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Robert J. Samuelson: U.S. political system a work in progress

WASHINGTON – I am reading historian Gordon Wood’s splendid “Empire of Liberty: A History of the Early Republic, 1789-1815.” It is an ideal companion for this July Fourth weekend because …


Four generations gather to raise flags to honor WWII vet

For 95-year-old Jerry Weed, the flag of the 82nd Airborne Division was right where it belonged on the Fourth of July – overlooking his son’s neighborhood, waving along with the …


Quiz will help you brush up on your U.S. patriotism

So, you think you’re a good patriot. The flag pin on your lapel says “Made in America.” You sing “The Star Spangled Banner” before baseball games without looking at the …


Jim Kershner’s this day in history

From our archives, 100 years ago Drenching rain put a damper on the Fourth of July celebrations. Even the big fireworks display at Natatorium Park was canceled.


Liberty Lake to host July Fourth events

It would be difficult to find a place more appropriate to celebrate our nation’s independence than a lake named Liberty. The Friends of Pavillion Park in Liberty Lake will present …


Jim Kershner’s this day in history

From our archives, 100 years ago The Rev. J. Neilson Barry, of Spokane, tried to warn parents about the menaces of the annual injury festival called the Fourth of July.


Granitas are an easy, grown-up variation on snow cones

As cool as ice cream but lighter and more refreshing, granitas are quite possibly the perfect summertime treat. While they aren’t as dense or as heavy as ice cream, they …


July 5th show

Sometimes, even America gets a belated birthday greeting. That was the case in Republic, Wash., where the Chamber of Commerce had to postpone the town’s annual Fourth of July fireworks …


Floating Fourth

The horde of floating craft looked like a cross between “Waterworld” and a Macy’s parade. As they have for decades, boaters on Loon Lake decked out their watercraft in stars …


Loon Lake celebrates Fourth with boat parade

The horde of floating craft looked like a cross between “Waterworld” and a Macy’s parade. As they have for decades, boaters on Loon Lake decked out their watercraft in stars …


Test your patriotic knowledge this Fourth

So you think you’re a good patriot. You wear a flag pin on your pajamas, know that the last two words to “The Star Spangled Banner” are not “Play ball,” …


Doug Clark: Test how your idea of Fourth of July fun adds up

Happy Fourth of July! It’s the day we celebrate the signing of the Declaration of Independence by those mythical forefathers.


Fourth of July activities

Riverfront Park, Spokane – Features the Larry H. Miller Fireworks at 10 p.m., Steven King, Spokane Taiko Drums, Numerica Children’s Area featuring face painting, inflatables and magician Dick Frost, and …


Coeur d’Alene Fourth of July road closures take effect tomorrow morning

If you’re heading into Coeur d’Alene for Fourth of July celebrations, be aware of the following street closures for the parade and fireworks.


Celebrate America’s birthday with free fireworks and music

Fireworks, barbecues and parades are making their way to the Inland Northwest for Fourth of July celebrations. Since it’s illegal to shoot off any kind of fireworks across much of …


Getting There: Fewer folks hitting road for holiday

The sluggish economy is being blamed for holding down the expected number of travelers during the July Fourth holiday period, according to AAA. An estimated 40.8 million Americans will journey …


Celebrate July Fourth at Greenacres Park

The North Greenacres neighborhood is rolling out the red carpet again with their second annual Fourth of July celebration Thursday in Greenacres Park. The event is somewhat scaled back from …


Tri-County outlasts senior Legion field

By the time the final two teams reached the Spokane/Coeur d’Alene Wood Bat Classic senior American Legion championship game Saturday afternoon at Avista Stadium, they’d reached the bottom of their …


Clouds clear for star-spangled day

The sun shone and the clouds went away as Inland Northwest residents flocked to local Fourth of July celebrations in Coeur d’Alene, Liberty Lake and Spokane on Wednesday. By midafternoon, …


Start the celebration with a history refresher

Test your Yankee Doodle IQ with our Fourth of July quiz. 1. What year did the American colonies declare independence from Great Britain?


Red, white and divine holiday treats

Don’t let the middle-of-the-week holiday stop you from pulling together a quick, patriotic dessert for your Fourth of July festivities. Here are four festive recipes that can be made today …


Safe and sane

The morning after Fourth of July in Deer Park – one of few spots in Spokane County that still allows personal fireworks – is a “pretty impressive sight,” said Michael …


Fourth of July events

Monday Military Honors Tribute to Revolutionary War Patriots – Presented by the Daughters of the American Revolution and Sons of the American Revolution along with the Washington National Guard Honor …


Celebrate Fourth of July at new Greenacres Park

The Greenacres neighborhood will be hosting a Fourth of July celebration in the new Greenacres Park at 1311 N. Long Road all day Wednesday. The day begins with a children’s …


A Festive Fourth

The Fourth of July Festival in Riverfront Park is like a big Spokane family reunion. It’s a little loud and sweaty, featuring people of all ages and ethnicities. It’s full …


Spokane celebrates the Fourth

The Independence Day Festival in Riverfront Park is like a big Spokane family reunion. It’s a little loud and sweaty featuring people of all ages and ethnicities. It’s full of …


Test your July 4 IQ

Here’s a chance to test your patriotic knowledge and warm up for July Fourth festivities. For a more challenging, interactive test and a chance to win lunch for two, take …


Independence Day events

Spokane Singing Nuns – Here’s a chance to sing with the Singing Nuns. Enjoy dessert and watch the fireworks over the city. Bring chairs and flashlights. Great music, goodies and …


For generations, people have flocked to lakes to celebrate the Fourth

Francis N. LaVell of Spokane dressed up for his lake excursions in the early decades of the 20th century, as his family photographs show. He fished in vest and tie …


Holiday events in the area

Riverfront Park parade, fireworks – Parade in park near the SkyRide at 1 p.m. will showcase local military heroes aboard Spokane Falls Northern Railway. Music, roving performers, food vendors, adult …