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100 years ago in Vantage, Washington: Wait continues for stranded motorists

A watered-down firecracker ordinance “won’t spoil Fourth fun,” said a Spokane Daily Chronicle headline.


UPDATED: Wed., July 31, 2019, 9:49 a.m.

Shawn Vestal: ‘Who, me?’ racist taints Coeur d’Alene’s Fourth of July celebration

Jim Valentine’s defense of the racist imagery he paraded through Coeur d’Alene’s Fourth of July celebration embodies the representative species of our racist moment – the “Who, me?” racist; the …


UPDATED: Thu., July 11, 2019, 8:38 p.m.

Coeur d’Alene police name 8 officers involved in Fourth of July shooting response

The department identified the officers as Justin Bangs, Jacob Brazle, Kyle Cannon, Matthew Edward, Ryan Germain, Nathan Herbig, Jacob Proctor and Casey Ziegler.


Witnesses: Second suspect carried pistol amid Coeur d’Alene shooting panic

Witnesses said a second man was armed with a pistol as he ran from Coeur d’Alene police officers in the chaos that followed two shooting incidents at a Fourth of …


UPDATED: Mon., July 8, 2019, 10:54 p.m.

Coeur d’Alene police tight-lipped about 18-year-old’s medical condition after officer-involved shooting

Police officials on Monday refused to disclose the medical condition of Tyler Rambo, the 18-year-old who was shot by Coeur d’Alene officers after allegedly firing a gun in a crowd …


UPDATED: Fri., July 5, 2019, 5:47 p.m.

Crash near Coeur d’Alene on Fourth of July sends Post Falls man named ‘Merica’ to hospital

A collision between two drivers southwest of Coeur d’Alene blocked traffic on U.S. Highway 95 for an hour-and-a-half Thursday night, police said.


UPDATED: Fri., July 5, 2019, 8:59 a.m.

Trump: America’s story is ‘the greatest political journey’

President Donald Trump celebrated the story of America as “the greatest political journey in human history” in a Fourth of July commemoration before a soggy but cheering crowd of spectators, …


Petula Dvorak: Welcome to the family, new Americans

The 51 new Americans sworn in on July 4 came to a country that, for them, transcends presidents and personalities, political fighting and partisanship.


UPDATED: Thu., July 4, 2019, 10:51 p.m.

Unique July Fourth celebration marks 57th year of speeches and stirring the pot in Spokane

The 57th “Freedom at the Arboretum” picnic drew a diverse group of Fourth of July celebrants who spoke their minds.


UPDATED: Thu., July 4, 2019, 9:12 p.m.

Parades, parties, pomp and circumstance fill Fourth of July

The national holiday to mark America’s birth as a country was filled with parades, concerts, competitive eating and of course, fireworks.


UPDATED: Thu., July 4, 2019, 11:45 p.m.

Clinkerdagger’s 45th anniversary specials; U-Pick Lavender Festival; and Stella’s is returning

Families who dine in at Applebee’s may receive as many as two complimentary kids’ meals with the purchase of one adult entrée. Children ages 12 and younger choose among entrees …


UPDATED: Thu., July 4, 2019, 3:51 p.m.

Hey, patriot, take our annual Independence Day trivia quiz

So you consider yourself a true American patriot, a Yankee Doodle Dandy? Then we’ve got a quiz for you.


100 years ago in Spokane: Giant Independence Day parade had an international flavor

Spokane’s giant Victory and Independence Day parade through downtown had an international flavor.


UPDATED: Thu., July 4, 2019, 3:35 p.m.

80-degree high and cloudy skies on Fourth of July

We’ll have an 80-degree high and a cloudy sky on the Fourth of July.


UPDATED: Wed., July 3, 2019, 10 p.m.

Advice for July 4: Let your summer cookouts sizzle, not spoil

While you’re celebrating with fireworks, camping and park concerts, be aware it’s also a time when illness-causing bacteria can sneak into this season’s food to spoil all the fun. The …


UPDATED: Wed., July 3, 2019, 11:14 a.m.

Military hardware at Lincoln Memorial for Trump’s big July 4

The military hardware is moving into place. So are the protesters. And, ever the showman, President Donald Trump is promising the “show of a lifetime” on the National Mall for …


100 years ago in Spokane: Demand strong for giant, dangerous fireworks

Sales of firecrackers, Roman candles, pinwheels and rockets were strong in Spokane — and one fireworks retailer said that even these were considered too tame by some purchasers.


UPDATED: Tue., July 2, 2019, 10:16 p.m.

Rules for the Fourth of July haven’t changed: fireworks banned in Spokane city limits, most of the county

Fireworks are banned in most of Spokane County, including Spokane, Spokane Valley, Cheney, Liberty Lake and all unincorporated areas.


Trump asks for military tanks on the Mall as part of grandiose July Fourth event

National Park Service acting director P. Daniel Smith faces plenty of looming priorities this summer, from an $11 billion backlog in maintenance needs to natural disasters like the recent wildfire …


Bursting with fun: Fourth of July celebrations across the Inland Northwest

No matter how you hope to ring in the Fourth of July, and no matter where you live, there’s a celebration for you.


100 Years Ago Today: Railway inspector injured in derailment in Northport; Spokane agrees dynamite Fourth of July

E.H. Lewis made a critical mistake after crossing a railroad bridge with his car.


Trump to honor US military during Fourth of July address

President Donald Trump’s participation in the nation’s annual Fourth of July celebration will include a Trump speech honoring America’s armed forces, along with music, military demonstrations and flyovers, the administration …


Confusion abounds as Trump’s July 4 plans remain a mystery

With three weeks to go, exactly what’s going to happen in Washington on the Fourth of July remains a subject of intense confusion because of President Donald Trump plans to …


UPDATED: Thu., May 30, 2019, 1:43 p.m.

100 years ago in Spokane: Witnesses back up landlady who shot and killed drunken man who brandished club. But she remained in jail.

Henry E. Haley succumbed to a gunshot wound he received two days earlier at the Thorslund hotel, 226 W. Riverside Ave.


Instead of fireworks, many Spokane recreationists celebrated the Fourth of July basking in nature’s beauty

Many Spokane recreationists beat the crowds and noise of the Fourth of July by heading into the wilderness.


Weathercatch: No rain on our Fourth of July parade

Is there a single day when the weather is more important than on July 4?


UPDATED: Wed., July 4, 2018, 8:28 p.m.

Red white and blue on the march in Coeur d’Alene America the Beautiful parade

Spectators stood solemnly, removed hats and applauded as the first of many military and veteran groups kicked off the 2018 America the Beautiful parade.


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.


Trump hails ‘American heroes’ who helped U.S. win independence

President Donald Trump wished America a happy Fourth of July holiday Wednesday and reserved special praise for the “American heroes” whose sacrifice he said helped the nation win her independence …


A bit of July Fourth trivia for all you Yankee Doodle Dandies

Spin Control offers its annual Fourth of July Trivia quiz.