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Monday, November 18, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Corbin Art Center offers programming for no-school days

For kids ready to take control of the stove, or ready to take off on a trip to a galaxy far, far away, Corbin Art Center can help.


That’s Life: Theatrical scares, on and off the big screen

After watching an intriguing and action-packed trailer, Curtis had been anticipating watching “The Revenant,” a drama/thriller based on a true story. He talked about going to that movie almost as …


Downsizing piece by piece to find Christmas peace

Our Euro Christmas had the promise of disappointment Etch-a-Sketched all over it. And not just for the children, but for me, the quintessential American matriarch whose mother was born just …


Ask Mr. Dad: Is there such a thing as a good fight?

Taking things down a notch the best option when there are kids in the house.


Family travel five: Give the gift of going

It’s hard to go wrong with the gift of travel. Here are five ideas to consider that will enrich and expand the experiences of your family. 1. Animal lovers. Consider …


Kroc hosts open house

Take in some fun Saturday at the Kroc Center in Coeur d’Alene


Ask Mr. Dad: It’s time to make time for family time

People all the time talk about how important it is to spend “quality time” with the family. With different ages and different schedules, how possible is that?


This day in history: Breakfast a trying meal for the family

Breakfast, an S-R columnist wrote, is the most “trying” meal of the day.


This day in history: Breakfast a trying meal for the family

Breakfast, an S-R columnist wrote, is the most “trying” meal of the day.


Letting kids grow means respecting their privacy, wishes

My favorite back-to-school picture was when my kids were starting eighth, sixth and third grades. Decked in new clothes, they stood on the front step and gave the obligatory smile …


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Woman saved great-grandson from fatal crash, family says

A split-second after she noticed an SUV careening toward her and her great-grandson, Marla Langley made the ultimate sacrifice, her children said.


Barking puppy alerts family to fire at Spokane Valley apartments

After a fire ravaged their apartment Monday morning in Spokane Valley, a family of three thanked their puppy, Bonita, for alerting them to the danger.


Fishing guide devotes Columbia salmon opener to family as he tunes up for clients

Opening day is a slam-dunk money-maker for any fishing guide. But one Washington outfitter devoted the first day of the upper Columbia River salmon season to his family instead of …


Silverwood ready for season

Silverwood Theme Park opens for the season Saturday. To celebrate the 100th anniversary of the park’s Porter Steam Locomotive, Old Engine No. 7, tickets will be $19.15 this weekend.


Silverwood ready for season

Silverwood Theme Park opens for the season Saturday. To celebrate the 100th anniversary of the park’s Porter Steam Locomotive, Old Engine No. 7, tickets will be $19.15 this weekend.


Huckleberries basis of family bonds

Pat (Randall) Cassel, a retired Spokane teacher, has relocated to the guava groves of Hawaii, but she wrote to remind us that there’s something rich about huckleberries and the family …


Turkey hunt helps create ‘very special day’ for father, son

Pull the plug on the Xbox. Call in sick to the soccer coach. One of the best one-on-one, quality-time, family bond-building opportunities of the year is coming up for hunters.


Enjoy Priest Lake sled dog races this weekend

The Priest Lake Sled Dog Races are this weekend, and for some that’s a family affair. Richard Hancock will be racing – and so will his 70-year-old father.


Obesity in kids can affect health later in life

Dear Mr. Dad: There’s a lot of talk about childhood obesity. How do you think that’s going to affect the next generation of athletes? Will we be able to compete …


Debt, work lead many to opt out of parenthood

Dear Mr. Dad: By the time my parents were my age (I’m 27), they had three children. But I’m not married, don’t have any children, and don’t have any plans …


Take studies, statistics with a grain of salt

Dear Mr. Dad: Like you, I enjoy reading about new research findings in health and parenting. But I get really frustrated when what’s in the headlines isn’t always what’s in …


Cultural ideals can cause body image issues for boys

Dear Mr. Dad: A few months ago, you wrote a column about how boys can have eating disorders, including anorexia. Since anorexia is usually about body image, I started wondering …


Parents, civic leaders can’t deny value of locals who move away but later return

It’s summer in the Inland Northwest. Hot days but low humidity. The water temperature in many of the region’s 50-plus lakes is bathtub warm. Flowers bloom in our parks. Sunlight …


Police, firefighters battle for a cause

The police will take on the firefighters on the ice Saturday at a “Guns and Hoses” hockey game. Proceeds will benefit the family of Spokane firefighter John Knighten, who was …


Police, firefighters battle for a cause

The police will take on the firefighters on the ice Saturday at a “Guns and Hoses” hockey game. Proceeds will benefit the family of Spokane firefighter John Knighten, who was …


Months after rescuing family from fire, man loses his fight

For five months, Dave Apperson left his landscaping job early every Friday and drove to Harborview Medical Center to see his son. For five months, Jessica Hammond was terrified to …


Boston suspect’s father says he’s a ’true angel’

MAKHACHKALA, Russia — In an anguished interview, the father of the suspects in the Boston Marathon bombing described his fugitive son as a smart and accomplished “angel.” Anzor Tsarnaev spoke …


Religion Notes: Church offers free family fun night

Central United Methodist Church, 518 W. Third Ave., will present a family fun night at 6 p.m. Saturday. The evening will feature games, refreshments, a silent auction and karaoke. The …


Family fight leads to stabbing, attempted murder arrest

A man stabbed his brother in an argument over family property Tuesday night in Spokane Valley, police said today.


Teen stole from grandfather after finding him dead, police say

Police say a Spokane man had an unusual reaction to his grandfather’s death: grand theft. Anthony S. Jungen, 19, was ordered held Tuesday at the Spokane County Jail in lieu …