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UPDATED: Mon., June 17, 2019, 10:12 a.m.

Dad’s Day Dash gives families a race to bond, exercise

The seventh annual Dad’s Day Dash brought out the runners – and walkers – for a chance to bond with family and exercise at Manito Park on Sunday.


Alan Liere: My Small World

“The older I get, the smaller my world becomes.” My father said that, but though I


Kathleen Parker: The gift of laughter and a father’s legacy

My father died with a smile on his face. But, of course, he would. A few days earlier, as his wife, my sister and I gathered around his bed in …


UPDATED: Sun., June 16, 2019, 2:57 a.m.

Happy Father’s Day: For three Spokane Valley dads, today’s date has taken on a special meaning

Allen White, a Spokane Valley resident whose mother is Korean, is celebrating his first Father’s Day as a dad, and two other Spokane Valley fathers, Chris Renggli and Eric Foster, …


UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 4, 2019, 7:01 a.m.

100 years ago in Spokane: Wobblies’ new path alarms newspaper

The city’s Wobblies combined with the “bolshevist elements of the socialists” to create a new radical organization to be called the League for Democracy at Home. The Spokane Daily Chronicle …


UPDATED: Sun., June 17, 2018, 9:58 p.m.

Rob Curley: It doesn’t get any better than playing catch on Father’s Day

Watching families play catch after Sunday afternoon Spokane Indians games is where happiness and baseball collides.


How co-parenting moms help their kids celebrate dad on Father’s Day

One challenge of co-parenting is figuring out the holidays, especially the ones like Father’s Day, when you’re supposed to celebrate the other parent.


Everything is Copy: Fatherhood is every day

Good men, good fathers, know that even if that can’t silence that ugly inner voice, they can choose not to parrot it. They love their children with generosity and forgiveness, …


Shawn Vestal: Being a parent is all of the above

On Father’s Day, between greeting cards and platitudes, let’s acknowledge the complicated fact that part of what makes parenting so fulfilling is that it’s difficult.


Paul Turner: Questions for my father

Father’s Day doesn’t lose its significance just because your own father is gone.


UPDATED: Sun., June 17, 2018, 12:28 p.m.

Through three generations, a love of cars is passed down father to son

A Spokane family has passed their love of vintage car culture from father to sons.


UPDATED: Sat., June 16, 2018, 12:24 p.m.

Sue Lani Madsen: No more newsboys

No more newsboys. Those intrepid boys (and sometimes girls) who delivered newspapers by bicycle and on foot in the early hours before school have disappeared.


100 years ago in Spokane: Sonora Smart Dodd backs plan to merge Mother’s Day and Father’s Day

A plan was underway to merge Mother’s Day and Father’s Day into one single day — Mother and Father’s Day — and Sonora Smart Dodd was all in favor of …


Dodd House sold in just four days

A hot real estate market combined with historic provenance allowed the landmark Dodd House to sell in four days


Matt Liere: Father’s Day all about teaching – and learning

This past Father’s Day, I had the rare opportunity to teach my kids something they didn’t already know, or at least profess to know.


UPDATED: Mon., June 19, 2017, 9:18 p.m.

Man accused of beating 5-year-old son at Father’s Day party, threatening cop

A Father’s Day party in Spokane’s Chief Garry Park neighborhood turned ugly when a 37-year-old man started beating and cursing at his 5-year-old son and then drunkenly threatened to break …


UPDATED: Sun., June 18, 2017, 11:01 p.m.

Rob Curley: Baseball, ‘Star Wars’ go glove in hand

Sunday was “Luke, I Am Your Father’s Day” at Avista Stadium.


Reports swirl about Beyonce’s twins, but no confirmation yet

Are Beyonce and Jay Z parents again?


It started here: Sonora Dodd, the Spokane mother of Father’s Day

On Mother’s Day in 1909, 28-year-old Sonora Smart Dodd sat in a Spokane church, turning a question over in her mind as the preacher spoke in glowing terms of the …


UPDATED: Sun., June 18, 2017, 10:09 p.m.

Dean Davis: Finding My Father

At 16, Spokane photographer Dean Davis learned his biological father was not the man who raised him. The revelation led Davis on a 35-year quest to find his real father. …


Trump goes from regal to rustic this weekend at Camp David

President Donald Trump chose simple over swanky this Father’s Day weekend.


Knitting Factory celebrates Father’s Day with Daddy Daughter Dance

To celebrate Spokane’s history with Father’s Day and the relationship between daughters and their male role models, the Knitting Factory will host its first Daddy Daughter Dance on Saturday.


Opinions from past provide perspective

Looking Back reviews opinions published in The Spokesman-Review during this week in history. Flag Day, June 14, 1954


UPDATED: Sat., June 3, 2017, 9:35 p.m.

Young men seek barbecue dad in Spokane for Father’s Day weekend

A group of men in their 20s in Spokane has posted a Craigslist ad seeking a generic dad to grill burgers and hotdogs for a gathering set for the Saturday …


Heidi Stevens: Old films offer lesson on fatherhood

The way we used to portray men and women relating to one another feels so, well, unrelatable to my kids. (And to me now, thank goodness.)


A little reminder: Father’s Day owes origin to Spokane’s Sonora Dodd

Today is the 104th observation of the national holiday, Father’s Day. It was Sonora Dodd, of Spokane, who worked to set aside the day as a celebration of fatherhood. A …


One dish rules after backyard salmon grill-off

The timing seemed just about perfect last week for a Salmon Grill-Off in our backyard. For one thing, Copper River salmon (and other equally fine Alaska salmon) were showing up …


Gift suggestions for dad’s special day

Father’s Day – next Sunday, in case you forgot – is an annual chance to give Dad some great outdoors gear. As a father myself (and a gear freak), I …


Landers: No end to worries over adventurous daughters

I’ve finally become “the old man” my father was to me. The reality struck Tuesday during the 8-hour journey back to Spokane from the San Juan Islands.


Landers: No end to worries over adventurous daughters

I’ve finally become “the old man” my father was to me. The reality struck Tuesday during the 8-hour journey back to Spokane from the San Juan Islands.