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Stories tagged: family

There’s something for everyone at Spokane’s annual First Night celebration

Since 2001, Spokane hosted family friendly fun in downtown on New Year’s Eve. This year is no different.

Kathleen Parker: I have two words for this day

You can either take a pill and hire a shrink or accept on faith that there’s something more. As a disciple of preparedness, I do both.

Sheriff’s official: Rescue of family ‘a Christmas miracle’

A sheriff’s official said it was “a Christmas miracle” that searchers found and rescued members of a Pennsylvania family stranded in two separate locations in a northern Arizona forest after …

‘Carol Sing-Along’ aims to spread cheer in downtown Spokane

There’s a 100 percent chance of snow Saturday on Wall Street. The Downtown Spokane Partnership is hosting caroling on the freshly revamped street between River Park Square and the old …

Ask Mr. Dad: Special kids need special dads

Our 5-year-old daughter has several special needs. My wife and I love her unconditionally, but I have to admit that parenting her has affected our marriage. Part of the tension …

Chubby babies on the decline in aid program serving millions

Chubby babies and toddlers at risk for later obesity are on the decline in a government food program serving millions of kids, a glimmer of good news in the nation’s …

Celebrity focus: Katie Holmes probes mom-daughter bond in directorial debut

Katie Holmes is a single mom raising a daughter and that’s the subject of her feature film directorial debut, “All We Had.”

Winter Glow moves to fairgrounds

The annual holiday light show is moving to the Spokane County Fair and Expo Center after two years at Riverfront Park.

That’s Life: Looking for the light brings family together

Driving around town with Santa hats, ice cream and holiday music became a yearly tradition of hunting for holiday displays and the best Christmas lights. For only the price of …

Family travel five: Bobsledding, ice climbing and more winter fun activities that cater to kids

Five snowy adventures to consider when temperatures drop.

Mila Kunis, Ashton Kutcher welcome second child

Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher are parents for the second time.

Education Notebook: Indian Trail Elementary stages ‘Wizard of Oz’

Also this week: Libby hosts science fair, students names to honor choirs, bands

He sees you when you’re shopping: Santa’s at the mall

Santa is back, ready to check in with girls and boys about what toys they want, and take a picture, too.

Front Porch: Political divides may corrupt Thanksgiving meal

I wish I had it in me to believe that this Thanksgiving will turn out to be what we all hope for – a big joyous meal shared with family …

Christmas tree lighting at U-City kicks off annual Celebration of Lights

The Rotary Club of Spokane Valley is lighting its Christmas tree one last time in the U-City Parking lot on Dec. 1 at 5:30 p.m. when it kicks off its …

House Call: Variety of treatments can help teens deal with anxiety

The teenage years are exciting both for teens and their parents as teens are dealing with changing bodies, surging hormones, testing boundaries, and trying new experiences. Part of the job …

Auntie’s remembers ‘Llama Llama’ author on Saturday

Anna Dewdney, who died at age 50 in September, always wanted children to be read to. Saturday’s event at Auntie’s continues that work.

Education Notebook: Students get to test out surgical robot

School news from around the Spokane area.


I happily became a grandparent a few years ago and I became instantly aware of a number of changes to my life.

Campbell House boosts spook factor for Halloween

The Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture will capitalize on the house’s natural spookiness by hosting a family-friendly open house Monday for the second year.

Jack-o’-lantern artists

A fall trip to Greenbluff for pumpkins and apples is practically obligatory. But, it’s not the only place to go to find your perfect jack-o’-lantern.

That’s Life: The big ask can be a lot of pressure, and a lot of fun

The crowd parts like biblical waters, creating a human aisle in the cafeteria, now echoing with a crescendo of clapping. At the end, a boy waits with flowers, a sign …

Jurassic Quest promises dino-mite adventure

Dinosaurs will take over the Spokane Convention Center this weekend. Jurassic Quest will bring more than 50 replica dinosaurs to town to create a museumlike display of scenes from the …

Ask Mr. Dad: Postpartum depression affects men, too

New dad finds himself struggling with postpartum depression after birth of son.

Auditions Sunday for Symphony’s “Nutcracker”

Local children with visions of sugar plums can tryout for parts in annual Christmas show.

AP Scholars from Spokane Public Schools

Students from Spokane Public Schools have earned AP Scholar status for their academic success on their Advance Placement Program exams.

Front Porch: Sons writing their own stories now

When a new friend commented that it must be hard having my two oldest sons gone from the nest and completely independent, a book metaphor immediately sprung to mind. “Not …

The pigskin vs. the horsehide: Just throwing it out there

Playing catch isn’t always just about throwing a ball back and forth. Sometimes it has more to do with our connections to people we care about. And about the conversations …

Front Porch: Finding enlightenment on family road trip

Scenic mountain vistas, mighty locomotives, a dash of dogs and a sprinkling of enlightenment – our recent road trip had it all.

Pope outlines vision for promoting life, family issues

Pope Francis on Wednesday outlined his vision for how the Vatican will promote family and life issues, naming an American moderate to head the new Vatican office for families and …