holiday season, we like to surprise our readers with a Christmas card from The Spokesman-Review staff.
UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 24, 2018, 6:41 p.m.
Sometimes the best gifts, the things that stay with us long after Christmas, are memories.
Mon., Dec. 24, 2018, 2:55 p.m.
The National Christmas Tree that sits behind the White House will be reopened to the public on Monday after becoming an unfortunate totem of Washington’s political dysfunction when it went …
UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 24, 2018, 5:30 p.m.
Pilgrims from around the world flocked to Bethlehem on Monday for what was believed to be the biblical West Bank city’s largest Christmas celebrations in years.
Mon., Dec. 24, 2018
For everyone who keeps hold on what is important about this very special night.
Mon., Dec. 24, 2018
Christmas is upon us, and on this eve of all eves, there is just one question on everyone’s mind: What kind of rig does the man in red drive?
UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 23, 2018, 4:55 p.m.
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 …
Sun., Dec. 23, 2018
These trinkets are well-loved, even if – in some cases – only the memory of them remains.
Sun., Dec. 23, 2018
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 …
Sat., Dec. 22, 2018, 6 p.m.
We have found Christmas spirit and joy distilled to its purest forms, and you can find it, too. All it takes is a trip to Germany.
Fri., Dec. 21, 2018, 5 a.m.
Holiday travel numbers expected to hit a record high; snow possible in low-lying areas of Eastern Washington
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 …
UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 21, 2018, 6:49 a.m.
“Did you know that when Bing Crosby wrote ‘Silver Bells,’ he wrote it after hearing the Salvation Army’s bells while here in Spokane during Christmas?” Or not.
UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 20, 2018, 8:24 p.m.
The average holiday bonus in 2017 – among workers who actually get them – was about $1,800, according to one survey of accountants. But a floral foam maker based in …
UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 20, 2018, 3:37 p.m.
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 …
Thu., Dec. 20, 2018, 5 a.m.
Like so many of us, I find myself feeling sentimental and reflective at this time of year. More than the Christmas lights and carols, visits with friends and relatives and …